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Life in Kremmling wasn’t dull last week

Laurie Henderhan / West Side Stories
Kremmling, CO Colorado

We sure had an eventful week in Kremmling, didn’t we? It wasn’t all good, but it sure wasn’t boring.

We received our first dose of winter last Monday, with gusty winds and snow covering the ground. It didn’t last long in town, but the high peaks were covered with white, giving us a glimpse of what’s to come. We hope to have Indian Summer for another month or so, before winter really settles in.

With fall comes changing leaves and the chance to see some beautiful colors. Right now there are still a lot of green leaves turning to yellow and if the snow and cold didn’t stop the change we can see the best colors in the next week or two. The drive over Gore Pass to Steamboat Springs and back over Rabbit Ears is always a favorite drive of mine to see beautiful fall scenery.


Last Tuesday was also interesting when the water line replacement project had problems and the whole town had no water until late that night. We also had to boil the water after it was restored, until tests confirmed it was clear. It sure makes us aware of how we take things for granted. I thought the town did a good job of keeping us informed, with the emergency call back system, and the posters all over town.

Friday, Oct. 2, will be a regular school day for West Grand School District. Attendance is required; it is not an optional Friday school day.

School is back in session and that means sports. Many of our children are playing soccer, football and volleyball right now. The schedules can get really hectic, especially if you have more than one child participating. This week the Mustangs are traveling to Meeker on Friday, Oct. 2, for volleyball and football. The volleyball games start at 4, 5 and 6 p.m. followed by the football game at 7 p.m.

The volleyball team also travels on Saturday, Oct. 3, to play Vail Christian. Those games start at 1, 2 and 3 p.m.


The middle school Colts sports teams play at home this week. On Thursday, Oct. 1, the teams go up against North Park at 4:30 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 3, the volleyball team will face Craig at 9 a.m., also a home game.


This weekend will be very busy in town. The youth soccer league will be hosting games at the high school field on Saturday. There will be several age groups, with teams from Fraser, Granby, Grand Lake and Kremmling playing. The games will start at 9 a.m. Saturday morning. Be sure to bring your own chairs, blankets and snacks.

Your kids (and you) put a lot of time and effort into their activities, so please support them when the they have a game or program. It means a lot to them to see you there.


Saturday there is an open consignment auction at the fairgrounds. It starts at 10 a.m. with items being accepted right up to sale time. There is a great list of items of all kinds including equipment, tools, hunting equipment, household goods and much more. There is an outdoor and also an indoor auction ring. For more info call Toft Auction Co. at 970-210-0995 or R Lewis Auctions at 970-201-2298.


There is multi-family yard sale at the parking lot of the old middle school, on the corner of 9th Street and Highway 40, in Kremmling. If the weather turns bad, the sale will be held inside the gym.

Good News, Kremmling. Soon we will have a new business in town. Mountain Dollar will be opening soon on Highway 40 in the old Clarks Pharmacy building. Doug and Audrey Covington are the owners. They are planning to open in October, and will have a large selection of items available for $1. Stay tuned for more information about the store.

– If you think you know me, you probably do. My name is Laurie Henderhan. I have lived in Kremmling with my family for 30 years. Contact me with information you would like to see get out to the public, including upcoming events and activities. I hope to keep you aware of things that are happening in the West Side. So tell me your story and I will pass it on. Get in touch by e-mail at, or by phone at 970-531-2431 or 970-724-9575. Have a great week.