As this school year opens, visitors to Cedaredge High School may be greeted by a seven-foot-tall bronze bear-with-cub sculpture.
The piece of art was donated to the school by a Montrose man w ho had kept it in storage for some 15 years, explained Randy Brown, principal.
Finally deciding the sculpture could go, "He started looking around for a school with a bear mascot," Brown said. He found the Cedaredge Bruins, and Brown ended up driving his pickup to Montrose and bringing the statue back to school.
The sculpture also displays a very young bear cub. The middle school has a bear with cubs statue at its entrance, and Brown is considering whether the statue now at CHS might not really be a better emblem of school spirit for Cedaredge Elementary School.
In any event, the statue's final home has not been decided upon, Brown said.