Colorado News

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 …

Colorado’s Snowpack Raises Flooding Concerns

The high water content of Colorado’s mountain snowpack has forecasters concerned about the potential for flooding from the annual snowmelt runoff. The National Weather Service says water content ranges from 324 percent of normal in the South Platte drainage basin …

Colorado Governor Signs Bill Increasing Immigrant Driver’s License Locations

A bill increasing the number of locations where Colorado residents who are in the country illegally can obtain driver’s licenses has become law. Gov. Jared Polis signed the legislation on Tuesday. Farming, dairy and other business groups backed the initiative, …

Colorado Refocuses Rules on Safety, Won’t Halt Drilling

Colorado officials said that they had no plans to stop energy companies from drilling for oil and gas while regulators overhaul state rules to make health, safety and the environment their top priority. Dan Gibbs, chief of the state Department …

Colorado Begins Work on New Safety-Focused Oil and Gas Rules

Colorado oil and gas regulators are outlining some of their first planned rule changes under a new law that makes public safety and the environment their top priorities. The Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will meet with industry representatives and …

Workers’ Comp Claims in Colorado’s Cannabis Industry Not as High as You Think

It’s a safe bet that there are a number of those among us who envision workers in the marijuana industry as mostly a bunch of mellow bud-blazers haphazardly performing the daily tasks of trimming, potting, transporting or selling cannabis. Those …

Holmes Murphy Moves Denver Office

Holmes Murphy has moved to a new location in the firm’s Denver, Colo. market. Executives said one reason for the move was to accommodate the firm’s growth. Nearly 40 employees occupy the new location. Including its office in Denver, Holmes …

Drilling Rules in Colorado Would Undergo Major Shift Under Bill

Legislation being drafted in Colorado would prioritize health and safety over fostering oil and gas development, Governor Jared Polis and top state lawmakers said. The bill, yet to be introduced, would represent a major shift in how the state regulates …

$6B in Marijuana Sales in Colorado Since 2014

Colorado regulators say more than $6 billion in marijuana products have been sold since 2014 in the state. The figures released this week represent sales through the end of 2018. According to the Colorado Department of Revenue, more than $1.54 …