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Managing Editor

Jessica LaRusso

Managing Editor

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.

Articles By Jessica LaRusso

The (Not-So-Touristy) Guide to Garden of the Gods

With 1,367 acres of the most striking—and most accessible—scenery in the state, Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs is understandably a magnet for summer tourists. But Coloradans can still enjoy the park, even in peak season, by following this guide.

How to (Safely!) Host a Dinner Party During a Pandemic

Colorado event-planning pro Virginia Frischkorn shares her top tips for hosting get-togethers this holiday season—if and when local restrictions allow them, that is—and how her new service, Bluebird in a Box, can make them even more festive and stress-free.

Nicholas Stevenson Illustration

A Book Lover’s Guide to Colorado

Whether you want to trace the footsteps of authors past or help our literary institutions survive to see a post-coronavirus future, consider the following required reading. Plus: 15 recently published books by Centennial State writers to add to your collection.

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