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Get a sneak peek at new event center
Get a sneak peek at new event center

The new Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center (GMAEC) will host a sneak peek of its future plans this Friday. The public is invited to the event Friday, Nov. 17, at the Cedaredge Civic Center, 140 NW 2nd Street.

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Parade of Lights set for Dec. 2

Cedaredge is rolling out the red carpet for the community to enjoy a kickoff to Christmas with the annual Parade of Lights, brought to you by a generous sponsorship by US Bank. The Parade of Lights is Saturday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m., and will run from 5th Street to Hwy. 65 along Main Street in Cedaredge.

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Food bank needs financial angels

The Surface Creek Community Services, known to most people in the community as the Cedaredge Food Bank, is again planning to provide Christmas dinners for the disadvantaged friends and neighbors in our community.

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Cedaredge trustees discuss possibility of a strategic plan

Cedaredge Mayor Gene Welch opened last week's board of trustees work session by announcing that there would be no discussion other than among the trustees and that no decisions would be made at the session. Trustees received an update regarding changes to the 2018 town budget.

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Orchard City adopts constituent time policy

At the regular monthly meeting of the Town of Orchard City Board of Trustees on Nov. 8, Ed Kissner and Dan Sanders, representing the Field of Dreams sports complex, expressed their appreciation for the support of the town. Field of Dreams runs summer baseball, softball and soccer as well as various sports throughout the year.

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Cedaredge High School pays tribute to veterans
Cedaredge High School pays tribute to veterans

Cedaredge High School and Middle School (CHS and CMS) combined to celebrate Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 10, with an assembly honoring military veterans and their families. The moving and inspirational program included patriotic music and speeches, heartfelt essays, and a stirring video -- all performed by students with assistance from area veterans and teachers and staff.

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Birds of the Western Slope Nov. 8, 2017
Birds of the Western Slope Nov. 8, 2017

It's late September 2010 and it's clouding up again. I hope the rain holds off a while. I've come down Slaughter Grade from Cedaredge to drive on Ward Creek Road.

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Garden club capture fall with seasonal arrangement

What fun the members of the Plant & Dig Garden Club had during our October activity, putting together winter arrangements from the materials that everyone gathered from our fall gardens.

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Horizons' program honors residents at end of life
Horizons' program honors residents at end of life

Horizons Care Center has received a donation of a handmade quilt to its "End of Life, Discharge with Dignity" program from Pam Howe, daughter of a Horizons Care Center resident.

"We now have the most beautiful quilt designed to honor those who are leaving us and sincerely appreciate this heart-felt gift," admissions and marketing director Karen Crump said.

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Cedaredge preparing for Small Business Saturday

On Saturday, Nov. 25, Surface Creek area businesses -- large and small, brick and mortar and home-based -- are invited to participate in National Small Business Saturday, a concerted promotion to keep holiday shoppers spending their dollars right here at home for the holiday season.

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Who do you call?

In the interest of public health and safety, CDOT removes animal carcasses from any state highway, U.S. highway, or interstate. According to Lisa Schwantes, Regional Public Relations Manager for the Western Slope, anyone wishing to report a carcass or debris on such roadways should contact CDOT's Northwest Region-3 hotline: 970-243-2368.

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Local artists on display at annual craft show

The All Saints Lutheran Church in Cory hosted its annual craft fair the mornings of Nov. 3 and 4. Crafts, artwork, and embroidery were both on display and available for purchase.

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What's bugging you? Nov. 8, 2017

So far I have been addressing questions I think you might have and might even "bug" you in your gardens. But today in a twist I am going to address one that "bugs" me a lot.

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Changing weather means more collisions

In late October, three state agencies issued a joint announcement reminding motorists that animal-vehicle collisions (AVC) increase this time of year when animals migrate to their wintering habitats. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), and the Colorado State Patrol (CSP), joined forces to warn motorists to be alert because, "Wildlife are on the move!"

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