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In Kremmling, your vote really counts

Laurie Henderhan / West Side Stories
Kremmling, CO Colorado

This election year we are deciding the makeup of the West Grand Board of Education for the next several years. Five of the seven board seats are up for election.

We have seven individuals who are willing to commit to this time consuming, often thankless opportunity The candidates for the four-year terms are: Brendan Gale, Susan Ritschard, Audrey Gasvoda, Tim Thomson and Christina Whitmer. The two-year term candidates are Brett Davidson and David Skinner.

All these citizens are well known in our community, so if you have a problem or solution, or just wonder what they think, talk to any of them and see what they have to say.

We owe a big “Thank You” to Gary Bumgarner, Dave Jones and Teri Tanton, who have served on the board and reached their term limits.

We are also being asked to approve a tax override to replace funds that will be lost when the current tax override expires.

The election this year is a mail-in ballot. The ballots should have arrived in your mailbox last week. It only takes a few moments of your time to mark your choices and get the ballot ready to mail back. It must be received by the clerk and recorder before Nov. 3. You even have the option of dropping it off at the local fire station on Election Day, if you forget to mail it in.

Whatever your decision or whoever you plan to vote for, please exercise your voting privilege and duty.

The Homesteaders 4-H Club will host its 3rd annual Fall Craft Bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 24, at the CSU Extension Hall at the fairgrounds in Kremmling. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. you will be able to browse through booths, get your holiday shopping started early, and take home treats from the bake sale. You can even have a homemade chili lunch while you are there.

CRAFTERS – 10-foot x 10-foot booths are still available for the small fee of $20. The booth fees are used by the club on various community service projects. In the past, the Homesteaders have made blankets for Cliffview residents, purchased phone cards for military service people and supported the 4-H park renovations at the fairgrounds. For more information or to rent a booth contact Shaun Bohall at 724-0707.

The West Grand Wrestling Club is starting up the fall session, which runs through Dec. 6. Practices are held at the high school gym Monday through Friday from 6-7:30 p.m. Wrestlers ages 4-14 can participate in the six scheduled tournaments, which are held on the weekends. Parents are responsible for getting their child to the tournaments they sign up for.

There is still time to sign up and practice before the first tournament on Saturday, Oct. 24, in Eagle. Other tournaments are scheduled in Granby, Summit, Battle Mountain, Craig and Steamboat Springs. Coaches this season are Henry Cordova, Frank Docheff, Jim Henderhan and Rusty Tracy. For more info you can contact any of the coaches or Amy Cordova at 531-4397.

The Kremmling library is open while undergoing a major renovation. The library has limited hours during the week to 2-6 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Use the south entrance by the tennis courts. Stop in to meet the new librarian, David Bernard. You can reach the library at 970-724-9228 or online at

Parent-teacher conferences are being held this week. Contact your child’s school if you aren’t sure of the conference schedule.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dean and Anita Schonlau and their family. They have been in Denver at St. Anthony’s and Porter Hospital with their son, Josh. He is in critical condition with liver failure. A fund has been set up at Credit Union of the Rockies for Josh Schonlau to help with medical expenses.

Happy 8th Birthday Tom Henderhan on the 25th.

– Contact Laurie at 970-531-2431 or 970-724-9575 with any news or info. You can also e-mail her at Have a good week.