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Denver’s Top Doctors 2018

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 95 specialties—were nominated by their peers this year.

5280 August 2018


Inside the Fight to Beat Childhood Cancer

How Colorado physicians are outsmarting cancer, one kid at a time.

The Trials and Tribulations of Raising a Colorado Athlete

This is what it takes to rear a competitive athlete in the Centennial State today.

The Long and Winding Case of Homaidan al-Turki

In 2006, a Saudi Arabian man living in Colorado named Homaidan al-Turki, whom federal authorities had long suspected of having ties to terrorism, was sentenced to life in prison on multiple counts of unlawful sexual contact. To this day, al-Turki has maintained that he’s innocent and was instead the target of post-9/11 anti-Muslim sentiment. What if he’s right?

A Guide to Colorado’s Spectacular Wildflower Season

Colorado’s landscape bursts into a kaleidoscope of color every summer, when more than 3,200 species of wildflowers spring up all over the state. The high elevations hit their budding peaks this month, which means now’s the time to get outside and enjoy the abundance of hues. Here, our guide to where to go, the best ways to get there, and how to identify all those beautiful blooms once you find them.


Finding Solitude in Utah’s Capitol Reef National Park

Utah’s Capitol Reef National Park serves up stupendous red rock scenery—without the frustrating summertime crowds you’ll encounter at other nearby parks.

From the Editor

How To Save A Life

A letter from the editor of the August 2018 issue of 5280.


The World’s First Space Mining Program Launches in Colorado

The Colorado School of Mines’ space resources program will teach grad students how to tap celestial bodies for all they’re worth.

The Coolest Colorado Monuments You’ve Never Heard Of

Celebrate the Centennial State with a tour of these lesser-known landmarks.

Why Athletes Are Penning Sponsorship Deals With Marijuana Brands

Despite the risk of losing other sponsors, local adventure athletes have partnered with Wana Brands, Mary’s Medicinals, and other cannabis companies.

3 New Recruits Ready to Revive the Broncos (We Hope)

The Denver Broncos team taking to the turf is not the one you remember—and desperately miss—from the Super Bowl L win. Allow us to catch you up.


This Invasive Insect Has Local Tree Huggers Worried

The spotted lanternfly may be coming to a tree near you. That’s not a good thing.

These Colorado Boat Builders Are Making World-Class Watercraft

Landlocked craftsmen prove the best skiffs and sailboats have a touch of Rocky Mountain DNA.

Where to Work Remotely in Colorado’s High Country

The rise of the gig economy means many of us can do our jobs remotely while spending our weekdays exploring the mountains. We’ve got three suggestions for interim offices.

Visit a Huge Bachelor Bat Colony at the Orient Land Trust

A small stretch of Colorado land houses a massive group of male bats—and other unexpected creatures.


The Coolest Things to Do in Colorado This Month, August 2018

Your short list of Colorado’s coolest August events.

5280 Neighborhood Guide: Lafayette

There has never been a more exciting time to visit this vibrant city in Boulder County.

Need a Bouquet? Pick Flowers From These Local Farms

Check out these eco-friendly and gorgeous Colorado flowers.

Denver Comedian Opens up About Mental Health in New Book

Adam Cayton-Holland gets serious about his sister’s death by suicide in a new memoir.

Eat and Drink

Chef Dana Rodriguez Redefines Dim Sum

Vibrant Pan-Latin small plates and innovative service make Super Mega Bien unlike any other restaurant in town.

Where We’re Eating, August 2018

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

The Ultimate Larimer Street Bar Crawl

A survival guide to eating and drinking your way through the best new bars in RiNo.

Restaurant Review: Ultreia

Jennifer Jasinski’s latest restaurant pays homage to the splendor and excitement of Iberian-style dining.


People Actually Fell for These Crazy Colorado Hoaxes

A fossil cast from concrete, a giant potato—this is what fake news actually looks like.

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