On Saturday morning, the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Cedaredge firefighter Bill Van Houten led the 9-11 Honor Run. Donations for the event are going to fellow firefighter AJ Navarro and his wife Sierra. Sierra is pregnant with a child named Sawyer who will be in need of a number of heart surge…
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The third annual Tour de Cedars is set for Sunday, Sept. 26. The lively tour of five beautiful and unique homes runs from noon to 5 p.m. In addition to an open house tour, each home site will feature a singular blend of local food; wine and cider tastings; displays of local artwork; and live…
At the Sept. 8 Orchard City Board of Trustees meeting, an agenda item was to remove David Stueck from the town planning commission; an item which caused a public scene led by Stueck himself which ultimately led to Stueck being escorted from the meeting by a Delta County deputy.
On Tuesday, Sept. 28, the First Baptist Church of Cedaredge will be hosting a special and exciting event as it brings in the group Adam’s Road, a ministry and worship music team to perform and give a testimony. This event will be free to attend.
2020 Audit PresentationKicking off the Sept. 8 Town of Orchard City Board of Trustees meeting, Pete Blair of Blair and Associates gave the 2020 audit report presentation, which came up normal and clean and determined that, thanks to a loan, the town would not need to be transferring funds fr…
Colorado native Dan Hoffman still recalls his boyhood days fishing with family in Rocky Mountain streams and lakes. Those early experiences kindled his lifelong affection for nature and his passionate love of flyfishing.
Drawing more than 250 music lovers, a Friday, Sept. 3, outdoor concert in Cedaredge marked the return of Rene and Wayne. The talented pair, who perform as the duo “Bittersweet Highway,” have been on hiatus as Rene battled cancer. Their concert appearance marked an outpouring of community sup…
As described in the DCI article “Pioneer Town seeks to raise $50,000 to add Short Branch building, an old pool hall, to the museum,” the Surface Creek Valley Historical Society (SCVHS) had launched efforts to raise $50,000, an amount estimated to cover the costs of moving the historical town…
Cedaredge Main Street had one more empty space filled in as of Wednesday as Rick’s at 145 had its soft opening at 145 Main St., one spot east of Grand Mesa Outdoors.
By Jim Leser
According to an Aug. 30 press release, Cedaredge Tire and Auto is participating in a campaign for the entire month of September in conjunction with Team Rubicon, a veteran-led nonprofit that focuses on disaster relief, calling on our community’s support when buying tires for September 2021.
Back on Aug. 18, just after it had gotten done raining cats and dogs and keeping Delta County residents’ windshield wipers on full speed for upwards of half an hour, commuters between Delta and the Surface Creek area had noticed what appeared to be a firefighter running toward Cedaredge, uph…
Once again, it’s time for Awana at the Cedaredge First Baptist Church, as the traditional, long-standing children’s program is set to return on Sunday, Sept. 19. Each week from there on out, it will take place each Sunday from 4-5:30 p.m.
It began as an idea.
The Surface Creek Community Fund (SCCF) was established last year to create a community-wide funding vehicle which provides a charitable investment account to benefit the people of Austin, Cedaredge, Cory, Eckert and Orchard City.
On Aug. 18, it was revealed that the Cedar Mesa Ditch Company had received a $45,000 grant reward from the Colorado River District.
On Monday, the Grand Mesa Nordic Council (GMNC) issued a call to action to ask the U.S. Forest Service to honor its longstanding agreements with GMNC, according to a GMNC press release.
On Aug. 29, Kim Briarwood of Cedaredge was ordained as a minister of the Spiritual Awareness Center and the Spiritual Awareness Global Communities in a ceremony at Lions Park Community Building in Montrose. The ceremony featured a keynote address by Rev. Catharine Gates and an address by the…
The Cedaredge Rotary Club’s Summer Scramble Golf Tournament begins at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4, at the Cedaredge Golf Club. There’s still time to sign up for the annual event or buy a raffle ticket for a Saturday drawing.
The Surface Creek Animal Shelter (SCAS) has launched a project to develop a space adjacent to the current shelter building to create a “dog enrichment program.” The space will serve as a place for dogs to exercise as well as a location for dogs and prospective adopters to interact.
At the Sunday lunch concluding the 2021 Pondy Cancer Warriors fundraiser for 7-year-old Archer Brown, it was publicly revealed that the funds raised throughout the three main events and the raffle had come to a grand total of $23,731.
At a Tuesday, Aug. 17, work session, the Town of Cedaredge Board of Trustees reviewed a first draft survey for the citizens regarding recreation in town.
From 6-10 p.m. this Friday, the Grand Mesa Southern Baptist Church at the south end of Cedaredge is hosting a unique back-to-school style event.
A shotgun-start at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4, will launch the Cedaredge Rotary Club’s Summer Scramble Golf Tournament and there’s still time to sign up for the annual event or buy a raffle ticket for a Saturday drawing.
At the Thursday, Aug. 19, Cedaredge Board of Trustees meeting, Town Administrator Greg Brinck publicly announced his resignation, informing the board and the constituents that he has accepted the position of assistant town administrator in the Town of Eaton, stating “This opportunity more cl…
With the return of live concerts at the Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center still fresh in the news, the third concert since that return is taking place at 7 p.m. this Wednesday, Aug. 18. It is featuring Sean Harrison, a self-described “southern songwriter.”
“[The Surface Creek Valley Historical Society (SCVHS)] is trying to save the oldest commercial building in Cedaredge,” SCVHS Vice President Jerry McHugh informed in an email.
For the Delta County School District, the new academic year began on Monday. For the Little Sprouts Community Preschool in Cedaredge, it begins this upcoming Monday, Aug. 23.
Xavier “Xavi” Saenz has joined the staff of Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church (CCUMC) as the young people’s minister. Saenz, who grew up in Delta County and is founder of Delta Pride, will develop youth and children’s ministries and programs that will welcome youth and children fro…
Delta County veterans meet in Cedaredge on the third Tuesday of every month. Veterans gather for a meet-and-greet coffee from 10 a.m. to noon at The Pondy Tavern in downtown Cedaredge at 220 W. Main St. The group met on Aug. 17 and it’ll meet again on Sept. 21 and Oct. 19.
Last week saw a joint meeting of members of two organizations which coordinate community giving and distribute grants to local nonprofit groups. Representatives of the Western Colorado Community Fund (WCCF) and the Surface Creek Community Fund (SCCF) assembled at the Grand Mesa Arts and Even…
In the first weeks of July, reports came out in the DCI regarding residents of Cherry Acres and a wide-spread complaint of ongoing, severe septic issues. The residents consistently claimed unacceptable shortcomings on the part of Cherry Acres’ overseeing company, Impact Communities, or Impact MHC.
At a little past 11 p.m. Thursday night, a six and a half hour set of Cedaredge Board of Trustees public hearings concluded that two of the four total applicants will get to follow through on opening cannabis stores within Cedaredge town limits.
According to a press release from the Delta County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO), the agency is seeking assistance in identifying a suspect or numerous suspects in a series of road sign thefts.
By Jim Leser
This month, Cedaredge’s historic Pioneer Town will host a series of talks on subjects of local interest. The talks, which are free and open to the public, take place on Thursday evenings.
On Saturday morning, right before the Serenity Run Parade in downtown Cedaredge, the Cedaredge Historic Preservation Committee officially recognized two neighboring locations on its registry of local historic buildings.
Christopher Tiffany could spend decades in prison after pleading guilty to a murder attempt in 2019 that left his victim paralyzed and in a wheelchair for life.
By Jim Leser
On July 20, the final two of four total applicants for retail and medical marijuana licenses were approved for conditional land use by the Cedaredge Planning and Zoning Commission. Those two applicants approved at this public hearing, which was a continuance of the first public hearing, were…
Since mid June, the Silent Summer Games, a series organized by Marty Ulrich of local Silent Custom Cyclery fame, has relatively consistently put out a series of regular Saturday biking activities in the area.
Last year, the newly established Surface Creek Community Fund (SCCF) awarded grants to eight local nonprofits. A total of $10,500 was distributed to support community activities which took place in 2020-21. This year, the SCCF expects to award between $15,000-20,000 to applicants with the am…
On Wednesday and Thursday of last week, 17 Cedaredge students performed a play at the Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center. In addition to the 17 actors, the play was possible due to the direct efforts of a total of 25 participants.
At the July 15 Cedaredge Board of Trustees town meeting, Town Administrator Greg Brinck and the trustees reviewed the draft for the town’s 2021-2022 strategic plan.
As part of the July 15 Cedaredge Board of Trustees town meeting, members of the Grand Mesa Picklers came with a request for support for a large project: new pickleball courts.
Aside from the local artist performances that have been taking place out in the parking lot of the Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center (GMAEC) since COVID-19 came to town, Cedaredge has not seen the lineup of real, full-scale concerts that it once did.
This summer, Cedaredge’s historic Pioneer Town continues to host a series of talks of subjects of local interest. So far this month, Andy Wick, who operates Upper Valley Holstein in Austin, spoke on the history of the dairy industry and retired U.S. Forest Service expert, Clay Speas shared h…
In November 2020, the newly established Surface Creek Community Fund (SCCF) awarded grants to eight local nonprofits. A total of $10,500 was distributed to support community activities which took place in 2020 and 2021. Grants were awarded to a variety of organizations ranging from a communi…
Update: The following story describes the grant process for KVNF matching grants. KVNF general manager, Ashley Krest, announced in a July 15 email that, as a result of the DCI story, the four remaining KVNF Community Radio grants have all been awarded. Please do not contact the station as ou…