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Bill to lower high cost of Colorado health insurance passes state House test

Bill to lower high cost of Colorado health insurance passes state House test

A bipartisan bill in the state House aimed at lowering Western Slope health insurance rates, sponsored by Dillon Democrat Millie Hamner and co-sponsored by Steamboat Springs Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush,…

From autonomy to snowtonomy: How Ford Fusion Hybrid autonomous research vehicle can navigate in winter

From autonomy to snowtonomy: How Ford Fusion Hybrid autonomous research vehicle can navigate in winter

DEARBORN, Mich. – Driving in snow can be a slippery challenge, with the potential for one blizzardy gust to white-out your field of view – a situation faced by the…

Bill aimed at exposing high drug prices killed in House committee

Bill aimed at exposing high drug prices killed in House committee

A transparency bill targeting runaway drug prices that had widespread and bipartisan support in both chambers of the Colorado Legislature was killed 9-4 by the House Committee on Health, Insurance…

Glenwood Canyon rock slide shuts down I-70, forces major detours

Glenwood Canyon rock slide shuts down I-70, forces major detours

Interstate 70 — one of the nation’s main east-west highways for commercial truck traffic and the primary connection between Vail and Aspen ski areas — remains entirely closed to vehicle…

Ford rolls out unique new Focus RS Winter Wheel & Tire Package

Ford rolls out unique new Focus RS Winter Wheel & Tire Package

Buyers of the all-new, all-wheel-drive 350-horsepower Ford Focus RS will now be able to order a fully certified winter tire kit for great driving performance in the snow as Ford…

Hullinghorst hopeful latest draft of local-control bill will fly

Hullinghorst hopeful latest draft of local-control bill will fly

Colorado House Majority Leader Dickey Lee Hullinghorst on Friday confirmed the administration of Gov. John Hickenlooper is circulating a draft version of a compromise “local-control” oil and gas bill that…

Senate approves bill to increase fines for oil and gas spills

Senate approves bill to increase fines for oil and gas spills

The Colorado Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that will increase fines for oil and gas spills for the first time since 1955. Already approved by the House, the legislation…

CU anthropologist: Ancient settlements share mathematical similarities to modern cities

CU anthropologist: Ancient settlements share mathematical similarities to modern cities

Visitors to the ancient city of Teotihuacan—with its pyramidal structures arranged in careful geometric patterns, its temples, and its massive central thoroughfare, dubbed Street of the Dead—in Mexico may have…

EPA co-hosts New Partners for Smart Growth Conference in Denver

EPA co-hosts New Partners for Smart Growth Conference in Denver

Denver has put itself in the urban planning-spotlight in recent years with its bike share program, its light-rail system, and a host of other transit-oriented development projects, and it will…

Colorado-made satellite will measure effects of solar irradiance on climate

Colorado-made satellite will measure effects of solar irradiance on climate

A $5 million instrument designed and built by the University of Colorado Boulder to study the sun’s natural variability in order to better discern human-caused climate effects will be launched…

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