One of the oldest banks in northwest Colorado rebranded its business with 10 First National Bank of the Rockies branches — including one in Craig — being renamed Bank of the San Juans following an acquisition by Montana-based Glacier Bancorp Inc., according to a news release.
Summer contest winners announced
Shopping locally has paid off for quite a few Northwest Colorado residents, as well as the businesses they’ve patronized. The Locals Love You More contest sponsored by Craig’s Downtown Business Association during the summer recently announced the winners of a variety of prizes, 44 to be exact. Names were drawn at random Thursday morning from a collection of entries from shoppers.
Furniture Gallery of Craig, 385 Ranney St., is seeking to remodel its interior, but first they’ll need to get rid of some of their stock. The store will be open Labor Day offering considerable price drops on items for customers.
Perhaps the most important role of a mortuary is to be compassionate, caring and understanding to the families that have lost loved ones. That’s exactly what Owen Grant has done for the Craig community for the last 34 years as owner of Grant Mortuary. After being a humble servant to thousands of local residents, the time has come for Grant to retire from his full-time duties.
The Craig Daily Press and The Print Shop have a new employee. Anna Griffing recently started as a new graphic designer, replacing Laura Sigmund, whose last day with the business was Friday.
A group of local and regional leaders representing Colorado sporting organizations, small businesses, lodging and retailers recently announced the launch of the Hunting Works For Colorado partnership.
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will host a Craig Chamber Mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the VNA offices located at 745 Russell St. in Craig.
Drilling in Moffat, Routt counties will continue through 2015
Southwestern Energy’s oil and gas play in Northwest Colorado got much bigger in July after the company entered an agreement to acquire an additional 74,000 net acres of mineral leases in the Niobrara shale formation for $31 million.
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City Council will hear report by September
Local residents met Wednesday evening at the City Council Chambers for a presentation from the Colorado Center for Community Development through University of Colorado Denver focusing on the facades of Craig businesses, specifically those along Yampa Avenue. This is part of a project first funded by the city and Department of Local Affairs in April as a way to revitalize interest in the downtown area.
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Venues in both Moffat and Routt counties played host to the Colorado Space Business Roundtable Wednesday and Thursday as part of the second annual Aerospace Business Development Road Trip. A crowd of about 50 — including Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid and Colorado House of Representatives candidate Chuck McConnell, among others — gathered Thursday morning at Colorado Northwestern Community College to hear an array of speakers discuss the ever-changing world of aircrafts and related topics.
The Craig Daily Press is pleased to introduce Lauren Blair to the community. Blair will take Andy Bockelman’s place covering health care and education, and Bockelman will move into the sports and entertainment reporter position.
2nd quarter looks good
The hotel and motel industry in Craig hit the lowest point in recent memory during the first quarter of this year, posting a 60 percent dip in lodging tax mainly due to Craig Station not conducting its spring outage.
Craig residents who want to sell their homes are working against a challenging market this year. “Our pocket here in Northwest Colorado — and as a general rule on the entire Western Slope — there’s little spots that are seeing activity, but as an overall picture (the seller’s market is) sub par,” said Chuck Cobb, Cornerstone Realty broker assistant.