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As I drive around Craig, I am amazed when I realize the numerous businesses that I forgot to mention have made improvements to buildings to better serve customers in recent years.
This week, I add Craig Fire & Safety, 463 Ranney St., which has expanded its retail space, and Ocean Pearl, 441 W. Victory Way, which has remodeled the interior of the restaurant, to the long list.
A quarter of a century and still going strong
There was a time in America when it was common for someone to work at his or her job for 25 to 40 years, but nowadays it seems these stories are few and far between.
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Craig Steel celebrating its 30th year under its current ownership; this week, I want to inform you that Dick Conner, general manager of Boy-Ko Supply, celebrated his 25th year with the company Feb. 13.
Conner started out at Boy-Ko in sales and eventually was promoted to general manager.
When asked how he got started at Boy-Ko, Conner explained that he was selling mobile homes and modulars when he read an ad in the newspaper that said "Will trade pick-up for mobile home." It was then that he knew it was time to change careers.
Conner went on to say, "I enjoy people; I really just enjoy going and seeing people."
Cameron Robinson, employee of Boy-Ko, said he is a great boss.
"He is just a people person," Robinson said. "He is just friendly, outgoing and a great guy."
The best thing anyone can say about Conner is that "he is hilarious," Robinson said, and many customers inquire about his demeanor, wondering if he ever has a bad day.
You can congratulate Conner on this milestone by stopping by Boy-Ko Supply at 1589 W. Victory Way or by calling the business at 824-8106.
Pet adoption hours have been extended
As of Feb. 1, Bear Creek Animal Hospital took over the operation of the Craig Animal Shelter.
"This will result in some positive changes in shelter operations," said Carol Scott, treasurer of the Humane Society of Moffat County. "The most positive change (is) expanded adoption hours. Previously, animals could only be adopted from animal control officers from 11 (a.m.) to noon and 3 to 4 (p.m.) on weekdays and 11 (a.m.) to noon on Saturdays."
Now, Scott said, adoptions may be made during any of Bear Creek Animal Hospital's regular clinic hours.
You can contact Bear Creek Animal Hospital by stopping by the 2430 E. Victory Way location or by calling 824-5964.