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Yesterday, the American College of Sports Medicine released its annual American Fitness Index (AFI), which ranks metropolitan areas (cities plus their suburbs) on their fitness level. In 2014, Denver clocked in at a respectable fourth, but this year fell down to sixth. While I’m a bit outraged on...
May 21 2015, 10:15 AM
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With all of the fantastic suds right here in Denver, it seems silly to leave the city in search of craft brews. But a few months ago, Barley’s Angels, a women’s craft beer education group, realized that there was a demand for beer-centric field trips. “The idea to do a beer travel program...
May 20 2015, 10:30 AM
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Denver's newly re-elected mayor isn't telling the city's youth to get a job this summer. He wants them to find a career. "From day one, I have talked about getting our youth ready for our future economy," says Mayor Michael Hancock.
Now in its third year, the Summer Youth Employment Program is...
May 14 2015, 3:35 PM
If you’ve lived in the Mile High City for several years or even months, you probably breathe normally. But think back to when you first moved to Denver (or for natives, when out-of-town guests first visited you here), and you’ll likely recall the times when you—or your friends—lost your breath from...
May 12 2015, 3:19 PM
I have a confession.
Five years ago, I wrote about my family heirloom rhubarb plants and my family's coveted rhubarb crunch recipe. But…it has probably been five years since I made that delightfully sweet dessert.
Since then, my food tastes have changed—sometimes by choice, sometimes by...
May 8 2015, 11:30 AM
On May 5, Denver residents overwhelmingly re-elected Mayor Michael Hancock to lead the city, with more than 80 percent of the vote. While his victory was all-but-guaranteed leading up to the election with no viable challengers, the mayor faces some defining issues in his second term—the city's...
May 8 2015, 9:45 AM
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1. Listen: Five Points Jazz Festival
Why you should go: We consider this festival—with more than 25 bands and eight stages—the official kickoff for the summer music season.
Details: May 16, various locations, Denver
2. Get Dirty: Denver Botanic Gardens’ Spring Plant Sale
May 6 2015, 11:00 AM
A few of Spero Winery's award-winning bottles on display in their Denver tasting room
The Winery: Spero Winery
The People: Husband-and-wife team Clyde and June Spero own and operate this Denver-based, boutique winery. Clyde has been making wine his entire life, having learned the craft from his father, Gaetano, who emigrated from southern Italy at...
April 30 2015, 12:00 PM