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42 Ways to Explore Colorado in 2022

While we’ve all been locked away in our homes, Colorado got a lot cooler, prettier, and yummier.

5280 January 2022


Denver’s Top Lawyers 2022

More than 500 of the very best attorneys in the Mile High City—and beyond.

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On Being Lonely During the Pandemic

I was alone, and then I was really alone. Even so, as the pandemic drags on, I’m not sure I want to be around almost anyone.


Why Colorado Teens Can Refuse Mental Health Treatment—Against Their Parents’ Wishes

And what lawmakers are doing to close the loophole.

From the Editor

Portrait of Lindsey B King

Prayer for a New Year

A letter from the editor of 5280.


Classical Music’s Leading Lady Returns to Colorado

Marin Alsop broke through gender barriers to become the most renowned woman conductor in classical music. This month, she returns to Denver, where she got her start.

A New Colorado Company Tackles Sustainable Kids Gear

How a former Smartwool exec is designing technical outdoor apparel for tiny adventurers.

CSU Is Opening a New Denver Campus This Month

The first of Colorado State University Spur’s three new buildings at the National Western Center—which focus on health, water, and agriculture—opens to the public this month.

How Colorado’s New Marijuana Laws Could Affect You

We got the straight dope on the state’s updated cannabis concentrates restrictions.

Easy New Year’s Resolutions That Will Actually Make a Difference

Our handy guide for how you can better yourself and your community in 2022 and beyond.

Eat and Drink

Aaron Gonerway's plate of BBQ.

Meet the Man Behind Aurora’s New Takeout-Only Barbecue Joint

Pitmaster Aaron Gonerway’s Plates by the Pound BBQ is a delicious blast from his past.

The Ponti restaurant busy with costumers.

Where Our Food Editors Are Eating Right Now, January 2022

On the menu this month: tandoori-fired goodness, chef-prepared museum bites, and mouthwatering tacos.


A boyfriend teaching a girlfriend how to ski.

Teach Your Partner to Ski in 5 Easy Steps

The easiest solution is to buy them ski lessons.

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