FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM… (03/24/2011)

Glenwood Springs–Roaring Fork Re-1 School District officials are
tryng to quell any rumors about who’ll be getting pink slips. The district
is dealing with 3.5 million dollars in budget cuts due to less
funding from the state. Some of the cuts are expected to come
from layoffs but no decisions have been made yet.
Aspen–Aspen High School was closed yesterday by law enforcement
authorities after a bomb threat. Officials say the threat was written
on a boy’s bathroom wall. No suspects have been identified.
Carbondale–A candlelight vigil will be held tomorrow night in honor
of Carbondale police officer Nino Santiago. Santiago committed
suicide in his patrol car early Tuesday morning in front of Crystal
River Elementary School. The candlelight vigil begins at 7:15
tomorrow night at Sopris Park.
Peterson Air Force Base–Peterson Air Force Base has identified 10
energy and water saving projects as part of Defense Department
program. The projects include upgrades to heating and cooling
systems in several buildings.

DENVER (AP) – A long fight over where full-strength beer can be
sold in Colorado is back at the state Capitol. A House panel starts
work today on a bill changing the Colorado Beer Code so that
convenience stores, grocery stores and gas stations can sell beer
and malt beverages of more than 3.2 percent alcohol. Currently,
full-strength beer can be sold only in liquor stores, restaurants
and bars.

DENVER (AP) – Colorado is among the states reporting minuscule
levels of radiation fallout from an earthquake-damaged nuclear
power plant in Japan. State health director Dr. Chris Urbina says
the low radiation levels in Colorado are similar to those detected
in other states, and that there’s no need for people in Colorado to
take potassium iodide, which helps prevent radiation-induced
thyroid cancer.

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