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Colorado Sun wins 10 first-place awards in state press contest, including public service prize

The Colorado Sun won 10 first-place awards in the Colorado Press Association journalism contest, including the prestigious Public Service award. The Sun took first place in Investigative, Education, Business, Agriculture and Health, among other categories in the contest’s large Class 7 division. The Sun’s nine first-places in the Editorial Awards portion of the contest were […]

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Colorado Sun wins 28 awards, including 14 first-place, in Top of the Rockies competition

The Colorado Sun hauled away 28 awards in the four-state Top of the Rockies journalism contest over the weekend, including 14 first-place wins and the prestigious Public Service Award. We’re so proud of this recognition from our peers in the Society of Professional Journalists, but we are even more grateful to our Sun community of […]

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Colorado Sun, other media outlets seek affidavit for stepmom accused of murdering Gannon Stauch

A group of Colorado news organizations has asked a judge to unseal an affidavit that could explain why police arrested a woman for investigation of first-degree murder in the disappearance of her stepson. Attorney Steve Zansberg, president of the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition, filed the motion Monday in El Paso County District Court. Letecia Stauch was […]

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From the Editor: It’s a wonderful life, or at least a well-informed life, that enjoys local journalism. Help us keep it alive.

In the classic Christmas movie “It’s a Wonderful Life,” George Bailey is given the great and terrible gift of seeing what the world would be like if he had never been born. His friendly town of Bedford Falls becomes the cold, hard Pottersville, where unrestrained greed and power create a dystopian nightmare of vice and […]

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Letter from the Editor: One year later, The Colorado Sun has accomplished much. But we still need your help.

One year ago, a group of us stood before cameras and fellow journalists at Denver’s Civic Center park and announced that we had become something that none of us had intended: entrepreneurs and business owners. We were announcing the creation of The Colorado Sun. We created The Sun because we felt we had to, that […]

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Here are all of The Colorado Sun’s award-winning stories from 2018

The Colorado Sun hasn’t been around for very long — we began publishing on Sept. 10, 2018 — but already we’ve won several big regional journalism awards for our stories on everything from health and political reporting to the outdoors and trash. Here’s a look at the work we did that has been honored: 2019 […]

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A note from our editor: The Rocky is long gone, but The Colorado Sun and others are rising to fill the gaps

“We hope Coloradans will remember this newspaper fondly from generation to generation, a reminder of Denver’s history — the ambitions, foibles and virtues of its settlers and those who followed. We are confident that you will build on their dreams and find new ways to tell your story.” — From the final edition of The […]