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8 Things You Might Not Know About Pet Ownership in Colorado

You know which breweries have Fido-friendly patios. And you probably have a vet who just looooves Miss Fluffy Fluffikins. That’s why we dug into eight things about companion animals in the Centennial State that might actually surprise you—and help you better care for them.

5280 November 2019


Are Growth and Development Threatening Our Last Quiet Places?

Colorado has some of the quietest landscapes in the country. Will we be able to keep them that way?

Hate Rising: A Special Report on Colorado’s Increasing Animosity

Hate crimes, hate groups, and other measures of bias in the state are all on the rise. 5280 investigates what’s behind the hostility and what can be done to stop it.

Gift Guide 2019: How to Use Colors to Impress Your Loved Ones This Year

Let color show you the way this holiday season.

How Republicans Plan to Retake Colorado in 2020

Or at the very least regain a pulse.


Can Altius Farms Convince Denverites to Pay More for Ultra-Local, Aeroponic Produce?

Sally Herbert’s urban farm in Curtis Park uses less water and land to produce lettuce, arugula, and other greens for Denver’s booming restaurant scene—and for your kitchen table.

From the Editor

Variety Show

A letter from the editor of 5280‘s November 2019 issue.


4 Times Colorado’s Brought Back Long-Lost Animals

A proposal to reintroduce gray wolves to the Centennial State has critics howling, but it wouldn’t be the first time the state’s seen an animal revival.

Fact-Check: What Proposition DD Would Actually Mean for Colorado

We examined a few popular assertions about the ballot measure, which would make sports gambling legal in the state.

Meet the Groups Improving Transgender Healthcare in Colorado

Local organizations Transformative Freedom Fund and Denver Health want to make sure transgender individuals are getting the care they need.


Joseph Gray Wants to See More Diversity in the Mountains

The elite mountain runner is encouraging young black athletes to stick with the sport—starting in Colorado Springs.

Would You Pay $899 for More Comfortable Ski Boots?

Dahu Ski Boots’ newest product is designed to soften pain while you catch turns.

I Took My Baby on a Backcountry Skiing Trip—and It Actually Went Really Well

How bringing her baby to the Maroon Hut in Gothic transformed a young mother’s understanding of the word “extreme.”

Road Trip: Make the Most of Your Ski Pass by Heading to These Out-of-State Resorts

The Epic and Ikon passes provide access to many new and already-paid-for destinations beyond the I-70 corridor. We designed ways for you to tour some of the best.


The Best Colorado Events: November 2019

Your short list of Colorado’s coolest November events.

At Home With 4 Local Animal Instagram Stars

From how these influencers got started to if they actually make money (spoiler alert: they do), we went behind the scenes with the people and pets who star in four of Colorado’s most popular social media accounts.

The Holiday Season Is When Local Artist Lonnie Hanzon Really Shines

We toured the workshop of one of Yuletide’s most creative craftsmen before his latest exhibit, Camp Christmas, opens at the Hangar at Stanley on November 21.

Afrofuturism Is Alive and Well in Denver

Four local creatives are saving the day for black geeks—and every sci-fi and fantasy lover in search of more diversity.

5 Colorado Board Games to Play When You Don’t Want to Talk to Your in-Laws

Set up a board to dodge prying questions when the small talk dries up.

Eat and Drink

Where Our Food Editors Are Eating Right Now, November 2019

Lobster rolls, grain bowls, and mac and cheese are just the beginning at these delicious spots.

Colorado Sake Company Has a Sweet New RiNo Taproom

Colorado’s only sake maker expands with a tasting room, more taps, and food.

Cattivella Chef Shows off Her Hunting Skills in New PBS Show

Roots to Ranches premieres at the Sie FilmCenter this month.

The Thanksgiving Play Takes Aim at This Month’s Foodie Holiday

This Curious Theatre Company production is a laugh-out-loud reminder of the true roots of Thanksgiving.

5280’s Favorite Colorado Ciders

Seltzer smeltzer. Sip on sessionable Front Range ciders instead.

Restaurant Review: Potager

Capitol Hill mainstay Potager, under new leadership, continues to cook with the seasons and exude charisma.

Uncle 2.0 Has a Must-Try Thai Curry Lineup

Snuggle up with one of these cold-weather dishes, only available at the Speer location.


How to Avoid Being “That Guy” When Shoveling Snow This Winter

We identified four common snow removal mistakes and outlined ways for you to avoid them.

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