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Lindsey B. King


Lindsey B. King runs the editorial department at 5280. She also writes and edits service packages, nontraditional feature packages, longform narratives, and the magazine’s Columns department. She is a six-time National Magazine Award finalist. She wrote “Shattered Minds” and “The 5280 Guide To Winter Camping” in 2021, both of which were nominated for National Magazine Awards; the former won the 2022 Ellie in the service journalism category. She penned “Sheer Beauty,” which was nominated for a 2020 Ellie in the leisure-lifestyle category. Along with Kasey Cordell, King wrote “The Art Of Dying Well,” which won the 2019 Ellie for personal service. Her “Earth, Wind & Water” feature was selected as a 2016 National Magazine Award finalist in the leisure-lifestyle category. King also co-wrote, with Natasha Gardner, “Low On O2,” which was an ASME finalist in 2010 in the personal service category. In 2017, King was named a Folio: Top Women in Media honoree. Her 2015 fly-fishing story “Hooked” won the City and Regional Magazine Association award for leisure-lifestyle interests. In 2011, her feature “Gone”—a look at a local police detective searching for a missing child—was selected as a finalist in the feature writing category by the City and Regional Magazine Association. Her narrative “Undefeated,” which focused on her friend’s encounter with Denver’s serial rapist Brent J. Brents, was selected as the winning profile story at the 2006 Maggie Awards. 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.

Articles By Lindsey B. King

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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.

Police officers entering Club Q in Colorado Springs.

5 Dead, 18 Injured During Mass Shooting Saturday Night at Colorado Springs’ Club Q

A 22-year-old shooter targeted the LGBTQ nightclub, one of only a handful of refuges for the community in the southern Colorado city.

A screen in a hospital room shows many colorful lines.

RSV is Swamping Local Pediatric Hospitals Ahead of the Year’s Biggest Travel Week

We spoke with Children’s Hospital Colorado’s associate chief medical officer to find out what you need to know to keep your kids safe—and still see your family.

Inside Colorado’s Devastating Fentanyl Crisis

The Centennial State’s fentanyl overdose death rate is the second-worst in the nation, which means Coloradans still don’t seem to understand that one pill can kill you.

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The Impact of Dogged Reporting

A letter from the editor of 5280.

Hockey tactic plan. Scheme and strategy for hockey. Playbook from coach. Ice rink with line on chalkboard. Sketch of sport arena with drawing for players and goal.

A Hockey Primer for (Denver-based) Dummies

If you jumped on the Avs’ (or Pioneers’) (or Angels’) bandwagon last season without knowing a lick about the sport, fear not: We’ve got you covered with this quick-hit explainer so you can sound like Barry Melrose, without the Canadian accent.

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Dining Out

A letter from the editor of 5280.

Two gals sit in a booth in Shotgun Willie's, hamming it up.

Shotgun Willie’s Turns 40—But Still Acts Like A (Hot) Twentysomething

Say what you will about gentlemen’s clubs, but this mile-high icon continues to be a sexy AF night out.

The dining area of the Mishiwaka hangs over the Poudre River

The 10 Best Roadhouses and Après-Adventure Hot Spots in Colorado

Replenish lost calories and quench your thirst at these roadside bars.

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The Way We Were

A letter from the editor of 5280.

CSU football players run onto the field

Season Preview: Colorado State University Football

With a new coaching staff and lots of new players, the CSU Rams should be in a good position to improve upon a dismal 3-9 campaign last season—and maybe even go bowling.

Hosts at a Sober AF Entertainment tent

Tailgating Doesn’t Have to Mean a Hangover, Thanks to Longmont’s Sober AF Entertainment

Nonprofit Sober AF Entertainment is bringing recovery support—and unintoxicated fun—to a college football game near you.

A woman kneels beside a man in a hospital bed

Author Joanne Tubbs Kelly Talks About Helping Her Husband Die With Dignity in Colorado

On National Grief Awareness Day, the local memoirist reminds us that life is short—and that you need to plan for death.

The 111 Places Guidebook Series (Finally) Zeroes in on Denver

A local author scopes out more than 100 spots in the Mile High City that everyone should visit.

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Pressure Point

A letter from the editor of 5280.

Nearly Three Weeks After The Fall of Roe, Colorado Abortion Clinics are Seeing the Fallout

Local abortion providers have noticed immediate impacts—and worry about the long-term repercussions.

7 Great Alpine Lake Hikes in Colorado

Hiking is more about the journey than the destination, but backcountry trekking is only made that much better when the trail leads to a picturesque lake.

Marshall Fire Survivors Tell Coloradans What They Need to Know to Protect Themselves

Six months after the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history ripped through the Boulder suburbs, we checked in with those who experienced the tragedy. They told us what they’ve learned—and what they think other Centennial Staters should know.

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Back on Top

A letter from the editor of 5280.

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