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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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Winter in the City

We've come up with 65 ways to stir up your body, mind, and palate (not to mention your cabin-fever-mad kids)—so you don't go stir-crazy this season.

A Private Yoga Studio is Opening at DIA

The country's first private airport yoga studio is opening soon in Denver, allowing travelers to flow at their own pace guided by instructional videos.

Local App Tries to Help With Chronic Pain

One third of Americans suffer from lasting pain. Curable takes a revolutionary approach that considers how your brain could be contributing to the problem.


Top Doctors 2017: The List

For more than two decades, 5280 has asked physicians in the Denver area whom they would trust to treat themselves or a loved one. The following 347 doctors—in 96 specialties—were nominated by their peers this year.

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.


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