Surface Creek
Tuesday December 23, 2014

Last week I attended the Western Slope Tree Care Workshop in Grand Junction. There were some good speakers whom I learned a lot from including the always-entertaining Dr. Whitney Cranshaw from CSU.

Volunteers of America Horizons Health Care and Senior CommUnity Care PACE are collecting care package items for our overseas troops through Dec. 31.  
Acceptable items include travel-sized toiletries, jerky, hard candy, nuts, gum, breakfast bars, toothbrushes, floss, white socks, lip balm, disposable wipes, etc. 

There’s fresh snow on the Mesa, clear down into the Pinyon-Juniper belt and that’s about all that’s visible today — the top is lost in swirling storm clouds. The West Elks haven’t been visible at all, and across the valley, to the San Juan Mountains, a cold haze blurs everything familiar.

A newly-formed community band, “The Beat Goes On,” will be a new addition in this year’s Cedaredge Parade of Lights.
Twelve members of the unit will be riding on a float entry, under artistic direction of Paul Frazier, a multi-talented local musician perhaps best known for his appearances with the Metamoocil Mountain Boys band.

The Town of Cedaredge will spend a big part of its contributions budget in 2015 on feeding people. According to an accounting released by the town administration on Nov. 20, the following contributions will be made next year:

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