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Senior Editor

Nicholas Hunt

Senior Editor

Nicholas Hunt grew up in the shadow of the Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee, where he learned to mountain bike, kayak, fly fish, hike, and surprisingly, ski. It’s also where he learned to write, a skill that’s taken him across the country as an award-winning journalist and editor. After graduating from the University of Tennessee with a BS in Communications, he’s slowly marched west with stints at multiple magazines including WashingtonianArkansas Life, and Outside. With a few years in every time zone in the Lower 48 under his belt, he feels safe in declaring that Mountain Time is God’s time.

Articles By Nicholas Hunt

Your Back-to-Summer Shopping List to Keep Colorado Kids Entertained Over the Break

From a 3D, STEM-focused model-building kit to an inspirational coloring book, these local products will keep your tykes entertained and engaged during the coming dog days.

5 Electric Scooter Rules Denverites Still Love to Ignore

Five years after shared electric scooters arrived in Denver, we break down the rules that local riders still, erm, struggle with.

Can You Access Colorado’s Corner-Locked Public Lands?

Depends on who you ask.

What Casa Bonita’s Job Postings Tell Us About the Revamped Eatery

We scoured the iconic Lakewood restaurant’s job postings for clues to what we can expect from its long-awaited reopening this month.

Snowmobile tracks through the woods at night.

Notorious Colorado Instagram Influencer Arrested for Assault

David Lesh, known for his provocative social media posts, allegedly assaulted a snowmobiler at a Summit County trailhead this past March.

Are Colorado Colleges Ready for Artificial Intelligence?

ChatGPT is poised to change higher ed forever.

The Search for Solutions to Colorado’s Water Crisis

Nearly half a million homes in the Centennial State could be without water by 2050. Colorado River reservoir levels are in a free fall. And local farmers already don’t have the supplies they need. What happens next depends on what we do today.

Joel Warner, author of "The Curse of the Marquis de Sade"

Denver Author Joel Warner’s New Book Explores Depravity, Curses, and Ponzi Schemes

How one of literature’s most infamous novels inspired Joel Warner’s The Curse of the Marquis de Sade.

Travelers queue up at the south security checkpoint in Denver.

Why TSA Agents Hate Colorado Driver’s Licenses

A glitch with the Transportation Security Administration’s ID readers leaves many Coloradans wondering why their licenses won’t scan.

Decoding the Secret Language of Colorado Cattle Brands

How to read the West’s unofficial alphabet, from your Walking A’s to your Lazy Z’s.

A perspective shot from 6-Chair in Breckenridge. It's a blue-sky day and there's fresh powder beneath the two-seater.

What’s New At Colorado’s Ski Resorts This Season

New lifts and better snowmaking and bigger lodges—oh my!

The 2022 Colorado Gear Guide

The best locally made gear for wherever your Colorado adventures take you, from paddleboarding Lake Dillion to hiking the high alpine.

How to Take a Ski Photo That Will Turn Heads

Adventure photographer Liam Doran’s five tips for capturing an epic image on Colorado’s slopes.

What Will Denver Look Like in the Metaverse?

The sites that are sure to populate Denver’s version of the Metaverse.

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Backcountry Skiing and Boarding

Want to leave the lifts—and the lift lines—behind? We spoke with Centennial State ski guides, avalanche safety educators, and other experts to get the down low on skiing the high country.

Pulitzer Prize–Finalist Ted Conover on Living Off-Grid in the San Luis Valley

We sat down with the veteran journalist to talk about his new book, Cheap Land Colorado, his unique style of immersive reporting, and why parts of the San Luis Valley look like a set from Mad Max.

How to Find the Right Third Space in Denver for You

Connect with your fellow Denverites at these four communal spaces.

A purple neon sign of the state of Colorado on a brick wall

What the Heck is the Approval Voting Party?

We didn’t know, either, so we did a deep dive into Colorado’s minority political parties to bring you this unofficial guide. 

From Littleton to Nairobi, Ascent Fly Fishing Spans the Globe

Littleton’s Ascent Fly Fishing works with suppliers and tiers around the world to ensure anglers get the flies they need.

7 Leaf Peeping Road Trips Perfect for Electric Vehicles

Colorado is making its scenic and historic byways more accessible for vehicles without combustion engines, meaning these fall foliage routes are electrifying in more ways than one.

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