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Laurie Henderhan: Great American Smoke Out This Week

Laurie Henderhan/West Side Stories
Sky-Hi Daily News
Grand County CO Colorado

The 34th Great American Smokeout is this Thursday, Nov. 19. 

The American Cancer Society is encouraging anyone who smokes to make the commitment on this day to stop smoking.  

Smoking is not an easy thing to give up, but there are many ways you can get help. There are many over-the-counter products out there, or your physician can give you some good information. You can go to The Great American Smokout Web site ( for useful tips to help you quit or call the Quit for Life program at 1-800-227-2345. Counselors can help you develop a plan and a date to quit.


The Kremmling Mercantile has been making changes. You have probably noticed the rearranged shelves and the different products being offered. The new general manager, Marshall Treleven, is making changes and improvements throughout the store. He has been on the job just over two months, having spent the last five years in Walden. Marshall has over 20 years of grocery experience in Iowa and Colorado. There is a comment box at the customer service desk if you have any suggestions about anything that you would like to see offered at the store, or you can always talk to any of the store staff if you have any questions.

 A new pharmacist is another one of the changes at the Kremmling Mercantile. Rick Hahn is originally from Kansas and has been a pharmacist for more than 30 years. The pharmacy is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The pharmacy is offering a new prescription program, $4 and $10 presciptions for many maintenance drugs. Those are drugs you take every day, and more are being added all the time. Check with Rick to see if any of your current prescriptions are on the new plan. Rick has also started a prescription mail service to Walden and hopes to expand that service, and offer some other new services at the pharmacy, so stay tuned.


Awana’s is an interdenominational youth group that is in its second year in Kremmling.  Sponsored by all the local churches, the group meets on Saturdays at 6 p.m. at the Elementary School. The group is for grades 2nd to 8th grade. The kids are grouped by age and the activities include games, Bible study, and stories. The children can earn badges by completing different activities. To get more information about Awana’s, you can come to the Elementary School at 6 p.m. on Saturday; use the east entrance. The club is always looking for more participants and volunteer group leaders.


It’s time for the Kremmling Preschool Craft Fair. This annual event will be held this year on Dec. 5 at the West Grand High School. Vendors can set up at 7 a.m. and the fair will run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Artists, crafters and home-based businesses can register for a space for $25. Along with the booths for holiday shopping, there will be a bake sale, concessions and photos with Santa. This is the largest fundraiser of the year for the preschool and always draws a large crowd. Contact the preschool at 970-724-9483 for more information about the holiday craft fair or to register.


The West Grand Pom Team will be traveling to Grand Junction for a dance competition on Saturday, Nov. 21. The girls will also travel to Denver on Dec. 5 for the state competition. There will be nine other dance teams in the 2A class so the competition will be tough. The team has been working hard to get ready for these events. Members of the team are Kassandra Pasillas, Sierra Malonson, Summer Shearer, Erin Beason, Jessica Raecke and Shanalle Kramer. The coach is Jenna Haynes. Good Luck Ladies!!


Congratulations to Isaac and Laura Schonlau on the birth of their son, Conrad Quinn on Nov. 10.  His arrival was anxiously awaited by his big sister, Dakota. 


Over prepare, then go with the flow.


Contact me with your comments, events or programs at or 970-531-2431 or 970-724-9575. Have a good week.