Business Buzz: Taco Bell/KFC open during renovations through October |

Business Buzz: Taco Bell/KFC open during renovations through October

One local fast food spot is hoping to get a little faster.

Renovations began last Monday at Craig’s Taco Bell/Kentucky Fried Chicken at 707 W. Victory Way. Construction in the lobby has temporarily closed the restaurant to dine-in customers, though the drive-thru lane will remain operational amid the work, said manager Jennifer Jantzen.

The project is expected to last through Oct. 30 with the goal of opening additional lines and expediting service for all patrons whether at the counter or at the window.

“We’re very excited and we hope to improve our speed and make our customers happier,” Jantzen said.

Workforce Center to host job fair

The Craig Workforce Center will host a job fair from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion. Over 20 employers will be present, and door prizes will be provided by participating businesses.

Job-seekers are invited to bring resumes and dress to impress. The Workforce Center has qualified staff available to help job-seekers build and improve their resumes, learn interviewing skills or get tips on how to navigate a job fair.

To pre-register, visit

Workshops are also available through the Workforce Center to prepare for the job fair, including one on interviewing tips Tuesday. Call 970-824-3246 to register for the workshop.

Big Three Auto Repair and Leatherworks now open

Big Three Auto Repair & Leatherworks, 1610 N. Yampa Ave., is open for business, offering mechanical repairs and custom leatherworking.

“We do just about anything as far as auto,” said co-owner Pat Duzik. “We do cars, pickups, diesel pickups, trucks, tractors, just about anything you want to bring in.”

Duzik said his hourly mechanic rate is $65 and he also offers some cosmetic repair services.

In addition to mechanical work, Big Three sells custom leatherwork products made by Duzik and his wife Betty Ann.

“We build any kind of leather craft gifts, hand-tooled leather craft, hand-stamped leather craft, bible covers, holsters, gun cases, belts, whatever you’d like,” Duzik said.

An open house will be held at the store on Nov. 6 and 7 with door prizes and refreshments. There is also a free leatherworking class on Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m. to work on basics of the craft, Betty Ann said.

Big Three is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and hosts a devotional service called Gearheads for Christ at 9 a.m. on the third Saturday of every month.

Precision Auto Service welcomes Eric Caster

Precision Auto Service, Inc. recently welcomed Eric Caster back to the Yampa Valley

Eric has over 22 years of automotive technician experience. He owned his own automotive repair shop in Fort Collins for seven years before deciding to move back to the Valley to be closer to family.

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