1. Brighton Boulevard Improvements
Construction begins/ends: Late 2015/TBD
Cost: $26 million
Who should care: Developers betting big on the RiNo boom; anyone visiting RiNo on foot or two wheels
Why: Brighton, the main artery of one of the most happening redevelopments in Denver, lacks...
—A rendering of the Sterling Ranch's Lake Plaza, coming soon
Attention, families flocking to the southern suburbs for good schools, low crime rates, and easy access to the foothills: Highlands Ranch is officially full. Founded in 1981, the neighborhood will see construction on its final homes completed in the next five years. Fortunately, the coveted...
—Jeff Long Photography
The 15-mile round-trip hike up Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park is daunting enough by daylight (just a fraction of those who start the trip manage to summit). But trekking the 14,259-foot behemoth by moonlight—and summiting at sunrise—is an even more adventurous, otherworldly experience....
—Courtesy of Jennifer Pottheiser
The Broncos, the Rapids, the Avs—heck, even the Rockies have played for a league championship. But not the Nuggets. For the 39th straight season, our local franchise will watch the NBA Finals, which begin on June 4, on TV like the rest of us. What gives? What do, say, the Spurs have that we don’t?...
In 1985, only 60 people hopped on their saddles to take part in Bike MS Colorado’s inaugural two-day cycling event; they raised $45,000 to help find a cure for multiple sclerosis. Now in its 30th year, the event has attracted more than 30,000 cyclists and collected more than $50 million for the...
Hikers traverse the saddle between Grays Peak and Torreys Peak; Photo by Jeff Nelson
As Coloradans, we’re not used to failing. (Hello, top five fittest state, second best startup city, etc.) But when it comes to protecting our high peaks, in some cases, we’re coming damned close. This month, the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative (CFI) rolls out the first-of-its-kind 14er Report Card...
Surrounded by the indian peaks wilderness, Matt Bragg hunches over a fallen tree, his nose just inches from the rotting wood. The former Royal Marine is hunting for our next meal: grubs. Meanwhile, I’m praying those slimy little larvae (which Bragg informed me pack more protein, pound for pound,...
At some point birthdays begin to lose their significance. Maybe it’s after 25 (you can rent a car!) or, more likely, 21 (you know why). But then 40 arrives, and you get to recalibrate: Have I accomplished what I intended to? Will I have a legacy? At 40, you’ve got a resumé long enough to be fairly...