FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM… (03/14/2011)

Parachute–The Garfield County Board of Commissioners are tackling a
light agenda today in Parachute. Tomorrow morning the board will
hold a worksession to discuss a watershed plan for the Roaring
Fork River and water diversion projects for Colorado.
Moab, Utah–The body of a Colorado man killed in a climbing accident
in western Utah over the weeekend, was recovered from a remote
canyon. The younger brother of the 70 year old man survived
three days on a ledge in No Man’s Canyon.
State Capitol–Over five thousand people have signed a letter begging
Colorado lawmakers to spare funding for public schools. The group,
Great Education Colorado is opposed to Governor Hickenlooper’s
plan to cut over 330 million dollars from education funding to help
balance the budget.
Denver–The vast majority of registered medical marijuana users in
Colorado are men according to the state health department. Of the
120 thousand listed medical weed patients in Colorado, over 70 percent
are men.

DENVER (AP) – A proposal to limit the number of mentally ill
inmates who are placed in Colorado prisons is up for its first
hearing at the state Capitol today. Lawmakers on a Senate committee
will hear testimony on a bill that would also require that inmates
in solitary confinement get a chance to integrate with the general
prison population before they’re released to the public.

DENVER (AP) – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is in
Colorado today to talk about jobs. He’ll be speaking in Denver to
the Chamber of Commerce and will head to Greely for a rural
economic development conference at the University of Northern
Colorado.

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – The University of Colorado is looking at
ways it can increase the tuition benefits it makes available to its
faculty and staff. School officials tell the Boulder Daily Camera
that they are considering extending a tuition wavier to the
dependents or children of employees who don’t take advantage of the
free courses or offering a tuition discount of up to 50 percent to
employees and their dependents.

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