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Under a Summer Moon benefits Mount Evans

Written by Stephen Knapp on .


Haute cuisine and haut couture rubbed elbows at the Evergreen Lake House on Aug. 13 as Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice hosted its second annual celebration of fine food and savoir faire, “Under a Summer Moon.”

One hundred perceptive mountain-area palates reserved their seats before official invitations even went out!  The reputation as Evergreen’s most elegant table was established the first year, making the five-star fete a sold-out success from vichyssoise to vol-au-vent.

For $250 a plate guests enjoyed A-list amenities like complimentary valet parking, a swing orchestra, and the most exquisite wine and food pairings this side of Bordeaux. But the real stars under that August moon were 10 of the best chefs in the West, culinary maestros on loan from Colorado’s finest kitchens who prepared and presented five courses of pure heaven.


Adamowski, Morgenstern dominate Bergen Half Marathon

Written by Lisa Hamm-Greenawalt on .

Andrew Adamowski dominated the Bergen Peak Half Marathon on Saturday, Aug. 29, finishing the grueling course to the top of Bergen Peak in 1 hour 41 minutes and 20 seconds, more than 14 minutes ahead of his closest competitor. Michael Bepristis finished second in 1:55:27.

Amanda Morgenstern showed the same dominance in the woman's race, finishing in 2:02:18, more than five minutes ahead of Renee Lambo's 2:07:44 performance.


Norton, Boyd

Written by Karen Groves on .



Boyd Norton

(1936 - )

Evergreen resident Boyd Norton has amassed an assortment of awards for writing and photography accomplishments as a wilderness conservation activist.

Norton’s respect and concern for wild places was touched off during a visit in the early sixties to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Parks. He and his wife, Barbara, were fresh out of college.

Raised in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Norton said of his hometown: “There wasn’t a hell of a lot of wilderness there, so we just reveled in our discovery of all these hidden places in the West.”

Norton had a physics degree from Michigan Tech; Barbara was a chemist. He landed a job with the Atomic Energy Commission to study nuclear reactor safety. With a team of fellow nuclear “hot rodders,” they intentionally blew up one of the reactors. But after a few years, Norton became disillusioned with the bureaucracy. He left in 1969 for a job with the Wilderness Society in Colorado and the couple moved to Evergreen.