Colorado News

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 …

School Violence Liability Bill Headed to Colorado Governor

Legislation to make Colorado public schools legally liable for student safety has been approved by the state House after an emotional debate. The bill has already cleared the Senate and appears likely to head to the governor’s desk. If the …

Felony DUI Bill in Colorado Passes Key Senate Test After Changes

A measure to add penalties for habitual drunken drivers has advanced in the state Senate after weeks of delay. The felony DUI bill would make a fourth DUI a felony punishable by up to six years in prison and a fine of …

Construction Lawsuit Liability Bill Defeated In Colorado House

A long-awaited bill to make it harder to sue Colorado homebuilders for defective construction has failed in the Colorado legislature. The bill was rejected Tuesday by a House committee controlled by Democrats. The measure would have revised procedures for construction …

School Shooting Liability Bill Advanced by Colorado Lawmakers

Colorado lawmakers choked back tears and recalled the state’s painful history of school violence Tuesday as they advanced a plan intended to reduce school shootings by making public schools legally liable for student safety. The approval of the Republican-controlled Colorado …

Oil, Gas Driller Settles for $73 M in Colorado Pollution Case

Major oil and gas driller Noble Energy has agreed to pay more than $73 million in a settlement with state and federal regulators over Colorado Front Range air-pollution violations. The Denver Post reported that the company’s tank batteries were emitting …

Snow Tire Requirement on Colorado Highway Fails

Colorado drivers won’t need snow tires or chains to drive on Interstate 70 next winter. Negotiations at the state Capitol broke down Tuesday morning when lawmakers from the House and Senate tried to broker an agreement on a snow tire …