Wildfires continue to burn in Southern Colorado:

• I-25 remains closed near Raton (Colorado Springs Gazette, KOAA, KRDO, KKTV);

• the Duckett fire in Custer County crosses into Fremont and forces evacuations (Canon City Daily Record, KRDO, KKTV, Gazette, KXRM);

• residents who evacuated last week because of a fire in Teller County were allowed to return home on Friday (Colorado Springs Gazette).

The Pueblo Chieftain also reports on the fires.



Colorado’s economy grew slower than most states last year (Denver Business Journal). A 30-year trend of snowpack in the Rocky Mountains indicate lighter snowpack and earlier melts (Colorado Springs Gazette).

In El Paso County, commercial foreclosures have slowed, but their costs have risen (Colorado Springs Business Journal*). Runaway cows slowed the morning’s commute (Colorado Springs Gazette).

In Colorado Springs, city leaders talk about updating Fountain Creek (Colorado Springs Business Journal*). Acacia Park falls prey to knitters (Colorado Springs Gazette). (KRCC was recently knit-bombed!).

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