Schneider finds comfort in hometown routines |

Schneider finds comfort in hometown routines

Michelle Balleck

Bill Schneider has made the Craig Daily Press office one of his regular morning stops.

Although his mother has a subscription to the newspaper, Schneider drops by every weekday morning to pick up a Steamboat Today and Hayden Valley Press, which are published by the same company as the Daily Press.

“I’ve always liked (the Daily Press). I think it’s an interesting paper,” Schneider said. “If I don’t read it, I miss it.”

He said he has strong ties to the Daily Press because he’s read it for nearly seven years and has even worked at the office as a carrier and janitor.

Along with other “odd jobs,” Schneider was in the Army National Guard for six years and worked for the state highway department for 25 years, plowing snow and repairing roads.

Born and raised in Craig, Schneider said he has moved away, but he repeatedly has returned to his hometown. And he’s seen some changes since he graduated from Moffat County High School in 1964.

“A lot of people come and go, and, of course, a lot of people passed away,” he said. “A lot of people I used to know are gone.”

The only gripe Schneider has about Craig is the cost of living. But he said this town is his home, and he’s found a routine he’s comfortable with.

In addition to his Daily Press stops each morning, Schneider visits with friends over a cup of coffee.

“That kind of kills the morning,” he said. “Then, in the afternoon, I do the same thing.”

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