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SunLit Interview: A mystery on the family ranch led author David M. Jessup to a trilogy

David M. Jessup grew up at Sylvan Dale Ranch in Loveland, Colorado, owned and run by his family. He is passionate about preserving open space and telling stories about the American West.  He is a popular speaker on topics such as cattle ranching, sustainable agriculture, land conservation, flood recovery (he’s been through two floods on […]

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SunLit Excerpt: In “Mariano’s Woman,” a mother seeks her dead daughter’s spirit-being

Editor’s note: In the wake of her 15-year-old daughter’s death,  Takánsy, the native wife of trader Mariano Medina, visits where she has hidden the girl’s body and desperately tries to connect with her spirit in order to join her in the Great Beyond. 1 The Crossing My body, she is feeling lighter today. Not floating, […]

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New fence at the edge of Cielo Vista Ranch interrupts 150-year-old religious pilgrimage

By Kate Perdoni, Rocky Mountain PBS A religious ceremony—the last of its kind in Colorado—stands threatened by private property rights. Each spring during Lent, a community gathers in a small village at the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, as is has since the 1870s, for Via Crucis, or Stations of the Cross. The […]

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Valor Christian students hold protest in support of gay volleyball coach who said he was forced to quit

A student-organized walkout was held at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch on Tuesday afternoon, where demonstrators voiced support for former volleyball coach Inoke Tonga, who said he was forced to quit because he is gay. About 50 students, alumni and parents came together at the planned walkout organized by Valor Christian Junior Lucy […]

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The Denver metro area may be more religiously diverse than you think

The Denver metro area is religiously diverse and it’s becoming increasingly so. A new study by the Public Religion Research Institute – called the 2020 Census on American Religion – found that “religious diversity scores” for Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas, and Jefferson counties in 2020 were all above average when compared to the rest of the U.S. The array […]