About Us

Our Mission

The Colorado Sun is a journalist-owned, award-winning news outlet based in Denver but which strives to cover all of Colorado so that our state — our community — can better understand itself.

In this way, we believe we can contribute to a more vibrant, informed and whole Colorado.

We are committed to fact-based, in-depth and non-partisan journalism. We cover everything from politics and culture to the outdoor industry and education.

Our goal is not to turn a profit. Our goal is to produce the best possible journalism. We do that with the help of you, our readers, and community backers.

Every dollar we take in goes directly toward the journalism we produce. Period. That’s our promise to our readers — along with striving to make sure each and every one of our stories are worth your time.

We launched on Sept. 10, 2018.

Who We Are

The staff of The Colorado Sun on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (Steve Peterson, Special to The Colorado Sun)

The Colorado Sun is made up of 11 staff writers and editors:

They are:

Larry Ryckman, Editor — larry@coloradosun.com

Dana Coffield, Senior Editor — dana@coloradosun.com

Eric Lubbers, Technology & Strategy — eric@coloradosun.com

Jason Blevins, Outdoors/Business Writer — jason@coloradosun.com

Tamara Chuang, Business/Technology Writer — tamara@coloradosun.com

Jennifer Brown, Government/Human Services Writer — jennifer@coloradosun.com

John Ingold, Health/Criminal Justice Writer — johningold@coloradosun.com

Kevin Simpson, Colorado Lifestyle/General Assignment Writer — kevin@coloradosun.com

John Frank, Politics/Beer Writer — johnfrank@coloradosun.com

Jesse Paul, Politics/General Assignment Writer — jesse@coloradosun.com

Erica Breunlin, Education Writer — erica@coloradosun.com

Carol Wood, Sponsorship/Business Development — carol@coloradosun.com

Lucy Haggard, Staff Writer — lucy@coloradosun.com

Evan Ochsner, Staff Writer — evan@coloradosun.com

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The Sun also employs several contributing writers and photographers.

To otherwise get in touch with The Sun, you can reach us by email at newsroom@coloradosun.com or tips@coloradosun.com.

You can also contact us via Signal, WhatsApp or voicemail: (720) 263-2338 or (720) CO-32338.

Our mailing address is: The Colorado Sun, 110 16th Street, Suite 1400, Denver, CO 80202.

Colorado Sun reporter John Ingold types at a desk in the Modworks coworking space on July 9, 2018. Modworks is is serving as The Sun’s newsroom and office space. (Eric Lubbers, The Colorado Sun)

How We Are Funded

We were fortunate to find partners interested in creating a new model for local journalism. Civil helped The Colorado Sun get started with some financial and technical backing. We no longer are partnered with them.

The news we report on has always been sourced, reported, edited and published right here in Colorado, except for those times that we’ve traveled out of state to bring you stories.

Now, we rely on member support and sponsorships to sustain The Colorado Sun. More on how we accept sponsorships and our transparency rules can be found in our ethics policy.

Every dollar we receive goes directly toward the journalism we produce. Period. Join us today.

To become a sponsor, email carol@coloradosun.com or larry@coloradosun.com.

Ethics Policy

To view our ethics policy, visit coloradosun.com/ethics.


Through a feature we call SunLit, done in partnership with Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book, The Colorado Sun will present current excerpts of works from some of the best Colorado fiction and nonfiction writers — always for free. We offer these literary appetizers, as well as author Q&As to lend context to the selections, as part of our mission to reinforce our shared sense of community, and to perhaps introduce readers to a new favorite writer.

To learn more, visit coloradosun.com/about-sunlit.

The Colorado Sun the day of its launch on Sept. 10, 2018. (Jesse Paul, The Colorado Sun)

Opinion & Letters to the Editor

We label opinion pieces (including cartoons) and letters to the editor prominently, using the clearest words possible to note that they are separate from news coverage. This includes when we post links to opinion pieces on social media accounts.

For more on how we will handle opinion pieces and letters to the editor, see our ethics policy.

To submit letters to the editor or if you are interested in becoming an opinion contributor, email opinion@coloradosun.com.

For more details on submission guidelines, check out this page.

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