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For many of colorado’s professional athletes, success is, in part, determined by the right sole or a well-oiled sprocket. For pro roper Josh Peek, glory depends on a 1,000-pound horse. The Pueblo native rode his first steed at six years old and started roping wooden calf dummies on his family’...
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The first day of school may still be a few weeks away, but football and volleyball practices have already started. Twenty years ago—when Denver Public Schools’ middle schools didn’t have athletic programs—kids would still be staving off end-of-summer boredom at home. The Denver Nuggets noticed the...
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The long lunch line at Twombly Elementary in Ft. Lupton is moving quickly. On today’s menu: Colorado-grown potatoes, apples from the Western Slope, and green beans picked just down the road. The fresh grub represents the latest step in Colorado’s effort to become a national leader in school-food...
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In 2001, three burrito joints already lined the blocks near the now-defunct Market Street Station when Pete Turner decided to add a fourth: Illegal Pete’s. The move was a good one. Today Turner owns seven Illegal Pete’s along the Front Range (the newest spot opens this month in Fort Collins), and...
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The Gist: Cirque du Soleil–like trapeze exercises that build mid-air confidence
Ideal For: Divers, gymnasts, and skiers/snowboarders
The Pro: Gold medalist pole-vaulter and Coloradan Pat Manson
What You’ll Do: Swing on a bar 30 feet in the air...
You’ve worked hard to get fit all season. As your schedule picks up, keep your summer physique with a few moves from three local trainers that you can squeeze in between car pool shifts.
Owner/founder, Bonza Bodies Fitness
Side Slide With Dumbbell Curl...
Armed with a can of turquoise spray paint, Denverite Jonathan Lamb eyes his target: the side of a furniture factory in RiNo. He shakes the canister and, in the middle of the day, begins spraying. Lamb doesn’t need to wait for darkness to create his masterpiece—this graffiti is sanctioned...
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Although Airstream trailers have been around for nearly a century, their recent spike in visibility (thank you, Grey’s Anatomy) has spawned a robust rental market. Denverite Bill Ward is reaping the benefits of the craze—by accident. The 40-year-old Ward, an avid traveler, bought his first...