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The Colorado Court of Appeals last week reinstated the Board of County Commissioners’ original 2011 specific development approvals for Western Slope Layers on Powell Mesa and Rocky Mountain Layers on Redlands Mesa.
The county’s approval of the two, 15,000-bird hen-and-egg operations was overruled by the 7th Judicial District Court Judge J. Steven Patrick in 2012.
That caused the Powell Mesa operation to cease production and remove its birds. The Redlands Mesa operation, though approved by the county, had not been built.
In the end, a political race boils down to numbers. The candidate with the most votes wins — it’s as simple as that.
When Cedaredge trustees next take up discussion of the proposed ordinance on indoor marijuana growing, there will be a new bullet point added to the list of don’ts: grow light systems which produce radio frequency interference.
During trustees’ first look at the draft ordinance on Oct. 16, Steve Grewe, an amateur radio enthusiast, talked about problems being caused by grow lights used to produce marijuana indoors.
When the announcement was made that Terror Creek, owned by Oxbow Mining, could no longer provide stoker coal for the local home heating market, residents were left wondering about alternatives.
However, thanks to a joint effort by Cecil Farnsworth of Farnsworth Construction and Gravel, Jim Miller of West Elk Mine and Mike Ludlow of Oxbow Mining, residents will have the stoker coal they need for this winter.