Colorado Springs voters will choose between two candidates for mayor (Gazette), and there’s an online forum tonight (KOAA). Area attractions brace for the impact of gas prices on the tourism season (Gazette). D-11 and teachers reach a tentative contract (Gazette). The Gazette takes a look at outgoing Colorado College President Dick Celeste’s tenure at the school, and looks forward to what’s next. Final contracts on the SDS pipeline are in place (Gazette).

The Pueblo Police Department’s specialty force comes under scrutiny (Chieftain). Council takes up the issue of illegal dumping (Chieftain).

Las Animas County looks to upgrade wireless communications equipment due to new regulations (Trinidad Times-Independent). Health care costs at the Las Animas County jail drop after a contract with a new provider (Times-Independent).

“American Cowboy” names Canon City one of the best places in the west to live (Canon City Daily Record).

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