Kremmling activities abound as October wanes |

Kremmling activities abound as October wanes

Laurie Henderan / West Side Stories
Kremmling, CO Colorado

Halloween – what a colorful, fun holiday. Be sure to keep an eye out for all the trick or treaters that will be out on Saturday night.

With the holiday falling on the weekend there are bound to be more parties, sporting events and other activities that will put extra traffic on the road with small children who are excited and not watching where they are going. Costumes and the weather could also make it hard for the kids to see what is going on around them, so it’s up to us to watch for them.

I wonder if we will get our usual Halloween freezing, windy weather? Are there many other places where the costume is picked not for the size or color but by whether a coat, snowboots and stocking cap will fit under it?


The Kremmling Chamber of Commerce will have treats on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the town square chamber building. Bring your preschool though 6th-graders by for a chance to practice their trick or treating. See if Kacey can recognize you.

The time changes back one hour on Saturday night. Be sure to reset your clocks when you go to bed, or get home from your Halloween parties. Enjoy that extra hour of sleep – I plan to.

October is breast cancer awareness month. Wear your pink. While great advances have been made, there is still a long way to go until there is a cure. Almost everyone knows someone who has been touched by this disease. Early detection is the key, and men can also have breast cancer.

Be sure to schedule your mammogram this month. Did you know that if you schedule your first-ever mammogram during the month of your 40th birthday, that it is free at Kremmling Memorial Hospital? Free or not, this important tool is too valuable in early diagnosis to ignore.

A free health program, Conservative Management of Low Back and Neck Pain, will be presented by Dr. Henry Fabian, an orthopedic surgeon with the Spine Center of Steamboat Springs, and Jen Kerr, Physical Therapist at Yampa Valley Medical Center. This informative program will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at the Kremmling Visitor Center Conference Room, in the town square. If you are interested in how to care for your back and neck pain, plan to attend this free session. Your questions will be addressed as part of the program and refreshments will be served. 

MAIL YOUR BALLOT TODAY. The election this year is by mail only. The ballots must be received at the clerk’s office before Tuesday, Nov. 3. You can drop off your ballot on Tuesday at the fire station, if you don’t get it in the mail.


Grand Hair Design is excited about its new tanning bed.  Located on the north side of the town square, at 219 Central, you can schedule an appointment, or just walk in and see if the bed is available. Call Susan or Dalene at 724-3478, to schedule your appointment for a cut, manicure, pedicure or tan.  

The Moms and Tots baby sign language classes are being held at the West Grand K-8 music room while the library is undergoing its remodel. The group meets from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 28-Nov. 11. Use the south entrance and ask at the office if you don’t know where the music room is. For more info about the class call Lauren at the library at 724-9228.


Here is an opportunity for all you weather watchers out there. The National Weather Service and CoCoRaHS (The Communtiy Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network) based at CSU are looking for volunteers in Grand and Jackson counties to measure precipitation and report observations via the internet. If you are interested you can contact Chad Gimmestad, the network/regional coordinator and a NWS forecaster at or at 303-494-4221. 


The Lady Mustangs travel to Meeker for District Volleyball this weekend. Good Luck Ladies. The Mustang football team hosts Hayden for a home game at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30. GO Mustangs.


You can contact Laurie at or 970-531-2431 or 970-724-9575 with your community news or event. Have a good week.