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The Guide to the Four Corners

Thirty-two reasons to make the 420-mile drive to the Four Corners region.

5280 September 2017


The Guide to the Four Corners

Thirty-two reasons to make the 420-mile drive to the Four Corners region.


Welcome to the New Denver Office

Standing desks, nap nooks, and, yes, millennials: The modern workplace is in transition. 
And if the Mile High City is truly the best place in the country for business and careers (thanks, Forbes!), others will be looking to us for advice on how 
to navigate the new frontier. Here’s how Coloradans are working smarter—not harder.


Testing Ground

When Jon Hanover launched Roots Elementary, a charter school in Northeast Park Hill, in 2015, he hoped to create an innovative, high-performing community school by transforming the way elementary education is taught—all on a spot once devastated by gang violence. Two years later, has the school made the grade?


New School

Colorado is launching a first-in-the-country apprenticeship program that’s designed to let students earn it all: a diploma, a degree, and a middle-class wage. The best part? It’s free.

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Magic Land

A letter from the editor of our September 2017 issue.

Cassini NASA

An Orbiter’s Obit

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is the first to ever orbit Saturn. You can thank a team of CU-Boulder scientists for the photographs Cassini has sent back to earth.

Colorado Mountain College

Colorado Mountain College Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Fifty years ago, the Western Slope decided to invest in higher education. That decision is still paying off.

Tech Colorado startups

Where to Find Colorado’s Next Tech Hubs

Plus: Startup companies from each town that deserve your attention.

Boyung Lee

Meet the Woman Who Wants All Religions To Get Along

The new dean of a local theology school champions an open-minded approach to religious thought.

Fall colors Hatfield

Gear Closet: Camera Bags to Help Capture Fall in Colorado

Now there’s no excuse for going on an adventure without your (D)SLR camera.

Hot Rod Hill Climb

Festive Colors Bring Fast Cars To Colorado

The mountains are full of races and festivals featuring vintage roadsters this month.

Outdoor Retailer

By the Numbers: Why Outdoor Retailer Chose Denver

Denver beat out cities such as Chicago, Minneapolis, and Reno to bring Outdoor Retailer, the largest outdoor trade show in the U.S., to the Mile High City.

Josh Jespersen Ellingwood Point

Former Navy SEAL Summits Fourteeners in Record-Time

Josh Jesperson needed only 138 days to climb and splitboard all of Colorado’s fourteeners—and he did it to honor his fellow veterans.


Six Reasons Bibliophiles Should Be Excited for Fall

Colorado is chock-full of literary events and festivals in September and October. Here are six of our favorite novel affairs (hehe).

Fall fashion

Stay Cozy and Fashionable This September

Cooler temperatures call for a subdued color palette and cozy materials like plush wool, soft silk, and buttery leather.

Biennial of the Americas

What to Do in September

Your short list of Colorado’s coolest events in September.

One Thousand Design

The Stories Of Boulder’s Voiceless Communities

A local design firm creates a film and exhibit to showcase oft-marginalized populations.


Mile High Fungi Cultivates Deliciousness

You’ve got to get your hands on these gorgeous mushrooms.


What We’re Eating in September

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


The Denver-Austin Restaurant Exchange Program

These days, you can hardly eat or drink in Colorado without running into an Austin, Texas import. Here’s the lowdown on a half-dozen marquee members of the Austin-Denver coalition.


Going Whole Cow

One food editor’s experience with buying (and storing and cooking and eating) local beef in bulk.


Restaurant Review: 12 At Madison

Jeff Osaka paves a bright path for Denver dining with his ambitious but focused nine-month-old Congress Park eatery.

Foul Play

How to Behave at High School Sporting Events

Some free advice as we approach the fall season for Colorado high school athletics.

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