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Top of the Town 2009

A peek at our must-read annual round-up of who's who and what's what in the Mile-High City.


July 2009


Because of Noah

When newborn Noah Hunter was diagnosed with a sick heart, many wonderful things happened.

Crash Course

This was going to be his year. At last, Christian Vande Velde, the leader of Boulder's Garmin-Slipstream Pro Cycling Team, would break away at this month's Tour de France. And then it happened—again.



Flags of Our Father

Raising Old Glory becomes a much higher calling on Colorado's Western Slope.

Range Rovers

Luxury ranch developments are cropping up across Colorado. Are they preserving our open spaces and cowboy culture—or destroying them?

Golden Opportunity

Colorado's legendary Spanish Cave attracts spelunkers—and treasure hunters.


On the Growl

Six-packs are fine, but nothing could be finer than drinking draft beer at home—a half-gallon at a time.

Game Boy

The king of video game journalism holds court in the Denver 'burbs.

Mile-High Hit Men

Radio station KTCL helps local bands reach national audiences.

Smooth Operator

Chauncey Billups shows Carmelo, the Nuggets—and all of Denver—how to win.

Funding Fido

Area shelters are overwhelmed with pets orphaned by the economy.

The Perfect Fit

Ever notice how shoppers tend to emerge from dressing rooms in a frazzled state of static hair and bruised egos. We're here to help.

Patio Party

How a few simple changes revived a backyard.



Garden Party

Under Potager's vine-covered pergola, savor the sights and smells of this seasonal-inspired kitchen.

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