Connor Knutson and Justin Hoffman grew up playing hockey together in Arvada, and are still working together: The duo’s recent venture involved quitting their day jobs to combine social change and online retail. Launched on Thanksgiving, their Internet-based startup, ShareBrands, allows shoppers to buy essential goods while supporting a cause they care about.
About a year and a half ago, Geoff Van Dyke, 5280's editorial director, walked into the University of Colorado's Human Performance Lab in the hopes of whipping his 38-year-old body into shape. You can read about his journey to reboot his fitness here—and see how you can deliver on your own New Year's resolutions, too.
At midnight on Wednesday, Colorado will formally launch the era of legalized marijuana—Washington state's law doesn't start for a few more months—and then the real scrutiny begins.
Where: A kitchen
What: In our line of work, drinking is part of the job. Drinking caffeine, that is. Lots of it. And while we love our lattes, we're equally fond of tea. Which is why the sound of a kettle boiling is so comforting. Associate editor Daliah Singer recorded this sound during our end-of-the-year rush.
With Paleo dining going mainstream, we asked Jessica Emich, co-owner and executive chef of Boulder's Shine Restaurant, to share a couple recipe favorites. Here are her picks.
2 heads of fresh cauliflower, peeled, de-stemmed, and chopped into big chunks
1 small onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, whole
2 teaspoons rosemary, chopped
¼ cup of olive oil
What Teri Hedgpeth, archivist for the United States Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs, enjoys most about her job is discovering relics of the past that were believed to be lost forever.
In this month’s issue, we introduced you to six local athletes who are strong contenders for the U.S. Olympic Team in a variety of sports. But with our snowy climate and fit populace, it’s not surprising that there are more than just a half-dozen competitors to watch out for. Here, four more names you need to know.
Getting a 'new' sported admitted to the Olympic Games lineup is, perhaps, even less likely than making an Olympic team. (Just ask the athletes who worked to get freeskiing added this year.) The process takes determination and persistence—traits ice climbers rely on each time they slam axe to ice.
Be more social. Eat better. Get in shape. No matter your resolution this year, consider tacking on one more: Make a difference. Here are four ways to launch the new and improved you in 2014.
Sometimes there's nothing better than cozying up with a mug of hard cider toddy and a perfect-for-winter pillow or throw. Inspired by Colorado Springs artist Bernadette Prada's colorful creations, featured in this month's issue, we present this slideshow of other locally available, oh-so-delightful textile goods.