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Denver Botanic gardens

Winter in the City

We’ve come up with 65 ways to stir up your body, mind, and palate (not to mention your cabin-fever-mad kids)—so you don’t go stir-crazy this season.

5280 November 2017

5280 November 2017

Denver Botanic gardens

Winter in the City

We’ve come up with 65 ways to stir up your body, mind, and palate (not to mention your cabin-fever-mad kids)—so you don’t go stir-crazy this season.

Fat Bikes

Gift Guide 2017: 38 Splurge-Worthy Gifts From Your Favorite State

For your loved ones who’ve been extra nice, we dreamed up an enticing array of Centennial State indulgences. These splurges may not be items you could justify buying for yourself (although we won’t judge you if you do!), but that’s exactly what makes them great for giving.

Beth McCann

Meet Denver’s New District Attorney: Beth McCann

Beth McCann has made a career of breaking gender barriers, and she did so again this past November when she was elected to be Denver’s first female district attorney. One year after her historic victory, what’s next for the trailblazer?

Josh Cochran

Budding Industry: Marijuana’s Impact in Colorado

This month marks the fifth anniversary of the passage of Amendment 64, which legalized recreational marijuana for adult use in the Centennial State. Here’s a holistic look at where Colorado’s burgeoning cannabis scene is, five years in—and where it might be headed.


Lost and Found

Several long-serving members of NecroSearch, the world’s preeminent group for locating and retrieving missing bodies, are nearing retirement age. What will happen to the Colorado-based volunteer organization once they’re gone?


The Very Real Ways the Trump Administration is Affecting Colorado

The complex, bewildering, topsy-turvy, mostly unquantifiable—but nonetheless substantive—ramifications of the Trump administration on Colorado after 244 days* in office.

Brad K. Evans

The Beholder

If you build it, there’s a good chance Brad K. Evans—and his followers on the Denver Fugly Facebook group—will ridicule it. The inside story of a passion project that became a catalyst for change in the Mile High City.

Taos Ski Valley

Inside Edge

Taos Ski Valley is carving out a new future by leaning into the past—and Coloradans are paying attention.

Elevation Meats

The Rise of Elevation Charcuterie & Artisan Meats

How this small, year-old Denver salami producer is growing its brand where others have faltered.

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The Real World

A letter from the editor of 5280’s November 2017 issue.

Serge Bloch

The Father-Son Duo Behind The Brown Palace’s Champagne Cascade

How the festive affair became a family tradition.


Who Will Replace Hickenlooper As Colorado’s Governor?

A year out from election day, we predict the odds that these eight candidates have of becoming our next governor.


Where International Avalanche Players Eat In Denver

We asked three Avs players where they go to get a taste of home (and where you can go when you visit their native countries).

Colorado Traffic Tickets By Comparison

A look at how much traffic tickets cost in and around the Centennial State.

J.D. King

7 New Reasons to Head to the Mountains this Ski Season

As if you needed any more.


How to Navigate Flying During the Holiday Season

We spoke to a local travel agent about the best ways to get across the country this holiday season.

Glory Gears

A New Cycling Board Game is Coming to Your Local Bike Shop

Alex Bishop’s tabletop board game, Glory Gears, packs in the all the thrills—and spills—of cycling.

Paul Miller

Neptune Mountaineering Undergoes Big Renovation

New owners are adding a climbing wall and a coffeeshop-wine bar hybrid to the storied Boulder mountaineering shop.

HIlton Garden Inn

New Boulder Hotel Features Work By Local Artist

Johnny DeFeo’s screen-printed murals touch on Boulder’s parallel status as a college town and a nature lover’s paradise.

Meet Teenage Poultry Farmer Rawley Godsey

The Bennett Middle Schooler positively loves his business partners: chickens and turkeys.

Show of Hands: The Most Stylish Winter Gloves

A jewel-tone palette of olive green, merlot, cocoa brown, and indigo makes gloves the only bling you need this winter.

A To-Do List for Expecting Colorado Parents

November is prime time for expanding the family, so we offer a handy guide for Centennial State moms heading into unchartered territory.

Tylor Belshe

What We’re Doing in November

A homebrewing festival, a holiday light display in an African sculpture garden, and classical music from one of the world’s best young pianists top our list this month.

Il Posto

Restaurant Review: Il Posto

Il Posto favors fuss over finesse at its new home in RiNo.

Our Favorite Pizza Shops in Denver, 2017

From deep dish to Neapolitan to Detroit-style, here are our 28 favorite pie shops in (and around) the Mile High City.


The Colorado Pantry: RedCamper’s Piñon Cherry Deliciousness Preserves

This spicy-sweet spread marries Colorado cherries with the bold flavors of Oaxacan mole.

Emmerson restaurant

Where We’re Eating in November

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

hattie mcdaniel

Thanksgiving with Hattie McDaniel

The Academy Award–winning Gone With the Wind actress and one-time Coloradan left behind holiday recipes with the flavor of history.

Denver Public Library

The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Celebrates 150 Years

We look back at some of the agency’s most impressive achievements over more than a century in existence.

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