Here are this year's winners:
• Best Fashion & Beauty
Look What I Found
This hip fashion boutique is located in the Aspen Park Village Shopping Center in Conifer. If you head to the Conifer King Soopers along Conifer Road you’ll see Look What I Found just before Bank of the West. Opened in 2008 by the first owner, Shauna Boichur, it is now owned and operated by fashion gurus Barbara Mendez and Michelle Smith. They make fashion fun. All the coolist fashions and jewelry are waiting for you at Look What I Found.
25797 Conifer Road #B217, Conifer
www.LookWhatIFound.com#2 Hip N Fit Margarita
#3 Haley’s Closet
• Best Earth Friendly
Morse Auto Body
Morse Auto Body proudly advertised it has “Gone green. We recycle cardboard, waste paint, paint solvent, tires and batteries. Morse is located in Marshdale with a satellite office in the Evergreen Mercantile Building. Owned by Tony Perry for 27 years, it is as an I-CAR Gold Certified facility offering a lifetime warranty on all repairs.” Tony is active in the community. He served as president of Drive Smart Evergreen-Conifer, is a certified car-seat technician offering free car-seat inspections and is active in the Conifer Chamber.
7073 Highway 73, Evergreen
#2 EDS Waste
• Best Artist or Art Business
Evergreen Fine Art & Sculpture Garden
Since 1993, Evergreen Fine Art & Sculpture Garden has set the standard for showcasing fine art, sculpture, art glass, custom framing, designer jewelry and gift. The gallery prides itself on being a vital part of the local community and providing unique personal service. Staff members are always delighted to help with any questions. Owners Phil Shanley and Barbara Hadley are active community members. Their gallery is home to the Evergreen Angels, that benefit Mount Evans Home Hospice.
3042 Evergreen Parkway
www.evergreenfineart.com#2 River Canyon Gallery
#3 Trick Shot Tattoo
• Best Family & Kids Business
Conifer StageDoor Theatre
Conifer’s StageDoor Theatre was established to provide the U.S. Highway 285 Corridor the opportunity to attend and participate in locally produced performing arts including theater, music and dance. StageDoor works to bring performing arts workshops and classes to the community, with a particular emphasis on K-12 programs. It’s Educational Division opened in 2003, bringing musical theater classes to students ranging in age from 6 to 18 years, including summer camps.
Aspen Park Village Shopping Center
www.stagedoortheatre.org#2 Little Britches Boutique
#3 All Kids Dental
• Best Food & Dining
Cuisine of the Himalayas
The story of Cuisine of the Himalayas, a restaurant in Bergen Park, began outside the Katmandu Valley where the owners became Five-Star cooks in their native Nepalese cuisine. In 2001 they brought family recipes and traditions to Nederland, Colo. Then in 2007, they opened Cuisine of the Himalayas in Bergen Park/Evergreen, which serves daily 11 am to 9:30 pm. The owners invite, “Please come and enjoy cuisine from the other side of the world, Himalaya food in Colorado.”
1262 Bergen Parkway
www.cuisineofthehimalayas.com#2 One World Cafe
#3 Rustic Station Restaurant-Bailey
• Best Nonprofit
There are thousands of children’s organizations doing great work, hundreds bringing awareness to the plight of sexually exploited children. But there’s just a handful devoted to the actual rescue of children out of their nightmare lives in the brothels. JOY International founder Jeff Brodsky of Conifer proudly proclaims, “We are zealous in our rescue efforts to free a child from being sexually exploited in the brothels...This must be stopped! Together we can bring children out of a life of horror, into a life of JOY.”
www.joy.org#2 tie: Mountain Resource Centerwww.mrcco.org
#2 tie: Mountain Peace Shelter
• Best Health & Wellness
Pediatric Dental Group of Evergreen
All of Pediatric Dental Group of Evergreen’s dental practices are built specifically with children in mind. The open bay treatment areas, child friendly themes, and parent-friendly atmosphere are designed to enhance a family’s dental visit. “We strive to deliver fun, caring dental experiences to our patients. We take pride in caring for our community by providing high quality, conveniently accessible, compassionate oral health care.” The dentists and orthodontists are all board certified.
30960 Stagecoach Blvd, Evergreen
www.pediatricdentalgroupco.com#2 On The Move Fitness
#3 Sweetwater Watsu
• Best Realtor/Real Estate Company
da Vinci Realty
Licensed since 2004, Chris M. Vinci, broker/owner of da vinci Realty in Evergreen, has 18+ years of sales experience. He’s consistently ranked among the top 10% of Realtors in the community. He’s a Certified Residential Specialist, a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist and a Certified Mountain Area Specialist. He is very active in the community. This is Chris’ second win. He was voted to the “2011 Best” in the Home Category by Mountain Connection readers.
4600 Plettner Lane #1a, Evergreen
#2 Sandra Jones of Keller Williams Realty, Foothillscorealtyteam.yourkwagent.com
#3 Chateaux Realty
• Best Animal/Pet Business
Dogma Pet Supplies & Dog Wash
Dogma Pet Supply and Dog Wash specializes in all-natural, holistic and organic pet foods, plus pet toys, treats, beds, bowls and pet apparel.The self-wash dog wash is the ultimate in fun and convenience. Bring in a dirty dog and Dogma provides the rest. Dogma cleans up the mess! Grooming is available. Dogma owner Craig Gulliford believes you are as crazy about your pets as he is about his Great Danes. “The well being of companion animals is our passion.”
29017 Hotel Way, Evergreen
www.dogmacolorado.com#2 Lone Rock Vetwww.lonerockvet.com
#3 Bowwow Barbers
• Best Home Improvement
Blue Mountain Kitchens
Blue Mountain Kitchens is a showroom and design center located in Conifer. It combines experienced designers and a general contractor to created a client-oriented experience. With the entire design and remodel process under one roof, the Blue Mountain Kitchens team is able to collaborate creatively, manage details, maintain schedules and budgets. It offers several lines of cabinetry as well as hardwood flooring, tile and stone, countertops, and interior trim. The showroom is located in Aspen Park between King Soopers and Big R above the UPS Store.
25587 Conifer Road #201, Conifer
www.bluemountainkitchens.com/#2 Rolling Ridge Deck Company
#3 Home Pro Construction
• Best Retail Business
HearthFire Books of Evergreen
Hearthfire Books is Evergreen’s only full service bookstore located in Bergen Park. It’s an independent bookstore, with a hand-selected collection of book, including and the works of local authors. It is especially proud of a large children’s area, complete with a reading chair, a reading bear, and a pint-sized table perfect for playing with puzzles and other toys. Also shop at Hearthfire’s online store. Shipping is free and the online store includes music and DVDs as well.
1254 Bergen Parkway #D118, Evergreen
www.hearthfirebooks.com#2 Morning Star Jewelers
#3 Haley’s Closet
• Best Wedding/Events Business
Highland Haven Creekside Inn
Gail Riley and her husband, Tom Statzell, own Highland Haven Creekside Inn—a luxurious, cozy lodge in Evergreen that has won numerous awards and was named one of the Top 10 Most Romantic Cottages by Sunset Magazine. In the 30 years Gail and “Statz” have owned the inn, they’ve transformed it into luxurious accommodations with Jacuzzi bathtubs, private hot tubs, flickering fireplaces, flat screen TVs, king beds and fluffy robes. Every stay includes a homemade breakfast. There are 18 distinctive cottages, guestrooms and suites.
4395 Independence Trail, Evergreen
www.highlandhaven.com#2 Morning Star Jewelers
#3 Photography by Kae