Colorado News

At Least 3 Tornadoes Confirmed in Colorado

People on the plains of northeastern Colorado were cleaning up this week from a powerful storm that spawned at least three tornadoes, ripped off roofs and flipped trucks and small airplanes. No serious injuries were reported in Sunday’s storm, and …

Damage in Colorado from Severe Storm Could Include Possible Tornadoes

Trees and power lines are knocked over and small planes are flipped upside down after a severe storm, which including tornado sightings and hail, moved across the plains of northeastern Colorado. A team from the National Weather Service is in …

Colorado Cleaning Up After Mudslides, Flooding

People in southern Colorado are cleaning up after heavy rain triggered mudslides and flooding and hail piled up like snow. Residents and businesses in Manitou Springs near Colorado Springs were told to evacuate because of Monday’s rain. Flood sirens were …

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 …