Posted inEnvironment, News

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 […]

Posted inEnvironment, News, Outdoors, Water, Wildfire

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 […]

Posted inBookstore Recommendations, SunLit

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 Don’t Cry for Me By Daniel BlackHanover Square Press$26.99February 2022 >> Purchase From […]

Posted inSunLit, SunLit Interviews

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]