Barbara Urzua oversees the fact-checking department for 5280 and writes for 5280.com. 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.
Hear ye, hear ye: The Colorado Renaissance Festival returns to Larkspur this weekend. We gathered costume ideas and medieval fashion inspiration from local thrift shops, cosplayers—and the queen herself.
A collection of original art by world-renowned street artist Banksy is arriving in Denver this month, but Banksy doesn’t want you to see it. We talked to local arts and ethics experts to figure out whether or not you should stop by.
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.
When my beloved pet hedgehog died, I had no idea what to do with his remains. Thankfully, Denver Pet Cemetery and Crematory, which proprietor Everett Gidlund has found a way to keep running amid uncertain times, was there to help.