Keeping Up With The Community - Colorado Aerial Yoga and Fitness

Paula Dong is the owner of Colorado Aerial Yoga and Fitness and her studio just relocated to Bergen Village in Evergreen! In this interview, Paula explains to me how everyone can benefit from aerial yoga, especially those who have suffered from previous injuries and need pain relief.  Watch this video interview to learn more!

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Local Business Spotlight: Harmony Nails

Harmony Nails has been in Conifer 2007, but John Nguyen has been the owner since it changed hands almost a year ago. They offer a variety of services including manicures, pedicures, gels, acrylic nails, and eyebrow waxing. Their hours are as follows:
Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

I've been seeing John and the gals at Harmony Nails for a few years now and I love that they're always so thorough. I decided to ask John a few questions (while I was getting a manicure) so that the community could get to know him a little better.

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Keeping Up With The Community - King's Emporium

The holidays are upon us and if you're anything like me, then you've got some last minute shopping to do. King's Emporium​ has something for everyone! You'll have to see for yourself and stop for a cup o' joe at Josh's Place (the coffee shop inside the store).  All proceeds from the coffee shop go to support young adults with special needs.

King's Emporium in King's Valley is an antique and consignment shop with 7400 square feet and over merchandise from over 80 local Colorado dealers and consigners. We sell and consign home decor, estate jewelry, lots of antiques, and so much more. We also support the developmentally disabled and all proceeds from our coffee shop go to Whole Care. Stop by on a Wednesday and meet some of the group; they make the cutest bird houses and projects, sold exclusively at Kings Emporium. We also have the giving trunk for the police and fire departments for children in tragedies, and we have flea markets in the spring through late fall.

Cindy Owsiany, Nancy Powell, and Janeen Garcia are the owners.  Here's how our interview went:


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Cindy Threlkel
Thank you for coming to our shop and making us feel so special. You are amazing
Friday, 22 December 2017 18:22
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Keeping Up With The Community - Unleashed Pet Foods

​The official grand opening of Unleashed Pet Foods in Aspen Park is Saturday, December 9th! 20% off everything from 10 AM - 2 PM! Stop in and say Hi! They're working on carrying a full array of goodies for you and your pets. They food intolerance testing via bio resonance if you need help trying to find the right food to feed. Long time staff members Lynae and Elise are there to help you with all your questions. 





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10 Awesome Places to Shop Local in Conifer

It's hard to think about Christmas shopping and festivities when the weather is so beautiful. The temperatures are in the mid-50's, for crying out loud! But that's exactly how my friend Heather and I started our Small Business Saturday journey in Conifer, Colorado. Beautiful weather and a treasure hunt for hidden bargains, new friendships, and a better understanding of just what it was like to shop local in the My Mountain Town Community for the holidays.  

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3 Things Not to Do with Your 280 Twitter Characters

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Recently, Twitter expanded its character limit from 140 to 280. There has been a lot of mixed reactions to this change with both sides citing both the pros and cons. Overall, I think users will find that it is a positive experience, but there are some things to watch out for! Don't use the expansion to sell, sell, sell. Users are looking for an exp...
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A Real-World look at Fire Mitigation and the effects on all of us

 "What's the difference between reading a resource document and finding a reason for getting involved?" I asked Heather Galaska when we spoke of Fire Mitigation in her childhood home of Evergreen, Colorado. Here's how my time with her went.

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La Nina Predicted for Early Winter

Who's ready for La Nina? NOAA has released their climate predictions for the first part of winter. A La Nina event is predicted, so here are their official precipitation and temperature forecasts. I'm only including November here, because things usually change, and we are still not sure how strong the La Nina might be. Temperature probability is ab...
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The "I Love U Guys" Foundation

PEACE - "It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart."

When I got the heads up that September was a special month for the mountain community of Bailey, Colorado, I had to ask why. Turns out it's a month of remembrance for Emily Keyes, the catalyst for the "I Love U Guys" Foundation. This, friends, is a big deal. Here's why:

"On September 27th, 2006, a gunman entered Platte Canyon High School in Bailey, Colorado, held seven girl's hostage and ultimately shot and killed Emily Keyes. During the time she was held hostage, Emily sent her parents text messages… 'I love you guys' and 'I love u guys, k?' Emily's kindness, spirit, fierce joy, and the dignity and grace that followed this tragic event define the core of the 'I Love U Guys' Foundation - The Standard Response Protocol PK-2 Manual, I love U Guys Foundation Curriculum Toolkit.

I had the opportunity to meet with Emily's parents and get a feel for the dignity and grace that followed. Although the tragedy was real and is still keenly felt, this story is about what happened AFTER the tragedy hit. And friends, this is where the community​ that My Mountain Town is so incredibly proud to be a part of stepped up.
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Sharon Trilk
This article made me cry. Twice. Learning that our kids want to be involved in planning for emergencies, realizing they can handle... Read More
Friday, 29 September 2017 18:26
Sharon Montgomery
You are so welcome! Agreed! There are so many ways to get behind this cause with money and time contributions. But truly, it ult... Read More
Saturday, 30 September 2017 14:47
Heather Galaska
This is a beautiful article! Thank you so much for sharing their story.
Saturday, 30 September 2017 14:11
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Everybody loves a good story.

And have I got one for you!

This story starts out with a runaway truck barreling into a building. Then, wine turns into water. BAM! There's an epic community Kumbaya, and a huge cliffhanger at the end. Are you hankering for a good love story? Or maybe a great action and adventure? A heart-warming western? Read on if you want all the details, my friends. It's about to get good.


Or, read on if you want an update on the Aspen Peak Cellars Winery in Bailey, Colorado.

It's the same story, after all.

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10 Reasons Why Your Business Needs To Be On Pinterest

​ Pinterest has a stigma of being only for the crafters or people planning a wedding – but it is so much more than that! Here are 10 reasons why your business should be creating pins. Large Audience Pinterest has 150 million viewers a month as of January 2017. 70 million of those users are from the United States and 80 million are from around the w...
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Having Fun in Beautiful Bailey Colorado

A weekend is a sacred thing, isn't it?

Whether our weekends start on a Friday, a Tuesday, or somewhere in between, they are something to be cherished. They provide a well-deserved break between the drudgery of consecutive work days and we become the masters of our own destiny for those short, blessedly unallocated hours.

My own imagination starts percolating right around the time Tuesday shows up. I think, "I could sleep, around the clock, for the entire weekend!" or "I may just lounge around in my skivvies and binge watch the latest Netflix season." I COULD do those things, but my adventurous side wins over. "What road trip would take me to someplace I've never seen before?" I think, and usually go with that.

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I haven't had a chance to attend the Car Show yet myself, but I love cars and hope to make it one of these years! My Mountain Town... Read More
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Good Finds in Conifer Colorado

 -There's nothing like a good find.

Unearthing a forgotten or buried treasure (whether it was hidden months or decades ago) is a thrill. I know you know what I mean. So do antique shops, who take pride in their people traveling miles for a coveted candy dish. Swap meets, flea markets, and garage sales bank on the good finds, too. They count on the theory that "One man's trash is another man's treasure." My own Aunt Fran makes her living by it, mining nuggets of genealogy for curious folks who are eager to know whether their ancestors are heroes, villains, or just plain folk like us. (You're reading one of her edits today, in fact. She's just that good.)

I'm taking a page out of Aunt Fran's book this week and going on my own historical treasure hunt. It's my adventure and privilege to unearth the good finds around Conifer, Colorado. It's a little piece of heaven nestled in the foothills about 15 miles southwest of Denver going West up Highway 285. Conifer has a long history of treasure seekers, being first used as plentiful hunting grounds by the Arapaho, Ute and Cheyenne tribes, and then sheltering miners, trappers, and a plethora of pioneering souls who happened upon the place.

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So Many Treasures

You know those weird neighbors that have nothing in common with you? The nosy ones that stare through your window to see what's up in your world just so they can tell you how to do your life better? Those sort of neighbors make living in a community a challenge sometimes. I've been known to hunch my shoulders and run inside as they start to come my way. You may have done the same thing, too. But this year, this year ... I don't have those neighbors AT ALL. I'm talking about the other ones. The awesome ones. The neighbors we all cross our fingers for when the moving van pulls up.

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I HAD NO IDEA THAT WAS THERE!

If you're a resident of the towns that make up the Jefferson, Park, and Clear Creek Counties of Colorado, you've probably heard that same phrase from every tourist that crosses your beautiful trails and frequent your shops.
Well.
You, dear Mountain Town Folk, are patient, generous people. When this phrase comes your way, you are known to open your lives and history to those who want to know more...

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Introducing Sharon Montgomery

Spring has settled upon Colorado with great aplomb. I thought "Sprinter" would never end, what with 75 degree days battling doily-sized snowflakes. But with one last hail storm, Mother Nature made her choice. Inviting temperatures, beautiful blossoms, and most importantly...The Sun!

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