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101 Things to Do in Colorado This Year

We drew on 2020’s lessons for ways to safely explore and appreciate the state we call home.

5280 January 2021


Denver’s Top Lawyers 2021

Everyone needs an attorney every now and again. Here, the ones you should reach out to when that time comes.

The Inherent Dangers of Backcountry Skiing in Colorado’s Mountains

What can a fatal backcountry skiing accident on Jones Pass, on the west side of the Continental Divide, teach us about Colorado’s snowcat outfitters? And can these quintessential Centennial State adventures ever truly be safe?


The Push to Diversify Colorado’s Cannabis Industry

Changes to licensing in Denver, slated for early 2021, could help make the marijuana business more accessible to entrepreneurs of color.


Dancing Nurses

Denver’s Nurses Are Taking on Burnout Through Dance

The Clinic, a theater and dance company, is helping nurses struggling with compassion fatigue.

Erica Root Illustrations

How Pat McMahon Helped Foster La Veta, Colorado’s Female-First Ethos

The so-called “hippie-artist-builder” paved the way for other women to lead.

Entrepreneurship for All Is Giving Longmont’s Latino Founders a Boost

The program is designed to help under-resourced business owners launch a company. Can it help close the prosperity gap in Longmont?

Ice Fishing

How to Get Hooked on Ice Fishing This Winter

The frigid sport is a pandemic-friendly way to get outside.

Scuba Divers

Ice Diving Might Be Colorado’s Chilliest Sport

Only a small percentage of scuba fans attempt the sport.

How to Create a Gorgeous Gallery Wall in Your Home

Gallery walls have grown popular in recent years—a local interior designer shows you how to nail the look.

Eat and Drink

Whistling Boar

Longmont’s Whistling Boar Wants to Feed You All Weekend Long

Let chef David Pitula’s meal kits nourish you on your next Colorado getaway.


What to Buy at 4 Front Range International Markets

5280 food critic Scott Mowbray searches local markets for tasty ingredients to enliven his home cooking—and yours.


4 Experts Give Their Predictions for What 2021 Could Look Like in Colorado

We tell you what to expect when 2020 has primed you to expect the worst.

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