Posted inElection 2022, News, Politics and Government

Coloradans are contributing lots of money to Liz Cheney in the Republican U.S. House primary in Wyoming

Colorado money is flowing into the closely watched Republican U.S. House primary next week in Wyoming between U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney and her Trump-backed challenger, Harriet Hageman. And some of the GOP’s most prominent donors are split in their support, mirroring the party’s Colorado split between those aligned with former President Donald Trump and those […]

Posted inHealth, News, Politics and Government

Judge temporarily blocks Wyoming abortion ban on day it took effect

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Wyoming judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked the state’s abortion ban on the day it took effect, siding with a firebombed women’s health clinic and others who argued the ban would violate the state constitution and harm health care workers and their patients. Lawmakers in West Virginia meanwhile debated an abortion ban, […]

Posted inBusiness, Climate, Economy, Education, Energy, Environment, News, Politics and Government

Budgets fat with fossil fuel revenue at odds with climate-change goals in states like Colorado

By Morgan Lee and Mead Gruver, The Associated Press SANTA FE, N.M. — Government budgets are booming in New Mexico: Teacher salaries are up, residents can go to an in-state college tuition-free, moms will get medical care for a year after childbirth, and criminal justice initiatives are being funded to reduce urban violence. The reason […]

Posted inNews, Outdoors, Outsider

America’s chairlift savant finishes 22-year quest to ride every chairlift in the U.S.

JACKSON, WYO. – Peter Landsman fell in love with chairlifts when he first started skiing as a toddler in Washington.  He started documenting chairlifts — notes on length, age, capacity, with photographs — when he was 10, adding all the chairs from Crystal Mountain, Summit at Snoqualmie and Stevens Pass into a spreadsheet. Late last […]

Posted inSunLit, SunLit Interviews

SunLit Interview: A Wyoming upbringing pointed Bronwyn Long Borne to the pioneer spirit

Bronwyn Long Borne is a nurse by day and writer by night. She also wrote under the pen name, Rohret Buchner, which honors grandmothers whose courage and determination are the inspiration for her heroines. Bronwyn is published in health care-related academic journals and was a freelance wine writer for and She lives with […]

Posted inEnvironment, News, Outdoors

Ranchers in some states can shoot wolves that attack their livestock. But not in Colorado.

Don Gittleson woke up Wednesday morning to a sight that’s starting to feel common on his North Park ranch: a cow torn up by wolves, the third attack on his livestock since a few days before Christmas. If this were Montana, Wyoming or Idaho, Gittleson could pull out a gun and shoot the predator dead.  […]

Posted inBook Excerpts, SunLit

SunLit Special: “Cockeyed Happy” reveals Hemingway’s Wyoming chapters

Editor’s note: One of the lesser-known aspects of famed writer Ernest Hemingway’s life was the summers spent in Wyoming, from 1928-39, with journalist and second wife Pauline Pfeiffer. This excerpt from “Cockeyed Happy: Ernest Hemingway’s Wyoming Summers with Pauline” details Hemingway’s initial visit to Wyoming while Pauline recuperated from a difficult pregnancy at her parents’ […]