Larry Ebersole " Finally, March returns to form in Kremmling
March 31, 2009
Just to be upfront and get it out of the way, I will not be joking about anything in this column just because it is the first of April. Not that I am writing about anything so important it couldn’t use a little humor, I just do not want to be the cause of any misunderstandings.
I believe I mentioned in an earlier column that winter would be back. If you have stepped outside anytime in the last few days it is obvious I am not joking. I am ok with some more snow since it seems more normal than mud in March. I do admit that I have already grown tired of wiping my dog’s feet off when they come back in the house. Am I the only one that does that?
Talk has already begun on the Front Range about a severe fire season so any extra moisture we can get is welcome. With the new layer of snow I noticed a new set of paw prints around the house. There is a very cute and rather small dog that I see every once in a while. He doesn’t seem to have a collar on so I don’t know where he comes from. I worry about him wandering around especially since he is a perfect snack size for some of the predators that roam around here.
There is a clinic coming up on April 19 called Helping Hounds that can address this very problem. The clinic is sponsored by Dr. Mike Brooks and Grand County Pet Pals, which is an organization that helps out pets in this area more than anyone realizes. Helping Hounds is an opportunity to have a microchip planted in your dog just in case he or she wanders off without leaving a note.
Apparently the chip is the size of a grain of rice, so it should hardly be noticed. The sponsors are offering the first 50 microchips and registration for $40. The clinic will be held at Brook’s Veterinary Services in Granby from 1 to 3 p.m. Part of the proceeds will go to Pet Pals so they can continue their great work.
On April 11 the Short Stop Easter Egg Hunt and Coloring Contest will take place outside around the Cliffview Assisted Living Center. Details can be found on the Kremmling Chamber’s Web site. On May 9 the Kremmling Chamber’s Annual Banquet will be held at the Grand County Fairgrounds. This is a formal event that will include dinner and entertainment along with a silent auction.
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Assuming that summer is on time this year, June 19 through June 21 will be a great time to start the season off with Kremmling Days. The Cliff Golf Tournament will be featured again this year along with a variety of vendors and plenty of food and live music.
The kids were back to school after spring break and started in with CSAP testing last week. Here’s hoping they all did well.
Please continue to send items of local interest to Larry Ebersole at Amentalengineer@cs.com or P.O Box 564, Kremmling, CO 80459.