Table of contents 5280 December 2015
Where to drink coffee now, which beans to buy, how to make a better cup of joe at home, and everything else you need to know to enjoy coffee in the Mile High City.
The perfect presents—at the perfect prices—for everybody from your secret Santa to your soul sister. Bonus: They’re all designed or made right here in Colorado.
How District Attorney George Brauchler became Colorado’s most visible proponent of capital punishment.
From police officers to soldiers to search-and-rescue squads, the Centennial State is full of people who put themselves at risk to help others. The question, though, is why? Discover Colorado's courageous side.
As it welcomes seven new members, the City Council has a long to-do list. But do you really understand how this governing body works? A look at the people who shape life in the Mile High City.
From the Editor
A letter from the editor of our December 2015 issue.
Our annual reminder of the good, the bad, and the ugly in Colorado this past year.
A Q&A with the republican president of the Colorado state senate.
One writer discovers a bit of the big city in suburbia.
Former NHL coach George Gwozdecky begins his high school coaching career this month. He’s not the only pro who’s coached preps, though.
A Denver program that treats mental illness in infants is set to expand this month in Northeast Park Hill.
Local bartenders pick drinks that go beyond nog—and teach you how to make them.
The Hateful Eight wasn’t the only project to shine the spotlight on Colorado this year: a look at our state’s 15 minutes of (2015) fame.
Susen Mesco’s exacting standards ensure the Kris Kringles who graduate from her school are as close to the “real thing” as possible.
CodeBaby's online avatars make surfing the internet easier.
It's this little district's time to shine. Full of eateries, shopping and more, here is your guide to this new hot spot.
Newcomers and neighborhood veterans come together for a new urban homesteading–focused market.
Where to give the latest trend in winter sports a spin this season.
Tinker with digital toys without freezing your fingers off with this new wearable.
Rather than muddling through a too-lofty Pinterest project this year, let these craft pros guide you.
Why winter is the best season for researchers to get a bead on Colorado wildlife.
Eat & Drink
With Cho77, the chef behind acclaimed Asian-fusion spot ChoLon tries his hand at casual street food.
Pizzeria Locale's easy-to-make chocolate glaze will be your new best friend.
A taste of the tropics, right on West Eighth Avenue.
The new face of Golden's dining scene.
Four ways to spice up your winter brews.
Where to dig into Denver's piping-hot ramen scene.