Colorado lawmakers react to President Obama’s announcement regarding the killing of Osama bin Laden (KKTV). Fort Carson soldiers fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan will likely not see any short term changes (Gazette). Fort Carson and the Air Force Academy are on a heightened alert status after the news (KOAA), but there’s no specific threat (KKTV). Pueblo area veterans respond to the news (Chieftain).

Proposed improvements to an intersection in Black Forest is generating controversy (Gazette). Pikes Peak Community College launches a program for airport screeners (Gazette). Manitou Springs water main break caused by an old pipe (KOAA, KXRM).

In Trinidad, the plans for the opening of the clubhouse move up (Times-Independent), the ambulance district is financially ok (Times-Independent), and the Trinidad School District takes another step toward establishing an online school (Times-Independent) while also faced with budget cuts (Times-Independent).

Fewer Colorado women are getting mammograms since new guidelines were released (Denver Post). Colorado’s spring winds are stronger, more persistent this season (Denver Post). Denver hosts the 2011 Great Western Alpaca Show (Denver Post).

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