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The Best Paddling Adventures in the West

Colorado and its neighbors may not have access to open water, but they’re hotbeds for paddle sports of all kinds nonetheless.

5280 May 2017

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The Investment Bank

A small facility in Fort Collins is home to one of the world’s largest curated seed collections. The lab could save our food supply in the case of a disaster—but only if the federal government continues to fund it.

Royal Gorge white-water rafting

The Best Paddling Adventures in the West

Colorado and its neighbors may not have access to open water, but they’re hotbeds for paddle sports of all kinds nonetheless.

City Park

Your In-Depth Guide to the Best Golf Courses Around Denver

Denver’s landscape has given birth to some of the most distinctive golf courses in the world. Let us be your caddy on a tour of the area’s premier public golf destinations—all while helping remedy your game.

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River Revival

River advocates recently secured nearly $8 million to revitalize roughly 30 miles of the Colorado River headwaters. It’s the largest such restoration ever attempted on this stretch of the Centennial State’s signature waterway, and it required nothing short of a miracle to pull off: a truce between sworn enemies.

Denver Real Estate

Everything You Know About Denver’s Real Estate Market Is Wrong

Well, maybe not everything. But thanks to scant housing inventory, massive population growth, and still-low interest rates, buying or selling a home in—or even near—the Mile High City means stepping into a fierce game with ever-changing rules. Here’s how to play the market right now.

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How Trump’s Executive Orders Are Affecting Refugees In Lakewood

A new resettlement agency was building a vibrant refugee community west of Denver—that is, until the travel bans interrupted the program’s progress.

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Un-Real Estate

A letter from the editor of our May 2017 issue.


Learn To Love The Prairie

A new webcast shows that Mary Jane isn’t the only primo grass in Colorado.


Denver’s New Real Estate Mogul…

…doesn’t own much property. But Joshua Dorkin is creating an online empire.


How Local Acupuncturists Are Helping Traumatized Communities

The Colorado Acupuncture Medical Reserve Corps has aided communities during fires, floods, and shootings.

The Watchman

Meet the Coloradan who’s been spotting wildfires for more than three decades.


Casting For Connection On The South Platte

A son learns to love his father’s passion for fishing.


Local Climbing Phenom Releases Memoir

Tommy Caldwell’s new book traces his rise to become one of the world’s best climbers.


Mile High Movie Magic

A host of high-profile films put Colorado cinema in the spotlight.


The Story Behind Historical European Martial Arts

The Krieg School of Historical Fencing turns long-lost European fighting techniques into modern art forms.


Three Derby-Day Worthy Hats

Prepare for the Kentucky Derby (and the remainder of hat season) with these three lavish lids.


What to Do in May

Your short list of the coolest events happening in Colorado this month.

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Best Bites: Il Posto’s Uni Cream

Chef de cuisine Wes Park has reimagined sea urchin as a delicious dip.

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Where We’re Eating In May

The restaurants, dishes, and drinks on our dining radar this month, May 2017.

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Try It: Chaos & Cream’s Thai-Style Rolled Ice Cream

Discover the sweet sorcery behind this unique treat.

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Colorado Barbecue Gets Creative

Pioneering pit masters are ushering in a brave new era of barbecue.

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Restaurant Review: River and Woods

River and Woods tinkers with classics—but goes too far.

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Six Bizarre Majors That Will Actually Get You A Job In Colorado

So you can tell your parents to get off your back.

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