Posted inHealth, News

Colorado abortion providers are preparing for an influx of patients from Texas

Abortion providers in Colorado saw the difference when Texas banned abortions at the start of the pandemic. More calls from Texas area codes. More Texas license plates. More stories about 16-hour drives.  Now, providers are preparing for what could be a far more sustained increase, as a near-total ban on abortion takes effect in Texas, […]

Posted inBusiness, Climate, Energy, News

Colorado governor pressures PUC to protect utility customers from storm price surges

Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday urged the state Public Utilities Commission to protect consumers from gas and electric price spikes experienced by utility companies during the Valentine’s Day weekend Southwest cold snap, adding pressure to a PUC investigation of power company requests to raise prices.  Utilities have told regulators in multiple states that their costs […]

Posted inCrime and Courts, News

Federal prosecutors charge Texas billionaire with Colorado ties in $2 billion tax fraud scheme

By Janie Har, The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Federal prosecutors charged Texas billionaire Robert Brockman on Thursday with a $2 billion tax fraud scheme in what they say is the largest such case against an American. Department of Justice officials said at a news conference that Brockman, 79, hid capital gains income over 20 […]

Posted inBusiness, COVID, News, Outdoors

How Colorado’s independent Wolf Creek ski area plans to navigate a coronavirus reopening

Almost 4,200 Wolf Creek skiers responded to a survey sent by the ski area’s owner, Davey Pitcher.  They were largely from New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma as well as surrounding communities like Pagosa Springs and South Fork. Typical Wolf Creek skiers. They all said, heck yeah they wanted to ski this season. And they were […]

Posted inCOVID, News, Politics and Government

Audio: Second-home owners try to rally political power in Gunnison County after ban

In early April, Gunnison County announced that second-homeowners had to stay out of the county, to limit the spread of COVID-19. Now, second-homeowners who are frustrated by their lack of a voice on local issues are working to sway the upcoming county commissioner election. Jason Blevins has been following this story for The Colorado Sun and joined us to discuss […]

Posted inCOVID, News, Politics and Government

Gunnison County second-home owners, sour from being temporarily banned during coronavirus, gear up for political fight

One of the most timeworn laments of second-home owners in resort towns is their lack of a voice on political and taxation issues. Nonresidents can’t vote in their second-home communities, but the sales and property taxes they pay and the charitable contributions they make float a lot of high-country economies. After Gunnison County banned part-time […]