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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News

October 25, 2014 | NPR · Ballot measures cover a lot of ground this year — from minimum wage to school calendars to one involving doughnuts and bear hunting. NPR’s Charlie Mahtesian takes NPR’s Scott Simon through the list.
 

October 25, 2014 | NPR · Among more extreme Islamists, sympathies for the so-called Islamic State are growing — especially in Egypt, where some Islamists are being arrested and accused of terrorism by the police.
 

October 25, 2014 | NPR · New York and New Jersey will require a 21-day quarantine for those who had contact with Ebola victims in West Africa. Some worry the rules could discourage health workers from volunteering.
 

Arts & Life

October 25, 2014 | NPR · Shawn Levy’s brick-sized new biography of screen legend Robert De Niro was produced without cooperation from the actor — but Levy says that just forced him to do better research.
 

Overlook
October 25, 2014 | NPR · Edward Carey’s illustrated young adult novel about the keepers of mystical trash heaps (yes, you read that right) in an alternate Victorian London combines thrills with intelligence and compassion.
 

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October 25, 2014 | NPR · Around the world, new gin distilleries are popping up like mushrooms after a rain. NPR traces the boom to its historic roots in London, which once had 250 distilleries within the city limits alone.
 

Music

October 25, 2014 | NPR · Composer John Mauceri’s latest album is filled with renditions of the most-chilling music from Alfred Hitchcock’s films. He talks with NPR’s Scott Simon.
 

October 25, 2014 | NPR · The oratorio is a time-honored way for classical composers to tell a big story. Composer Ted Hearne thinks so too. His new oratorio, The Source, takes on the story of Chelsea Manning and WikiLeaks.
 

Courtesy of the artist
October 25, 2014 | NPR · NPR’s Scott Simon speaks with Pat Benatar and her husband Neil Giraldo about their 35 years as a music-business power couple.
 

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