Table of contents 5280 June 2009
Hop on a road bike. Cast for giant trout. Hike a new trail. Catch a baseball game. Relax on a sunny patio. Colorado calls to us in the summer and draws us outside to play in its spectacular landscape. Here, we present nine itineraries that promise to get you outdoors—and loving every minute of the hot days of June, July, and August.
Inspired by his late father's antique pistol, author, urbanite, firearm novice (and skeptic) Eli Gottlieb traveled through Colorado to figure out why guns still hold such fascination.
When will Colorado be hit by another devastating wildfire? No one knows for sure—but we do know that the probability is high due to our naturally dry climate, a summer weather forecast of potential drought conditions, and the tinderbox effects of ubiquitous pine beetle kill. Here's what to expect—and how to make sure you're ready for the heat.
Fifty-five days shy of the Rocky Mountain News' 150th anniversary, the paper's corporate owner shut it down. Executives of the E.W. Scripps Company said it had to be done. That's one way of looking at it.
It has been called an apocalyptic hell beast—equally demonic, heinous, and frightening. Will Denver ever warm to the city's most controversial piece of public art?
Scalpels may be shelved, but beauty is still in demand.
Why alligator wrestling isn't just for Floridians anymore.
Award-winning journalist Mark Obmascik's dishes on his new book about summiting Colorado's 54 fourteeners.
Rising demand for health and human services forces nonprofits to get more creative.
Economic woes have minimal effect on one city's renaissance.
The Rocky's laid-off writers and editors scramble to find new homes.
Turn on, tune in, and drop out with Denver's summer concert lineup.
Seventeen months out, the 2010 election heats up.
Annabelle Bond, mountain climber extraordinaire and part-time Aspen resident, talks to 5280 about climbing to raise money for cancer research.
A move from the city to Cherry Hills inspires a thoughtful renovation for a tired '70s ranch.
Sometimes, the best way to immortalize your kids is with an old-fashioned love letter.
Boulder County's fresh single-track trails are calling to eager Front Range mountain bikers.
Best known for his dynamic coastal Mexican cuisine and lively tequila dinners, the executive chef and partner of Lola is a self-proclaimed homebody who finds refuge in his home kitchen.
Capitol Hill's take on Philadelphia's namesake.
There's no need to shed your Champagne tastes just because you're on a beer budget. Instead, check out how these local restaurants make dining out affordable.
The whoopie pie—a New England staple—stakes its claim in the Rocky Mountain West.
Staying in the 'hood? Revisit these staples and discover some best-kept secrets.
This Highland-area staple gets another taste.
A sunny breakfast experience in Platt Park.
A new take on the Spanish favorite.