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The Ultimate Guide to Running in Colorado

Make sure you’re prepared—whether your goal is notching that first 5K or your inaugural marathon—with this guide to pounding the pavement (and having fun doing it).

5280 April 2017



The Most Exciting and Innovative Tech Hub in the Country

For years, people have been calling the Denver-Boulder tech scene the next “Silicon Valley.” But the Front Range has developed its own culture on the way to becoming a thriving hot spot for innovation.

Karma Chameleon

Spring Fashion: ’80s Flashback

The ’80s are back—with a modern twist. Steal the spotlight this season with mic-drop-worthy statement sleeves, gold jewelry, oversize jackets, and totally rad pumps.
Photography by Paul Miller

The Overdose Memorial Wall

“Sometimes You Have to Build a Wall Around Your Heart”

In Colorado, those lost—and those affected—by the state’s heroin crisis are hiding in plain sight.



Can Bud Black Fix The Rockies?

The new Colorado manager might be the best hope the team has of curing its decadeslong pitching problem.

From the Editor

Human Kind(ness)

A letter from the editor of our April 2017 issue.



The Institute for Cannabis Research Isn’t Studying What You’d Expect

Why hemp could be the solution to problems in fields ranging from engineering to medicine.

The Chanda Plan Foundation Opens New Medical Center

The innovative building is designed specifically to serve patients with physical disabilities.

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Betting the (Wind) Farm

Xcel breaks ground on a billion-dollar wind farm in Eastern Colorado.


Q&A: Billy Barr

The Gothic resident who fled civilization became an unwitting witness to climate change.



3 Wilderness Medicine Classes To Take This Summer

These sessions will make sure you’re prepared for emergencies in the backcountry.


Upgrade Your Summer Vacation

Take your summer to the next level with these expert-led expeditions.


Who Needs A Travel Buddy, Anyway?

More Colorado women are taking vacations from everything—and everyone—by traveling alone.


Three Female-Focused Colorado Trips

Travel alone—but not by yourself—by partaking in one of these three excursions.

A User's Guide

Colorado Bookshelf: The Great Outdoors: A User’s Guide

Colorado author Brendan Leonard drops essential knowledge for planning rustic adventures.


A Lafayette Designer Launches An Athletic Apparel Line

And it’s specifically designed for women of all sizes.


Gear Closet: Aztech Mountain

Aspen’s Aztech Mountain makes performance outerwear built for the city—and the slopes.


Be Good: Tethered By Letters

A local nonprofit helps aspiring writers navigate the cutthroat publishing industry.


Three Local Artists You Need To Know

In light of Maria Mosina’s retirement, we pay tribute to other longtime local artists.


Rose Hill Drive Returns With a New Album

A veteran Boulder band tries to make it big—again.


What to Do in April

Your short list of Colorado’s coolest events this month, April 2017.


The (Very) Old Ballgame

The Colorado Vintage Base Ball Association puts the “past” in America’s favorite pastime.

Eat and Drink

City & Country Deli & Sausage Company

Best Bites: City & Country Deli & Sausage Company’s Banh Mi Pickles

Add them to sandwiches or rice noodle salads, or just eat them straight out of the jar.


Restaurant Review: Avelina

At this New American eatery in downtown Denver, you can hit the jackpot—or leave disappointed.

Anatomy of: Miette et Chocolat’s Flatirons Entremet

Breaking down Miette et Chocolat’s contemporary take on the s’more.


Trendspotting: Pork Collar

This tasty cut of pork is popping up on menus all over town—but just what to call it is up for debate.

Mizu Izakaya

Where We’re Eating in April

Banded Oak Brewing Co.

Sips: Banded Oak Brewing Co.

This Broadway brewery ages its beers in French oak Cabernet barrels.


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Give As You Live

You might already be giving back to the community, just by going about your regular day.

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