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Lindsey B. King


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

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Being Raised on Small-Town Amateur Hockey

A letter from the editor of 5280.

The 26 Best Podcasts to Listen to in 2024

Whether they’re produced by Coloradans or focus on western issues, these audio delights—some of which are older but still relevant and some of which are still pumping out new episodes—are required listening.

woman looking down at window

The Emotional Fallout from Being Scammed Is Real

A letter from the editor of 5280.


How Many Close Friends Do You Have?

A letter from the editor of 5280.

20 Fall Reads Chosen by the Experts at Denver’s Tattered Cover Book Store

These new or upcoming releases, all by Colorado authors or illustrators, are exactly what you—and/or your kids—need for cozying up by the fire when the temps dip.

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Hometown Ski Hills

A letter from the editor of 5280.

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Getting Through Life’s Hard Moments

Our shopping list for the best local pick-me-ups for any lousy, only-in-Colorado situation. (Bonus: These spirit lifters make great holiday gifts, too.)

Road Trip Restaurant: Fidel’s Cocina & Bar in Palisade

Eighteen-month-old Fidel’s slings perfectly mixed cocktails and top-notch Mexican cuisine on the Western Slope.

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.

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