Jay Bouchard is a Denver-based writer and a former editor on 5280‘s digital team. He studied English and political science at Carroll College in Helena, Montana, and earned a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Previously, he worked as an editorial fellow at Outside magazine in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he covered a breadth of topics including the climbing season on Mt. Everest. He now works as content manager for the LOR Foundation.
Despite the pandemic and a low snow year, independent mountains in Colorado did more than just survive. Some hills will likely see record visitation—and if trends continue, the coming years will be a boon for smaller ski areas.
Over nearly two decades, as Cory Gardner and John Hickenlooper ascended in Centennial State politics, they were cordial, collaborative, and maybe even friends. Now, their bloody race for the U.S. Senate might be the death knell of Colorado bipartisanship.
By the end of September, Coloradans with Apple or Android devices will be able to exchange anonymous tokens with one another via EN Express, helping public health officials in their contact-tracing efforts.