In El Paso County, a personal property rights case comes to an end with county approval (Colorado Springs Gazette). An Ellicot school board member is set to resign after being arrested for allegations of improper conduct (Gazette, KRDO). The U.S. Honor Flag will fly in honor of the county’s 150th anniversary celebration (Gazette). In Colorado Springs, D-11 takes aim at its lunch menu (KXRM).

In Pueblo, a new facility that will destroy chemical weapons is almost complete (KXRM). Pueblo prepares for the 17th annual chile festival (Pueblo Chieftain). Livability.com ranks Pueblo among the best for book lovers (Chieftain).

In Pueblo County, more than 17,000 ballots await a court decision (Chieftain). The chief of staff to Pueblo County’s District Attorney enters the race for commissioner (Chieftain).

In LaJunta, an agency plans to recycle electronics and provide jobs to adults with disabilities (LaJunta Tribune-Democrat). Three of four Trinidad schools fail to meet federal standards of progress (Trinidad Times-Independent). A Trinidad businessman has asked for an independent inquiry into council actions (Trinidad Times-Independent).

Raton holds interviews for a new city manager (Raton Range). The MainStreet program in Raton receives national accreditation (Raton Range).

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