Larry Ebersole – An anthropomorphic battle of wits in Kremmling
My war with the unidentified enemy, let’s call it a ground squirrel for conversations sake, has made my life a near copy of Chevy Chase’s character in the movie “Caddyshack.” If you are not familiar with the film, find it and laugh out loud.
One of the subplots of this classic comedy involves a gopher on the golf course that eventually drives the groundskeeper to a strategy involving large amounts of explosives. I am not at that point – yet. Neighbors have seen me stalking it in camouflage for hours at a time waiting patiently for my chance to gain the high ground on this critter. My former ally, my dog, has given up to the point of just laying there and watching as our ground squirrel scampers across the yard up into the car engine.
I am sure this squirrel has some hidden weakness and it is just a matter of time. Until then he continues to taunt me and my dog. Unlike my dog, I am not ready to lie down just yet. Does believing a ground squirrel is deliberately taunting you count as a type of paranoia?
If you would like to help dogs that have been taunted by ground squirrels, don’t forget about the garage sale to benefit the Grand County Pet Pals later this month. Pet Pals is the chosen beneficiary of the sale to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 27. The sale is being put on by Winter Park realtor Jill Childress. You can help out in two ways, by supporting the sale as a shopper or donating items to be sold. Contact the Pet Pals at 722-7680 for details and you can e-mail me for directions to the sale.
One of the great aspects about living in a mountain community such as Kremmling is the chance to learn about its history. A great place to start is with The Heritage Park Museum at 111 North 4th Street. The museum is open on Fridays and Saturdays from June through August. Jim Wilson will again serve as the museum assistant as well as guiding visitors through the historic buildings.
The Old Jail and Livery Barn are on the tour with more to be developed. If you can help the further development of the museum in any way, leave your information with Jim at the museum.
Kremmling Days takes place this weekend, the 19th through the 21st. The town square will be full of food and live music along with vendors of all kinds. The parade will take place on Main Street with events such as the Cliff Golf Classic and Mud Races also happening around the Kremmling area. You can find all the details on the Kremmling Chamber’s Web site.
While you’re on the site, take note that the next Chamber After Hours mixer is scheduled for June 24 and will be hosted by Tri-River Ace Hardware. The mixer will begin at 5:30 p.m. and continue until 7 p.m.
– Please continue to send items of interest to Larry Ebersole at Amentalengineer@cs.com or P.O Box 564, Kremmling, CO 80459.
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