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BEACON Senior News - Western Colorado

Introducing the 2023 BEACON Best winners!

BEACON  readers spent the last few months nominating their favorite people, businesses and hot spots throughout Western Colorado. Now we’re excited to reveal the BEACON Best—the people, shops and service providers that rise above the rest for Western Colorado boomers and seniors.

Many of our readers grew up in an age where good service was a staple of every purchase and every experience. While this year’s BEACON Best winners span many different industries, they all have this in common: Each winner is dedicated to delivering high-quality experiences and superior service that BEACON readers have come to respect.  

Our February issue is the perfect place to recognize the love our readers have for the outstanding people and businesses in our community. 

We’d like to thank all the readers who voted! We’d also like to thank the people—employees and business owners—who go the extra mile for Western Colorado seniors. It’s that kind of commitment that sets the BEACON Best apart.


Mesa County Winners

Best Resale/Thrift Store: The Encore Shoppe

Best Place to Buy Gifts: Enstrom Candies

Best Real Estate Agent: Niki Yenter-Przystup

Best Insurance Agent: Carma Brown, Home Loan Insurance

Best Auto Repair: Simpson Brothers Garage

Best Home Improvement Service: Lowes

Best Pet Service: Cottonwood Veterinary

Best Garden Nursery: Bookcliff Gardens

Best Health Club: Crossroads Fitness

Best Tech Repair: GJ Tech Repair

Best Place to Volunteer: Meals on Wheels

Best Local Festival: Fruita Fall Festival

Best Local Band / Musician: Stray Grass

Best Place to Meet People: Fruita Senior Hikes

Best Date Night Location: The Winery

Best Restaurant for Lunch or Dinner: Texas Roadhouse

Best Happy Hour: Las Marias

Best Local Coffee: Coffee Trader

Best Local Wine: Carlson Vineyards

Best Local Beer: Dirty Hippie by Palisade Brewing Company




Montrose-Delta winners:


Best Resale/Thrift Store: Heirlooms for Hospice

Best Place to Buy Gifts: Heirlooms for Hospice

Best Real Estate Agent: Michelle Klippert, The Real Estate Store

Best Insurance Agent: Mike Hillman

Best Auto Repair: Diamond G

Best Home Improvement Service: Whitey's

Best Pet Service: San Juan Veterinary Clinic

Best Garden Nursery: Camelot Gardens

Best Health Club: Montrose Recreation Center

Best Tech Repair: Deeply Digital

Best Place to Volunteer: HopeWest

Best Local Festival: Olathe Sweet Corn Festival

Best Local Band / Musician: Donny Morales

Best Place to Meet People: Horsefly Brewing Company

Best Date Night Location: CB's Tavern

Best Restaurant for Lunch or Dinner: Daveto's Italian Restaurant

Best Happy Hour: Horsefly Brewing Company

Best Local Coffee: Looney Bean

Best Local Wine: Alfred Eames Cellars

Best Local Beer: Horsefly Brewing Company




Let us know what categories you’d like to see next year by emailing us at [email protected] 

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