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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

Features

The Dark Side of Fitness

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

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.

Colorado Springs’ Identity Crisis

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

Department

Missing In Action

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

From the Editor

The Power of the Dark Side

A letter from the editor of our April 2016 issue.

Front Range

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

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

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.

Old Mattress, New Trick

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

Get Involved: Inspire Colorado

Inspire Colorado gets young people to the polls.

The Wide World of E-Sports

Colorado plugs into the world of competitive video games.

It’s Easy Being Green

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

Batter Up

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

Overdue

The Lumineers release their sophomore album this month.

Scene

Get in Shape for Summer

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

High Notes

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

Leading Lady

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

Secret Storage

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

Spring Spruce-Up

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

Elephant Revival’s New Slow Jam

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

Digital Da Vinci

Digital artist Android Jones helps you make contact with extraterrestrials.

Hot Wheels

Make your own bicycle frame—from bamboo.

How to Spend April’s Warmest Day

Here are six ways to spend April 23 in Colorado.

Go Fly A Kite

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

Eat and Drink

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.

Eat Cheap: Latke Love

A Littleton restaurant elevates the potato pancake.

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.

How To: Make Root Down’s Hibiscus Sorbet

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

Backstory

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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