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Associate Editor

Madi Skahill

Associate Editor

Madi assists with digital strategy as well as writes and edits stories for She also oversees social media strategy for 5280’s and 5280 Home’s accounts. Born and raised in Aurora, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 2019 and worked at Vox Magazine in Columbia, Missouri and Women’s Wear Daily in New York City before joining 5280 full-time in 2020. She’s passionate about anything arts and culture. And when she’s not writing, you can find her dancing, scrolling the depths of Twitter, or researching new food items to use as a vehicle for tzatziki.

Articles By Madi Skahill

The Marigold Is a Dream for Cocktail Lovers and Green Thumbs Alike

The hybrid bar and plant shop in Five Points is the prime spot for gin-driven potions and flourishing pothos.

Chopper’s is packed with sports fans.

Where to Watch the Denver Nuggets in the NBA Finals

The best sports bars, taverns, and watch parties to catch the Nuggets’ first-ever NBA Finals run.

22 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Colorado This Month

From giant gingerbread houses to Santa sightings and light displays galore, here’s a comprehensive guide to the many events going on across the state throughout December.

7 of the Best Adult Hockey Leagues in the Denver Metro Area

A guide to the Front Range’s ice, inline, and coed leagues for novices and snipers alike.

pizza, oysters, and two glasses of red wine on a wood table at Angelo's Taverna

8 of Denver’s Best Places to Grab Late-Night Bites

One editor’s tribute to after-hours grub.

6 Things to Do Over Labor Day Weekend Around Denver

A guide to last-minute plans for those spending the long weekend in the metro area.

The bar at the Grateful Gnome, decorated with WVU flags

The Best College Football Bars in Denver

A guide to watering holes and watch-party spots for fans of every creed and conference.

The Ultimate Guide to Thrifting in Denver

How and where to find the best vintage and secondhand goods along the Front Range.

6 Local CBD Products You Need in Your Life

From skin care to seltzers to supplements, check out our current hemp-derived favorites for National CBD Day and beyond.

Meet Hard Candy Dancers, the Denver-Based Burlesque Company Empowering Audiences at Five Nines

Marquette Carrington and her troupe of more than 40 dancers promote confidence through burlesque and aerial performances around the metro area. 5280 went behind the scenes at their latest residency at Cherry Creek’s new upscale bar.

Everything You Need to Know About Denver’s E-Bike Rebate Program

Applications are now open (again) for the city of Denver’s e-bike rebate program. Here, a guide to e-bike basics, as well as what you should know before investing in one.

Colorado 2022 Primary Election Results: Republicans Spurn Election Deniers (Mostly)

Ganahl to challenge Polis for Governor; O’Dea will face Bennet for a U.S. Senate seat; Caraveo and Kirkmeyer to square off in the state’s new 8th congressional district; and other highlights from Tuesday’s election in the Centennial State.

The 10 Best Breakfast Burritos in Denver and Beyond

Here are our favorite, tried-and-true places to grab the beloved breakfast staple on the go.

6 Experiences to Share With Dad for Father’s Day

Skip the “#1 Dad” mug and give the gift of shared memories with these local experiences for every type of father.

Walmart Heir Rob Walton Buys Broncos in Record-Breaking Sale

Walton and his family entered an agreement to buy the team for $4.65 billion, the most expensive sale price ever for an American sports team.

Rainbows & Revolutions Uncovers Defining Stories of the LGBTQ+ Community in Colorado

The new permanent collection and exhibition at History Colorado explores the people, moments, and pride behind the decades-long LGBTQ+ movement in the Centennial State.

Accessibility, Community, and Feel-Good Interiors Come Together at the Fourth House of Homes

What to expect from local home stylist Bret Sundberg’s reimagined design studio.

Control Group Productions Takes Audiences on a One-Way Immersive Ride to Denver’s Eerie Future in The End

The interactive bus tour from the local immersive theater company debuts June 4 and casts Denverites as the main characters in a science-fiction climate catastrophe journey that feels far from fictional.

What We Know About the Potential Broncos Buyers So Far

The first rounds of bids are in. Here, a breakdown of the front-runners—and other possible remaining candidates—vying to buy the team before the start of the 2022 season.

5 Spring Trends from Denver Fashion Week

How to refresh your wardrobe as the weather thaws, according to the local designers who showed their seasonal looks on the runway last week.

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