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Mary Murphy

Articles By Mary Murphy

New (or Improved) Apps to Help You Explore Colorado

Colorado-made mobile apps will help you predict thunderstorms, identify wildflowers, and find the best trail to explore.

Margo Hayes Is on the Verge of Making Her Olympic Dreams a Reality

The Boulder native will try to earn at trip to Tokyo 2020 at the IFSC Climbing World Championships this month.

“Hiking With Sight” Duo Plans to Conquer a Fourteener

Two Fort Collins adventurers are combining their abilities to take on the ultimate Colorado challenge.

How 3 Denver Criminals Earned Their Bizarre Nicknames

If the silly monikers crackling across police radios are any indication, Coloradans have a particularly good sense of humor. Take a break from the anxiety-inducing news cycle and enjoy the stories behind three amusing nicknames (and our artful interpretations of the crimes).

Here’s What’s New at the 2019 Ride the Rockies Tour

Happening throughout central Colorado this week, the 34th annual Ride the Rockies tour is focusing on giving back to the communities that host the race.


Dog-Friendly Denver: Our Favorite Colorado-Made Pet Products

From the leash we can’t live without to all-natural, locally made CBD products, here are eight of our preferred products for your pampered pup.

Dog-Friendly Denver: Where to Adopt a New Pet on the Front Range

Looking to add a new, furry member to your family? Begin your search—or volunteer your time—with one of these local organizations.

4 New Meals for Your Next Backpacking Adventure

5280 editors taste-tested some of the newest dehydrated camping foods on the market. Here’s what they thought.

5 Colorado Resorts and Ski Areas Still Open for Shredding

Thanks to a big winter and springtime snowfall, a few local mountains are spinning their lifts into May.

One of the Best Young Para-Athletes in the World Is from Colorado

Watch Beatriz Hatz vie for a spot on the U.S. Paralympics Track and Field team at the Desert Challenge Games in Arizona this month.

Explore the Extraordinary Mind of Christopher Boone

The Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company is performing the Tony Award-winning play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which celebrates neurological diversity of the human mind.

Paradox Sports is Making Climbing Accessible for Everyone

Climbers with disabilities are celebrating their talent with the help of this local nonprofit.

Yes, We Can (Embrace the Can)

When it comes to booze, aluminum cans have got glass beat. Here are four Denver spots where you can sip and celebrate the craze.

Let’s Talk About Colorado’s Amazing Female Astronauts

NASA may not have been properly prepared for the first-ever all-women spacewalk, which was supposed to take place on March 29. But we’re honoring Colorado’s female astronauts and their contributions to NASA anyway.

6 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Denver

American St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are as old as the country itself. See where the action is happening throughout Denver on this St. Paddy’s Day.

You Can Help Keep the Legacy of the Unsinkable Molly Brown Alive

Historic Denver is calling all Victorian era enthusiasts for a special volunteer training session on February 23.

Free Ride February

Breckenridge Brewery Wants to Give You Free Rides to the Bar This Month

In an effort to prevent drinking and driving and encourage ride-sharing, Lyft users can use a special discount code to snag complimentary rides to participating bars this month.

This Denver Athlete Is Braving the Coldest, Toughest Ultrarace on Earth

Daniel Benhammou is about to journey 430 miles across the frozen tundra of the Yukon Territory—again. We sat down with him to talk about why he (or anyone, for that matter) enjoys this type of challenge.

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