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Audubon holds 48th annual Christmas Bird Count

Written by Ed Furlong, Chuck Aid on .

Come join in the fun and get ready to help Evergreen Audubon defend our count world records!

Not every Audubon Chapter holds not one, but two international Christmas Count Records! Evergreen Audubon has consistently recorded the highest numbers of Pygmy Nuthatches and Mountain Chickadees, but our claim to these records can’t be kept without you! Yes, it is time for the 48th Annual Evergreen Audubon Christmas Count on Sunday December 18, 2016.

The Audubon Christmas Bird Count, now in it’s 117th year, provides a unique opportunity for citizen scientists to assess bird abundance and distribution, data that has no equal in terms of historical length and global coverage. People of all levels of ability are encouraged to participate.


Community pays tribute to Hank Alderfer

Written by Linda Kirkpatrick on .


Friends and family packed the Lake House on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 to pay tribute to Hank Alderfer and to help kick off his book about Evergreen, Yesteryear, the name of his column in the Canyon Courier for many years.

A series of speakers chronicled Hank’s life from the time he moved to Evergreen as a young teenager until the present when he struggles with the ravaging effects of Parkinson’s.

Peter Eggers, who served as emcee for the evening, described Hank as a logger, sawyer, barn raiser, lumber dealer, contractor, husband, father, community leader, community leader, conservationist, preservationist, writer, storyteller, author, and friend. Others could probably have added even more, as Hank has touched the lives of huge portions of the local population over the years as he shaped the future of Evergreen.


Meet Cathy Taylor

Written by Marilyn Saltzman on .

You can count on Cathy Taylor, CPA, if you need help with numbers in our mountain community.

At Scripps, Taylor & Associates, located in Bergen Park, she focuses on helping local businesses and individuals manage their finances and taxes. And local nonprofits have benefited from her accounting expertise as Cathy served as treasurer of Conifer Rotary Club for six years, and after a stint as president, is back at it. She is in her second year as board member and treasurer of Mountain Resource Center.

Cathy credits her mentor, Barbara Scripps, for her accounting career and her community service. After being a stay-at-home mom, in 1998 Cathy went to work for Barbara part-time as the firm’s first employee. As the company continued to grow, Barb encouraged Cathy to go back to school for accounting and in 2008 Cathy earned her certified public accounting license.  Today the firm has 10 employees, and Cathy is a shareholder.