Surface Creek
Wednesday July 29, 2015

Yellow-bellied Marmot
A while back, I believe it was in mid-March, when I was carefully checking the sandhill  cranes that migrate through Hart’s Basin, I parked in the area by the audubon sign of the shorebirds. It was about 1:30 in the afternoon so there was little activity and few crane watchers.

Orchard City Town Board members at their June 11 regular meeting discussed how to go about replacing a vehicle traffic counter machine that was recently stolen from a town roadside.
Town officials said they can’t think of any motive for the theft other than just a senseless act.

House District 61 State Representative Millie Hamner of Summit County made her first ever trip to Cedaredge on June 11 to meet with constituents and heard pointed complaints that taxation is hurting small business.
Surrounded by about 40 constituents on the deck at Aspen Trails Campground, she engaged in a wide-ranging and quickly paced exchange of remarks and views during the event.

Historical Pioneer Town presents Night on the Town this Saturday evening, June 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. This annual free event is great family fun while visiting each of the 23 buildings of the complex.

The practice of “conservative budgeting” used by the Town of Cedaredge and other local governments has given the town’s trustees the heady feeling of financial improvement.
Conservative budgeting is a process whereby managers budget for expenses on the high side of estimates, and budget for expected revenues on the low side of estimates.

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