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Apply for the inaugural Rise and Shine workshop, a free summer camp for students interested in journalism

We want to encourage young Coloradans to pursue future careers in journalism and media, especially students from underrepresented backgrounds.

Culture

Opinion: As media professors surveying Colorado’s local-news landscape, we have good news and bad news

The fight to save local news will have profound implications for the future of our democracy. There is a winding road ahead.

Opinion Columns

Colorado Sun with National Trust purchases 24 Front Range newspapers

A note from our editor: We’re proud to ensure that these community newspapers will remain in local hands and continue serving readers from Castle Rock to Brighton and beyond

Sun News

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

The Society of Professional Journalists recognized The Sun with 21 awards overall for its coverage of the pandemic, politics and other important news stories

Sun News

Colorado Sun adds photojournalist to its expanding team

Olivia Sun is joining The Colorado Sun team as part of the Report for America national service program

Coloradans

We are in this aloneness together: Reflections on one year of Coloradans responding to the call

Colorado authors, thinkers and readers share their thoughts on living through historic times as the state fights the progress of coronavirus

Opinion

The behind-the-scenes story of being Gov. Jared Polis during Colorado’s coronavirus crisis

“Who would think losing 6,000 people could ever be a win instead of 8,000? It’s just horrific every day,” the Democrat said.

Coronavirus

A confession: I’m tracking my pandemic days. You can count on it.

Colorado authors, thinkers and readers share their thoughts on living through historic times as the state fights the progress of coronavirus

Opinion

Author Todd Fahnestock wrote “The Undying Man” for one really compelling reason: his fans

SunLit Interviews

Hutchins’ year in review: Here’s what happened in Colorado’s media world in 2020

Good riddance to a bad year of layoffs, furloughs and further cuts. But it also saw greater collaboration.

Opinion Columns

From our editor: Like so many, The Colorado Sun had its ups and downs in 2020. Here’s where we are today.

Colorado’s locally owned, independent news source doubled its membership, won a pile of awards and told stories that needed to be told.

Opinion Columns

Somehow, by the grace of God, I weathered the most recent coronavirus storm

Colorado authors, thinkers and readers share their thoughts on living through historic times as the state fights the progress of coronavirus

Write On, Colorado

The 25 most-read Colorado Sun stories of 2020

Articles about coronavirus dominated the list, but Sun investigations and stories about the outdoor industry also were highly viewed

News

What’d I Miss?: A mental math Merry Christmas

Cartoons

There’s a term for people like us who can afford to take things in stride: pandemic spoiled

Write On, Colorado

Christmas Eve with grumpy grandchildren inspired Natli VanDerWerken to write her book

With family tempers rising, the author sat in her living room and restored calm with a magical tale that became "WindRunner," one in a series of novels

SunLit Interviews

In “That’s How It Is,” poet Jared Smith celebrates the struggle and dignity of the American worker

From traveling to all 50 states to a wide-ranging work history -- including as an advisor to President Clinton -- the author's life experience laid a broad foundation for his writing

SunLit Interviews

What’d I Miss?: Denver’s El Chapultepec and all that jazz

Cartoons

Drew Litton: Colorado’s coronavirus cabin fever

Cartoons

Jim Morrissey: Forget Colorado’s vaccine logistics plan. Just call Santa.

Cartoons
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