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We spent time exploring seven of our favorite small towns so we could tell you the best ways to enjoy 36 hours in each.

5280

September 2015

From the Editor

Features

The Truth About Suicide in Colorado

Stigma, silence, and fear have long dominated the issue of suicide. None of these will help reduce Colorado's tragically high rate. But as I learned by working through my own family's tragedy, the voices of those who have survived just might.

An Inside Look at the Denver Police Department

Mutual mistrust between citizens and the police has rarely been higher in America, and Denver is no exception. What’s being done on both sides of the thin blue line to remedy this—and is it enough?

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Front Range

Flip This Meth Lab

Two Denver entrepreneurs turn a former drug factory into a trendy meeting place for nonprofits.

How to Teach At Home

Learning doesn’t end when the school bell rings. We asked three Denver teachers what they wish parents would put on their at-home lesson plans.

Scene

Find Your Oktoberfest

More than two dozen Oktoberfests spring up in Colorado from August through October. These fun options present a quirkier take on the classic experience.

Vail’s Famous Oktoberfest Performer

There’s more than beer and brats at Vail’s Oktoberfest: There’s also an accordion player with an incredible World War II survival story.

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Eat and Drink

Department

Where the Wild Things Are

A funny-looking two-foot-long bird called the greater sage-grouse may just be the most contentious animal in Colorado.

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Sports Bars For Transplanted NFL Fans

If you're from out-of-state (a safe bet), we've got the bar where you can root for your home team—and likely get a taste of your old stomping grounds at the same time.

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