Morning Headlines: The Book of Mormon's Touring Mission, the Speed of Denver's Public Transit Commutes, and More

May 2011

Sign Here: Despite all the bickering that took place at the state Capitol this year (Denver Post), Governor John Hickenlooper isn't fretting over any of the bills headed his way (7News). One of them will create "john schools" for sex workers and those who illegally employ them (Post).

A Foothold for Handball: Team handball, one of the world's most popular sports, is still gaining a foothold in the U.S., but Denver's scene is a couple of hundred serious players strong, and its team will compete in the elite division of the U.S. nationals, starting today in Salt Lake City (Denver Post).

On a Mission: Critics love the Book of Mormon, and the creators are betting Colorado will, too. They've picked South Park's home state as the first stop on the Broadway musical's U.S. tour, which is slated to commence at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in December 2012 (Arts Beat and Post).

Whatever Floats: All that snow in the Colorado mountains—triple-digit percentages above normal in some places—has to melt sometime, and boaters on the Poudre River are ready for one of the best seasons in years (Greeley Tribune).

Fast Track: Front Range dwellers often lament the region's lack of extensive public transit systems, but a new study gives Denver-Aurora-Broomfield the sixth-best combined coverage and job access ranking in the nation for metro-area commuters, with an average wait time of only 8.1 minutes (Post). Plus, going public will keep your wheels out of all those potholes the rain has made (CBS4).

Outlaws + UFC: The Denver Outlaws, the city's professional outdoor lacrosse team, kick off the 2011 season tomorrow at Invesco Field at Mile High with a little publicity help from the UFC Octagon Nation Tour (Post).