Business Buzz: Craig hotel displays new sign |

Business Buzz: Craig hotel displays new sign

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

The Clarion Inn & Suites, of Craig, recently completed the latest phase of its re-branding with the addition of a new sign on its premises at 300 S. Colorado Highway 13.

The official metal sign replaces a banner that was used for several months as the business underwent numerous changes. Formerly a Holiday Inn, the hotel took on the Clarion name in January after being purchased in November 2013 by New York-based company Jacobs Real Estate Advisors.

For more information about the Clarion, call 970-824-4000.

Craig barbecue spot closes

Mom and Pop’s BBQ, 1740 E. U.S. Highway 40, recently shut down operations. The restaurant, managed by Gabriel and Joy Daigle, is currently up for sale.

The Daigles, who could not be reached for comment, opened Mom and Pop’s in late 2012 to provide spicy Cajun food and rich desserts to locals and visitors. They took over the site from Pankey’s Smoked BBQ and had operated out of the location themselves a year before that.

The Daigles also have owned several eateries during their time in Craig.

For more information about the property, call 970-963-0679.

Legislation eases search for public records

In early May, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill into law that will make public records more accessible.

According to the legislation, House Bill 14-1193, a custodian can impose a fee on the “research and retrieval of public records” only if the fee policy is published on the custodian’s website or elsewhere. Also, the first hour of public records research cannot be charged, according to the law language.

The law went into effect Tuesday.