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Topo Designs Daypack
Carrying your books across campus...
—Illustration by Matthew Hollister
Greetings, young coloradans. By the looks of all the selfies you’re taking, I’m guessing you’re all about 22, which means you’ve only very recently began to enjoy some of our state’s signature craft beer and whiskey—and our incomparable legal cannabis.
If you’re younger than 21 and graduating...
Gripe all you want about your kid and her iPhone addiction, but tech-savvy children score higher on standardized tests and have better shots at working for tech giants like Google and Facebook. Unfortunately, students from low-income families often lack access to technology. For 15 years, OpenWorld...
—Courtesy of Amanda Croy
Boulder-based upslope brewing company just went on a hiring spree without upping its salary cap. That’s the benefit of employing algae to do your dirty work. Or, in this case, your cleanup work: The slippery little suckers are helping reduce the six-year-old brewery’s environmental impact by...
—Courtesy of Mark Reis
A few stubborn leaves cling to aspen branches along the Mason Trail 20 miles east of Cripple Creek as I skirt a soggy wetland patch and climb toward an open meadow. Here, sepia-tone willows poke through six inches of snow; on the horizon, the rugged summit of Pikes Peak stands majestic behind a...
—Photograph by Morgan Rachel Levy
A field of dreams only works out if, once you build it, they actually come. So while Dana Crawford deserves hefty praise for Larimer Square’s enduring influence in Denver, Jennifer Jasinski has become the development’s Shoeless Joe—the attraction people come for. The city’s first James Beard Award–...
In 1860, residents of Denver City and Auraria convened on Larimer Street to toast the joining of their two (formerly rival) towns. Later, Larimer hosted Rothschilds, Vanderbilts, and Guggenheims at the glamorous Windsor Hotel, built in 1880 at Larimer and 18th streets. Larimer thrived as Denver’s...
—Courtesy of Joel Grzenia
Kady Zinke is used to hard knocks. A former professional dancer, she punished her knees with rolls, floor moves, and other impact-heavy routines. But the available fix—bulky protective padding—hindered her moves and made her look like a hockey player. So the one-time Denver Nuggets dancer and CEO...