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Cliff Bowron


Cliff Bowron has lived in the Evergreen community for over 20 years. His kitchen business is Conifer Kitchen Design and Branches Cabinetry and Design. Cliff is a member of local nonprofit boards including Center for the Arts Evergreen and Leadership Evergreen. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Conifer.


Conifer’s World Record Holder – at Age 75!

Great success did not come early for Conifer runner Janice O’Grady. But when it arrived, it was ultra incredible! Janice didn’t begin running until she was 34 years old. She has been a runner now for over 41 years. Yes, Janice still runs. And why would she stop? She...

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Happenings at Conifer’s StageDoor Theatre

A gracious thanks goes to Gavin Maurer for his contribution to this piece about Conifer’s StageDoor Theatre. Gavin is a proud member of StageDoor’s board of directors and has lived in our area for almost a quarter of a century. He has been a marketing executive for...

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Mindfest—Living Your Best Life

Our gratitude to Yvonne Lipson, DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine), 11-year veteran of the Rotary Club of Conifer, and Chair of the Rotary’s MindFest Committee, for her contribution of this article. Introducing: your amazing brain! Your brain only weighs about 3...

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ConiferFest Is Coming to Town

Suzanne Barkley is a 30-year veteran of Rotary International and a Rotarian of 20 years with the Rotary Club of Conifer. We gratefully appreciate her valuable contribution of this month’s 285 Corridor column. “Keeping the FUN in FUNdraising!” That’s the goal for the...

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IMHS to Partner With Dr. Jeff

Appreciation is gratefully extended to Kat Knudsen, media coordinator, kennel technician and 15-year volunteer for the Intermountain Humane Society in Pine, for her written contribution to this column. Kat is a lifetime lover of animals of every color, stripe and...

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Foothills Home Garden & Lifestyle Show

Our thanks to Tim Grace and Tim Eagan, longtime members of the Rotary Club of Evergreen, for their contributions to this month’s column. Tim and Tim, along with the Rotary Clubs of both Evergreen and Conifer, cordially invite you to Save the Dates, Saturday and...

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Conifer Rotary Club Presents ConiferFest

The entire community is invited to join the Rotary Club of Conifer on Saturday, August 13 as they present the 3rd Annual ConiferFest, a community event filled with tasty foods, beer, wine, seltzers, margaritas, and an incredible line-up of musicians coming to...

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Peaceworks: Assistance, Support and Empowerment

With sincere gratitude, we thank Outreach Coordinator Eileen Krenzel Rojas for her contribution of this story about PeaceWorks, a truly amazing organization that has served our community for over 35 years. “Since its founding, PeaceWorks, Inc. has helped thousands of...

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Home, Garden and Lifestyle Show Returns to Conifer

This will be the 15th year the Rotary Clubs of Evergreen and Conifer have partnered together to present the premier home and garden show in the Denver area foothills. This year’s Foothills Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show, formerly known as the Mountain Area Home...

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From the Colorado Foothills to Kenya With Love

This month’s column is contributed by Conifer Rotarian Leonor McCall-Rodriguez, who interviewed her friend and longtime Conifer resident, Carol Carper. Carol is a former member of both Rotary Clubs of Evergreen and Conifer. Carol’s work is well-known in our community...

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Bailey Day: An Old West Fest

Thanks to Jim Meyers for his contribution covering the renewed tradition of Bailey Day, an Old West Fest in Bailey. There’s one day a year when the whole town of Bailey gathers for fun, laughter, shopping, meeting new friends and renewing old friendships and, of...

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Local Rotarians Present Wildfire Awareness and Education

Watching local Rotary clubs serving their communities is always motivational. From their literacy programs for school kids to scholarships for college-bound high schoolers, Backpack school food programs, youth leadership camps, and the Rotary Foundations’ grants...

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