The Surface Creek Valley Historical Society will present another of its popular silent movie nights on Thursday, Feb. 22. The program features vintage cartoons plus two short Buster Keaton comedies (The Blacksmith and The Electric House). The Electric House is a 1922 Keaton classic which demonstrates what can go hilariously wrong when an amateur is hired to wire a modern electric home. The shows begin at 7 p.m. at the Stolte Shed at 388 South Grand Mesa Drive in Cedaredge. The films are free and the popcorn is free but donations are appreciated.
The Surface Creek Valley Historical Society was founded in 1981 to preserve area history. The society owns and operates Pioneer Town, a five-acre living history village adjacent to Hwy. 65. The historic village features 25 historic buildings including a blacksmith shop and three rare wooden silos. Pioneer Town opens every year on Memorial Day and is open throughout the summer until October. The Stolte Shed is the site of several annual events including heritage days in May and an all-community ice cream social in July.
At their March 5 meeting Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes made two appointments to the county planning commission. Steve Shea was reappointed for a three-year term.