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Angela Ufheil

Digital Senior Associate Editor

Angela Ufheil pitches, writes, and edits stories for 5280.com. Before joining the 5280 team, she worked at Midwest Living and covered breaking news for the Des Moines Register. Ufheil grew up in Illinois and studied writing and magazine journalism at Drake University. When she’s not geeking out about her latest story, she can be found rock climbing, baking pies, and watching horror movies.

Articles By Angela Ufheil

A Denver Art Museum Curator Shares One of His Beloved Personal Art Collections

Darrin Alfred reflects on his zine collection by photographer Paul Mpagi Sepuya.

4 Techniques for Building a Floral Arrangement Like a Pro

How to create an elegant bouquet straight from your backyard garden.

Colorado’s Sonic Bloom Electronic Dance Music Festival Is Entering the Metaverse

The festival will offer versions of its real-life elements through new virtual realms when the event returns from a two-year COVID-19 hiatus this month.

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The Denver Art Museum Has Removed a Stolen Benin Bronze From Its Collection

The bronze plaque was taken from the Kingdom of Benin by British soldiers in 1897. Its return will mark an important step in improving curatorial ethics.

Colorado’s Increasingly Hazy Skies Could Be a Real Problem—for Everyone

Regional haze is threatening the scenic beauty the Centennial State is famous for.

The World’s Largest Hyperloop Testing Track Is Coming to Pueblo

Inside the partnership that lured Swisspod, one of the most promising hyperloop companies in the world, to Colorado.

How the Mountain Plover Helps Sustain Small Town Life

Birders flock to the Mountain Plover Festival in Karval each year—and leave the rural community more connected than they found it.

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How a Right to Repair Bill Could Speed Up Wheelchair Fixes

A right to repair bill requiring wheelchair manufacturers give customers tools to fix their chairs faces the Colorado state senate.

Portrait of Courtney Milan

Courtney Milan Has a Burning Desire to Make the Romance Genre More Diverse

Speaking out against racist rhetoric got Courtney Milan banned from the Romance Writers of America. Their loss.

Grow Your Own Gourmet Mushrooms with Mile High Fungi’s At-Home Kits

The beginner-friendly growing kits celebrate the beauty and versatility of the fungus among us.

A bear captured on a wildlife camera

The Solution to Collisions Between Wildlife and Vehicles Is Simple. Funding It Isn’t

A bill being discussed in the state legislature could help the Colorado Department of Transportation create more wildlife corridors.

Prominent Coloradans Reflect on the Lasting Impacts of COVID-19

Two years after the virus upended our lives, politicians, health care officials, and more consider what the state has gone through and how much everything has changed.

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New Rules May Help Colorado Avoid an Orphaned Well Crisis

Will new rules truly incentivize the oil and gas industry to clean up after itself?

How to Shrink Your Closet’s Carbon Footprint

Capsule wardrobes reduce the size of your closet while increasing your number of outfits. Local experts help you make sense of the environment- (and style-) friendly trend.

Where to Go Birding in Colorado

Colorado is home to more than 400 different species of birds. Our beginner’s guide to bird-watching shows you where to view our winged friends—and how to help save them.

Inside The Movement to Make Birding More Accessible

Birding Without Barriers and other local programs make sure everyone can go bird-watching, no matter their ability.

What You Need to Know Before You Go Birding

Colorado’s bird-watching experts share tips and tricks for finding—and identifying—your feathered friends.

How to Bring All the Birds to Your Yard

The Audubon Rockies’ Habitat Hero program helps you turn your yard into an inviting oasis for birds.

4 Black Coloradans Who Shaped Centennial State History

Two Black historians highlight important-yet-overlooked Colorado figures whose stories they’re intent on preserving.

Why Grassland Fires Still Surprise Us

Studies show that grassland fires occur more frequently than forest fires. So why didn’t we see something like the Marshall Fire in Boulder County coming?

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