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The Mountain Guide

5280

November 2011

From the Editor

Features

Clyfford Still’s Unyielding Will

This month, the Clyfford Still Museum opens downtown, a shrine to one of the greatest—and least-known—painters of the 20th century. Why Denver? The answer lies in the artist’s irascible life.

Homegrown Terror

Two years ago, Najibullah Zazi left his Aurora apartment for New York with plans to blow up part of the city’s subway system. Thanks to old-fashioned detective work, 21st-century counterterrorism techniques—and a bit of luck—federal, Colorado, and Denver officials were able to disrupt one of Al Qaeda’s most terrifying plots since 9/11.

Department

Art on Ice

NHL goalie masks are more than just face protectors—they’re works of art. Take a close look at the mask of Semyon Varlamov, the probable new starting goalie for the Avalanche’s 2011-2012 season.

Sound Decision

After years of tolerating a hearing disability, a ground-breaking surgery grants one Denverite the tuned-in life she never knew she always wanted.

Front Range

Ski Patrol

For 49 years, Colorado Ski Country USA has promoted and lobbied on behalf of the local ski industry. This fall, we chatted with Melanie Mills, president and CEO, about the recession, tourism, and lift-line bonuses.

Scene

Paint the Town

Forget the indoor galleries: Some of Denver’s most vibrant murals are plastered on the outside of our buildings.

Dining

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