41 school districts in Colorado want to take part in a pilot program for evaluating new teachers and administrators (Denver Post). Colorado’s Senators say budget talks mean a stall on everything else (Denver Post). The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded Colorado over $12 million for improvements to public housing (Denver Business Journal).

In Colorado Springs, a rally at city hall focuses on calls to condemn a recent attack that’s being characterized as a hate crime (Gazette). Public relations firm Vladimir Jones waives a fee for oversight of a mural depicting the city as home to the USOC (Gazette). Colorado Springs ranks in the bottom of “clean economy” cities (Gazette). Falcon D-49 bus shop supervisor has been arrested on suspicion of theft (Gazette). Rain doesn’t keep spectators away from the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Parade (Gazette).

In Pueblo, an effort for a ballot question aims for representation regarding urban renewal (Chieftain). Fire restrictions could be lifted if the rain continues in Pueblo County (Chieftain). Pueblo’s recent fireworks show along the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo raise questions about the future of grassy open spaces currently for sale there (Chieftain). Bessamer marks its 125th Anniversary this weekend (Chieftain).

The Fremont County Airport prepares for helicopter tests (Canon City Daily Record).

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