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Henderhan – Activites abound in Kremmling

Laurie Henderhad/ West Side Stories Grand County, CO Colorado

The holidays are over and community activities are picking up. Students have returned to school and are busy with studies and extra-curricular activities. Basketball and wrestling are in mid-season at the high school, and the athletes are looking forward to finishing their seasons with the hoped for trip to the state contests.The West Grand Booster Club is sponsoring a School Spirit and Pizza night on Wednesday, Jan. 20. The event is being held at 7 p.m. at the Rocky Mountain Bar & Grill. Athletes, coaches, fans and families are invited to get in the spirit and enjoy free pizza at the gathering. (Drinks and other choices will be available, but not free.) Come to show your support of the local students and help build some community spirit.The West Grand Education Foundation has announced that Mike and Susan Ritschard are this year’s Citizens of the Year. A dinner and program are being planned for April 17. I will keep you posted with more details about the special event. Congratulations, Mike and Susan, for this honor, and thanks for your years of service to the community and school district.High School Principal Philip Bonds has submitted his resignation effective at the end of this school year. Mr. Bonds has been the principal at West Grand High School for the last seven years. While he has no specific plans at this time, Mr. Bonds wanted to give the school board as much notice as possible of his leaving.The Canepa School of Dance is registering for its 28th dance season. Classes will be held in Kremmling and Granby. Bertie Canepa Reifsteck is the program director. You can contact Bertie at songanddance1@juno.com or visit the website at http://www.canepadance.com. The recitals at the end of the program are always the highlight of spring in Grand County.The Mountain Family Center has food banks in Kremmling and Hot Sulphur Springs. The Kremmling food bank is located in the east end of the old administration building behind the high school. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The food bank is always looking for donations of nonperishable food, paper goods, bath and cleaning supplies.With the holiday season over, people often forget the food bank, but the need is especially great now, and if you can help with donations or volunteer your time, it is always appreciated. Jennifer Warner is the coordinator of the food banks. To reach her call the Mountain Family Center at 725-3257. Training for volunteers will be held in February and March.Cold weather got you down? The Quarter Circle Restaurant is having a luau on Friday, Jan. 22. From 5 p.m. until midnight you can get away and enjoy an evening of great food and music. The Arnie J Green Band will provide the entertainment, and the menu will feature Luau Pork and Salmon Fillets with Island Rice, Pineapple Salsa and Mai Tais. There is no cover and the regular menu will be available.Happy Birthday on Jan. 20 to Susan Crandall, on the 25th to Isaac Schonlau, and on the 26th to David Henderhan.Coming up in February are the Annual Wolford Mountain Ice Fishing Contest and the 6th Annual Snowmobile Poker Run. Stay tuned for more details about these events.A memorial to long-time Kremmling resident, friend and neighbor, Bob Shay:We miss you so each daySince you went away, Bob ShayJanuary 21st, your birthday todayIn loving memoryYour wife, Vera MarieYour daughter, Lisa MarieYour son, Michael LeeBob and Vera owned the Phillips 66 station at the corner of Highways 9 and 40 for over 40 years and raised their children here. Bob was well known for his love of fishing, hunting, golf and his family. He is still missed by all.No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.Contact me with your events, programs and questions at lhwestside@gmail.com or 970-531-3421 or 724-9575. Have a good week.