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The 5280 Guide to Drinking at Home

Baby, it’s still cold (and COVID-y) outside—making it the right time to enjoy a stiff beverage from the comfort of home. From beer to wine to spirits to all things canned, here’s the best local booze for sipping right now.

5280 February 2021


9 Lessons From Our Bizarre Pandemic Year

From our healthcare system to doomscrolling, here are some of the tough lessons Coloradans learned since the novel coronavirus showed up last year—and how they’ll affect how our state operates moving forward.

Comas, Catfights, and Clothes: An Oral History of Dynasty

Forty years after Denver’s most infamous fictional family first rocked the small screen, the stars of the scandal-happy primetime soap reveal the true stories behind America’s guiltiest pleasure.


How One Perfect Memory Survived the East Troublesome Fire

A friend, a long hike, and the regenerative nature of the wilderness.


Is Avalanche Education Enough To Prevent Backcountry Accidents?

Colorado Tourism pushed backcountry safety this season. But a string of high profile accidents still occurred.

Will Support for Black-Owned Businesses Continue in 2021?

This past year’s protests brought much-needed attention to enterprises run by minority entrepreneurs. Now, local groups are trying to stretch the interest into permanent support.

An Inside Look at South of France’s New Album

Jeff Cormack’s new collection of songs proves there’s power in patience—and experience.

5 Local Shops to Find a Valentine’s Day Gift

We asked store owners in the northwest area of Denver their favorite places to buy presents for their sweetheart.

Obit: Cardboard Cory, Paper-Based Political Stand-in Dead at 3

With Cory Gardner leaving office, the former U.S. senator’s most effective—and inanimate—rival retires to the recycling bin.

Eat and Drink

How Miss Peabody’s Southern Tea Cakes Pays Tribute To the Past

Owner-baker Pamela Richard’s cookielike treats are inspired by her Louisiana-born grandmother.

Why Crazy-Sharp Japanese Knives Make Great Gifts

This year, forget chocolates for your Valentine: Buy a Japanese knife for the one you adore.


5 Animals You Can Raise in Your Denver-Area Backyard

If urban homesteading is on your horizon, start with our handy primer.

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