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Erin Skarda, Digital Editor

Erin Skarda oversees the editorial strategy for 5280.com, manages multimedia projects, and writes and edits articles for the website. Before moving back to her hometown of Denver in 2012, Erin worked at various national media outlets in New York City. Most recently, she acted as homepage editor at TIME, where she coordinated the site’s editorial content and photography, edited articles, and honed her headline-writing skills. Erin’s work has been featured in various national and local publications, including TIME and NationSwell, among others. She holds a master’s degree in publishing from New York University, with a focus in digital and print media, and a bachelor’s degree in technical journalism from Colorado State University. Erin has a passion for animals, yoga, travel, and the great outdoors, and currently resides in Denver with her husband, dogs, and cat.

Author Article Archive

5280’s Top Longreads of 2017

From I-70's growing pains to the state's heroin crisis and an extraordinary attempt to paraglide the length of the Colorado Rockies, our writers explored a diverse range of topics in 2017.

Classic Denver

Sure, you’ve tried all the hot new places. But what about the old? Here, our list of the restaurants, landmarks, museums, events, and more that make Denver special.

Welcome to the New 5280.com!

With an updated look and streamlined platform, our website is now faster, more engaging, and responsive on any device.

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Now That’s Some Epic Pow

Crested Butte received more than 90 inches (that's 7.5 feet!) of snow in just 10 days. And it's made for some fine skiing. 

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It’s Finally Over

Election 2016 ended with a bang and a whimper early Wednesday morning, and Colorado maintained its purple hue. Here are all the results from the long and contentious election season. 

Your Ballot Is In the Mail

Here's what you need to know about voting in this year’s election. Plus, a sticker! 

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Colorado Dems Feel the Bern

Bernie Sanders' definitive (yet unsurprising) win in the Colorado caucus on Tuesday night will help keep his campaign alive—for now. 

Neighborhood Guide: University Eats

As a new school year nears, you too can eat like a college student (in a good way) at this ’hood’s quirky and worldly haunts.

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Neighborhood Guide: Sunnyside

With its historic roots, convenient location, and booming restaurant scene, Sunnyside is set to be Denver's next hot neighborhood. 

First-Timer’s Guide: Golden

This outdoorsy town might be just a short drive from Denver, but it’s a world away from city life. 

First-Timer’s Guide: Estes Park

There’s something for everyone in this Rocky Mountain town, from outdoor adventures to delicious food and haunted hotels. 

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