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Plants of the Western Slope July 19, 2017
Plants of the Western Slope July 19, 2017

What a delightful fragrance... and it's just as pretty as it is sweet! And as I gaze at this lovely Desert Sweet, I again realize that it only took 20 years to grow taller than I am.

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Volunteer of the month is named
Volunteer of the month is named

Pioneer Town in Cedaredge has chosen Linda Pierce as Volunteer of the Month of June.

Pioneer Town is the Historical Society's museum praised by many as one of the best museums in the area.

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Centenarian's secret to longevity: Black coffee and a positive attitude
Centenarian's secret to longevity: Black coffee and a positive attitude

"Every day is a good day -- you just need to get up, put both feet flat on the floor and take off like an old quarterhorse."

Those are the words of Howard Dean, who is approaching his 100th birthday with a can-do attitude that hasn't wavered since he was born in Silt July 23, 1917.

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New Cedaredge librarian checks in

Alexis Nelson is the new manager at the Cedaredge Library.

She was introduced to the Cedaredge Town Board at a July 13 work session that was held in the library meeting room.

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Orchard City moves forward with pot study recommendations

The Orchard City Town Board will move ahead with an expanded study of the types of marijuana businesses that could be allowed in town to provide government funding following town board action on July 12.

The town board's Cannabis Revenue Committee will also continue looking into six types of marijuana businesses, including retail shops, that could provide money to local government.

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Orchard City citizens speak out on pot plan

Area residents on July 12 pushed back against Orchard City's moves toward allowing marijuana businesses to operate in town. However, not all were opposed. Some spoke of personal benefits from medical marijuana.

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Stoney Mesa hosts art event

Stoney Mesa Winery hosted an open house all day Thursday, July 6, offering food, door prizes and discounts, along with a plein air art competition sponsored by the Art Co-op at Stoney Mesa Winery.

As customers flowed through the tasting room during the day, they were able to observe artists on the property creating magnificent pieces on their canvases.

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Learning is a mission at Delta County Libraries
Learning is a mission at Delta County Libraries

The second line of Delta County Libraries' mission statement reads, "Providing Resources for Life, Leisure, and Learning." This year's summer reading program is reaching all three of these goals, with an emphasis on the learning part.

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Register your bikes and protect against theft

Safeguard your bicycles -- get them registered with the Town of Cedaredge. Protect your bicycles against theft!

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Birds of the Western Slope July 12, 2017
Birds of the Western Slope July 12, 2017

What was that? Orange . . . sort of. No, I think it was yellow. The bird flies up into the cottonwood.

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Jim Leser talks butterflies

It was reported last month that the June program for the Plant & Dig Garden Club was to be about herbs; that was incorrect. Instead the club welcomed a very special guest for a wonderfully informative and stunning presentation.

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What's bugging you? July 12, 2017
What's bugging you? July 12, 2017

This is my first official installment of a new series, "Beasties in The Garden." I am going to lay the foundation for a butterfly garden and then transition to my first winged representative.

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Orchard City committee recommends ballot question, repeal of marijuana business ban

The Orchard City Town Board on July 12 will discuss, and possibly act on, a trustee committee report that lays out a road map for the eventuality of voter approval for marijuana businesses in town, including repeal of the town's current bans.

The first recommendation board's cannabis revenue committee is that "the town should start the process of repealing the ordinances of 2011 and 2013 prohibiting any type of licensed marijuana business."

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Beat the heat at ice cream social

Volunteers at Pioneer Town are getting ready for a cool, fun filled community summer break this month.

Surface Creek Valley's annual community Ice Cream Social will be held at the Stolte Shed on Saturday, July 29.

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A fun and creative way to build community

The July 7 edition of Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce's 1st Friday Art Walk brought families and local artists to Main Street for a community evening.

Artists displayed their works at the AppleShed and gave displays of their talents, and children joined the event with colored chalk drawings on sidewalks and crafts projects at the chamber office.

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