No worries! I apologize for the delay. Was having issues with the Internet on my other computer. I've been able to finish up the research to your question now.
With respect to the non-renewal of the lease, Colorado law, allows for a landlord to choose not to renew a lease upon its termination date, unfortunately. I've searched the Colorado statutes to see if there are any exceptions or if the landlord needs a reason to not renew, as with some states or cities, but have not found anything in Colorado law that requires them to have a reason.
A non-renewal is not the same as an eviction, legally. Now, if she does not move out when her lease ends and stays in the apartment, it is at that point that the landlord could go to court and begin eviction proceedings. An eviction requires court intervention. From the facts that you have told me, she's not being evicted. Instead, the landlord is choosing not to renew.
Luckily, she was on a year lease. Had she been a month to month tenant, Colorado law only requires 7 days notice, sadly.
I know this is not the answer you were hoping to hear but I can only report the law as it exists and I cannot make or change the laws. I'm on the messenger.
Please let me know if this has answered your question or whether you need additional information. Please also let me know if you would like information on agencies that might be of assistance to you locally.