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Top Doctors 2009: Defining Health Care

This year, Denver's best physicians help you wade through what has become the issue du jour: health-care reform. PLUS: Our annual, must-have list of 283 docs in 83 categories.


October 2009


Low On 02

The ultimate guide to living at altitude.

The Two Lives of Helen Thorpe

When her first book, Just Like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America, was released last month, the mayor's wife realized a lifelong dream. But will Denver's first lady ever be able to step out from her husband's shadow?


Life According To… Tom Hornbein

It's been more than four decades since Tom Hornbein tackled the previously unclimbed west ridge of Mt. Everest and made mountaineering history. Here, the Estes Park resident, scientific adviser for CU's Altitude Research Center, and retired physician ruminates on his love of mountains, the perils of high altitude, and the night he bivouacked at 28,000 feet on Everest.

Gear Guy

How Big Agnes cofounder Bill Gamber and his company know what outdoor athletes want.

Hidden Treasures

Finding literary surprises at the University of Northern Colorado's James A. Michener Library.

Back for More

How a seemingly straightforward injury became an endless odyssey—with no relief in sight.



After a tragic accident, skier Max Mancini gets back on the slopes.

Airport Angst

Is DIA's Great Hall renovation really necessary?

Stop and Go

Four simple ways to help solve Denver's traffic problems.

Olde Town Arvada

A small-town oasis packs a big dose of traditional Americana into nine square blocks.

Big Wheels

Riding the rutted roads less traveled in the Rockies.


Hey, Yo!

Where to find the cool treat.

The Cat’s Meow

At Black Cat Farm Table Bistro, the best seat in the house just happens to be the one closest to the stove.

US Thai Cafe

This tiny spot dishes up the flavors—spicy, fresh, and exotic—of Thailand. And the price is right.

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