Glenwood Springs–With three and a half million dollars in budget cuts facing them next year, officials with the Roaring Fork Re-1 School District are preparing to make some difficult decisions. A series of public meetings is set to begin March 9th to discuss the impacts to programs and class sizes.
Snowmass–Pitkin County authorities identified the out-of-bounds skier who died in Tuesday afternoon’s avalanche near Snowmass as 26
year old Brandon Zukoff. Authorities say conditions are too unstable for crews to remove his body.
Summit County–A Michigan man was killed after crashing on the slopes at A-Basin yesterday. Authorities say the 32 year old man went
in to cardiac arrest by the time ski patrollers got to him.
Denver–Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet and state agriculture commissioner John Salazar are attending a forum today examining
the future of America’s food system. Governor Hickenlooper is hosting the forum in Denver.
DENVER (AP) – Ice Age bones found near Snowmass Village are being shown off to lawmakers in Denver.
Bones from a mastodon and other ancient animals were at the Capitol today as lawmakers took up a resolution honoring last
year’s discovery of the Ice Age fossils.
The Denver Museum of Nature and Science, which is preserving and studying the fossils, announced that excavation work will begin
anew May 15 at the site. Bones at least 43,500 years old were found last October by a construction crew, but work had to stop for the
winter a month later.
So far, the discoveries include the remains of as many as 10 American mastodons, four Columbian mammoths, four Ice Age bison,
the ground sloth, and many Ice Age insects.
DENVER (AP) – Colorado lawmakers will hear testimony on a
proposal to add a 10-cent fee to movie tickets sold in the state to
build an incentive fund to attract more filmmakers.
House Bill 1207 will get its first hearing by a committee
Thursday. Republican Rep. Tom Massey says he is considering asking
lawmakers to refer the measure to voters rather than having the
Legislature approve the fee.
Massey says expanding Colorado’s fund to give rebates to
lawmakers will attract moviemakers and create jobs around the
state. The Movie Picture Association of America says Colorado is
falling behind other states that provide more lucrative rebate