2012 Best of Moffat County!

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M2 Minute with Janet Sheridan: Columnist pays tribute to rodeo cowpokes

I admire the daring and skill of those who rodeo, especially the students who competed in the Colorado State High School Rodeo finals and the Little Britches Rodeo hosted by Craig this year. I never had their ability, but I did have a passion for mounting up and heading out, as illustrated by the following cowboy poem I penned.

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Laid-back Loudy: Readers peg Loudy-Simpson Park as Moffat County’s best recreation spot

When Tammy Seela pulls into Loudy-Simpson Park at 5 a.m. every morning, it comes as no surprise to her to see people out and about. Seela, Moffat County’s parks and recreation manager, said people are constantly walking the trails, enjoying the picnic area, or exercising their dogs at the park.

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‘Care about your clients’: Kim Cox voted Moffat County’s best Realtor

When Scott and Robyn Kitchen have a home to sell, they know just who to call — longtime friend and Craig Realtor Kim Cox, who has helped them sell two homes in less-than-ideal markets. “There wasn’t anything she couldn’t do, no question she couldn’t answer,” Robyn said of her experiences with Cox.

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Providing Craig with the creature comforts: Readers select Furniture Gallery of Craig as best store

As you enter the doors of Furniture Gallery of Craig, you can expect to be greeted with some easy listening Muzak and a serene forest décor. You can plop down in a sofa or curl up on one of the store’s mattresses. And, if one of the staff members hasn’t approached you yet, they’ll be more than ready once you’re prepared to start checking prices on the furnishings you need in your home.

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‘Top of our list’: Customer service leads MJK to multiple 2011 Best of Moffat County awards

For Lonnie Kawcak and his family, running MJK Sales and Hardware boils down to one thing — customer service. “We want to treat people the way that we want to be treated, said Lonnie, 59. “We have about 25 people on staff any given day and they all concentrate on giving great customer service.” Lonnie, his wife Lorraine and their sons Blake and Blaine own and operate MJK on Ranney Street.

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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.