Lindsey B. Koehler edits service packages, nontraditional feature packages, longform narrative features, and the magazine’s Getaways and Great Outdoors departments. Koehler also writes narratives and service packages. She is a three-time National Magazine Award finalist. Along with Kasey Cordell, Koehler 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. Koehler also co-wrote, with Natasha Gardner, “Low On O2,” which was an ASME finalist in 2010 in the personal service category. In 2017, Koehler 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. Koehler 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.
Twenty years ago, Congress declared 14 miles of Colorado’s deepest canyon worthy of national park status. If you’ve stood along the edge of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park’s namesake chasm, you understand why—yet the Black is still the state’s least-visited national park. We suggest you go before that changes.
December is fraught with the potential for poor decision-making in Colorado: ill-fated travel plans, gear you buy as a gift for her that's really for you, pot edibles as stocking stuffers. Don't let bad ideas mar all the merriment. Use this manual to avoid 16 common missteps and find better ways to enjoy whatever you happen to be celebrating this month.
The skinny-jeans-loving, tattoo-sporting, ironic-glasses-wearing set has descended on the Mile High City in a big way in recent years. But who are these tragically cool people, exactly? What drives them? And how is this notoriously apathetic counterculture shaping Denver’s landscape? (Not that we really care, of course.)
Denver’s creative community has so much to offer, yet many of us are still hanging mass-produced prints from Pottery Barn on our walls. Why? Because no one ever gave us the tools for—nor taught us the importance of—purchasing thoughtfully crafted works from artists in our communities. That is, until now.
For more than two decades, 5280 has asked Denver-area physicians whom they would trust to treat themselves or a loved one. The following 334 doctors—in 96 specialties—were nominated by their peers this year.
As the web between patients, providers, and insurance companies becomes more and more complex, those seeking quality health care in Colorado—and across the country—must learn to be more judicious consumers. Here’s how.