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Amy J. Born


As a longtime Evergreen resident and contributor to Colorado Serenity, Amy has interviewed many local characters over the years. If you are one or know one who’d like to be featured, Amy would love to talk to you. She also writes for fun and profit as a freelancer, helping businesses and professionals enhance their online presence through website content, blogging and more.


Darst’s Show Barn Lives On

WHR Helmsman 89th with Darst on left. Darst Buchanan’s Show Barn, located at 27965 Meadow Drive, has endured its charm since the day it was built in the 1940s to present day. It was there that the legendary oil and gas man, originally from Springfield, MO, built his...

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Horses Help to Establish Lasting Friendships

Al Huffman as Buffalo Bill Cody. Moving to Evergreen with a horse in tow on a cloudless summer day in 1985, Means Meadow, now named Elk Meadow, beckoned me to ride every trail and fly without wings through magical meadows. Much has changed over the years when owners...

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Marcia Walsh: A Woman of Character and Distinction

Ninety ­three years young, Marcia Walsh has climbed Kilimanjaro twice, the Dolomites in England, Cinque Terra in Italy, a volcano in Tanzania, and the Inca Trail in Peru. She’s also twice biked Ride the Rockies, one of the longest running bike tours in the country...

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A Father’s Gift of Love

Wyoming native Gail Woodrow was born in Worland, Wyoming on a bitter cold day in February 1913. His mom, Edna, left England and sailed to America for reasons unknown. She trekked her way to Worland via covered wagon, where she fell head-over-heels for tenant farmer...

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Creativity and Courage Define Pem Dunn

Pem and Jo Ann standing before Pem’s painting of their grandchildren, Kevin and Katrina, hiking in Elk Meadow over 20 years ago. From Pem Dunn’s childhood to traveling the globe as a pilot for the Navy and United Airlines, the passions in his life have been the love...

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The Legendary Dan Lincoln

In 1919, Owen LeFever, a prominent Denver judge, purchased 40 acres of mountainside, located on Evergreen’s Upper Bear Creek Road. LeFever’s friend, another prominent Denver judge, was selling because his daughter, Nellie Whitney, who preferred living on the gorgeous...

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Suzie DeDisse’s Historic Family Legacy

Evergreen Lake is iconic, but to fourth-generation Evergreenite Suzie DeDisse, it embodies her family’s history and heritage. “My great grandfather, Julius Caesar DeDisse, left France in the mid-1800s, met and married his wife, Mary Ann, in New York, then arrived in...

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Nothing’s Impossible for Kevin Woodard

If you’ve lived without social media longer than living with it, you might be leery of socially engaging online. Then, without intention, someone posts that their dog or cat is missing in your neighborhood, or even beyond, and you find yourself driving, calling, and...

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