Bob’s Service Station was a welcome beacon for hunters in Kremmling |

Bob’s Service Station was a welcome beacon for hunters in Kremmling

Larry Ebersole / Kremmling Crossroads
Kremmling, Colorado

There really is nothing wrong with e-mail. It is certainly an acceptable and efficient form of communication. The fact that e-mail works and is here to stay does not change the inherent beauty of the written letter.

Vera from Kremmling has written to share some of the history of this area and I savor the opportunity to read it outside, taking in the warm and sunny October afternoons we have enjoyed lately. Of course if it was snowing, I would still enjoy the letter indoors.

Some of our most revealing insights into American history have come from a stack of old letters someone discovers in their attic. I just wonder how well our deleted e-mails will carry our history forward for future generations.

Vera was part of a Kremmling business, Bob’s Service Station and Garage, which was located on U.S. Highway 40 before the building of the Eisenhower Tunnel. As busy as Highway 40 was back then, hunting season was a time of year they looked forward to for 38 years.

Their pleasure was not just from the increase in business, but the returning hunters they came to know year after year. The hours spent at the station became noticeably longer as the hunters began to show up in their rickety Jeeps and dilapidated trucks. Vera says that Bob took care of each vehicle as if it were his own. Maybe that level of personal service is what gave the hunters the confidence to make the trip up here in their jalopies.

Bob’s service seems to have benefited from and connected on a personal level with many of the hunters from out of state, and I am sure with those from around here. I know that I never regret going into places such as the Fishin Hole or the Western Outfitters even if it is just to say hi.

Please keep sending me your stories or opinions about hunting season and its relationship with Kremmling. You choose your favorite format.

If you are past the age of wearing your costume door to door on Halloween without getting into trouble, join the costume party at the Rocky Mountain Bar and Grill on Oct. 31. Either the bar or the Kremmling Chamber of Commerce will have more details. Otherwise I may see you out on the streets that frightful night.

“You can contact Larry Ebersole @ or P.O Box 564, Kremmling, Colorado 80459.

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