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Dean Krakel

Special to The Colorado Sun


Churches as empty as the tomb: Coloradans adapt to celebrate Easter together as coronavirus forces them apart

Driven from their sanctuaries by public health orders banning large gatherings of people to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, Western Slope churches bridged virtual and in-person worship to celebrate Easter early Sunday morning


With snow still looming in the nearby San Juan Mountains, Lake City prepares for a deadly spring runoff

Hinsdale County residents aren’t waiting for the deluge. They’ll leave if they must, but for now they’re making their stand -- with sandbags.


A Colorado photographer thought he was alone in the Wyoming mountains. Then he heard a rescue helicopter.

Dean Krakel accidentally triggered a tricky search and rescue operation while sleeping in his tent -- something that can happen with satellite messengers