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Barbara Urzua

Assistant Editor

Barbara Urzua is one of 5280‘s assistant editors 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 trying to meet deadlines, 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.

Articles By Barbara Urzua

Local Podcast “What’sHerName” Celebrates Historical Women You’ve Never Heard Of

Olivia Meikle, an instructor of gender and women’s studies at Boulder’s Naropa University, gives us a guest lecture on unheralded women of the Centennial State.

How Aurora’s Electric Bubblegum Is Leading the Y2K Fashion Trend

Local designer Mariah Hodges has been creating Lisa Frank-inspired garments since before it was cool.

A photo of two of Candrian's subjects in "Eye to Eye: Portraits of Pride, Strength, Beauty."

A Denver Researcher Highlights Older Queer Women Through Photographs

Carey Candrian, an associate professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, photographed older Colorado women who are a part of the LGBTQ community for her exhibit, “Eye to Eye: Portraits of Pride, Strength, Beauty.”

Make Apple Blossom’s Lamb Shank Hash for Your Next Brunch at Home

Paul C. Reilly, the mastermind behind the all-day eatery, shares the recipe for his perennial brunch menu hit.

A colorful mural wall at the Marigold.

Five Points’ New Businesses Show an Optimistic Future for the Neighborhood

Despite recent closures, the Marigold and Little Bodega, opening in the next two months, signal promising growth for Denver’s Welton Street corridor.

Girl Scouts of Colorado Unveil the Country’s First DreamLab

This month, Colorado’s chapter of the Girl Scouts is cutting the ribbon on the nation’s first ever DreamLab, which will finally give girls a physical space to meet.

How to Snow Sculpt Like a Pro

In honor of this month’s International Snow Sculpture Championships in Breckenridge, we asked an expert about how we can bring our snowman game to the next level.

3 Ways to Reduce Work-Related Stress

Qiana Torres Flores, wellness director of Bonanno Concepts, shares ways to keep your blood pressure from skyrocketing at the workplace.

The 10 Best Colorado Gifts for Less Than $50

We scoured the state for some of this year’s hottest holiday goods, all for less than $50.

A photo of Cheyenne and Arapaho representatives constructing a tipi as part of the exhibit's display. Photo by Barbara Urzua

History Colorado Center Unveils Sand Creek Massacre Exhibit

A decade after History Colorado Center launched a controversial exhibit on the Sand Creek Massacre, the museum is giving it another go. This time, though, it has the support of Indigenous tribes.

Life Rendered still for the Denver Film Festival

6 Must-See Films With a Local Twist at This Year’s Denver Film Festival

The Denver Film Festival returns for its 45th year, and with it comes an impressive selection of flicks that are created by locals or feature Colorado stories.

Artist Jeffrey Gibson Explores Indigenous Kinship Philosophy at the Aspen Art Museum

The flag spinning performance, sculptures, and other digital media at Gibson’s “The Spirits Are Laughing” forces us to consider our relationship with the land.

Why Stopping the Time Change Might Actually Be Good for Us

Local #LockTheClock advocate Scott Yates breaks down why the twice-yearly time change might not be so good for us after all.

How the Youth-Led Podcast Generation Collaboration Is Driving Social Discourse

Together with Youth on Record and Colorado Young Leaders, high school students are featuring youth voices and encouraging intergenerational conversation through a new podcast.

A box is checked with red ink in front of an out-of-focus American flag

Your (Not So) Silly Questions About This Year’s Elections, Answered

With the Colorado general election almost upon us, we’ve rounded up a list of questions you might have about the judges, regents, and board of directors on this year’s ballot.

A Women-Driven Workspace Opens in Denver

When founder Kate Bailey learned of the dismal statistics surrounding women in the workplace, she decided to open a space where women can work, learn, and network.

How to Make the Most of 2022’s Historically Spicy Pueblo Chile Season

As chile vendors start to set up along thoroughfares across the state this month, we asked two pros for tips on bringing one of the region’s most iconic ingredients into your home kitchen.

Intueat Gives Diners the Chance to Experience New Cuisines, Polished Meals at Home

The chef-driven platform offers accessible plates for as little as $50 per person.

What Coloradans Need to Know About Monkeypox

Last week, the Biden administration declared monkeypox a public health emergency. We posed questions to local doctors and health officials to determine if you need to be concerned.

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.

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