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The Honor Roll

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


September 2008


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.

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.


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.



Got Local?

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

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.


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