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Business

  • Cactus Jack's serving lessons in eco-responsibility

    Quick! Name an Earth-friendly business in the mountain area. If you said Cactus Jack’s Saloon & Grill, give yourself a green star.

    In an industry not often associated with ecological innovation, Cactus Jack’s owners, Gary and Megan Mitchell, are fast transforming their downtown Evergreen watering hole into a model of environmentally conscious efficiency.

    “We’re trying to lead by example,” says Megan. “It’s not only great for the community; it saves us money.”

  • Local liquor stores nabbed in ID sting

    Just in time for the festive spring break season, two Evergreen liquor stores were cited for selling alcohol to a minor during a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office sting operation conducted March 19 and 20.

    The sheriff’s directed operations unit performed compliance checks at 38 liquor-licensed businesses countywide, sending under-age buyers in to try their luck. Of 38 establishments tested, 20 sold booze to the young scouts, a noncompliance rate of 52 percent.

  • Evergreen office supply store D&J closing doors

    Evergreen’s small businesses are about to lose an important resource and, worse, an old friend.

    After 15 years providing efficient and personalized service from her Evergreen North Shopping Center storefront, D&J Office Supply owner Lori Mason is folding up her tent and moving on. To understand why, one need only look to the usual suspects.

  • D&J ending 15 years of service

    Evergreen’s small businesses are losing an important resource and, worse, an old friend.

  • Clothing recycler gives duds a second chance

    There’s been a sudden proliferation of used-clothing receptacles about town, many of them advertised as charitable enterprises. Roberto Feuereisen, on the other hand, hopes to make Evergreen’s castoffs pay.

    “We’re a very, very small company,” Feuereisen says. I paint the boxes, I place the boxes, I empty the boxes, I clean the boxes. You want to see my office? It’s my house.”

  • Habitat resale store closes

    After nearly 10 years, the volunteers, donors and customers of the Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity Resale Emporium said goodbye to the store on Saturday, Feb. 23.

    In recent years, the store’s ability to raise funds for Habitat diminished, and Habitat decided to close the store on Bryant Drive.

    The store’s management said it wanted to thank all who have worked, donated or shopped at the store.

  • Evergreen Crafters moves during renovation

    After 60 years in the same downtown Evergreen location, Evergreen Crafters has moved across the street, where it is sharing the space with V’s Casuals.

    After closing for four days, Crafters is open for business six days a week in the former Lauren Brooks building. The owner of the other building has decided to renovate it.

    Proprietor Susan Fariss, who has owned the business for four years and worked there for 27, said business on Saturday, Feb. 9, the first day in the new location, was “very good.”

  • A taste of Nepal comes to Evergreen

    To sample the colorful cuisines of Nepal, India and Tibet, you can head due west for about 7,000 miles and climb another mile straight up, or you can simply drive into Bergen Park for an elevating repast at Cuisine of Himalaya.

  • Local optometrist offers free infant screening

    By Stephen Knapp

    Staff Writer

    The far-sighted optometrists at the Evergreen Vision Clinic are offering local parents a quick, no-cost way to give their infant children a brighter outlook.

    “We’re participating in the InfantSEE program,” says Daniel Hock, a longtime Evergreen resident and chief oculist at the Stagecoach Boulevard clinic. “The idea is to stamp out amblyopia for good.”

  • Rustic Point takes growing business to new digs

    A visit to Rustic Point Home Furnishings in Evergreen makes a person feel like running out and buying a second home in the mountains and filling it with roughhewn log furniture of the Old West. Formerly located on Meadow Drive, Rustic Point moved Nov. 8 to the second level of the Honka Homes building, a palatial log-style office complex off Hotel Way in the El Rancho Town Center. Honka Homes is an ideal location for Rustic Point, which specializes in cedar log furniture, lodge-style furniture and log-lodge home accessories. “It was fun to make this the perfect place for us.