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The Happy Shrewdness of John W. Hickenlooper

Colorado’s popular governor wants to restore people’s faith in government with his unique brand of politics. It’s turning out to be a whole lot tougher than he ever imagined. An exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at Hick’s first year in office.

5280

August 2012

Features

Forward Progress

Fresh off a national championship with the University of Alabama, Colorado State University’s new head football coach, Jim McElwain, thinks he can remake the hapless Rams. He’d better, because his bosses are counting on a newly energized football program to do a lot more for CSU than simply win games.

Top Docs 2012: The List

Our annual, must-have guide to the best physicians—337 of them in more than 90 medical specialties—in the Mile High City.

Stuck in the Middle

As students begin their adolescent years, middle school can be a time of monumental change. Yet, too often, these schools seem to fail their pupils. Here, we spotlight the local middle schools that are making the grade, and examine why others are not.

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Peyton’s Place

What will happen when Peyton Manning takes the field as a Bronco? Who the heck knows? But we couldn’t resist taking a few guesses.

We Are The World

Language immersion schools have become wildly popular in Colorado and nationwide. But are they really as great as advertised?

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Front Range

Futbol U.

Durango’s Fort Lewis College looks across the pond to become a soccer powerhouse.

Rain Delay

Colorado’s relentless sun can give me the blues.

Gossip Girl

A Denver woman blends fantasy sports and Hollywood tabloids into a creative business endeavor.

Which Craft

Trend Watch: Learning how to make crafts online.

Air Time

Summer travelers make August one of the most hectic months of the year at Denver International Airport, the fifth busiest airport in the country. Meet Kim Day, the woman in charge of the controlled chaos.

Hit Your Peak

Pro athletes use this software to track their workouts. Now you can, too.

Closer to Home

Three Front Range soccer programs to watch this fall.

All Aboard

The new rails running through the metro area.

In Vogue

RiNo: one of Denver’s trendiest neighborhoods.

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Beyond The Mat

Shake up your yoga routine with equestrian yoga.

Get Loose

Forget the sit-and-reach stretching you did during high school gym. 

Into the Wild

A Colorado professor does double-duty as a storm and natural disaster chaser—camera in hand.

His & Hers

Fall’s best looks are borrowed from the boys, with traditional menswear fabrics, military details, and chic  oversize staples.

What He Said

When roots-rock band Dispatch plays the 1stBank Center on September 28–29, it will be a homecoming for drummer/guitarist/vocalist Brad Corrigan. We caught up with the Denver native for a quick chat.

Party Rock

Meet Breathe Carolina, Denver’s latest music chart-climber.

Dig In

Fire up the grill for a family-size feast.

Eat and Drink

Jamón Ibérico

Trendspotting: Where to find jamón ibérico.

Top of the Morning

Start the day off right with Mangiamo Pronto’s granola.

Smoke Signals

Deejay Howie Drummond turned his passion for backyard barbecue into a reality TV show. 

How To Make A Piecrust

Erika Cunha, owner of Living the Sweet Life bakery in LoHi, makes every piecrust from scratch (even during the holidays). She shows us how to master a perfect pastry.

Wood Work

Oak at Fourteenth chef and co-owner Steven Redzikowski stokes the fire.

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