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Chili cook-off was big crowd pleaser

The Surface Creek community once again turned out in big numbers to show support for its firefighters of the Cedaredge Volunteer Fire Department. The 16th annual Five-Alarm Chili Cook-off fundraiser got the events of AppleFest 2017 started with 650 people participating and making donations to the department.

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Plants of the Western Slope Oct. 11, 2017
Plants of the Western Slope Oct. 11, 2017

There is fresh snow on the crest. And it triggers a host of memories. I remember seeing the random pattern of the snow on the black rocks as it slowly melted.

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Hear Bishop Karen Oliveto preach at Cedaredge Methodist Church
Hear Bishop Karen Oliveto preach at Cedaredge Methodist Church

Bishop Karen Oliveto will preach at the 10 a.m. service Sunday, Oct. 15, at Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church. The church's pastor, Joe Agne, says, "Many of our long-term members say no bishop ever preached here before.

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Orchard City trustees want county to explain road policy
Orchard City trustees want county to explain road policy

The Orchard City Trustees want to get a clarification from the Board of County Commissioners on the county policy for providing paving services to municipalities.

The presence of county crews and equipment on two Cedaredge street asphalt overlay projects last week has raised eyebrows in Orchard City.

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Community pauses to remember Mark Anderson
Community pauses to remember Mark Anderson

When David Starr was working with the Lions and Rotary clubs to get a stage built in Cedaredge Town Park, Mark Anderson immediately volunteered his construction skills. From setting trusses to pounding nails, he jumped in and helped get the job done in time for AppleFest. It was a remarkable accomplishment, given that the project was handed off to David Starr just 29 days earlier.

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Pioneer Town car show draws 118
Pioneer Town car show draws 118

The weather turned out beautiful for the AppleFest Car Show last Saturday and the sunny skies brought out a lot of car lovers and their favorite projects,

There were 118 entrants in this year's event and beautiful examples of the auto rebuilder's craft were on display from Arvada, Craig, points in between, and from the region as well.

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Open house set for Orchard City road issues

Orchard City has scheduled an hour-long, open house public meeting to discuss the single issue of a town roads maintenance program and its funding.

The session is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. at Orchard City Town Hall.

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Good News Club meets at Cedaredge Elementary

The Good News Club is an exciting fun-filled hour held once a week following the school schedule starting Oct.5 in Room 208 at Cedaredge Elementary School. This free nondenominational club meets from 3:15 to 4:45.

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

Since the Festival at Steamboat Springs, it seems that all I think about is travel. And so I think of the marvelous trip to Aransas to the Whooping Crane Festival.

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What's bugging you? Oct. 4, 2017
What's bugging you? Oct. 4, 2017

There are many bees and wasps that make their homes as beasties in our gardens. Yellowjackets are one of the few of the very large number of wasp species in western Colorado that live a social life.

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Planning commission approves plan change

The Cedaredge Planning Commission approved a town master plan amendment on Wednesday, Sept. 13, and forwarded the document to the town board for consideration.

The document includes a major new section describing Cedaredge's mechanical sewage treatment plant.

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Thursday's chili feast benefits firefighters

The people of Surface Creek Valley have a special relationship with their volunteer fire department.

These firefighters are ones who take time away from their families to help keep the whole community safe.

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AppleFest is this weekend
AppleFest is this weekend

The 40th annual AppleFest weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7 and 8, will be filled with fun, food, activity, fundraisers, music and lots and lots of apples.

From the first alarm sounding the Five Alarm Chili Cook-off at the fire house on Thursday, until the final chords from two days of music fade away into the leafy canopy of Town Park on Sunday afternoon, AppleFest 2017 promises something for everyone.

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Galleries also part of AppleFest

While Town Park and Main Street are primary attractions for AppleFest events, off of Main Street there are also events happening at Pioneer Town, and especially at Cedaredge's AppleShed.

Connie Williams, owner, said that two popular artists, Barbara Torke and Ron Henry, will be on hand at the gallery intermittently during Saturday's AppleFest events to give demonstrations and visit with local art lovers.

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