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Top of the Town

We scoured the city to come up with nearly 200 deserving winners that make Denver such a killer place to live.

5280 July 2008

Features

Web Exclusive: Summer Cycles

One of the world’s top cyclists shares his favorite Denver rides.

The Messenger

Colorado’s Stan Romanek claims to have been abducted by aliens multiple times, and his experiences have garnered more attention than any other modern-day case of alleged E.T. encounters. But is he telling the truth, or is it all an elaborate hoax?

Project Taylor

He’s got the genes and the killer instinct, and at age 18 cyclist Taylor Phinney is a good bet to medal in Beijing. But more important than any Olympic hardware for the prodigy is that, after radical brain surgery, his dad—the legendary Davis Phinney—is back in the saddle.

Web Exclusive: Top of the Town All-Stars

Every year, new winners are drafted into 5280’s Top of the Town, while others are traded out. These champs, though, are playing for keeps.

Department

Great Outdoors: Bark with a Bite

Notes from the Front Range: My New Friend, the Sex Therapist

Politics: No Apologies

Despite his outrageous antics during a short tenure in the Statehouse, Douglas Bruce remains a hero to many Colorado conservatives. But with a reelection bid looming, is his act wearing thin?

Getaways: Born Again

Home: Urban Zen

Life According To… Richard “Goose” Gossage

Back for More… Mona’s

Breakfast done right.

Great Outdoors: Bark with a Bite

Colorado’s disappearing aspen carvings illustrate the state’s herding past.

Atmosphere

Still Garden

The MCA Cafe sprouts a ceramics installation.

Web Exclusive: Still Life at MCAD

CU ceramics professor Kim Dickey recently added nine cool-hued, ceramic plant sculptures to the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. Take a peek in this exclusive online slideshow.

The Hills Are Alive

Central City’s gold days may be over, but there’s still plenty of music to be mined.

Rock On

Why the AEG-Live Nation battle is good for music fans.

Dining

Island Eats

Boulder dishes up the paper-plate special.

Training Ground

Why Colorado has more than its fair share of master sommeliers.

In My Kitchen: Janelle Sullivan and Stephan Poullier, Jaja Bistro

The owners of Littleton’s Jaja Bistro add flavors of Provence to their home cooking.

Magic Ingredient: Roast Chicken Crostini

Reviews: Sobo American Bistro

Boulder’s creative New American cuisine.

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