Breathing new life into an old tradition

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With such a strong turnout Monday for Grand Olde West Days, the move to bring the event back to the downtown area has proven to be a resounding success.

Organizers who had the foresight to "live in the past" should be congratulated.

Most vendors and store owners alike said business was booming on Monday.

The museum broke its single-day attendance record with 1,780 visitors at its Buffalo Bill collection debut.

At a time when people across the country are seeing the steady decline and even death of their downtown areas, it is nice to see an event pump some new life into the heart of Craig.

The Grand Olde West Days has once again proven to a vital event that must be supported by the community through volunteerism.

We believe that this event is not only good for the Memorial Day weekend but exposes Moffat County to visitors who might not otherwise get a chance to get acquainted with our community.

This means they may come back on other occasions, which would have obvious repercussions on the area's economy.

Once again, the organizers and volunteers of Grand Olde West Days should be commended for their efforts on pulling off such a successful event.

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