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Lindsey B. King

Editor

Lindsey B. King runs the editorial department at 5280, which means she does a little bit of everything but mostly spends her days panicking about missed deadlines. She is a six-time ASME National Magazine Award finalist—and a two-time winner—for stories that are either about the great outdoors or, you know, dying. See: “Shattered Minds,” “The 5280 Guide To Winter Camping,” Sheer Beauty,” “The Art Of Dying Well,” “Earth, Wind & Water,” and “Low On O2.” In 2017, King was named a Folio: Top Women in Media honoree, and many of her other stories, like “Hooked,” “Gone,” and “Undefeated,” have been honored at various journalism awards ceremonies. King was born in Charleston, West Virginia, spent more than a decade in suburban Atlanta, and moved to Colorado in 2001. She has an ABJ in magazine journalism from the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism (Go, Dawgs!). She is unreasonably proud of never having been on Facebook and TikTok confuses her, but she tweets occasionally (@linzbking), looks at dog videos on Instagram (@linzbking), and is trying to figure out Threads (@linzbking).

Articles By Lindsey B. King

How Many Of 5280’s Best 25 Restaurants Have You Been To?

Get out your calendar: You have dinner reservations to make.

An electronic/digital parking meter with a car in the background

Where Have All the Downtown Denver Parking Meters Gone?

Finding a spot to stash your vehicle in downtown Denver is no longer easy. Here’s why—and how you might need to adjust your expectations going forward.

Onward & Upward

A letter from the editor of 5280.

The Recently Reopened Decalibron Loop Has Gotten a Lot of Attention—But Part of Its Trail Has Not

If you’re planning to bag (some of) the fourteeners on this seven-mile circuit, consider your route carefully.

Palisade peaches at Herman Produce.

5 Palisade Peach Stands to Visit This Season

August is the best time to make a trip to Colorado’s peach capital, where you can grab just-picked crops from charming roadside vendors. Here, a handful of our favorite, ahem, pit stops.

Neon Deion

A letter from the editor of 5280.

Wisdom, Collected

A letter from the editor of 5280.

Top of the Town 2023: Services

The gear shops, massage therapists, and other Mile High City businesses going that extra mile.

The Sense & Sensibility of Being an Abortion Haven

Long a stronghold for reproductive rights, Colorado is providing access to care to those from states where the procedure has been limited or banned altogether. Here’s what local health care practitioners, advocacy groups, and everyday Coloradans are doing to ensure abortion remains accessible.

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Life’s Soundtrack

A letter from the editor of 5280.

13 Summer Reads Chosen by the Expert Readers at Denver’s Tattered Cover Book Store

These new or upcoming releases, all written by Colorado or Western authors, are exactly what you—and your kids—need to relax while school’s out.

The Denver Nuggets celebrate after beating the Los Angeles Lakers to secure a spot in the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history.

Completely Useless Trivia You Totally Need to Know About Your Denver Nuggets Before the NBA Finals Begin

Even ardent fans may not know these details about the Western Conference Champions.

3 Years Into Colorado’s Sports Betting Experiment

In May 2020, the Centennial State gave the green light to wagering on sports. Here’s what you need to know to (responsibly) get in on the action.

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Some Personal News

A letter from the editor of 5280.

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A Perfect Match

A letter from the editor of 5280.

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11 Spring Break Reads Chosen by the Expert Readers at the Tattered Cover Book Store

These new or upcoming releases—all written by Colorado authors—are exactly what you need to relax during your kid’s week off.

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Moveable Feasts

A letter from the editor of 5280.

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The More Things Change

A letter from the editor of 5280.

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You Think You Know a Person

A letter from the editor of 5280.

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Putting It Out There

A letter from the editor of 5280.

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