Westward hotel drops 'Ho' after renovation

Crews removed the "Ho" from the sign at the Westward Ho motel last week.

The name change is part of an overall renovation of the hotel, 517 E. Victory Way.

The renovation includes removal of the swimming pool, paving the parking lot and remodeling the rooms, resident manager Sandi Stapelton said.

When the renovation is complete sometime next year, rooms will have new carpet, new linens and pillow tops on all the mattresses, Stapelton said.

"We are trying to do (the rooms) two at a time," she said.

But with hunters and pipeline workers making hotel rooms a hot commodity in Craig this fall, the Westward will have to work on one room at a time for the next few weeks.

Neolithics marks eight years

Neolithics owner Carol Wilson is celebrating the store's eighth anniversary this month. The store, at 565 Yampa Ave., sells jewelry, metal detectors and a variety of gems and gifts.

To mark the occasion, Wilson offered cake to her customers Saturday. Neolithics opened on Victory Way eight years ago, but moved downtown about a year later.

Murdoch's ranch supply store celebrates grand opening

Apparently the Craig Chamber of Commerce's scissors couldn't get the job done.

For the Murdoch's grand opening Friday, store manager Jarrod Bell used a chainsaw to cut the ribbon instead of the Chamber's oversized scissors.

The ranch supply store, which opened its doors in early August, celebrated the grand opening last weekend with the ribbon cutting and special offers throughout the store, 2355 West Victory Way.

The Boseman, Mont.-based company has 15 stores in five western states.

John Parkes, Murdoch's Human resources director, said Friday the company wanted to open a store in Craig because it seemed the kind of town that could use a ranch store.

Since opening in August, Bell, who transferred to Craig to open the store, said the response has been great.

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