Colorado News

Pandemic Could Complicate Colorado’s Potentially Bad Fire Season

As if Southwest Colorado’s extreme drought wasn’t enough to raise concerns about a potentially destructive wildfire season, the added complications of the coronavirus have only fueled that anxiety. The COVID-19 outbreak demands people isolate as much as possible to reduce …

Colorado Restaurant Shut Down for Allowing Sit-Down Dining

A Colorado restaurant that opened for full service on Mother’s Day in defiance of state rules banning sit-down dining was ordered to close Monday and had its license suspended indefinitely by health officials. A video posted by Colorado Community Media …

Coronavirus Cases Surge in Reopened Colorado Beef Plant, Worker Dies

COVID-19 cases at a JBS meatpacking plant in Colorado have more than doubled “in a number of days” and a sixth employee died of the virus, a union official said on Thursday, underscoring the risks of U.S. meat plants reopening. …

Colorado Man And His Insurer to Pay $500K Over 2017 Wildfire

A Colorado man and his insurance company paid $500,000 to the U.S. government over a wildfire that burned federal land in the state. Dale Owns and Grange Insurance Association made the payment to resolve liability for the 2017 blaze that …

Passenger Reaction to Sneezing Person Caused Colorado Flight to Divert

A commercial flight from Colorado ski country to Newark, New Jersey made an unscheduled stop in Denver after several passengers became disruptive because they were seated next to someone who they thought was sick, officials said. Sunday’s diversion of the …

Report Shows Underestimated Weather Led to Colorado Wildfire

A controlled burn that became a wildfire in Colorado was the result of weather conditions that were underestimated by fire personnel, state officials said. The Colorado Department of Public Safety Compliance and Professional Standards Office issued the report Sunday about …

Charter Bus Passengers Injured in Colorado Accident

A charter bus carrying at least 50 people rolled over on a slick highway in southern Colorado, injuring some of the passengers. The Colorado State Patrol said there were no fatalities when the crash happened on Interstate 25 around sunrise …

Colorado City Settling Misconduct Claim for $125K

A Colorado city has agreed to pay $125,000 to a man who says a city police officer tackled him after helping another man break into his home two years ago. The Gazette reported Wednesday that 72-year-old William Michael Clark filed …

Lawsuit Says Colorado Railroad Ignited Fires Prior to Wildfire

A federal lawsuit says nearly 50 fires in Colorado were ignited by a railroad company in the weeks leading up to a major wildfire. The Durango Herald reported Tuesday that The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad caused the smaller …

Colorado Says Lung Disease Case Possibly Linked to Vaping

Colorado health officials say one person has been confirmed with a severe lung disease that appears to be linked to electronic cigarette products. The Denver Post reported that the state Department of Public Health and Environment is investigating a possible …