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Matt Johnson

Articles By Matt Johnson

Visiting 14 of Colorado’s Most Treasured Landscapes in Just 4 Days

L​ast fall, I set out to see all of Colorado’s national parks, monuments, and historic sites in just four days during a solo road trip. Here’s what I learned from a whirlwind, 2,000-mile tour of my home state.​

Playoff Preview: Will the Nuggets Bury the Spurs and Advance?

The Nuggets are back in the postseason for the first time since 2013. But can they get beyond the Spurs and break through against stiff competition in the Western Conference?

The Underdogs Are Back: What to Expect from the Playoff-Bound Avalanche

Playoff hockey is returning to the Pepsi Center for the second straight year, but it’ll be an uphill battle if the Avalanche hope to make a deep run.

Kyle Freeland

2019 Preview: Will the Rockies Finally Win the NL West?

For the first time in franchise history, the Rockies are coming off back-to-back playoff appearances. Will this be the year they emerge atop their division?

Jamal Murray

A Look at the Best Midseason Nuggets Team Ever

The Denver Nuggets have never been this good halfway through the season. How are they maintaining their position atop the Western Conference? We take a closer look.

Empire: Stanley Mountain Trail

This thigh-burner has a little bit of everything that makes Colorado hiking great, but it’s the billowy clouds dancing over the peaks that make it truly unique.


Rockies’ Season Fizzles, But Don’t Forget Their 2018 Success

We take a look at the highlights and the lowlights from an exciting season of Mile High baseball.

Rocktober Is On: What to Expect From the Rockies’ Postseason Run

After knocking off the Cubs in 13 innings, the Rockies are off to Milwaukee. Here, we break down Tuesday’s drama and size up the Rockies’ odds against the red-hot Brewers.

Denver and Boulder Prepare to Get “Mortified”

The popular comedy event comes back to Denver—and hits Boulder for the first time—for love-themed shows that feature a celebrity appearance.

Yes, You Can Ski Without Sitting in Traffic on I-70

After a seven-year hiatus, the Winter Park Express returns to offer service from Union Station to the base of the ski resort.

Colorado Bookshelf: Stories You’ve Never Heard About the Avs

Former Denver Post hockey writer Adrian Dater might have more Colorado Avalanche knowledge than anyone in sports media, and his firsthand accounts of the team’s history are worth checking out.

A New Car-Sharing Service Comes To Denver

Offering 60 vehicles in 20-plus lots, the GM-owned Maven competes with Zipcar for Denver’s carless demographic.

A Ski Area You’ve Never Heard Might Have Just Landed On Your Pass

After a big announcement by a key Colorado organization, Hesperus Ski Area might be on your (or your kid’s) ski pass this season.

A Blissful Winter Escape Awaits

Plan a trip to one of these six destinations—you deserve it.

Shelter for Homeless Women to Open in 2017

Catholic Charities will unveil the 150-bed facility in northeast Denver sometime next year. 

What to Watch for in the Pac-12 Football Championship

After years of futility, the Colorado Buffaloes are one win away from a conference title. Here’s why the game matters, and what you need to know before you watch.

What a Primary Voting System Means for Colorado Politics

With the passage of Propositions 107 and 108, the state takes a step away from the caucus system and opens primaries to unaffiliated voters, who are growing in massive numbers.

Meet the Artist Behind the Curtis Hotel’s Murals

Denver painter Forrest J. Morrison adds a zany touch to historic pieces in five of the hotel’s elevator lobbies.

Where to (Watch) Party on Election Night

We scoured the Front Range for the best spots to watch the madness unfold on Tuesday evening.

What You Need to Know for the 2016-17 Colorado Ski Season

A list of opening dates for the Centennial State’s most popular resorts—plus a look at what’s new. 

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