Colorado News

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 …

Jury Will Decide if Colorado Resort Operators Were at Fault in Avalanche Death

A Colorado jury will decide if Vail Resorts properly closed an expert ski run where a teenager was killed in an avalanche. District Judge Fred Gannett ruled last week that jurors must decide if signs on the run called Prima …

Losses from Colorado Mine Spill Could Be Far Less than Feared

Economic damage from a Colorado mine waste spill caused by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may be far less than originally feared after attorneys drastically reduced some of the larger claims, The Associated Press has learned. Farmers, business owners, residents …

Oil And Gas Spills Down in Colorado During Drilling Slowdown

Spills related to oil and gas development in Colorado are down for the second straight year amid a slowdown in drilling. The Daily Sentinel reported Tuesday that an analysis of state data by the conservation group Center for Western Priorities …

Colorado Wind Storm Deadly, But Not So Costly

A wind storm that recently tore through a Colorado city was deadly, but less costly than expected. The Jan. 9 wind storm caused downed trees and widespread power outages, but it didn’t make the list of Colorado Spring’s most costly …

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. …