Larry Ebersole " Kremmling: everything it needs to be
March 24, 2009
Spring break is over for the West Grand Middle School kids so I guess it is time to return to the routine of getting to the bus stop at the last second every morning. This is one of those rare years when we actually had something resembling spring weather over the break, so the timing could not have been better.
April is almost here and the Short Stop Easter Egg Hunt and Coloring Contest is scheduled for the 11th. Details can be found on the Chamber’s Web site.
On May 9, the Annual Chamber Banquet will take place at the Grand County Fairgrounds. This is a formal dining affair along with the Awards Ceremony, a Silent Auction and Entertainment throughout the evening.
Kremmling Days are not too far away to make plans for the weekend of June 19-21.
The ninth annual Cliff Golf Tournament will be featured along with plenty of food and live music. If you have not had a chance yet, take the time to visit the Last Time ‘Round Thrift Shop during their grand re-opening at the new location in the Town Square. The new store front is on the east side of the square on 3rd Street.
A few weekends ago I was at a Saint Patrick’s themed corn beef and cabbage dinner in Summit County. Someone was interested enough in where I live to ask why I chose to live in Kremmling. This is not a question I am usually unprepared for as it seems to somehow become a topic of discussion when I’m around.
I appreciated that her interest seemed legitimate and not asked with the veiled disinterest I have sometimes been exposed to. Believe it or not, that attitude does exist out there. The easy answer everyone seems to expect is because things are more affordable out here. I am not sure I would want to live in a half a million dollar townhouse even if I could afford it, and believe me when I tell you I can’t.
I told her the real reason is because we want to. No offense intended as I like to visit Summit County, but I like to leave at the end of the day also. I like to return to my town that reflects what life in the mountains is really like.
We moved away from the Front Range for a reason, and there is more of it in Summit than I need. Kremmling is a small mountain community where our day-to-day lives are uniquely evident in the town and its overall atmosphere and attitude. It doesn’t pretend to be anything different than that. Kremmling reflects the tenacity of so many of the ranching families that are the foundation of its history. Sometimes it is tough here but we make it to the next day. We promote Kremmling as a Sportsman’s Paradise and can back that up. So many members of the community spend much of their time enjoying the same outdoor activities we want visitors to come and discover.
I like being able to buy milk and fishing worms at the same place or pick up a couple of gun-orientated magazines to read and not be held under suspicion. Our conversation was much longer than I can represent in a column and these are just a few superficial reasons I like about living here.
All I really know is now that we have been here for a while even a passing thought of ever leaving puts a knot in my stomach. I know it is not Shangri La, it’s just Kremmling, but once you are here you’ll understand that is all it needs to be.
” Please continue to send items of local interest to Larry Ebersole at Amentalengineer@cs.com or P.O Box 564, Kremmling, CO 80459.
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