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On the Front Line: Embedded With American Female Combat Soldiers in Afghanistan

This past spring, the U.S. Army sent a gender-integrated howitzer crew to a war zone for one of the first times. We embedded with the Fort Carson unit on its historic mission in Afghanistan.

5280 November 2018


Gift Guide 2018: From Colorado With Love

We asked some of our favorite local tastemakers about the presents they’re planning to give—or hoping to receive—this holiday season. Of course, we couldn’t resist adding our own Centennial State recommendations, too.

Governor John Hickenlooper: The Exit Interview

Geologist. Brewpub owner. Mayor. Governor. Presidential hopeful. We look back at the (mostly) charmed political life of the man we all know as Hick.

Why Are Achievement Gaps So Wide at Denver Public Schools?

The answers might be found in these students’ stories.

Are You Part of Colorado’s Gig Economy?

Freelancer. Side Hustler. Solopreneur. What exactly is the gig economy, who’s contributing to it, and what does it look like in Colorado?


Weed Goes Gourmet

A Denver-based cannabis confectioner goes all in on flavor.

Can Snowmass Remake Itself—Again?

Snowmass Village has been reinvented time and again—without much success—but a trio of owners believes the latest effort will transform the town into the destination it has always aspired to be.

From the Editor

Operation: Embed

A letter from the editor of the November 2018 issue of 5280.


This Innovative Cast Could Save Your Winter

A Pueblo company is 3D-printing a waterproof cast out of the same material as Lego bricks.

What Denver’s Mayoral Candidates Can Learn From Kid Politicians

We spoke with the “mini mayors” at Sunlight Resort to see how they attained the coolest childhood office ever.

Meet the Denver Journalist Who Helped Win World War I (Sort Of)

Denver Post alum George Greel led the U.S. government’s first major propaganda machine—and popularized one of the most famous images of Uncle Sam.

Will the National Western Center Development Benefit the Surrounding Neighborhoods?

That remains to be seen.


Your Guide to Winter Fly Fishing the Cache la Poudre

The Cache la Poudre is one of Colorado’s most precious rivers. Here’s how you can enjoy some fishing on it when the snow flies.

Where to Find Colorado Ski Resorts’ Insider Attractions

The best hangover drink, gondolas with bluetooth speakers, and the best tree skiing you ever did see—it’s all here in our insider’s guide to the gnar.

This Coloradan Has a Shot at Making the Olympics

You’ll have to watch an upcoming documentary to find out if Sylvia Hoffman makes the cut.


The Best Things to Do in Colorado in November

A major fashion exhibit, an epic farm-to-table dinner, and the first marathon in Broomfield made our list this month.

Six Amazing Denver Stores to Visit This Holiday Season

Online shopping can’t compare to finding that perfect gift at a local boutique.

Professional Wrestling Is on the Rise in Denver

These four WWE-style promotions are leading the charge.

Getting Married? Try This Virtual Wedding Planning Service

Founded by a DU grad, the Wedfuly website takes the hassle (and some of the expense) out of planning your nuptials.

Eat and Drink

Where We’re Eating, November 2018

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

This Tour Offers More Than Just Delicious Food

Delicious Denver Food Tours serve Mile High City flavor (with a side of history) to tourists and locals alike.

The 5280 Guide to Eating and Drinking in Fort Collins

Northern Colorado’s classic college town is filling up with hot spots.

A Tale of Two Colorado Knife Makers

The perfect gift for the cook in your life? A locally made blade built just for them.

Restaurant Review: Super Mega Bien

Dana Rodriguez’s RiNo restaurant successfully pairs Pan-Latin fare with dim-sum-style service—most of the time.

Where to Find the Best Hummus and Pita in Denver

If you think hummus is a cold, dense chickpea paste that comes in a plastic container—or that pita is stale and crumbly by default—you need to dine at Safta.


How the Ikon and Epic Passes Came to Dominate Colorado Ski Hills

If you want to schuss multiple Colorado mountains this winter, you essentially have two primary options thanks to Alterra Mountain Co. and Vail Resorts. Here’s what the ski pass evolution looked like.

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