FROM THE KMTS NEWSROOM… (04/21/2011)

Glenwood Springs–76 jobs will be lost in the Roaring Fork Re-1
School district including 15 teaching positions under the budget
cuts proposed for the ’11-’12 school year. 2.6 million dollars
in cuts are being proposed. The budget was initially approved
last night by the board of education and will be formally
adopted in June.
Glenwood Springs–With it’s new mayor, Matt Steckler and three newly elected board members, The Glenwood Springs city council will tackle it’s first agenda tonight at 6. Among the items being considered is a proposal to scrap the fireworks display for the Fourth of
July to help trim the budget.
Silt–A cash reward is being offered to help find the vandals
who chopped the head of the sculpted mountain climber at
the Silt roundabout. Call Garfield County Crimestoppers
anonymous tipline at 945-0101 if you have any information.
State Capitol–Governor John Hickenlooper is marking his
100th day in office by staying focused on his campaign
goals of creating jobs and boosting Colorado’s economy.

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) – Firefighters found two propane tanks and
a pipe bomb near a suburban Denver mall’s food court after a fire
broke out yesterday, and investigators were exploring a possible
connection between the incident and the 12th anniversary of the
Columbine High School massacre. The Southwest Plaza Mall was
evacuated after the fire. No one was injured and the bombs didn’t
explode.

MONUMENT, Colo. (AP) – Residents of 255 homes were evacuated for
most of the day yesterday after a train passing through a
residential area was found to be leaking hydrochloric acid. People
were warned to take enough supplies to last 48 hours in case the
cleanup took longer than expected, but all residents were allowed
to go home by 10:00 last night. No injuries have been reported.

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