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Vail Employees Really Should Wear Tuxedos

Aspen just debuted a custom uniform for its staff. So we imagined what workers at other resorts would wear to reflect their employers’ most recognizable traits.

Why Ghost Stories Have Such an Enduring Appeal

Do ghosts exist? One writer puts his belief to the test during a paranormal investigation—and finds that tales about spirits force us to grapple with more than just whether they’re real.

Nikola Jokić Week: Unraveling Our Reluctant MVP

As the Denver Nuggets kick off their 2021–22 season, we’re dedicating the week to exploring the identity of the city’s Serbian superstar.

Serbian Superfans

We spoke with the hosts of the Nuggets Serbia podcast about Jokić’s celebrity in his home country.

An Inside Look at How Colorado Hospitals Are Currently Managing Capacity Concerns

How do medical facilities actually supervise the flow of patients? And what does their history of handling an influx of sick people say about prospects for managing both the Delta variant and flu this winter?

Local 46 Is Set to Stay Open Past Its Original October Closing Date

The beloved Berkeley bar plans to keep operating at least through the new year after the building’s new owners extended an opportunity to stay open.

9/11 Stair Climb

The Colorado Origins of the Worldwide 9/11 Stair Climb

Every year, from Red Rocks to Japan, swaths of people climb stairs on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks to honor first responders. It’s a tradition that began in the Centennial State.

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Your Questions About the Delta Variant, Booster Shots, and Vaccines for Kids, Answered

Infectious disease expert Dr. James Neid explains what to make of this current stage of the pandemic.

Denver Public Schools’ New Superintendent Remains Optimistic About the Start of School

We chatted with Dr. Alex Marrero, who is set to begin his first year running Colorado’s largest school district, about the return of in-person learning, COVID-19 vaccine mandates, and assessing kids’ emotional well-being after a trying 18 months.

Coloradans Are Leading Efforts to Protect and Resettle Afghan Refugees

As Rep. Jason Crow continues to champion the cause in Congress, local organizations are readying to receive people arriving under the Special Immigrant Visa program.

How To Ride Your Bike Up Mountains Like Tour de France Sensation Sepp Kuss

The Durango native became the first American to win a stage at the Tour de France in 10 years last month. Before he puts his climbing prowess on display again at La Vuelta in Spain, we asked his childhood coach how he learned to power up hills.

Colorado Isn’t Prepared To Deal With the Mental Health Fallout From COVID-19

Coloradans have endured a lot in the past year and a half, and mental health professionals are worried about the long-term effects of that trauma. Here, we examine who’s been most affected, and how local experts are trying to help us cope.

‘The Sacred Pause’ Is Helping Health Care Workers Deal With Grief

The ceremony takes place every time a person dies at a HCA Healthcare hospital in Colorado. As the pandemic continues, it represents a way for doctors and nurses to manage stress and burnout.

Reasons to Love Denver 2021: Denverites Who Stepped Up

Local heroes found ways to lend a helping hand amid a trying year.

How Ryan McMahon Became One of the Rockies Best Players

The versatile infielder may not have made the 2021 MLB All-Star Game, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been one of the best players in baseball this season. 5280 asked him how he improved each aspect of his game over the past few months.

Do the Colorado Rockies Really Deserve to Host an All-Star Game?

The 2021 MLB All-Star Game will be played at Coors Field just a few months after the Rockies made one of the worst trades in baseball history.

Red Rocks Is Officially All the Way Back

Shakey Graves headlined the first full-capacity concert at the iconic venue since the onset of the pandemic on Wednesday night. We went to see what the packed crowd looked like.

How to Deal with Your Anxiety About Colorado Reopening

Masks are coming off, capacity limits are increasing, and we’re all excited about getting out more. But that doesn’t mean it won’t feel weird. Here, a mental health expert’s tips on how to deal.

Governor Polis Announces End to Most Mask Mandates in Colorado

The new rules follow guidelines released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that say it is safe for fully vaccinated people to no longer wear masks in almost all indoor and outdoor settings.

A Running List of Reopening Plans for Major Denver-Area Venues

Warm weather is on the way. More and more people are getting vaccinated. Here are some places you’ll be able to return to soon because of that.

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