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We rank the 50 most powerful people in Denver.

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December 2011

Features

Game Changers

Their names may not often make headlines, but their power as catalysts for transformational work is indisputable. Meet six individuals who are crafting innovative solutions to our community’s most pressing social, educational, cultural, and civic needs.

Direct Fail

Welcome to Colorado. One of seven states in the country where district attorneys can unilaterally decide when to criminally prosecute kids as adults.

Deck the Halls

’Tis the season for finding perfect gift, and we’ve got something for everyone this year—from the adventuresome family member to the trendsetting friend.

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Front Range

Snow for Sale

Breckenridge’s record-breaking 519 inches of powder last season occurred the same year the resort first used cloud seeding to boost snowfall. Coincidence? Probably. But there’s still big money in messing with Mother Nature.

The Good Life

Get pampered on your next powder day.

Made in Colorado

Coors isn’t the only booze to rely on pristine Rocky Mountain water. Meet Loveland’s Spring44.

Sweet Deal

Hammond’s Candies sweet success.

Life Cycles

A highly subjective guide to Denver.

Training Camp

Meet Lisa Rainsberger, runner and coach

Scene

Form, Meet Function

Blender Design Group uncovers an untapped market for utilitarian art—with an unusual finish.

Guaranteed Service

Local clinics like Westminster’s Clinica Colorado have an open-door policy—for those without insurance.

That’s a Wrap

Boulder’s Evol Foods rethinks the frozen burrito.

Behind the Music

Colorado’s rock-star photographer, Lisa Siciliano, stays true to her old-school ways.

Pick up the Scent

Need a holiday gift? Try one of these fragrances.

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Dining

How To: Make Eggnog

Where would the holidays be without eggnog? Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar beverage director James Lee shares his festive recipe.

Review: Linger

With Linger, Justin Cucci fills a niche Denver didn’t know it was missing.

Holiday Cheers

Celebrate the season with creative mocktails that won’t go to your head.

Haute Cereal

Oatmeal is back—and it’s better than ever.

Hot Pocket

Maria Empanada delivers Argentina by way of Lakewood.

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Big Production

The Colorado Ballet’s annual run of the Nutcracker, by the numbers.

Secret Stash

An (almost) undiscovered powder playground awaits at Colorado’s Monarch Mountain.

Wife Interrupted

How one woman is navigating a family tragedy and single motherhood—in a very public way.

Remembrance of Things Past

Why a little bit of reminiscing about family, friends—and life in general—at holiday time isn’t such a bad thing.

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