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Creative community
Creative community

Art can't thrive in isolation -- it needs a community of artists and a community for expression.

A new artists' cooperative gallery in Cedaredge is providing both types of community connection for local artists who have a new venue for display and sale of their work.

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The Fantastic Four
The Fantastic Four

T he Fantastic Four came from all around the country, and are the latest in a long line of resident artists at Elsewhere Studios.

One is from Appleton, Wis., and designs fashion out of her own life drawings.

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Artistry from a  blacksmith's forge
Artistry from a blacksmith's forge

Just in time for the fifth annual Conservation Days last Thursday and Friday, Ira Houseweart completed work on a new handicap accessible ramp at the Paonia River Park.

"Ira finished it last week," Julia Bowman, Paonia River Park Coordinator for the Western Slope Conservation Center, said. "We're convinced it's the nicest ramp in Colorado."

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Don Benjamin: Author, cartoonist, teacher
Don Benjamin: Author, cartoonist, teacher

Cartooning may not be a good way to make a living, but it can certainly keep you entertained. Pencil in hand, you surround yourself with superheroes, whimsical animals and humorous characters who pepper your drawings with witty comments.

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Bringing the challenges of   migrant farmworkers into focus
Bringing the challenges of migrant farmworkers into focus

Since 1992, photographer Celia Roberts has crisscrossed Colorado and the country documenting the nation's migrant and seasonal farmworkers. As a result, her life has taken on new meaning.

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Meaningful ties to Kenya
Meaningful ties to Kenya

Carol Phelps of Delta flew to Nairobi, Kenya, last December to visit Fairmile School and its director, Fern Eshuchi, a family friend for many years.

When Carol told her son, Allen Lindblad, she was going, Allen said, "We'll go too."

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Ukrainian Easter egg hunt
Ukrainian Easter egg hunt

The Wheeler Room in Memorial Hall in Hotchkiss came alive last Wednesday as youngsters from the area put their own spin on a tradition that is over 4,000 years old.

About 15 youngsters took part in a workshop that taught them how to dye Ukrainian Easter eggs.

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A saga of  survival  & faith
A saga of survival & faith

Cedaredge native Keith Loucks has published a novel about adventure and survival ­-- a book that entertains as it educates, and one that examines deeper questions of living Christian faith in a dangerously fallen world.

In the 405-page novel titled "I Wish I Had An Orange," the normal, everyday American life is reduced in a moment to the level of Third World deprivation when a nuclear device is exploded in the upper stratosphere 30 miles above.

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Pine needle artistry
Pine needle artistry

A craft show on HGTV inspired Ruth Ann Hake to try her hand at pine needle basketry.

"I was just fascinated," Ruth Ann said, "so I bought a couple of books and that's really been my only instruction."

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Kids in the Kitchen: A recipe for success
Kids in the Kitchen: A recipe for success

Eleven-year-old Haylee is busy de-stemming and slicing bright red strawberries for lemonade-strawberry slushies. As she carefully cuts with a chef's knife she explains how she helps her mom prepare dinner at home.

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96 years of service and fulfillment
96 years of service and fulfillment

Among the many things that bring fulfillment to Dorothy Loyer's life is playing the organ.

Dorothy was 17 when the church organist died and the pastor turned to Dorothy to take her place.

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Wrestling's big show
Wrestling's big show

A familiar phrase perfectly describes the scene at last weekend's Colorado High School Wrestling State Championships in Denver.

Organized chaos.

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A  life turn  to art
A life turn to art

When Sue Jochum decided it was time to leave the corporate world of high technology and pursue her life-long passion for art, she chose the Surface Creek Valley as home to be near other family who live here.

Now, with her computer programming days behind her, she is finding the time to enjoy plein air painting sessions with friends, to participate with her work in shows and exhibitions, and to develop an enterprise in portrait painting, a discipline that she has discovered a natural talent for.

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Geri-actives keep up and keep going
Tonya Frost (in black) leads a water fitness class in the warm water pool at Bill Heddles Recreation Center. A variety of classes, from therapeutic to cardio fitness, meet individual needs.
Geri-actives keep up and keep going

The golden years are fitter than ever before. Folks are living longer and enjoying activities that they engaged in in their 40s and 50s. Geri-active is in!

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Neighbor helping neighbor
Neighbor helping neighbor

Clinton Clock is a strong believer in community service. He taught his family by example.

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Cake Wars Winner!
Cake Wars Winner!

V ictory is sweet for Melissa Zunich, the winner of Food Network Channel's Cake Wars.

Zunich, the owner of Sweet Cheeks Cakery in Delta, teamed up with a cousin to design an entry that won the judges over with its impressive details and "wonderful" hand painting.

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A caring healer
A caring healer

Norman Vincent knew when he was in third grade that he would become a veterinarian.

He lived on a farm with his family.

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Full of spirit
Full of spirit

The cheerleaders at Hotchkiss High School made history.

The Bulldogs capped a record-setting season by winning third place at the state spirit competition at the Denver Coliseum last month.

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Champions of Nordic skiing
Champions of Nordic skiing

The Grand Mesa Nordic Council is marking a 25th year of providing great outdoor recreation experiences for local skiers and other winter sports enthusiasts.

Over the course of those 25 years, the GMNC has also contributed significantly to developing a first-class complex of trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and skijoring that is a tourism draw for the county.

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A wonder to behold
A wonder to behold

An entire room is dedicated to Lois Helgeland's incredible Victorian village, but that's just the beginning ... there are delightful discoveries to be found throughout her house at Christmastime.

To say Christmas is Lois' favorite holiday is clearly an understatement.

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Helping hands!
Helping hands!

These days, it seems, each of us knows someone who needs a helping hand. Fortunately, local communities are willing to reach out and help.

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A  Christmas wonderland
A Christmas wonderland

When Christmas is approaching every year, Yvonne Rowland's world takes on added energy and excitement.

She, and friends who help her, pull down from her garage and the loft in her office boxes filled with Christmas tree branches and boxes and boxes and boxes of ornaments, nativity scenes, Father Christmas depictions, and figurines of many characters familiar to our Christmas celebrations.

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Investing in paradise
Investing in paradise

Since the early part of the 20th century, seeing movies on the big screen has been an American tradition. The big screen came to Paonia in October 1928, when an enterprising citizen named Tom Poulos opened the Paonia Theatre on Grand Avenue.

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Family ties bind  Paonia's sports heritage
Family ties bind Paonia's sports heritage

Here on the Western Slope of the Rockies in Colorado, you can tell the history of a town through the history of its prep sports teams.

In 1902, the town of Paonia was founded by Samuel Wade.

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Reaching new heights with the Civil Air Patrol
Reaching new heights with the Civil Air Patrol

Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, performs about 85 percent of inland search and rescue missions in the U.S. The squadrons search for lost hikers or hunters, locate downed aircraft and transport emergency personnel or medical materials.

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