A cooperative power supplier that last week announced the shuttering of coal operations in Colorado and New Mexico, announced a new energy plan at the Capitol on Wednesday.
Tax on smokers and other nicotine users would subsidize preschool programs in Colorado.
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association announced that it will shutter all of its coal operations in an effort to transition to renewables.
The Westminster-based Tri-State's coal-powered facilities -- a New Mexico coal-fired power plant and a Colorado coal plant and mine on the west slope along the Yampa Valley -- will shutter all operations by the end of 2020 and 2030, respectively.
Colorado ranks eighth in the nation for projected job growth in 2020.
As the annual Colorado legislative session begins for the year, Wednesday's speaches laid out the leadership agenda, which include education, transportation and health care.
The Colorado Secretary of State has determined there are enough valid signatures on a petition to allow voters to decide whether to reintroduce the gray wolf to the state.
Colorado is one of 18 states, and the District of Columbia, appealing a recent ruling that the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate is unconstitutional.
Articles from the Kiowa County Press in Eads, Colorado, for the week ending January 4, 2020.