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CSU professor Jared Orsi aims to amplify undertold stories as Colorado’s new state historian

Jared Orsi, a history professor at Colorado State University, has begun his one-year term as Colorado State Historian, following Regis University professor Nicki Gonzales. Orsi, one of the five original members of the State Historian’s Council, has taught at CSU for more than 20 years, specializing in borderlands and environmental history and serving as director […]

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Inside the boots-in-the-water effort to preserve and restore Colorado’s iconic greenback cutthroat trout

On a sunny morning just west of Colorado Springs, Cory Noble slowly makes his way upstream in Bear Creek, sloshing through the shallow flow beneath towering pines and bending back tangles of low brush heavy with the drenching residue of the previous night’s rain. He’s looking for greenback cutthroat trout — a species more than […]

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Over 20 years, the Hayman fire’s footprint opened a window into Colorado wildfire future

On a parched spring morning amid gusting wind, electronic signs on the roads around Deckers blink a warning of wildfire danger. But as Carol Ekarius directs a vehicle up narrow Matukat Road in this expanse of the Pike National Forest, the vista suddenly opens like a portal to the future. Welcome to the now 20-year-old […]

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What the staff at Poor Richard’s Books suggests for your next great read

As part of The Colorado Sun’s literature section — SunLit — we’re featuring staff picks from book stores across the state. >> Click here for more SunLit This week’s bookstore: Poor Richard’s Books & Gifts, 320 N. Tejon St., Colorado Springs poorrichardsdowntown.com Don’t Cry for Me By Daniel BlackHanover Square Press$26.99February 2022 >> Purchase From […]

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SunLit Interview: Thriller author Carter Wilson has stuck to standalone novels

Carter Wilson has authored eight critically acclaimed, standalone psychological thrillers, as well as numerous short stories. He is a four-time winner of the Colorado Book Award, and his works have been optioned for television and film. He also hosts The Making It Up Show video podcast. Wilson lives in Erie, Colorado, in a Victorian house […]