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Jerilyn Forsythe, Digital Associate Editor

Jerilyn Forsythe is a key member of 5280‘s digital staff and an instrumental player in all of its digital functions and initiatives. In addition to the daily editing and publishing of articles, she also produces the Local, 5280‘s only daily newsletter; helps maintain 5280.com‘s editorial calendar; authors service packages and features for 5280, its ancillary publications, and 5280.com; oversees the digital production of both print and online-only stories; and hires and manages the digital-editorial department’s interns.

A personal essay she wrote titled “My Father’s Final Gift” was part of a feature that won a National Magazine award in the Personal Service category from the American Society of Magazine Editors in 2019.

Jerilyn studied political science, justice studies, and African American studies at Arizona State University as an undergraduate, before earning her master’s degree in journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. Jerilyn is a native Phoenician who moved to Denver in the fall of 2012.

Author Article Archive

7 Ways to Celebrate the Summer Solstice

The longest day of the year is finally here and, with 15 hours of sunlight to fill, you’re going to want some options.

10 Dog-Friendly Hikes Near Denver

Here are some of our favorite Fido-friendly Front Range trails—all less than (or about) an hour's drive from Denver.

10 Sober Things to Do in Denver

Think it’s hard to be sober in the Mile High City, land of legal weed and craft beer? Here, a list of events and activities to see you through Dry January and beyond.

The 10 Tastiest Dining Stories of 2018

From the best places to eat, brunch, and booze in Denver to one editor’s meal-kit conversion, here are our best and most-read food stories from 2018.

Hike We Like: First Creek Trail Near DIA

Despite its proximity to the noisy interstate and the ever-busy DIA, First Creek is a reprieve from the hustle-and-bustle—and a perfect layover for weary travelers and suburbanites alike.

My Father’s Final Gift

When it came to preparing for the end of his life, my father planned for the worst, knowing that would be best for me.

Winter in the City

We've come up with 65 ways to stir up your body, mind, and palate (not to mention your cabin-fever-mad kids)—so you don't go stir-crazy this season.

Classic Denver

Sure, you’ve tried all the hot new places. But what about the old? Here, our list of the restaurants, landmarks, museums, events, and more that make Denver special.

Summer Guide

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