In Colorado Springs, mayoral candidates make a final effort for votes (KKTV). The Colorado Springs Independent checks in with the city’s new council members. The paper also brings an account of what soldiers from Fort Carson are doing in Afghanistan (CSIndy). Local job numbers remain unfavorable, despite a report that shows hiring is on the rise nationally (KXRM). A D-49 charter school will close (Gazette). A D-11 Montessori school seeks to add 6th grade (Gazette). A Colorado Springs police officer is arrested under suspicion of child pornography (Gazette, KXRM, KRDO, KOAA, KKTV, Denver Post). Plans have changed for a bridge replacement plan at Cheyenne Canon Park (Gazette). The Old Colorado City Historical Society obtains an original map of the area (Gazette). One family’s home-buying experience becomes a lesson in methamphetamine contamination laws (Gazette).

In Pueblo, residents are being notified over a parolee who’s classified as a sexually violent predator (KRDO). Operators of an area landfill defend their policies (Chieftain). The Fremont Heritage Commission to grow to nine members (Canon City Daily Record). An architect presents a rendering of the Canon City library renovations to the Public Works committee (Canon City Daily Record). In Custer County, school board officials talk budget cuts (Wet Mountain Tribune). The Custer County sheriff reports offenses have dropped (Wet Mountain Tribune).

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