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Birds of the Western Slope Apr. 18, 2018
Birds of the Western Slope Apr. 18, 2018

I hear the wind ... it's strong. According to the newscast, this is supposed to be a windy day. Sounds like it! As I pull the comforter up close, my mind wanders.

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Planning for drought and for drier future
Planning for drought and for drier future

Looking up at the Grand Mesa from Grand Junction in early April, it's good to see snow on its flanks. For too much of this past winter, they have been bare. Skiers felt the pain of the dry winter early; fish and ranchers will feel it this summer.

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February deer count announced
February deer count announced

Cody Purcell, district wildlife manager for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, reports that this winter's urban deer count conducted in and around Cedaredge totaled 508 animals. Fourteen citizen volunteers and six CPW staff members participated in the count which was conducted on Feb. 23.

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Cedaredge will hold public hearing, town board meeting on April 19

Two town meetings will be held on Thursday, April 19. The first meeting will be a public hearing at 5 p.m. regarding the Lost Mesa Grill liquor license application. The public is invited to address the trustees speaking in favor, expressing a neutral opinion, or opposing the license.

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Public meeting focuses on new art center
Public meeting focuses on new art center

The Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center (GMAEC) has issued an invitation to all interested citizens to attend a public meeting to learn more about the center and share their ideas for center activities. The informational question and answer event will be held Wednesday, April 18, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Cedaredge Civic Center at 140 NW 2nd Street.

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Orchard City residents asked to use good water practices

The Orchard City Board of Trustees met in regular session on April 11, with all trustees present.

It was the final meeting for trustees Bob Eckels, Gary Tollefson and Tom Huerkamp.

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Collins moves from chamber to Cedaredge town government
Collins moves from chamber to Cedaredge town government

Kami Collins, who left her position as executive director of the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce on April 17, wants to assure area residents that she's remaining in town. In fact, she's going to be working as Cedaredge's new town clerk and economic development coordinator.

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Trustees address drought planning, community garden

The Town of Cedaredge board of trustees met for a brief executive session and a longer work session on Thursday, April 12. The purpose of the executive session was stated on the special meeting agenda as being "for a conference with attorney for purpose of receiving legal advice."

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Garden club enjoys Jim Leser program

For the March meeting of the Plant and Dig Garden Club of Cedaredge, a program was given by Jim Leser entitled, "A Closer Look at Garden Visitors."

Jim, one of our favorite guest speakers, has done numerous presentations in the past on numerous subjects, all of which have been informative as well as entertaining.

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What's bugging you? April 11, 2018
What's bugging you? April 11, 2018

There is a lot of talk about the drought we are experiencing in Colorado. But is this really a drought? I guess it all depends on your perspective or situation.

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Opening day for community garden
Opening day for community garden

The Cedaredge community gardens are open for business. Last Saturday, a dozen garden members were busy clearing and tilling plots in preparation for this year's planting. The all-volunteer organization is beginning its 10th year of operation.

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Orchard City voters turn down tax hikes

In Orchard City the voters selected Jan Gage, Doug Keller and Mel Cook as trustees in the municipal election of April 3.

The vote tally was:

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Collins resigns from chamber

Kami Collins has resigned her position of Executive Director of the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce. Her last day will be April 17.

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Is the Surface Creek open for business?

Is the Surface Creek Valley open for business?

That was a question on the minds of those who attended a community meeting co-hosted by the Town of Cedaredge and the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce recently, where the results of the consumer/business survey were revealed and priorities discussed.

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Cedaredge-built kayak tackles the great lakes of Africa
Cedaredge-built kayak tackles the great lakes of Africa

For 20 years, Long Haul Folding Kayaks of Cedaredge has been building world class wood-framed kayaks. So when Ross Exler, a nationally-known adventurer and conservationist, envisioned his ambitious plan to kayak across the African great lakes system, he knew where to turn for a sturdy craft.

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Food bank serves 200 needy families monthly
Food bank serves 200 needy families monthly

For 17 years, the Surface Creek Community Services Food Bank has fulfilled its mission to assist in alleviating hunger for families and individuals in need. The nonprofit food bank, which is located in downtown Cedaredge, is operated by volunteers and managed by a volunteer board of directors.

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No suspects identified in threats at Cedaredge Middle

On Monday, district superintendent Caryn Gibson said no suspects have been identified as making the threats at Cedaredge Middle School last week. Law enforcement, district leadership and school administrators have all been working on the case, she added.

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