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

Carol Guerrero-Murphy has a significant history of publishing while teaching creative writing from preschool through graduate levels in southern Colorado. She is semi-retired, writing and teaching in the Adams State Prison College Program and is affiliate faculty in the Western Colorado University MFA creative writing program. She is a professor emerita from Adams State University […]

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

Spring Tea Time, 4 o’clock We sit in the west courtyard. We chat about the times we have nearly died over our long lifetimes.  Death is a tossed stone.  Memory is a pool.  The melanoma incident.  The two bloody births.  The numerous fatal car accidents mitigated or avoided.  The angioplasty.  Open heart surgeries.  Several resistant […]

Posted inCrime and Courts, News

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

 A coroner in southern Colorado has not yet been able to determine what caused the death of a spiritual leader whose mummified body was found decorated with Christmas lights and glitter in what appeared to be a shrine. Saguache County Coroner Tom Perrin told The Denver Post he doesn’t know when Amy Carlson’s autopsy will be finished […]

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

Aurora police officers were too quick in their decision-making when they stopped Elijah McClain in 2019 in an encounter that preceded his death, according to an independent review of the fatality. And then investigators did a poor job of documenting the incident, the report solicited by the city says. “The post-event investigation was flawed and […]