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Opportunities bloom for Craig community at Home and Garden Show

Sisters Alahna and Zoei Bailey take a seat on a Kubota compact tractor during the Home and Garden Show.
Andy Bockelman

Moffat County Ice Arena proved a cool place to be in more ways than one for community members during Saturday’s Home and Garden Show hosted by Craig Press and Rocky Mountain Machinery.

With more than two dozen booths from area businesses and organizations, a wide range of information and products were available for spectators, as well as tasty offerings from Dusty’s Barbecue and St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church.

Heavy Kubota equipment from RMR was on display both inside and outside the arena, while items as small as seed packets were on sale from Moffat County High School FFA only one table over on the floor.

“It’s been a great turnout, I think even more people than we expected,” said Bart Brighton, Rocky Mountain Machinery owner.

Miller Family Appliance, Spa Country, Bear River Paint & Finishing, Mountain View Furniture, Cutco Knives and Victory Motors were among those displaying their inventory, as was Kevin Oxley with TLC Carpet One.

Oxley showed the capabilities of Innovia carpeting by pouring wine onto the swatch with no staining as a red ball of fluid glided along the top.

“This will never, ever accept liquid. It’s all in the carpet fiber, and it’s really impressive,” he said.

Neighboring displays by Lost Range CBD and Yampa Valley Fiberworks provided plentiful demonstrations between healthful cannabidiol products for the former and loomwork for the latter.

Stormy Moon, daughter-in-law of owners Lorrae and Lewis Moon, showed the process of putting together a scarf on a triloom with a continuous weave with the company’s yarn, while spinning and other work with the material were also part of the show.

“We’ve got the yarn, the dryer balls, we’ve got pads you can put in your flowerpots to soak up moisture,” she said. “We’ve got all kinds of classes out at the mill, too. Everything from making tortillas to sauerkraut.”

Financial and property presentations from Bank of Colorado, Country Living Realty and Cornerstone Realty were also part of the day.

Among the crowd perusing the offerings was Mandi Bailey, who is in the process of buying a new home and was eager to find new services and goods.

“We’re really excited,” she said. “I’ve never been to something like this, but it looks great.”