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Devon O'Neil

Articles By Devon O'Neil

The Telluride Bluegrass Festival at 50: An Oral History

Inside the country’s premier string band music fete—in the words of the people who’ve made it happen.

How Leaning Into Its Status as an Anti-Resort Made A-Basin More Profitable

Arapahoe Basin is making the experience of skiing more enjoyable—and generating higher profits—by limiting the number of people on the slopes.

The High Cost of High Country Living

Breckenridge has the most short-term rentals of any municipality in the state—more than 4,000 in a town of just 5,100 permanent residents. What does that imbalance mean for those who live and work in this quintessential Rocky Mountain town?

After Two Teen Suicides Last Year, How Will Summit County Address an Ongoing Mental Health Crisis?

A tragic stretch in April 2020 shone a light on the mental health issues facing the mountain community. With the new school year set to start, area residents are continuing to heal while asking themselves how they can learn from the past.

These Mountain Bikers Are Adding to Durango’s Rich MTB Legacy

Howard Grotts, Payson McElveen, and Christopher Blevins might just be the future of U.S. men’s mountain biking.

Running Through The Rockies With Eeyore

This month, witness one of state’s strangest spectacles when burros go racing.

We Are The World

Language immersion schools have become wildly popular in Colorado and nationwide. But are they really as great as advertised?

A Higher Degree

How a mountain college challenged the status quo.

Life According To… Katie Uhlaender

Breckenridge’s Katie Uhlaender, a World Cup champion skeleton racer, hopes for glory in this month’s Olympics in Vancouver. She talks to 5280 about speed, perseverance, and the lessons she learned from her dad.

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