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Assistant Editor

Barbara Urzua

Assistant Editor

Barbara Urzua oversees the fact-checking department for 5280 and writes for Before joining the 5280 team, Barbara worked for 303 Magazine, where she covered arts and culture. Barbara was born in Santiago, Chile, although she has lived in Colorado since she could walk. She studied journalism at the University of Denver. When not frantically fact checking, Barbara can be found attempting to visit all 50 U.S. states, figuring out how to budget for endless concert tickets, or simply scrolling through miles of social media feeds.

Meow Wolf

Meow Wolf Officially Recognizes Denver Union

After a successful contract was ratified between Meow Wolf and members of the Meow Wolf Workers Collective in Santa Fe, Convergence Station employees in Denver are hopping on board.

Meet the Java Pros Behind Gabee Coffee

South Korea natives Ho Young Chae and Hyo Jung Kim are brewing award-winning beans and infusing lattes with flavors inspired by their homeland at Gabee Coffee in Boulder.

Haft-seen table at the Colorado Children's Nowruz Celebration in 2019. Photo by Sarah Shirazi

How to Celebrate Persian New Year in Denver

Nowruz, the Persian New Year, takes place this Sunday. A local expert shares how her family celebrates the holiday and recommendations on where to eat the best Persian fare in Denver.

A family sits down to buy a home

How a Local Fund is Helping Black Families Buy Homes

Studies show that owning a home is less achievable for Black families. The Dearfield Fund for Black Wealth aims to close that gap by providing down payment assistance to Black first-time homebuyers around the Denver area.

CSU Is Opening a New Denver Campus This Month

The first of Colorado State University Spur’s three new buildings at the National Western Center—which focus on health, water, and agriculture—opens to the public this month.

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