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Henderhan: Summer Break is Drawing to a Close

Is it possible? Can summer vacation be over? Mothers are rejoicing and kids are bummed.

Next week students return to classes at West Grand schools. The first day of classes will be on Monday, Aug. 23. The staff has already returned to school and are available to assist with registration of new students, lunch and milk tickets. There are several new teachers this year, and if you would like to meet them and your teacher, come to school on Thursday, Aug. 19, from 3-4 p.m. Football and volleyball schedules, bus schedules, supply list and the school year calendar are available on line at http://www.westgrand.k12.co.us.

After you meet your teacher, come to the town square and watch the free movie in the park. The Wizard of Oz will be shown Thursday evening. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket to sit on and leave your pets at home.

Football and volleyball practices have already started in high school and will begin in the middle school after classes resume. The West Grand Booster Club is holding its Kick Off BBQ on Aug. 26 at 6:30 p.m. to start off the new season of sports and school activities. Athletes, coaches, families and friends of West Grand athletics are invited to meet at the Veterans Memorial Park south of the high school.

Kremmling Memorial Hospital and Bonfils Blood Center are holding a community blood drive on Friday, Aug. 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the conference room of the hospital. You can pre-register or walk in. Call 800-365-0006, option 2, or visit http://www.bonfils.org and enter site code 6046. Remember to eat a full meal and drink fluids before you donate.

It will be hunting season before you know it. If you plan to hunt this year and were born after Jan. 1, 1949, be sure you have a hunter safety card. There will be a Hunter Ed class at the Kremmling Fire Station on Aug. 27-28. Registration is $5 and class size will be limited, so sign up early. Classes will be Friday night from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You must attend both days. Contact Bob at 724-3311 or the DOW at 725-6200.

Have you been wanting to learn computer skills? Colorado Mountain College and the Granby Workforce Center are partnering to bring a Beginner Computer Class to Kremmling. The class will be 6-9 p.m. on Aug. 25. Contact the Workforce Center at 887-1857 to reserve your spot in the class which will be held at the West Grand High School.

Another sign that summer is winding down is that haying is in full swing. After the usual monsoon rains that came through for a couple of weeks, the equipment is in the fields, and the harvest is under way. The fields are filling up with bales and stacks of hay, and nothing smells quite like the newly cut fields as you drive by.

I hope you have enjoyed your summer, no matter how short it seemed. We can always hope for a long Indian Summer to get us through the next few months until the seasons completely change.

– Contact me with your questions, comments, or events at lhwestside@gmail.com or 970-531-2431 or 724-9575. Have a great week.

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