The Home Front: Fatal bus crash at DIA, landslide victims in the Springs, and profs who want more pay

Landslide victims in the Springs, a witty weapons headline, 9/11 remembrances and a fatal bus crash at DIA take up the front page real estate this morning in Colorado.

The Glenwood Springs Post-Independent has been waiting all its life to pen this headline: “City of Rifle to consider a shooting range in town.

Steamboat Today fronts a story about a housing stability task force meeting. “The task force, formerly called the Homelessness Task Force, met Thursday to discuss tracking homeless data, as well as next steps for creating some type of housing stability network to help people who find themselves temporarily homeless.”

The Longmont Times-Call has a story about Front Range Community College professors backing a bid for a pay audit. “The letter, written by Caprice Lawless, who teaches English and advanced composition at Front Range Community College in Westminster, alleges that the Colorado Community College System can afford to pay its teachers better but is choosing to spend its money elsewhere.”

The Denver Post has the story of a bus driver who died when a bus carrying a high-school football team crashed at Denver International Airport. At least 10 people were sent to the hospital.

The The Greeley Tribune fronts a story about progress on a longtime local road project. “It is the county’s largest road project we’ve ever undertaken.”

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports on local road construction.

Locals remember 9/11 on the front page of the Loveland Reporter-Herald today. “Loveland Mayor Cecil Gutierrez attended the event. He said he thought it was important to signal events in history with ceremonies like these in the community.”

The Fort Collins Coloradoan explains why the city is in a drought despite all the rain. “It’s an interesting arrangement, because our late spring and summer precipitation has been very scant,” state climatologist Nolan Doesken said, “but at least half the days since May we’ve had showers and thundershowers forming here, and quite a few days when we’ve had at least a few drops of rain.”

The Cañon City Daily Record reports on a nine-day festival at the Royal Gorge. “Also during the nine-day event, Timberwork’s Lumberjack Show will feature contests each day. Brian Stearns and Nick Hastedt compete in logrolling, single buck and underhand chip contests. The team travels across the country competing in various contests.”

The Gazette in Colorado Springs reports how “Mayor John Suthers remains loath to tap the Colorado Springs general fund to help 26 local landslide victims, but he is willing to consider using city staff and other creative means to lighten their losses.”