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West Side Stories: Here’s the dirt on our streets

Laurie Henderhan/West Side Stories
Kremmling, CO Colorado

There is light at the end of the tunnel on the year long water line replacement project that we have had going on in Kremmling. The end of the month should see the finish of the job.

The town received two grants of almost $3 million to do the work on the aging water system. Brannan Const finished their part of the project last month and Stan Miller Inc is wrapping up their part of the job this month. Acord Asphalt is doing the paving and started last Thursday on the streets that are south of U.S. Highway 40.

The town did not receive all of the money they had applied for and as a result not all the streets will be repaved this year. Town Manager Ted Soltis is looking into applying for a grant that would finish the repaving next summer.

If you have any questions about this job or anything else going on in town call the town hall at 724-3249.

While no one can deny that this project was necessary, it has certainly tried our patience, been an inconvenience and tested our knowledge of round about ways to get from point A to point B. The repaved streets are a pleasure to drive on and look great.

The 94th Annual Middle Park Fair and Rodeo is coming up the first week of August. Some pre-fair events will be taking place Friday and Saturday, July 30-31. The fair will open on Monday, Aug. 2, and continue through Sunday, Aug. 8.

Many of the events we have come to expect will be returning. The Commissioner’s Cookie Jar Contest, the Chili Cook Off, Pioneers and Citizens Ceremony, CPRA rodeo and the Junior Livestock Sale.

The Exhibit Hall will be open on Tuesday, Aug. 3, for non 4-H entries, with judging taking place on Wednesday. The Junior Livestock show will start at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7.

There also will be kids games, a petting zoo, and midway entertainment. At 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 6, there will be a demolition derby in the grand stands. I will have more information about the fair in the next column during fair week.

The town of Kremmling will be spraying for mosquitoes on Aug. 4 or Aug. 5 depending on the weather conditions to keep the pesky critters under control for the major fair events.

Tonight, July 21, you can meet your local county candidates at a forum at the Kathy Shipley room at the West Grand Administration building. Sponsored by Kremmling Rotary Club, the evening begins at 6:30 p.m.

The Country Cupboard Cafe has opened in Kremmling at the corner of U.S. Highway 9 and U.S. Highway 40, (the orange and brown bakery building). Owners Bob and Sharon Overholt have put together a great menu and a great staff. The cafe is open 5:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and is closed on Mondays. They are offering baked goods, breakfast and lunch, with a menu that has so many choices, it’s hard to make up your mind. You can also get your order to go by calling 724-9577.

The Kremmling Library is holding its free movie night at 6 p.m. July 27. A hint about the movie – it’s a new version of a Disney classic. Bring a friend and a beverage with a lid.

Remember FREE sports physicals will be offered by Mountain Valley Medical Center in Kremmling and Timberline Family Practice in Granby. The physicals will be on Thursday, July 29, at the K-8 School gym. Last names A-L will be in the morning and M-Z in the afternoon. Contact Therese McElroy at McElroy@westgrand.k12.co.us to schedule your appointment.

In Granby the physicals will be on Monday, Aug. 23, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Contact Jim Karas at jkaras@egsd.org to schedule you physical appointment in Granby.

Happy 7th Birthday to my granddaughter Erika on July 23.

Contact me at lhwestside@gmail.com or 970-531-2431 or 724-9575 with your events, comments, or questions. Enjoy your summer.