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‘A good challenge’: Best accountant Don Jones a numbers man through and through

Don Jones has known since high school what he wanted to do. At his recent 20-year high school reunion, he was reminded from his yearbook that he knew he wanted to be a “successful accountant in the business world.” Now the owner of Jones & Associates, Inc., public accounting firm is celebrating the success of being voted best accountant in the Craig Daily Press’ Best of Moffat County contest.

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Triple threat: Carelli's voted to have best pizza, sandwich, Italian food

Carelli's Pizzeria & Pasta has been voted to have Moffat County's best sandwich, pizza and Italian food.

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Snack’s shares no secrets: J.W. Snack's wins best lunch restaurant, best chicken wings

Craig Daily Press readers voted J.W. Snack's as the best lunch restaurant and best place to eat chicken wings in Best of Moffat County.

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Good grub at the Grill: Tin Cup wins best steak dinner, best dinner restaurant

Craig Daily Press readers selected Tin Cup Grill as having Moffat County's best steak dinner and as the best dinner restaurant.

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Where’s the beef? The O.P.: Best hamburger to be found at O.P. Bar & Grill

The O.P. Bar & Grill was selected to have the best hamburger in the 2011 Best of Moffat County contest.

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Body and soul: Moffat County’s best nurse tends to patients’ physical, emotional well-being

If you’re a patient under the care of nurse Dave Higgins, it’s a safe bet you’re probably going through a rough patch. Higgins, 48, is the clinical lead in the emergency department at The Memorial Hospital in Craig. He also oversees the hospital’s new infusion clinic for chemotherapy patients. This year, Higgins was named best nurse in Moffat County in the Craig Daily Press’ 2011 Best of Moffat County contest.

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Humble health care: Dr. Dennis Kinder earns title of county’s best physician

Dr. Dennis Kinder offered a practical explanation on why he was named Moffat County’s best physician. “I’ve been working here for quite a while now, and I have a fair population of patients,” Kinder said. It’s an appropriately modest response from the humble internist. While it may be true that Kinder has grown his list of patients over the years, his response overlooks the compassionate and good-humored care Kinder is known for.

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Simply put — service and smiles: Moffat County’s best waitress puts people and politeness first

With a restaurant that keeps a wide span of business hours like Village Inn, workers can get used to a variety of customers, from early birds to night owls to everyone in between. In her three decades of waiting tables, Eileen Kunkle has seen them all and then some, but whether the people she serves are individuals there just for a cup of coffee when the doors open or a big family dinner late at night, she makes sure they never go hungry.

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Shack at the top: CDP readers choose Mudd Shack as having the best cup of coffee in town

Mudd Shack in Craig has been selected as having best cup of coffee in the 2011 Best of Moffat County contest.

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Suds and such: Popular Bar named best bar in Best of Moffat County

Popular Bar was selected by Craig Daily Press readers as Moffat County's best bar.

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Double your pleasure: Vallarta's wins best margarita, best Mexican food

Vallarta's Mexican Restaurant awarded best margarita and best Mexican food in 2011 Best of Moffat County.

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The tender bartender: J.W. Snack’s server named best in Moffat County

In the restaurant and nightclub hierarchy, the bouncer at the door of an establishment needs to be tough in order to get rid of ttroublemakers. Inside, the host/hostess and members of the wait staff need to be friendly to give clientele a reason to come back. But, those who work behind the bar have to be equally firm and forthcoming, a balancing act Michelle Jones upholds as she mixes and pours drinks, all while providing an attentive ear for customers.

On the Record for June 23, 2011

On the Record for June 23, 2011

MCTA narrows director search to two candidates

Tourism organization also hires new office assistant

The Moffat County Tourism Association is a step closer to naming a new director. At its Wednesday meeting, the MCTA Board settled on two candidates for the open position to replace outgoing director Marilynn Hill. The board will reconvene June 29 to interview both candidates, whose names will not be released until after the interview process.

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City decides placement of new Whittle the Wood sculptures throughout Craig

Dave Pike, Craig Parks and Recreation director, said the finished works from this year’s Whittle the Wood Rendezvous have been removed from Craig City Park, delivered to new locations, and will be permanently installed within the next few weeks. Typically, the carvings would stay at City Park for a longer duration, but two factors intervened, Pike said. First, the wood used at this year’s event — beetle-kill pine — is prone to cracking. Second, many of this year’s works were delicately carved by artists.

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Athletes gearing up for second year of Craig Duathlon

The Craig Duathlon’s trial run last year to see how it would fit into the well-known Steamboat Springs Running Series seems to have panned out. The local duathlon was added to the Running Series’ 2011 schedule and will take at 8 a.m. Sunday starting at Loudy-Simpson Park, 500 S. Ranney St.

Datebook for June 23, 2011

11 a.m. Story time hosted by the Moffat County Libraries takes place at the Moffat County Fairgrounds covered picnic area. Families can enjoy guest speakers, skits, activities and songs. Call 824-5116.

Briefs for June 23, 2011: Relay team hosts luminaria fundraiser

Children are invited to color a luminaria in remembrance of a loved one lost to cancer, or to honor someone who has won the battle, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the West Routt Library, 201 E. Jefferson Ave., Hayden. The luminarias will be lit during Yampa Valley Relay for Life on July 15 in Craig.

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Crossword for June 23, 2011

Crossword for June 23, 2011

Annie's Mailbox for June 23, 2011: Want to tell lover's husband about affair

I am having an affair with a married woman. We used to live together and then separated under conditions that were totally my fault. Afterward, I begged her forgiveness and proposed marriage. She declined, but we continued our physical relationship. She then abruptly ended this relationship and married someone else. I was devastated.

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Sudoku for June 23, 2011

Sudoku for June 23, 2011

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Comics for June 23, 2011

Comics for June 23, 2011

Horoscope for June 23, 2011

If you can effectively qualify your objectives in the year ahead, you stand a good chance of having your ambitions fulfilled. If you can't, it'll be another story. Don't waste your time and effort on goals too difficult to achieve.