West Side Stories: It’s Finally Summer
Kremmling, CO Colorado
One weekend of cold rain and some light snow is followed by hot, sunny temperatures in the 80s and lots of wind. It might be safe to say it’s summer. Maybe.
It was almost perfect weather for Kremmling Days, but we could do without the wind. Judging by the large crowds, the weekend was well attended. With so many activities to choose from, you had to miss something.
Congratulations and thanks to everyone involved with Kremmling Days. The volunteers, participants and the parade was great. With the Fourth of July coming up in just two weeks, the action isn’t letting up in Kremmling.
Saturday, June 26, is the 5th Annual Troublesome Horse Rescue Spring Fling. This nonprofit fundraiser is held at the Western Dreams Ranch at 1049 County Road 2201 on the Troublesome in Kremmling. The 6 p.m. event includes a barbecue of sirloin tip and grilled salmon with music and dancing with the Mike Music Band. Tickets are available at Granby Vet Clinic, Kremmling Mercantile or Summit County Animal Shelter for $25 for adults and $5 for kids under 12. The funds raised go to help rescue horses, provide vet care, medicine, feed, grain and boarding costs. Contact Sue Pratt at 724-3231 for more information about the event and the services provided by the Troublesome Horse Rescue.
This month’s free movie night at the Kremmling Library is on Tuesday, June 29. The movie starts at 6 p.m. Bring a friend and a drink with a lid and enjoy popcorn and the mystery movie. Call the library to find out which movie will be shown. A clue: It’s romantic.
Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean there isn’t hockey. You can drop by the hockey rink on Tuesday’s for inline hockey. Players 12 and under meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and 13 and older play from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Kremmling Cattle Kings Hockey League has six teams based on age from the Mini Mites up to the Midgets. Registration for next season is open and if you register by Aug. 31 you can get a 10 percent discount on the fees. Scholarships and equipment rentals are available. To sign up or for more information contact John Manning at 724-9067, Rachel Killinen at 485-2118, Teri Tanton at 724-0715, or Christine Mahorney at 406-1998.
The 3rd Annual Mud Shuffle and Calcutta will be held at the fairgrounds on Sunday, July 4. Registration will be from 11 a.m. to p.m., with the truck and driver Calcutta starting at 1 p.m. The Redneck Mud Shuffle will begin after the Calcutta. There will be three brackets and three winners, with an additional $1,500 added to the purse. Spectators will also have a chance to win cash in the Redneck Lucky Shuffle. This fundraiser benefit’s the Middle Park 4-H Council. For more information about the mud shuffle, contact Kittie or Joe Docheff at 725-3283 or 531-8074.
After the Mud Shuffle, head down to the town square for the Light up the Cliffs Celebration. The Kremmling Volunteer Fire Dept will be hosting a barbecue supper, and the fireworks display at dark.
The Kremmling Chamber will be holding their annual pie sale during the barbecue and there will be live music.
The Fire Dept always puts on a wonderful fireworks display from the cliffs, with a great crowd enjoying the dinner, entertainment, and the grand finale. If you would like to donate a pie for the sale, please make it a fruit pie, as the heat does a number on cream pies. Volunteers are always welcome to help serve and to help with set up and clean up. If you would like to help out contact Kacey or Marti at the Chamber.
The Kremmling Community Church will be hosting the 2009 Inspirational Country Music Vocalist of the Year, Sandra Dee, during services at 10 a.m., Sunday, July 11 at West Grand High School. Everyone is invited to enjoy country gospel at its best. A free barbecue lunch will held in the town square following the services. For more information, contact Kremmling Community Church at 724-3655.
Happy Birthday on June 25 to Ashley Lemon, and late birthday wishes to her mom, Shawna on the 18th.
There are many more events coming up soon, so stay tuned to get more details about things going on in Kremmling this summer. This column will return on July 7, contact me with your events, programs and questions at email@example.com or 970-531-2431 or 724-9575.
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