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Shop Around The Block

The 5280 Guide to Neighborhood Shopping.


April 2013



For more than a month this past summer, a 28-year-old man from Colorado Springs survived alone in the southern Utah desert on little more than plant roots and river water. Will LaFever was on a personal journey to repair a life broken by misunderstanding and misfortune. Fixing himself, though, might cost him everything.

Get Well

We’re not failing quite yet, but our children’s overall health grade dipped to a D+ on the 2012 Colorado Health Report Card. From obesity to food allergies, we break down five issues facing our state’s kids—and examine the latest research, treatments, and programs you should know about to keep your child healthy and happy.



Menus are an ever-changing lineup of complex seasonal dishes, and sometimes even foodies can have a hard time keeping up with exactly what’s on their plates. We asked Corner House chef Matt Selby to break down some dishes and ingredients on the dinner menu at the four-month-old Jefferson Park restaurant. Bon appétit.

Front Range

Cat Woman

Hollie Colahan isn’t your typical animal-lover: Working at zoos from Houston to Orlando, Colahan has bottle-fed baby cheetahs and tended to agitated animals during hurricanes. Now, as the Denver Zoo’s large mammal curator, she helped facilitate a deal with the royal family of Qatar to bring a trio of young lions to Denver—the zoo’s first cubs since 2006.


By Design

Meet Ben Mollner, a practicing dentist who runs an art studio out of his living room.

Last Chance

Our picks for weekend-worthy end-of-season bashes at Colorado ski resorts.

Eat and Drink

Trial By Fire

At Basta, chef-owner Kelly Whitaker cooks with a wood-fired oven to coax delicate flavor out of every dish.


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