Table of contents 5280 December 2011
Their names may not often make headlines, but their power as catalysts for transformational work is indisputable. Meet six individuals who are crafting innovative solutions to our community’s most pressing social, educational, cultural, and civic needs.
’Tis the season for finding perfect gift, and we’ve got something for everyone this year—from the adventuresome family member to the trendsetting friend.
Welcome to Colorado. One of seven states in the country where district attorneys can unilaterally decide when to criminally prosecute kids as adults.
Hammond’s Candies sweet success.
A highly subjective guide to Denver.
Meet Lisa Rainsberger, runner and coach
Coors isn’t the only booze to rely on pristine Rocky Mountain water. Meet Loveland’s Spring44.
Get pampered on your next powder day.
Breckenridge’s record-breaking 519 inches of powder last season occurred the same year the resort first used cloud seeding to boost snowfall. Coincidence? Probably. But there’s still big money in messing with Mother Nature.
How I learned to (almost) love the holidays.
Front Range Scene
Need a holiday gift? Try one of these fragrances.
The new holiday party outfit.
Colorado’s rock-star photographer, Lisa Siciliano, stays true to her old-school ways.
Boulder’s Evol Foods rethinks the frozen burrito.
Blender Design Group uncovers an untapped market for utilitarian art—with an unusual finish.
Local clinics like Westminster’s Clinica Colorado have an open-door policy—for those without insurance.
An (almost) undiscovered powder playground awaits at Colorado’s Monarch Mountain.
Why a little bit of reminiscing about family, friends—and life in general—at holiday time isn’t such a bad thing.
With Linger, Justin Cucci fills a niche Denver didn’t know it was missing.
Where would the holidays be without eggnog? Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar beverage director James Lee shares his festive recipe.
Celebrate the season with creative mocktails that won’t go to your head.