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Cameras could keep an eye out for trail vandals
Cameras could keep an eye out for trail vandals

The installation of ten, steel "StoryWalk" pedestals along the natural setting of Cedaredge's Surface Creek Trail has attracted an act of vandalism.

As a result, the addition of camera surveillance to the section walking path between Independence and Deer Trail Avenues was discussed at the town board's April 20 meeting.

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Town drops Region 10 anchor plans
Town drops Region 10 anchor plans

Cedaredge will not participate in the Region 10 broadband project by providing fiberoptic links to anchor institutions in town after all. (Anchor institutions are libraries, schools, fire departments, medical facilities that need broadband internet.)

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Resident calls engineering and design costs 'ridiculous'

The Town of Cedaredge's spending on a stalled, four-year-long involvement with a street intersection improvement project was called "ridiculous" by a constituent at the town board's April 20 meeting.

Known as the "enhancement project," the proposed beautification work at the intersection of Main Street and Grand Mesa Drive (Highway 65) was begun with a signed agreement for design and engineering in 2013.

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What's bugging you? April 26, 2017

We are entering the home stretch of our weed series, "The Ten Most Unwanted Weeds." Only three are left but I might cover a few more if it strikes my fancy.

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Vaccinate and license your dog

A low cost dog vaccination clinic is planned Saturday, May 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Cedaredge Town Park pavilion. The cost is $10 for a one-year rabies shot and town residents will need to buy a town license for $10 for a spayed/neutered dog or $50 for an intact dog.

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Memorial trees planted in Orchard City park

The Friends and Flower Garden Club appreciates the generous donation of a Ukrainian maple tree and a juniper pine tree from John and Ron Romatzke of Arbor Acres Farm. These trees were planted in the Orchard City Town Park in memory of Bobbie De Leau and Zoe Weiss.

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Library in need of weed whackers

Do you ever think you'd like to volunteer a little time to a great cause but don't know how to offer your services?

This is your chance to do something important for your Cedaredge Library and the town.

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Dedicated volunteers earn thanks

Helping to fund the Surface Creek Animal Shelter in Cedaredge, Colorado, the Shelter Shoppe, 290 N. Grand Mesa Drive, has been so busy this month that three volunteers have arisen as volunteers of the month.

Alvena Richard, a 10-year resident of Cedaredge, has volunteered at the Shelter Shoppe almost since its beginning citing her love of animals as the reason she continues her tenure at the Shoppe.

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Plants of the Western Slope April 26, 2017

Gray again. Light gray sky, dark gray sky, and angry-looking gray clouds everywhere.

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Rowdy crowd weighs in on water rate hike

Orchard City's base water charges for residential water customers with three-quarter-inch taps were revised for the second time in a month at the town board's April 12 meeting. The latest rates corrected a math problem with the rates adopted last month.

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Arbor Day to be celebrated April 24
Arbor Day to be celebrated April 24

The Cedaredge Tree Board is partnering with the fifth grade students from the Cedaredge Elementary School to plant three specimen trees at the southeast area of the Cedaredge Middle School grounds on Tuesday, April 24, at 10 a.m. Included in the celebration will be the reading of the proclamation by Mayor Gene Welch.

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David Starr's new release out soon
David Starr's new release out soon

According to music promoter Richlyn Marketing of Nashville, David Starr's latest EP (extended play) CD "The Head and Heart" is set for an official release date of April 28.

There are six songs on the EP which were arranged and produced by John Oates; a friend and musical collaborator of David's.

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Horizons honors volunteers
Horizons honors volunteers

On April 8, staff from Horizons Care Center in Eckert gathered to recognize and honor the many volunteers who dedicate time to enriching the lives of residents at the care center. Staff put together a fun luncheon and awards ceremony for the organization's nearly 70 volunteers.

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Cedaredge looks at its urban wildlife issues
Cedaredge looks at its urban wildlife issues

Cedaredge has an urban wildlife population of deer that roam the streets and yards and which many residents are very fond of.

But there are downsides to humans and wildlife living in too close proximity. By becoming residents of town, the local deer population is exposing itself to hazards.

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Kids enjoy the thrill of hunting Easter eggs

The biggest event in Cedaredge all last week was the day for the annual Easter egg hunt for the community's kids and families. Events were hosted by at least two groups that the public was invited to participate in.

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Eckert woman dies of fall in Montrose County

On Friday, April 6, Rose Zaldivar, 51 of Eckert was reported missing by a friend to the Montrose County Sheriff's Office. It was believed she had gone hiking on April 2.

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Math mistake sinks water rate hike in Orchard City

Even before Orchard City's new water rates take effect as scheduled on May 1 they are already being changed. An accounting error made in calculating the new water charges is said to be responsible.

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Resident not sold on rate hike

The Orchard City Town Board is being challenged on the method and reasoning that it used for establishing new water rates. The new rates take effect May 1 and will show up in rate payers' June billing.

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Garden club goes to the birds in March

What a great time the members of the Plant & Dig Garden Club had at its March meeting, held at the home of Gloria Good and looking down on Surface Creek. We watched the birds at the feeders, talked about our own experiences with the birds in our garden, and had the opportunity to listen to Gary Good tell us about his bird watching experiences.

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

I have seen prairie falcon on many occasions, but I've never seen one so bedraggled! Or so annoyed. Poor thing.

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

Like most of you, I have been very busy cleaning up my garden spaces. One of the perennials that requires old stems to be cut back in the spring are those in the genus Agastache.

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CES fundraiser a healthy success
CES fundraiser a healthy success

While government may see healthy lifestyles as an opportunity to raise taxes, Cedaredge Elementary sees them as a chance for fun, for learning, and for helping their school get better.

The parents, staff, students and friends of Cedaredge Elementary School observed a special day last week to help their school and promote good health at the same time.

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Orchard City to consider running Cory Cemetery

Orchard City Mayor Ken Volgamore has promised a discussion and possible vote March 8 on whether the town board wants to get involved in management of the Cory Cemetery.

The future status of Cory Cemetery management has been uncertain since its board of directors resigned six years ago.

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Water rates could double for Orchard City residents

The Orchard City Town Board at its Wednesday, March 8, meeting will act on a proposal which, if adopted, would double residential water rates.

For example, based on preliminary figures provided to the Delta County Independent, the monthly base charge in-town would rise from $13 to $25, and the use rate for the first 20,000 gallons would rise from $0.99 per thousand gallons to $1.89 per thousand gallons.

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

And here it is -- March already! And cranes! I can't get enough of them! And they are cooperating. As I gaze out of our dining room window, I know there are cranes at the reservoir. And I am happy!

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