Democrat Jared Polis and Republican Walker Stapleton are headed for a November showdown for governor of Colorado after a high-spending primary contest saw Democratic women turn out in droves and newly enfranchised unaffiliated voters lean blue.
The two most notorious chemicals in the Widefield aquifer are seven to 10 times more toxic than previously suggested by the Environmental Protection Agency, a different federal agency reported Wednesday.
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado has joined a growing list of Capitol Hill lawmakers demanding the release of a study that details fresh concerns about toxic chemicals that fouled an aquifer south of Colorado Springs, as well as the drinking water of millions of other Americans.
For the first time in 2½ years, water drawn from a contaminated aquifer in southern El Paso County soon will be flowing from Fountain residents' taps after being filtered to remove dangerous chemicals.
Nearly a decade ago, the owner of a southeast Colorado Springs dry cleaner admitted dumping water laced with likely carcinogens onto the parking lot outside his shop, where it seeped into the Widefield aquifer, state inspection records show.