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Kevin Willbanks, general manager of Craig Powersports, stands in the dirt bike showroom Friday at the store east of Craig on U.S. Highway 40.

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My Life, My Words: Kevin Willbanks — A laid-back lifestyle

“I grew up in Dolores, Colo., in the southwest corner of the state. I graduated from the high school there. I then went to college in York, Neb., because that is where a short white guy can play basketball. It was my passion. I really liked sports and wanted to be a coach. Everything kind of changed, though. I thought I’d be with the sport of basketball for a long time and that’s how I would get my living. I even got as far as doing my student teaching in the field. “I had this idea of what coaching was. It is a lot of work for very little pay. I made the basketball team as a freshman when I got there, but didn’t play a lot.

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