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In Her Nature
On February 16, 2020, Emily Holland decided she was finally done drinking. The writer and podcast producer had recently moved to Boulder from Boston to be closer to nature, and, after a decadelong abusive relationship with alcohol, realized that booz
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Know Bats, Know Thyself
Dear Colorado, I write to you today in desperation. As a member of the Rocky Mountain bat community, I’ve grown up amid a swirl of unflattering stories about my kind. (I’ve never even met Dracula.) And now, research suggests the virus responsible for
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Serenity Now
PEARL LAKE STATE PARK: This shoreline campground north of Steamboat Springs has an amenity Cottonwood can’t match: yurts, at spots six and 16, that overlook a tranquil lake (motorized craft are allowed, but big wakes are not) ringed by wildflowers in
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Last Writes
Suzi Q. Smith’s new book, Poems for the End of the World, may seem like a macabre manifesto born from the pandemic. But the Denverite wrote many of the verses in 2019, responding to earlier global and personal upheaval: The Amazon rainforest was on f
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It Takes Two
Somewhere between Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula and Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido, just off the coast of a tiny volcanic island called Raikoke, a small vessel bobbed in the chop of the Sea of Okhotsk. An assorted group of photographers, scie
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Head For The Foot-hills
Rock climbing can be as scary as it is thrilling—unless you’re tackling Kent Mountain Adventure Center’s (KMAC) two-year-old via ferrata in Estes Park. Italian for “iron path,” this style of mountaineering allows almost anyone to ascend sheer cliffs
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For The Birds
The year of COVID lockdown increased my drinking, my blood pressure, and my weight, and it reminded me that, although I love my home, I need to be far away from it, traveling, for eight or 10 weeks a year. But the routines of the pandemic also gave m
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Better Together
For decades, the third weekend of June heralded complicated identity-juggling for Colorado’s Black LGBTQ community. Denver Pride, the celebration of queer liberation run by the Center on Colfax since 1977, attracted 450,000 revelers in 2019. Yet some
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Dining Guide
PRICEKEY (Average Entrée) $ UNDER $10 ■ $$ $11 TO $15 ■ $$$ $16 TO $ 25 ■ $$$$ $ 26 AND HIGHER. Want More Dining Options? Visit our online listings at 5280.com/restaurants. Indicates a restaurant featured in 5280 for the first time (though not necess
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Come On In!
Yes, Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area is technically in Nebraska. But no matter your age (or where you hail from), Lake Mac’s white-sand beaches, only a three-and-a-half-hour drive away, never fail to provide a launching pad for sun-kissed summe
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The Doctor Will Really See You Now
The doctor’s office should be a place of healing. For a transgender person, it’s often the site of trauma, where quality of care can run the gamut from microaggressive to downright discriminatory. “Physical and emotional safety in a health care setti
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Head In The Sand
Once you’ve made it back from the two floating platforms, crack open a cold beverage (no glass bottles allowed), and marvel at the Flatirons in the distance. $11 day fee for adults; bouldercolorado.gov The reservoir’s swimming beach is a popular dest
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From Peru, With Love
When chef-owner Francesca Ruiz shuttered the cult-favorite lunch buffet at her Peruvian restaurant, Los Cabos, due to COVID-19-related concerns in spring 2020, she anticipated the worst. Thankfully, demand for her distinctive, takeout-friendly family
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Hidden Flavors
I used to eat the foods I love the most in secret. Crispy-skinned roast duck, ground-pork-stuffed bitter melon soup, garlic-and-basilscented chicken—all Thai and Chinese specialties prepared by my mother, who moved to Colorado from Bangkok in the ear
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We Meet Again
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Summer Of Love
Denverites on OkCupid who said their ideal socially distanced date was a picnic. In other words, it’s time to swap dinner and a movie for a basket and blanket. Denver daters on OkCupid who think it’s important to have an emotional connection before a
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The Iceman Cometh
The three cooks at Seoul Mandoo in Aurora make about 1,500 Korean mandu every day, from softball-size wang mandu stuffed with the likes of galbi, veggies, or shrimp to smaller, Seoul-style meat-and-kimchi mandu. Their labor translates into plenty of
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Recipes For Success
Family-owned Los Dos is beloved across metro Denver (with locations in Centennial, Littleton, Highlands Ranch, and Parker), but we say that its ready-to-eat dinner packages are worthy of a drive from wherever you may be. Place a timed order to pick u
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Sidetracked
Landing your dream backpacking trip in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) isn’t quite as unlikely as winning Mega Millions—but it’s always been difficult. Peak-season permits go on sale March 1 at 8 a.m. sharp, and in a normal year, dozens of diehar
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If You’re Looking For
This 73,391-acre wilderness is basically Denver’s collective backyard, so you likely know that backcountry camping permits have been mandatory since the mid-1980s. What you might not know is that no permits are needed for groups of seven or less betw
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Dry Times
It all started with a bad joke. “As much as I might think [alcohol] is essential for me,” Mayor Michael Hancock said during a March 23, 2020, press conference announcing a stay-at-home order for Denver County, “it’s not essential for everyone.” Minut
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The Lost Year
ONE DAY THIS PAST WINTER a Denver Public Schools (DPS) fifth grader phoned a therapist who was helping her cope with her anxiety. She missed her friends and needed to talk. A single mom a few miles south in Littleton called her teenage sons from work
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A Not-So-Greasy Spoon
“If anyone quits, it’s because of my potato obsession,” says Lucien Reichert, owner of Fox Run Café in Congress Park, which held its not-so-grand opening two days after restaurants were shut down in March 2020 due to the pandemic. His team of four is
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Around The World On South Havana Street
This nine-year-old, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. spot has all the fuel you need, available for takeout or dining in: a lineup of hearty early-day dishes and potent single-origin Ethiopian coffee. Order the Sudanese ful, a stew of creamy fava beans, onion, toma
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Nowhere To Go
Ah, what sweet summer children we were, with our freshly manicured nails, professionally trimmed hair, and DIY masks that were going to help us flatten the curve before summer. Was the virus on our hands? Our hair? Our groceries? None of us was sure,
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Bring In The Pros
Chef Cool Dre DeAndre Smith, who cooks and competes professionally under the name Chef Cool Dre, grew up in Denver but learned to appreciate his family’s Texas and Arkansas roots and cuisine from his grandparents. As a child, Smith’s grandfather woul
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Stitch Fixed
Adaptive fashion—clothing options made specifically for people living with disabilities and medical conditions—is difficult to find and often drab when you do. “Most of the fashion industry isn’t even thinking about functionality,” Patti & Ricky foun
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Faq
How does the magazine create this list? In June 2020, 5280 posted its Top Real Estate Producers survey online. We sent the link to the questionnaire (available at submit.5280.com/top-producers) to dozens of real estate brokerages in the seven metro-a
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