- Noah Wetzel learned how to survive in the backcountry amidst the steep windswept landscapes of the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area in northern Colorado. Story by Vanessa Zimmer Photographs by Noah Wetzel.
- Grand Junction Rockies: Young fresh-faced baseball players start their pursuit of major-league stardom on western Colorado's Suplizio Field – and Grand Junction loves having them. Story and photographs by Dan Leeth.
- Hot Dog! Colorado Life launches a search for the finest franks in all of Colorado – wondrous wieners whether dressed in Chicago-style trappings or conveniently encased in cornmeal. Story by Leah M. Charney.
- Bishop's Castle: Jim Bishop spent a lifetime stacking stones and welding metal to build a dragon-headed castle in the Wet Mountains. Story by Tom Hess.