Lindsey B. King edits service packages, nontraditional feature packages, longform narrative features, and the magazine’s Getaways and Great Outdoors departments. King also writes narratives and service packages. She is a three-time National Magazine Award finalist. Along with Kasey Cordell, King wrote “The Art Of Dying Well,” which won the 2019 Ellie for personal service. Her “Earth, Wind & Water” feature was selected as a 2016 National Magazine Award finalist in the leisure-lifestyle category. King also co-wrote, with Natasha Gardner, “Low On O2,” which was an ASME finalist in 2010 in the personal service category. In 2017, King was named a Folio: Top Women in Media honoree. Her 2015 fly-fishing story “Hooked” won the City and Regional Magazine Association award for leisure-lifestyle interests. In 2011, her feature “Gone”—a look at a local police detective searching for a missing child—was selected as a finalist in the feature writing category by the City and Regional Magazine Association. Her narrative “Undefeated,” which focused on her friend’s encounter with Denver’s serial rapist Brent J. Brents, was selected as the winning profile story at the 2006 Maggie Awards. King was born in Charleston, West Virginia, spent more than a decade in suburban Atlanta, and moved to Colorado in 2001. She has an ABJ in magazine journalism from the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism.
Twenty years ago, Congress declared 14 miles of Colorado’s deepest canyon worthy of national park status. If you’ve stood along the edge of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park’s namesake chasm, you understand why—yet the Black is still the state’s least-visited national park. We suggest you go before that changes.
December is fraught with the potential for poor decision-making in Colorado: ill-fated travel plans, gear you buy as a gift for her that’s really for you, pot edibles as stocking stuffers. Don’t let bad ideas mar all the merriment. Use this manual to avoid 16 common missteps and find better ways to enjoy whatever you happen to be celebrating this month.