Retiring from retirement


H.B. Lawson

A familiar face can be found at D's Bar & Grill in Encampment. Dee Trease, former owner of The Mangy Moose, came out of retirement in July and opened a grill that serves breakfast on the weekends and lunch and dinner all week. Her business is located on Hwy 70 in Encampment.

When Dee Trease and her husband Tom sold the Roadrunner Restaurant and Saloon in New River Ariz,. back in 2003, they thought they were moving to the Platte Valley to retire.

Turns out Dee is great at running bars and restaurants but is terrible at retiring.

Almost immediately after moving to the Riverside-Encampment area, the two veteran restaurant/bar owners bought the Mangy Moose and ran it successfully until they sold the bar in 2011.

Once again Dee was ready to retire, but when her husband Tom passed away a year later Dee knew she needed to stay busy. "I got bored and wanted to get the...

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