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The Best Paddling Adventures in the West

Colorado and its neighbors may not have access to open water, but they're hotbeds for paddle sports of all kinds nonetheless.


May 2017

From the Editor


Everything You Know About Denver’s Real Estate Market Is Wrong

Well, maybe not everything. But thanks to scant housing inventory, massive population growth, and still-low interest rates, buying or selling a home in—or even near—the Mile High City means stepping into a fierce game with ever-changing rules. Here’s how to play the market right now.

River Revival

River advocates recently secured nearly $8 million to revitalize roughly 30 miles of the Colorado River headwaters. It’s the largest such restoration ever attempted on this stretch of the Centennial State’s signature waterway, and it required nothing short of a miracle to pull off: a truce between sworn enemies.

The Investment Bank

A small facility in Fort Collins is home to one of the world’s largest curated seed collections. The lab could save our food supply in the case of a disaster—but only if the federal government continues to fund it.




The Watchman

Meet the Coloradan who’s been spotting wildfires for more than three decades.


Three Derby-Day Worthy Hats

Prepare for the Kentucky Derby (and the remainder of hat season) with these three lavish lids.

Mile High Movie Magic

A host of high-profile films put Colorado cinema in the spotlight.

What to Do in May

Your short list of the coolest events happening in Colorado this month.

Eat and Drink

Where We’re Eating In May

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


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