Community/Society

Grow Local Colorado

Thirteen years ago, 20 individuals concerned with climate change, food equity and building community got together and agreed that planting a garden was a good way to address all three. Not a garden filled with pretty flowers, though. One that…

Welcome Back, Zaidy's

JOEL APPEL, the new co-owner of the reincarnated Zaidy’s Bakery & Deli, says his restaurant is a “two-stop shop,” meaning diners stop by two tables to schmooze on their way in, and at least two more on the way out.…

Carboy Winery: Colorado Grapes to Wine

ONE OF THE SECRETS of turning Colorado grapes into good wine is to let the fruit be. “You have to listen to what the grape is saying,” says Carboy Winery’s CEO, Kevin Webber. With a shorter growing season and loamy,…

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Denver

THE NEXT TIME you’re grabbing a bite at McDonald’s, go ahead and say “yes” when the order-taker asks if you’d like fries with your burger—and not just because McDonald’s French fries are delicious. For every pound of French fries that the…

Music, Drama, Opera: New Season Offerings

MORE THAN 400 YEARS after Jacopo Peri composed “Dafne,” believed to be the world’s first true opera, the art form commonly described as “drama set to music” continues to delight audiences worldwide—including right here in Colorado. For 90 years, Central…

Morris Price Jr.: A Community Optimist

Portrait By Jensen Sutta MORRIS PRICE JR. exudes charisma. He’s an extrovert, dapperly dressed, impeccably mannered and effortlessly generous with his genuine smile. It comes as no surprise to learn that Price was nominated homecoming king at Colorado State University…

Sean McNicholas: SSA Group Entrepreneur

Portrait by Jensen Sutta WHEN SEAN MCNICHOLAS walks through the National Western Stock Show’s Members Club, many of the regulars assume he is the maître d.’ That’s because McNicholas, CEO of SSA Group, the business that runs merchandise, ticketing and…

2021 Holiday Nonprofit Giving

We love to shop to find the just-right gift and wrap it with holiday cheer and ribbon. Now is also the perfect time to share our bounty and give to organizations helping those in need, especially with the opportunity of Colorado Gives Day…

Nancy Tuor: Rocky Flats Nuclear Cleanup

Photography By Jensen Sutta NANCY TUOR spent more than three decades and held various executive positions at the global engineering firm CH2M Hill, but one project in particular that she helmed gets more attention than all the others. Tuor helped orchestrate the…

Denver University Kim Gorgen's Brain Studies

Photography By Jensen Sutta WHEN KIM GORGENS walks into a room, people notice. It is not just that she stands 6 feet tall, but her strong voice, confident projection and, most of all, the subjects she talks about command an audience. Gorgens,…

A Precious Child Supporting Young Lives

In March 2020, on what was literally the eve of Colorado’s COVID-19 lockdowns, a worried grandmother came to A Precious Child in a panic. In 2015, she had been awarded custody of three of her grandchildren, and now four more were being entrusted to…

Thomas Sandgaard: Ending the Opiod Epidemic

Thomas Sandgaard grew up on the back streets of Ringe, Denmark, population 3,000. Little did he know that he’d one day helm a medical-device company based in Englewood, Colorado, run a foundation dedicated to helping those with opioid addictions, and get to pursue his twin…

Volunteers of America Colorado

The pandemic put a tremendous strain on nonprofit organizations, and Volunteers of America Colorado was no exception. Yet thanks to a dedicated staff and 18,037 volunteers, VOA has been able to continue—albeit with some tweaks— the services upon which so many…