Angela Ufheil co-creates the Compass, Adventure, and Culture sections of 5280 and writes for 5280.com. Before joining the 5280 team, she worked at Midwest Living and covered breaking news for the Des Moines Register. Her writing has also appeared in Elle and Men’s Journal. Ufheil grew up in Illinois and studied writing and magazine journalism at Drake University in Iowa. While not reading, writing, and editing, she can be found running, biking, or making gluten free pasta from scratch while listening to podcasts or Janelle Monáe.
In a recent Colorado Springs Gazette editorial, Governor Jared Polis threatened to veto a new environmental justice bill. But some lawmakers say his reason why makes no sense—and will harm vulnerable communities.
Since September 2011, small groups of people across the world have gathered over tea and cake to discuss mortality. I went to one in Boulder to learn how COVID-19 and the King Soopers shooting are impacting those conversations.