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Colorado wildfires grow as California prepares for extreme winds

The so-called East Troublesome Fire burning in Grand County, Colorado, has exploded from 19,000 acres to more than 125,000 on Thursday, becoming the second-largest fire in the state's history, and forcing thousands of families to evacuate.

Colorado's Cameron Peak Fire is now biggest in state's history

Colorado's Cameron Peak Fire, which started in mid-August, is now the biggest in the state's recorded history, having burned more than 203,000 acres of land in the north-central part of the state as of Monday morning. The fire is 62 percent contained.

Wildfires in California and Colorado fueled by brutal heatwave

Firefighters in Southern Californian and in Colorado are struggling to contain multiple wildfires in brutal dry heat, and in some areas, windy conditions. The fires have forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes and triggered air quality alerts.

Wildfires in three Western states have burned over 90,000 acres

Firefighters across three Western states are battling wildfires that have destroyed more than 90,000 acres. Rising temperatures have not helped as firefighters in California, Oregon and Colorado work to get the blazes under control.

Gambian man in US charged with torturing prisoners in home country

Los Angeles - A Gambian man living in Colorado was arrested Thursday on federal torture charges for his alleged role in abusing political prisoners suspected of plotting a failed coup in The Gambia in 2006.

Researchers forecast an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season

Sixteen named storms, including eight hurricanes, are forecast for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, according to early predictions released Thursday by experts at Colorado State University.

Tri-State to retire all coal-fired plants in Colorado, New Mexico

Denver - Tri-State Generation & Transmission, which serves 43 electric associations in Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Nebraska, announced the closures of two coal-fired power plants and a coal mine in Colorado and New Mexico on Thursday.

Op-Ed: Following humans into space, fungi and bacteria are real risks

Boulder - Humans live surrounded by microorganisms of all kinds. The most persistent are on skin and on anything around people. They’re also going into space and could become a serious issue.

Op-Ed: Who's gonna pay for Trump's Colorado border wall? — New Mexico?

I believe our president has lost his ever-loving mind - Speaking in Pittsburg at a shale conference today, he made a most unusual remark about his border wall. He told his audience he was building it in Colorado. Really?

First-ever water cutbacks announced along Colorado River

Arizona, Nevada, and Mexico will be required to take less water from the Colorado River for the first time ever next year under a set of agreements that aim to keep enough water in Lake Mead to reduce the risk of a crash.

'El Chapo' enters US supermax prison in Colorado

New York - Fallen Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was locked up Friday at the ADX federal maximum security prison in the US state of Colorado, where he will spend the rest of his days."We can confirm that...

Colorado-based Ball Corp. pursues science-based climate targets

Broomfield - Only 210 companies worldwide have approved science-based targets on the books. Colorado-based Ball Corp., which manufactures metal packaging and provides aerospace technologies and services, will soon be joining this elite group.

Social equity the slumbering elephant behind legalizing marijuana

Questions about marijuana and social justice have played a prominent role this year in several U.S. states' debates about pot legalization.

Student killed in US school shooting near Columbine

Highlands Ranch - A teenaged student was fatally shot and multiple others were wounded Tuesday in a school shooting by fellow pupils in the US state of Colorado, across town from one of the worst gun massacres in the country's modern history.

Eight students wounded in US school shooting near Columbine

Highlands Ranch - At least eight teenaged students were wounded Tuesday in a school shooting by fellow pupils in the US state of Colorado, police said, across town from one of the worst gun massacres in the country's modern history.

Colorado to fine drivers of gas cars who park in EV bays

Drivers of petrol (gas) cars in the U.S. state of Colorado risk new fines if they park their cars in parking bays reserved for the charging of electric vehicles. This follows new legislation passed by the General Assembly.

Coloradans mark 20th anniversary of a dark day: Columbine shooting

Littleton - It has been 20 years since two heavily armed young men in dark trenchcoats entered a Colorado high school and launched a bloody attack that seared the word "Columbine" into the American psyche, forever transforming the debate on gun rights and school v...

Coloradans mark 20th anniversary of a dark day: Columbine shooting

Littleton - It has been 20 years since two heavily armed young men in dark trenchcoats entered a Colorado high school and launched a bloody attack that seared the word "Columbine" into the American psyche, forever transforming the debate on gun rights and school v...

Colorado launches pilot program to install smart chargers for EVs

Boulder - Colorado is working to learn more about how electric cars (EVs) can aid it in moving towards a renewable energy grid. The non-profit Platte River Power Authority (PRPA) announced last month that it is joining forces with eMotorWerks.

El Chapo likely headed to 'Alcatraz of the Rockies'

Los Angeles - He has already managed to escape twice from high-security prisons in Mexico.But this time, crime lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman may find it more difficult to slip away from the "Supermax" prison in Colorado where he is likely headed.
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