When a Rocky Ford police officer was convicted of murder after shooting a young man in 2014, residents of the Eastern Plains town might have believed that the criminal justice system had worked to protect the community. So why does the Rocky Ford Police Department seem more powerful—and less accountable—than ever?
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.
What do you do six years after your eldest child is murdered in one of the worst mass shootings in American history? If you're Tom Sullivan, you channel your anger and sorrow into an unlikely campaign for political office.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.