Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association closed the coal-fired Nucla Station in September, more than two years earlier than expected. (William Woody, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Coal-fired power plants are closing early and Colorado lawmakers want to ease towns’ tough transition

House Bill 1037 would let electric companies recoup money spent to build the plants while funding economic impact grants to towns losing jobs along the way

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“An extremely, extremely challenging day”: Widespread destruction feared after East Troublesome fire explodes

The blaze grew to 125,000 acres as it swept Grand County on Wednesday night toward Grand Lake and through an area packed with homes, lodges and other businesses

Colorado child protection caseworker under investigation for falsifying reports about checking on kids, at-risk adults

The alleged fraud was uncovered after Moffat County fell behind on abuse and neglect reports, and the state sent in a team of 15 caseworkers to clean up the mess

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Denver’s unique sales tax to fight climate change could be a blueprint for future action nationwide

Ballot measure 2A is part of Denver’s efforts to cut its greenhouse gas emissions in the city, but some are concerned about regressive nature of the tax