—Photography by Matt Slaby
Two days after an abandoned mine blew in Colorado this past summer, Joe Ben Jr. was working a backhoe northwest of Shiprock, the Navajo Nation’s second most populous city, in New Mexico. On most days, what happened outside the reservation was of little consequence on the sprawling “Naabeehó...
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In Colorado’s exploding culinary scene, small-batch food professionals are scrambling to stay in business—not due to lack of product demand but because access to affordable commercial kitchen space is scarce. Take Julie Ciezadlo, for example. The owner of the now-defunct Tuffy Kickshaw’s Sweetly...
Jackson, a golden retriever–German shorthaired pointer mix and a canine member of Keystone Resort’s ski patrol. —Photo courtesy of Ben Lindbloom
As most any single man will tell you, dogs are awesome conversation starters. That’s why, in part, Keystone Resort employs Annie, Zoey, Jackson, and Penny (who’s still training) on its ski patrol. “Families, kids, adults—who doesn’t enjoy interacting with a dog?” asks Mike Daly, assistant director...
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A city that doesn’t plan ahead can bet on becoming, well, Houston. So far, Denver should be commended for its smart urban development, says Christopher Zimmerman of Washington, D.C.–based Smart Growth America, and local leaders want to continue that trend. Early this year, they’re launching an...
—Illustrations by Dave Plunkert
—Portraits by Jeff Nelson
The Science Behind Heroism
Dissecting why some people run toward danger—instead of away from it.
The Chinese zodiac calendar designates 2015 as the Year of the Sheep, but we take issue with that characterization of timidity. We like to think of 2015 as the Year of the Hero. And not because...
Cookies 'N' Cream—Photo by Carmel Zucker
Winter in Colorado means two things: soft powder on the slopes and craft suds waiting for you back at the lodge. Those are two pretty great things—and they can actually be made better when the après-ski drink becomes a beer-based cocktail. Here, four ways to elevate your stout, all approved by...
—Photography by Sarah Boyum
Denver, like many cities across the country, has a panhandling ordinance that limits how a person can ask for money. Recently, these types of rules have garnered headlines because a U.S. Supreme Court decision on free speech has changed how these laws are interpreted. A federal judge struck...
November 10 2015, 11:00 AM
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