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Jay Bouchard, Digital Assistant Editor

Jay writes and edits stories for 5280.com and assists the digital team with social media and online strategy. He studied English and political science at Carroll College in Helena, Montana, and went on to earn a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Before coming to 5280, Jay was an editorial fellow at Outside magazine in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he covered topics including South American kayaking, marathon training, and the climbing season on Mt. Everest. Born and raised in New Hampshire with roots in the west, he is an avid skier, a neurotic Chicago Cubs fan, and a connoisseur of gas station hotdogs.

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Nearly 300,000 Acres of Public Land Are Inaccessible in Colorado

According to a recent report, millions of acres of federal public land across the West are “landlocked” by private property holdings. And here in the Centennial State, there are unique barriers to opening up more land for recreation.

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Amazon’s 4-Star Store Is Now Open in Lone Tree

The multibillion dollar company still hasn’t announced where it will open its new headquarters, but it is unveiling a brick-and-mortar store in the Park Meadows mall on Thursday, November 1.

Can Walker Stapleton Win the West?

For the Republican candidate, the path to the governor's office is through Colorado's rural communities. Will his appeal to conservative voters be enough?

Can Colorado Burn Its Way Out of a Wildfire Crisis?

This year has been one of the most active fire seasons in Colorado history, featuring some of the largest, most intense wildfires the state has ever seen. Now, land managers hope prescribed burns can counteract the disturbing trend before it’s too late.

What Grandoozy Looked Like in 10 Photos

We spent the weekend taking in all Grandoozy had to offer—from the near-constant music to the food, drink, and general zaniness of Denver's new music festival. Here are a few photos snapped along the way.

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Does VF Corp’s Move to Denver Impact Our Outdoor Alliances?

Steve Rendle, CEO of VF Corp—the parent brand of the North Face, JanSport, and Smartwool—says the company was planning to move its headquarters from North Carolina long before the Confluence Accords were ratified last month.

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The Colorado Sun Rises on the Local Media Landscape

The digital-only news publication will be comprised primarily of former Denver Post staffers who resigned after the last round of layoffs. We spoke with editor Larry Ryckman to get the details.

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