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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A week after President Trump met with North Korea's leader, University of Colorado Boulder professor George Rivera is bringing 117 pieces of local art to the DMZ Museum, just three miles south of the demilitarized zone.
Two companies dropped hundreds of dockless, electric scooters in Denver recently. But city officials are not impressed, and if the companies don't comply with regulations, the scooters may be gone for good.