A commission redrawing the state’s legislative lines is expected to vote on preliminary maps today (Denver Post). Colorado ranks 6th in the country for suicide rates (Chieftain). The BLM schedules a meeting to discuss the Army’s use of Pinon Canyon land (Chieftain).

El Paso County Commissioners look back at the past six months (Gazette). In Colorado Springs, Mayor Steve Bach considers higher pension contributions for public safety employees (Gazette). Second-hand stores see greater activity (Colorado Springs Business Journal*). A teacher at Air Academy High School has been killed by lightening (Gazette). The Gazette reports on the frequency of employees looking at medical records. Thousands head to Acacia Park for the gay pride festival (KXRM).

In Pueblo, city council is set to talk about the future of open space along the city’s riverwalk (Chieftain). The police department’s SWAT team downsizes (Chieftain).

The Trinidad School District faces tough budgeting issues (Trinidad Times-Independent). Trinidad City Council explores a switch to LED lighting (Trinidad Times-Independent).

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