Colorado News

Colorado Considers Limiting Cellphone Use in Cars

Drivers would have to use a hands-free device to use their cell phones under a bill being considered by Colorado state lawmakers. The bill would make it illegal to use a cell phone to make calls or use apps while …

Colorado Launches Campaign to Stop Stoned Driving

Colorado is launching a new “Drive High, Get A DUI” campaign to remind drivers that newly legal marijuana should be treated like alcohol and not used before driving. The campaign includes radio and TV ads and new posters to be …

Colorado Flood Debris Removal Set for Monday

The Colorado Department of Transportation will be making another pass Monday to pick up flood debris at two locations along U.S. Highway 36 between Lyons and Estes Park. The department is asking residents to bring trees, brush, grass and other …

Colorado Snowboard Accident Leads to Lawsuit

A pilot for the German airline Lufthansa has filed a lawsuit in federal court blaming a Colorado man for causing a snowboarding accident at Snowmass Ski Area last year. According to the Aspen Times, the lawsuit says Richard Price was …

Colorado Awarded Grant to Prevent Stoned Driving

Colorado plans to advertise the dangers of stoned driving and train more police officers in spotting drivers impaired by marijuana with a new $400,000 federal grant. “It’s ironic we’re using federal funding for something that is illegal federally,” Colorado Department …

Colorado Posts 6% Increase in Questionable Claims Since 2010: NICB

In 2010, there were 1,566 Colorado questionable claims referred to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) from its member insurance companies. In 2011, the number dropped to 1,403, but rose in 2012 to 1,663—an increase of 6 percent from 2010’s …

Arson Investigated at Colorado Office of BLM

An investigation was underway by federal and other authorities after someone smashed computers and other equipment and set fire to the federal Bureau of Land Management office in Gunnison, Colo. Investigators said Thursday they have not determined a motive for …

Caliber Collision Expands In Colorado Market

Caliber Collision Centers, a collision repair facilities operator, announced that it has acquired nine Global Collision locations in and around the Denver, Colo., market. “Our acquisition of Global Collision dramatically expands our penetration in this market while providing greater customer …

Company Donates to Colorado Fire Departments

Honeywell Inc. is donating more than $250,000 to volunteer fire departments that helped battle wildfires in Colorado this summer. According to KKTV-TV, the money was donated by Honeywell employees worldwide and was matched by the company on Wednesday. Six volunteer …

Colorado Fire Departments Scrambling to Recruit Volunteers

With several pails of diesel fuel at his side, veteran Hayden, Colo., firefighter Wayne DeLuca was preparing to show this year’s class of recruits how to fight fire. Inside the training facility just south of Hayden, DeLuca poured fuel on …