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  • 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.

  • Salon owner ‘walks her talk’ with healthy products, services

    For Sandy Klein, who opened Sandy’s Organic Salon this summer in Marshdale, nothing is more important than living a healthy lifestyle.

    In her personal life, she uses a juicer to extract the fiber from fruits and vegetables for a drink filled with a potent level of nutrients. At her salon, she features natural products for hair care, skin and nails.

    “I believe what you put on your body is just as important as what you put in it,” Klein said. “The skin is the largest organ in the body.”

  • Passion sets Evergreen scuba diving shop apart

    Jill Knapp opened a scuba diving shop in Bergen Park on Nov. 22 — her husband Scott’s birthday — as a tribute to the couple’s passion for diving.

    Scott Knapp died in March from lung cancer.

    “He was one of the good guys,” Jill said.

    Jill Knapp is the owner of Twin Dolphins Diving in Lakewood, and she is opening a store in the back of the Bagelry because a lot of her customers at her Lakewood shop have been coming from Evergreen. “So I decided to move up,” she said.

  • Passion sets Evergreen scuba diving shop apart

    Jill Knapp opened a scuba diving shop in Bergen Park on Nov. 22 — her husband Scott’s birthday — as a tribute to the couple’s passion for diving.

    Scott Knapp died in March from lung cancer.

    “He was one of the good guys,” Jill said.

    Jill Knapp is the owner of Twin Dolphins Diving in Lakewood, and she is opening a store in the back of the Bagelry because a lot of her customers at her Lakewood shop have been coming from Evergreen. “So I decided to move up,” she said.

  • Longtime Evergreen jeweler receives design award

    John Varner knew he wanted to be a jeweler at the age of 9.

    He started Morning Star Jewelers in Evergreen at age 18, and 28 years later, he’s winning awards for his jewelry design.

    Varner has won two first-place awards in the Rocky Mountain Jewelers Association. A ring he designed took first place in its category, and a bracelet he designed took first place in its category and then won the best-of-show category. Now it will move on to be judged at the national level of Jewelers of America in January.

  • A new approach to holiday decorating, by design

    Only 79 days left until Christmas. And if the thought of decorating is already getting you down, Redesignology may have a solution.

    The company will take your interior holiday decorations and create displays in your house. It will also help people prepare for holiday parties, said Carole Lofing, owner of the company.

  • A new approach to holiday decorating, by design

    Only 79 days left until Christmas. And if the thought of decorating is already getting you down, Redesignology may have a solution.

    The company will take your interior holiday decorations and create displays in your house. It will also help people prepare for holiday parties, said Carole Lofing, owner of the company.