- A group of community stakeholders wants to revitalize a seven-mile stretch of Monument and Fountain Creeks in Colorado Springs with spots for tubing and kayaking, as well as waterfronts and opportunities for neighborhood development.
- EPA officials accused the utility of violating federal coal ash disposal rules at the Comanche Generating Station in Pueblo.
- A rose bush no one has seen flower in nearly 80 years has produced a lone pink bud in southeastern Colorado.
- Fewer than half of rural Colorado’s high school graduates go to college, a rate that’s about five percentage points below the state average.
- Baristas at three more Denver and Colorado Springs-area Starbucks coffee shops have voted to unionize, bringing the total number of organized locations to five out of several hundred statewide.
- That means all recreational fires, fireworks, and trash burning will not be allowed within city limits.
- Air crews are in the area with tankers and helicopters to fight the blaze which broke out early Tuesday afternoon.
- The fire, burning west of Cripple Creek, ignited on Thursday amid critical fire weather caused by high winds and dry conditions.
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