Laurie Henderhan – Kremmling is OPEN for business
October 7, 2009
We are seeing lots of changes in our community, with new businesses opening and other businesses sprucing up to attract our attention. A short drive around town will really surprise you.I’m sure all these business owners would appreciate a comment about how nice things look. It’s always great to have your efforts recognized. We can also support them by shopping locally and using the services they provide. The new dollar store in town is open this week. Mountain Dollar store hours will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Owner Doug Covington says “99 percent of our stock is $1.”When I stopped in the other day, the store was filled with party and holiday supplies, housewares, toys, school and stationery products, paper goods, cleaning and pet supplies and gift items. That is what I saw on a quick tour of the store. I’m sure there is much more that I didn’t see.Be sure to stop in and check out the newest business in town. Mountain Dollar is located on west Highway 40, across from the Quarter Circle and the Iron Tamer. You can’t miss it. Congratulations and Good Luck, Doug and Audrey.GP Printing is another new business to move to Kremmling. Located on the west side of the town square the business has been open since June. Offering printing services on a small or large scale, owners Steve Schidel and Reed Hinton are in the process of moving all their printing equipment to Kremmling from Colorado Springs. Steve has been in the printing business most of his life, growing up in his dad’s printing company. Steve and Reed are available every day by phone, and are at the shop, 108 2nd Street on Monday and Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.GP Printing can print anything from business cards, fliers, banners, booklets and stationery to T-shirts. The partners have also opened a store in Granby. They are located above the Rocky Mountain General Store and are at that location on Monday and Wednesday mornings. Since Steve is back and forth to the Front Range so often, they are offering another service as well. Dry cleaning can be dropped off at either location on Monday or Wednesday and will be taken to the cleaners and returned for you to pick up. If you call Steve ahead of time, he will pick up your cleaning on Tuesday or Thursday. Contact GP Printing at 724-9405 or look for the orange banner above their business on the west side of the town square. Good luck to Steve and Reed in their new business.Jackie Crandall has opened her store, High Country Treasures, next to the Holiday Laundromat, on 10th Street. Jackie has been open since July, and offers “new, used and treasured” clothing, furniture, jewelry, antiques, and your items on consignment. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. Jackie also has an outlet available in Summit County, so there can be more exposure for your consignment items. Go by and look at all the treasures and have a visit with Jackie.The Kremmling Mercantile celebrated its fourth anniversary this month. They hosted a barbecue lunch in the parking lot and gave away several gift certificates and prizes throughout the day. The winners of the $100 gift certificates were Laureen Myers and Richard and Marilyn Curry.The Mercantile was also honoring the seven original employees who have been with the store since it opened. Mary, Robbi, Anna, Paul, Grace, Judy, and Doughavebeen serving us all for the last four years as well.The established businesses in town have been busy with some ‘springcleaning’ this fall. Several are sporting new paint jobs, and some have moved to new locations. It sure looks nice around town to see buildings cleaned up and the bright, new colors are really noticeable.Wild West Outfitters has moved from the Town Square to its new location on Highway 40 next to Subway. Shelly and Andy Malish are still offering western apparel and jewelry. They are also Ranch Way feed and grain dealers. Andy is getting his gunsmithing equipment set up and has guns and ammo available. The store hours are Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. They are planning to be open on Sunday through hunting season and the holidays.Doesn’t Cliffview Assisted Living Center look nice with its new white paint with the dark trim? O’Aces Liquor, Full House Pawn Shop, The Junk Trunk, the Fishing Hole, and the Holiday Laundromat are also looking great with their new exteriors. If you go by the Historical Park at the old livery (across from Big Shooters) the old train depot that was moved there last year also has a new look.The Mustangs travel to Hotchkiss on Friday, Oct. 9, for a 7 p.m. football game. Also on Friday, the Lady Mustangs volleyball team travels to Soroco for games at 4, 5 & 6 p.m. The girls finish the week at home on Saturday against De Beque; action starts at 1 p.m. The Colts football and volleyball teams travel on Saturday to Soroco for games that start at 9 a.m. Support our local schools, these kids are our future.- Thanks for all the encouragement about the column this week. You can contact me with comments, information, or events at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 970-5131-2431 or 970-724-9575. Have a good week.