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Public to get look at rate study

A special public information meeting to discuss results of a water and sewer rate study for the Town of Cedaredge will be held on Wednesday, May 24, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Community (Civic) Center.

According to a town hall staff memo, the study looks at "revenue requirements necessary to comprehensively determine cost of service and rates for domestic water service including raw water collection, water treatment, water distribution and service and wastewater treatment including sanitary sewage collection and treatment."

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Water customers feel 'soaked' by billing date

Orchard City residents told trustees that it is the town's water customers themselves who have gotten soaked by higher water charges because new rates were implemented ahead of the promised schedule.

The revelation was one of several complaints presented to trustees at a second consecutive boisterous business meeting on May 10.

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Cedaredge trustee resigns
Cedaredge trustee resigns

Cedaredge Trustee Larry Smith in a May 1 letter has submitted his resignation from the town board effective May 15. His current term runs until April 2018.

Smith told the DCI that he felt his extensive travel schedule was taking too much time away from his duties as trustee.

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Plants of the Western Slope May 17, 2017
Plants of the Western Slope May 17, 2017

I certainly enjoyed lunch with my friend, Barbara. And now I'm driving along Tongue Creek Road because there's so much less traffic here than on Highway 65 and I can look at the landscape. There's not much to see except for the Dobe' Daisies.

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Memorial Day events

Today we are a nation at war against terrorism.

The Armed Forces of the United States are fighting the terrorist armed forces in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq and are working hard to protect our country against those who would do us harm.

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Tiny house project raises concerns from neighbor
Tiny house project raises concerns from neighbor

Orchard City's first "tiny house" development at 2100 and Iris roads is drawing concern from area neighbors who say they had no advance notice of the project.

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Little Britches action this week in Cedaredge

‚ÄčA fun local tradition that has been part of the Surface Creek Valley community now in its 59th year is coming to the Surface Creek Saddle Club arena this week end.

The 59th Western Slope Little Britches rodeo stands as a tribute to this area's dedication to family, to preserving a living heritage of the American West, and to youth.

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Pioneer Town adds a Little Free Library
Pioneer Town adds a Little Free Library

A new Cedaredge Little Free Library is located on the porch of the Stolte Shed. It was officially dedicated last week during the annual Senior Tea for graduating CHS senior young women, an event hosted by the Cedaredge Women's Literary Club.

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Orchard City town council sees money in cannabis

In spite of strong opposition from town residents at a February public meeting, the Orchard City Town Board is moving forward with the idea of allowing marijuana business in the town.

Mayor Ken Volgamore announced at a work session last week that he will appoint two trustees, Gynee Thomassen and Tom Huerkamp, to research the issue further.

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Members named for Cory Cemetery board

The county commissioners named two members to serve on the Cory Cemetery board of directors.

Dick Kirkpatrick and Gary Tollefson, both of whom were elected to the Orchard City Town Board in April last year, will now also serve on the cemetery board.

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What's bugging you? May 10, 2017
What's bugging you? May 10, 2017

When was the last time you walked through your garden and noticed all the activity going on before your nose? I'm not talking about the fragrance of your flowers. What about all the beasties in your garden?

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Tradition of senior tea continues in Cedaredge
Tradition of senior tea continues in Cedaredge

Twenty-four young women who will graduate from Cedaredge High School this month were guests of the Cedaredge Women's Literary Club last week for a spring tradition that dates back to 1951.

The annual Senior Tea was hosted by members of the club at the Stolte Shed on May 3.

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Registration is open at this summer's 'Cedaredge University'

Cedaredge Elementary School is again offering its innovative summer school program called 'Cedaredge University' that will guide youth into areas of academic study in an atmosphere of making learning fun and interesting.

School Principal Daniel Renfrow said the name was chosen to help students begin early to visualize themselves in a future college career.

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Simmons is the artist of month
Simmons is the artist of month

The ImpressionZ Gallery's artist of the month is photographer Rae-Ada Ann Simmons.

Since 2003, she has been involved with photography and photo editing.

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Garden club visits Soil Makers

Our April meeting, a visit to the Soil Makers facility in Delta, met everyone's expectations. Julie Hilton (a correction of her last name from the April article -- it will not be Stransky until next September) gave an informative presentation on the background of this company -- whose product is sold under the name of Maxfields -- and the operation in Delta which has just begun retail sales at their warehouse at 215 Spring Street.

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First Friday Art Walk is back
First Friday Art Walk is back

Local artists displayed their works for exhibit and for sale, entertainment was provided with music and dance, and people enjoyed a mild spring evening on Cedaredge Main Street during the inaugural 1st Friday Art Walk of the season.

The AppleShed also participated in the event where there were art exhibits taking place.

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