Colorado News

Workers’ Comp Claims from 10 Years of Legal Cannabis in Colorado Reveal a Boring Trend

Data on injured workers from the nation’s most mature adult-use cannabis market is pretty boring. No excessive claims resulting from injuries suffered by stoned forklift drivers, high cultivators, or even dispensary workers who were hurt during a robbery. How about …

Insurtech Joyn Adds Business Coverages in Five Western States

Insurance technology company Joyn Insurance Services Inc. announced that it will offer coverage in an additional five states for effective dates beginning June 1. The company is adding property, general liability, and excess lines of coverage in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, …

Online Marketplace Letgo Sued Following Colorado Slayings

The online marketplace Letgo is facing a wrongful death lawsuit after the parents of five children were fatally shot and robbed while using the app to try to buy a used SUV in suburban Denver in 2020. The lawsuit filed …

Flood Specialist reThought Provides Resources for Understanding NFIP Risk Rating 2.0

Broomfield, CO., March 23, 2021, – Insurtech MGA reThought Insurance (‘reThought’) is offering rate reviews for flood insurance brokers poised to see unspecified rate adjustments from the National Flood Insurance Program (‘NFIP’)’s release of Risk Rating 2.0, the program’s first …

New Chief at Pinnacol in Colorado Plans to Transform Hundred-Year-Old Carrier to Deal with Changing Workforce

John O’Donnell picked an interesting time to change jobs. The way the world works is radically changing, and just as the pandemic – apparently – wanes, he’s taking the helm of a large workers’ compensation provider. The biggest challenge he …

Colorado Wildfire Victims Hitting ‘Green’ Building Code Hurdle

Some homeowners recovering from Colorado’s most destructive wildfire in history, which decimated entire neighborhoods near Denver late last year, say they could end up paying tens of thousands of dollars more to rebuild because of environmentally sustainable construction standards passed …

3 Hurt When Floor Collapses During Colorado House Party

Three people were taken to a hospital after a floor collapsed during a house party in a Denver area suburb, authorities said. South Metro Fire Rescue said crews responded Saturday at about 9:30 p.m. to the home southeast of Aurora, …

Colorado Lawmakers Make First Pass on Wildfire Bill

Colorado lawmakers passed a bill to increase wildfire mitigation efforts, just a month since a devastating fire tore through suburbs north of Denver, destroying more than 1,000 homes and businesses and killing at least one person. The bill heard Tuesday …

Mining Company to Pay Colorado $1.6M in Proposed Settlement for Spill

A mining company has agreed to pay Colorado $1.6 million to resolve its liability for natural resource damage related to the 2015 Gold King Mine spill that fouled rivers in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. The proposed consent decree with …

Colorado Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Seafood Sickens 82

A salmonella outbreak tied to seafood that Denver, Colo.-based Northeast Seafood Products Inc. processed or manufactured has sickened at least 82 Coloradans in 14 counties. Of 102 people in 14 states who got sick from salmonella, all but two live …