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9 Reasons to Love Denver in 2021

A look at the people, places, and things reminding us how the Mile High City is (still) the best place to live.

5280 July 2021

Features

High-THC Cannabis Concentrates and Their (Scary) Effect on the Teenage Brain

Is dabbing causing mental health problems for Colorado kids?

Frontier Airlines Bets Big on Ultra-Low Fares

Frontier Airlines’ handling of pandemic-related flight cancellations triggered outrage and spurred appeals for reform. Yet the Denver-based airline expects increasing demand for what it calls “Low Fares Done Right.” Will passengers who believe they were defrauded return to the ultra-low-cost airline?

Department

Eric Roza Is Ushering in a Healthier Era of CrossFit

For eight years, Eric Roza dreamed of running CrossFit. Last summer, with the brand reeling from controversy, the former tech executive from Boulder got his chance.

Compass

Pack Burro Racing’s Most Dominant Donkey Starts Her Quest for a Third Triple Crown

How a miniature burro named Buttercup became the queen of Colorado’s official summer heritage sport.

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Looking Back On Mayor Michael Hancock’s Decade In Office

Hancock was sworn in on July 18, 2011, and his tenure has seen its fair share of highs and lows.

Where to Eat, Drink, and Jam to All Things French in Denver

Zoé Hess of Alliance Françiase de Denver helped us find a touch of Paris in the Mile High City…before the organization’s wall came tumbling down.

Colorado Mountain Towns Have an Affordable Housing Problem. Wildfires Will Make It Worse

What happens to low-income residents of mountain communities if wildfire mitigation fails?

4 Uncharted Colorado Trails for Expert Hikers

Unmaintained trails on public land offer a plethora of fun adventures—if you have the right skills.

Eat and Drink

French Fare Returns to Brasserie Brixton

After a stint as a pizza joint, the Cole restaurant is back to serving bistro classics with flair.

Where Our Food Editors Are Eating Right Now, July 2021

On the menu this month: slow-smoked carnitas tacos, seafood gumbo, and nourishing toasts and smoothie bowls.

How Dead Veggies’ Vegan Kimchi Gets Funky (in a Good Way)

Daniel Lee and Matt Jung employ a month-long process to ensure their fermented cabbage gains the perfect combination of heat and tang.

How to Come Out of the Pandemic a Better Cook

Food writer and critic Scott Mowbray shares three simple lessons learned from living through 2020.

Backstory

The 2021 All-Star Drinking Game

For the Denverites who can’t swing a ticket to the week’s main event, this one’s for you. Bottoms up.

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