Support us on Kickstarter!

Local news is in crisis. In an era when hedge funds and billionaires are too often calling the shots, there is a new opportunity for people to help keep fact-based local news coverage alive.

Here comes The Colorado Sun.

The Colorado Sun is a community-supported, journalist-owned team focused on investigative, explanatory and narrative journalism for a state in the midst of a massive evolution. Our goal is to inform, engage and entertain readers from the Western Slope to the Eastern Plains and up and down the Front Range by shining light on the news that matters. The Sun will cover the stories that matter to those who live in our state: in politics, business, the environment to what it means to live a Colorado lifestyle.

Oh, and there won’t be any ads.


We were fortunate to find partners interested in creating a new model for local journalism. Civil is getting us started with some financial and technical backing, but the news will be sourced, reported, edited and published right here in Colorado. To learn more about Civil’s public-interest model and see more of the independent newsrooms launching in Civil’s First Fleet, visit By ditching the intrusive ads that clutter most news sites, The Colorado Sun will rely on local supporters and subscribers who want to understand and appreciate what’s happening in Colorado (you can become an early supporter at our Kickstarter). We’re lean and mean, so every subscription or donation dollar we get will be going directly into the resources, records requests and other expenses needed to tell Colorado’s stories with thoroughness and style. We hope you’ll come along for this ride, and that you’ll be an active participant in -- and hopefully a financial supporter of -- the vibrant conversations to come. Remember our name: The Colorado Sun. We’re rising.

Contact Us

If you know about a Colorado story, big or small, that needs to be told, get in touch.

Email: [email protected]
Contact us via Signal, WhatsApp or voicemail: (720) 669-3663.