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New Bill Aims to Create More Colorado Stargazing Destinations

Signed on May 27 in Westcliffe, Colorado’s first International Dark Sky Community, the legislation appropriates grant money to help other locales pursuing the designation.

April Zesbaugh Signs off After 26 Years on KOA

The longtime co-host of Colorado’s Morning News on what she’ll miss, what she won’t, and what’s next.

Your Guide to Stargazing in Colorado

Travelers are flocking to the West for what its wide-open spaces lack: light pollution. From savvy rural towns that have gone dark to attract such tourists to protected places where visitors can watch the constellations as the country’s original inhabitants did, we break down where—and how—to best enjoy the night sky in the Centennial State.

Compost Colorado Is Building Denver’s First Major Composting Facility

The four-year-old company, which services restaurants, apartment buildings, and households across the metro area, aims to cut down on fuel emissions and create a circular economy around food waste.

How the Happy Beetle Cleared My Clutter—and My Conscience

In advance of Earth Day, we asked the local recycling company Happy Beetle to tell us exactly where they sent all the crap one editor has been accumulating.

28 of the Best Waterfall Hikes in Colorado

These spindly trickles, misty plunges, and bona fide gushers are worth the trek.

Artifact Uprising

Support Marshall Fire Victims By Adding This Stunning Colorado Art to Your Collection

Denver’s Artifact Uprising partnered with Colorado photographers to create a 10-print pack to raise funds for Community Foundation Boulder County. Here, the stories behind some of the images, available this week only.

Where to Buy Local Lingerie for Your Valentine

We found three Colorado companies making everything from boxer briefs in ornery prints to sexy silk-and-lace sets.

Star Bar

17 of Denver’s Best Dive Bars

Prime people watching, cheap drinks, a no-fuss ambience—no matter what you’re looking for in an unpretentious watering hole, these favorite spots in the Mile High City and beyond are sure to quench your thirst.

How to Raise a More Resilient Kid

Children and teens in Colorado are facing an unprecedented mental health crisis. Even so, they can still learn to endure difficulties and rebound from failure.

5 Splurge-Worthy Colorado Wellness Getaways

From intro to ice climbing classes in Ouray to yoga and meditation retreats in the wilderness near Fort Collins, find the health-oriented workshop that’s right for you.

Taking Care

A letter from the editors of 5280 Health‘s January 2022 issue.

The Best of the Mountain West 2021

These 23 people, places, and things exemplify the spirit and lifestyle of the Rocky Mountains.

Dear White Women hosts

Why Your Book Club Should Read Dear White Women

Written by the Colorado- and California-based hosts of the Dear White Women podcast, the new book is a practical, grace-filled guide to everyday antiracism.

Inside the Denver Zoo’s New Animal Hospital

The $24 million, state-of-the-art facility is just the latest example of how the 125-year-old Denver Zoo works to keep both its animal residents and its human guests happy.

The 5280 Guide to Float Tanks

The pandemic dropped a psychological anvil on our heads. So, we submerged into some of the best float tanks around the Mile High City for a blissed-out rejuvenation.

National Ballpark Museum

10 Reasons to Visit Denver’s National Ballpark Museum

From a piece of the Green Monster to a Cubs on-deck circle you can actually stand on, the National Ballpark Museum in LoDo contains a charming, approachable collection of memorabilia that will make you fall in love with America’s pastime all over again.

5 Animals You Can Raise in Your Denver-Area Backyard

If urban homesteading is on your horizon, start with our handy primer.

Food for Thought

A letter from the editors of 5280 Health‘s January 2021 issue.

Inside Worldmind School, Denver’s First K–5 Outdoor Classroom

Kids are nurtured by and in nature at City Park–based Worldmind School, which saw its enrollment double this past fall.

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