Home Front: Teacher pay, carbon cuts and a world fly-fishing championship

The Fort Collins Coloradoan has a story about how starting pay for teachers is lagging at the Poudre School District.

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel has two climate change stories on its front page: One, an AP story about the vanishing habitat of a rabbit-like animal called the Pika, and another story about groups challenging gas leases in the West because of climate concerns. (External links: The online stories aren’t on the Sentinel website yet, but the front page image is here.)

Steamboat Today fronts a story about how the Forest Service wants input on improvements of a ski area, making some locals “curious” and others “anxious.

The Durango Herald has the governor on the front page threatening an executive order on carbon cuts in Colorado.

The Loveland Reporter-Herald reports on the first patient in Colorado to receive a new type of heart stint at the Medical Center of the Rockies.

Someone put today’s front page of the The Longmont Times-Call in a museum for posterity about local news. The paper carries a story about the mystery of bullet holes in a local residence, a story about the country scuttling an “owl activist” concert, and another about a driver hitting a light pole “due to a bee.”

The Denver Post suggests U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet “probably escapes fallout” from criticism of his work on the Iran nuclear deal after a reporter speaks with the senator about it a year after his vote.

The Gazette reports on a big new local cyber security center hiring a CEO and kicks of a three-day conference in November at The Broadmoor.

Vail Daily has a piece about a world fly-fishing championship taking place in Eagle County. (The U.S. team has a shot of winning this year.)

The Cañon City Daily Record fronts a profile of a new school administrator.

The Boulder Daily Camera has a story about the city considering a soda tax to curb consumption in poor neighborhoods.

Denverite fronts “Denver in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, Aug. 26

 Photo credit: Loren Kerns, Creative Commons, Flickr 
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