Jessica LaRusso is 5280‘s managing editor. LaRusso also oversees daily copy flow and deadline coordination and maintains the house style guide. She writes for the Dwell section of 5280.com and all segments of the magazine, including service packages. LaRusso grew up in northern Indiana and earned a degree in anthropology at the University of Notre Dame—along with completing the school’s Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy—before trading the Midwest for the mountains in 2010. LaRusso joined the 5280 staff full time in 2012 and lives in Denver.
Disc golf is one of the few pandemic crazes Coloradans aren’t letting go of. If you haven’t gotten in on the chain-rattling action yet, no worries: We’ll tell you where to buy your gear, how to perfect your backhand, which courses across the state should be on your bucket list, and what it takes to go pro from people who actually make money playing the game.
We asked Joe Rovere, the winningest Colorado disc golfer of all time—who also happens to be a middle school robotics teacher in Longmont—to give us a lesson on the way discs soar. Plus: what those four numbers on your disc actually mean.
Want to cool off with your crew, but don’t have a swimming hole of your own? From sailing on Chatfield to private pools you can rent by the hour, here are five ideas for playing in the water this summer.
32 of the sport’s top players will descend on Bailey this weekend to compete in the Match Play Championship, the first Disc Golf Pro Tour event in the Centennial State. Here’s how—and why—to catch the action.
Travelers are flocking to the West for what its wide-open spaces lack: light pollution. From savvy rural towns that have gone dark to attract such tourists to protected places where visitors can watch the constellations as the country’s original inhabitants did, we break down where—and how—to best enjoy the night sky in the Centennial State.
Denver’s Artifact Uprising partnered with Colorado photographers to create a 10-print pack to raise funds for Community Foundation Boulder County. Here, the stories behind some of the images, available this week only.
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