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SunLit Interview: Poet Carol Guerrero-Murphy’s urgency moved her to self-publish

The "existential shock" of the pandemic helped her focus on living with death -- and a sense of loss -- as a constant companion in "Bright Path, Dark River" 


SunLit Excerpt: The prose poems of “Bright Path, Dark River” meditate on family life and death

The pandemic moved poet Carol Guerrero-Murphy to a sense of urgency in relating observations about losing family -- including animals


Colorado woman, teen die after two vehicles collide on I-70

The Kansas Highway Patrol said Christina Satana of Pueblo, Colorado, was driving the wrong way in the eastbound lanes of I-70 in Gove County shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday before the collision

Crime and Courts

Coroner wants to do metal testing on mummified cult leader’s body found in Colorado

Crime and Courts

Woman who hit deer killed after being hit by another vehicle

At least nine people were injured on Monday

Crime and Courts

Pritchett: You’re going to die. So now what are you going to do about it?

Death can be a difficult topic, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t talk about it. Avoidance is not a solution.

Opinion Columns

Independent review faults Aurora police for stop preceding Elijah McClain’s death, subsequent investigation

Aurora's City Council solicited the independent review of the events that led up to the 23-year-old McClain's death following an encounter with police officers and paramedics on Aug. 24, 2019

Crime and Courts

Coronavirus gives us no space to grieve

Colorado authors, thinkers and readers share their thoughts on living through historic times as the state fights the progress of coronavirus

Write On, Colorado

A trail of death in the searing desert heat leads to a thriller with resonance in pandemic times

This excerpt from Michael Laurence's "The Extinction Agenda" describes the first stages of the FBI's discovery of a virus -- and a plot bent on the destruction of humankind

Book Excerpts

Montrose funeral home owner who allegedly sold hundreds of bodies without families’ consent is federally indicted

Megan Hess, of Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors and Donor Services, her mother, Shirley Koch, face nine counts, including for mail fraud and the transportation of hazardous materials

Crime and Courts

Colorado announces its first death from the coronavirus

The person who died was a woman in her 80s with underlying health conditions. She lived independently in El Paso County.


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

The document laying out the reasons for Letecia Stauch’s arrest was sealed upon her arrest last week

Crime and Courts

New Jersey man suffocates to death at Vail after getting caught in chairlift

Jason Varnish's death has been ruled an accident but authorities are still investigating how it happened