A new website offers state rankings of public schools as letter grades (Denver Post).

In Colorado Springs, three area school district earn the state’s top accreditation honors (Gazette). The Business Journal starts a three-part series on downtown rejuvenation*. Postal workers plan a rally today to show the effects of possible cuts (KKTV, KXRM). A homeless program is in danger of losing funding (KOAA). Police confirm the city’s 30th homicide (KOAA). And, in case you missed it, the task force for branding the city plans to scrap the “Live it Up!” slogan (CSBJ).

Officials say a new snow fence on Hwy. 160 between LaVeta and Walsenburg is effective (LaJunta Tribune-Democrat).

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