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Kremmling days approaches

Laurie Henderhan / West Side Stories
Kremmling, CO Colorado

The next two weeks are packed with events for all ages.

Kremmling Memorial Hospital will conduct a Community Blood Drive on Thursday, June 10, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the hospital conference room. Make an appointment or walk ins are welcome.

Blood supplies are always low during the summer, so consider donating during this drive. For more information or to make an appointment contact the Bonfils Appointment Center, 800-365-0006, option 2 or online at using site code 6046. Be sure to eat a full meal and drink plenty of water before donating.

Wii at the Library returns from 3-4:30 p.m. Friday, June 11. Play band hero and enjoy pizza. The afternoon is for all ages. Contact the Kremmling Library for more info.

Also starting this week at the library is the summer reading program. The summer themes this year are “Make a Splash” for pre-K to 5th grade and “Make Waves” for 6th to 12th grades. There are goals for each program and age group.

Every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. there will be special entertainment for all ages at the library. Contact the library to sign up for the reading program and to get more information about the programs offered this summer at the library.

The 7th Annual Wolford Mountain Reservoir Open Water Fishing Contest will take place from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 12. Entry fee is $25 for adults and a FREE kids division for 1st to 5th grade. There is a two-fish total weight, one-time weigh-in judging system. Cash and door prizes total $2,000. Contact The Fishin Hole, 724-9407, or Wolford Campground at 866-472-4943 or for information about signing up.

Kremmling Days is jam packed with events for the entire family over the weekend of June 18-20. The theme this year is “Boat Load of Fun.” There will be live music, shopping, food booths, beer garden, historical museum tours, a 5 mile and 3 mile walk/run, cliff golfing, an all school reunion, and a parade and mud race.

Events for kids include the KidZone with spin art, tattoos, inflatable games, and firemen’s games after the parade with foot races, sawdust pit treasure find, egg toss and new this year a rock band contest (like guitar hero). Registration for the rock bank contest will be on Friday from noon to 5 p.m. at the Kremmling Chamber booth, and the contest will be Saturday from 2-4:30 p.m. There will also be a fire truck demonstration and touch a truck at the town square at noon on Saturday.

Friday evening don’t forget the Kremmling Fire Dept BBQ dinner in the town square at 6 p.m. with live entertainment until 10:30 p.m. The Friends of the Grand County Library will be holding the annual used book sale beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday and continuing on Saturday.

Saturday starts out with the 3mile/5mile walk/run that starts at 7 a.m. at the town square. Line up for the parade will start at 8:30 a.m. at the high school and the parade will begin at 10 a.m.

Sunday an all church service will be held at 10 a.m. at the town square and at noon there will be a Father’s Day BBQ. Happy Father’s Day to all fathers on Sunday.

Another new event will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. Zeta Pi Sorority is sponsoring the duck race below Wolford Dam on Muddy Creek. Ducks are $5 or 5 for $20. Proceeds benefit scholarships and other causes. Prizes are $250 for 1st place, a full day rafting trip for 2 by Adventures in Whitewater for 2nd place, and $75 for third place.

There are so many more events going on that there isn’t room to mention them all, so take part in Kremmling Days this year, there is something going on for everyone.

– Have a good summer and I’ll be back on June 23. Contact me with your programs, events and questions at, or 970-531-2431 or 724-9575.

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