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Spencer Campbell, Senior 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.

Author Article Archive

Top of the Town 2018: Culture and Nightlife

An attention-grabbing cocktail scene. A growing number of live performance venues. Has there ever been a more entertaining time to live in the Mile High City?

Top of the Town 2018: Shopping

From the best antiques to fine jewelry, here are some of our top choices for where to spend a dollar in 2018.

Top of the Town 2018: Dining

From Colorado's best chef to the newly opened restaurant 5280 editors can't get enough of, we take a look at the best of Denver's dining scene.


Top of the Town 2018

Finding the coolest new places to eat, drink, shop, relax, and play can be a royal pain. Who has the time to try them all? We do. Here, discover the 146 spots we’ve crowned the best on the Front Range.


Meet the Man Remaking Cherry Creek

Developer Matt Joblon is imposing his ambitious vision on the city's toniest shopping district. Will its famously change-adverse residents welcome the results?

52 Amazing Weekend Getaways

From Canada to Colorado Springs, here are incredible escapes for every weekend of the year.

Denver’s Digital Health Boom

Discover the Colorado companies harnessing cutting-edge tech to deliver more personalized treatment to patients all over the world.


The Beholder

If you build it, there's a good chance Brad K. Evans—and his followers on the Denver Fugly Facebook group—will ridicule it. The inside story of a passion project that became a catalyst for change in the Mile High City.

Can Noah Droddy Go the Distance?

At near-record pace, this Boulder runner has gone from amateur to one of distance running’s top racers.


Art At Elevation

How Breckenridge became the country's artsiest small town.

I-70 Expansion Hits Another Legal Roadblock

A group of community activists led by developer Kyle Zeppelin has filed a lawsuit against the Federal Highway Administration, which may delay the project.

Top of the Town 2017

Intimidated by all the new hot spots popping up around the city? We’ve got you covered. Our annual list of the best places to eat, drink, take in a show, work out, relax, and more (150 winners this year!) will ensure you never have to settle for the same ole thing.

Top of the Town 2017: Services

Go ahead: Shake up your self-care (or ski-care, or four-legged-friend-care) routine with one of these fabulous finds. You deserve it.


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