Fire danger remains high in Southern Colorado (Chieftain). El Paso County is placed under a fire ban (Gazette).

In Colorado Springs, the vote count is set to resume this morning, with 9,000-10,000 ballots still to count. Unofficial and incomplete counts show Richard Skorman and Steve Bach headed for the mayoral run-off. Jan Martin leads the Council At-Large race, with 11% of the vote. In the 2nd District Council race, Angela Dougan has garnered 40% of the vote, and in the 3rd District race, there’s no clear winner with less than 150 votes separating Lisa Czelatdko from Michael Merrifield. Both issue 1A and 1B appear to be passing, though 1A is a much tighter contest, with 53% of voters saying yes (KRCC).

The original King’s Chef owner passes away (Gazette). At Fort Carson, families of soldiers preparing to deploy get ‘training’ (Gazette).

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