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Jenny McCoy

Articles By Jenny McCoy

Lost Lake in winter

Nederland: Lost Lake via Hessie Trail Snowshoe Hike

Spend a winter morning playing in fluffy powder on this moderately challenging out-and-back that climbs to a frozen lake layered with snow.

The 4 Best Places to Cold Plunge In Colorado

The popular wellness trend is linked to a slew of health benefits—if you’re willing to chill out.

A First-Timer’s Guide to Bryce Canyon National Park

Hike among the hoodoos and marvel at the night sky as you toast the park’s centennial anniversary.

A man using a shovel to clear snow from a driveway.

How to Shovel Snow the Correct Way, According to a Physical Therapist

Even the fittest Coloradans can injure themselves clearing snowy driveways and sidewalks. Reduce your risk of getting hurt with these expert tips.

The Flatirons cloaked in snow, as seen on the Shanahan Ridge Trail in winter.

Boulder: Shanahan Ridge Snowshoe Hike

Soak in unobstructed views of the Flatirons and meander through serene wooded sections on this moderately challenging lollipop-loop.

A border collie in the snow. Eric Malcolmson/Getty images

How Cold Is Too Cold to Take Your Dog Outside?

Two local veterinarians share advice on keeping your pooch safe when the temps drop.

A lone pedestrian uses an umbrella for cover as a snowstorm sweeps over the intermountain West Saturday, March 13, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Don’t Hate the Meteorologist: Why Predicting Colorado Snowstorms Is a Complicated Process

Read this before you start rage tweeting.

4 Exercises to Reduce Your Chances of Injury On the Slopes This Season

These moves can boost your conditioning and build strength in key areas. But it’s important to manage your risk in other ways, too.

10 Expert Tips for Coping With Diminishing Daylight

Reduced sunlight during winter can impact your mood or lead to seasonal affective disorder. Local psychologists share practical advice for coping, plus telltale signs to seek professional help.

An Inside Look at the Spooky World of Haunted House Acting

Veteran scare actress Morgan Tucker shares insights from 10 years on the job.

The Smartest Way to Use Your TABOR Refund? A Local Expert Weighs In

The checks will begin arriving in Coloradans’ mailboxes this month.

Jared Polis

Colorado’s Blockchain Solutions Architect Explains How His Work Could Impact the Everyday Coloradan

Thaddeus Batt unpacks the complicated world of blockchain and the ways he is looking to implement the technology in Colorado.

Drought is Harmful for Colorado Watersports Business. So Are Misperceptions About Drought

Locals in Salida and Cañon City explain why it’s still possible to recreate on the Arkansas River when it may seem as if water is at a premium.

Volunteers at a gleaning event at Kilt Farm. Photo courtesy of UpRoot Colorado

UpRoot Colorado Uses Excess Farm Crops to Combat Food Insecurity

To date, the nonprofit has gleaned and redistributed more than 100,000 pounds of nutrient-dense food to residents in need.

Why New Home Builds in the Denver Area Aren’t as Affordable as They Seem

Realtors and a recent buyer share their experiences navigating the new home market.

The Last Original Tenant of Larimer Square Says Goodbye

Gusterman Silversmiths owner Mary Eckels reflects on more than five decades on the historic block.

The Extraordinary Ways Coloradans Are Helping Ukrainians Right Now

Meet three Centennial Staters who are going the extra mile to support humanitarian efforts for Ukrainian refugees.

Sad teenage girl using digital tablet at night

Colorado’s Youth Mental Health Crisis Continues

The state has taken initial steps to combat the issue, but advocates warn that there is still a long road ahead.

How Cold Is Too Cold to Exercise Outside?

The run of freezing temperatures hasn’t kept Coloradans from exercising outside. Here, two local doctors explain the risks of outdoor winter workouts, as well as precautions to take if you do so.

How Is Colorado Preparing for the Next COVID Wave?

In some respects, the state is well-equipped to handle future surges. Yet gaps in public health remain.

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