The state stops firefighter testing over allegations of cheating (Gazette). A state report advises creating a task force to look at plans for a water pipeline from Wyoming to the Front Range (Chieftain). Wet weather heads to the Front Range (Denver Post). The Colorado Wildlife Commission opposes Christo’s “Over the River” art project (Denver Post).

Peak Vista expands health care in Colorado Springs (KKTV). D-49 releases details on its bus service for the 2011-12 school year (KXRM). The Human Trafficking Task Force of Southern Colorado seeks to aid in a crackdown in the Pikes Peak Region (KRDO). New housing at Fort Carson helps families (Gazette). Tension rises between city and county officials over Stormwater Enterprise (KOAA). The Gazette profiles a Fort Carson soldier who has died in Afghanistan.

The East Otero School Board makes budget cuts (LaJunta Tribune-Democrat). A grant helps bring nursing courses to Otero Junior College (LaJunta Tribune-Democrat). The Canon City School Board approves the elimination of a position (Canon City Daily Record).

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