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Personal touch pays off for Bank of the San Juans employees

Flint Dillon, Heather Brumblow win Best Customer Service, Best Bank Teller

A banking institution without its own automated teller is a rarity in the 21st century, but the people inside the building can make all the difference in how a patron does business. The Craig branch of Bank of the San Juans took first in two Best of Moffat County categories as employees Heather Brumblow and Flint Dillon cashed in with Best Bank Teller and Best Customer Service, respectively.

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JW Snack’s — Gulf coast goodness wins multiple local awards

There are few places less likely to boast a gulf coast Cajun eatery than the mountains of Colorado, and that’s exactly what compelled the owners of JW Snack’s Bar & Grill to open shop. After just recently celebrating 10 years in business, JW Snack’s won a slew of awards through Best of Moffat County to prove its longevity in Craig, tying with Carelli’s Pizzeria for the most total first-place honors in the restaurant category for owners Danny and Teri Griffith.

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Stockmen's Liquor takes top honors in Best of Moffat County

Lori and Lennie Gillam decided to buy Stockmen’s Liquor 14 years ago so they could spend more time together.

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Vallarta's garners Best Mexican Restaurant for Moffat County

Community service, friendly demeanor complement popular food

The 2016 winner of Best Mexican Restaurant in Moffat County endears itself to customers in ways that transcend food — as a group feasting on dinner recently explained.

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Best Plumber works for winning business

If you need to call a plumber, you’re probably not having the best day. “When your house is flooding, you want to be reassured that the problem is getting corrected,” said Bobby Gillam, Moffat County’s Best Plumber for 2016.

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Moffat County's Best Electrician uses skill to serve community

Don Williams, master electrician at DnT Electric, said his imagination and creative nature are a big part of what make him good at his job.

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Tony St. John exudes kindness on the Moffat County school bus

School district seeks more school bus drivers before fall classes begin

"Today, my kids are great," Tony St. John said. "I love my kids. You still have your ups and downs, but I have far more ups than I do downs.”

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Chuck Cobb wins big recognition from Moffat County

After only a year and a half in his first role as an elected official, Chuck Cobb received major recognition in the 2016 Best of Moffat County competition.

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Double H Outfitters bags best hunting camp

Hunting is big in Moffat County.

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Craig briefs: Preserving the Last Frontier meets June 25

The Preserving the Last Frontier group will meet at 1:30 p.m. June 25 on the second floor of Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St.

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Tuesday's primary election heats up for Colorado U.S. Senate race

On Tuesday, registered Republicans in Northwest Colorado who have not already participated in early voting will have some decisions to make. Following is a brief overview of the primary races concluding on Tuesday and the candidates competing.

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Craig hit with power outages after rough burst of weather

Strong winds and brief rain hit Craig in the late afternoon and early evening Thursday, causing electrical power outrages in multiple parts of town, including Ranney Street and Victory Way, part of isolated showers and thunderstorms throughout Northwest Colorado.

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Steamboat firefighters join fray

Beaver Creek Fire continues to push east

Chief Mel Stewart said firefighters Julie Wernig and Matt Mathison have been assigned to protect structures and are scheduled to return to Steamboat on Sunday. They join the 150 people that are working the fire.

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BLM hears from coal country as it considers program changes

Federal officials saw some of the faces behind the debate over the future of the U.S. coal industry Thursday in Grand Junction, as everyone from miners to people concerned about the local impacts of climate change turned out for a regional Bureau of Land Management meeting.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Finding Dory’ a fine, funny fin-tastic sequel

Memory is a tricky thing. A movie you held in high regard more than 10 years ago may remain in your mind as the best thing you’ve ever seen, or it could just as easily be replaced by the next big fad. Most viewers aren’t likely to forget the feature that preceded “Finding Dory,” yet most who watch this sequel will be remembering it for new reasons.

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Cal Thomas: Character no longer counts

Ranking right up there with the line, "Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?" is this recent headline in The Washington Times: "Honesty issues aside, voters still back Hillary Clinton, poll shows."

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Jonah Goldberg: Time for Trump to put up or shut up

The real estate mogul says he's worth "in excess" of $10 billion. I think he's lying, as does pretty much every expert and financial journalist who has looked into the question. Forbes has put his net worth at $4.5 billion. Bloomberg says it's below $3 billion. Billionaire Mark Cuban has cast doubt on whether Trump is even a billionaire at all.

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On the record for June 23

On the record for June 23.

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Craig's Senior Citizens: A great trip

We had another great river float trip! It's such a fun, relaxing time for all of us — just sitting, soaking up some sun, dragging our feet in the water, watching the birds along the way.

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John Williams: Littwin's disappointing views

Once again, left wing hack, political pundit and renowned hypocrite, Mike Littwin, in his column, shows his true ability to bend the facts while ignoring the actions of the liberal left.