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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.

Author Article Archive

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.

Neighborhood Guide: Sunnyside

With its historic roots, convenient location, and booming restaurant scene, Sunnyside is set to be Denver's next hot neighborhood. 

First-Timer’s Guide: Golden

This outdoorsy town might be just a short drive from Denver, but it’s a world away from city life. 

First-Timer’s Guide: Estes Park

There’s something for everyone in this Rocky Mountain town, from outdoor adventures to delicious food and haunted hotels. 

Trail to the City

This is part of a weekly series published fresh on Thursday mornings.

Cold Snap

This is part of a weekly series published fresh on Thursday mornings. 

Hello Winter!

This is part of a weekly series published fresh on Thursday mornings.

Summer Guide

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