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William Woody

Special to The Colorado Sun

Barrels burn all night at Western Slope orchards as farmers try to save crop from spring freeze

Some fruit farmers are still recovering from hard freezes in 2020 and 2021


Coronavirus canceled Memorial Day ceremonies. But in Montrose a lone trumpeter stepped up to honor the fallen.

Daniel Pumphrey plays every Memorial Day at Grand View Cemetery -- whether he is invited or not. This year, he stood alone near the graves of servicemen and women because the coronavirus kept groups from gathering.


Churches as empty as the tomb: Coloradans adapt to celebrate Easter together as coronavirus forces them apart

Driven from their sanctuaries by public health orders banning large gatherings of people to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, Western Slope churches bridged virtual and in-person worship to celebrate Easter early Sunday morning


At 25 years old, Ouray’s ice festival continues to foster — and anchor — the winter sport’s rise

The event -- which began as a few rowdy locals climbing frozen leaks from an old water pipeline -- triples Ouray’s population of 1,000 residents and packs restaurants and hotels.


John Hickenlooper hesitated when asked if Trump committed impeachable offenses. His U.S. Senate rivals pounced.

The Democrat’s answer, caught on camera, shows how both parties are struggling to answer impeachment questions

Politics and Government

Colorado’s oldest drive-in theater: 70 years of watching the stars, under the stars at The Star in Montrose

The Star is the nation’s oldest drive-in theater still owned and operated by the founding family, and one of nine drive-ins left in Colorado


Out in the fiddle of nowhere, old-time music is sprouting forth

A pictorial essay, with audio and video.