2012 Best of Moffat County!

Voting is still open for the 2012 Best of Moffat County contest! Vote at www.craigdailypress.com/submit/bestofmoffatcounty. Voting is open until 5 p.m. May 29. Results will appear here as well as in the June edition of Moffat Monthly. 2011 winners are listed below.

Moffat County is best known for its outdoor recreational opportunities, but we do not live by outdoor fun alone. The men, women and businesses that provide valuable products and services to residents and visitors alike make Moffat County the great place it is.

To honor those individuals and businesses, the Craig Daily Press and Moffat Monthly are excited to bring you the Best of Moffat County. This section was voted on by our readers and Moffat County residents. It includes shopping merchants, services, doctors, dining spots and auto dealers.

The top vote-getters represent the favorites of the customers and clients served by the individuals and businesses that are our neighbors, and make Moffat County such a great place to live (and visit).

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Read the 2011 Best of Moffat County Stories from Moffat Monthly

2011 Best of Moffat County Winners

Best Pet Groomer

April Rubley

(The Dog & I)



Best Hardware Store

MJK Ace Hardware

Best Construction Company

APH Construction

Best Tire Store

Big O Tires



Best Paint Store

MJK Ace Hardware

Best Dentist

Dr. Dushan Voyich

Best Meat Retailer

Brother’s Custom Processing



Best Insurance Agency

Mountain West

Best Chiropractor

Dr. Kirk McKey

(McKey Chiropractic)

Best Car Dealership

Cook Chevrolet and Subaru



Best Cup of Coffee

Mudd Shack

Best Veterinarian

Dr. Wayne Davis

(Craig Veterinary)



Best Nurse

Dave Higgins, RN and CEN




Best Automotive Repair

Precision Auto Service

Best Mexican Food


Best Doctor

Dr. Dennis Kinder, MD

(TMH Clinic)

Best Equipment Rental

Severson Supply and Rental



Best Chicken Wings

JW Snacks

Best Furniture Store

Furniture Gallery



Best Daycare Provider

Shelly Duzik


Best Lunch Restaurant

JW Snacks

Best Physical Therapist

Rich Sadvar

(Craig Physical Ther.)



Best Law Enforcement Officer

Sheriff Tim Jantz

Best Realtor

Kim Cox

(Cornerstone Realty)

Best Dinner Restaurant

Tin Cup Grill



Best Attorney

Sherman Romney

Best Gas/Convenience

Kum & Go

Best Steak Dinner

Tin Cup Grill



Best Florist

Shirley Balleck

(Flower Mine)



Best Breakfast Burrito

Los Jilbertos


Best Pharmacy


Best Local Music Group or Soloist

The Blue Rooster Band



Best Taxidermist

Mark Zimmerman

(Bullseye Taxidermy)

Best Home & Garden Supplier




Best Pet Store

The Jungle

Best Plumber

Masterworks Mechanical

Best Place to Buy a Gift




Best Bar

The Popular

Best Firefighter

Matt Beckett


Best Grocery Store

City Market

Best Flooring Retailer

TLC Carpet One

Best Restaurant for Children




Best Bakery

City Market

Best Breakfast Restaurant

Village Inn



Best Bartender

Michelle Jones

(JW Snacks)

Best Financial Advisor

Dean Brosious

(LPL Financial)



Best Tourist Attraction

Whittle the Wood



Best Massage Therapist

Mika Navratil

(Mika’s Therapeutic)


Best Elected Official

Don Jones

(City of Craig)



Best Annual Event

Whittle the Wood

Best Auto Parts


(T&H Auto Parts)

Best Liquor Store

Eastside Liquor



Best Bank

Yampa Valley Bank

Best Artist

Nini Shroyer


Best Waitress/Waiter

Eileen Kunkle

(Village Inn)


Best Drain & Septic Services

Action Drain




Best Hamburger

OP Bar and Grill

Best Photographer

Eric Hansen

(A Moment’s Focus)

Best Manicurist

Belinda Wyman




Best Health Club

Trapper Fitness Center

Best Place to Catch Up on Gossip

Golden Cavvy

Best Sandwich


Best Landscaping Contractor

Tunies and Such



Best Hotel/Motel

Holiday Inn

Best Italian Food


Best Nonprofit Organization

United Way



Best Hairstylist

Kelsey Bauman

(New Images)



Best Pizza


Best Margarita


Best Place in Moffat County

Loudy Simpson Park



Best Electrician

Danny Quinn

(Triple M Electric)

Best Cell Phone Provider

Verizon Wireless


Best Recreation Spot

Loudy Simpson Park



Best Accountant

Donnie Jones

(Jones and Associates)



Best Customer Service

MJK Ace Hardware


Best Optometrist

Dr. Ron Danner

(Eyecare Specialties)


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Best of Moffat County: Double Barrel Steakhouse wins best place to work with under 20 employees

The restaurant which has been in Craig for almost 11 months after moving from Hayden is the best place to work in Moffat County with under 20 employees.

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Best of Moffat County: Wyman's Museum wins best tourist attraction

The Wyman Museum was voted the best tourist attraction by local residens of Moffat County for 2013.

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Best of Moffat County: O.P. Bar & Grill wins best hamburger

O.P. Bar & Grill is not in the business of making “tiny, wimpy burgers.” Instead, the Craig restaurant boasts big and savory mouth-watering burgers that won the best hamburger in Moffat County.

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Best of Moffat County: Cornerstone Realty wins Best Real Estate Agency

When you walk into Cornerstone Realty in Craig, it’s as if a bright light shines down upon you.

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Best of Moffat County: Lorrae Moon wins best school bus driver

Lorrae Moon is the proud, admittedly over-protective mother of three boys, but she has oodles of other kids. Bus-loads of them, in fact.

Renee Campbell: Thanks for participating in this year's Best of Moffat County

We are excited to present to you the 2013 Best of Moffat County.

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Best of Moffat County: Dave Higgins wins best nurse

Dave Higgins is Moffat County's best nurse for the third year in a row, but that doesn't mean the designation has gone to his head.

List of winners for the 2013 Best of Moffat County

Check out the list of winners from this year's 2013 Best of Moffat County survey.

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Best of Moffat County: Technology and teeth

Dr. Dushan Voyich thinks people have some misconceptions about going to the dentist. “There’s a few things that everybody’s afraid of and that would be getting an injection and also drilling,” the 49-year-old Livingston, Mont. native said. However, as with most areas of medicine, Voyich, who was named top dentist in the Craig Daily Press’ Best of Moffat County contest, said new technology has made the process of maintaining dental health easier on the patient. Smaller-caliber needles and new delivery systems have eased the pains resulting from an injection, and the same kind of advances have been made in the area of drilling.

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Best of Moffat County: Delivering dreams

In 2000, Craig resident Dean Brosious was at a career crossroads. After graduating from the University of Wyoming with a bachelor's degree in business and economics, the Ralston, Wyo., native quickly found a job as a banker, a career that would transplant him from Powell, Wyo., through Glenwood Springs to Craig. However, after living in Craig for several years, the bank he was working at was sold, and after running a land title company for 10 years, Brosious, 60, who operates LPL Financial Services at 101 W. Victory Way, decided he wanted to help people manage their own money rather than lend it to them. “At the bank I would loan people money to try and start businesses and be able to buy the things they want to,” he said. “I’m at the opposite end of it now where they bring me money rather than me loaning them money.”

2011 Best of Moffat County winners

... as voted on by Craig Daily Press readers

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More than a profession: Wayne Davis earns nod as Moffat County’s best veterinarian

While in college, Wayne Davis had a part-time job at a veterinary clinic and knew something was special about the work he was doing. “With all the jobs I held between high school and college, everything was always interesting at first, but then got boring,” Davis said. “When I started working with veterinary medicine, I knew it would never get boring.” Davis, owner of the Craig Veterinary Hospital, 73 Commerce St., was voted best veterinarian in the Craig Daily Press’ 2011 Best of Moffat County contest.

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Art everywhere through these eyes: Moffat County’s best artist sees the world in a different light

A splash of red, a scribble of green, a speck of purple. That’s how some might see a painting if they stared at it from an inch away. Local artist Nini Shroyer views it in reverse. Shroyer, winner of best artist in the Craig Daily Press’ 2011 Best of Moffat County contest, paints according to how she views the world, in terms of color, and how it forms objects in reality.

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Hair or there: Best hairstylist brings worldly style to local salon

Kelsey Bauman had plans to become a physical therapist, but a key part of the job didn’t appeal to her. “I decided that I wanted to make people feel better not put them in pain,” she said. The decision to choose another line of work has paid off. Bauman won best hairstylist in the Craig Daily Press’ 2011 Best of Moffat County contest.

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I’ll take ‘anxiety’ for $800, Alex: One man’s musing on attempted game show stardom

What is a dream? For some people that may be a question, but for me it’s the answer, or at least the way it has to be phrased. Let me elaborate. For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a knack for retaining trivia tidbits, layer upon layer of informational items useful to some — or no one — depending on how much or little they need to know about a given subject.