Table of contents 5280 July 2008
Colorado's Stan Romanek claims to have been abducted by aliens multiple times, and his experiences have garnered more attention than any other modern-day case of alleged E.T. encounters. But is he telling the truth, or is it all an elaborate hoax?
He's got the genes and the killer instinct, and at age 18 cyclist Taylor Phinney is a good bet to medal in Beijing. But more important than any Olympic hardware for the prodigy is that, after radical brain surgery, his dad—the legendary Davis Phinney—is back in the saddle.
Every year, new winners are drafted into 5280's Top of the Town, while others are traded out. These champs, though, are playing for keeps.
Why the AEG-Live Nation battle is good for music fans.
Central City's gold days may be over, but there's still plenty of music to be mined.
The MCA Cafe sprouts a ceramics installation.
Breakfast done right.
Despite his outrageous antics during a short tenure in the Statehouse, Douglas Bruce remains a hero to many Colorado conservatives. But with a reelection bid looming, is his act wearing thin?
Boulder's creative New American cuisine.
The owners of Littleton's Jaja Bistro add flavors of Provence to their home cooking.
Why Colorado has more than its fair share of master sommeliers.
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Boulder dishes up the paper-plate special.