Colorado’s senators say they’re unhappy with the debt ceiling deal, but voted to support it (Denver Post, Pueblo Chieftain). Major education groups in the state back a proposed tax hike for K-12 (Denver Post). Layoff numbers in the state fall (Denver Business Journal). Mosquito populations along the Front Range rise dramatically due to heavy rains and high temperatures (Denver Post). Pinon Canyon opponents challenge the Army’s use of BLM lands (Chieftain).

In Colorado Springs, a recent night of violent crime raises questions about police resources (Colorado Springs Gazette). Heavy rains hit the region (Colorado Springs Gazette). The city hires its first ‘economic vitality specialist’ (Colorado Springs Gazette, Colorado Springs Business Journal). Leadership Pikes Peak looks for new nonprofit projects (Colorado Springs Business Journal*). Apartment vacancy rates in the city are low (KXRM). Protesters show up at Rep. Doug Lamborn’s office over the congressman’s recent choice of words, for which he has apologized (Colorado Springs Gazette, KKTV, KXRM).

In Pueblo, the D-70 school board agrees to a bond initiative and mill levy override for the November ballot (Chieftain). Archeologists plan to dig at ‘The Dry’ near Manzanola (LaJunta Tribune-Democrat). Canon City‘s council votes to start on the Dinosaur Depot project (Canon City Daily Record).

Trinidad School District 1 faces a tough budget (Trinidad Times-Independent). The Arkansas River Power Authority struggles with its finances (Trinidad Times-Independent).

New Mexico’s governor visits Raton to thank firefighters (Raton Range).

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