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The list of improvements continues.

I am simply amazed at the number of businesses that have made Craig look a little better.

This week, I was notified that I had forgotten a business that has torn down two existing stores and built two newly expanded stores here in Craig. They are: Kum & Go, 895 Yampa Ave., and Kum & Go, 700 E. Victory Way.

I also had forgotten Intermountain Appliance, 395 School St., which remodeled its sales floor to include a newly redesigned showroom to display products differently to the passersby.

New sign shop in town

Bruin Banner and Sign Source has purchased Sign Source.

Ernie Thiel, owner/principal manager, said he purchased the business for two reasons.

"Business in Craig was increasing," Thiel said, and he wanted to purchase an existing business that had a reputation for good service. Sign Source formerly was owned and operated by Danny Griffith for 15 years.

Thiel, who has owned Bruin Signs in Steamboat Springs for seven years, has been in the business for nearly 30 years and is excited to bring that experience to Craig.

The business will offer a full service shop offering everything you could think of in indoor and outdoor advertising.

Some of these items are monument signs, large or small scale commercial signs, vehicle wraps, design work or any other type of promotional items.

Thiel said Bruin Banner and Sign Source will be able to offer more affordable pricing with the updated equipment that they have moved to Craig. You can contact the store by stopping by the 406 Yampa Ave., location, or by calling 824-8133.

Salon has sole owner

Nakita Nails and Tanning was located in the Country Mall until it burned, and the business had to relocate. Because of the fire, Roxanne Nelson decided to join forces with Debbie Tomlin, and they formed Nakita Mountain Spa.

About a month ago, Nelson purchased Tomlin's interest in the business and now is the sole owner.

Nelson is the nail tech, Jayna Goodwin provides all services with the exception of massage services, and Jannie Brenner is the massage therapist.

Not many changes are planned, but the business is interested in expanding staff, so if you are interested in becoming a technician or interested in its services, you can visit at the 25 W. Victory Way location, or call at 824-1717 to set up an appointment.


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