Laurie Henderhan – Tax time and what’s up in Kremmling |

Laurie Henderhan – Tax time and what’s up in Kremmling

Laurie Henderhan / West Side Stories
Kremmling, CO Colorado

Did you ever notice when you put the words The and IRS together it spells “theirs?”

 The Revenue Act of 1862 was passed as an emergency and temporary war-time tax to help pay for the Civil War. In 1872 the temporary income tax was allowed to expire. Income taxes evolved, but the Supreme Court ruled the Income Tax of 1894 unconstitutional. The government scrambled to raise money. In the early 1900s there was a popular movement for tax reform that led to the 16th Amendment, which granted Congress the power to create a direct income tax on citizens. Tax day is upon us; if you aren’t getting a refund, remember to get your check in the mail on Thursday.


The West Grand Educational Foundation annual banquet honoring the Outstanding Citizens of The Year, Mike and Susan Ritschard is this Saturday, April 17. Mike and Susan are honored for their many years of service to the West Grand School District and the community. The dinner will be at West Grand High School at 6 p.m., followed by an evening of entertainment with Sven Jorgensen, a juggler and circus artist for over 20 years. Tickets are still available for $30 per person. Contact Linda Haynes at 724-1006 or any foundation member for tickets. All proceeds go to the West Grand Educational Foundation for scholarships and community projects.  


The Kremmling Community Church is sponsoring marriage communication and parenting workshops at the Allington Inn on Saturday, April 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Pathway to Better Soul-Mate Communication” will be presented by Bob and Carol Baker of the Rocky Mountain Family Council. The cost of the workshop is $40 and includes lunch.

Sunday, the 18th, the Baker’s will put on a parenting workshop from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Daycare with lunch and snacks will be provided at the church free of charge for participants. Register by Thursday evening to attend one or both of the workshops. Contact the Community Church at 724-3655 or Marshall and Linda Sherman at 970-557-4150 to register or get more information about the workshops.

Kremmling Preschool registration for next year’s classes starts April 19 and will be open until the classes are filled.  Your child must be 3 or 4 before Sept 1. Bring your child’s birth certificate and a $25 fee. Contact Margie at the preschool at 724-9483 for more information.


The Kremmling Library is holding April mystery movie night on Tuesday, April 20. The movie starts at 6 p.m. Bring a friend and your own drink. Check at the library if you want to know the name of the mystery movie. It’s kid friendly.


April 21 is Administrative Professional Day. Remember to thank all the persons who support you during the year.


April 22 marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Earth Day was first observed in 1970 and is raising awareness of environmental issues and conservation of resources worldwide.

Congratulations to Dale and Velda Pulliam on the arrival of their 12th great-grandchild. Joelle Lynn Nichols was born on March 26 to Jennifer and Jason Nichols of Grand Junction. Grandparents are Larry and Nona Pulliam and Jo Anne Nichols, all of Grand Junction, and John Adams of Kremmling is her great-grandfather.


Happy 3rd birthday to Marqes Pasillas on the 18th, and to Laura Schonlau on the 24th. Happy Anniversary to Jim and Cassidy Henderhan on the 21st.

Due to changes in the paper schedules, I will be in the Wednesday paper every other week for the time being. Contact me at or 970-531-2431 or 724-9575 with your events, programs or questions. Have a good couple of weeks.

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