Colorado lawmakers deal with a rash of family deaths during the legislative session (Denver Post). KOAA takes a look at who pays when firefighters face another city’s fire. KRDO reports on a payday loan scam.

It’s election day in Colorado Springs, and candidates make a last effort for votes (Gazette). Area schools say they’re ready for children of soldiers in Ft. Carson’s new aviation brigade (Gazette). The El Paso County Sheriff looks to make big purchases (KOAA).

A coal-fired electric plant near Pueblo shuts down for repairs (KOAA). Lakes in City Parks will soon have water again (Chieftain).

Fremont County and Holcim cement factory have reached an agreement over property taxes, one that’s prompting school officials to look at a tax hike to make up for lost property tax revenues (KOAA). St. Thomas More Hospital in Canon City ran a test of emergency response, simulating a transferred inmate with a firearm (Canon City Daily Record).

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