Eleven rural post offices in Colorado face possible closure (Denver Post). Rep. Scott Tipton, a Republican from Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, is among those who talked with President Obama about the debt ceiling and spending cuts (Chieftain).

In Colorado Springs, a mental health center that serves low income and underinsured patients gets an expansion (Gazette). Restrooms and trash cans return to city parks (KOAA). Memorial Hospital’s emergency department conducts monthly trauma exercises (KOAA, KXRM). A nationwide check scam shows up in Colorado Springs (KRDO). COPPeR takes part in a new arts impact study (Colorado Springs Business Journal). A former warehouse faces a long road to survival (Gazette). Former President Bush aide Karl Rove addresses El Paso County Republicans (Gazette).

In Pueblo, a proposed ordinance aims to fix a hole in the city code (Chieftain). Renovations to Memorial Hall are set to start next year (Chieftain).

Senator Michael Bennet (CO-D) discusses the possibility that the Department of Veterans Affairs could take over the Fort Lyon prison slated for closure (Chieftain).

Otero County leaders talk economic development (LaJunta Tribune Democrat). Custer County High School graduates are awarded more than $1.3 million in scholarships (Wet Mountain Tribune).

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