Judith Kohler, The Denver Post

Judith Kohler

The Denver Post

Denver, CO, United States

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Recent articles by Judith:

Governor blasts finding that Xcel Energy can recover $509M in storm costs from customers

An administrative law judge's recommendation that Xcel Energy-Colorado be allowed to recover approximately $509 million from customers for costs from a 2021 winter storm led Gov. Jared Polis to attack the ruling as letting utilities balance their losses "on the backs of consumers." → Read More

Colorado solar advocates warn federal investigation imperils state's industry

A federal investigation into whether China is getting around tariffs on solar panels has Colorado's expanding solar energy industry warning of layoffs, soaring prices and lights out for new projects. → Read More

Thefts of catalytic converters are skyrocketing. Why? And what are lawmakers and law enforcement doing about it?

Colorado legislators, law enforcement agencies, insurance companies and businesses are looking for ways to crack down on the rate of thefts of catalytic converters from vehicles. The soared more tha 5,000% from 2019 to 2021. → Read More

Is artificial intelligence the next tool to fight wildfires in the West?

A Colorado company is tapping decades of experience of managing satellites, exploring space and providing the latest information for the U.S. military to offer more accurate data quicker about a challenge closer to home: large-scale wildfires. → Read More

The Big Payout: In Colorado’s sparsely populated counties, federal COVID aid was used, but often with suspicion

Moffat County, in Colorado's high country, and Cheyenne County, on the southeastern plains, show how the distribution and use of COVID aid funds could vary as much as Colorado's geography. → Read More

200 kegs. $150K in sales. 800 hot dogs. Bars, businesses and vendors dream big for Rockies’ opening day

The Colorado Rockies' 2022 opening day will be the first since 2019 that will have no COVID-19-related restrictions on capacity at Coors Field and downtown businesses are predicting a home run when it comes to sales. → Read More

One Colorado Starbucks store opens vote on union; four more elections set

Starbucks employees in Colorado have joined the growing wave across the nation to unionize the coffee-shop giant, with voting starting at one store and elections scheduled at four others. → Read More

Women make up 24% of Colorado company boards, up from 7% a decade ago

Lisa Zúñiga Ramirez is part of a trend that proponents of seeing more women in the boardrooms of Colorado companies are celebrating. → Read More

SEC claims Colorado biotech firm bilked investors, allegations the company denies

Federal authorities are investigating a Centennial biotech company for allegedly defrauding at least 151 investors of more than $10 million by misleading them about a proposed new treatment for lung cancer and cardiovascular disease. → Read More

More expensive beer? Craft brewers facing dilemma over can shortage.

Colorado small craft breweries that have struggled with COVID-19-related shutdowns and restrictions face a new daunting challenge: a decision by Ball Corp. to impose new minimum requirements on orders that are out of reach for many of the independent businesses. → Read More

Colorado’s CSG Systems took 40 years to hit $1B in revenue. Now the company plans to double that in three years.

Along with celebrating its start 40 years ago, CSG Systems International is marking the first time the Colorado company passed the $1 billion thresshold in its history. → Read More

Xcel Energy’s troubled Comanche 3 coal plant down again; regulators want to know why

The chronically troubled Comanche 3 unit at Xcel Energy's coal-fired plant in Pueblo is out of commission again and state regulators want to know what caused the malfunction, the cost of the repairs and when the plant will be back online. → Read More

Global architecture, engineering firm opening new studio in LoDo

After working several years in the region, the architecture and design firm HOK is opening a new studio in Denver. → Read More

Drilling plan in Firestone on hold while Kerr-McGee revises application

A proposal for 33 oil and gas wells near a neighborhood in Firestone is on hold while the company revises its plan to add more safeguards and review alternative locations as requested by state regulators. → Read More

“Alexa, is that the moon up ahead?” People can track space mission on their devices

"Alexa, take me to the moon." Lockheed Martin has teamed up with Amazon and Cisco to outfit NASA's Orion spacecraft with interactive voice technology and video conferencing, which will be tested in the upcoming Artemis I mission. → Read More

Tri-State reaches agreement with more than two dozen parties on resource plan

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, a wholesale power provider serving rural utilities in Colorado and three other states, has reached a settlement with several parties on a plan aimed at cutting costs for ratepayers and ambitious reductions in carbon emissions. → Read More

Court grants King Soopers partial temporary restraining order against striking union

Much of the action Tuesday between King Soopers and the union representing more than 8,000 employees on strike took place in court, where the grocery store chain filed a restraining order accusing union members of blocking customers from entering the stores, intimidating customers and about 12 pages of other allegations. → Read More

After not getting out of the gate in 2021, National Western raring to go this year

The annual National Western Stock Show, scuttled last year by the pandemic, is rearing to go starting Saturday even though the highly infectious omicron variant is driving up the coronavirus cases in Colorado. → Read More

Denver-area King Soopers union members vote to authorize strike

Denver-area union members have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike against supermarket chain King Soopers, which is in the middle of contract negotiations with the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7. → Read More

In Colorado, New Year’s wishes for no more supply-chain woes might be put on hold

Colorado businesses continue to grapple with shipping delays, shortages of products and high costs as the global supply chain remains roiled due to COVID-19. → Read More