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  • EHS Education Foundation previews new entertainment center at fund-raising event

    More than 300 people attended a fund-raising event Saturday for the Evergreen High School Education Foundation at The Wild Game, a new entertainment center in Bergen Park.

    “It was truly an amazing evening in Evergreen,” said Linda Nielander, a foundation board member who helped organize the event with Dave Wilson, owner of the The Wild Game, and others.

  • BUSINESS BEAT: A crystal-clear idea for a new downtown business

    Crystals have come to Evergreen.

    Marlon and Rene Ferreira, who moved here in August, have opened the Crystal Garden in the yellow house on the east end of downtown. They offer rocks, crystal sculptures, carvings and jewelry ranging from tiny pieces to the huge, illuminated crystals in a small garden west of the shop.

    Quartz, mica, labradorite, lemurian and tourmaline are among the available crystals and rocks.

  • Luke's Farm for sale

    Luke’s Farm — the place with a tepee on Ruby Ranch Road — has closed its doors after 18 years in business.

  • Recycling center at King Soopers now charges $3

    You now have to pay $3 to drop off your recycling items at the formerly free private center behind the Bergen Park King Soopers.

    Commodities prices for glass, paper and other recyclable materials aren’t high enough to operate the center for free, said Preston Loos, owner of the recycling center, which was affiliated with the now-closed EDS Waste Solutions Inc. transfer station on Highway 73. The King Soopers site is at 1173 Bergen Parkway.

  • Local Mutual of Omaha branches acquired by Centennial Bank

    Don’t be surprised by the name change on the signs — Mutual of Omaha Bank branches in Conifer, Evergreen, Golden and Idaho Springs are now owned by Centennial Bank.

    Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed. It closed on Friday, Oct. 24. New signage went up over the weekend, and all Mutual of Omaha workers remain employed at the bank branches. 

  • Downtown Business Association seeking new president

    The Evergreen Downtown Business Association is launching a search to replace president Trish Wales, who resigned last week.

    After three years of being in the high-profile position and coordinating events for the organization, Wales said she wanted to spend more time with her family. She is also planning to help her husband with his business.

    Meanwhile, the association has hired Betsy Hays, former development director of the Mountain Area Land Trust, to oversee this year's annual Breakfast with Santa and the Holiday Walk in December.

  • BUSINESS BEAT: New bakery is courting furry customers

    There’s a new bakery in Evergreen, though this one is going to the dogs — literally.

    Christi Standard, with the help of her boyfriend, Adam Gach, opened Delta’s Dog Bakery in the A-frame on Meadow Drive across from the Evergreen Design Center. Standard said it’s the only dog supply store on the south end of Evergreen.

  • Entertainment center to open in November

    As workers polish floors and apply paint, owner Dave Wilson talks about his entertainment center, The Wild Game, which is scheduled to open next month in Bergen Park.

    The first portion of the 24,500-square-foot center slated to open in early November is the Rendezvous Tap and Kitchen restaurant, Wilson said.

    While the extensive center is nearing completion, its managers are in the process of hiring about 80 employees to work there.

  • Lissie’s Mountain Market embraces its Anderson family past

    Lissie’s Mountain Market on Highway 73 is embracing its roots, when it was originally called Anderson Mountain Market.

    The convenience store was purchased by Larry and Melissa Juceam — called Lissie by Larry — and the Juceams are excited to embrace the Anderson family. In fact, the store is having a grand opening from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, and members of the Anderson family will attend.

    The Anderson family — longtime residents here — opened the market in 1976. After they sold it, it was renamed Evergreen Mountain Market.

  • El Rancho restaurant building still for sale

    They’re still keeping the lights on at the El Rancho restaurant.

    The swoopy, orange El Rancho sign is lit up nightly, even though the landmark restaurant has not been open since 2011.

    Doug Antonoff, president of Antonoff & Co. and manager of El Rancho Investors LLC, is the one paying to keep the lights on. He said he’s not sure offhand how much he has paid in electricity costs.