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Gift Guide 2018: From Colorado With Love

We asked some of our favorite local tastemakers about the presents they’re planning to give—or hoping to receive—this holiday season. Of course, we couldn’t resist adding our own Centennial State recommendations, too.

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The Art of Dying Well

It’s been nearly two years since Colorado passed the End-of-Life Options Act. How has the controversial law affected Centennial Staters, and how, exactly, does one plan for a good death?

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.

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5280 for Kids

We talked with a video game inventor, researched exploding whipped cream, and interviewed local fifth-graders about their dreams and concerns to create this story exclusively for Denver's next generation.

At Home With the Owners of Colt & Gray

Local tastemakers Nelson and Allison Perkins give their old Observatory Park home a fresh new look that's every bit as sophisticated—and inviting—as their Denver restaurants.

The Castle Rock Home Where Art Rules

Artist Jeanne Oliver's seriously creative home (and studio!) reflect its owners' sensible and stylish approach to life.

Denver’s Top Doctors 2018

For more than two decades, 5280 has asked physicians in the Denver area whom they would trust to treat themselves or a loved one. The following 347 doctors—in 95 specialties—were nominated by their peers this year.

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A Guide to Colorado’s Spectacular Wildflower Season

Colorado’s landscape bursts into a kaleidoscope of color every summer, when more than 3,200 species of wildflowers spring up all over the state. The high elevations hit their budding peaks this month, which means now’s the time to get outside and enjoy the abundance of hues. Here, our guide to where to go, the best ways to get there, and how to identify all those beautiful blooms once you find them.

The Long and Winding Case of Homaidan al-Turki

Twelve years ago this month, a Saudi Arabian man living in Colorado named Homaidan al-Turki, whom federal authorities had long suspected of having ties to terrorism, was sentenced to life in prison on multiple counts of unlawful sexual contact. To this day, al-Turki has maintained that he’s innocent and was instead the target of post-9/11 anti-Muslim sentiment. What if he’s right?

How Denver’s Disability Activists Transformed the City

Forty years ago, disability activists stopped traffic at the corner of Broadway and Colfax Avenue and changed the way the United States works. But that wasn’t the start—or the end—of their civil rights fight.

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The 5280 Guide to Colorado Etiquette

The Centennial State is getting crowded (more than 65,000 new residents joined us between July 2016 and 2017 alone). That means we all have to be a little bit nicer to one another—or at least understand the social contract we’ve signed by choosing to live in this bustling place. Not sure what the guidelines are? Here’s your rulebook.

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