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Inside Colorado’s Battle Against Rare Diseases

One in 10 Centennial Staters has a so-called orphan disease—the local medical community is trying to help them.

5280 August 2022

The Beginner’s Guide to Disc Golf in Denver

Disc golf is one of the few pandemic crazes Coloradans aren’t letting go of. If you haven’t gotten in on the chain-rattling action yet, no worries: We’ll tell you where to buy your gear, how to perfect your backhand, which courses across the state should be on your bucket list, and what it takes to go pro from people who actually make money playing the game.

Inside Colorado’s Battle Against Rare Diseases

One in 10 Centennial Staters has a so-called orphan disease—the local medical community is trying to help them.

Denver’s Top Doctors 2022

For nearly 30 years, 5280 has asked physicians in the Denver area whom they would trust to treat themselves or a loved one. The following 343 doctors—in 100 specialties—were nominated by their peers this year.

Inside the Debate Over Who Should—and Shouldn’t—Have Access to a Medicinal Plant Called Colorado Cough Root

Also called oshá, the plant is sacred to many Native American and Indigenous people, who don’t want it commoditized by the American herbal products industry. Because it often grows on public lands, the U.S. Forest Service has been put smack in the middle of the fight.

Governor Polis Has Said He Wants to Battle Climate Change. Colorado Environmentalists Don’t Believe Him

Eco-activists might be frustrated with the governor, but could anyone do a better job?

Why Denver’s East High School Is Trying a New Kind of AP Class

The African diaspora seminar is attracting students from diverse backgrounds and helping to level the playing field in advanced placement classes.

Portrait of Lindsey B King

Pressure Point

A letter from the editor of 5280.

3 Gorgeous Colorado Destinations You Could (And Should) Access by Vehicle

The vistas are even more spectacular when viewed from heated seats.

Former Denver Bronco Chase Vaughn Has a New Position: Firefighter and Equity Pro

The Aurora native left professional football and found meaning in saving lives and changing mindsets.

These Voracious Goats Might Be the Next Best Tool for Battling Colorado Megafires

They’ve got 6,000 legs, 3,000 horns, and an appetite for fire mitigation.

4 Ways to Create a Mid-Mod Vibe in Any Interior Space

Get inspired by Denver Modernism Week and bring some sleek to your abode with the help of these local shops.

3 Historic Colorado Hotels Get Upgrades

We found three lodgings whose renovations are only slightly less impressive than the iconic guests who have graced their beds.

The Denver-Based Company Looking to Upend the Ticketing Industry

From its new headquarters in Denver, Humanitix favors people over profits.

What Makes the Porklet’s Fried Cutlets and Volcano Fried Rice So Delicious?

Chef-owner Keonho Kim blends Japanese and Korean techniques and flavors to produce crave-worthy dishes at his cheerful, fast-casual restaurant in Aurora.

Where Our Food Editors Are Eating Right Now, August 2022

On the menu this month: Italian tapas, summer’s freshest veggie fritters, and french-fry-filled Cali burritos.

Meet the Man Bringing Modern Honduran Food to Denver

Chef-owner Edwin Sandoval of Xatrucho serves up pastelitos, braised beef, and a plantain-based brunch dish inspired by his homeland.

What if Real Housewives Came to Denver?

Here’s a look at the lineup of personalities we think would make the casting for a hypothetical season one.

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