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Sarah Ann Noel


Sarah Ann Noel is a freelance writer and editor, as well as a wife to Trevor and a
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Wayland Law

Tamara Wayland, a graduate of University of Pennsylvania and Temple Law School, has been practicing law for 30 years and has served in many important roles. “I’ve had the privilege of serving as a public defender, administrative judge, and civil litigator in the areas...

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Freebird Hair Studio

Nichole Totzke has been a hairstylist for more than 25 years, and she’s spent a good portion of that time in the mountain area, both as a resident and a professional. She has clients in Evergreen and Conifer, and now they will all come together in one place, with the...

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Colorado Furniture

There are many gems in the Conifer Marketplace (affectionately known by locals as “the Staples shopping center”), and that includes Peggie Nikander’s design paradise, Colorado Furniture. This 10,000-square-foot haven of mountain rustic decor is the perfect place to...

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Hodge Plumbing and Piping CO, Inc

When Gary Hodge began his plumbing business in 1982, he printed some homemade fliers and went door-to-door introducing himself to the mountain community. He couldn’t have known then that he would formally found Hodge Plumbing in 1988, that in less than 20 years, his...

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Evergreen Rentals

It goes without saying that in homeownership, one will encounter something for which they do not have the proper equipment. Say it doubly for homeownership in the mountains, where the environment presents extra challenges. And while to take on these challenges, you...

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Shirley Septic and SSP Waste

Perhaps you know them from the many events and organizations they sponsor: Big Chili Cook-Off, the Dam Ducky Derby, the Turkey Trot, Park County Fair, Platte Canyon Little League, and local high school baseball and football teams just to name a few. Maybe you...

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Rising Graphics + Printing

In a digital age, it is nice to know that tangible things will stand the test of time. “When the digital thing exploded, everyone was predicting the demise of printing, but I think people are coming back to wanting something they can hold in their hand.” So says...

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Zuni Signs

From the little blue building downtown to the people who opened its doors, Zuni Signs is an iconic Evergreen business. Todd Benbow became its latest owner in 2016, and his main goal is preserving that history and what it means to be a local business in Evergreen. “I’m...

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Mountain Home Entertainment

Mountain Home Entertainment is a long-established mountain area business, and that’s intentional. When Bill Thompson founded his company in 1985, he thought the mountain environment was a thriving community that required commitment from its business owners, showing up...

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Elk Mountain Tree Services

Mountain area residents are often bombarded with messaging about tree trimming and fire mitigation, and when it comes to taking action, it can seem overwhelming. To alleviate the pressure and to make sure the job is done right, it is important to work with a...

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LaGreca Construction

The beauty of small-town living in the mountains is in the people who commit to this beautiful place as both their home and their place of business. Stephen LaGreca is one such example, finding his way into local business as a teenager, when he started plowing snow in...

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Kerry L. Shackelford CPA LLC

If you’ve perused Serenity magazine over the last several years, the advertisement for Kerry L. Shackelford on The Stone House pages would leave the impression that he is a suit-and-tie-wearing CPA working out of his Evergreen office every day. Kerry begs forgiveness...

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