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The Honor Roll

5280 goes beyond the numbers to reveal a smarter education report card.

5280 September 2008

Features

Fall Arts Preview

This season’s must-see lineup of music, film, theater, dance, and fine art in the Mile-High City.

Office Space

For autumn, designers took their fashion cues from the late 1950s and early 1960s, when daytime dressing called for classic, ladylike chic. This season, embrace ensemble outfits, complete with a full roster of fabulous accessories.

Dan Hawkins and the Power of Positive Thinking

A 12-step guide to understanding the University of Colorado’s popular—and peculiar—head football coach.

Web Exclusive: Rock and Roll Academy Live

Watch a multimedia slide show of the Academy’s favorite girl band, Juxtapoze.

Kid Rock

Forget classical tunes and marching bands. Telluride’s Rock and Roll Academy teaches children to play—and fall in love—with music as if they were rock stars themselves.

Department

Chips Barry: Water Wrangler

Denver enjoys some of the nation’s cleanest drinking water, thanks to Hamlet “Chips” J. Barry III, manager of Denver Water for the past 17 years. Here, the 64-year-old Denver native and Theodore Roosevelt look-alike expounds on family, global warming, and water usage in the West.

Notes from the Front Range: Falling into Myself

Getaways: Time Travel

Great Outdoors: On the Hunt

Home: Reinventing History

Reinventing History

A New York couple with modern sensibilities starts a new life in a Victorian Boulder home.

Atmosphere

In a Rut

Estes Park has been commandeered by elk—making it the perfect time to visit.

Web Exclusive: Kicking the Weekend Rut

Estes Park’s annual Elk Fest is the perfect excuse for a weekend getaway.

Going Up?

Condos are rising across the city at a furious pace. But will anyone buy them?

Carving Out a Dream

A backyard craftsman brings old-fashioned amusement to Ned.

Dining

Steak Frites

Best Bites Bistro One

Got Local?

Harvest Week, September 6-12, celebrates Colorado ingredients—and Denver’s independent restaurants.

In My Kitchen: Sean Yontz, Mezcal, Tambien Cantina, and Rockbar

Chef and restaurateur Sean Yontz spices up his home cooking with plenty of south-of-the-border inspirations.

Magic Ingredient: Watermelon

Early fall is ripe with sweet fruit. With fall upon us, watermelon might seem a sweet reminder of summer days. But here in Colorado it’s only within the past few weeks of September that locally grown melons have reached their peak.

Back for more… Bistro Vendôme

Larimer Square’s French bistro gets another taste.

Reviews: Palettes

Museum food with flair.

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