Chamber Chat – November 23rd


Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

I hope that all of you will be spending Thanksgiving doing what you love. For most of us that means feasting and football, with family and friends. I am super excited to be headed to Las Vegas to share Thanksgiving with my children, friends, and family that live there. I’m also looking forward to weather in the high 70’s although I won’t even know what to pack!

Just a reminder that the Chamber does sell Christmas Tree Permits and Fuel Wood permits. It seems that picking out and cutting down a tree is a family tradition upheld by many. Tom will be working on Friday from 9 – 4 and Saturday from 10 – 2.

There are so many great events around the Holidays. It’s also the perfect time to count your blessings and share with others less fortunate. “Tis better to give than receive.”

With that in mind, Grand Lake Plumbing and Heating is sponsoring a “Fill the Tub with Love” drive. Toys, coats, and food, are being collected at the Chamber. All donations go to Mountain Family Center.

There is also West Grand Wishes, which was started by our local police officer Todd Willson. You can make donations of cash to Bank of the West, or sponsor a child by selecting an ornament from a tree at the Kremmling Mercantile, Family Dollar Store, Ghostwood Interiors, Grand Mountain Bank, or Bank of the West. All donations need to be collected by December 12th for distribution on December 15th.

Don’t forget to “SHOP SMALL” on Saturday, November 25th! Support our local businesses that put their heart and soul into serving our community. Without them, we’d have to drive to Summit or Granby for everything!

Not sure what to get that “hard to buy for” person on your Christmas list? How about an awesome dining experience at Latigo Ranch! Latigo Ranch is hosting a Dinner Club once a month during the winter season. You can even add a cabin for only $100 for the night! Latigo Ranch also offers FREE usage to locals of more than 30 miles of groomed trails for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Don’t have equipment? They’ve got you covered! Call 970-724-9008 for pricing and reservations!


November 25 -Shop Small Saturday at Flowers by Marcia Start your Christmas shopping early on Shop Small Saturday at Flowers by Marcia’s open house complete with refreshments, giveaways, and discounts.

December 2 – Kremmling Preschool Craft Fair at W. G. H. S. 9 am – 3 pm Bring the kids to get their picture with Santa! Purchase handmade gifts for everyone on your Christmas list and bid on silent auction items. Don’t forget to bring cash for the bake sale and concessions! If you’d like to be a vendor sign up at www.kremmlingpreschool. org

December 2 – Annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Town Square 3 pm – 7 pm. Bring the kids to meet Santa and Twinkle, go on hayrides, eat cookies, and drink hot chocolate! There might even be some firepits!

December 3 – “A RED-LETTER CHRISTMAS” musical and FREE CHILI SUPPER by Mountain Valley Christian Academy and Grand County Homeschoolers at the Extension Building 5 p.m. Come see the only Christmas show in town! Donations are accepted. Call 724-9604 for more information.

December 5 – Colorado Gives Day Remember to give to your favorite charity on Colorado Gives Day online at

December 7 – Re/Max Red Ugly Sweater Mixer at Re/Max Red 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Dawn your favorite ugly sweater and come mingle with the Kremmling community while enjoying scrumptious appetizers and beverages. There will also be a white elephant door prize givea- way as usual.

December 12 – 28th Annual Delicious Dishes at Daven Haven Lodge, Grand Lake, 5 – 8 pm Come eat a delicious chicken and biscuit dinner with dessert for a great cause, Mountain Family Center. Live and Silent auction, no reservations required, pay at the door. Adults $10, Kids 10 and under FREE. Call 970-557- 3186 for more info.

December 12 – West Grand Wishes organized by Todd Willson Make cash donations at Bank of the West or sponsor a child by selecting an ornament at Kremmling Mercantile, Family Dollar Store, Ghostwood Interiors, Bank of the West and Grand Mountain Bank. All toys and donations will be distributed to those in need on December 15th. Give back to your local community!!

December 14 – All Chamber Holiday Mixer at Grand Mountain Bank, Granby 5:30 – 7:30 pm

We would love for you to attend. Ugly sweaters are encouraged!! Please come and join us for a cup of Holiday Cheer and appetizers. Door prize drawing too!

I would like to thank the following businesses that have renewed their 2018 Chamber membership: Re/Max Red, Rocky Mountain Armament, Latigo Ranch, Bull Basin Guides, Michelle Licha-Oros- CMT, Colorado River Ranch Gravel Pit, Shannon Engineering, Renegade Off Road, K-Town Carquest, Williams Fork Lodging, Complete Construction, Grand Foundation, and Grand Lake Plumbing and Heating. We appreciate your ongoing support!

Lastly, I want to give a shout out to the West Grand Mustangs!! What a season you’ve had! Good luck at the 8 Man State Championship Game on November 25th! You’ve got this! Happy Turkey Day, Shelly McManus Executive Director – KACOC