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5280 Magazine

January 2020

Founded in 1993, 5280 is the largest local magazine in Colorado. The magazine's stories often make national headlines, and since 2005 5280 has been nominated for four National Magazine Awards. Get 5280 Magazine digital subscription today.

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EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Geoff Van Dyke DEPUTY EDITOR Lindsey B. King ART DIRECTOR David McKenna EDITORIAL FEATURES EDITOR Kasey Cordell MANAGING EDITOR Jessica LaRusso SENIOR STAFF WRITER Robert Sanchez ARTICLES EDITOR Natasha Gardner FOOD EDITOR Denise Mickelsen SENIOR EDITOR Spencer Campbell ASSISTANT EDITORS Shane Monaghan, Angela Ufheil ASSISTANT FOOD EDITOR Patricia Kaowthumrong RESEARCH EDITOR Kim Habicht FASHION EDITOR Georgia Alexia Benjou CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Julie Dugdale, Daliah Singer CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Kelly Bastone, Scott Mowbray EDITORIAL INTERNS Maya Chiodo, Caitlin Foster, Katie Ketchum, Jesse Klein, Lily O’Neill, Madi Skahill DIGITAL DIGITAL EDITOR Erin Skarda DIGITAL ASSOCIATE EDITOR Jay Bouchard ENGAGEMENT EDITOR Victoria Carodine DIGITAL CONTRIBUTORS Katie Coakley, Christine DeOrio, Amanda M. Faison, Shauna Farnell, Derek Kessinger, Georgia Perry, Meredith Sell, Andy Stein, Lisa Wirthman ART & PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTO EDITOR Charli Ornett ASSOCIATE ART DIRECTORS Amanda Croy, Sean Parsons ASSOCIATE PHOTO EDITOR Sarah Boyum CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS Caleb Alvarado, Daniel Brenner, Chayce Lanphear, Mark Allen Miller, Paul Miller, Matt Nager, Anthony…

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LION’S TALE Popping Champagne bottles as the Times Square Ball completes its plunge seems pretty festive—until you witness the riveting dances of a Chinese and Vietnamese New Year celebration. The teams who work together to operate elaborate lion and dragon costumes are particularly enthralling, and this month, those performances will hold special meaning for one of the state’s biggest squads. Starting with a show outside Park Hill Supermarket on January 11, the Colorado Asian Cultural Heritage Center (CACHC) will begin celebrating its 15th anniversary and the new decade by traveling the Front Range and exhibiting complex moves the 45-person team usually reserves for competitions. Leaping from pillar to pillar (some as tall as nine feet), for example, is a dangerous element the group has not attempted in years. But the routine…

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if you build it

1 GATES DISTRICT AT BROADWAY STATION In 1911, Gates Rubber Company brought an example of the work-meets-play lifestyle to Denver: a headquarters with a commissary and rooftop garden. Gates left the location at the southwest corner of I-25 and South Broadway 24 years ago, but Austin-based Endeavor Real Estate Group plans to turn the vacant land into a hub that harks back to that history. Instead of generic buildings, the retail shops and 800 residential units opening over the next few years will be housed in metal and brick buildings reminiscent of the area’s industrial heyday. Don’t dust off the Model T, though; the development is conveniently located right next to the Broadway light-rail station. 2 NORTH WYNKOOP In order to capitalize on RiNo’s status as a burgeoning cultural hub, the local real…

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in the air

More traffic-free powder days. In addition to weekends, the Winter Park Express train will expand service this month to include Fridays. Colorado becoming one of the first states to offer electronic driver’s licenses, via the myColorado app. (Most federal agencies, such as TSA, won’t accept them, though.) A brewing identity crisis. Molson Coors Brewing Company will change its name to Molson Coors Beverage Company this month as part of the longtime Colorado brand’s impending move to Chicago. B-cycle’s last ride. After nearly 10 years, the bike-share system will stop operating in Denver at the end of this month due to aging equipment and dwindling ridership. Courtesy of Render Me Happy; Courtesy of Winter Park Resort; Courtesy of State of Colorado; Sarah Boyum…

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portrait of a missing woman

Five years ago, an employee entered a storage room at the Colorado State Archives in Denver to investigate a water leak. There, he made a curious discovery: Cached behind a false wall of blue pegboard were more than 20 paintings of former Colorado chief executives, from Alexander Cummings, the third territorial governor, in 1865 to Governor Daniel Thornton in 1951. The archivists, however, couldn’t identify one portrait—the lone woman in the group. She wore glasses, a pendant around her neck, and her hair coiffed. Other than her appearance, the painting offered few clues. A date (“5-13-33”) was printed in pen on the back of the frame near a sticker for a long-defunct art gallery, and there was another sticker with a partial address and the word “Miss” written on it. No…

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health, centered

Malls may be passé these days, but the convenience of all-in-one shopping certainly isn’t. Look no further than the gazillion (we fact-checked that number) food halls opening around town—a trend that shows no signs of slowing down. Nurture co-founder Peter Strauss hopes to apply that same sense of consolidated consumerism to Denverites’ well-being. Opening early this year, his new 22,000-square-foot West Highland marketplace will be home to more than 45 health-related businesses, ranging from the traditional (think: nutritionists) to the innovative (infrared sauna, anyone?). Strauss believes Nurture can be part of its guests’ everyday routines, as opposed to medical offices you visit when you’re sick or indulgent spas you enjoy only on special occasions. “We want to provide an opportunity to access self-care in a very approachable, accessible kind of way,”…