Colorado News

Wildfire Destroys 100-Plus Colorado Homes, Other Blazes Burning in West

More than 100 homes in the Colorado mountains were destroyed by a growing wildfire, while hundreds of others across the parched U.S. West remained under evacuations Tuesday. A fire near Fort Garland, roughly 200 miles southwest of Denver, had destroyed …

Fury of Hailstorms Battered Colorado, Insured Losses ‘Skyrocketing’

The hailstorms that hit Northern Colorado and the Denver-metro just over a week ago carried a $276.4 million insurance price tag. The storms followed a Southern Colorado hailstorm a week earlier that caused an estimated $169 million in insured losses. …

Former Colorado Police Officer Sentenced for Defrauding Homeowners Insurer

A former Colorado police officer has been sentenced to 45 days in jail and five years of probation for felony insurance fraud. The Post Independent reported that ex-Silt police Col. Michael Taylor was also ordered to pay more than $70,000 …

Regulators Cite 4 Employers in Deadly 2017 Explosion in Colorado

Federal regulators have cited four employers, including the largest oil and gas producer in Colorado, for exposing employees to health and safety hazards in connection with a May 2017 explosion that killed one employee and burned others. The Denver Post …

Coffee Shop Seeks to Become Denver’s First Legal Marijuana Club

Colorado’s largest city is reviewing the first application from a business seeking to be among the nation’s first legal marijuana clubs, a step that comes more than a year after voters approved a bring-your-own pot measure. Dan Rowland, a spokesman …

Study Links Colorado, New Mexico Quakes to Oil and Gas Fluid Injections

A rash of earthquakes in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico between 2008 and 2010 was likely due to fluids pumped deep underground during oil and gas wastewater disposal, according to a study from Colorado University Boulder. The study, which …

New Rules for Oil-Gas Lines Proposed Following Colorado Blast

Colorado energy regulators are proposing tighter rules for shutting down oil and gas pipelines after a fatal explosion blamed on natural gas leaking from a line that was thought to be out of service but was still connected to a …

Colorado Police Officer Arrested for Alleged Fraudulent Insurance Claims

A Colorado police officer indicted by a state grand jury was arrested on multiple felony counts for allegedly lying about his home and car being burglarized and collecting nearly $60,000 in fraudulent insurance claims. The Aspen Daily News reported Silt …

Colorado Tells Sessions That Pot Industry Is Working And Can Be Better

Colorado’s legal marijuana industry is working – and can work better with federal collaboration, the state’s governor and Republican attorney general told U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a letter. Gov. John Hickenlooper and Attorney General Cynthia Coffman urged Sessions …

Brightway Insurance Opening Agencies in Washington and Colorado

Brightway Insurance on Monday will open new agencies in Washington and Colorado. Vays Sarwar will open Brightway, The Sarwar Agency. The agency will be located in Spokane, Wash. Rob Scheibe will open Brightway, The Scheibe Agency. The agency will be …