FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM… (04/20/2011)

Glenwood Springs–The Roaring Fork Re-1 School Board is expected to approve
the ’11-’12 budget with close to three million dollars in cuts. The meeting
begins at 4:30 with the budget discussion scheduled for 6 O’clock.

Glenwood Springs–Colorado Mountain College received final
approval from the Higher Learning Commission to begin
offering four year degrees next fall.

Meeker–He shot and killed a moose neer Meeker last fall and didn’t
report it right away. That’s going to cost a Highlands Ranch man
three years probation and over five thousand dollars in fines.
The man told authorities he thought the moose was actually an
elk.
Littleton–Classes are canceled today at Columbine High School.
It’s the 12th anniversary of the massacre that claimed the lives
of 12 students and a teacher.

DENVER (AP) – Lawmakers are considering legislation that would
allow landowners appealing $150 million in denied
conservation-easement tax credits to avoid a state hearing and go
to district court.
The measure (House Bill 1300) will be considered Wednesday by
the House Finance Committee.
At issue are tax credits that were granted to property owners in
exchange for not developing their land. Some of those credits were
later denied.
Those who were denied are now required to appeal to the state
Department of Revenue. Also affected are people who bought the tax
credits as investments.
Lawmakers said it could take years at the current rate to
resolve disputes from 550 landowners.

DENVER (AP) – The Colorado chapter of the Red Cross is sending
at least five workers to help respond to natural disasters in North
Dakota and the Southeast. Two volunteers went to North Dakota,
where flooding is a problem. Two Red Cross mental health workers
went to North Carolina yesterday and a public affairs worker will
go there today to help with the aftermath of a series of deadly
tornadoes.

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