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Opinion: This bill would give business a tax break and support local journalism

A bill currently before the Finance committee in the Colorado House would provide tax credits directly to small businesses for advertising in local news. After the past couple of years of hits to the economy and a fraying of democracy, this bill would provide meaningful assistance to small businesses and local news outlets – ranging […]

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Hutchins’ year in review: Here’s what happened in Colorado’s media world in 2021

If 2020 was a bruiser for the local media business with layoffs, furloughs and deep cuts from COVID-19 thinning our news scene, 2021 ushered in a kind of “new normal.” The local media industry tentatively bounced back as the year produced a bumper crop of digital news startups from Boulder and Denver, Broomfield and Franktown, […]

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Opinion: How Sen. Bennet can help save community news in Colorado

No matter what issue you care about most – public education, the environment, affordable housing, economic opportunities – Colorado news outlets like this one connect you to the news you need to think globally and act locally. Yet the financial collapse of reliable local news is a statewide and even a national crisis – and […]

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Colorado Sun takes home seven first-place awards in four-state Top of the Rockies competition

From politics to priests to pandemic nursing home deaths to business coverage of evictions and investments, The Colorado Sun’s small group of journalists delivered outsized impact in the 2021 Top of the Rockies regional contest covering outlets in Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico and Utah. The Sun, which entered the “extra-large newsroom” division despite its lean […]

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The 25 most read Colorado Sun stories of 2019

These are the 25 Colorado Sun stories that received the most readership in 2019.  They touch on a wide variety of issues and topic areas, from reporter Jason Blevins’ investigation into, to a look at production of Neil Young’s new album and persistent coverage of Colorado’s deadly 2018-19 avalanche season. sues anyone who […]