The State Fair is on track for record attendance (KRDO). The Santa Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway-Mountain Branch receives a federal grant (LaJunta Tribune-Democrat). Monday is the end of the public comment period for the proposed Over the River project (Canon City Daily Record).

In Colorado Springs, school officials in D-12 and D-49 plan to put tax initiatives on November’s ballot (Gazette). The city’s attorney resigns (Colorado Springs Business Journal), and the search is on for a replacement (Gazette). So-called hybrid stop lights are still causing confusion (KXRM). The city has seen record-breaking heat this summer (KOAA). More solar energy could be coming to town (KXRM). A company offering insurance against falling home prices looks to enter the Colorado Springs market (CSBJ*).

In Pueblo, residents could see an energy rate increase (Pueblo Chieftain, KOAA). Two counterfeit $100 bills were used in Pueblo stores over the weekend, but counterfeit bills have shown up all summer in the city (KKTV). City Council faces pressure to involve others in tax talks (Chieftain). Local Pueblo school boards will see contested races in November (Chieftain).

Last year’s anonymous buyer of Buckskin Joe’s near Canon City is revealed as billionaire William Koch (Gazette).

In New Mexico, the state’s racing commission extended the deadline for horse-racing license applications, which continues to draw interest from Raton (Raton Range).

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May 29, 2015 | NPR · The State Department removed Havana from the list following a thawing of relations with the United States.
 

FIFA TV/YouTube
May 29, 2015 | NPR · The “handshake for peace” was perhaps the only thing that could compete with accusations of corruption and bribery that have dominated the international gathering of soccer’s governing body.
 

EPA/Landov
May 29, 2015 | NPR · At least four people, including a suspected suicide bomber, were killed in the attack on the Shiite mosque in the kingdom’s Eastern Province.
 

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Disney
May 29, 2015 | NPR · On this week’s show, we tackle Tomorrowland and consider pop culture looks at both the future and the past. And as always, we chat about what’s making us happy this week.
 

HBO
May 29, 2015 | NPR · Oyelowo, who won accolades in 2014 for Selma, here works alone on camera in a dramatic film about a man coming undone in his mother’s house.
 

AMC
May 29, 2015 | NPR · Mackenzie Davis, lead actress in the AMC show, says she’s more interested in the story of an underdog woman than of a “damaged, white, middle-class male figuring out his dreams.”
 

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May 29, 2015 | NPR · A spellbinding dance track that’s heavy (as you might have guessed) on the bouzouki.
 

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Mountain Stage
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