Colorado officials seek more clarity in handling rape cases (Denver Post). The Denver Post reports on a ‘culture war’ online between gay-rights advocates and faith based non-profit organizations, like Focus on the Family.

In Colorado Springs, D-11 students get a new lunch menu that focuses on natural and local foods (Gazette). Dead trees along the Pikes Peak Highway are due to the highway itself (KOAA). City officials organize a pet evacuation team (KXRM). Goodwill Industries is offering a new CNA program regionally (KXRM). The city’s new economic vitality position focuses on the health of the local economy, rather than development of it (Colorado Springs Business Journal*). The Business Journal takes a look at what the USA Pro Cycling Challenge may mean for area bike shops*. The Air Force Academy continues to face questions of religious bias (Colorado Springs Independent). The Independent takes a look at the city’s deferred retirement option plan (DROP) for police and fire officials.

In Pueblo, D-70 saves nearly $1 million in the refinancing of its bonds (Chieftain). A celebration will mark the start of construction on the Southern Delivery System (Gazette). The Pueblo Board of Water Works joins other Front Range communities in examining the potential of Colorado River water (Chieftain).

Highway 10 in Otero County remains closed (LaJunta Tribune-Democrat). Health officials say residents of Otero and Crowley Counties should take precautions against West Nile Virus (LaJunta Tribune-Democrat).

In Canon City, council hears plans regarding downtown development (Canon City Daily Record). Black Hills Energy seeks a rate increase (Canon City Daily Record). Lincoln Elementary gets new technology for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades, thanks to an innovation grant (Canon City Daily Record). In Florence, council there approves permits for more drilling (Canon City Daily Record).

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