By Erica Breunlin, Jennifer Brown, Moe Clark, John Ingold and Jesse PaulThe Colorado Sun From mental health to teacher pay, Colorado’s leaders are exploring innovative ideas to tackle the state’s biggest challenges. Gov. Jared Polis and four state lawmakers pitched their ideas Tuesday at the Big Ideas Forum hosted by The Colorado Sun, CBS4 and […]
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WATCH: Gov. Jared Polis and Colorado lawmakers pitch their big ideas for the 2020 legislative session
Gov. Jared Polis and a bipartisan group of state lawmakers are presenting their policy goals for the 2020 legislative session Tuesday evening at The Colorado Sun’s Big Ideas Forum at the University of Denver. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Cable Center at DU. Come back to this page Tuesday evening to find […]
Lois Court, Democratic state senator, to resign because of rare autoimmune disorder
Lois Court, a Democratic state senator from Denver who has spent more than a decade at the Colorado Capitol working on issues like tax reform, says she will resign on Jan. 16. Court, who was not planning to seek reelection this year when her current four-year term ends, cited health issues as her reason. A […]
Colorado is trying to get drivers off I-70 by busing skiers to the slopes. Will it work?
Driving on Interstate 70 up to Colorado’s mountains on a winter weekend can be its own kind of hell. You spend a lot of time in traffic. You might do some screaming. And if you’re especially unlucky, you’re stuck alongside Loveland Ski Area near the Eisenhower Johnson Memorial Tunnels watching people ski and snowboard while […]
These award-winning Colorado authors offer their picks to kickstart your 2020 reading list
The 2019 literary year was another outstanding one for Colorado authors, and here at SunLit we captured a lot of the great books that won prestigious awards, and offered both excerpts and insight into these talented writers. And while you’re certainly welcome to take a look back through the archives of excerpts and author interviews, […]
Colorado Sun cartoonists pick their personal favorites from 2019
The last year left no shortage of subjects that touched a nerve, piqued our interest and offered a clear avenue for visual commentary. The Colorado Sun’s three cartoonists reviewed their archive and selected three favorite pieces of their work. They also offered a brief commentary on each one. From writer R. Alan Brooks, whose “What’d […]
The 25 most read Colorado Sun stories of 2019
These are the 25 Colorado Sun stories that received the most readership in 2019. They touch on a wide variety of issues and topic areas, from reporter Jason Blevins’ investigation into Backcountry.com, to a look at production of Neil Young’s new album and persistent coverage of Colorado’s deadly 2018-19 avalanche season. Backcountry.com sues anyone who […]
52 photos that helped us tell Colorado’s stories in 2019
The Sun’s network of writers and photographers spent 2019 in as many parts of Colorado as we could, where they captured the faces and places that helped us tell the story of Colorado. Presented here, in no particular order (though you’ll sense some themes as you scroll) are some of our favorite images of the […]
Parked: Half the American Dream (see the whole project here)
The Colorado Sun assembled a coalition of more than a dozen Colorado newsrooms to produce a collaborative project. Journalists fanned out across the state to look at what for many is the last form of affordable housing: mobile homes.
Colorado’s snowy winter and wet spring were a boon to the state’s reservoirs. These satellite photos show it.
It’s no secret that Colorado’s wet winter and spring were a big boon for the state’s reservoirs. That’s especially true when you consider the dry 2017-2018 snow season that preceded it. At the start of August, Colorado reservoirs were at 80% their capacity, or 117% their average, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service. A […]