Colorado News

New Rules for Oil-Gas Lines Proposed Following Colorado Blast

Colorado energy regulators are proposing tighter rules for shutting down oil and gas pipelines after a fatal explosion blamed on natural gas leaking from a line that was thought to be out of service but was still connected to a …

Colorado Police Officer Arrested for Alleged Fraudulent Insurance Claims

A Colorado police officer indicted by a state grand jury was arrested on multiple felony counts for allegedly lying about his home and car being burglarized and collecting nearly $60,000 in fraudulent insurance claims. The Aspen Daily News reported Silt …

Colorado Tells Sessions That Pot Industry Is Working And Can Be Better

Colorado’s legal marijuana industry is working – and can work better with federal collaboration, the state’s governor and Republican attorney general told U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a letter. Gov. John Hickenlooper and Attorney General Cynthia Coffman urged Sessions …

Brightway Insurance Opening Agencies in Washington and Colorado

Brightway Insurance on Monday will open new agencies in Washington and Colorado. Vays Sarwar will open Brightway, The Sarwar Agency. The agency will be located in Spokane, Wash. Rob Scheibe will open Brightway, The Scheibe Agency. The agency will be …

Colorado Worker’s Body Found Under 2-Ton Container at Coal Processing Plant

A worker has died in an accident at a northwestern Colorado coal processing plant, the mine and federal officials said. The body of Jason Stevens of Vernal, Utah was found under a two-ton container used to clean coal at a …

Air Guard Tankers Being Activated to Combat Western Wildfires

Air National Guard C-130s from Wyoming, Nevada and Colorado that are equipped to battle fires have been activated to fight wildfires in the Western U.S. The three large aircraft will be stationed in Fresno, Calif. Currently, the activation is scheduled …

Colorado Town Will Use Odor Ordinance to Regulate Fracking

A Colorado town has updated its public health and safety code so it can locally regulate the oil and gas industry. The Daily Camera reported Erie trustees approved an ordinance allowing the town to consider complaints against fracking-related odors. The …

California Wildfires Feeding on Grass Fed by Winter Rain

Wildfires driving people from their homes in California and throughout the West have had help from an unlikely source: the rain. Major winter downpours that pulled the state out of years of drought also brought a layer of grass that …

Colorado Hailstorm on Pace to be Most Expensive in State History

More than 150,000 auto insurance claims and 50,000 homeowners claims are estimated to be filed in the wake of a monster hailstorm that pounded Colorado’s Front Range on May 8, putting it on pace to be the state’s most expensive …

Denver Proposes Rules for Businesses to Allow Social Marijuana Use

Denver, Colo. has proposed a set of rules for businesses that get permits to allow social marijuana use. The Denver Post reported that among the rules presented, businesses owners would have to require customers to sign waivers as they enter, …