Several weeks ago, Colorado hosted its first Summer Outdoor Retailer trade show. The event and its companion Winter Outdoor Retailer show, also held in Denver this year, bring an impressive gathering of business owners and outdoor-recreation enthusiasts — the likes of which infused the economy of Salt Lake City, which hosted the shows the previous […]
Plunkett: A new Sun is born, and brighter days are ahead
In the last week of August, on the Boulder campus of the University of Colorado, about two dozen upperclassmen and graduate students gathered to begin a program meant to help launch their careers in newsrooms. As the new director of that program, I was one of the instructors waiting to meet them. Oh what rich […]
Drew Litton — “Chucky’s Nightmare” 9/15/2018
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Introducing The Colorado Sun’s first roster of cartoonists
“What’d I Miss?” Written by R. Alan Brooks Illustrated by Cori Redford The strip, which runs weekly in The Sun, reflects Colorado life and issues through the interactions of a young African-American man and his neighbor, a middle-aged white woman who has recently emerged from a 30-year coma. Their friendship and interaction make for situations […]
Armstrong: Phony Attacks on Journalists Undermine a Free Society
Here’s a hilarious joke I heard — you might want to sit down for this one. The Colorado Independent and Westword, among other Colorado media outlets, are phony news organizations! Ha! Not funny, you say? Tell that to Walker Stapleton, the Republican candidate for governor. He’s the one who came up with the knee-slapper at […]
“What’d I Miss?” — 9/16/2018
Myra has missed 30 years of her life, due to a coma, but has found a new friendship with her young neighbor, Ossie. Together, they both are searching for their place in this world. Archive | Next > More cartoons from The Colorado Sun.
I grew up as part of the 9/11 generation. Here’s why we should all remember and retell our stories from that day.
I grew up as part of a generation of kids in America whose childhoods are punctuated, at least in part, by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on New York, the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Penn. Like most people, I can remember Sept. 11, 2001, distinctly. I was in fourth grade and 9 years old. We […]
A welcome letter from our editor
Welcome, Colorado. Or, perhaps, it’s great to see you again! The Colorado Sun launches today, and we’re thrilled to begin sharing the excellent local journalism that we’ve been creating since we announced our plans back in June. We’ve had a very busy summer building The Colorado Sun, a digital news publication that is already shaking […]