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Coloradans struggle to navigate insurance after losing a home to wildfire. State lawmakers want to make it easier.

Two Colorado lawmakers plan to introduce a bill that would shorten and simplify the insurance claims process after a declared fire disaster.

Wildfire
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Colorado concert halls and ski areas are tossing one-time plastic cups

The party-scene staples will become a thing of the past as washable plastic and aluminum cups take over bars

Environment

Amid the charred ruins of Colorado wildfires, a sense of community evolves with the rebuild

While those touched by the Marshall fire regroup and reimagine their future, previous disasters reveal how fire reshapes the natural and human landscapes

Wildfire

The 7 biggest lines from Gov. Jared Polis’ 2022 State of the State address — and why they’re so notable

Colorado’s governor invoked Taylor Swift and Star Trek as he discussed his focus on saving people money and reducing crime

Politics and Government

Environmental groups launch six-figure ad campaign pressuring Colorado’s governor to act on abandoned oil and gas wells

The groups behind the campaign, which comes as Gov. Jared Polis is gearing up for a reelection push, are the Sierra Club, ProgressNow Colorado, LOGIC Colorado and Colorado Rising

Politics and Government

Nebraska will spend $500 million to claim South Platte River water from Colorado

Colorado has identified 282 new South Platte River Basin projects of its own to meet the demands of the fast-growing metro area

Environment

Sierra Club threatens to suspend 20,000-member Colorado chapter

National leadership cites ongoing conflicts between local management and volunteers, and says it may appoint other Colorado members to take over.

Environment

Boulder County allowing farmers to grow GMOs on open space after organic utopia didn’t materialize

Farming on public open space is performative, both visually and politically. But the commissioners’ reversal of restrictions on genetically engineered crops may change that.

Environment

These cells could be the key to efficient, cheap solar energy. But they have to make it in the “torture chamber” first.

Researchers at the federal lab in Golden are chasing the grail of easy-to-manufacture cells that are better at converting solar energy to electricity

Energy

“Where do we go to escape this?” The Marshall fire is Colorado’s new reality.

The Marshall fire’s spread through a densely developed, urban environment made one thing clear: Very few parts of Colorado are completely safe from wildfire.

Marshall Fire

Opinion: Devastating Colorado fires cap a year of climate disasters, with one side of the country too wet, the other too dry

Officials said the winds were so strong, there was little firefighters could do but evacuate homes and businesses in the fires’ paths

Opinion

Colorado’s trash bins are so full they’re fa-la-lalling over. Here’s why.

We’re in the 12 days of waste and excess. But Denver and Fort Collins recycling experts offer some tips on how to keep your holiday throwaways from plus-sizing.

News

Biden administration moves to expand solar power on public land in Colorado

The Bureau of Land Management issued a call for development within “solar energy zones” in Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico that combined cover about 140 square miles

Environment

First-in-the-U.S. rules that give oil and gas industry leeway in slashing emissions OK’d in Colorado

Not everyone is happy about the latitude the state Air Quality Control Commission gave operators, but the goal is to cut methane, “not vilify the oil and gas industry.”

Business

Chances of a white Christmas have melted a bit since the 1980s

Denver’s airport went from a 40% chance of Christmas snow in 1981-2010 to a 34% chance in 1991-2020.

Climate

New CDOT rules will force road projects to cut emissions — or else put money toward transit options

New highway projects must now cut overall pollution, offer transit alternatives, and force a revolution in land-use planning.

Transportation

Winds reached up to 100 mph as they pummeled Front Range, Eastern Plains

High winds knocked out power, closed roads and forced the cancellation or delay of hundreds of flights.

Climate

States volunteer to take more cuts in Colorado River water to stave off mandatory requests

The plan requires Arizona, Nevada and California to cut 500,000 acre-feet in 2022 and 2023 and requires financial investment from the states to fund water efficiency projects and programs to reduce usage throughout the lower basin.

Water

Arvada’s Olde Town Square Christmas tree was knocked over by the wind

Despite his reputation, the Grinch is not believed to have been involved

Climate

United Power makes good on threat to break its contract with Tri-State Generation

With 103,000 customers, United Power accounts for 20% of Tri-State’s business and pays almost double the open-market price for electricity.

Business
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