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Top Doctors 2017: The List

For more than two decades, 5280 has asked physicians in the Denver area whom they would trust to treat themselves or a loved one. The following 347 doctors—in 96 specialties—were nominated by their peers this year.

5280 August 2017

5280 August 2017



My South Park

On the 20th anniversary of Comedy Central’s iconic cartoon about the fictional South Park, Colorado-raised Ted Conover, who fell for the real thing as a teenager, returns decades later to discover that not much—and everything—has changed.


Betting (On) the Farm

Help Colorado’s farmers, ranchers, and vintners stay on their lands—and see firsthand where your food comes from—by jumping boot-first into the burgeoning agritourism trend.


Closing the Gap

How Coloradans are increasing access to health care for the state’s most vulnerable populations.

Bronze Star

Breach of Honor

Veterans who leave the military with other-than-honorable discharges often are denied health care and other Veterans Affairs benefits. Yet many suffer from conditions—such as post-traumatic stress disorder—that could have contributed to the behaviors that got them kicked out in the first place. The University of Denver’s Veterans Advocacy Project wants to help.



Katrina Blair’s War for Weeds

One Durango woman’s mission to protect—and eat—wild weeds.


Can Kyle Clark Reinvent The 6 O’Clock News?

After a year on the air, 9News’ Next With Kyle Clark is still finding its footing. Will the show—and its ambitious anchor—succeed in changing how we watch the local news?

From the Editor

The Real South Park

A letter from the editor of our August 2017 issue.


USA Pro Challenge

On the Road Again

Can bands and booze help a new cycling race turn a profit?

World's Fair of Money

The World’s Fair of Money Comes to Colorado

Disover gold rush-era coins, vintage bills, and more at the $1 billion exhibition.

Colorado State Stadium

CSU’s New Stadium Isn’t Just About Winning Football Games

The Rams have drawn up all the plays to win over new students, alumni, fans, and more.

Sun Spotting

While you’re busy watching this month’s solar eclipse, students from five Colorado colleges will be recording it.

Lakewood glamping

Glamp Like a Champ

The Glamping Co. takes the stress out of sleeping under the stars.


Evergreen Biking

Take a Day Trip to Evergreen

Escape the Denver hubbub with a quick trip to this well-rounded mountain town.

Robert Killian

Crushing the Course

How to train like a world champion for the grueling demands of obstacle course races.

Scout Trail

4 Alternatives to Hanging Lake Trail

When Hanging Lake is teeming with tourists, try one of these nearby alternatives.


Infamous Flapjack Affair

Colorado River Songs

The stories of the Colorado River Basin, as told by the people who live there—and one folk band.

David and Eric Casares

Meet Colorado’s Hip-Hop Jewelers

Brothers Eric and David Casares are outfitting rappers, boxers, and Denver Broncos with all their custom jewelry needs.

Daniel Downey beer illo

A Cold One for a Cause

Kick back, relax, and drink guilt-free with these six charitable Colorado brews.

Monuments by Craig Walsh

Art At Elevation

How Breckenridge became the country’s artsiest small town.


What to Do in August

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

Eat and Drink


Denver’s Best Fried Chicken

Fried chicken may appear on many a Denver menu these days, but not all versions are created equal—or alike. We found three styles that are perfect, all in their own ways.


What We’re Eating In August

The restaurants, dishes, and drinks on our dining radar this month, August 2017.


Best Bites: Cattivella’s Ciccioli

Chef Elise Wiggins brings an addictively porky snack to town.


Inside the Making of an Izakaya Den Special

A look at the rigorous process—from sea to chef to plate.


Restaurant Review: Annette

Caroline Glover’s restaurant, Annette, beckons diners with warm hospitality and simple yet stunning fare.


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A More Efficient Denver

How a five-year-old program has been saving the city money and time.

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