Larry Ebersole " A Kremmling Valentine’s: on ice, naturally |

Larry Ebersole " A Kremmling Valentine’s: on ice, naturally

Larry Ebersole / Kremmling Crossroads
Kremmling, Colorado

Up to 400 anglers of all skill levels registered for the chance to spend the first half of Valentines Day on ice, and it wasn’t a punishment for forgetting flowers.

Last Saturday, the Wolford Mountain Ice Fishing contest took place. As I am writing this, I don’t have all the details except that I didn’t win. I can tell you that Rod Weiner took first place in the adult division, and first place in the new children’s division was won by Jessica Hockott. I’m hoping all the details will be thawed out in time for my next column.

The next area event this month is the 5th Annual Snowmobile Poker Run that will take place on Feb. 21. Participants will meet after the run at 4 p.m. at the Rocky Mountain Bar and Grill in the Kremmling Town Square for the awarding of prizes. Event details including registration information are available from the Kremmling Chamber and on their Web site.

On Feb. 18, West Grand Middle School will host a Brain Bowl meet at 4:30 p.m. East Grand and North Park are the invited competitors.

Jumping a little ahead into March, mark your calendars for the 10th as the Harlem Ambassadors Basketball challenge will be held at West Grand High School at 7 p.m. As I have mentioned before this is a charity event with proceeds being donated to Cliffview Assisted Living Center. Concession proceeds will go toward the West Grand Community Education Foundation. I am sure a good showing from the Kremmling Community will help bring more events like this to town. By more events like this I don’t just mean indoors with heat, but that is a nice fringe benefit once and awhile.

Anyone driving around where I live who has seen me with my head buried in a snowdrift ” I have an explanation. My dogs have been teaching me to read. I don’t know how else to say it, but it is true. Everyone has seen the multiple trails and single sets of animal tracks that decorate our fields of snow around Grand County. The truth is that these tracks tell the story of what is happening outside our homes with our wildlife population.

This story can be read in great detail with enough skill, which I do not posses but am working on. I am letting the dogs lead me to these clues that are not so obvious to me. So yes, I am trying to smell what my dogs smell. And we have smelled some things for sure. It has been truly enlightening the way the dogs can dig through a foot of snow and ice to find the slight scent of musk left on the ground.

I realize I won’t reach their skill level but I think the dogs are having fun teaching me a few tricks. They haven’t given me a single treat yet but maybe they are waiting for me to beg. ” Please continue to send items of local interest to Larry Ebersole at or P.O. Box 564, Kremmling, CO 80459.

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