• Feds Approve Colorado Reinsurance DENVER (AP) – Governor Jared Polis plans to confirm that the federal government has approved a Colorado reinsurance plan designed to lower premiums for individuals buying insurance on the state health care exchange. Polis already has released projections showing that premiums next year for 400,000 Coloradans – about 8% of those buying insurance on the exchange ...
  • Upper Middle Mamm Creek Fire Smoke from a remote wildfire may be visible from Rifle and I-70 for the next few days. Lynn Lockwood with the White River National Forest says firefighters from the Upper Colorado Interagency Fire and Aviation Management Unit discovered the fire yesterday in the upper Middle Mamm Creek drainage, about 10 miles south of Rifle. The fire is ...
  • Colorado Payback not Quite Working DENVER (AP) – State officials say the Great Colorado Payback program is not working as intended. The Colorado Auditor’s Office released a report Monday identifying problems with the unclaimed property program. The Great Colorado Payback began in 1987 to tell Colorado Residents about unclaimed property the state is legally required to keep. The items include forgotten bank account ...
  • Colorado Protests the BLM’s Plan for Public Land in the State DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s Department of Natural Resources is protesting the Trump administration’s management plan for public lands in the southwest corner of the state. Department Director Dan Gibbs sent the U.S. Bureau of Land Management an eight-page letter Monday, saying the plan doesn’t do enough to protect the Gunnison sage grouse, or other migrating wildlife. Gibbs ...
  • Bureau of Land Management Announces Plans for the Next Oil & Gas Lease Sale GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) – The Bureau of Land Management plans to offer up 83 parcels for its next oil and gas lease sale in Colorado. That includes about 123 square miles in northwest Colorado that are expected to be included in the Sept. 26 sale. The quarterly sale includes nearly 108 square miles of greater ...
  • Colorado Agencies & Automobile Manufacturing Groups Reach an Agreement Following more than six months of collaborative conversations and negotiation, CDOT, the Colorado Energy Office, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and Global Automakers have reached a consensus agreement on a proposed Zero Emission Vehicle regulation. The parties are jointly submitting this joint alternative regulatory proposal to the Air Quality Control Commission for consideration. If approved, ...
  • Donor Pledges to Pay Overtime Costs from V.P.’s Visit to Aspen (AP) – An anonymous donor has pledged to pay overtime costs of Colorado public safety personnel connected to Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Aspen earlier this month. Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo said, that the county Republican Party had found a person who agreed to pay the overtime costs of law enforcement, public works and ...
  • Bustang Ridership is Strong; Expansions Planned FRISCO, Colo. (AP) – Colorado transportation officials say ridership on the state bus service is exceeding expectations as the service marked its fourth anniversary this month. Bustang has recorded more than 238,000 riders in 2018-19, continuing to grow from the more than 102,000 riders recorded in the service’s first year. Bustang program manager Mike Timlin says the ...
  • Denver is One of Two Finalists for National Medal of Honor Museum ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – The Dallas area and Denver have been identified as the two finalists to become the new home for the one hundred fifty million dollar National Medal of Honor Museum. The National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation is expected to make a final decision by October. The museum currently is located aboard the USS ...
  • Remains of Girl Located Nearly 35 Years After Her Disappearance GREELEY, Colo. (AP) – Police in northern Colorado say they’ve identified human remains found this week at an oil and gas site as those of a 12-year-old girl who disappeared in 1984. Police say the remains are those of Jonelle Matthews, who disappeared after performing in a Christmas concert in Greeley on Dec. 20, 1984. Matthews was ...