5280 Publishing, Inc


5280 Publishing, Inc

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5280 Magazine

February 2019

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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hair matters.

The PioneerDr. James A. HarrisFounder and Medical Director, Hair Sciences Center world-renowned pioneer in hair transplant surgery.The ProofDoug MazzaFull head of hair. All smiles. Wishes he had done it five years earlier. Actual patient who had a hair transplant.303-694-9381 | hairsciencescenter.com ■…

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think your dentist knows implants?

GENERAL or COSMETIC DENTISTEDUCATION AND TRAINING• No formal training with implant surgery.• Minimal training in attaching teeth to implants.• Worked with less than 6 implants during school!• Often asks implant sales reps and laboratory technicians how to put teeth on implants.PLANNING• There is often no planning and relies on a surgeon to “guess” at implant locations.SURGICAL TIMELINE• Healing times often extended by 2-3 months out of concern for “what the general dentist might do to the implant.”TEMPORARY TEETH• Uses removable dentures that may fall out while eating.• Can damage the gums and implants.PERMANENT TEETH• Has to “work-around” implant positioning problems due to poor planning.• Average-quality labs.• May substitute after-market parts to increase profits.MAINTENANCE• Problems are more likely and may require the work to be completely redone in the future.Lakewood Prosthodontics…

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[ FROM THE EDITORIAL DIRECTOR ]Politics (Not) As UsualLately, I’ve found myself vacillating between abject hopelessness and tempered optimism when it comes to politics. There’s no need to enumerate the reasons for the former here; as for the latter, just a few weeks ago I was buoyed by the swearing in of the U.S. House of Representatives, which is far more female and far more diverse than it has ever been. One day later, Colorado’s legislative session began with an even more heterogeneous set of lawmakers, including more women, Latino, and LGBT representatives than ever before. These historic legislatures signal that something unusual and potentially exceptional is stirring in the political sphere—the notion that voices which have long been underrepresented in positions of power are finally being heard. State Representative…

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box score

The barrier to entry for skiing is nearly as high as the mountains themselves: On top of lift tickets and ski rentals, newbies often have to outlay hundreds on the “soft” stuff, such as jackets, snow pants, and gloves. Now, though, a new Denver company offers a middle ground between financial destitution and skiing in soggy denim. Slope Threads rents a full kit of skiwear—jacket, pants, goggles, and gloves, all from Obermeyer—for $35 per day. (Adding a helmet bumps the price to $40; customers can also buy nonreturnable items like socks and base layers.) Founder Sarah Laughlin, an MBA student at the University of Denver, dreamed up the concept after her out-of-town friends mailed their winter duds to her house before embarking on a ski trip. Following suit, Slope Threads…

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preparing for the worst

Participants in the Mile High Youth Corps’ Winter Fire Module undergo a mock firefighting exercise.DANGER AHEADThe Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Alliance estimates there will be up to 96,000 vacancies in the state’s construction workforce by 2025. That equates to less infrastructure to support our quickly growing population.EMERGENCY RESPONDERSAssociated General Contractors used about $1.7 million from the state’s WORK Act to launch Construction Careers Now, a series of courses taught by Emily Griffith Technical College professors. Since 2016, the sessions have introduced locals age 18 to 34 to building fundamentals, helping about 500 graduates land gigs in the industry.Although overshadowed by California’s catastrophic fires, Colorado had one of the worst wildfire seasons in state history in 2018—about 450,000 acres were devastated. Experts anticipate the phenomenon will escalate due to warming temps…

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in the air

Whether the funny Adam Sandler of Billy Madison or the groanworthy Sandler of Jack and Jill will show up to his February 5 show at the Bellco Theatre.Why local nonprofit Change Gangs: Virtual Giving Circles is trying to set the Guinness World Record for longest line of toothbrushes on February 26. (Spoiler alert: to raise awareness of the many Colorado children who can’t afford dental care.)How excited you are that Boulder-based Snarf-burger—yes, the burger version of the mouth-watering sandwich chain—is finally opening a Denver location this month in Capitol Hill.The odds that University of Colorado Boulder professor and Grammy Award nominee Donald J. McKinney will win for Best Classical Compendium when this year’s ceremony takes place on February 10.Courtesy of John Knudsen; WENN Rights Ltd/Alamy Stock Photo; iStock (2); Nerthuz/Alamy…