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Why Did Jamel Myles Die?

When a nine-year-old Denver boy died by suicide last year, the tragedy gained national attention. In the immediate aftermath, however, the full story wasn't told. Why did this exuberant and loving young child die? And did the institutions that were supposed to help and support Jamel Myles and his family let them down?

Denver’s Top Lawyers 2019

Our annual list of the best attorneys—452 this year—in the Denver metro area.

Disrupters: 15 People Who Are Changing Denver

Newsmakers, innovators, and game changers who spent the past year setting lofty goals and building a metro area they believe in. These individuals, in sectors ranging from art to business to politics, are guaranteed to keep you thinking and talking well into the future, whether you agree with them or not.

The 2018 Home of the Year: Traditional

Revamping this century-old Cheesman Park estate teaches a lesson: Teamwork makes the (design) dream work. The pros behind this reno tell us how they brought this iconic Denver home back to life.

The 2018 Home of the Year: Modern

A top-to-bottom renovation gives a disheveled Highland Victorian a modern floor plan and breezy vibe that belie its age.

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Skiing & Booze: Does Colorado Have A Drinking Problem?

Centennial Staters love their après-ski almost as much as they love skiing itself. But has the thrill of the party surpassed the joy of the adventure? Inside the culture of drinking that permeates our great outdoors.

The 5280 Holiday Survival Guide

December is fraught with the potential for poor decision-making in Colorado: ill-fated travel plans, gear you buy as a gift for her that's really for you, pot edibles as stocking stuffers. Don't let bad ideas mar all the merriment. Use this manual to avoid 16 common missteps and find better ways to enjoy whatever you happen to be celebrating this month.

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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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