Colorado News

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, …

National Transportation Safety Board Joins Inquiry into Colorado Gas Explosion

The National Transportation Safety Board has joined the investigation into a fatal Colorado house explosion blamed on unrefined natural gas flowing from a severed pipeline. The Longmont Times-Call reported the agency got involved because pipelines are considered transportation and because …

Only 3 to Check Safety on Colorado Pipelines from Thousands of Wells

State records show Colorado has only three people assigned to check on the safety of pipelines running from about 54,000 active oil and gas wells, a task that came under scrutiny after a leaking pipeline was blamed for a fatal …

Colorado Petroleum Wells Shut Down After Home Explosion

More than 3,000 petroleum wells are being shut down in Colorado as a precaution after a house explosion killed two people, an oil and gas company said. Anadarko Energy said it operated a well about 200 feet (60 meters) from …