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How fly-fishing lessons and movie soundtracks figured into a Colorado author’s “Stolen Heart”

K. L. (Karen Lea) McKee  earned her B.A. in English from Regis University, worked in the Reference Center of the Mesa County Library for 29 years before retiring in 2014 to pursue writing full time. She is a member of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. She and her husband reside in Western Colorado. Her roots in […]

Posted inColoradans, Environment, News

A Western Colorado professor’s mosquito book created so much buzz that it brought him to tears

GRAND JUNCTION — Timothy Winegard has plastic mosquitoes stuck on his office door. Books about mosquitoes are packed onto more than one shelf above his desk. A file box, Sharpie-marked “mosquitoes,” sits beside his desk. Mosquito-related events crowd his computer calendar. And mosquito messages clog his email. So, is this Colorado Mesa University assistant history […]

Posted inArts, Coloradans, Culture, News

A monumental question: Can Denver’s Beat Generation fans create a tribute to a movement and its inspiration?

Mark Bliesener wants to build a monument. The 69-year-old fixture in the local music scene wants it to recognize and celebrate two men who launched a literary and cultural movement that influenced untold young minds — including his own — and still reverberates. And he wants it to remind Denver visitors that of all the […]

Posted inBook Excerpts, SunLit, SunLit Interviews

SunLit 2018: Colorado authors took us on wide-ranging tours of the human condition

When we launched SunLit in September, our aim was to provide enticing weekly excerpts of work from some of Colorado’s best authors to add a literary flavor to the journalism we do every day. It’s about building community and exploring a variety of perspectives on Colorado life. The offerings represented diverse genres of both fiction […]

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Here’s what will happen when Colorado’s economy starts slowing down

Here’s the gist of CU’s annual event forecasting Colorado’s future economy: It’s still growing. Just more slowly. But before you commit to another year of renting an aging apartment or investing in Colorado beef, the 54th annual Colorado Business Economic Outlook does offer insight into everything from the future of monthly natural gas bills and […]