Geoff Van Dyke tried living on the West Coast, the East Coast, and in the Midwest before settling in Colorado in 2007. Since then, he has been 5280’s articles editor, deputy editor, and editorial director. Although his latest project is hosting Behind the Stories, 5280’s first podcast, he spent the past 16 years editing countless stories at the magazine—and writing a few, too. During his tenure as editorial director, 5280 has won two National Magazine Awards and taken home General Excellence III, the highest honor given by the City & Regional Magazine Awards, twice. He has edited stories by 5280 staffers who have been anthologized in Best American Sports Writing, Best American Crime Reporting, and Best Food Writing. Not content to have 5280’s work only appear in other publishers’ books, he edited Mile High Stories, 5280’s anthology of its longform journalism, which was published in 2018. Van Dyke studied English as an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley, and holds a master’s degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He lives in Denver; has been a member of the American Society of Magazine Editors’ Board of Directors since 2021; and prefers cycling to running, snowboarding to skiing, and has a problematic vinyl habit. Twitter: @geoffvandyke
Whether they’re produced by Coloradans or focus on western issues, these audio delights—some of which are older but still relevant and some of which are still pumping out new episodes—are required listening.
Benitez wants to harness his past experience as the first director of the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office to create a similar entity in the federal government. But can the accomplished mountaineer get Americans—especially Beltway politicians—to see the benefit of coordinating our outdoor adventures?
The South Park creators dish on whether buying Casa Bonita was a good business decision, how they used South Park to telegraph what was going on with the restaurant’s renovation, and which one of them will be dressing up in the infamous gorilla suit.
Vinyl Me, Please, the Denver-based record-of-the-month club, will open its own record pressing plant in RiNo this year. We go inside the art and science of making LPs and how the new facility will complement a burgeoning music district in the Mile High City.
The Avs return one of the best core group of players in the game—but several offseason personnel changes may make their road to the Stanley Cup Finals more difficult than it was last season. Here’s what we’ll be watching for when the puck drops on October 12.
Prime people watching, cheap drinks, a no-fuss ambience—no matter what you’re looking for in an unpretentious watering hole, these favorite spots in the Mile High City and beyond are sure to quench your thirst.
With mood disorders on the rise during the COVID-19 pandemic, people who’ve never experienced mental health issues are enduring some of the emotions I feel almost every day of my life. Maybe that’s why I can finally tell my story.
Geoff Van Dyke
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