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Features Editor

Spencer Campbell

Features Editor

Spencer Campbell writes features and edits service packages. A proud Texan (proud of the state, not its crazy), Spencer covered NASCAR for the Bristol (Virginia) Herald Courier, beach life for Gulfshore Life magazine, and commerce for Business North Carolina magazine. Based on that background, he has no real clue why 5280 agreed to employ him, though he’s certainly glad they did. Spencer, a Texas A&M University alumnus and almost graduate of the Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas (he’s one class shy!), has won too many honors to mention here. When not collecting journalism awards, Spencer enjoys golf, Netflix (his free HBO trial ran out), and filling awkward silences with idle chit-chat.

Articles By Spencer Campbell

A black bear climbs a tree in Larimer County, Colorado.

Does Colorado Have Cocaine Bears?

Heading into camping season, we present you with a very important deep dive into the history of misbehaved bruins in the Centennial State.

Documenting 150 Years of Change on the Colorado River System

Witness the transformation of the Green and Colorado rivers in the documentary A River Out of Time.

Don’t Let Your Love of Soccer Die With the World Cup—Become a Rapids Fan!

The beautiful game is even better looking when you’re a fan. Here’s a mile-high primer for the recently converted.

From Water Cremations to Human Composting, Coloradans Are Embracing Healthy Ways to Die

Why plant a tree when, thanks to water cremation, you can be one after you die?

What to Expect After the Tri-County Health Department Closes Its Doors

Public health services may suffer as Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas counties build their new public health agencies.

Inside Kathy Sabine’s Campaign Against Skin Cancer

Kathy Sabine’s skin cancer diagnosis led the 9News meteorologist to confront the physical and emotional effects of the disease.

OXB’s Sweat-Proof Jewelry Backs Beauty With Brawn

Denver-based OXB makes jewelry that can hit the gym as hard as you can.

Family Care

A letter from the editor of 5280 Health‘s January 2023 issue.

A portrait of Frank Azar, opening the button-studded brown leather door to his office.

Is Frank Azar Colorado’s Greatest Lawyer?

The Strong Arm, long regarded as Colorado’s preeminent ambulance chaser, makes his case for your respect.

If Your Colorado Town Were a Car, What Would It Look Like?

We imagine four Colorado locales from the tires up.

Saying “See Ya Later” to 2 Legendary Denver Anchormen

CBS4‘s Jim Benemann and 9News‘ Gary Shapiro are calling it a career. Before they retire, we asked them for one last story: their own.

How to Tick Off a Texan

Let’s see how Texans like it when Coloradans tread on their turf this winter.

5 Presents That Will Create Much Needed Space Between You and Your S.O.

Feeling a little smothered by your loved ones after two-plus years of close quarters? These five gifts will encourage them to leave you alone for a little while.

Author Kate Manning Mines Colorado’s Past in Gilded Mountain

The New York writer’s latest novel explores labor and love in early 20th century Colorado mining towns.

Darius Nabors will compete at the USA Mullet Championships

Meet Colorado’s Most Majestic Mullet

And the mullet’s host, Darius P. Nabors, who’s vying to win the USA Mullet Championships on Tuesday.

A Denver Orchestra Makes Music Just for Kids

Inside the Orchestra debuts its first-ever original score this month.

Is Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch a Conservative—or a Wild Card?

Nearly five years into his tenure on the U.S. Supreme Court, Colorado’s Neil Gorsuch has established himself as a modern textualist in the mode of Antonin Scalia. He’s also become something of a conservative wild card. Will that unpredictability extend to gay rights?

Hott Mess claps during an air guitar performance

Meet Rachel Sinclair, the National Air Guitar Champion From Arvada

Performing as “Hott Mess,” Sinclair won the U.S. Air Guitar Championship in Portland, Oregon, earning a spot in August’s world championship in Finland.

Jada Suzanne Dixon sits in an empty theater row

Curious Theatre Company Has a New Leader

Jada Suzanne Dixon assumes artistic control of Curious Theatre Company.

Inside David Byrne’s Mind

Talking Heads frontman David Byrne partners with the Denver Center for the Performing Arts to open Theater of the Mind.

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