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State Offering Foreclosure Counseling

Posted: 04/21/2008 - State and Federal officials are recommending foreclosure counseling to homeowners hit hard by the mortgage foreclosure crisis.

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Bill to Control Wastewater Shelved for Another Year.

Posted: 04/21/2008 - A state legislator who wants to set regulations for how energy companies dispose of liquid waste after drilling for natural gas will have to wait another year to introduce a bill targeting the industry.

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Police Say Not Enough Cops to Patrol Colo. Springs

 Police Say Not Enough Cops to Patrol Colo. Springs

Posted: 04/21/2008 - Colorado Springs say they don't have enough police officers or money to adequately patrol the city, leading to longer response times to emergencies and thousands of 911 going unanswered.

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Investigators Report Cause of Fatal Fire

Posted: 04/19/2008 - A wildfire that left two firefighters dead, charred 8,900 acres of grassland and destroyed at least eight homes started in a trash and hay pile that had been intentionally burned but not fully extinguished.

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Bark-Beetle Hazards Close Campgrounds in National Forests

Posted: 04/18/2008 - The U.S. forest service says 23 campgrounds and picnic areas in northern Colorado and southeastern Wyoming will be closed for the season because of hazards caused by trees that have been killed by bark beetles.

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Lawmakers Approve Major Health Insurance Reform

Posted: 04/18/2008 - A house committee has approved a bill that would require health insurance firms to get prior approval for rate hikes, punish them for improper denial of claims, and encourage efficiencies -- despite industry claims that it will drive up costs.

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Wet Winter May Not Prevent Fire Season

Posted: 04/18/2008 - A wet winter may leave people thinking that this fire season may not be as severe as years past but this year there's already been three wildfires and three deaths.

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Lawmakers Fuming Over State Hiring A Mediator

Posted: 04/18/2008 - Republican lawmakers are fuming over a decision by Governor Bill Ritter's administration to hire a professional mediator to help craft a bill that would guarantee tenant rights.

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3 Issued Tickets After 70 Car Pileup

Posted: 04/18/2008 - The Colorado State Patrol says three drivers involved in a 70-vehicle pileup on interstate 70 have been issued tickets for careless driving.

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Highway Where Firefighters Died Reopens

Posted: 04/18/2008 - The highway where two firefighters died earlier this week while responding to a wildfire near Ordway has reopened, with highway engineers temporarily replacing a collapsed bridge with culverts.

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Accidents, Force Closure Of EB Interstate 70 At Silverthorne

Posted: 04/17/2008 - Snow and icy roads led to several minor accidents on the steep approach to eisenhower tunnel beneath the continental divide on interstate 70, forcing the closure of the eastbound lanes of the state's main east-west highway for several Hours.

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Updated: Fire Victims Identified; Residents View Smoldering Ruins

Posted: 04/16/2008 - Stunned residents are looking over the smoldering ruins of their homes after a fast-moving wildfire swept through parts of Ordway -- killing two volunteer firefighters, scorching 14 square miles of grassland and forcing hundreds of people to flee.

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