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The Dean’s List

The best public high schools along the Front Range. Plus: an in-depth look at how the so-called Colorado Paradox has shortchanged our kids—and how we might finally be able to fix it.


September 2013



Robert “Rider” Dewey spent 17 long years in prison for a rape and murder he did not commit. During that time, he endured constant legal setbacks and personal tragedies. This is how he made it to the other side.

Pioneers 2.0

They told us to go west, so we did. And we still are. In droves. Welcome to a different kind of Gold Rush, in which Colorado’s most precious commodity is new residents. This population boom is changing our state: We’re no longer so darn white, so young, so isolated. We’re the poster child for a new West. Take a look.


Golden Oldie

Denver has developed a reputation as the Napa Valley of craft beer. But the Front Range is also home to one of the biggest breweries in the world. We took the popular Coors brewery tour for an inside look at MillerCoors, which brews more beer in one day than most Denver nanobreweries make in a year.

From the Editor

Front Range

A Beautiful Life

Name: Sharon Bond BrownOccupation: Artist, grandmotherOn display: Virginia: A Life, a collection of Brown’s oil paintings created from old photographs and letters, at the Lakewood Heritage Center September 20 through January 18.


By the Numbers

How many years has it been since Telluride Sheridan Opera House opened?

Eat and Drink

By the Numbers

How many avocados does Chipotle Mexican Grill serve each day?


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