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8 Things You Might Not Know About Pet Ownership in Colorado

You know which breweries have Fido-friendly patios. And you probably have a vet who just looooves Miss Fluffy Fluffikins. That’s why we dug into eight things about companion animals in the Centennial State that might actually surprise you—and help you better care for them.

The Balloon Boy Hoax—Solved!

Ten years ago this month, the country was captivated by a bizarre spectacle in Fort Collins that was colloquially dubbed the Balloon Boy Hoax. Although Richard Heene, the so-called Balloon Boy’s father, pleaded guilty to charges related to the prank, it was never fully clear whether it was the scam that police made it out to be. For the first time, we reveal the true story.

Step Inside Denver’s Last Honky-Tonk

Thirty years ago, the Grizzly Rose was born amid a boom of urban country music venues. Today the beloved institution stands as the last true country music hall in town. We take you inside.

The Inside Story of the Colorado Avalanche’s Turnaround

A little more than two years ago, the Colorado Avalanche were among the worst teams in the NHL. Then the Avs made back-to-back playoff appearances, and this year, with a talented young lineup, they might well be Stanley Cup contenders. Here’s your guide to one of the league’s most exciting teams—both on and off the ice.

Fall Fashion’s Bauhaus-Inspired Styles

A century after the founding of the influential German art school, linear silhouettes accented with geometric patterns bring this season’s top looks into sharp focus.

The Rise of Regenerative Agriculture in Colorado

Regenerative agriculture—which aims to help heal the earth through restorative farming and ranching practices—is taking root in Colorado. But does it stand a chance against big ag?

Colorado’s Ongoing Fight to End HIV

Thanks to significant medical advancements, those diagnosed with HIV can expect to live relatively normal lives. But with a recent surge in local rates of other sexually transmitted diseases and an uptick in new HIV cases, has clinical success created a sense of apathy among Coloradans?

The Insider’s Guide to Fort Collins

From destination-worthy dining to superb outdoor adventures to sexy nights out on the town, consider this your locals-approved plan for a perfect visit to Denver’s favorite northern neighbor.

Are Trails in Colorado Harming Wildlife?

Colorado is in the midst of a trail-building bonanza. But research has revealed an inconvenient truth: The humans recreating on these trails are negatively impacting wildlife populations throughout the state. Is there a way to spend time in the backcountry responsibly without endangering the state’s fauna?

Denver’s Top Doctors 2019

For more than two decades, 5280 has asked physicians in the Denver area whom they would trust to treat themselves or a loved one. This year, 333 doctors—in 95 specialties—were nominated by their peers.

Inside Denver’s Best Boutique Hotels

Denver’s upscale lodging scene is booming, which means you can get away for a night or two without ever leaving the Mile High City. Here, a look at seven newcomers that have opened within the past two years, the metro area's coolest hotel pools, and the recent renovations that are keeping our grand dames relevant—all to help you plan your next staycation.

How to Make the Most of Your Summer in (and Around) Denver

Time does more than fly when temperatures ratchet up—it hops aboard a jet and breaks the sound barrier. The solution? Weaving the season into every moment you can steal, whether that’s a fleeting minute, a lunch hour, or a whole weekend.

Mallory Pugh Is a World Cup Away from Stardom

The Highlands Ranch 21-year-old has been the future of American soccer for almost a decade. This month's FIFA Women's World Cup in France is her best chance yet to turn prophecy into gospel.

A First-Timer’s Guide to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Twenty years ago, Congress declared 14 miles of Colorado’s deepest canyon worthy of national park status. If you’ve stood along the edge of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park’s namesake chasm, you understand why—yet the Black is still the state’s least-visited national park. We suggest you go before that changes.

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