FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM… (03/29/2011)

Glenwood Springs–Rebuilding the economy requires working from the
bottom up. That’s the gist of Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper’s
plan that he’ll pitch this Thursday during a special luncheon with the
Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association at the Hotel Denver.
Glenwood Springs–The wailing sirens, beefed up security and blocked
streets caused quite a stir yesterday around noon. It wasn’t a high
speed chase. Vice President Joe Biden was getting an escort to the
Eagle County Regional Airport in Gypsum. Biden had spent the
weekend in Snowmass Village.
Denver–Forget about getting your vehicle title or registration from
the D-M-V. Both the primary and the backup computer system
crashed. State officials will print and mail titles to owners for
the time being while the systems are being repaired.
Denver–Concussion safety training for middle school and recreational
youth sports coaches will soon be the law in Colorado. A bill
requiring online training for coaches is being signed into law. The
measure stipulates that coaches must pull athletes out of a game
or practice if they’re showing signs of a concussion.

DENVER (AP) – A statewide network of “john schools” for men
caught seeking prostitutes is closer to approval in Colorado. The
state Senate today voted for a bill raising fines to a minimum of
$5,000. Fines could reach a maximum of $10,000. The money would be
used to set up diversion programs educating the mostly male
customers about the harsh reality of human trafficking.

DENVER (AP) – Colorado lawmakers have reached agreement on a
proposal to require daily exercise in elementary schools. The bill
requires 30 minutes of daily exercise to help address childhood
obesity, whether it’s during recess, physical education classes or
field trips.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – A rare tortoise is missing from
the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs and authorities think
he may have been stolen. Zookeepers say they last saw 13-year-old
Butti (BOO’-tee) yesterday afternoon. The Gazette reports that
zookeepers are most concerned about Butti’s health because he
requires a special diet of certain vegetables. Butti is the size of
a grapefruit and weighs about a pound.

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