I've long been a proponent of the idea that even the grandest of ambitions are best approached a single step at a time. Which is why my mantra at 5280 has always been "just a little bit better." The idea, of course, is that if you make each issue a little bit better than the last, it won't be long before those small improvements add up to something substantial.
It's a formula that's served us well, but this month's issue of 5280 strikes me as much more than "just a little bit better." I'm proud to say that this one feels to me like our editorial and design teams have taken a quantum leap forward with the October 2010  issue. I can't remember a previous issue with this many great stories:
Plus, there's a great look back at the Elitch Theatre, the story of how Grand Junction police may have finally solved the case of the "Gentleman Gambler," a peek at J.R. Smith's Twitter feed, and a bunch more.
The October issue is on newsstands now, and much of its content can be found here .