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Laurie Henderhan – Sure signs of spring are everywhere

Laurie Henderhan / West Side Stories
Kremmling, CO Colorado

Even though we have had a fairly mild winter, we are all ready for spring and summer to get here. I know we will still have a few more snowstorms, but some things will be happening in Kremmling during the next couple of weeks that prove spring in on the way.

It’s time to sign up for little league baseball and T-ball for this summer. Registration was last Thursday at parent-teacher conferences, but you can still sign up if you missed Thursday night. Forms are available at Kremmling Town Hall if you would like to sign up.

The fee this year will be $50, but scholarships are available and no one will be turned away for financial reasons. Your player must have been born before May 1, 2005, to play this summer. You will need a copy of the birth certificate and proof of residence.

Volunteers are always needed as coaches, assistants, umpires and field crew, so if you can help contact David Wilson.

This weekend we go to daylight saving time. At 2 a.m. Sunday, March 14, the time will “spring” ahead one hour. This was an idea first presented by Benjamin Franklin. It has been used throughout the world during two world wars to save on fuel, heating materials and resources that were needed during the wars.

Hawaii and Arizona do not observe daylight saving time. It is recommended to change your smoke detector batteries this weekend and again when the time changes back in November.

The Middle Park Medical Foundation annual meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, at the Rocky Mountain Bar and Grill. Today is the last day to get your tickets to the prime rib and salmon dinner with a live auction. The Foundation was organized to support health care in Grand County. 

Support the Foundation and the programs it promotes, like the 9 Health Fair and educational and equipment grants, by attending the annual meeting and dinner. Contact Eric Murray at ericmurray@kmhd.cc or 970-409-9017 to get your tickets today.

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March 8-14 is MS Awareness Week. Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic, unpredictable disease of the central nervous system. It is thought to be an autoimmune disorder. This means the immune system attacks the person’s healthy tissue.

Approximately 400,000 Americans have MS, with about 70,000 Coloradans affected. More than twice as many women as men are affected, and it is most common in Caucasians of northern European ancestry.

The National MS Society is an organization that has branches in all 50 states. The National Society provides information and a variety of services and programs to people with MS and those who care for them.

 One of the programs sponsored by the National MS Society and Wells Fargo Bank is the MS Walk. The walks of one or three miles take place all across the country to raise awareness of MS. A local walk will take place in Winter Park on May 22, with walks in Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction and throughout the metro area during the month of May as well.

Contact the National MS Society through one of the national chapters in Denver at 800-344-4867 or go to http://www.nationalmssociety.org. 

 

Spring break for West Grand School district is March 22-27.

 

The 7th annual Easter egg hunt and coloring contest will be Saturday, April 3, at Cliffview Assisted Living Center. The hunting will begin at 10 a.m. in the Cliffview yard. You can have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny. Get more info from the Kremmling Chamber of Commerce at 724-3472. 

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


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