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Dan Elliott

Columbine families gather to tell stories nearly 20 years after tragedy

Many speak of forgiveness and valuing human life

Plan to focus oil rules on safety creates divide in Colorado

DENVER – Supporters of a plan to overhaul Colorado’s oil and gas regulations told lawmakers Tuesday that the measure is a flexible, common-sense approach to dealing with frequent conflicts o...

Colorado lawmakers start on contentious oil, gas overhaul

DENVER – Colorado’s Democratic-controlled Legislature is scheduled to take the first step Tuesday toward a major overhaul of state oil and gas regulations, despite objections from Republican...

Colorado Dems unveil plan for big change in oil-gas drilling

DENVER – Colorado Democratic lawmakers released a plan late Friday afternoon for a major overhaul of oil and gas regulations that would make human health and environmental protection the sta...

Outdoor retailers expand political fight

Climate push at forefront of industry

Outdoor industry pushes political fight over lands, climate

DENVER – Two years after jumping into a fight with the Trump administration over public lands, the U.S. outdoor industry is turning up the political pressure – though its impact is difficult...

With Democrats in charge, Colorado now backs clean air rule

DENVER – Colorado’s new attorney general said Wednesday the state will withdraw from a lawsuit challenging one of the Obama administration’s biggest climate change initiatives. De...

Colorado Supreme Court won’t reconsider oil and gas decision

DENVER – The Colorado Supreme Court refused to reconsider its ruling that oil and gas regulators do not have to make health and environmental protection their top priority. The co...

Court asked to reconsider ruling in oil-gas case

DENVER – The Colorado Supreme Court was asked Thursday to reconsider its decision in an oil and gas lawsuit filed by Hispanic and Native American plaintiffs because a disciplinary panel foun...

Health isn’t 1st priority for energy regulators, court rules

DENVER – The Colorado Supreme Court said Monday that state law does not allow oil and gas regulators to make health and environmental protection their top priority, prompting Democrats who c...

Santa tracker will still run despite government shutdown

DENVER – The government may be partially shut down, but that won’t stop hundreds of volunteers dressed in Christmas hats and military uniforms Monday from taking calls from children around t...

Colorado expands buffer zone between schools, oil-gas wells

DENVER – Colorado oil and gas regulators voted Tuesday to expand the mandatory buffer zone between new wells and school property, a rare victory for proponents of tighter rules for the indus...