Colorado to tighten pipeline rules after fatal gas explosion

It’s one of seven steps recommended by state regulators who reviewed oil and gas operations at Hickenlooper’s direction after the explosion.

A large pile of charred debris is seen as investigators work at the scene of a fire that killed two people and injured two others on the 6300 Block of Twilight Avenue in Firestone. More photos: TimesCall.com. Matthew Jonas/Staff Photographer April 27,  2017
A large pile of charred debris is seen as investigators work at the scene of a fire that killed two people and injured two others on the 6300 Block of Twilight Avenue in Firestone. (Matt Jonas/Longmont Times-Call)

Colorado officials say they will strengthen regulations for oil and gas pipelines to reduce the chances of another home explosion like one that killed two people in April.

Gov. John Hickenlooper announced the rule-tightening on Tuesday. It’s one of seven steps recommended by state regulators who reviewed oil and gas operations at Hickenlooper’s direction after the explosion.


Broncos linebacker Shaq Barrett returns from hip injury

At one point the Broncos feared Barrett would miss the 2017 season.

By Arnie Stapleton, Associated Press

The Denver Broncos’ battered defensive front got a big boost Tuesday with the return of pass rusher Shaq Barrett from a hip injury that had sidelined him since the spring.

Barrett participated in individual drills after being moved from the non-football injury list to the active roster.