Denver’s afternoon sunshine filters through the front windows of my Sunnyside bungalow as I sit in the corner of my L-shaped couch. Four years ago, I left my home state of Connecticut for Colorado, started a job as a middle school choir and theater teacher, and bought this house. When I moved...
Coloradans have every reason to be well adjusted and super content: After all, we’re surrounded by majestic natural beauty; we enjoy near-constant sunshine; our lifestyles are active and healthy; and our friends like to play as hard as they work. In fact, according to the 2013 Gallup-Healthways...
Where: The most popular hike in Basalt, Colorado, the Arbaney Kittle Trail, is not recommended for beginners, but food editor Amanda Faison gives us a glimpse of the reward for completing this trek: A scenic view of the Elk Mountains on a December day.
December 8 2014, 8:30 AM
Consilium, Renegade Brewing Company, Denver
Style: Pale Ale
ABV: 5 percent
Serving Type: 12-ounce can
Malty? Hoppy? Muted hoppiness
Reviewed: November 2014
After years of reviewing Colorado beer, I thought I knew what this brew would be like. It would...
November 21 2014, 2:00 AM
The Greek philosopher Heraclitus is famous for saying, “No man ever steps in the same river twice”—which, of course, means the universe is in a constant state of flux. It’s difficult to argue against the logician’s maxim while looking at the ever-evolving Colorado landscape. Whether the changes are...
—Illustrations by Chris Philpot
There has long been a perception that Coloradans are, almost by birthright, environmentally friendly. If the stereotype holds, we are hybrid-driving, beer can–recycling, backyard-composting outdoorsmen who only buy locally grown, organic foodstuffs at Whole Foods Market (filling our own reusable...
—Courtesy of the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
Like judging boxing, gymnastics, or ice-skating, scoring the health of a forest is subjective. And until recently, there wasn’t even a set of agreed-upon rules. This year, though, the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) released a “grade book” for assessing arboreal fitness: the Forest...
—Image courtesy of Shutterstock
Businesses across the state and around the country are rallying around our service members this Veteran’s Day. If you're a soldier, take advantage of treats—like complimentary meals and caffeine fixes—on November 11. Just make sure to bring your military ID or come in uniform. ...
November 11 2014, 9:00 AM