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Erin Skarda, Digital Editor

Erin Skarda oversees the editorial strategy for, 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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Colorado’s 2020 Senate Candidates: Lorena Garcia

Lorena Garcia has worked in local nonprofits for her entire career, pushing legislation that supports Colorado families. Now, she sees an opportunity to affect change on a larger scale, as a U.S. senator.

Dan Baer Suspends Senate Campaign

We spoke to the former Obama administration ambassador and career public servant before he ended his U.S. Senate campaign on September 12.

John Walsh Suspends Senate Campaign

We spoke to the former U.S. attorney for Colorado, John Walsh, before he suspended his campaign for U.S. Senate on September 11.

Laugh at the Absurdity of Parenthood at the Pump and Dump Show

In advance of the Denver comedy duo's seventh annual Mother’s Day Eve performance at the Paramount Theatre on May 11, we spoke with Tracey Tee about the brand’s history, #momlife, and the importance of being authentic in parenthood.

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.

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!

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

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! 

Fall in Colorado

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