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Erin Skarda, Digital Editor

Erin Skarda oversees the editorial strategy for 5280.com, manages development projects, and writes and edits articles for the website. Before moving back to her hometown of Denver in 2012, Erin worked at various national media outlets in New York City. Most recently, she acted as homepage editor at TIME, where she coordinated the site’s editorial content and photography, edited articles, and honed her headline-writing skills. She holds a master’s degree in publishing from New York University, with a focus in digital and print media, and a bachelor’s degree in technical journalism from Colorado State University. Erin has a passion for animals, yoga, travel, and the great outdoors, and currently resides in Golden with her husband, son, dogs, and cat.

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The Only Gubernatorial Debate Schedule You Need

Colorado gubernatorial candidates Democrat Jared Polis and Republican Walker Stapleton are facing off in a series of six debates across the state this month. We've hunted down all the details, so all you need to do is tune in (and vote).

5280’s Top Longreads of 2017

From I-70's growing pains to the state's heroin crisis and an extraordinary attempt to paraglide the length of the Colorado Rockies, our writers explored a diverse range of topics in 2017.

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Classic Denver

Sure, you’ve tried all the hot new places. But what about the old? Here, our list of the restaurants, landmarks, museums, events, and more that make Denver special.

Welcome to the New 5280.com!

With an updated look and streamlined platform, our website is now faster, more engaging, and responsive on any device.

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Now That’s Some Epic Pow

Crested Butte received more than 90 inches (that's 7.5 feet!) of snow in just 10 days. And it's made for some fine skiing. 

It’s Finally Over

Election 2016 ended with a bang and a whimper early Wednesday morning, and Colorado maintained its purple hue. Here are all the results from the long and contentious election season. 

Your Ballot Is In the Mail

Here's what you need to know about voting in this year’s election. Plus, a sticker! 

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Colorado Dems Feel the Bern

Bernie Sanders' definitive (yet unsurprising) win in the Colorado caucus on Tuesday night will help keep his campaign alive—for now. 

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Our Town: Home Visits

If you help homeless people suffering from mental illness, expect your car to become your traveling office.

Our Town: The Grand Experiment

Fort Lyon has operated as a fort, infirmary, veterans’ hospital, and prison. Now, the 552-acre campus is a residential substance-abuse center for about 200 homeless people at a time. How long will it last?

Neighborhood Guide: University Eats

As a new school year nears, you too can eat like a college student (in a good way) at this ’hood’s quirky and worldly haunts.

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