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The Guardian | August 2018

Would You Hike On A Former Nuclear Weapons Site?

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Photo by Chet Strange
Amid plutonium fears, schools ban visits to new Colorado wildlife refuge.
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5280 | September 2015

The Canyon Of Why

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Illustration by Emiliano Ponzi
Stigma, silence, and fear have long dominated the issue of suicide. None of these will help reduce Colorado’s tragically high rate. But as I learned by working through my own family’s tragedy, the voices of those who have survived just might.
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5280 | April 2014

The Girls Next Door

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Illustration by Frank Stockton
In 2012, President Barack Obama said the fight against human trafficking was “one of the great human rights causes of our time.” So why are so many Colorado children still being exploited?
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5280 | August 2018

Wild Beauty

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Photo by Larry Pierce
Where—and how—to experience Colorado’s kaleidoscope of color when more than 3,200 species of wildflowers spring up every summer.
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5280 | October 2017

Explore Jackson, Wyoming During the Offseason

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From art to wildlife to pastries, you can find it all in this remote yet chic mountain town.
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5280 | December 2017

First-Timer’s Guide: Beaver Creek

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Photo courtesy of Kimberly Gavin
Keep traveling west on I-70, and you’ll be rewarded with spacious terrain and upscale offerings, no matter the season.
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5280 Home | October/November 2018

On Location

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Photo by Brandon Lopez
Guest House makes it easy to find your perfect sofa—by letting you shop in an actual home.
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Autumn 2018 | Notre Dame Magazine

Painting A Sense Of Place

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"Unbridled" by Kathryn Mapes Turner
Kathryn Mapes Turner is more than a Western artist.
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5280 | June 2018

The Visionaries

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Photo courtesy of Sage Hospitality
Meet the company behind Denver’s hottest hotels.
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5280 | September 2018

Denver Jewish Deli Nosh-Off

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Photo by Chloe Rekow
Four Denver delis go head-to-head in a battle for the best pastrami, matzo ball soup, and more.
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October | July 2018

Boxed Beer

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Photo courtesy of Dave Riddile
Niche trend or packaging of the future?
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Hemispheres | July 2018

Spirit of the South

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Brandy-based Träkál offers a taste of Chilean Patagonia.
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BBC | September 2018

Are Hot Springs The Future Of Farming?

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A small Colorado town is using its hot springs for an unusual purpose: growing food year-round.
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The Beer Necessities | September 2017

What’s Next In Your Beer? Wastewater!

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Photo courtesy of Half Moon Bay Brewing Company / Facebook
Breweries are experimenting with recycled water in their recipes, and the results are…delicious?
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5280 | December 2014

Everyday Environmentalists

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Illustration by Chris Philpot
We hate to break it to you, Colorado, but very few of us are as eco-friendly as we profess to be. Here are 40 ways to change that.
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5280 | September 2016

Tiny Dancer

How a dance class is improving mobility for children with Down syndrome—and building their confidence.
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5280 | October 2014

Meet The Artist: Daniel Sprick

Daniel Sprick’s paintings aren’t ones a viewer simply dabbles in. Instead, the works pull you in, until you feel like an art student studying them for a make-or-break class assignment.
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5280 | September 2014

Colorado Workout: Kicking A Field Goal

I’ve been fairly vocal about my aversion to the game of football, but I’ve always been a fan of watching field goal attempts. Could the University of Colorado Boulder’s special teams coordinator make me a football player?
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