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Geoff Van Dyke, Editorial Director

Geoff Van Dyke joined the staff of 5280 in 2007 after three years of full-time freelance writing and editing. From 2009 through 2016 he helped lead 5280 to a total of 78 City and Regional Magazine Association award nominations, including multiple nods in General Excellence; in 2014, 5280 won its first ever award in CRMA’s Excellence in Writing category. Van Dyke has edited stories by 5280 staffers that have been anthologized in Best American Sports Writing, Best American Crime Reporting, and Best Food Writing, and he was the editor of “Low On O2,” which was a finalist for a 2010 National Magazine Award in the personal service category. His own writing has appeared in national publications including Men’s Journal, Men’s Health, Outside, Bicycling, and the New York Times. Before his stint as a freelancer, Van Dyke was an editor at Men’s Journal. He 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. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, he lives in Denver with his wife and two sons.

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TEOTWAWKI

A letter from the editor of our June 2018 issue.

Star Wars

A letter from the editor of our May 2018 issue.

Play Ball

A letter from the editor of our April 2018 issue.

Mixing It Up

A note from the editor of the February issue of 5280.

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A Sense of Wonder

A letter from the editor of our adventure-packed December 2017 issue.

The Real World

A letter from the editor of 5280's November 2017 issue.

Shift Change

A letter from the editor of 5280's October 2017 issue.

Magic Land

A letter from the editor of our September 2017 issue.

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Forward Paddle

A letter from the editor of our June 2017 issue.

Un-Real Estate

A letter from the editor of our May 2017 issue.

Human Kind(ness)

A letter from the editor of our April 2017 issue.

Traffic Report

A letter from the editor of our March 2017 issue.

The Good Fight

A letter from the editor of our February 2017 issue. 

Meal Deals

A letter from the editor of our January 2017 issue.

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#NewsMatters

A letter from the editor of our October 2016 issue.

Brew Crew

A letter from the editor of our September 2016 issue.

Medical Maze

A letter from the editor of our August 2016 issue.

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Leaning Back

A letter from the editor of our July 2016 issue.

Law & Order

A letter from the editor of our June 2016 issue.

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