Colorado News

State Farm Introduces Ridehsare Coverage in Colorado

State Farm will offer customers a new endorsement in Colorado to cover insurance gaps for policyholders who use personal vehicles to provide rides for transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft. The optional ridesharing endorsement is available beginning Feb. 8. …

Expanding E. Coli Outbreak Prompts Warning of Sales Slide from Chipotle

Chipotle said Friday that an outbreak of E. coli linked to its restaurants sent sales plummeting by as much as 22 percent in recent weeks and that it could no longer reasonably estimate sales for next year. The Denver-based chain …

Chicken Salad Pulled off Costco Shelves Due to E. Coli

Authorities say chicken salad from Costco has been linked to at least one case of E. coli in Washington state. The Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other western states are investigating E. coli illnesses …

Colorado Commissioner’s Ban on Price Optimization Hailed by Consumer Groups

An official bulletin issued by Colorado Insurance Commissioner Marguerite Salazar to insurance companies that prohibits insurance companies banning price optimization techniques in rating customers, is being praised by a consumer group. Price optimization is defined at the use of mathematical analysis …

Colorado Judge Approves $7M Award for Homes on Sinking Soil

A Colorado judge has upheld an arbitrator’s award of more than $7 million to 20 homeowners at a golf course subdivision near Glenwood Springs whose properties were constructed on a soil linked to sinkholes and subsidence. The Daily Sentinel reported …

Marijuana Pesticide Flap Draws Product Liability Suit in Colorado

Two marijuana users in Colorado filed a lawsuit Monday against a pot business they said used an unhealthy pesticide to grow their weed – a case that lawyers say is the first product liability claim in the nation involving the …

Ski Resorts’ Avalanche Liability Weighed by Colorado High Court

The question of whether Colorado ski resorts can be liable for avalanches that happen within their boundaries comes before the state’s high court this week in a lawsuit prompted by a skier’s death. The case involves the death of Christopher Norris, …

Flood Zone Expansion Could Raise Insurance Costs for Some Coloradans

New research shows floods like the one that ransacked northern Colorado two years ago, killing 10 people, might be more common than previously thought _ and that could require more homeowners to get flood insurance and trigger more stringent construction …

Lightning Sparks Roughly 30 Fires in Colorado

Lightning across northwestern Colorado is suspected of sparking about 30 fires over the weekend, keeping firefighters running from one fire to another. The largest of the wildfires is the Four Mile Fire, which is burning on just over 1,000 acres …

Colorado School District Settles With Teacher Who Claimed Discrimination

A southern Colorado school district accused of promoting evangelical Christian ideals has reached a settlement with a teacher who filed a lawsuit claiming religious discrimination. Robert Basevitz, who is Jewish, filed a suit in May saying that the Fremont RE-2 …