Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: Colorado’s small-town newspapers connect communities – and deserve community support

Imagine, for a moment, that you live in a rural Colorado community of, say, 1,000 people. Then imagine a major news event happening in your town. You know, like a dangerous pandemic, invisible and deadly, that threatens your neighbors, your friends, your family.  Where do you go for the latest information on health guidelines, on […]

Posted inElection 2020, News, Politics and Government

Joe Biden wins White House, vowing new direction for divided U.S.

By Jonathan Lemire and Zeke Miller, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil. His victory came after more than three days […]

Posted inCrime and Courts, News, Politics and Government

The Colorado attorney general’s review of Elijah McClain’s death is unprecedented. Here’s how it may go.

Gov. Jared Polis’ decision to appoint Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser as special prosecutor to review the death last year of Elijah McClain after an encounter with Aurora police and paramedics is extraordinary. In fact, it’s so unusual that experts can’t remember a similar instance in which a district attorney’s decision-making received a second look […]

Posted inEnvironment, News

How a Colorado College professor became a lightning rod for controversy by starting a global garlic war

By Monica Roman Gagnier, The Albuquerque Journal DIXON, N.M. — Among the residents of Dixon, New Mexico, Stanley Crawford has long been known as a gentleman farmer and a thoughtful man of letters. He’s the author of such books as “A Garlic Testament: Seasons on a Small New Mexico Farm” and “Mayordomo: Chronicle of an […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Plunkett: The awful lessons of Goodloe Sutton, racism and hate

This month, Americans witnessed an explosive failure of human imagination in the form of an ill-conceived editorial of hate. Published in a small, family owned, print-only newspaper in Alabama, its opening sentence reads: “Time for the Ku Klux Klan to night ride again.” Perversely, it debuted on Valentine’s Day. The unsigned, house editorial’s author, Goodloe […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

A note from our editor: The Rocky is long gone, but The Colorado Sun and others are rising to fill the gaps

“We hope Coloradans will remember this newspaper fondly from generation to generation, a reminder of Denver’s history — the ambitions, foibles and virtues of its settlers and those who followed. We are confident that you will build on their dreams and find new ways to tell your story.” — From the final edition of The […]