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Arts center envisioned for Cedaredge
Arts center envisioned for Cedaredge

Cedaredge has long been home to a wealth of talented artists, musicians and craftsmen, many of whom are featured in galleries, at community festivals or during the First Friday Art Walks hosted by the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Food Bank thanks donors

The Surface Creek Community Services Cedaredge Food Bank and volunteers want to express thanks to all who generously supported the fundraising at the Cedarege Food Town on Saturday, Sept. 9.

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FCAC board okays project

At last week's meeting of the Friends of Cedaredge Animal Control Board of Directors, unanimous approval was given to officially begin the process of replacing the old trailer portion of the Surface Creek Animal Shelter.

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Repealing marijuana bans on hold until April election

The Orchard City Town Board acting at its regular monthly meeting on Sept. 13 voted to rescind its previous decision to proceed with repealing current bans on marijuana business in town.

The town board also voted to place three referred measures on the April 2018 ballot asking voters to decide on new revenue measures for town government.

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Orchard City has no jurisdiction in burn complaint

The Orchard City Town Board, at its regular meeting on Sept. 13, heard complaints from residents of Horizons West mobile home park about smoke from burning piles of brush near the retirement community.

Deann Thomas, a resident of the park, and three of her neighbors told the town board of smoke and other problems they claim were caused by the burning of brush just north of their senior mobile home park on Running Deer Road.

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Talented residents can win cash prize

Area entertainers are offered an opportunity to win a grand prize of $250 in the Grand Mesa Country's "Got Talent" show scheduled Nov. 3 and 4 at Cedaredge High School.

Pick up entry forms at the Methodist Thrift Store, 205 W. Main, Cedaredge, or call 645-0142.

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Senior Hikers celebrate their heritage
Senior Hikers celebrate their heritage

Mel Edmunds would have totally enjoyed the 15-year reunion of the Cedaredge Hikers at Town Park last week.

After all, having the event was his idea to begin with.

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Tailgate party is becoming a tradition for Bruin fans

From pancakes to lamb fajitas to barbecue, the Cedaredge FFA Chapter knows how to turn out huge quantities of tasty food. The students enhanced Homecoming festivities with a tailgate party featuring lamb and beef from Homestead Meats, slowroasted pork, Mountain Fresh corn, apples from Fritchman orchards, beans, dinner rolls and ice cream.

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AWANA meets weekly at First Baptist Church

The First Baptist Church of Cedaredge, 370 W. Main Street, invites the community to an exciting program for kids between the ages of 3 and sixth grade. Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 13, AWANA will meet every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. during the school year, except for school breaks and holidays.

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Chamber welcomes new ambassador
Chamber welcomes new ambassador

Jessica Medrano recently joined the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce as an individual supporter member, and has also joined the ambassadors team, a group of chamber members whose goal is to create vibrant events and assist with business enhancement efforts.

That goal was the driving force behind Jessica's decision to join the chamber and the ambassadors team, she said.

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Birds of the Western Slope Sept. 13, 2017

The last column that I wrote was about George Archibald. Now, after the festival at Steamboat Springs, I need to write another column about George. He was born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Ag burning complaint set for OC board meet
Ag burning complaint set for OC board meet

Deann Thomas, a retired physical therapist, says she will raise concerns with the Orchard City Town Board about an agricultural burn operation next to the senior mobile home park where she and elderly neighbors live.

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Orchard City now eyeing 3 tax questions on April ballot

Orchard City's Cannabis Revenue Committee announced last week that it is ready to drop a recommendation for immediate repeal of the town's ordinances which bans marijuana business. The committee had recommended the town repeal current bans on medical and commercial marijuana businesses before taking the question of sales tax from marijuana businesses to the voters. It has drawn notable public opposition.

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Brothers sing a new song for packing plant
Brothers sing a new song for packing plant

Two brothers, Phil and Matt Sheader, are converting the former Cedaredge Meats building at 230 E. Main Street into a concert venue and art gallery they are calling "The Old Slaughterhouse."

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It's Homecoming week at CHS

Cedaredge High School is celebrating Homecoming this week with dress-up days, class games, softball, volleyball and football competitions.

The Cedaredge softball team will take on Delta Thursday, Sept. 14, with games at 4 and 6 p.m.

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What's bugging you? Sept. 13, 2017

Last time I discussed milkweed plants, more specifically the western whorled milkweed. This week I thought I would cover two beasties in the garden that use milkweed plants as hosts, both flowers as adults and leaves as caterpillars. These are the monarch and queen butterflies.

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Cedaredge FFA had a busy summer

Welcome to the 2017- 2018 school year! The Cedaredge FFA chapter participated in many activities and events throughout the summer.

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Pops in the Park -- 10 years of enriching lives
Pops in the Park -- 10 years of enriching lives

One of Surface Creek Valley's notable lifestyle enhancements took place last Saturday in Cedaredge Town Park.

The 10th annual Pops in the Park concert by the Valley Symphony Orchestra and Chorus brought a large number of people with chairs, coolers filled with snacks, and their umbrellas for an evening of symphonic music and song.

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State pledges more for enhancement project

The Cedaredge Town Board on Sept. 7 agreed to an offer from CDOT to contribute up to $75,000 more toward eventual completion of the Main Street Enhancement Project. Of the total $75,000, the town will be required to contribute 20 percent, or about $15,000, it was stated at the meeting.

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