Colorado News

Committee OKs Colorado Bill to Regulate Ridesharing Companies

Colorado lawmakers advanced legislation to regulate transportation companies that use cellphone apps to connect riders to drivers on their personal cars. The legislation would put companies like UberX and Lyft under the purview of the state’s public utilities commission, which …

Tumbleweeds Overrun Drought-Riddled Areas of Colorado

An expected effect of drought has caught parts of the West off guard. Mini-storms of tumbleweed have invaded the drought-stricken prairie of southern Colorado, blocking rural roads and irrigation canals, and briefly barricading homes and an elementary school. The invasion …

Recruiting Allstate in Colorado Will Pay for Refers

Under its effort to continue expanding across Colorado, Allstate says it will appoint 24 new agency owners in the state this year and it will offer to pay people for referring qualified candidates. Including support staff the expansion is expected to create at …

Woodruff-Sawyer Opens Denver Office

Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. has launched a Denver, Colo. office, Woodruff-Sawyer Colorado. The office will be headed by Gordon Zellers, the Colorado practice leader. Zellers will focus on client relationship management and business development as he works to build Woodruff-Sawyer’s presence …

Colorado Town Puts Drone Hunting On Ballot

Voting is underway in a small Colorado community that wants to issue licenses to drone hunters. Deer Trail’s town clerk, Kim Oldfield, said voting was steady after polls opened at 7 a.m. Tuesday, and results are expected within hours of …

Poll’s Preemptive Strike Against Colorado Rideshare Bill

Days before a key vote in Colorado Legislature on ridesharing regulation a large insurer has come out with a poll that shows the majority of Coloradans believe rideshare companies should cover their drivers with commercial insurance. No one has so …

Snowpack In California, Colorado Being Measured by NASA

The snowpack atop mountain peaks in California and Colorado has a new set of eyes watching from high above to better gauge the amount of water that will rumble down rivers and streams each spring as runoff. In a new …

Colorado Flood Survivors New Worry: Insurance Cost Hike

Thousands of Coloradans could face major cost increases for their flood insurance, just as many are trying to decide whether to rebuild or move on after the devastating September flooding. More than 5,700 federally subsidized policies in Colorado could be …

Red Cross App Helps Colorado, Wyoming Citizens Affected By Floods

Red Cross officials have announced the release of a smartphone application they hope will save lives if Colorado and Wyoming experience floods from runoff this spring. Gino Greco, CEO of the Red Cross Colorado & Wyoming Region, says “the floods …

Nearly $200M More For Colorado Flood Recovery

Colorado is getting an additional $199 million from the federal government to help communities devastated by September’s historic floods, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced Friday. The funds from HUD will help with housing and infrastructure repairs …