Colorado News

Report: Wildfire Risk to Homes in West Tops $237B

In the Western U.S. there are nearly 900,000 homes representing an estimated reconstruction cost of more than $237 billion considered at “very high” or “high” risk from wildfires, a report issued today shows. CoreLogic’s Wildfire Risk analysis is the latest of …

Court Clears Way For Couple to Sue Jack Nicklaus In Utah Case

A federal appeals court has ruled a Colorado couple can sue Jack Nicklaus over an alleged misrepresentation of the golf legend’s membership role in a $3.5 billion southern Utah luxury golf resort that went bankrupt in 2009 before it could …

Sophisticated Resilience Model in Development in Colorado – And It’ll be Free

Efforts are underway in Colorado to build a sophisticated computer model that will offer a look down to the minute details at just how communities may withstand – or crumble under – perils like earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis and other …

Nearly $15M Awarded by Colorado Jury in Racial Discrimination Case

A federal jury has awarded nearly $15 million to 11 Denver, Colo.-area warehouse workers who accused a trucking company of segregating workers by race, calling black people “stupid Africans” and punishing those who complained. Attorney Lynn Feiger, who was among …

Colorado Reviewing Construction Liability Law

A simmering dispute over liability in home construction is heating up at the Colorado Legislature. A bipartisan group of lawmakers announced a bill Tuesday to address the construction-defects law. The law governs how homeowners can sue builders for shoddy construction. …

Colorado Legislators Weigh Harsher Punishment For Repeat DUIs

Repeat DUI offenders in Colorado will face tougher penalties under a bill lawmakers are considering this year. Colorado is among five states where DUI offenders face only misdemeanor charges even after repeated convictions. Lawmakers want to change that so people …

NTSB Says Deadly Plane Crash in Colorado Linked to Selfies

Federal investigators say selfies were a likely factor in a small plane crash near Denver, Colo. last year that killed two people. The National Transportation Safety Board says recordings from a GoPro camera found near the wreckage show the pilot …

Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission Develops Earthquake Plan

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission now has a plan for future earthquakes after two small quakes rattled an area in Weld County that officials later determined were likely caused by a nearby injection well. The commission said NGL …

Farmers Introduces Rideshare Coverage in Colorado

Farmers Insurance is introducing the company’s first rideshare coverage endorsement in Colorado. The product is designed to provide drivers with the insurance coverage specified in Colorado’s new ridesharing law. Part of the new law includes a provision requiring rideshare drivers …

No Plans To Sue Colorado Over Marijuana, Utah Governor Says

Gov. Gary Herbert says Utah has no plans to join two other states in suing Colorado over that state’s legalization of marijuana. The Deseret News reported Herbert said that despite no current plans to sue, Utah is keeping an eye …