Alumni: Mike Anson, Nancy Bohrer and Michael Todd Reece

Mike Anson

Year graduated from Moffat County High School: 1988

Did you participate in any extracurricular activities?

I was on the varsity golf team

What was the best part about attending MCHS?

That's was a long time ago: I liked it because it was a smaller school and you knew about everybody in the school.

Do you remember what your GPA was in high school?

I don't remember; it wasn't bad but I was more of a middle-of-the-road student.

What was your favorite year and why?

I guess probably my senior year because of the excitement of not knowing what was going to come afterward.

What do you do now for a living?

(Anson is the owner and founder of Anson Excavating & Pipe Inc., a local company that does excavation and infrastructure work.)

Is that what you had planned when you were going to high school?

Actually, : in high school, I thought I wanted to own my own business. At that time, I wasn't sure what kind of business it was going to be but after I went to college for a few years, I got interested in construction and so that's what I went to college for.

Making a contribution to the community is one of the criteria used to select this year's honored alumni. What do you think you've done to contribute to Moffat County since you graduated high school?

We've done a number of projects around town. (Anson added that his company donated time to help the Beautification Committee and the Craig Chamber of Commerce develop a project on the corner of Fourth and Ranney Streets.) We've done some (work) for the school (district) : We donated quite a bit of time to the Habitat (for Humanity) house. (Anson said the company also gives scholarships to Moffat County High School students.)

Nancy Bohrer

Year graduated from Moffat County High School: 1988

Did you participate in any extracurricular activities?

Not really, no.

What was the best part about attending MCHS?

Probably hanging out with your friends.

Do you remember what your GPA was in high school?

I have no idea.

What was your favorite year and why?

Definitely my senior year : because you : think when you're a kid, you can't wait to get out of there. I had a job and you're just more independent. You're ready to get out there in the world.

What do you do now for a living?

I work for Abbey Carpet now.

Is that what you had planned when you were going to high school?

No. I wanted to be a hairstylist when I was in high school.

Did something change your plans?

It's just the way life went, I guess. It just didn't happen. I got married and came back here.

What do you think you've done to contribute to the Craig community since you graduated high school?

(The honored alumni nomination) actually caught me by surprise. The only thing I can think of is that I worked at Maurices for eight years. I worked with all the high school kids, helping them pick out outfits, basically watching them from the time they started shopping there from eighth grade on.

Michael Todd Reece

Year graduated from Moffat County High School: 1988

Did you participate in any extracurricular activities?

I did football, wrestling : (and) track; I was in band for a while.

What did you play in band?

Saxophone; I probably couldn't do it now.

What was the best part about attending MCHS?

I think it was just being around all your friends. I had a good time in high school, so just being around your friends and getting to do things together.

What was your favorite year and why?

Definitely senior year. : They give you a little more freedom and there's more things to do. You're kind of in charge of the other classes - you kind of help them out : they give you a little more responsibility, (which) is good when you're a senior.

What do you do now for a living?

I'm a civilian contractor - I volunteered to go (to Iraq). (Reece is a former deputy at the Moffat County Sheriff's Office. He also worked with the Mesa County Sheriff's Office and the Grand Junction Police Department.)

Are you going to Iraq to serve as a police officer?

Actually, my title is now dignitary protection services trainer, and basically my job is we're trying to set up a dignitary protection organization for the country of Iraq.

When you were in high school, did you plan on becoming a police officer after graduation?

I thought of being a police officer, but I just never followed through with it. In high school, I worked at City Market for quite a few years and right after high school I pretty much moved all over the country, from coast to coast : just checking things out. I kept coming back to : Colorado.

At what point did you decide to become a police officer?

I was working at Colowyo (Coal Co.) and I had accident there-rolled a 240-ton haul truck : so they let me go. (After the accident,) there was an opportunity to go to the police academy in Rangely. So, since I thought of doing that before, I thought, 'Here's my opportunity.'"

What do you think you've done to contribute to the Craig community since you graduated high school?

I think being (in) law enforcement, especially with the Moffat County Sheriff's Office. (Reece added that he worked with what is now called the All Crimes Enforcement Team, has taught the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program to local students for about three years.)

I think I've contributed : to the safety of Craig and the community and teaching children.

Note: Michael Todd Reece was scheduled to return to Iraq on Oct. 8. He was on vacation when this interview was conducted.

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