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It was confirmed Thursday morning that the Cedaredge Board of Trustees has had two further resignations: Trustee Heidi Weissner and Trustee Charlie Howe. These resignations are confirmed to be related to the same topic that led to this week’s resignation of Mayor Ray Hanson and Interim Town …

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Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church will celebrate Viola Ray’s 100th birthday on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021. Her friends and neighbors are invited to worship at 10 a.m. and a meal and party will follow at 11:15 a.m.

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Every time I walk the Surface Creek trail in Cedaredge I can’t help being drawn to one very conspicuous shrub, red osier dogwood. Its biggest selling point is the shrub’s deep red stems. These red stems remain through the winter creating a visual contrast against the snow.   

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In a special meeting announced late Monday morning and which took place at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Cedaredge Mayor Ray Hanson and Interim Town Administrator David Stahl both officially gave their resignations from their respective positions.

After a rescinded attempt last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pioneer Town successfully launched last year’s idea of Christmas Town on Saturday evening, launching the holiday festivities with a tree lighting before inviting the community in to check the place out.

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As October drew to a close, Grand Mesa Outdoors closed down for the winter season, which it hadn’t done in the past. Since it first opened two years ago from this Thanksgiving Day, the store has remained open through the winter months to sell winter clothing and to rent out cross country ski…

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The Cedaredge Parade of Lights is planned to make a return this year following a year off due to COVID-19. It will take place along Main Street at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4.



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Memorandum of Understanding: State of Colorado and Opioid ProducersThe Town of Cedaredge Board of Trustees held its regular meeting Thursday evening, during which it approved a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the State of Colorado and Opioid Producers.

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Before she was sworn in as the newest Orchard City trustee (see accompanying article), Orchard City Planning Commissioner Holly Mautz gave a presentation to the board of trustees at Wednesday’s meeting regarding code enforcement.

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After an empty public hearing containing no comments on the matter, the Town of Orchard City Board of Trustees approved an ordained franchise agreement with Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) on the second reading, setting it into effect.

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Many of you have cleaned up your gardens in preparation for the winter when general gardening chores can be put to bed and now you can enjoy a less hectic pace, maybe just drooling over gardening catalogs. I’m different. I don’t clean up my yard of leaves or prune back my perennials until sp…

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Another formerly empty building is once more occupied in downtown Cedaredge, filled by Don Burch, art and music enthusiast and outdoors-lover.

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On Saturday, Codi Nelson of Cedaredge’s Creekside on 65, formerly Creekside Café, confirmed that the restaurant is, as of Sunday, closed indefinitely, reportedly due to primarily financial issues and staffing shortages.

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In May, a substantial reveal was made at the Pondy Spring Fling, which aligned with Memorial Day. Backed by Cathy Meskel, local citizen and self-proclaimed veteran advocate and American patriot, and Lark Abel of local business Abel Art Glass and Stone Memorials, it was revealed at the event …

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At the Oct. 21 Cedaredge Board of Trustees meeting, the board officially set into motion a new wage scale for all staff of the Town of Cedaredge, ultimately providing a pay boost to all and ensuring a more solid compensation plan for the future.

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Through the month of September, Cedaredge Tire and Auto, Inc. collected $780 in donations for Team Rubicon, a veteran-led nonprofit that focuses on disaster relief throughout the United States and abroad, according to an Oct. 15 press release from the company.

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Halloween has wrapped up and the holiday season is truly coming into full swing. With that, the Cedaredge Food Bank is seeking donations for its annual group of Christmas Boxes, each of which provides an entire Christmas dinner to a family in need within the Surface Creek area.

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Cedaredge saw a few Halloween celebrations Friday and Saturday nights as traditional events returned for the kids.

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On Thursday early afternoon, the volunteers at the Cedaredge Food Bank had a special experience in receiving a total of 1,371 food items courtesy of Cedaredge Elementary School (CES).

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This discussion on magpies will be my last one covering corvids. My previous columns focused on jays (Steller’s, pinyon and scrub), crows and ravens. These corvids are all considered very “smart” birds because of their behavior, vocalizations and apparent problem-solving abilities.

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As October ends, nearly three months have passed since the Town of Cedaredge officially chose the two applicants who would be issued retail marijuana licenses, thereby allowing those applicants to start marijuana dispensaries in town.

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On Saturday evening, Pioneer Town Museum’s “Buried History” event at the Cedaredge Cemetery returned for a second year, reviving stories of some of the Surface Creek Valley’s historical figures.

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The following is a compilation of department head reports for the Town of Cedaredge presented at the Oct. 21, 2021 Cedaredge Board of Trustees meeting.

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In a return of the traditional Orchard City Student of the Month award given by the Orchard City Board of Trustees, Delta High School senior Janine Garcia was given the honor at last Wednesday’s board meeting. She’s the first to receive the award since the board took an extended break which …

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The most common issue I confront when making a house call visit for a lawn, perennial plant, shrub or tree having problems has to do with water; either too much or too little, too frequent or too infrequently applied or not applied to the correct area. Today I will be addressing fall and win…

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At the Oct. 13 Orchard City Board of Trustees meeting, it was revealed that Trustee Jan Gage had given her resignation from the board.

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Route 65 Burgers and Fries Fermented Malt License Renewal (Public Hearing)After an empty public hearing with no discussion, the Town of Orchard City Board of Trustees approved the fermented malt liquor license renewal for Route 65 Burgers and Fries, as no documented incidents stood to argue …

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At 3 p.m. this Saturday, the Grand Mesa Nordic Council (GMNC) — the nonprofit organization responsible for the grooming of cross country ski and snowshoe trails on Grand Mesa — is hosting the Ski Season Kick-Off Party at the Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center in Cedaredge.

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As previously reported in the DCI article “Adam’s Road Ministry coming to Cedaredge Sept. 28,” Adam’s Road planned on and then followed through on coming into the Town of Cedaredge Sept. 28, bringing with them songs of worship and individual testimonies from their exits from the Church of La…

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As of Oct. 1, the Cedaredge town administrator is officially gone from the town’s team.

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An early morning message received on Sept. 5 sent Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), district wildlife manager Stuart Sinclair to a stretch of Trap Club Road between Eckert and Delta. Arriving there, he found a Delta County Sheriff’s Deputy on the ground and a big healthy bear 35 feet in the…

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Applefest is back and is all about celebrating all that Cedaredge has to offer.

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In March, President Joe Biden signed into effect the American Rescue Act Plan of 2021. This plan, a $1.9 trillion package overall, is intended to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, including the public health and economic impacts.

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