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Federal government will build climate observatory near Gunnison to monitor drought

The multimillion-dollar effort led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory launches next week.


Ken Salazar nominated by Joe Biden to be U.S. ambassador to Mexico

Salazar's nomination has been rumored for weeks. He's a Colorado College graduate who has recently been working in the private sector at the Denver branch of the law firm WilmerHale.

Politics and Government

Counterfeit opioid pills made in Mexico pushed Colorado into a third, deadly wave of the opioid crisis

The Colorado Sun spoke with Deanne Reuter, special agent in charge of the Denver field office of the DEA, where agents are tracing the illicit fentanyl pipeline across the southern border.

Crime and Courts

Colorado history: How a clash of legal traditions impacted Mexican women and land rights amid a shifting U.S. border


“We’ll never do as much as he did”: Immigrant meatpacker in Greeley who died from coronavirus left legacy of compassion

Saul Sanchez spent decades working alongside other immigrants and refugees at a JBS meatpacking plant in Greeley that would become a coronavirus hotspot


In “Ambush,” a detective seeks a young Iraqi boy with secrets — and so does a ruthless killer

Protagonist Sydney Parnell, blood-stained from her brush with the killer Alpha, continues her search just one step ahead of danger

Book Excerpts

An unusual setting for romance: A petroleum tank farm, an inspection of irregularities, a drug lord and his henchman

Author Harper McDavid introduces the unlikely characters in this award-winning romance novel set in the region where she once worked as a hydrogeologist along the Texas-Mexico border

Book Excerpts

A curiosity about Indigenous rights led a Colorado author to research migration. But a book wasn’t in her plans.

Evenings spent at a local migrant shelter in central Mexico led Kelsey Freeman to combine her many vignettes with immigration research into "No Option but North"

SunLit Interviews