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Elisabeth Kwak-Hefferan

Articles By Elisabeth Kwak-Hefferan

Mark Your Calendar: 39 Things You Must Do in Colorado in 2023

From winter’s legendary skiing to fall’s epic hiking, there’s no downtime in a Centennial State year.

Kween Werk Tackles Injustice on TikTok—And IRL

Social media diva Parker McMullen Bushman, aka Kween Werk, spreads messages of social justice using her popular TikTok personality.

These Voracious Goats Might Be the Next Best Tool for Battling Colorado Megafires

They’ve got 6,000 legs, 3,000 horns, and an appetite for fire mitigation.

Governor Polis Has Said He Wants to Battle Climate Change. Colorado Environmentalists Don’t Believe Him

Eco-activists might be frustrated with the governor, but could anyone do a better job?

COVID-19 Created the Hottest Real Estate Market Denver Has Ever Seen

We spoke to buyers, sellers, and real estate experts about how the pandemic set fire to an already-smoldering market.

Savannah Roberts

The Best of the Mountain West

Celebrating 26 captivating people, beautiful places, and irresistible things endemic to our special slice of America in 2020.

8 Ways To Ease Overcrowding at Our National Parks

Rocky Mountain National Park has been overrun with visitors for years. Throw social distancing measures into the mix and thinning the herd becomes even more complicated—and necessary.

Can a Film With an All-Female Cast Be the Next Big Climbing Movie?

The Never Not Collective set out to make a movie about women climbers—not to navigate gender politics. But as the trio of Western producers has discovered with its new film, Pretty Strong, you can’t do one without the other.

The Insider’s Guide to Fort Collins

From destination-worthy dining to superb outdoor adventures to sexy nights out on the town, consider this your locals-approved plan for a perfect visit to Denver’s favorite northern neighbor.

Should Coloradans Be Worried About Tick-Borne Illnesses?

Four truths you should know about dealing with the little buggers.

What I Wish I’d Known About the “Fourth Trimester”

I expected childbirth to change my body. What I didn’t expect was how long it would take, and how hard it would be, to get back to normal.

Heavens Peak Glacier National Park

Backpacking (Sort of) in Glacier National Park

Sleeping at the historic Granite Park Chalet means you still have to hike in—but you don’t have to pack a tent.

Colorado’s Six Most Action-Packed Mountain Ranges

If you’re looking for outrageous adventure, these mountain systems deliver the goods.

Missoula

How to Spend a Weekend in Missoula

Discovering Missoula’s magic formula for a weekend of summer fun.

Heavens Peak Glacier National Park

Backpacking (Sort Of) In Glacier National Park

Sleeping at the historic Granite Park Chalet means you still have to hike in—but you don’t have to pack a tent.

Missoula

How To Spend A Weekend In Missoula

Discover the magic formula for summer fun in Big Sky Country. 

After Shock

Colorado and Wyoming rank at the top of the list for lightning-strike fatalities in the United States. It’s scary stuff. But dying from a bolt of electricity may not be nearly as frightening as surviving one.

Head Case

How I finally broke through a thick skull—to make sure it remains in one piece.

All in the Family

Twelve housemates, one house: co-op living at its finest.

The Sound of Silence

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