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New EPA guidelines on PFAS “forever chemicals” put Frisco far over drinking water limits

Drinking water in Frisco is tainted with dangerous levels of the PFAS “forever chemicals” from suspected firefighting foam runoff into nearby creeks, according to new EPA guidance that radically lowered safety levels and sent state officials in search of cities with similarly compromised water systems.  More than 100 city and town water systems across the […]

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Colorado task force refers 17 cases of unemployment fraud to prosecutors

A state task force investigating suspicious jobless claims has now referred 17 cases for criminal prosecution, the Colorado Attorney General’s Office said Friday.  The AG’s office, which is part of the Colorado Unemployment Fraud Task Force, said the total loss in unemployment fraud “exceeds $300,000.”  “These are complex cases that take time to develop, and […]

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Colorado attorney general sues makers of firefighting foam that uses “forever chemicals” threatening drinking water

The Colorado Attorney General’s Office filed suit Monday against 15 makers of firefighting foam that contains “forever chemicals” called PFAS, alleging the companies caused contamination found in water samples taken across the state and endangered public health.  The lawsuit in state district court says the companies, including five related to DuPont, “knew or should have […]

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Colorado officials order closure of 11 COVID testing sites run by 2 companies, citing safety and reporting concerns

Colorado officials ordered 11 coronavirus testing sites to shut down Saturday, saying the two companies running them have failed to report testing results as required under the law.  The testing sites run by Center for COVID Control and Macagain Corp. stretch from Boulder to Colorado Springs.  Center for COVID Control, with sites in Denver and […]

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Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters announces reelection campaign amid new grand jury investigation

GRAND JUNCTION — Standing in front of the Mesa County Justice Center where a grand jury will weigh possible criminal charges against her, Tina Peters asked about three dozen cheering supporters if they wanted her to “stay and fight” and then announced she will run for a second term as Mesa County Clerk and Recorder. […]