Laurie Henderhan -Gentlemen, start your motors and augers in Kremmling | SkyHiNews.com

Laurie Henderhan -Gentlemen, start your motors and augers in Kremmling

If you love outdoor activities, two events coming up are for you. Snowmobilers won’t want to miss the Middle Park Fair Snowmobile Poker Run coming up Feb. 6. If you would rather fish, you can get ready for the Wolford Mountain Ice Fishing Contest on Feb. 20. These events are very popular and draw a large group of participants, so don’t wait until the last minute to register.The 6th Annual Snowmobile Poker Run is presented by the Middle Park Fair and Rodeo. Registration will be from 9 a.m. to noon, with the fee of $10 a hand of 6 cards for $50.The event is hosted by the Peak Ranch north of Kremmling on Hwy 40 at mile marker 163, watch for signs. The riders follow a course and stop at checkpoints to get a card and try to get a winning hand. Prizes for the best hands will be awarded at the Rocky Mountain Bar & Grill at 4 p.m. For more information contact Mark Horn at 531-0953 or go to http://www.middleparkfairandrodeo.com.The 13th Annual Wolford Mountain Reservoir Ice Fishing Contest has a $13,000 tagged fish just waiting to be caught. There is a $5,000 cash purse and hourly prizes for the hardy souls who brave the weather and cold temperatures. More about the fishing contest coming up next week. Visit the Kremmling Chamber for more info or call 877-573-6654.If indoor activities are more your style, take advantage of your local library and all the services it offers. The library isn’t just for books and research any more, it offers a community room, children’s room, study room, and computers for public use as well as an area to sit and read. If the library doesn’t have the book you are looking for, they will try to find it for you from another library.The children’s librarian, Lauren, has a wide assortment of programs for all ages of children. On Wednesday’s at 10:30 a.m. you and your baby under 2 1⁄2 can learn sign language. Friday at 10:30 a.m. is toddler story time. Children 2 to 5 and their parents are welcome for stories, dancing, songs, crafts and snacks. Children 2nd grade and up can learn to knit with their fingers, needles or Knifty Knitters on Friday afternoons. Once a month, there is movie night at the library, showing recent movies for children and adults.Starting February 1st, there will be an after school club for 1st- and 2nd-graders on Mondays. Lauren will pick up the students at school at 4:15 p.m. and they will walk over to the library. You can pick up your child at 5:30 p.m. after they have had a great time with crafts, games, show & tell, movies and projects. The space is limited to 12 children, so contact the library to get your 1st- or 2nd-grader signed up.Grownups don’t feel left out. The library has started an adult reading program. The program will run from Jan. 19 to March 31. Get your entry forms at the library and start reading. Prizes are donated by Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant and massage therapists Michelle Licha and Dana Fox. A new quilting group is starting in Kremmling. Janet Schayer is instructing the quilters in the community room of the library. The group welcomes beginners as well as experienced quilters. Bring your basic sewing supplies and some fabric to the class. The classes are on Wednesday afternoons at 1:15. Sign up for any of these activities with David, Lauren or Emily at the Kremmling Library.Mike and Darlene Ensminger celebrated their 40th Anniversary on Jan. 24. Congratulations to Mike and Darlene.No one is in charge of your happiness but you.- Contact me with your events, programs or happenings at lhwestside@gmail.com or 970-531-2431 or 724-9575. Have a good week.

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