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Kasey Cordell, Features Editor

Kasey Cordell writes and edits service features, departments, and longform stories, and contributes to 5280.com. An avid traveler and athlete, Cordell often writes about travel and the outdoors, as well as the military and veterans. In 2019, Cordell and deputy editor, Lindsey Koehler, earned 5280’s first National Magazine Award for their November 2018 feature, “The Art Of Dying Well,” which won the reader service category. The previous year, Cordell had been a National Magazine Award finalist in the leisure interest category for “The 5280 Guide To The Four Corners.” In 2018, Cordell embedded with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan to write about one of the first gender-integrated howitzer crews sent to war (“13 Bravo”). The story was a finalist in the reporting category for the City and Regional Magazine Association awards. Cordell’s previous work has also been recognized as a finalist in the CRMA’s leisure-lifestyle and personal service categories. The Oregon native joined 5280 in 2013 after stints at Boulder’s Daily CameraNational Geographic Adventure, and Portland Monthly magazine. Her writing has also appeared in the New York TimesSunsetMonocle, and other publications. Cordell studied psychology as an undergraduate at Lewis & Clark College and holds two master’s degrees: one in Irish studies from Queen’s University Belfast and another in journalism from the University of Colorado.

Author Article Archive

Climate Change: A Matter Of Degree

Think it’s been hot lately? You ain’t seen nothing yet. Average annual temperatures in Colorado are set to rise 2.5 to five degrees Fahrenheit by the year 2050. If that sounds like a modest increase, think again. We’re here to explain exactly how climate change could alter Colorado as you know it.

Wild History

Senator Michael Bennet wants to protect the birthplace of the Army’s 10th Mountain Division.

Pedaling For Good

This is part of a weekly series published fresh on Thursday mornings.

The Joy Of Cycling

An in-depth look at Denver's cycling culture and community for the casual biker.

Colorado’s Unlikeliest Sound Stage

Way out in northwest Colorado, a lonely water tank perched atop a hill creates some of the coolest, swirling acoustics you'll ever hear.

Survival of the Fittest

In Colorado's stunning—but dangerous—landscape, it only takes one twisted ankle or freak snowstorm to turn your casual day hike into a life-threatening situation. These adventurers escaped scary scenarios. Outdoors experts explain how and why.

Day Trips To Denver Art Districts

Visit these walkable (and bikable) neighborhoods to see just how creative endeavors are helping reshape the Mile High City.

Denver Beer Lover’s Guide 2016

Discover 10 of our favorite new Denver breweries—plus local brew trends, beer-cations, and the end of suburban beer deserts. 

Honor Roll: A Chat With WWII Fighter Pilot Fredric Arnold

In this installment of our conversation series with veterans, we sit down with Fredric Arnold, an artist and former WWII fighter pilot who lost all but one of the group of pilots with whom he graduated from flight school. His sculpture honoring them will go on display later this year at the National World War II Museum.

It’s All In The Delivery

These locally made supplements can get you more of the nutrients you need—and fast.

Honored Guests

This is part of a weekly series, published fresh on Thursday mornings.

Home of the Brave

From police officers to soldiers to search-and-rescue squads, the Centennial State is full of people who put themselves at risk to help others. The question, though, is why? Discover Colorado's courageous side.

The Shape Of Things

After trading Jefferson Park for Five Points, a growing family warms up a starkly modern home.

Colorado Bookshelf: Devotion

New York Times best-selling author and Broomfield resident Adam Makos’ newest book shines light on the heroes of an oft forgotten war.

Bags With A Bonus

Sword & Plough not only reuses military surplus to make its totes, backpacks, and messenger bags, the company also gives back to the veteran community.

Five Points: You Have Arrived

For decades, Five Points has been dubbed “in transition,” an “emerging area,” even “up-and-coming.” No more. This north Denver neighborhood has officially arrived. Here, a close-up look at how one of the city’s most vibrant areas has evolved over the past 150 years.

Summer Guide

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