Table of contents 5280 August 2013
Meet seven Colorado athletes whose superhuman training programs and otherworldly self-control over their diets allow them to push their bodies to extremes—all for a shot at being the very best.
The executive director of Rocky Mountain Gun Owners has been aiming to remake Colorado politics using hyper-aggressive and confrontational political strategies.
Colorado native Mitch Unrein finally got the chance to be a Bronco—now all he has to do is keep the job.
One empty stomach. One full tank of gas. Eight restaurants worth the drive. plus: 24 other reasons to take your appetite on the road.
Five stories that will make you believe that, on their best days, doctors really do have superpowers.
A letter from the editor
The Solheim Cup comes to the Colorado Golf Club on August 13.
What to expect when Union Station finally finishes its multimillion-dollar transformation in 2014. (Hint: There will be much more than just trains and buses.)
Front Range Cycling Club keeps Denver youth on the bike and out of trouble.
Meet Pete: the 38-year-old Longmont resident who is living the dream of someone twice his age.
Denver’s barbershops get a modern makeover.
A traveling caregiver service might be your answer to a relaxing vacation.
Classic road and mountain biking rides—and their accompanying boozy rewards.
Tree Climbing Colorado turns a childhood pastime into an adult adventure.
How to hate football and still love Denver.
Front Range Scene
The Kitchen co-founder Jen Lewin is also a light and sound sculpture artist.
Nano libraries are popping up across the state.
A look inside five women’s whimsical war on (and for) Denver’s public art.
Leather, spikes, and distressed fabrics can only mean one thing: Punk is back.
Welcome to Moab, Utah: the only place in the world where you can tandem BASE jump off a cliff.
A Fort Collins craftswoman blends artistry and function in her colorful furniture.
A Carbondale-based company produces unique, handmade rocking chairs.
This summer, plan a trip to Cache la Poudre River Canyon, an underrated paradise for hikers, anglers, and campers.
This month, more than 250,000 college students across the state start a new academic year. In honor of their return, here’s a brief look at the good, the bad, and the humorous at six schools along the Front Range.
After some youthful but tragically misguided decisions cost her almost four years in prison, a Crested Butte woman tries to rebuild her life—one scoop at a time.
Eat & Drink
The Populist finds a niche with noteworthy hospitality and nuanced cuisine.
Irene Rawlings, veteran camper and author of Cast-Iron Cooking with Sisters on the Fly, demonstrates how easy outdoor baking can be.
How many pounds of Colorado peaches does MM Local use each August?
The Butcher Block Cafe’s bid to make the best cinnamon roll in Denver.
The yin and yang of Izakaya Den’s design—and cuisine.
Four Denver spots are transforming the classic milk shake into something magical.
Celebrate National Sandwich Month with 31 perfect lunchtime companions—one for each day of August.
Feed Zone Portables fuels athletes on the go.