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The pressroom at the Alamosa Valley Courier Friday night as it printed our collaboration on a protest-related shooting. (Photo by Stephen Jiron)

What news collaboration looks – and smells – like

Dear readers, It had been too long since I smelled a newspaper. By that, I don’t mean the thing tossed on our front stoops each morning....
James Marshall protesting in Alamosa, Colorado on June 4, 2020 minutes before he shot driver Danny Pruitt. (Photo by Megan Colwell/Valley Courier)

Triggered: How one of Colorado’s smallest protests became its most violent

ALAMOSA — The protesters, about a dozen in all, gathered on June 4 in the intersection of State Avenue and Main Street. Like protesters...
Screen shot from former Rangely Police Lt. Roy Kinney's squad car dash cam of the stolen truck driven by Daniel Pierce during police chase in Rio Blanco County on Dec. 10, 2018. The chase would end with Kinney firing two shots at Pierce, killing him.

Indy wins National Press Foundation’s Carolyn C. Mattingly Award 'The breadth and depth of...

Dear readers, We’re thrilled to pass on word from the National Press Foundation this morning that The Colorado Independent has won the Carolyn C. Mattingly Award for...
Roy Kinney speaks during the community meeting in Rangely. To his left is Debra Pierce. To his right is Sharon Raggio, CEO of Mind Springs Health.

How uncovering a small Colorado town’s hushed secret led to redemption and reconciliation in...

Introduction One cold December evening, a year after a police officer killed a mentally-ill man in the northwest Colorado town of Rangely, the dead man’s...
Former Rangely police Lt. Roy Kinney and Debra Pierce, widow of Daniel Pierce, a mentally ill man whom Kinney shot and killed in a 2018 police chase, share an emotional moment during a community conversation in Rangely on Dec. 2, 2019. Pierce told Kinney she does not blame him for her estranged husband's death. (Photo by Caitlin Walker)

Rangely police shooting: The truth emerges and the healing begins

RANGELY  ̶  Late in the evening, two hours into Monday’s meeting at the community college, Debra Pierce turned and faced the police lieutenant who...
Rio Blanco Herald Times Editor Niki Turner and Colorado Independent Editor Susan Greene

Editor’s column: The stories that must be told

Every story starts with a question. Sometimes those questions are easy to find the answers to, and sometimes, well, sometimes they’re not. In this week’s edition...
Still shot from the dashboard camera on former Rangely Police Lt. Roy Kinney's patrol car as he chased Daniel Pierce through the desert. The December 10, 2018 pursuit ended when Kinney fatally shot Pierce.

Through the Cracks: A stranger, a police shooting, and a rural town’s silence (Part...

RANGELY – No one seems to know why Daniel Pierce settled in this northwestern Colorado town last year after his wife in Missouri and...
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