August 18, 2012
Blaine Kawcak stands on a bulldozer in front of MJK Sales & Feed Ace Hardware’s future location on west First St. near Colorado Highway 13. The 25,500-square foot structure will be home to MJK’s hardware operations.
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Some say the people of Craig are tied to this town by a boomerang effect. An almost supernatural phenomenon that first encourages young people to leave home, explore and chart their own paths. But as powerful the urge may be to experience a world beyond northwest Colorado’s boundaries, so too is the desire to one day return, settle down or join the family business. Blaine Kawcak, 27, is one of many Craig natives who appears to be following that familiar story line.