A large block of aluminum cans at Alpine's Altogether Recycling — the state's largest recycling facility — on July 20, 2018 in Denver. (Kathryn Scott, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Recycling in Colorado is tedious, cost-prohibitive, voluntary — and evolving

As China — the destination for most of Colorado's recycling — gets stricter about what it takes in, Colorado's patchwork of recycling providers is adjusting in big ways and small

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published
Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

Authorities raid 247 Colorado homes, seize more than 800 marijuana plants in years-long operation targeting black market pot

State and federal officials said the nearly three-year investigation showed that illegal marijuana trafficking mushroomed after voters approved recreational use in 2012

SunLit Interviews Primary category in which blog post is published

After growing up in proximity to military contamination, author felt moved to examine how lands were converted to wildlife refuge

David Havlick's field work sent him all over the world -- including pedaling through central Europe and researching militarized sites in Japan