Pryor elected to take over for mayor who served for 16 years in Kremmling
On Tuesday, the citizens of Kremmling selected Grover Pryor as the town’s new mayor, replacing Mayor Tom Clark who served for 16 years.
The taciturn Pryor called his recent election “pretty cool” and added that he is very excited about his new position on the town board.
Pryor has lived in the Kremmling area most of his life, except for a short stint in Grand Lake as a child and a two-year period while he lived in Yampa.
“I love Kremmling,” Pryor said. “I have loved it since I was a little kid.”
Pryor currently works as a foreman for Peak Materials on Highway 9 south of Kremmling and runs about 60 head of cattle with his parents, both on leased land and on their small ranch outside of Kremmling.
The 37-year-old married father of two said he decided to run for office because he wanted to become more involved in his community, while serving as a voice for some of the members of the Kremmling community who do not necessarily live within the town’s formal boundaries.
“Since I live in town now and have my kids I want to be more involved in what is going on,” he said.
Pryor said he opposes dissolving the town’s police force; a discussion currently underway because of the announced retirements of the town’s chief of police as well as one of its three officers.
“My wife works at the preschool and having our town police there, they drive through a couple times a day, is reassuring,” he said. “I am in favor of finding replacements. I really do not want the Sheriff’s Office to have to take it over. I want it to be a Kremmling town police department.”
Pryor said he is also focused on some of the town’s blight issues as it relates to Kremmling’s overall visual character.
“I am really interested in cleaning up the actual town. The appearance of the town is a big deal to me as a homeowner. I want people to drive into Kremmling and say, ‘this is a cute little town’.”
According to Pryor he will be officially sworn into office on April 18.
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