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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.

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Numbers Can Lie

A letter from the editor of 5280 Health 2015.

Fruits of Their Labor

Colorado's ag industry has a more profound connection to our land than maybe any other commercial sector. It’s a relationship that, in the case of those who grow the state’s iconic Palisade peaches, has roots creeping back over a century.

Colorado’s Energy Portfolio

From our electricity bills to how much coal we mine, here’s an inside look at how the state uses power.

Gilded Trails

Fall in Colorado’s wilderness—a brilliant display of varied yellow and hues—is best viewed from the trail. Get outside this autumn with one (or more!) of 15 hikes, from the Front to Vail to Ouray—all of which will put you in middle of the splendor.

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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.

Peyton’s Last Stand?

As the great number 18 approaches the end of his career, can the Broncos find the stamina, the determination, the grit, and the (dare we say it) drive it’ll take to give their legendary signal caller what could be his final shot at the Big Game? We’re about to find out.

Chipping Away

A blow-by-blow look at how Colorado doctors and researchers are taking the fight to cancer right now.

Board Games

Carve designs eco-friendly, stand-up paddleboards.

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Inside Rocky

From the best hikes to the coolest camping spots to guaranteed wildlife-viewing areas, our comprehensive guide to Rocky Mountain National Park will show you how to take advantage of this vast and beautiful playground less than two hours from Denver.

Doughnuts in Heaven

Try this recipe for the Ranch at Emerald Valley's signature Palisade Peach Doughnut Holes.

Granola in Paradise

Try Cresto Ranch's "Damn Good Granola" at home this weekend.

Seductive Summer Stays

Three amazing ways to explore Colorado’s warm-weather landscape and enjoy ultraluxurious travel all at once.

Lost in the Maze

Coloradans with autism are often trapped in a labyrinthine system unable to meet their needs. 

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Dynamic Duos

Nine pairs of people who, through their unique partnerships—some romantic, some not—make Denver a more interesting, entertaining and welcoming place to live.

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Mind Games

A letter from the editor of 5280 Health 2014.

The Colorado Woman

Colorado has the most confident, intelligent, thoughtful, inspiring, dedicated, joyful, influential, resilient, adventurous, independent, gutsy, innovative, groundbreaking women in America. Meet them.

The Guide to South Pearl Street

South Pearl Street, the hip epicenter of the Platt Park neighborhood, has long housed some of Denver’s finest eateries and boutiques. But this beloved stretch of real estate has recently undergone a renaissance, with several new restaurants and shops opening in the past year—and more to come. Here, we present you with a few of the new additions.

Hero Work

Five stories that will make you believe that, on their best days, doctors really do have superpowers.

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