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Homecoming week in Kremmling about wore out Dad

Larry Ebersole / Kemmling Crossroads
Grand County, Colorado

By the time the second half was well under way I was freezing and it was sadly apparent the home team wasn’t going to be able to overcome their opponent’s lead.

Even though this scenario seems familiar lately to the pro team down on the Front Range, I am actually referring to the Homecoming game for our own West Grand Mustangs. I admit that even without the anticipated victory it was a fun week leading up to Homecoming weekend, from a spectator’s point of view anyway.

The middle school contributed with “spirit week,” which apparently meant that the kids had a different theme of dress for each day, everything from camouflage day to a crazy clothes day.

My son wanted to wear underwear on his head that day but I talked him into saving that for college. His music class did contribute by playing with the high school band at the game. He converted the nervous excitement he was experiencing into practicing their half-time number, “Rawhide,” on his trombone continuously throughout the week to the point that I seem to be dreaming in complete Gunsmoke episodes.

The barbecue and bonfire the previous night was my favorite event of the week. The entertainment before the bonfire included a performance of the winning skit from the talent show. It was a hilarious spoof of the two goofy brothers from the film “Night at the Roxbury.” The skit alone was worth the trip out that night to Kremmling’s Town Square.

Now that Homecoming week is over, the main activity around town seems to be hunting season. I know last week’s weather was still on the warm and generally pleasant side but we may experience some actual fall weather this week. Besides the fact that it can be hard to find an open pump at the gas station on the weekends and it seems the coffee creamer I like is suddenly in short supply at the Mercantile, I wonder about the real impact hunting season has in Kremmling. It is easy to assume a positive impact based on the increase traffic, but what does that really translate into?

If you are involved in a business in Kremmling and would be willing to share your thoughts on hunting season, please e-mail me. If you are a local or visiting hunter, let me know how this season is going so far.

” Any other items of local interest are also always appreciated so please continue to e-mail Larry Ebersole at Amentalengineer@cs.com or P.O Box 564, Kremmling, CO 80459.

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