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Cedaredge okays non-compete accord with DMEA

The Cedaredge Town Board agreed at its March 16 meeting to what is essentially a non-compete agreement with DMEA (Elevate).

A memorandum of understanding that was provided by DMEA and approved by the town board last week bars future town-owned broadband infrastructure from being used for selling access or signal provided by DMEA, except through established networks.

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Cedaredge eyes bond refinancing

Cedaredge trustees were scheduled on Tuesday this week to consider an ordinance authorizing issuance of $2.7 million in water revenue bonds which will be paid off by residents' water billings.

The bonds are a refinance of an existing USDA loan and they also provide new money to settle the $175,000 court mediated agreement with Upper Surface Creek Domestic Water Users Association over its ownership interest in the Cedaredge water utility.

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'A lot of fun' for 100 years
'A lot of fun' for 100 years

When Ira Edwards of Cedaredge greets you with his broad, confident smile and firm handshake saying, "It's been a lot of fun and a lot of years," you know he means it. That's because he is living it.

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Christian youth group offers outdoor focus
Christian youth group offers outdoor focus

A Christian-based group for boys and young men that combines values guidance with outdoor activity is being sponsored by Cedaredge's Grand Mesa Southern Baptist Church.

The program, which accepts boys and young men ages five to 17, is affiliated with Trail Life USA.

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Community garden begins ninth season
Community garden begins ninth season

The Cedaredge Community Gardens begins its ninth season this April. The board met in February, where changes to the membership structure were proposed and agreed.

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Police report

In February the Cedaredge Police Department responded to 52 separate incidents and issued five citations, one of them for a charge of criminal mischief carrying a possible $1,000 fine.

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Cedaredge Methodists host ongoing activities

Cedaredge United Methodist Church invites everyone to join in any of its ongoing weekly activities. These include the following:

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Birds of the Western Slope Mar. 22, 2017
Birds of the Western Slope Mar. 22, 2017

What a pretty little bird! And I've never met one! That would be a treat for me, but the range maps show that he lives out of our range (more's the pity).

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Crane watchers gather

The annual Crane Festival was held over the weekend at Fruitgrowers Reservoir in Eckert.

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Surface Creek Family Practice participates in partnership to strengthen primary care

Surface Creek Family Practice is one of more than 2,900 primary care practices nationwide participating in Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), a partnership between payer partners from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), state Medicaid agencies, commercial health plans, self-insured businesses, and primary care providers. This partnership is designed to provide improved access to quality health care at lower costs.

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Orchard City opts out of cemetery biz

The Town of Orchard City will not be going into the cemetery business.

By a vote of 4-0 on March 8, town board members rejected the idea of participating in some manner with management and operations of the Cory Cemetery.

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Rate hike takes effect May 1 in Orchard City

Following action by the Orchard City Town Board on March 8, customers of the town's domestic water system will see steep increases in both base charges and user fees beginning May 1.

The move came on a split 5-1 vote.

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Seniors remind trustees of impact they face with new water rates

Two constituents came forward at the Orchard City Town Board meeting on March 8 to question trustees about the water rate increase.

Jan Gage, a former trustee, expressed concern for senior citizens in town on fixed incomes who would be hurt financially by the doubling of water rates.

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Crane festival among events this weekend in Surface Creek
Crane festival among events this weekend in Surface Creek

Annual community activities are scheduled to take place this week in Cedaredge as Irish stew and crane watching events are on the calendar.

The local Zeta Omicron Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority is hosting its traditional Irish stew fundraiser on St. Patrick's Day, Friday, March, 17. The event is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Masonic Hall.

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Early CHS grad honored by town
Early CHS grad honored by town

A Cedaredge High School senior who graduated early to pursue her nursing career plans is Orchard City's student of the month for March.

Mikaylah Saenz graduated early last semester from CHS with a 3.8 grade point average.

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What's bugging you? Mar. 15, 2017
What's bugging you? Mar. 15, 2017

Have you ever taken a big bite out of a crisp apple only to find a half wiggling worm sticking out of the remaining apple? If so, you have been the recipient of a codling moth infested apple, the bane of all growers of apples, pears and even crabapples.

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Energetic volunteer is an asset
Energetic volunteer is an asset

Kathy Wilcox, a mother of three children, grandmother of six and great grandmother of four, has lived in Cedaredge for the last eight years. She has been volunteering at the Shelter Shoppe since August of 2015 and does so because of her love of animals.

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Soup supper a big hit
Soup supper a big hit

Pioneer Town volunteers and members of Surface Creek Valley Historical Society began a season of community activities and events on a nice weather Sunday hosting the annual soup supper.

Event coordinator Olie Mowers said that it was more than members and volunteers who helped in donating over 15 soups and baked good treats that accompanied them; friends of Pioneer Town and the Society contributed also.

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Orchard City to consider running Cory Cemetery

Orchard City Mayor Ken Volgamore has promised a discussion and possible vote March 8 on whether the town board wants to get involved in management of the Cory Cemetery.

The future status of Cory Cemetery management has been uncertain since its board of directors resigned six years ago.

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Water rates could double for Orchard City residents

The Orchard City Town Board at its Wednesday, March 8, meeting will act on a proposal which, if adopted, would double residential water rates.

For example, based on preliminary figures provided to the Delta County Independent, the monthly base charge in-town would rise from $13 to $25, and the use rate for the first 20,000 gallons would rise from $0.99 per thousand gallons to $1.89 per thousand gallons.

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Birds of the Western Slope Mar. 8, 2017
Birds of the Western Slope Mar. 8, 2017

And here it is -- March already! And cranes! I can't get enough of them! And they are cooperating. As I gaze out of our dining room window, I know there are cranes at the reservoir. And I am happy!

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TDS customers have faster broadband speeds

TDS Telecommunication Corp (TDS®) customers in the town of Cedaredge have faster broadband speeds with the recent launch of up to 50Mbps internet speed.

"For households that demand lots of internet, 50Mbps offers enough bandwidth for delay-free downloads and uploads of speed of 1.5 to 10Mbps," said Shane West, vice president of marketing and product development for TDS.

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Garden club explores connection with nature

What a wonderful experience the members of the Plant & Dig Garden Club had for our February meeting!

Kathleen Ray's program, "Awakening the Quiet Within" presented many ideas of how our connection with nature and our gardens helps us keep the cares of the world at bay.

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Purim and the Fast of Esther

The 11th of Adar (the Fast of Esther) is a Jewish fast day equating to Thursday, March 9, 2017.

The 14th of Adar is the Jewish holiday of Purim which begins on Saturday evening, March 11, and ends the following evening. Adar is the 12th month of the Hebrew sacred calendar.

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Eckert producer elected to promotion committee
Eckert producer elected to promotion committee

Beef producer Hugh Sanburg of Eckert has been elected to serve on the Cattlemen's Beef Promotion & Research Board Operating Committee. The election took place in early February during CBB's annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.

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