Colorado News

Lightning Sparks Roughly 30 Fires in Colorado

Lightning across northwestern Colorado is suspected of sparking about 30 fires over the weekend, keeping firefighters running from one fire to another. The largest of the wildfires is the Four Mile Fire, which is burning on just over 1,000 acres …

Colorado School District Settles With Teacher Who Claimed Discrimination

A southern Colorado school district accused of promoting evangelical Christian ideals has reached a settlement with a teacher who filed a lawsuit claiming religious discrimination. Robert Basevitz, who is Jewish, filed a suit in May saying that the Fremont RE-2 …

Tornado in Colorado Forest Area Damages Campground

Tornado damage at a Pike National Forest campground has crews clearing felled trees in a six-acre area. KMGH-TV reported the Devil’s Head campground was hit by a tornado that the National Weather Service confirms touched down Tuesday afternoon. Picnic grounds …

Disaster Area Declared for Colorado Following Flooding

President Barack Obama has declared that a major disaster exists in Colorado and ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in areas affected by storms, tornadoes, flooding, landslides and mudslides in early summer. The Denver Post …

Colorado Asks for Major Disaster Declaration in Wake of Spring Floods

Colorado asked federal disaster managers for a major disaster declaration in the wake of severe weather and flooding this spring and early summer that impacted 11 counties. The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management submitted their request in …

Colorado Asks for Major Disaster Declaration in Wake of Spring Floods

Colorado is asking federal disaster managers for a major disaster declaration in the wake of severe weather and flooding this spring and early summer that impacted 11 counties. The Denver Post reported the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency …

Colorado Commissioners Move Injection Well Proposal Forward

A company is closer to putting an injection well online with approval from commissioners in a northwest Colorado county. The Rifle Citizen Telegram reported Garfield County commissioners gave the go-ahead this week to a land use application from Ursa Resources …

Colorado Law Targets Frivolous Patent Lawsuits

Colorado will start prosecuting so-called patent trolls, businesses and individuals who falsely claim to have the rights to an idea or product so they can intimidate inventors and companies into doling out money to settle or avoid lawsuits. A bill …

Colorado Schools Liable For Violence Under New Law

Legislation to allow lawsuits against Colorado schools when there are shootings or other violence was signed into law this week by Gov. John Hickenlooper. With the law, Colorado will be among a few states that allow school lawsuits for cases of …

Policewomen in Colorado Claim Fitness Discrimination

A group of 12 Colorado Springs, Colo. female police officers are suing the city for what they say is an unfair fitness test that discriminates against women over the age of 40. The Gazette of Colorado Springs reported that the …