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Betsy Hays named Interim President of Evergreen Chamber

Written by Linda Kirkpatrick on .

Acting decisively, Lisa Austin and Keven, co-chairs of the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce, named Betsy Hays Interim President a week after Lin Browning's sudden departure on January 14th.  

"Betsy is well known in the Evergreen community, and has previously served the Chamber in various capacities, most recently membership and advertising director," they said in a statement distributed to members. "We are quite excited to have her on board as we launch into what promises to be an amazing year during which we increase our efforts to grow the chamber membership and deepen the value our members receive from their participation in the chamber."

The Evergreen Area Chamber board is also in the process of selecting a committee to perform a 90-day search for a permanent replacement for a Chamber president.

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Candlelight vigil for Greg Henika draws hundreds

Written by Staff Editor on .

A candlelight tribute to fallen Kiwanis member Greg Henika was held at 6 PM on Sunday on the football field at Evergreen High School where Henika taught special education for 30 years.

The vigil was organized by Blue Spruce Kiwanis and Evergreen Park & Recreation District (EPRD) to honor the beloved community volunteer who fell through the ice in Evergreen Lake and drowned while preparing for the Evergreen Ice Golf Tournament.

Greg founded the Ice Golf Tournament five years ago to benefit developmentally disabled adults through the Kiwanis's Aktion Club.

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Meet Peter Lindquist

Written by Anne Vickstrom on .

Peter Lindquist has done a lot of things in his life, but currently serving as President of the Evergreen Parks and Recreation District (EPRD) board seems to be where his heart is. That could be because Peter, who grew up just down the hill, where he graduated from Wheatridge High School, used to come up to Evergreen with his family and skate Evergreen Lake, a major part of his focus with EPRD. “I knew the Nature Center as the warming hut,” Peter recalled.

After graduating with honors from the University of Colorado at Boulder in Finance, he spent 15 years in banking, “primarily in commercial loans, but also in internal audits and then anything and everything” including management and lending. Never leaving the banking industry, Peter added to his load in 2000 when he attended law school at the University of Denver. “I attended night school and found that it brought a different perspective. Eighty percent of the students were non-traditional, plus, the professors were professionals who were currently practicing what they were teaching. It brought real perspective to the studies.” He graduated a semester early – sixth in his graduating class.