Town Talk – by Mark Campbell, Town Manager

Kremmling Town News
Photo Credit - Kim Cameron - Climax Molybdenum Company Community Development representatives Nell Wareham (left) and Tara Hosick (right) present a $20,000 check to Town Manager Mark Campbell on behalf of the Town of Kremmling for entranceway signs.


The Town has ordered three new entranceway signs into the town welcoming the travelers to the community. The first shall be placed at Spruce Street close to US 40 in the west.

The second shall be on County Road 22 replacing the current sign close to US Highway 40 in the east; and the third shall be on 10th Street to welcome people coming in on State Highway 9. The signs are expected to be erected in July. The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation has given us $20,000 dollars in a community development grant for this project. The current entranceway sign on Highway 9 shall be re-designated as an events advertising sign.


A big Thank You to all who helped in the Cinco De Mayo celebration last week. It seemed that all who attended had fun; from kids in the bouncy castle to adults conversing and coming together.


Remember Kremmling Days is coming up on June 17-19. Mosquito spraying shall commence before the major events of the year, Kremmling Days, 4th of July and the Middle Park Fair which shall be celebrating its 100th year this year.

We shall try to keep the public informed of the exact dates as the spraying is dependent on the weather conditions. If it is too windy or rainy, the spraying is no good. Therefore, we have to pick a night close to the event where the conditions are good. We usually have three standby nights scheduled before each event.


2016 sales tax is off to a good start for the first quarter of the year. It is up 6.9% from last year which was a record year. We had a record January and February with March falling a little on last year but still the second highest on record. A big thank you goes out to all the businesses and to the residents and visitors who shop here.


The town has started engineering in 2016 for some street pavings and repairs to be completed in 2017. These streets include large sections of Central Avenue, 10 th Street, 7th Street around the Post Office. Other Streets are being considered and depending on prices that come in at bidding, they may be added into the project. Once engineering is completed, which shall be in the fall, the Town then plans to put the project out to bid over the winter months for work to begin in early summer 2017.

Grand County Sheriff’s Office

More checks On May 6 the Grand County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by county officials after several checks related to the 2013 Grand County Building Department case involving Brigid Irish were located in a filing cabinet within the Building Department.

An employee of the Building Department had been going through an office file dated from 1997 to scan documents into their internal computer system, when the employee came across 51 checks that had been written to the Building Department in mid to late September 2013. These checks totaled $46,377.

There was no practical reason for these checks to have been contained within this file; however, the located checks had already been referenced during the initial investigation, which began in October 2013.

The recent discovery of these checks has no impact on the now concluded prosecution and sentencing of Brigid Irish. There are no additional suspects.