Celebrating 40 years, all year long

front-40-yearsThe Mountain-Ear celebrates 40 years in print and some of the businesses that have helped us get there!

Janet Perry, Peak to Peak.   4TheLuvOfDogz specializes in mobile canine massage, dog nanny services (house sitting, dog walks), agility training, and K9 birthday cakes & treats. Founded in 2007 by Deb D’Andrea, it is a favorite local business as well as a favorite column in The Mountain-Ear newspaper.  Call (720) 675-7078 or send an email to info@4theluvofdogz.com.

The Alpaca Store & More! Open for nearly twenty years, they offer soft, luxurious and elegant pure alpaca fashion sweaters, socks, coats, ponchos, shawls, capes, mittens, hats and alpaca blankets, yarn and handicrafts.  Many locals will admit to being completely addicted to the alpaca socks.  They make for very happy feet! Located at 30 W Boulder St, Nederland. (303) 258-1400.

B & F Mountain Market is the ‘go to’ grocery store for everything you might have thought would be hard to find on the mountain.  You’ll find pretty much everything any grocery store would carry and sometimes a little more, like bundled wood or Christmas trees.  You may even see local students having a bake-sale! Dan Ball has owned the B & F for 25 years and cares about the local community. On Lakeview Drive in Nederland. Located at 60 Lakeview Dr, Nederland. (303) 258-3105.

Backcountry Pizza is a favorite local stop for snowboarders, hikers and mountain-bikers when they’ve worked up a big appetite.  Open since the mid-90’s, the pizza is good, and the beer is boasted to be the largest selection of draft microbrews in Colorado.  The view off the back deck is stunning.  You’re sure to see friends while you wait for your pizza, or maybe you’ll make some new ones!  It’s a friendly place.  Check it out.  Located at 20 Lakeview Dr., Unit 212, Nederland. (303) 258-0176

High up in the Indian Peak Mountains, Blue Owl Books is nestled in the small valley town of Nederland, Colorado. You can browse a large selection of new and used books and gifts, while enjoying homemade hand turned ice cream, homemade baked goods, or a variety of lunch items.  Kim Stefane has owned and operated the bookstore since 2005. The ‘Tacos and Tunes’ evenings are not to be missed.  Located on Hwy 119, just across the street from the Carousel of Happiness, in Nederland. (303) 258-3695

Brightwood Music has been increasing the value of its service with each student who gains confidence in their musical talent.  They sell beautiful instruments and have an array of instructors ready to teach beginners of all ages.  There’s even the occasional ‘pick’ or gathering of musicians playing together for the pure joy of it.  Located at 20 E. Lakeview Drive, Unit 109, Nederland.  (303) 258-8863.

The Business Connection has everything you need for your home office, a craft project or school project, as well as notebooks, cards and unusual gifts for all occasions.  Alice Lemoine has owned and operated the Business Connection for 15 years.  Just off the traffic circle in Nederland.  (303) 258-0806.

The Deli at 8236 is owned and operated by a guy who loves to serve good food.  In business for nearly a decade, Ross Alper opened the new deli in 2012, inspired by the community delis of his childhood. He loves the mountain community as much as his food and this beloved deli is a local hub.  Located at 34 E 1st St, Nederland. (303) 258-1113.

Distant Star Astrology’s Karen Anderson has been a student of astrology since she was fourteen.  Her goal is to provide insights, information and spiritual pathways for her clients. Her sessions are designed for each person individually and are client-centered.  She’s brilliant and although serious about her work, she has an innate sense of humor that always makes the sessions more poignant.  Nederland locals love Karen and she comes highly recommended.  (303) 258-7258 or distantstarka@cs.com

Geek For Hire, Inc. provides onsite troubleshooting & repairs for Mac’s and PC’s at your home or office in Nederland Colorado.  They help individuals, families, and small businesses including stores with a point-of-sale system.  Local, trusted and reliable.  (303) 618-0154.

Happy Trails Cafe is a cozy mountain coffee shop and café, serving conscious coffee, which is delicious, organic and fair trade. There are burritos, and quite honestly it may be the best and freshest burrito you’ll have in a while.  There are microbrews, healthy snacks and friendly baristas.  Oh yeah, there’s snowshoe rentals! Casey and Nick Morgan have recently (2014) taken over the well-established business.  Located at 98 Hwy 119, Nederland. (303) 258-3435.

Hardt Backhoe service has been serving the Peak to Peak region for more than a decade.  Reasonable rates, trusted by the community and highly recommended.   (303) 589-9354.

Kathmandu Restaurant is owned and operated by a savvy and tenacious business woman who has brought her family to the Rocky Mountains from Nepal.  Resham and her family prepare meals, creating aromas reminiscent of their Nepali kitchens.  The food, the atmosphere and the hospitality will keep you returning again and again. Located at 110 Jefferson St, Nederland. (303) 258-1169.

Mountain People’s Co-op has been member owned and operated since 1979, serving the mountain community with a dedication to health and wellbeing.  The Co-op strives to provide high quality, environmentally sound products to the mountain community.  On First Street in Nederland it has plenty of organic fresh produce, bulk herbs and homemade lunches.  Located at 30 E 1st St, Nederland. (303) 258-7500.

Mountain Rose Hair Care has been keeping Ned looking good since 2004.  Robbin Rose is a favorite local businesswoman, and many Nederland children will remember the family visits to get their hair cut.  Robbin manages to keep moms and children in good spirits, and in the cold winter months, her salon becomes a cozy, warm reprieve, filled with beauty. She also sells collectables, hair products and artwork by Pat Everson. Located at 14 E 2nd St, Nederland. (303) 258-7673.

Nederland Feed and Pet has some new faces behind the old counter, but to their community, they’re well respected and welcomed.  Adam and Abby Pause played an integral part in an important network of relief volunteers during the last big fire.  The favorite feed store donated supplies, stored even more donated supplies and helped to disperse the feed, etc. to local fire evacuees.  Second Street in Nederland.  Stop in and say hello to Adam and Abby who just celebrated one year as the new owners and operators.  Located at 115 E 2nd St, Nederland. (303) 258-3411.

When you step inside New Moon Bakery, you’re most likely going to smell something baking.  It will be tantalizing.  The Bakery glass cases are enough to make one’s knees go weak.  I personally am0 addicted to their chocolate covered macaroons.  It’s fun to sit outside and people watch with your baked goodness and steaming hot  brew. Located at 1 W 1st St, Nederland. (303) 258-3569.

Peak to Peak Animal Hospital is the place officers turn to when a pet is ‘at large’ and needing to find their human.  Good vets, good care. Located at 75 E 2nd St, Nederland. (303) 258-7004.

Planetmind Internetworks has specialized in the hosting, design, and development of customized, interactive websites tailored to the needs of the ecologically- minded online community since 1979.  Their servers are powered by 100% green, renewable solar power, provided by a grid-intertied solar array at their office building in Nederland, Colorado.  (303) 258-1103 or synapse@planetmind.net.

Sundance Cafe and Lodge is located just outside of Nederland, Colorado at 8,500 feet above sea level.  They’re open year round, 7 days a week, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  The business has been around for 30 years and Hillary Stevenson has been the owner for the past 15 years.  People come from all over the country to get their #1 breakfast, a taste of the homemade chilies, or to enjoy a delicious drink while gazing out on the Continental Divide.  Highway 119, just outside of town. Located at 23942 Hwy 119, Nederland. (303) 258-0804.

Tungsten Toffee, since 2004, has been a local family owned business with a commitment to supplying only the highest quality products. They have spent years developing the absolutely perfect toffee recipe. All products are handmade in small batches in Nederland.  Look for them in local shops or check out https://tungstentoffee.com.

The Stage Stop, built in 1868 in Rollinsville, CO, was originally a Toll Gate Barn for the Butterfield Stage Coach Company, which ran stage coaches across the divide at Rollins Pass.  Step back in time and enjoy a drink at a real Stage Stop saloon.  Then sit down for a chef- prepared meal and wind the evening out with live music and dancing. Located at 60 Main St, Rollinsville. (303) 258-0649

The Gold Hill Inn has been delighting guests for more than fifty years. Located in Gold Hill, the drive takes you back a hundred years and leads you through some of the most beautiful vistas in the Colorado Rockies. Nestled beneath the Continental Divide, The Gold Hill Inn is remote, away from the city lights and noise of the Twenty-first Century. Things haven’t changed much since Frank and Barbara Finn opened the Gold Hill Inn in 1962. Sons Chris and Brian Finn continue to serve their six course meals, with the menu reflecting the seasonal offerings of the local markets.  Located at 401 Main St., Gold Hill. (303) 443-6361.

The Jamestown Mercantile has been a local hangout since the early 1900’s when it was a post office and general store.  These days, they offer a delicious array of gourmet meals made from fresh local produce.  There’s live music on the weekends and you can still see folks gathering there any time of day.  Main Street in Jamestown. Located at 108 Main St, Jamestown. (303) 442-5847.

Open since 1985, the Mill Site Inn is a favorite stop for day travelers and locals.  They proudly serve housemade bread, sauces, soups, chile and desserts.  Located at 44365 Hwy 72, Ward. (303) 459-3308.

Marrocco’s has been one of Ward, Colorado’s best kept secrets.  The hours are short, but the food is excellent.  Those who call ahead rave about the attention to detail in such unique surroundings.  The building doubles as a church on Sundays. Some of the best Italian food to be found on the Peak to Peak.  Rumor has it the Pesto Pizza and the fruit pies are not to be missed! Located at 8 Utica Street in Ward. (303) 459-0358.

The Central City Opera House opened its doors in 1878, but the mines had played out and the crowds had left.  The grand building reopened its doors again in 1932 and never looked back.  Visitors return yearly to see the latest production in the intimate opera house.  Locals said they never appreciated opera until visiting the Central City Opera House and now they wouldn’t miss a summer production.  Located at 124 Eureka Street, Central City.  (303) 292-6500

Century Casino is the favored casino for gambling and really good food.  Main Street, Central City. Located at 102 Main Street, Central City. (303) 582-5050.

JKQ BBQ is lauded as the best barbecue around.  Located in Central City for the past five years, owners Joe and Cara Tinucci take their barbecue seriously.  Look for their set-up at local Central City festivals. Located at 131 Main Strreet, Central City. (303) 331-8772.

Mountain Goat Gallery highlights Glass wall murals, art and designer jewelry created by Maribel Luna. Everything is created by her in the studio located in the back of the Art Gallery.  Luna also creates one of a kind custom art glass and jewelry for her clients. Main Street in Central City.  (303) 582-3471.

Mountain Menagerie has over 11,000 sq. feet of antiques and collectibles, from primitives to ironstone, linens to furniture and cast iron to toys.  Located at 121 Main St, Central City. (303) 582-5365.

Reserve Casino is the favored casino for those who want gambling and live music. Located at 321 Gregory St, Central City. (303) 582-0800.

The Meadow Mountain Cafe in Allenspark is a popular eatery for travelers and locals alike.  Serving American fare, they cater to vegetarians as well.  Fun outdoor seating.  441 Business Highway 7, Allenspark. (303) 747-2541.

Wondervu Cafe, in Coal Creek Canyon is one of those places that warrants a visit due to its unique charm.  The Wondervu Cafe offers fun, good food, great coffee and a quintessential Colorado moment.  Highway 72, Coal Creek Canyon.  (303) 642-7197.

Ameristar Hotel and Casino in Black Hawk has been a regular destination in this Gaming town. Stepping into Ameristar Casino Resort Spa Black Hawk is like entering a landmark mountain lodge in one of the West’s best-loved National Parks. With its soaring, skylight ceilings, slate floors, timber beams, and massive floor-to-ceiling stone fireplaces, this two-story casino has a rustic elegance. Located at Address: 111 Richman St, Black Hawk. (720) 946-4000.
Centennial Bank and Trust has been in the Nederland community for just a few years but has quickly proven to be a local, consistent, small town bank. The original bank, Peak National Bank, was founded in 1986. Located at 26 Hwy 119, Nederland. (303) 258-7071.
Nederland Veterinary Hospital opened their doors in 1979 and has been providing quality veterinary care since. Located at 646 Hwy 119 S., Nederland. (303)358-7355.
Pioneer Inn is another steady business located in Nederland. The Pioneer Inn opened in 1972 and provides a wonderful American/ Mexican cuisine with live music several nights per week. Located at 15 E. 1st Street, Nederland. (303) 258-7733.

Nederland Community Presbyterian Church has been providing formal worship services in Nederland since 1912. NCPC is a church of open doors, open minds and open hearts. Located at 210 N Jefferson St, Nederland. (303) 258-3579

Don’t see your business listed here? Over the next year we hope to include a little information about every business in the peak to peak region. Send in your paragraph to pubisher1977@gmail.com for inclusion in an upcoming issue of The Mountain-Ear, providing quality news coverage of the peak to peak region since 1977.