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New bishopric called to serve Cedaredge Ward
New bishopric called to serve Cedaredge Ward

A new bishopric has been called to serve in the Cedaredge Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Craig Signs was newly sustained as the bishop.

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Work to balance Cedaredge budget continues

Cedaredge town administration and board are trying to work through budget issues. A big projected general fund deficit has been trimmed, but more work needs done.

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It's Homecoming time at CHS

Cedaredge High School Homecoming 2016 got off to a high-spirited start on Monday beginning a week of activities designed to build participation and excitement into the big Homecoming weekend.

Student dress-up theme began with an American Monday and patriotic costume the day's fashion statement of choice.

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Mental health incidents stress police resources

Dealing with calls that involve mental health problems, a short-handed Cedaredge Police Department finds its resources being stretched, Police Chief Dan Sanders told the Cedaredge Town Board on Sept. 15.

"We [law enforcement] are mental health for Delta County," Sanders said as he detailed extensive time and manpower that is required to deal with calls involving mental health problems.

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Cedaredge wants input on in-town OHV use

The Cedaredge Town Board is having discussions about the use of off-highway vehicles on town streets.

During the trustees' September meeting last week, the topic brought out many complex issues and lots of uncertainty surrounding the issue.

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DMEA to check lines on Grand Mesa

Beginning this week, Delta Montrose Electric Association will be inspecting power poles on the Grand Mesa. DMEA is contracting with SBS Inspections to conduct the work.

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Birds of the Western Slope Sept. 21, 2016
Birds of the Western Slope Sept. 21, 2016

It seems like it was only yesterday that I was driving along this road on my way to Palisade to connect with Karen. We were headed for the Colorado Fish & Wildlife Commission hearing to speak in opposition to the proposed hunting of our greater sandhill cranes.

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Orchard City approves plan, talks road issues

The Orchard City Town Board adopted a newly revised version of the town's Master Plan at its regular monthly meeting on Sept. 14.

Adoption was preceded by a public hearing at which no public comment was offered.

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What's bugging you? Sept. 21, 2016
What's bugging you? Sept. 21, 2016

I just got back from a three-week vacation to the East Coast. While traveling I did send in a column introducing a new weed series I plan to start. But this will be my first column since returning home.

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Colorado Grand makes pit stop in Cedaredge
Colorado Grand makes pit stop in Cedaredge

A parade of exotic, high priced sports and touring cars in Cedaredge last week attracted a crowd of curious onlookers numbering upwards of 200.

The event was a pit stop on the 28th annual Colorado Grand auto tour that has in the past gone by the town on Highway 65.

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Church mission project reaches out to first responders

All Saints Lutheran Church in Austin has been working to improve our community through the annual, "God's work. Our hands." project.

This project is an opportunity for all Evangelical Lutheran Church of America churches to dedicate one day or a month to serve our communities in ways that share the love of God with all people.

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Cut fiber optic cable causes major disruption

Internet service was cut to TDS customers in Surface Creek Valley on Sept. 7. due to a cut cable.

Cedaredge officials said that responders were forced to use cell phone services to communicate with each other during the outage. Town hall communications were disrupted.

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Trustees look for ways to cut draft budget imbalance
Trustees look for ways to cut draft budget imbalance

City department wish lists for capital spending along with expected income declines in some areas have created a Cedaredge draft budget for 2017 that is "way upside down" in the general fund, noted Town Administrator Katie Sickles during a budget work session last week.

Trustees and town staff met in the Sept. 8 session to establish priorities for spending requests in the general fund and other budget funds.

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Orchard City master plan retains 'live and let live'
Orchard City master plan retains 'live and let live'

Though the Orchard City Master Plan is set to be reissued in a new and updated version, the community's old-fashioned values of "live and let live" expressed in the original 2005 plan are restated in the proposed 2016 revision.

"Orchard City has adopted a land use philosophy of 'live and let live' that does not include zoning regulations," states part of the community's vision plan.

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Permit issue prompts policy review

The Orchard City trustees gathering at its monthly work session on Sept. 7 discussed a thorny issue involving enforcement of its building permit regulations.

During a staff and trustee discussion, it was stated that construction had been started on a commercial building in town without the owner first obtaining a town building permit costing $250.

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Orchard City packing shed back in operation
Orchard City packing shed back in operation

Williams Orchards has acquired the former Hi-Quality fruit packing facility on Fruitgrowers Road in a lease/purchase deal.

Connie Williams told the DCI that the company is already using the facility for fruit packing and processing.

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10th Pops in the Park an all-American event
10th Pops in the Park an all-American event

The Valley Symphony Orchestra and Chorus entertained and inspired music fans on Saturday, Sept. 10, with a celebration of musical Americana at the 10th annual Pops in the Park concert at Cedaredge Town Park.

Centennial Bandstand once again served as the perfect musical venue, and the park's lush, late summer green added the comfortable setting for listeners.

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