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Madi Skahill

Engagement Editor

Madi oversees social media strategy for 5280’s and 5280 Home’s accounts, as well as writes and edits stories for Born and raised in Aurora, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 2019, working simultaneously for Vox Magazine in Columbia, Missouri, and later interning at Women’s Wear Daily in New York City, where she covered the entertainment and fashion industries. She joined 5280 full-time in 2020. Madi holds a deep appreciation for the great outdoors but an even deeper distrust of her coordination, so she’s not as adventurous as most of her colleagues. She is, however, 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.

Colorado’s 11 Biggest Moments of 2020

From the throes of a pandemic to protests to a historic election, 2020 shaped our state in more ways than we could have ever imagined. Here, we look back at some of this year’s defining moments.


6 Things to Watch for This Nuggets Season

Fresh off a historic playoff run with new talent to tap, the Denver Nuggets are poised for another big season. Before the team returns to play on Wednesday night, we put together a primer on the championship hopefuls.


How 2020 Has Affected the Way We Use Our Streets

When the need for more socially distanced outdoor spaces became pressing, the city of Denver delivered with a slew of new, car-free streets. Although they were a temporary promise, these open spaces just might serve as a wake-up call for how the Mile High City could reimagine safer and more equitable streets.


Your Guide to Denver’s 2020 Ballot Measures

Denverites will vote on 12 ballot measures, including how the city’s spending will be used to address climate change, the pit bull breed ban, and several initiatives that would attempt to move power from Denver’s current “strong-mayor” system.



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