In Colorado Springs, inactive voters still have a chance to pick up a ballot for tomorrow’s mayoral runoff election (Gazette). Area leaders who went on an economic development trip to Oklahoma City come back brimming with ideas (Gazette). The city’s engineer leaves job for one in Arizona (Gazette). Warrior Games kick off today (KRDO). Memorial Park hosted a memorial service for homeless veterans (Gazette). Area K9 units fare well in annual testing (Gazette). Air Force Academy graduation tickets are available today (KOAA, KKTV, KRDO, Gazette). Memorial Hospital officials say uncertainty about the health system’s future has led to a drop in patients (Colorado Springs Business Journal*). Colorado Springs Philharmonic shows stronger finances, but still a way to go (CSBJ*).

The Pueblo Chieftain looks back 40 years ago with the Catholic Diocese in the city closed all its schools. Results of research looking at the Arkansas Valley Super Ditch project and a proposal to allow land to fallow will be released Wednesday (Chieftain). Otero Junior College is set to begin its new Soil and Crop Science program, and has extended its scholarship deadline (LaJunta Tribune-Democrat).

In Trinidad, a new building code proposal is causing concern (Trinidad Times-Independent). Las Animas County plans to return the airport to profitability (Trinidad Times-Independent).

Canon City‘s District 4 race gets a candidate (Canon City Daily News). Florence cuts the ribbon on a community-wide arts project (Canon City Daily Record).

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