Fiona Murphy is a Colorado native, francophile, and movie-lover. After growing up in Parker, Fiona moved to Columbia, Missouri where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in multimedia journalism from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 2020. She has since worked in France and Belgium reporting on topics such as Brexit, antitrust, and technology in the European Union. Before joining 5280, she worked as a production apprentice for the Telluride Film Festival in Telluride, Colorado. Fiona spends her time watching long-winded foreign films and collecting bruises from her skateboard. Otherwise, she can be found writing poetry and searching for new coffee shops to loiter in around Denver.
The Denver Zoo has partnered with Colorado Parks and Wildlife to replenish an ailing population of boreal toads in the state by breeding adult toads then releasing their tadpoles into the wild. Over several months, 5280 followed along to document the zoo’s journey to conserve the Centennial State’s only high-elevation amphibian.
Marquette Carrington and her troupe of more than 40 dancers promote confidence through burlesque and aerial performances around the metro area. 5280 went behind the scenes at their latest residency at Cherry Creek’s new upscale bar.
The Resnick Center for Herbert Bayer Studies opened its doors on June 26 as a center for the study of art and culture. The center honors the man behind the mountain town’s distinct design and renowned art scene.
After Breakfast King closed in January, Pete’s Kitchen emerged as one of the last family-owned spots to get late-night grub in the Mile High City. Here’s how the graveyard shift became—and remains—a beloved community gathering place.