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Your Newcomer’s Guide to Denver

Everything you need to know about living in—and exploring!—the Mile High City.

5280 April 2016

The Elements of Spring Style

For this season’s warm days, build a wardrobe featuring decorative fabrics, bold prints, and statement-making shoes and accessories.

The Dark Side of Fitness

Inside the often unfortunate, sometimes weird, and occasionally gruesome drawbacks of fitness fanaticism.

Colorado Springs’ Identity Crisis

A look at one of the most misunderstood cities in America.

Your Newcomer’s Guide to Denver

Everything you need to know about living in—and exploring!—the Mile High City.

Missing In Action

The curious case of a rogue Air Force pilot—and four missing bombs.

The Power of the Dark Side

A letter from the editor of our April 2016 issue.

Old Mattress, New Trick

Lie down with this dog bed—and help protect the environment.

Talking Yourself Out Of A Ticket

The Denver parking magistrate’s office can reduce or even dismiss your traffic fine. But first you’ve got to make your case.


The Lumineers release their sophomore album this month.

Batter Up

We asked Colorado Rockies skipper Walt Weiss about how his lineup works.

Q&A: Ross Marquand of “The Walking Dead”

Littleton’s Ross Marquand talks about killing zombies with a license plate.

The Wide World of E-Sports

Colorado plugs into the world of competitive video games.

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Get Involved: Inspire Colorado

Inspire Colorado gets young people to the polls.

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It’s Easy Being Green

Easier than you’re making it, anyway. Here, a by-the-numbers guide to recycling in Denver.

Leading Lady

This month, Lannie Garrett takes the stage at the Colorado Music Hall of Fame ceremony as both the headliner and an honoree.

High Notes

Pioneers who will be inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame this month.

Get in Shape for Summer

We developed fitness equations to get you in shape for Colorado’s favorite warm-weather excursions.

Go Fly A Kite

Seriously: now is the perfect time to launch in Denver.

How to Spend April’s Warmest Day

Here are six ways to spend April 23 in Colorado.

Hot Wheels

Make your own bicycle frame—from bamboo.

Digital Da Vinci

Digital artist Android Jones helps you make contact with extraterrestrials.

Elephant Revival’s New Slow Jam

On its sixth album, Elephant Revival conjures a strange sense of hope.

Spring Spruce-Up

Local tech startup Havenly solves your interior design dilemmas, at a bargain rate.

Secret Storage

When your closet can’t hold all your junk, send it away in a Closetbox.

Eat Cheap: Latke Love

A Littleton restaurant elevates the potato pancake.

How To: Make Root Down’s Hibiscus Sorbet

Can Root Down’s raw, vegan, and organic dessert really deliver on taste? Indeed it can. 

Do This: Adult Coloring at Settembre Cellars

Adult coloring meets wine at Settembre Cellars.

Around Town: Flights

Flights have moved beyond the confines of the wine-tasting room. Here are some of Denver’s most inspired interpretations of the trend.

Worth Every Drop

The anatomy of a $13 cocktail.

Day In The Life: Curtis Park Deli

An inside look at the daily flurry of sandwich making.

Hallowed Halls

What’s a Hall of Fame like when many of the inductees are not, ahem, famous? We visited five in Colorado to find out.

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