Colorado News

Colorado Will Test out Digital Driver Licenses in 2-Year Pilot Program

Colorado will test digital licenses for drivers in a two-year pilot program. The Gazette reported Gemalto Inc. was awarded $2 million in August from the U.S. Commerce Department to make a driver license mobile application for Colorado, Idaho, Maryland and …

Voters in Colorado Reject Universal Healthcare Measure

Colorado voters rejected a ballot measure on Tuesday to create the nation’s first statewide universal health insurance program, according to local NBC News affiliate 9News. The proposition, called Amendment 69, would have created one of the most dramatic overhauls to …

1.8 Million Western U.S. Homes at Extreme or High Wildfire Risk, Report Shows

Things haven’t gone as bad as they could have so far in 2016 coming off last year’s record-setting wildfire season in the Western U.S., according to a report out today detailing wildfire risks to properties in the Western U.S. The author of …

Pot Club Petition to Enable Denver Tourists to Partake Insufficient for Ballots

A Denver, Colo. proposal to give marijuana tourists clubs to legally use the drug has failed to make city ballots this fall. But a second proposal to allow some marijuana use at bars and restaurant still awaits word on whether …

$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 – …