Colorado News

$352.8M in Damage from July Hailstorm in Colorado

The July 28 hailstorm that hit Colorado Springs was the sixth-most damaging event in Colorado history. The Gazette reported that according to an insurance industry trade group the storm earned $352.8 million in claims for damage to homes and vehicles. …

Damage From Storm That Struck Colorado and Wyoming Exceeds $25M

A hail storm that struck northern Colorado and Wyoming in July has caused at least $25 million in damage to insured private property. The Greeley Tribune reported insurance professionals have deemed the July 29 storm catastrophic, which means the insured …

Southern Colorado Wildfire Now 30 Percent Contained

Firefighters are letting areas of a wildfire burn near Coaldale in southern Colorado because it is too dangerous to get into some wilderness areas, but they have managed to protect homes and contain 30 percent of the blaze as of …

Methane in Northern Colorado Water Not Always from Oil Wells: Study

The oil and gas industry may not be to blame if northeastern Colorado tap water is so full of methane it can be set on fire, researchers say. Fewer than 5 percent of the region’s water wells that were checked …

Colorado City Settles Discrimination Claim from Former Employee

The city of Boulder, Colo. has agreed to pay $64,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a former employee who says she was discriminated against after coming out as a lesbian. The Daily Camera reported that city officials on Friday said …

New Twist in Colorado Marijuana Debate: Why Not Allow Pot Clubs?

Legal marijuana is giving Colorado a stinky conundrum. Visitors can buy the drug, but they can’t use it in public. Or in a rental car. Or in most hotel rooms. The result is something marijuana advocates and opponents feared – …

Colorado Scientists Detail Results of Fracking Air Pollution Study

A study of air pollution from western Colorado fracking wells found the highest rate of emissions came just after fracking was completed. The research released this week didn’t measure the effects on human health, but it will help state officials devise …

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 Marijuana Businesses Sued After Fatal Shooting

The family of three boys filed a lawsuit against two recreational marijuana businesses after a shooting that left their mother dead and their father charged with murder. The lawsuit claims companies that made a type of marijuana-infused candy and sold …

Abuse Lawsuit Filed against Colorado Halfway House

Two women say they faced unwanted sexual advances while living at a Colorado Springs, Colo. halfway house. The Colorado Springs Gazette reported that according to a federal lawsuit filed against Community Alternatives of El Paso female residents say they felt …