Posted inCrime and Courts, News

2 Pueblo County sheriff’s deputies shot while trying to confront man making threats

Two Pueblo County sheriff’s deputies were shot Friday afternoon while trying to confront a man who, from his home in Pueblo West, was making threats toward government buildings and law enforcement in Tennessee. Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk Taylor said both wounded deputies are expected to fully recover. “They’re going to be fine,” he said. One […]

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Colorado Sun selected as a Report for America newsroom partner in 2021

The Colorado Sun has been selected as a Report for America host newsroom partner, joining an expanding network of more than 200 newsrooms benefiting from the support of this nonprofit program. Through this partnership, The Sun will add a full-time photojournalist to its current newsroom staff of 13 journalists. Those interested in this position can […]

Posted inColoradans, News

Food swaps, a brother who can’t taste and more stories of a coronavirus Thanksgiving in Colorado

Thanksgiving 2020, like so many other mileposts this year, is a heartbreaker.  On a holiday defined by togetherness and feasts, the deadly persistence of a pandemic has scaled down this warmest of American traditions to small, sometimes solitary observances on the advice of cold, hard science.  Colorado’s timing couldn’t have been worse. We saved our […]

Posted inContests, SunLit

Cast your readers’ choice votes for Rocky Mountain Mystery Writers’ 6-word mystery contest

The finalists have been selected and the jury is out. But while the membership of the Rocky Mountain Mystery Writers of America mulls the best selections from its 6-word mystery contest, Colorado Sun readers can help select the “Readers’ Choice” winners. We’ll announce all the winners on Dec. 11: the official RMMWA contest, the Sun […]

Posted inElection 2020, News, Politics and Government

PHOTOS: Coloradans react to Joe Biden winning the presidency

The presidential election was called in Democrat Joe Biden’s favor on Saturday, sending scores of Coloradans out into the streets to both celebrate and decry his victory. Colorado Sun photographers fanned out to capture the scene. Mobile users: Turn your phones horizontally to view the images and the captions. MORE: Joe Biden supporters across Colorado […]

Posted inElection 2020, Politics and Government

How the 11 statewide ballot measures fared in Colorado. In short, it’s a split verdict.

Colorado voters made decisions on a roster of major policy positions that liberal and conservative interests put on the 2020 ballot. A number of the questions appeared confusing to voters — particularly the fiscal ones — and tens of thousands voted on the top candidates but not the ballot measures, an analysis shows. Here’s a […]