West Theatre in Craig upgrades technology

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Moviegoers rejoice — the West Theatre recently made upgrades that could allow 3-D flicks to come to Moffat County in the future.

Manager Debbie Winder said theater one had a silver screen installed just before Valentine’s Day.

The new screen allows for 3-D movies, although a pricey new projector will be needed to utilize it, and as of now there are no plans to purchase one.

Winder said the theater is making upgrades one step at a time, and that the new screen is clearer and brighter than the former screen in the theater.

In addition to the silver screen, a surround sound system was installed in the same theater.

To best utilize the surround sound, Winder said action movies likely will be shown in theater number one.

The theater is located at 29 E. Victory Way.

Deer Park Inn & Suites given designation

Best Western Deer Park Inn & Suites, 262 Commerce St., recently got a slight name change.

The hotel was recently given the “Best Western Plus” designation as part of a program approved by the chain in April 2010.

According a news release from Best Western’s corporate office, 800 of the chain’s 2,200 hotels are expected to fall under the designation.

“Plus” hotels offer the same amenities as a Best Western, but with updated furnishings, high-quality bedding and upgraded bath amenities.

The Best Western Plus Deer Park Inn & Suites provides guests with free high-speed Internet, HD LCD flat panel televisions, in-room microwaves and refrigerators, and a hot breakfast buffet.

The hotel can be contacted at 824-9282.

Maybell restaurant reopens for season

Lou’s, a restaurant in Maybell, has reopened for the season.

Currently the restaurant is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

In March, it will resume service Wednesday through Monday.

The restaurant serves homestyle food, and breakfast is served throughout the day.

Owner Pam Zummach said the restaurant takes pride in using very few processed foods.

Lou’s is located at 60211 W. U.S. Highway 40, and can be reached at 272-3019.

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