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Jay Bouchard, Digital Associate Editor

Jay edits and writes stories for 5280‘s website, produces the daily newsletter, manages the digital internship program, and assists the magazine’s overall online strategy. 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. Before coming to 5280 in 2017, Jay was 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. Born and raised in New Hampshire with roots in the west, he is an avid skier, a neurotic baseball fan, and a connoisseur of gas station hotdogs.

Author Article Archive

Who Is Tim Gill?

He's one of the most influential social and political figures in the country's history, but most people don't know who Tim Gill is. A quarter century after the Colorado tech millionaire became a philanthropist, we take a closer look.

We Went to Witness a Prescribed Burn—And It Became a Wildfire

A prescribed fire on the Ben Delatour Scout Ranch jumped its boundary on Wednesday, prompting evacuations in a nearby neighborhood. Though the Elk fire is small, it's an unfortunate turn of events for proponents of controlled burning.

The Inside Story of the Colorado Avalanche’s Turnaround

A little more than two years ago, the Colorado Avalanche were among the worst teams in the NHL. Then the Avs made back-to-back playoff appearances, and this year, with a talented young lineup, they might well be Stanley Cup contenders. Here’s your guide to one of the league’s most exciting teams—both on and off the ice.

Why the Fate of Yates Theater Hangs on a Liquor License

Efforts to reopen Yates Theater in Berkeley hinges on the ability to secure liquor and cabaret licenses. But for neighbors who oppose the project, blocking those licenses is one of the surest ways to sink the development.

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