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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 […]

Posted inOpinion, Write On, Colorado

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

This time last year, Colorado had its first COVID cases. And soon after, The Colorado Sun responded by starting this “Write On” column. Now at about 170 pieces and counting, it has offered a chance for Coloradans to share their bewilderment, epiphanies, stories, and heartache of the times.  Although we were uniformly shocked by the […]

Posted inCOVID, Health, News, Politics and Government

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

A little more than a month into Colorado’s battle with coronavirus, Gov. Jared Polis and his team reached the helpless realization that there was no end in sight.  At that point, more than 8,000 people had tested positive for the disease and over 350 had died, including scores living in senior-care centers. The stay-at-home order […]

Posted inSunLit, SunLit Interviews

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

Todd Fahnestock is a writer of fantasy for all ages and winner of the New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen Age Award. “Tower of the Four,” “Threadweavers” and “The Whisper Prince Trilogy” are three of his bestselling epic fantasy series. He was a finalist in the Colorado Authors League Writing Awards for the […]