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Eastside Liquor under new ownership

— Jim Duran worked on-and-off at his father-in-law’s liquor store, Loadout Liquor, for 25 years.

So, when Duran’s father-in-law, Dave Adams, passed away, owning a liquor store was on Duran’s wish list.

“I’ve always wanted a liquor store,” Duran said. “But the timing wasn’t right.”

The timing changed two months ago, when Duran purchased East Side Liquor, 539 E. Victory Way, from Roger Corey.

It is one of Duran’s many businesses ventures in Craig, including Duran & Pearce Contractors. His family will mostly handle the liquor store venture.

“The kids are coming back and running this whole thing,” said Duran, a Craig resident for 42 years. He added, “I would like everyone to come in and check it out, and I am wanting people to know. I’m not going anywhere.”

Upgrades at movie theater

A water leak led to some new upgrades at West Theatre, 29 E. Victory Way.

“We had a water leak, and the new carpet looks so pretty that we decided to put up new wall paper,” said Debbie Winder, the movie theater’s manager.

The wallpaper is expected to be up soon, and Winder said other, unnamed upgrades to the building are being discussed.

Curves now sponsors for cancer research

Curves International, the world’s largest franchise of fitness clubs, recently announced it is the first corporation to become a National Corporate Team Program member of the American Cancer Society’s two signature events – Relay For Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

Companies must have at least 50 teams entered in Relay For Life events and 1,000 registered walkers in Making Strides to qualify as a National Corporate Team Program Member.

Independent Curves locations across the states fielded 555 Relay For Life teams and 411Making Strides teams in 2006, and raised more than $780,000.

The Craig branch of Curves, 1111 W. Victory Way in the Centennial Mall, also has a Relay For Life team, “The Curvaceous Babes,” which is currently No. 1 in fund-raising efforts toward the Craig’s Relay For Life, to be held at Moffat County High School on July 20 and 21.

Maurices is another national sponsor with a local store – 1111 W. Victory Way – and team, called “Maurices” involved with Craig’s Relay For Life.