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  • Tradition sets well at Hi-Winder salon

    Connie Offermann’s customers have a routine: shampoo, set, repeat. Every week, they return to have it all done again, though a haircut is occasionally thrown into the mix. And that’s the way it’s been for 40 years. Offermann, who opened Evergreen’s Hi-Winder Beauty & Barber Salon in January 1969, admits that people are what got her into the hair business. Though she likes making customers look their best, she finds a greater reward in the friendships that bloomed from weekly styles and trims. “They’re like my family,” Offermann said.

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  • Local couple keep two businesses growing

    Being married 45 years, Julaine and Bob Kennedy of Evergreen know how to work together. And they have put that knowledge to use in two businesses they own in town.

    The couple opened All Season Gardener in the Canyon Commons on Evergreen Parkway a year ago, and they have just taken over its neighbor, Master Printers.

    Julaine’s passion is gardening, and she is entrenched in All Season Gardener, which sells items for gardens and hydroponics. The business does not sell plants but everything else needed to grow plants.

  • Kittredge cottage to become new feed store

    A mom-and-daughter team of three has purchased a rustic, one-story cottage in Kittredge and will open a new ranch-oriented supply store sometime this spring in the 2,000-square-foot space.

    Co-owner Lynette Raymond said she envisioned “a lot of tack, pet supplies, grain, supplements and water tanks — sort of a Murdoch’s on a much smaller scale.”

    It will be called Canyon Tack and Feed. In past lives, the cabin has been a cabinet shop and real estate agency.

  • Bear Creek Marketplace wants to get back in a jam

    Bear Creek Marketplace in Kittredge closed its doors last Friday, but not because of the poor economy.

    In fact, sales at the store were up every month since it opened July 4, 2008. For owner Jim Kenney, the café became an issue of the tail wagging the dog.

    When he opened the café, it was to supplement his successful jam and jelly business. But the café became successful in its own right, and running both businesses just became too much.

  • Get help making your home baby-safe

    So there’s a baby on the way, and you think about baby-proofing your home.

    Then the baby’s born, and you think more about baby-proofing your home.

    Now the baby’s starting to become mobile, and baby-proofing is more than just wishful thinking. It’s a necessity.

    If you want help making sure your baby is safe, then Gary Jensen at Baby Safe Homes is the person to talk to. Beginning Feb. 1, Jensen will provide parents with insights on keeping their homes safe for small children by doing in-home assessments.

  • Bailey woman is channeling busy moms

    In an earlier life, Jenny Schmidt of Bailey was a high-profile television reporter who covered the O.J. Simpson trial and the Rodney King verdict. But when she traded that life for motherhood, things changed.

  • Sub Shoppe has new owner, new menu

    The new owner of the Sub Shoppe has made the transition from sound engineer to restaurant owner.

    “I’m self-taught in the culinary field. I enjoy very good food,” said Stefan Phillips, whose shop is on Highway 74 next to Conoco in Evergreen. “One of the things I prided myself on doing was learning to cook good food.”

    Before moving to Evergreen last year, Phillips worked as a touring sound engineer. He said he learned a lot about good and bad food while on tour because the staff was at the mercy of various caterers.

  • Holiday lights keep landscapers busy this season

    It’s that time of year — when the pleasure of seeing lights from rooftop to treetop all over town is frequently overwhelmed by the pain of climbing ladders and unwinding tangled strings of mini-bulbs.

    Decorating is one of those things that seem like a good idea in theory. But who has the time?

    That’s when the summertime landscape companies such as Lam Tree Service and J.P. Total come to the rescue.

  • Mountains Taxi gets business rolling

    If you need a ride somewhere in the foothills or to Denver International Airport, a new business here can help out.

     

    Ralph Collins is the self-proclaimed taxi guy at Mountains Taxi, a taxi service that will take people practically anywhere in the foothills. Mountains Taxi is licensed by the Public Utilities Commission to serve a 400-square-mile area bounded loosely from C-470 to Bailey and Conifer to Blackhawk. In addition, the service provides regional transportation to the mountains or DIA.