Posted inSunLit, SunLit Interviews

From a dream job that was not without its risks came the inspiration for outdoor thrillers

J.M. (Jerry) Mitchell had a long career with the National Park Service, retiring as chief of the agency’s Biological Resource Management Division, after having worked in Yosemite, Grand Canyon and Zion National Parks, Washington, D.C. and Fort Collins, Colorado . He and his wife, Cassy, split their time between Littleton and their ranch on Colorado’s […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Nicolais: The life led by Kyle Forti will shine through the darkness cast by his death

Last Sunday, halfway across the world, a helicopter crash cast an overwhelming darkness over Colorado. Kyle Forti, a well-known and much-loved member of the state’s political community, died along with four Americans and their pilot. I knew Kyle, but not well. As fellow conservative political activists and operatives, we’d worked together peripherally on a few […]

Posted inColoradans, News, Politics and Government

4 Americans, including Colorado GOP strategist Kyle Forti, die in helicopter crash in Kenya

By Tom Odula, The Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya — Colorado GOP strategist Kyle Forti, three other Americans and a local pilot are dead in Kenya after their helicopter crashed on an island in Lake Turkana in the north, police said Monday. The crash occurred Sunday night in Central Island National Park as two helicopters took […]