A familiar sight earlier this summer; courtesy of Shutterstock
Water—or lack thereof—is a familiar topic of conversation in Colorado, where the natural resource is scarce and water rights are a complicated matter often stretching back generations. Typically, that dialogue has a negative slant: Drought! Wildfires! The EPA's recent Gold King Mine disaster! But...
August 24 2015, 9:00 AM
This year, women cyclists will join men on the awards podium of the USA Pro Challenge. —Brett Lange (Pro Challenge)
In the 1980s, the Coors International Bicycle Classic was America’s answer to the Tour de France. It featured the crème de la crème of the U.S. cycling world, and from its inception in 1975 as the Red Zinger Bicycle Classic, the race grew in length from three days to two weeks, drew celebrity fans...
August 18 2015, 10:35 AM
—Photo by Natasha Gardner
Doolittle IPA, Red Leg Brewing Company, Colorado Springs
Serving Type: 12-ounce can
ABV: 6.9 percent
Malt score (1–10): 8
Hop score (1–10): 3
Reviewed: July 2015
With so many breweries in Colorado, it is hard to find a biz angle to grab...
August 12 2015, 12:15 PM
Mesa Verde National Park, one of many historical and archaeological sites in Colorado. —Courtesy of Shutterstock
On July 29th, the phone rang in the office of History Colorado’s state archaeologist: a construction crew in Fountain, Colorado had uncovered human remains. Before long, staff from the office was on the scene to evaluate and excavate the remains. After examining the bones, it was determined that...
August 11 2015, 10:45 AM
Three years ago, River North Brewery opened its doors on Blake Street and set the stage for what would become an area ripe with local fare and coffee roasters, repurposed industrial facilities, artfully constructed storage container buildings, and—yes—more craft breweries. In the time...
August 7 2015, 11:00 AM
Glenwood Canyon bike path; Courtesy of Shutterstock
Let the good times roll with some of our favorite road rides across the state. As the last days of summer melt away, if you don’t find the time now, when will you?
Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail
This popular paved trail follows the Colorado River through stunning Glenwood Canyon between...
August 6 2015, 2:40 PM
Photo by Natasha Gardner
Come August, when ripe peaches from the Western Slope roll into Denver, this juicy fruit becomes a staple in our diet. And by that we mean we gobble them up for breakfast, afternoon snacks, dessert—they even sneak into our evening cocktails. August is officially National Peach Month, so join in the...
August 6 2015, 1:30 PM
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Corn is a sure sign of mid-summer. Although best eaten right off the cob, those sweet kernels can also be cut off and used any number of ways. This week, we look at how to maximize that summery flavor. Visit 5280.com/freshpicks2015 every week for tips on which ingredient you should be...
July 30 2015, 2:00 PM