Denver startup Cipher Skin wins interest, investment from Boyett Petroleum

A Denver startup whose technology transmits real-time data about the human body and other physical objects has garnered the attention — and money — of a California-based fuel supplier and retailer. Cipher Skin Inc. said in a statement that Boyett Petroleum, based in Modesto, Calif., recently invested $1 million in its technology that is designed to monitor the flows in pipelines and detect leaks. Company officials said a Cipher Skin

Colorado family leave advocates pursue ballot measure

A Colorado group is trying to put a measure on the state ballot asking voters to pass family and medical leave in case lawmakers don’t pass legislation this year. Colorado Families First took the first steps toward that effort Tuesday, filing two initiatives with the Legislative Council. A hearing is scheduled for Feb. 4. “Bad luck or a medical diagnosis shouldn’t leave anyone in financial ruin,” said Wendy Howell, a

Colorado oil and gas producer KP Kauffman to pay $3.5 million in fines, repairs in air pollution settlement

Federal and state authorities have reached a settlement agreement that would compel Denver-based oil and gas producer KP Kauffman to pay $1 million and spend $2.5 million more improving pollution controls at 67 facilities in Colorado to resolve alleged violations of air quality laws. The settlement filed Tuesday in federal court means 93% of the 3,141 oil and gas industry facilities with storage tanks in the area around metro Denver

Colorado lawmakers seek extra protection against threats to themselves

State Rep. Matt Soper says that when he told his constituents he would run a bill to stiffen punishment against people who threaten Colorado elected officials, one of them offered a less than gentle reminder of what happened to the monarchy during the French Revolution. “The tone was angry. Very angry,” said Soper, a Delta Republican. “The criticism is that I’m trying to make a special class out of lawmakers,

Colordo Sen. Brittany Pettersen’s baby arrives

State Sen. Brittany Pettersen has become the first Colorado state senator to give birth while in office. The Lakewood Democrat and her husband, Denver Post columnist Ian Silverii, welcomed a baby boy named Davis on Sunday. “He’s doing amazingly well and so is mom,” Silverii tweeted Tuesday. Provided by Ian SilveriiState Sen. Brittany Pettersen, a Lakewood Democrat, holds her baby son, Davis. Pettersen texted The Denver Post: “Everybody says you

Burglaries of Denver marijuana businesses hit 3-year high in 2019

Police are investigating a string of armed robberies of metro-area dispensaries in December as the number of break-ins at Denver marijuana businesses hit a three-year high in 2019. Dispensaries in the city reported five robberies and 122 burglaries last year, according to the Denver Police Department. Both offenses increased slightly from 2018, when Denver marijuana businesses reported one robbery and 120 burglaries. Overall, crimes related to the marijuana industry accounted

Citizen gave FAA idea to move airport flight path from Boulder to Gilpin

A controversial push by federal aviation authorities to shift westbound flights out of Denver International Airport over Gilpin County appears to have come at the suggestion of one person looking to clear the skies above Boulder. In a recent supplemental report to a final environmental assessment of the Denver Metroplex Project obtained by The Denver Post, the Federal Aviation Administration wrote that during its community engagement process last year “a

Denver International Airport among top three in the nation for guns discovered by TSA

More guns were discovered at Denver International Airport in 2019 than at almost any other airport in the country — only Dallas and Atlanta topped Denver’s count. Transportation Security Administration officers in Denver found 140 guns at airport security checkpoints during 2019, while officers in Atlanta discovered 323 and officers in Dallas found 217, according to statistics released by the agency. Across the country, TSA detected 4,432 guns in passengers’

ICE stops at Colorado courthouses leave immigrants fearful. This bill aims to change that.

When Paulina Martinez walked out of the Littleton Municipal Courthouse in January 2018, she spotted a white, unmarked van parked outside. Two men in plain clothes were sitting in it. She tried to ignore it, said goodbye to her attorney, and she and her partner — both undocumented immigrants — began walking to their car. Suddenly, the men jumped out of the van and began questioning the couple. They were

In Colorado, wealth is a big indicator for health

Colorado has one of the healthiest populations in the nation, but that doesn’t mean some resolutions aren’t in order for 2020, assuming they haven’t been already attempted and cast aside. Residents of Logan, Morgan, and Prowers counties may want to consider watching what they eat and shedding a few pounds. Make that a lot of pounds. Residents of Bent, Saguache and Adams counties need to get better at keeping something