Fred and Angie Pastore: Craig |

Fred and Angie Pastore: Craig

This is an open letter to the residents of Craig.

My family and I came to Craig on vacation about a year and a half ago. We were favorably impressed with this small town and when the opportunity to move up here from Phoenix presented itself, my wife and I decided it would be a great place to raise our children and get back to a life I had known years ago.

Working long days on a ranch out on Colorado Highway 394 and doing the things I loved to do seemed like a dream come true. My wife has become involved in many community activities, the most prominent being The Boys and Girls Club. My son and daughter, Kyle and Allie, have succeeded in making their marks in school and various clubs. We were living what I considered a pretty good life.

Unfortunately, I no longer work on that ranch and employment opportunities in the Craig area are not the best. Ultimately, I have accepted a job offer and we are moving back to Arizona this weekend.

The people we have met, worked with and become friends with have made an indelible mark in our hearts and our minds. To attempt to name and thank each of these people in this letter would take up most of a page in this newspaper. This list would include ranchers and politicians, Boys and Girls Club founders, employees, volunteers and members, school district employees and students, priests and church members, truck drivers, restaurant/business owners and employees, tradesmen and doctors.

We would like to thank the residents of Craig for accepting us as they have. You have made a lasting impression on us and will be remembered for your honesty and integrity. I would hope that these traits that you have remain as they are and not become marred by “big city attitudes.” Remember your families, friends and neighbors, as they are the cornerstone of this community.

Once again, my family and I thank you for the memories and friendships you have so unselfishly given us.


Fred and Angie Pastore


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