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Cyndi Palmer: Forgot to take my gingko

Cyndi Palmer
A Face in the Crowd

I must apologize, with a schedule printed out from the Web for the Grand Theatre Company, I incorrectly listed Sunday shows at 7:30 p.m. and I’m just now learning curtains open an hour and a half earlier on those days.

Family members and I enjoyed many laughs and live entertainment with the hilarious David Sedaris tale “Santaland Diaries” on stage at the theatre. Whether you catch the 7:30 p.m. or 6 p.m. shows, actor Aaron Rustebakke does a fantastic job as the sole-featured artist on stage, relating line after witty line with incredible timing.

The theatre company is also hosting Yaniv Salzberg’s CD release party, a couple wine tastings, and a new play this next month. (I promise I’ll double-check all my dates and times.)

Also, in my last column, I said I would “see” you again in 2008, yet here it is, Dec. 28.

Where has my mind been, you might ask; and I’d have to say I guess it is on all the things to do during the holidays, visiting family members, and my visions of sugarplums and that “figgie pudding” my husband’s going to make me. Maybe that unidentified hovering object I saw last weekend sent down a nighttime visitor who stole my gingko supply.

The truth is out there, and if you’ve got something to share I am all ears. I had two people come up to me last week to say they too had seen some unexplained things in Colorado’s skies and their stories gathered a little crowd.

One of the first long-distance story assignments I had was to interview a business owner in Salida who was said to have the best UFO footage anyone had ever seen. I looked at the videotape, and I looked through his telescope and saw the spider-web-like strands falling from the sky. I have no doubt that area of the Sangre de Cristo mountains and others like it here in Colorado are more than just hills of scattered sage brush and timber.

My column on the local cribbage tournament has also inspired quite a few players to come up to me to talk about the game. I had no idea so many locals, including Grand Lake Town Manager Shane Hale or Grand County Road and Bridge Superintendent Ken Haynes, loved to play the game.

I invite each of them and you to come out to the Gateway Inn for the next cribbage tournament (Monday, Jan. 7). It will be played in a round-robin format, with each player playing every other one just once and keeping point scores for possible ascension up the brackets. Haynes also had a really good idea to have each town host a tournament and then have the winners play in a county-wide playoff.

Another item to keep an eye out for as the New Year begins is the History Channel. A crew from the History Channel was in town last Friday interviewing townspeople about the 2004 Bulldozer “rampage” for part of its Shock Wave series. Those interested are encouraged to tune in on Friday nights to catch some locals who will be on television sharing their experiences from that fateful day in Granby.

As always, readers are encouraged to let me know if there’s something exciting going on around the county and I welcome e-mails to I see only more good things to come for All Access this coming year and wish you and yours the very best New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Happy New Year and party safe – check out the options from the new Valley Taxi service if you need a ride.

Food for thought: “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.” – Abraham Lincoln.

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