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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Great Divide Cleaning Service: Owners no scrubs when it comes to good work

It’s a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it and do it well. The staff members of Great Divide Cleaning Service are those people when it comes to keeping the floors of Northwest Colorado spiffy as the Best Carpet Cleaners of Moffat County.

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Megan Jones and Capo Salon bring color, style to Moffat County

Megan Jones won best hair stylist and her salon won best hair salon in Moffat County.

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KS Kreations bakes up winning reputation with homemade treats

Mother/daughter team Kandee Dilldine and Kassie Vessely have a pretty sweet gig. The sugary output of KS Kreations won it the honor of Best Bakery in the 2015 Best of Moffat County voting.

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Carelli’s takes home seconds as Best Lunch, Dinner Restaurant in Moffat County

Local favorite receives Best Pizza, Sandwich, Italian Restaurant honors

The voters have spoken, and the result is “Viva Italia!” Carelli’s Pizzeria & Pasta repeated as the dominant force in Craig’s dining scene, with five wins in the 2015 Best of Moffat County, again picking up Best Lunch, Dinner, Italian Restaurant, Pizza and Sandwich.

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Masterworks Mechanical are masters of HVAC in Moffat County

Masterworks Mechanical has been a mainstay in the Craig business community for nearly 27 years, providing for the Yampa Valley’s plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning needs.

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Gallery focuses on customer service and quality furniture

Steve Bell, owner of the Furniture Gallery of Craig, was not surprised when his store took first place in Best of Moffat County’s furniture store category.

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Best of Moffat County attorney makes Craig home

In Craig, Sherman Romney found an ideal town to call home for his family as well as his legal career.

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Vallarta's provides Moffat County's best Mexican food with a heart

Seven years ago, four brothers — Roy, Mario, Pepe and Cubas Nuñez — combined their respective knowledge, skills and mother’s recipes to start their own business in Craig: Vallartas Restaurant. The restaurant serves food, but their priority is to be a part of the community.

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Cool Water Grille serves up best breakfast, Bloody Marys

The breakfast and lunch restaurant on Yampa Avenue has become a popular morning location for Craig patrons.

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Cramer's positive approach wins Best Personal Trainer

The owner of Warrior Princess Training, Jessie Cramer was voted Best Personal Trainer in Moffat County.

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Elkhead Reservoir a favorite spot to get outdoors

The lake northeast of Craig, along with surrounding trails and campgrounds, is the best Recreation Area in Moffat County for 2014.

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Best Place to Buy a Gift: Spirit Pass has plethora of gift offerings

Walking into Spirit Pass is like entering a world of gifts galore, which is why the intricate retail store won first place in the Best Place to Buy a Gift category in this year’s Best of Moffat County contest.

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Best Doctor: Scott Ellis knows how to deliver

Hospital’s OB-GYN voted Moffat County’s best doctor

Scott Ellis has been present at the births of countless infants and advised numerous parents-to-be on how to handle pregnancy health, but no matter how many times it happens, it’s always a fresh experience.

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MJK sees success with larger location

Business wins Best Paint Store, Home and Garden Supplier

MJK Ace Hardware was voted Best Home and Garden Supplier and Best Paint Store in Moffat County. The family business, part of Northwest Colorado since 1976, has continued to see a surge of customers with its developments in recent years.

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JW Snack’s takes Best Bar, Best Outdoor Dining

Danny Griffith has a vision for the kind of atmosphere he wants in his business — one where people can pull up a stool or chair, settle in and stay for a while.