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Jeff Waraniak, Assistant Editor

Jeff Waraniak co-edits 5280’s front of the book sections: Compass, Adventure, and Culture. Before moving from his hometown of Detroit to Denver in 2017, he worked as an associate editor at Hour Detroit magazine where some memorable pieces included a profile of Paul Bunyan, a ride along with an eccentric Detroit cab driver, and an exploration of Detroit-style pizza through the five senses. Since graduating from the University of Michigan, his writing has appeared online and in print in places like Chicago Magazine, Thrillist.com, and National Geographic books. A proud Michigander, Jeff enjoys craft cocktails, breakfast burritos, hockey, and mountain biking…all at the same time.

Author Article Archive

The Realist’s Guide to Denver Real Estate

In recent years, Denver’s ultra-hot real estate market has transitioned from merely ridiculous to completely absurd. It’s time to stop complaining about it and learn how to make the best of a less-than-ideal market.

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Colorado’s Greatest Hits

We looked back on the past 100 years of music in the Centennial State to identify our most memorable songs by decade.

Meet the Man Behind Your Favorite Ski Trail Maps

Chances are, if you've skied Breckenridge, Winter Park, or almost any other major resort in the world—artist Jim Niehues has helped you navigate your way down the mountain.

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A World of Difference

In the dark days of winter, these Centennial State groups show us how Coloradans are brightening lives around the globe.

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First Person: Buying Happiness

Millennials spend more money on self-care than any other generation, but that doesn't mean the investment is paying off. Trust me. I'm a millennial.

The New Ski Bum Is No Slacker

What does a ski bum do when it’s time to build a career? Find a co-working space, enter the tech world, and embrace the entrepreneurial spirit—all without leaving the mountains.

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Gift Guide 2017: 38 Splurge-Worthy Gifts From Your Favorite State

For your loved ones who’ve been extra nice, we dreamed up an enticing array of Centennial State indulgences. These splurges may not be items you could justify buying for yourself (although we won’t judge you if you do!), but that’s exactly what makes them great for giving.

Work In Progress

For young Latino/Latina job seekers, landing a gig can be tough. These three initiatives are here to help.

Gets A Tarot Reading

A new tarot card deck from Boulder publisher Roost Books tells us how to improve the magazine.

An Orbiter’s Obit

NASA's Cassini spacecraft is the first to ever orbit Saturn. You can thank a team of CU-Boulder scientists for the photographs Cassini has sent back to earth.

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