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Lindsey B. Koehler, Deputy Editor

Lindsey B. Koehler edits service packages, nontraditional feature packages, longform narrative features, and the magazine’s Getaways and Great Outdoors departments. Koehler also writes narratives and service packages. She is a two-time National Magazine Award finalist. Her “Earth, Wind & Water” feature was selected as a 2016 National Magazine Award finalist in the leisure-lifestyle category. Koehler also co-wrote, with Natasha Gardner, “Low On O2,” which was an ASME finalist in 2010 in the personal service category. Her 2015 fly-fishing story “Hooked” won the City and Regional Magazine Association award for leisure-lifestyle interests. In 2011, her feature “Gone”—a look at a local police detective searching for a missing child—was selected as a finalist in the feature writing category by the City and Regional Magazine Association. Her narrative “Undefeated,” which focused on her friend’s encounter with Denver’s serial rapist Brent J. Brents, was selected as the winning profile story at the 2006 Maggie Awards. Koehler was born in Charleston, West Virginia, spent more than a decade in suburban Atlanta, and moved to Colorado in 2001. She has an ABJ in magazine journalism from the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism.

Author Article Archive

The Hipsterfication Of Denver

The skinny-jeans-loving, tattoo-sporting, ironic-glasses-wearing set has descended on the Mile High City in a big way in recent years. But who are these tragically cool people, exactly? What drives them? And how is this notoriously apathetic counterculture shaping Denver’s landscape? (Not that we really care, of course.)

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8 Splendid Ski-In, Ski-Out Getaways

This winter, indulge in the high-country lifestyle by booking a stay at one of these eight amazing ski-in, ski-out accommodations. 

The Guide to Buying (Locally Made, Original) Artwork

Denver’s creative community has so much to offer, yet many of us are still hanging mass-produced prints from Pottery Barn on our walls. Why? Because no one ever gave us the tools for—nor taught us the importance of—purchasing thoughtfully crafted works from artists in our communities. That is, until now.

Where the Wild Things Are

Hidden in plain sight in Commerce City, the National Wildlife Property Repository is one of the country’s most vital resources for protecting nature’s creatures and educating the public.

Top Doctors 2016: The List

For more than two decades, 5280 has asked Denver-area physicians whom they would trust to treat themselves or a loved one. The following 334 doctors—in 96 specialties—were nominated by their peers this year.

How To Become a Better Healthcare Consumer

As the web between patients, providers, and insurance companies becomes more and more complex, those seeking quality health care in Colorado—and across the country—must learn to be more judicious consumers. Here’s how.

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The Dark Side of Fitness

Inside the often unfortunate, sometimes weird, and occasionally gruesome drawbacks of fitness fanaticism.

15 Ways To Do DIA Better

Denver's airport isn't as bad as you think it is—in fact, we offer a variety of tips for how to learn to enjoy the journey.

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Winter in the City

75 things to do in Denver when plummeting temperatures chase you inside.

Traveling Light

The best offseason deals in the mountains—and the local gear you need to take with you when you go.

7 Spectacular Small Town Getaways

We spent time exploring seven of our favorite small towns so we could tell you the best ways to enjoy 36 hours in each.

Can CU Turn Its Lousy Football Program Around?

Twenty-five years ago, the University of Colorado football team was celebrating a piece of the NCAA national championship. Today, the program can't buy a win. How did the Buffs lose their swagger—and will they ever get it back?

Health & Wellness Issues You Must Know About Right Now

New programs, novel treatments, nitty-gritty research, ongoing clinical trials, astute diagnostics, big-data sharing, forthcoming facilities, and state health statistics—and more!—that are important to every Coloradan’s well-being.

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First-Timer’s Guide: Palisade

From July through September, Colorado’s Grand Valley—with the town of Palisade located at its heart—is full of roadside fruit stands as well as eager agri-tourists. Here, a few suggestions for where to go, what to see, and how to best enjoy a visit to this stunning part of Colorado.

Summer: Colorado’s Other High Season

Summer tourism to the high country’s most sought-after winter destinations is experiencing an unprecedented boom. If you haven’t made plans to head for the hills when the weather warms, you should do so right away. Here’s why.

Sleep in the Clouds

The Broadmoor's newest expansion pairs luxury accommodations with mountain views.

Top Doctors 2014

For more than two decades, 5280 has asked Denver-area physicians whom they would trust to treat themselves or a loved one. The following 333 doctors—in 95 medical specialties—made the cut this year.

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