Colorado News

Colorado City Settles with Man Shot by Stun Gun for $875K

The Boulder City Council in Colorado has approved an $875,000 settlement with a man who was injured after a police officer shot him with a stun gun in March 2019. Christopher Mahan got into the wrong Lyft vehicle while intoxicated …

Small Earthquake Confirmed Near Colorado-Utah Border

A small earthquake hit a rural area Saturday near the Colorado-Utah border, the University of Utah Seismograph Stations confirmed. The magnitude 4.3 earthquake took place at 7:11 p.m on Saturday. The epicenter was 3 1/2 miles southwest of Bedrock, Colorado, …

Dry Weather Worsening in Colorado, 17% in ‘Exceptional Drought’

The summer drought that lingered throughout Colorado has become worse. The entire state is currently experiencing abnormally dry conditions and nearly 17% of the land area is in exceptional drought, the most extreme category, the U.S. Drought Monitor said. The …

Colorado Files Suit Against Juul for Marketing to Minors

Colorado has filed a lawsuit against an e-cigarette manufacturer saying the company marketed products to children and downplayed health risks. The lawsuit filed in Denver District Court this week says Juul Labs Inc. violated the Colorado Consumer Protection Act, The …

Forest Service Orders Colorado Train to Halt Wildfire Mitigation

The U.S. Forest Service shut down an extensive fire mitigation project after raising concerns about the number of trees being cut down and sold to a logging company in southwestern Colorado. The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad completed eight …

Colorado Wildfire Grows to 4.2 Square Miles

A lightning-caused wildfire in southwestern Colorado that has led to the evacuation of more than two dozen homes has grown to about 4.2 square miles. The fire started Saturday and was burning on private and U.S. Bureau of Land Management …

Colorado Insurer Group Calls out Bill Targeting Businesses to Make-up for Budget Shortfall

Colorado lawmakers are putting thousands of jobs at risk with a proposal that would repeal Colorado’s Regional Home Office Insurance Premium Tax Credit, an insurer group is charging. HB20-1420 will have significant consequences to thousands of current and future Colorado …

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. …