Nominate your favorites for the 2018 Best of Moffat County awards |

Nominate your favorites for the 2018 Best of Moffat County awards

4 steps to win Best of Moffat CountyStep one: Nominate deserving businesses and individuals between April 16 through May 2. Step two: Vote on your favorite business and individual in each category. Only nominated businesses will appear on the ballot. Step three: Celebrate the winners at an awards luncheon in June. Step four: Read more about each business in our online and printed Best of Moffat County edition due out June 29.Participate in the fun by visiting

CRAIG — One of the Craig Press’s most popular contests is back with new rules and a new event to celebrate the best Moffat County has to offer.

Best of Moffat County offers the chance for readers to select their favorite businesses and professionals.

“We’ve made some changes to make this year’s awards more exciting than ever,” said Craig Press Publisher Renee Campbell.

There are now two phases to the process — a nominating phase and a voting phase.

The newspaper began accepting online nominations Monday, April 16, and nominations will be accepted through May 2. Nominations may be made by visiting

“During that time, we are asking our readers to nominate businesses to be voted on for the awards,” said Craig Press Advertising Manager Sheli Steele.

The nominating period will be followed by a 12-day blackout, allowing time to prepare the system for voting.

Voting will begin May 14 and continue through May 28, using the same webpage.

Only those businesses nominated will appear on the ballot.

“We are making this change to the nominating process in the hopes of generating greater participation and fostering community ownership of the process,” Campbell said.

Once all voting has been completed and tallied, the editorial team at the newspaper will go to work writing feature stories about some of the favorites.

“In a special section of the newspaper, due out June 29, we will tell the stories about some of the local businesses our readers recommend,” said Craig Press Editor Jim Patterson. “I can’t wait to learn which businesses our readers select.”

Adding to the excitement, winners and the community will be invited to celebrate at an awards luncheon, also set for June. Additional details of the celebration will be shared in the newspaper and online in May.

“At the Craig Press we are proud to live and work in Moffat County, and we believe celebrating the Best of Moffat County gives us another way to show our community pride,” Campbell said.

For more information about the 2018 Best of Moffat County awards, call the Craig Press at 970-824-7031.