Table of contents 5280 December 2016
We scouted the metro area for its best shops—and found 87 of them.
Mary Kuanen escaped the violence of Sudan only to live through her husband’s murder in suburban Denver. Half a decade later, the single mother of five is still working to build the better life she was promised.
Think it’s been hot lately? You ain’t seen nothing yet. Average annual temperatures in Colorado are set to rise 2.5 to five degrees Fahrenheit by the year 2050. If that sounds like a modest increase, think again. We’re here to explain exactly how climate change could alter Colorado as you know it.
More than 180 kids are born in Colorado every day, and as many as one in four will be abused or neglected by their caregivers during their early years. Why is it so difficult to stop this from happening—and even harder to find justice for victims?
A letter from the editor of our December 2016 issue.
We can’t say with any certainty that the past 12 months were entirely good—or bad—for Colorado, but they were definitely entertaining. Here, the news and events that made 2016 a most interesting year.
Three local cold-case murders that have been largely forgotten.
The big data boom is going to make life much, much easier. (And a wee bit creepier.)
A formerly private mountain lodge opens to the public for the first time.
A local taxidermist gives us the rundown on her trade.
Discover historic Georgetown’s wealth of old-school charm this holiday season.
There’s good reason to covet Native’s new (and improved) ski goggle collection.
Find the perfect trinket—with a local connection—for selfie-snapping teens, triathlete dads, and everyone in between.
Support local businesses when you throw your gaudy gathering this year.
Galleries and studios are getting the boot from Denver. Fortunately, they’ve found hope in the ’burbs.
Your short list of Colorado's coolest events.
This holiday season, switch out the bottle of wine for a homemade batched cocktail.
The restaurants, dishes, and drinks on our dining radar.
Chef Jon Robbins takes chocolate to the next level.
Dining out alone can sometimes feel like an exercise in second-class citizenship.
The small town makes a big culinary play.
Celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa brings his high-end Japanese cuisine to Cherry Creek.
No matter what he does—be it cycling, cooking, or building a fast-casual empire—Biju Thomas, founder of Biju’s Little Curry Shop, goes all out.
A Denver company is developing what could be the nation’s first FAA-approved electric airplane for general aviation. Could this be the start of a new era in flight?
Avalanche forecasting pioneer Art Judson doesn’t just study these powerful snow slides—he worships them.
5280 staffers and readers explain how Colorado let them down in 2016.