Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper News

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 …

Wildfires, Hail Take Toll on Colorado Homeowners Insurance

It’s safe to say there’s a lot going on in the homeowners insurance scene in Colorado, where homeowners insurance rates are likely to be on the rise for some time. Insured losses from the recently doused Black Forest fire should …

Colorado Wildfire Destroys 92 Homes

Sheriff’s officials released a preliminary list Wednesday showing the Black Forest Fire northeast of Colorado Springs, Colo. has destroyed at least 92 homes and damaged five more. The fire was among several that surged rapidly Tuesday along Colorado’s Front Range. …

Denver Forms Committee To Explore 2022 Olympics

Denver is forming a committee that will look into making a bid for the 2022 Winter Games. The committee will present findings to Gov. John Hickenlooper and Mayor Michael Hancock, who said Friday the idea of a bid is worth …