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Denver’s Top Doctors 2019

For more than two decades, 5280 has asked physicians in the Denver area whom they would trust to treat themselves or a loved one. This year, 333 doctors—in 95 specialties—were nominated by their peers.

5280 August 2019

Are Trails in Colorado Harming Wildlife?

Colorado is in the midst of a trail-building bonanza. But research has revealed an inconvenient truth: The humans recreating on these trails are negatively impacting wildlife populations throughout the state. Is there a way to spend time in the backcountry responsibly without endangering the state’s fauna?

Denver’s Top Doctors 2019

For more than two decades, 5280 has asked physicians in the Denver area whom they would trust to treat themselves or a loved one. This year, 333 doctors—in 95 specialties—were nominated by their peers.

Colorado’s Ongoing Fight to End HIV

Thanks to significant medical advancements, those diagnosed with HIV can expect to live relatively normal lives. But with a recent surge in local rates of other sexually transmitted diseases and an uptick in new HIV cases, has clinical success created a sense of apathy among Coloradans?

The Insider’s Guide to Fort Collins

From destination-worthy dining to superb outdoor adventures to sexy nights out on the town, consider this your locals-approved plan for a perfect visit to Denver’s favorite northern neighbor.

CRUSH Walls 2019: Your Guide to Denver’s Premier Street Art Festival

Here’s what you need to know—from rising local artists to social media etiquette for posting murals—before you wander RiNo’s streets and alleyways during this year’s 10th annual fest, September 2 to 8.

Adventure Racing Past 50 Years Old

When a Grand County sexagenarian tries the Never Summer Adventure Race two years in a row, he’s left reflecting on the delusion of immortality.

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Wild Things

A letter from the editor of 5280‘s August 2019 issue.

Undercover Art: How Tony Mendez Became Both a Spy and Artist

For decades, two paintings by famed spy Tony Mendez hid in a Denver warehouse. Now, their cover is being blown.

Do Colorado’s Kindergarteners Need More Play in the Classroom?

A $175 million bill to fund full-day kindergarten could be the key to adding more fun into early education.

John Elway: Reviewing His Time as the Broncos Chief Executive

Before the team kicks off its ninth season under Elway’s rule—with a new quarterback and coach—we take a look at the highs, lows, and headlines we’ve seen during his tenure.

Margo Hayes Is on the Verge of Making Her Olympic Dreams a Reality

The Boulder native will try to earn at trip to Tokyo 2020 at the IFSC Climbing World Championships this month.

4 Ways to Speed up Recovery and Finish Summer Strong

Warm weather fun taking a toll on your body? One of these Colorado recovery products could help get you back in action.

Kremmling Is Your Gateway to Outdoor Adventure

Plan a getaway to the small-yet-wild ranching town.

An Inside Look at Mission Ballroom, Denver’s Newest Music Venue

We broke down the elements that will make the concert hall unlike anything the Mile High City has seen before.

Phamaly Theatre Company Opens Doors for Actors with Disabilities

The group will celebrate its 30th season with a run of Chicago from August 1 to 25.

How to Explore the Up-and-Coming Town of Edgewater

Use our hour-by-hour guide to make sure you don’t miss any of the city’s hidden gems.

20-Plus Street Artists to Seek Out in RiNo

The impermanence of street art means we can’t tell you where exactly you’ll find specific works, but many artists repeat design elements, and hunting for them is half the fun. Here’s a guide to identifying the works of more than 20 creatives.

Exploring One of the Best New (Underground) Bars in Denver

At Run for the Roses, sophisticated design meets craft cocktails.

Where Our Food Editors Are Eating (and Drinking) Now, August 2019

Mediterranean kebabs and pastries in City Park West, Venezuelan arepas in Platt Park, and delectable carbs and coffee drinks in Boulder are all on the menu this month.

Where to Find Denver’s Best African-Heritage Cooking

These five local spots showcase the culinary history, and flavor, of the countless cooks of African heritage living in Denver.

Does Morin Deliver on Its Promise of Serving “Super Dope French Food”?

The stylish LoDo restaurant has everything it needs to spark a French cooking revival in Denver, but inconsistency mars what is otherwise an exciting and modern dining experience.

This New Cherry Creek Tea Emporium Just Might Lure You Off Coffee

Ku Cha House of Tea in Cherry Creek showcases more than 170 varieties from across the globe, as well as custom sweet treats.

Hogwarts Houses, Colorado Edition

We played “sorting hat” with some of Colorado’s most recognizable faces.

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