Table of contents 5280 January 2012
We don’t want to hear you say there’s nothing to do around here ever again. C’mon folks, we live in Colorado—there’s loads of great stuff to experience all year long. So, pull out your calendar and find a permanent marker. From must-see concerts and summer festivals to sporting events and holiday activities, we’ve got you scheduled for fun throughout 2012.
Ever think about finally getting that advanced degree to push you just a bit further up the ladder? Or have you ever considered switching careers altogether? Meet four Denverites who’ve done just that—and learn how do it yourself.
The wrongful conviction of Tim Masters is one of the most egregious miscarriages of justice in Colorado history.
Meet Jesse Smith, saddlemaker.
Zeon Corporation turns familiar beer logos into wall art.
Keep track of your kids on the slopes.
How many ski areas have called Colorado home?
We know who’s captaining Denver and Aurora, but who’s running the next biggest cities in the metro area?
How Denver’s brain-training center can change your mind—forever.
Front Range Scene
Discover Colorado artist Maryanne Quinn’s irresistible folk art for the 21st century.
If you like to work out and you like to party, but you don’t want your party to negate your workout, read on: Denver recently became the first U.S. city to launch an almost laughably counterintuitive concept called Fitness Clubbing. Thanks to Bulgarian-born DJ Darina Miteva, all you night-owl club-goers can get your freak on—alcohol-free—while you burn your calories off. Will it catch on? You be the judge.
More than a century ago, President Theodore Roosevelt took a hunting trip to Colorado. What most people don’t know: There was much more at stake during those weeks than simply riding horses and tracking bears.
Our precious ski hills come in all shapes and sizes—and we love ’em for it. Here, a look at some of the numbers behind our winter playgrounds.
Eat & Drink
Satchel’s on 6th searches for an identity.
In Peru, ceviche is synonymous with vitality, which makes Olivéa chef John Broening’s dish perfectly suited to dining in the New Year.
How many lobsters does Steuben’s use each week?
Our new afternoon snack: Sun Cups.