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Ever wish you could ask the mayor about urban development, or a battalion chief about fighting the Waldo Canyon fire, or a Nobel Prize winner about the nature of reality? In our first-ever Interview Issue, we asked 18 of the city’s brightest, most outspoken leaders and personalities those questions, and many more. Turn the page to hear them speak out—in their own words.

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January 2013

Front Range

Justice Served

After more than two years of construction, the $258 million Ralph L. Carr Judicial Center at Broadway and 13th Street is nearly complete. Here, a look at the new digs.

New Sheriffs in Town

After a change in the Statehouse leadership, the 2013 congressional agenda will have a much bluer tint.

A Sunny Forecast

Boulder scientists predict how the sun’s whims will affect Earth’s technologies.

Up In Smoke

All eyes are on Colorado as we implement Amendment 64. 

Citizen Scientist

Train to be a citizen scientist at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. 

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Self-Made

Publish a novel with the push of a button.

Little Raw Souls

Little Raw Souls—an apt name for a collection of short stories by CSU professor Steven Schwartz. 

Home Manual

One Denver-based startup is on a mission to make home maintenance sexy. 

Crafting a Solution

A Colorado furniture maker turned entrepreneur wants you to go green—by going blue.

Decorative Bounty

Lola Gray makes shopping feel like an international treasure hunt. 

Just One Bite

Chocolate often gets the glory, but don’t overlook the power of vanilla.

Face-Lift

How to add some flavor to quiet corporate workspaces.

Eat and Drink

240

The number, in pounds, of organic fresh ginger Bhakti Chai’s brewery presses each day. 

Coxinha

Coxinhas are an acquired taste—decide if you love them or not at Little Brazil in Wheat Ridge.

Mountain Meals

The ski slopes dominate the conversation and the to-do list in Breckenridge. But even if your sole goal of the weekend is catching first chair or squeezing in one last run, you’ve still got to eat. Here’s how to do it well—morning, noon, and night.

Expect the Unexpected

Pizza Public’s affordable pies are distinctive—in name and flavor.

Dinner Theater

The new Squeaky Bean is a fully realized restaurant that commands your attention.

How to Make Caramel Corn

Think all caramel corn tastes like factory-made Cracker Jacks? Julie Ciezadlo, chef-owner of Tuffy Kickshaw’s Sweetly Covered Corn, shares her light-handed approach. 

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Marked

Branding is a language composed of capital letters, numbers, pictures, and characters that are read from left to right or top to bottom. For instance,  would be read “barbecue.” Here, we break down four Colorado ranch brands.

Rivers of Doubt

As “The Year of Water” wound down, a trip to the Cache la Poudre made me realize how much work remains if we truly want to save our waterways.

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