Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper News

Colorado’s Democratic Governor Hops on Global Climate Pact

Colorado’s Democratic governor added his state to a dozen others endorsing the Paris global accord on climate change even as President Donald Trump withdraws the nation from the agreement. Gov. John Hickenlooper said the state would also set a goal …

Average to Below-Average Wildfire Season Expected for Colorado

Colorado is in store for an average to slightly below-average wildfire season this year, despite dry conditions and early outbreaks on the eastern plains, officials said. “But the fires will occur,” said Michael Morgan, the director of state Division of …

Colorado Governor Again Vetoes Bill to Ban Red-Light Traffic Cameras

For the second consecutive year, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has vetoed a bill that would have enacted a statewide ban on red-light traffic cameras. Hickenlooper said he agrees with lawmakers that photo enforcement tools should only be used for public …

Colorado Lawmakers Agree on School Violence Liability Bill

Legislation to make Colorado public schools legally liable for student safety awaits the governor’s signature. The state House and Senate agreed Monday on final language in the bill to allow public schools to be sued for negligence in cases of …

A Fracking Compromise for Colorado

On the second day of his vacation, surrounded by science fiction and comic book fans at Comic Con, Alan Salazar looked around the San Diego Convention Center for a quiet place so he could take a phone call from his …

Colorado Governor Signs Law Giving $18M to 2012 Fire Victims

Victims of a 2012 Colorado wildfire started by the state will receive about $18 million in liability payments with a bill that’s been signed into law. The legislation signed into law Friday by Gov. John Hickenlooper identifies nearly two dozen …

Colorado Governor Directs Flood-Repair Funds, Crisis Counseling

Gov. John Hickenlooper says $13 million from a state lottery fund will be used to help restore parks, trails and open spaces damaged by last year’s floods. Hickenlooper and officials of lottery-supported Great Outdoors Colorado traveled on Wednesday to Lyons, …

Colorado Launches Website For Flood Information

Gov. John Hickenlooper has announced a new website that will provide information about recovery efforts related to flooding in Colorado last month. The website, ColoradoUnited.com, includes recovery news, current information about impacted areas and how to get help. There is …

Homeowner Fees Recommended To Address Colorado Fires

Colorado homeowners living in high-risk wildfire areas should be charged fees, and officials need to adopt statewide building requirements to address destructive fires, according to recommendations Monday from a group convened by Gov. John Hickenlooper. The recommendations seek to shift …

EQECAT: Colorado Floods $2B in Economic Losses and Climbing

The floods in Colorado caused an estimated $2 billion in economic losses, according to a report from catastrophe modeling firm EQECAT. The flooding has been blamed for multiple fatalities, it’s estimated 1,500 homes have been destroyed, and some 20,000 homes …