This is both a nod to Colorado's snow-capped peaks and a map of the route between I-70 and the airport terminals. —Image courtesy of Shutterstock
Whoever conceived, designed, and green-lighted Denver International Airport deserves a sound smack upside their collective heads. From its interminably long terminals, to the lone train that runs between them, to the 13-mile driveway that is Pena Boulevard, the entire complex is a...
January 8 2016, 11:15 AM
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Rant: Not Entertaining
On December 14, I went to watch the Denver Nuggets take down the Houston Rockets. The game, which started sluggishly, was actually one of the Nuggets’ most laudable performances in an otherwise lackluster season. Just when I was starting to enjoy myself, though, the...
December 22 2015, 2:15 PM
A pot and floral bouquet. —Photo by Lollylah Photography
Rant: Say it ain't so.
During the holiday season, it’s not unusual for big box stores to be in the news for mega sales or Black Friday stampedes. This week, a Walmart in Pueblo is making headlines for a different reason: A customer posted a video on Friday about a store clerk, a confrontation,...
December 8 2015, 12:20 PM
A view of the Milky Way from Colorado. —Image courtesy of Shutterstock
Rant: Scam to Steal Lottery Winnings
About once a month, I tell my husband that I’m going to start buying lottery tickets because the siren call of a life-of-leisure seems most appealing. Sometimes I do; more often I forget about my vow the next day. When I do remember to stop at the gas station...
November 25 2015, 2:33 PM
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January’s “Colorado Bucket List” feature left one crucial element unmentioned: Owning and wearing Colorado clothing. (We’re not talking about the Buffs or the Rams here.) It’s more complicated than simply sporting some gear with our iconic state flag splashed across the front. There are rules to...
January 5 2015, 1:15 PM
Despite the 5280 staff’s collective decades of experience writing and editing stories, we’re still often surprised by the elements in a story that upset our readers. For instance, the word “sammies.”
Just a few days after April’s “Hidden Colorado” story hit newsstands, one reader wrote...
April 14 2014, 1:40 PM
Rant: Pro-Gun GOP Reps Need More Nuance
I guess we shouldn't be surprised. When pro-Second Amendment activists leveraged their outrage last year over Colorado's new gun laws to get two Democratic state senators recalled, we should have expected that this year's legislative session would involve...
February 14 2014, 4:40 PM
Rant: I Can't Believe We're Giving This Much Attention to Richard Sherman.
Cliches are the mortal enemy of good writing and discourse. They occur whenever a once-clever turn of phrase becomes overused to the point of meaninglessness. (To whoever coined "It is what it is," I'll see you in hell.)...
January 24 2014, 11:55 AM