GREELEY (AP) – Colorado’s top oil and gas regulator says the state has about 2,000 active wells for every inspector and would need to add one inspector a year to keep up with recent trends. The Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Director says Colorado’s ratio of active wells to inspectors was in the middle of seven states the commission surveyed. Alaska had the lowest ratio, 370 wells per inspector. Wyoming had the highest, 2,900 wells per inspector.
DENVER (AP) – Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is calling for a statewide recreational bike trail system. The Governor says the trail system would make Colorado healthier by encouraging more people to cycle. He says he wants to have a statewide trail completed from Wyoming to New Mexico in the next five years.
DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s state-run health insurance exchange is on track to be self-sustaining by the end of the year but is vowing to improve customer service and make other upgrades. Connect For Health Colorado officials talked up the high number of insurance companies participating in the exchange and that Colorado rate of uninsured people has gone down. Lawmakers start work next week on a bill requiring a more thorough audit of the exchange than one concluded last month.
DENVER (AP) – Bill Cosby is planning to perform in Colorado despite expected protests and a new allegation of sexual misconduct. The comedian released a statement thanking his “courageous” fans and saying he’s ready to perform in Pueblo tonight and in Denver tomorrow. The 77-year-old comedian is facing sexual assault allegations from more than 15 women, with some claims dating back decades.