Chris Outcalt edits department pieces for 5280. He also writes and edits service packages and narrative features, as well as contributing to 5280.com. His November 2010 narrative feature investigated the first murder in Vail in three decades (“A Murder in Vail”). Outcalt grew up in upstate New York’s Adirondack Mountains and earned a degree in journalism at the University of New Hampshire. Before turning to magazines, he worked as a reporter at newspapers in New Hampshire and Colorado, winning multiple awards for his work, including being named "Rookie of the Year" by the New Hampshire Press Association in 2006. He lives in Denver.