Colorado News

Price Optimization Allegations Challenged, NAIC Investigating Practice

Reaction to industry-wide price optimization allegations from a consumer group known to call out insurers has been somewhat critical yet guarded – however it appears regulators may already be starting to look into the practice. Consumer Federation of America this week …

Colorado Woman Invents Cardboard Shelters For Disaster Areas

Darla Skolnekovich’s business ambitions are made of cardboard. Reinforced, waterproof, fire-resistant cardboard – the type that, Skolnekovich says, could make a difference in disaster-ridden areas around the world. The married Colorado Springs mother of two recently created the SadieShelter, a Lego-like …

Colorado Woman Sues Hair Salon Over Breastfeeding

A Grand Junction, Colo. woman is suing a hair salon where she worked because she says they wouldn’t give her breaks to pump breast milk. The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado says it filed a lawsuit on behalf of …

Experts: Eastern Colorado Wildfires Likely to Start on Private Lands

Fires ignited on private lands pose the most significant wildfire threats to populated areas on the eastern-facing range of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, according to risk analysts who used extensive evidence regarding a combination of forest and vegetation types, wind …

Colorado Resort Files Trademark Suit Over Salt Lake Ski Marketing

A Salt Lake City, Utah tourism group is defending its new marketing campaign, saying the Ski City slogan doesn’t violate a Colorado ski resort’s Ski Town trademark. Visit Salt Lake says in a statement that the $1.8 million Ski City …

Jury in Colorado Awards $2.5M In Hit-And-Run Case

A Denver jury has determined a 29-year-old Colorado man was at fault in a fatal hit-and-run crash and has awarded the victim’s family $2.5 million. The Denver Post reported  the jury determined last week that Daniel Kliem was at fault …

Colorado Mother And Son Convicted Of Arson Insurance Scam

A Fort Collins, Colo. mother and son have been sentenced to prison for setting their home on fire with hopes of collecting an insurance payout. The Coloradoan reported that 53-year-old Kellie Lawson-Welborne and 34-year-old Christopher Welborne pleaded guilty in July …

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 …

New Firefighting Strategy Unveiled by Colorado

Colorado will begin a new strategy for fighting wildfires in the coming weeks by deploying aircraft designed to pinpoint the location of blazes quicker after the first smoke sighting. The goal is to identify the location of wildfires within an …

AssureStart Expands Online Small Business Insurance Sales to Three More States

AssureStart, the technology startup that sells small business insurance coverage on the internet, has opened for business in Colorado, Missouri and Oregon with plans to expand into additional states this year. AssureStart serves small businesses with one to 30 employees. …