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Top Doctors 2014

For more than two decades, 5280 has asked Denver-area physicians whom they would trust to treat themselves or a loved one. The following 333 doctors—in 95 medical specialties—made the cut this year.

5280 August 2014


Chipping Away

A blow-by-blow look at how Colorado doctors and researchers are taking the fight to cancer right now.

Man On A Mission

On the road with state GOP chairman Ryan Call as he tries to navigate the most unforgiving job in Colorado politics.

Pint-Size Colorado

The 36 ways to enjoy the best of our state with your kid.

Peyton’s Last Stand?

As the great number 18 approaches the end of his career, can the Broncos find the stamina, the determination, the grit, and the (dare we say it) drive it’ll take to give their legendary signal caller what could be his final shot at the Big Game? We’re about to find out.


Working Stiffs

The staff at the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner continue to tend to the dead—even if they don’t know where they’ll be doing their jobs next.


At Home on the Range

For the past 19 years, the Wild Animal Sanctuary has ensured Colorado’s Eastern Plains play host to more than just cows.

From the Editor

Good Medicine

A letter from the editor of our August 2014 issue.

Front Range

Training Day

Three unusual cross-training workouts pro athletes swear by—and that you can do, too. 

Fan Mail

Not everyone’s childhood sports hero turns out to be a worthy role model. Mine did. 

On The Green


Winning a rodeo requires more than a 10-gallon hat and spurs. Just ask this modern cowboy. 

Farm To School

Students in local schools see firsthand where their food comes from thanks to a new USDA grant.

Beyond the Burrito

Meet Pete Turner, the founder of Illegal Pete’s. 

Game Time

Colorado’s pro sports teams take on the school gym.

Shape Shifters

Stay in shape with these three moves.


Cliff Hanger

An Estes Park outfitter is the only guide company in the country to offer commercial camping trips on cliffs. 

Cool Down: In Search of Snow

If August’s triple-digit summer days have you longing for March powder, plan a day-trip to one of these cooler summer spots.

From the Ashes

The Royal Gorge Bridge & Park plans to reopen this month after last year’s devastating fires. 

School Uniform

Three outfits that will have your grade schooler excited to get back in the classroom.

Going to Market

Why Denver’s next food trend won’t start in a kitchen.

Snack Attack: Crave Worthy

The House That Art Built

Aspen Art Museum’s new home is a masterpiece. 

24 Hours at Red Rocks

A day in the life of Colorado’s iconic concert venue. 

Different Strokes

Before clothing company Krimson Klover’s fall line finds a home in your closet, it begins as a painting—in China. 

The (New) Royal Gorge

Five ways to explore the Rocky Mountain treasure.

Eat and Drink

From Austin, With Love

How Moontower Tacos delivered a Tex-Mex staple to Colorado.

Eat Cheap: The Kitchen Next Door

Find friendly—and affordable— eats at the Kitchen Next Door.

Best Bites: Beet Box

Beet Box redefines the vegan lunch.

Get Fizzy With It: House-Made Sodas

The Snailman Cometh

Meet Doug Dussault, the Larkspur-based chef turned entrepreneur responsible for bringing the world’s best escargot to American restaurants.

Sake Time

One man’s quest to bring the Japanese liquor to the Centennial State.

How To: Make Salsa

Punch up your summer barbeque with this grilled tomatillo salsa frmo Aaron Wagner, founder of Elevation Ketchup.

False Start: Curtis Club

After the promise of a strong opening, nine-month-old Curtis Club has not lived up to expectations.



A look at some of the most problematic intersections in the metro area—and how the city hopes to improve them.

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