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Summer in the City

53 cool things to do when Denver heats up.

5280 June 2015

Features

kent-haruf

The Precious Ordinary

When a young writer reached out to Kent Haruf, Colorado’s most celebrated novelist generously offered his time—despite having recently learned he had a fatal illness. In his final months, the author spoke to Chris Outcalt about reading, writing, and the meaning of life.

Top Dentists 2015

Keep your pearly whites, well, pearly white with our list of the 717 best dentists in Denver and beyond. Plus, discover nine dental-care facts your dentist wishes you knew.

The Beginner’s Guide To Fly-Fishing In Colorado

From how to cast to which fly to use to finding the best fishing holes, we teach you all you need to know to get on the water this summer.

Department

Dances With Wolves

Seventy years ago, bounty hunters slaughtered the last wolves in Colorado. Now, the federal government is considering removing the creature from the Endangered Species Act.

From the Editor

The Writing Life

A letter from the editor of our June 2015 issue.

Front Range

Fool’s Gold

The Nuggets’ future begins at this month’s NBA draft. Let’s hope it doesn’t look like the past. 

Fourteeners Check-Up

A look at the state of our beloved fourteeners.

How Do You Like Your Grubs?

A local dad’s grit is tested in Bear Grylls’ wilderness course. 

Denver’s PrideFest Turns 40

The third-largest gay pride celebration in the country is more than just a party.

Get Involved: Pedaling For Change

There’s no podium for this month’s Bike MS rides, but these four Coloradan’s deserve recognition.

Scene

Star Chef Cooks for Boulder

New York chef and author Gabrielle Hamilton puts on a dinner at Frasca Food and Wine.

Pack to the Future

Osprey’s new backpack helps carry itself.

Denver Restaurants Welcome Warehouse-to-Table Produce

Lakewood’s Infinite Harvest can customize the flavor profile of lettuce—sustainably.

How Local Is Your Burger?

In honor of Slow Meat’s return to Denver this month, we examine five local burgers.

Four New Trends in Colorado Weddings

From venues to rings, we explore what to expect during this summer’s wedding season.

Wedding Eats

Union Station hosts its largest wedding reception to date next month. Here is what’s on the menu.

Bridal Couture on the Cheap

This Centennial shop brings high bridal fashion to the masses.

Same Place, New Face(s) for Yonder Mountain

Yonder Mountain String Band drops a new album with new members at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

Do You Wanna Rock?!

Then head to Grand Junction this month for a brand-new music festival.

Eat and Drink

Cleaning Up

How an order of napkins became a full-blown apron business.

Where To Veg Out

Five veggie burgers worth the hunt.

Best Bites: Crave’s Lamb Sliders

At downtown’s Crave, the lamb sliders are a hit.

Restaurant Review: Stoic & Genuine

Stoic & Genuine has moments when it’s one of the most impressive restaurants in the region, but its seasoned team is still fishing for consistency.

Eat Cheap: Busaba

Louisville’s Busaba fires up the taste buds.

How To: Make Granita

Granita is like a grown-up sno-cone—especially when you follow Patrick Creager’s Backyard Soda Co. recipe.

Backstory

Inside Baseball

5280’s peek inside the locker of Colorado Rockies third baseman, Nolan Arenado.

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