Colorado News

Farmers Introduces Rideshare Coverage in Colorado

Farmers Insurance is introducing the company’s first rideshare coverage endorsement in Colorado. The product is designed to provide drivers with the insurance coverage specified in Colorado’s new ridesharing law. Part of the new law includes a provision requiring rideshare drivers …

No Plans To Sue Colorado Over Marijuana, Utah Governor Says

Gov. Gary Herbert says Utah has no plans to join two other states in suing Colorado over that state’s legalization of marijuana. The Deseret News reported Herbert said that despite no current plans to sue, Utah is keeping an eye …

IICF Targets $250K to California and Colorado Charities

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation is awarding $254,000 in grants to 29 local nonprofits in California and Colorado for the kickoff of 2015. The causes supported include child abuse prevention, disaster preparedness, education and health and human services. The 2015 …

Price Optimization Allegations Challenged, NAIC Investigating Practice

Reaction to industry-wide price optimization allegations from a consumer group known to call out insurers has been somewhat critical yet guarded – however it appears regulators may already be starting to look into the practice. Consumer Federation of America this week …

Colorado Woman Invents Cardboard Shelters For Disaster Areas

Darla Skolnekovich’s business ambitions are made of cardboard. Reinforced, waterproof, fire-resistant cardboard – the type that, Skolnekovich says, could make a difference in disaster-ridden areas around the world. The married Colorado Springs mother of two recently created the SadieShelter, a Lego-like …

Colorado Woman Sues Hair Salon Over Breastfeeding

A Grand Junction, Colo. woman is suing a hair salon where she worked because she says they wouldn’t give her breaks to pump breast milk. The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado says it filed a lawsuit on behalf of …

Experts: Eastern Colorado Wildfires Likely to Start on Private Lands

Fires ignited on private lands pose the most significant wildfire threats to populated areas on the eastern-facing range of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, according to risk analysts who used extensive evidence regarding a combination of forest and vegetation types, wind …

Colorado Resort Files Trademark Suit Over Salt Lake Ski Marketing

A Salt Lake City, Utah tourism group is defending its new marketing campaign, saying the Ski City slogan doesn’t violate a Colorado ski resort’s Ski Town trademark. Visit Salt Lake says in a statement that the $1.8 million Ski City …

Jury in Colorado Awards $2.5M In Hit-And-Run Case

A Denver jury has determined a 29-year-old Colorado man was at fault in a fatal hit-and-run crash and has awarded the victim’s family $2.5 million. The Denver Post reported  the jury determined last week that Daniel Kliem was at fault …

Colorado Mother And Son Convicted Of Arson Insurance Scam

A Fort Collins, Colo. mother and son have been sentenced to prison for setting their home on fire with hopes of collecting an insurance payout. The Coloradoan reported that 53-year-old Kellie Lawson-Welborne and 34-year-old Christopher Welborne pleaded guilty in July …