A water-dependent pastime battles for sustainability on the small-town courses woven into the region’s cultural heritage.
Kevin Simpson is a co-founder of The Colorado Sun and a general assignment writer and editor. He also oversees the Sun’s literary feature, SunLit, and the site’s cartoonists.
A St. Louis native and graduate of the University of Missouri’s journalism school, Kevin began his career in sports at the St. Cloud (MN) Daily Times in 1978 before moving to the Rocky Mountain News a year later. In 1984, he joined The Denver Post and spent 33 years there as a sports writer, city desk reporter, city columnist and long-form writer.
He was part of two Pulitzer Prize-winning teams at the Post and his individual work has been recognized with a wide variety of awards.
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Colorado school children raised trout. The state had to kill a lot of the “poor buggers” for testing.
But an innovative solution is helping Trout in the Classroom cut down the number of fish involved in the fatal testing process.
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 […]
Colorado’s problem gamblers could find help on the way after decades of indifference
As booming legalized sports betting brings the issue of problem gambling into sharper focus, Colorado lawmakers now are close to approving a grant-based program to fund research and treatment of what clinicians often call “the hidden addiction.” A bill working its way through the legislature would make about $3 million annually available to address longstanding […]
SunLit Interview: After decades, Stephen Trimble came to grips with a personal, but universal story
Stephen Trimble has published 25 award-winning books as writer, editor, and photographer during 45 years of paying attention to the landscapes and peoples of the Desert West. He’s received The Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award for photography and conservation and a Doctor of Humane Letters from his alma mater, Colorado College. In 2019, he was […]
Colorado mobile home residents could find lot rent relief, aid for park purchases in pending bills
Samantha Stegner’s love for mobile home park living in Fort Collins, where she now lives with her husband, Mike, and their three kids, shines through in the “blessing box” she built as a free food pantry to help neighbors. And in the Little Free Library to which she recently added some Spanish-language offerings. And in […]
SunLit Interview: Megan Kate Nelson saw a natural jewel, and a metaphor, in “Saving Yellowstone”
Megan Kate Nelson, a Colorado-born graduate of Littleton High School, is a writer and historian living in Lincoln, Massachusetts. She has written about the Civil War, U.S. Western history and American culture for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Smithsonian Magazine and others. She earned her B.A. in history and literature from Harvard University […]