Officials worry about flooding after a record snowpack (Denver Post). A state water committee looks at taking a more direct role (Pueblo Chieftain).

In Colorado Springs, a specialist has determined the death of a Palmer athlete was due to a head injury (Gazette). A C-130 with engine trouble lands safely at the Colorado Springs Airport (Gazette). The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo takes on an expansion for elephants, rhinos, and lions (Gazette). D-12 plans to seek a mill levy override to help cope with budget cuts (Gazette). TOPS unveils plans for a park in northeastern Colorado Springs (Gazette). The Colorado Springs Airport plans a mass casualty exercise today (KOAA, KKTV). Reservists from Peterson Air Force Base undergo MAFFS training for fighting wildfires (KKTV). Penrose-St. Francis receives top rating for women’s service (Colorado Springs Business Journal). Some city management positions remain in limbo until a strong-mayor takes office (Colorado Springs Independent).

City and county leaders take a trip to Oklahoma City geared toward lessons of economic development (Gazette, KRDO). The Gazette takes a look at the breakdown of the new proposal from Democrats on congressional redistricting, and how it affects El Paso County. The Independent also looks at the redistricting process.

In Pueblo, residents are on the lookout for a kidnapper (KRDO, KXRM). The Pueblo Chemical Depot held an emergency training session yesterday (Chieftain, KKTV). November’s race for an At-Large council member gains an entrant (Chieftain). The Chieftain looks at the Democrats’ latest congressional redistricting plan in relation to southern Colorado.

La Junta residents take part in Health4Haiti (La Junta Tribune-Democrat). A fire near Wetmore continues to burn (Wet Mountain Tribune). The Bureau of Land Management nears release of its environmental impact statement on the proposed Over the River project (Canon City Daily Record).

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