A survey says most aging drivers in Colorado support mandatory testing to renew licenses (Denver Post).

El Paso County’s attorney wants to help oppose the lawsuit against TABOR (Gazette). County health inspectors order a restaurant to get pest control (Gazette).
In Colorado Springs, the Independent takes a look at the state of city parks, and what recent incentives approved by council mean for data centers. Pikes Peak Community College names its new president (Gazette). The Air Force Academy has held its graduation (Gazette, KXRM).

In Pueblo County, the sheriff’s office won’t resist the controversial ‘Secure Communities’ program (Chieftain). Health officials continue to search for the source of a hazardous contaminant that affected nearly 20 people (Chieftain). A top-ranking police officer in Pueblo has been suspended for violating a department policy (Chieftain).

Fort Lyon Prison was the focus of talks in Washington DC (LaJunta Tribune-Democrat). Fremont County Commissioners approve a permit for a dirt bike and ATV area (Canon City Daily Record).

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