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Mary Clare Fischer, Assistant Editor

Mary Clare Fischer co-edits 5280’s Compass, Adventure, and Culture sections; writes for multiple sections of the magazine; and blogs weekly about health and wellness for 5280.com. A Michigan native, Fischer joined 5280 in 2014 after graduating from the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism.

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Colorado River Songs

The stories of the Colorado River Basin, as told by the people who live there—and one folk band.

A More Efficient Denver

How a five-year-old program has been saving the city money and time.

Closing the Gap

How Coloradans are increasing access to health care for the state’s most vulnerable populations.


Summer Camp Isn’t Just For Kids Anymore

It’s hard to deny the nostalgia when you drop off your kid at summer camp. Just because you’ve got a 401(k), though, doesn’t mean you can’t go back to camp yourself. Forget tug-of-war: These four Colorado getaways come with grown-up perks.

Yes, Drone Racing Is A Thing

Catch Fort Collins resident Jordan “Jet” Temkin—who won the Drone Racing League's inaugural world championship in 2016—on ESPN later this month.

What to Do in May

Your short list of the coolest events happening in Colorado this month.


ClassPass Now Offers On-Demand Video

The multi-gym fitness membership's online video platform includes offerings from Pearl Street Fitness founders Scott and Laura St. John.


Ayurveda Might Just Be The New Wellness Trend You Need

Ayurvedic medicine has been around for thousands of years in India, but is just starting to gain traction in Denver. Here's what happened when we tried out the holistic approach to whole-body health.

The Authors Next Door

A new website helps you find and read books by local writers.


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