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Report that oil field methane emissions are down by half is wrong, Front Range cities with own pollution monitors say

Broomfield, Boulder County, Erie and Longmont are tracking air pollution with their own network of ground-level sensors

Environment

Plane that crashed in Boulder County, killing 4, was on local sightseeing flight, NTSB says

The NTSB says the plane was flying for Bluebird Aviation, a Broomfield-based company that offered sightseeing flights

News

4 people were aboard small plane that crashed in western Boulder County, FAA says

At least one of the four people were killed in the crash in Lefthand Canyon

News

The gun dealer next door: In-home gun sales become target of one Colorado city’s residents and officials

Greenwood Village banned commercial firearm sales from homes following outrage over one man’s business. But the new ordinance doesn’t affect his business.

News

Lyons gets short extension to pitch alternatives to Boulder County’s Cemex deal

Town officials are not happy about exclusion from negotiations, and join neighbors in slamming 15 more years of heavy coal-fired pollution.

Environment

Boulder County cement plant neighbors say proposed pact is rushed, too easy on pollution

Cemex proposed closing a mine and its partner cement kiln by 2037, trading open space for permit extensions, but opposition may build.

Environment

Colorado passed new laws intended to help tenants. But those affected by the Marshall fire say they’re not working. 

Renters in the fire area say they’re dealing with price gouging, retaliation and smoke damage six months after the fire.

Wildfire

Woman cited with causing Boulder County grassfire after pouring ashes from fire pit in her garden

Helena Syrovatkova, 48, is accused of sparking the April 19 Tally Ho fire, which prompted evacuations and damaged yards and fences of eight residential properties, authorities said.

Wildfire

After-action report finds numerous shortcomings in Marshall fire emergency communications

Despite communication barriers, about 37,500 people fled the area in about three to four hours, according to an after-action report which called the effort “unprecedented.”

Marshall Fire

Boulder County has choices to make about smokestacks, a quarry and open space. Which way will they go?

Cemex wants 15 more years of mining near Lyons and popular Rabbit Mountain, in exchange for closing its high-polluting cement kiln in 2037. Is it a deal?

Environment

Boulder County commissioners adopt fire-resistant requirements for homes on eastern grassy plains

Boulder County commissioners adopted the requirements, sparked by the disastrous Marshall fire, in a 3-0 vote Thursday

Marshall Fire

Majority of homeowners trying to rebuild after the Marshall fire may be massively underinsured, analysis finds

The Colorado Division of Insurance says the total amount of underinsurance may be as high as $179 million

Wildfire

“An incredible frustration”: Boulder County fire officials have long sought better wildfire escape routes

The concern about escape paths has gained new urgency after the 2021 Marshall fire destroyed more than 1,000 homes in Boulder County.

Wildfire

Boulder County officials propose fire-resistant requirements for homes in eastern grassy plains

Fire-resistant requirements have long been required for homeowners in the foothills of unincorporated Boulder County.

Marshall Fire

Opinion: Polluters should pay for their damage to Colorado’s climate

The taxpayers are overburdened. The polluters must pay up

Opinion Columns

Louisville burned down Dec. 30. The city manager started the next day.

City manager Jeffrey Durbin joined the swelling ranks of officials who have weathered climate disasters. One difference: He started his job the morning after the Marshall fire.

Marshall Fire

Zornio: High-performance homes are the smart rebuild choice for Marshall fire victims

New rebates and incentives are offering residents an affordable way to build back better after the Marshall fire

Opinion Columns

Homesites destroyed in the Marshall fire are going up for sale. Who will buy them?

At least 10 lots in Superior and Louisville where homes were leveled by the fire are on the market. None have changed hands yet.

Marshall Fire

Emergency alerts were a problem long before the Marshall fire, reports show

Adoption of Amber-style alerts has been slow, even as experts and after-action reports say counties’ reverse 911 systems alone are inadequate.

Marshall Fire

Boulder King Soopers where 10 were killed reopens to mixed emotions

Store's workers and customers overwhelmingly wanted the store to reopen and the company said it heeded changes they asked for

Crime and Courts
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