WE COUNT THE WAYS THAT MAKE THE STATE OF COLORADO SO GREAT.
The number of limited-edition designs based on the artwork of Paola Pivi that will be featured on Aspen Snowmass lift tickets this winter. Pivi worked with a taxidermist to design the bears, which are covered in brightly colored feathers and posing in charming, anthropomorphic positions.
The number of Colorado eateries that were among 50 restaurants nationwide to make it onto The New York Times 2021 Restaurant List. Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder is a perennial favorite of gourmands; Comal Heritage Food Incubator in Denver’s High Points neighborhood is a training ground for immigrant and refugee entrepreneurs. The menu ranges from Ethiopian to Mexican, depending on who’s manning the stoves.
The number of years the Aspen Crud has endured at The Hotel Jerome’s J Bar. During Prohibition, the bar was made into a soda fountain. For surreptitious tipplers, soda jerks would pull a bottle of bourbon from the wall to spike the milkshake. The Aspen Crud is still a favorite boozy concoction a century later.
“Mud Woman Rolls On”. PHOTO BY JAMES FLORIO PHOTOGRAPHY
The number of pieces of art out of some 50,000 that were too big to move to off-site storage during the Denver Art Museum’s renovation. A giant crate was built around Roxanne Swentzell’s clay sculpture “Mud Woman Rolls On” to protect it during construction.
The number of years that the humpback chub, a rare fish found only in the Colorado River basin, teetered on the brink of extinction. In November, the chub was reclassified from an endangered species to one that is merely threatened.
Number of feet of cable used in the construction of the pedestrian railing along the Gateway Trail into Clear Creek Canyon in Golden, Colo. The new paved path is part of the Peaks to Plains trail, which will someday span 65 miles from Denver to the Eisenhower Tunnel.
Distance, in miles, to the asteroid belt. Scientists and engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder and in the United Arab Emirates are teaming up on a mission to send a spacecraft to land on an asteroid in 2028, when Earth and Venus align.