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'Vintage' label said to be wrong for Cedaredge

An open community discussion may begin soon as some Chamber of Commerce board members think town hall's chosen marketing identity label for Cedaredge -- Vintage -- is the wrong one for promoting business and commerce.

The Vintage label emerged from a "Branding Summit" held last summer.

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Orchard City searches for ways to fund budget

The Orchard City trustees, at their Jan. 4 work session, opened a dialog on the problem of declining town revenues, dwindling cash reserves, and on possible ways to reverse the trends.

Among the ideas suggested was whether to allow marijuana businesses to operate in town and so provide more tax revenue for local government.

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Mayor seeks citizens' input

Mayor Ken Volgamore has scheduled a town board work session discussion about the issues of declining town revenues, dwindling cash reserves in town budget funds, and ideas for addressing the two problems, ideas that include allowing marijuana businesses to operate in Orchard City as a means of generating tax revenue.

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Marijuana taxes eyed as possible solution

The idea of Orchard City turning to marijuana as a town government tax source first came up at the end of a budget work session last September. Mayor Ken Volgamore took a straw poll of trustees on the marijuana-as-revenue issue. No decisions were made at that time.

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Birds of the Western Slope Jan. 11, 2017
Birds of the Western Slope Jan. 11, 2017

This is the first serious snow that we've had -- I wish it would go away! I never liked the cold or the snow, but it means water for us in the summer so I'll just have to put up with it. But I can't go anywhere. So I'll just think about my birds.

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Garden club plans for 2017

The members of the Plant & Dig Garden Club gathered at RJ's Restaurant in Cedaredge on Dec. 16 for a Christmas luncheon and gift exchange. The staff had set up a beautiful table for the luncheon and provided another table for gifts.

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Chamber elects board, chooses 2017 officers

Directors of the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce held their first board meeting of the year on Jan. 3.

Newly elected to serve on the board were Nancy Snowdon, psychologist, to serve a one-year term;

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Orchard City looking for new revenue sources

Orchard City trustees are considering a town sales tax and other possible money raising ideas. Discussion of various ideas will begin at the town board's first work session of the year: Wednesday, Jan. 4, at 7 p.m. according to town hall.

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Cedaredge amends code for knives, public urination

The Cedaredge Town Board, acting on Dec. 8 and on recommendation of the Chief of Police, added language to its code of ordinances that outlaws urinating in open places of the town and that defines the length of the blades on "carry knives."

The town trustees took the action during their regular December business meeting.

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What's bugging you? Jan. 4, 2017

The new year is upon us and it is time that we resolve to use trees more wisely and give them the care they deserve. I am both a member of the Cedaredge Tree Board and a Colorado Master Gardener.

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Birds of the Western Slope Jan. 4, 2017
Birds of the Western Slope Jan. 4, 2017

No snow today -- clear sky without a single cloud, and I always wonder, "How long will this last!" But after yesterday's storm, this change is most welcome!

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Community steps up for Christmas tradition
Community steps up for Christmas tradition

The annual community Christmas dinner hosted at the Stolte Shed on Christmas Day combined holiday cheer and community spirit in an event that again surpassed organizers' expectations of success.

The event is coordinated and hosted by the Cedaredge Rotary Club with overwhelming support from a small army of local volunteers.

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