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Winter in the City

75 things to do in Denver when plummeting temperatures chase you inside.

5280 November 2015

Features

The Chronicles of Colfax Avenue

A pictorial exploration of Denver’s most famous thoroughfare.

19 Spa Experiences to Help You Relax This Winter

You need—no, deserve—a way to untie those weekend-warrioring (and workday) knots this ski and holiday season.

The Guide to Altruism in Colorado

A look at some impressive local philanthropic figures, and tips for how you can become one of them.

Our Town: Homelessness in Denver

Tonight, more than 6,000 people in the metro area won’t have homes of their own to sleep in. Even more are on the verge of homelessness because of rising housing costs and a surging population. Think it couldn’t happen to you?

Department

Meltdown: The Skiing Industry and Climate Change

Skiers are witnessing global warming firsthand. Can Aspen’s climate hawk find the answers to save the snow?

From the Editor

Snapshots In Time

A letter from the editor of our November 2015 issue.

Front Range

A Snapshot Of Colorado’s Veteran Community

A new local documentary about PTSD debuts this month. Plus: Colorado’s special connection to the first major battle of the Vietnam War.

Microbusinesses Hit The Big Time

A new trade group promises to give tiny businesses a loud voice.

Will Big Oil Tank Colorado’s Economy—Again?

Falling oil prices are going to hurt, but not as much as they did in the 1980s.

The Man Behind The Mic: Chris Marlowe

The Nuggets play-by-play caller is more than just an announcer; he’s also an Olympic gold medalist.

Drops In The Bucket

A Denver company makes it easier to turn water rights into gold—without selling the farm.

A Piece of Boulder Goes To Deep Space

CU’s Student Dust Counter helps us learn more about our solar system.

A New Hotel Lands At DIA

The new Westin building at the Denver International Airport provides much more than a comfortable place to sleep.

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The Children’s Museum Unveils Its Largest Renovation

The $16 million project includes a bevy of cool new exhibits that even older kids should enjoy.

What’s New In The Mountains?

A breakdown of what’s got us most (and least) excited at our favorite Colorado resorts.

Get Involved: SOS Outreach

Share your love of the mountains with Colorado’s underserved youth.

Beyond Thanksgiving Traditions

5280 food editor Amanda M. Faison reflects on the importance of shopping for different experiences—and taking her children with her.

A (Tiny) New Way To Rent In Denver

Developers are betting that microapartments will fit perfectly in the Denver rental market.

‘Tis The Season For The Little Black Dress

How to get the most out of the LBD this holiday season.

Denver’s Cultural Scene: The New Guard

Meet some of the city’s newest cultural leaders.

Chasing “Indian Power”

A DAM curator plays detective to track down a painting for the “Super Indian” exhibition.

Eat and Drink

How To: Make Tomatillo Purée

This versatile sauce can enliven an entrée or simply be eaten with chips. 

The Cookie Monster

How a toddler brought cookies back into the kitchen.

Welcome To Snack Time

These bites might spoil your appetite—but they’re worth it.

Best Bites: Ophelia’s Cornbread

Souped-up cornbread is a staple at this Ballpark hangout. 

Eat Cheap: Shondiz

Get in line for Turkish-style gyros.

Backstory

Happy Birthday, Cherry Creek!

For Cherry Creek Shopping Center’s silver anniversary, we recall its stars, stumbles, and Santas.

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