Security ramps up in Colorado in preparation for the 9/11 anniversary, though there’s no evidence suggesting another planned attack (Denver Post). Coloradans tell lawmakers during the recess that they want Washington to work together (Denver Post). 16 counties in Colorado move forward with English-only ballots after a federal delay (Denver Post).

State Fair attendance falls slightly (Pueblo Chieftain). A Pinon Canyon opposition group files a lengthy public comment letter (Chieftain). Counties in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico partner on economic development (Trinidad Times-Independent).

In Colorado Springs, Councilman Tim Leigh looks at Prospect Lake as an opportunity to attract young people to the area (KXRM).

Pueblo County commissioners look to redraw districts (Chieftain). Pueblo School District 70 receives $280,000 (Chieftain).

In Trinidad, seven candidates will run for three Board of Education positions in Trinidad School District #1 (Trinidad Times-Independent).

A judge issues an injunction over racing permits while a developer appeals its rejected plans for a Raton-area racino (Raton Range). Six of seven Colfax County post office escape consideration for closure by the US Postal Service (Raton Range).

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