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On Saturday and Sunday mornings, Jan. 18-19, the public is invited to attend the 15th annual Grand Mesa Summit Challenge Dog Sled Race. The races will begin at 8:30 a.m. and proceed with staggered starts all morning with racing concluding around noon-1 p.m. The event will include sanctioned …

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In December the members of the Plant and Dig Garden Club met at RJ’s restaurant (a last-minute switch from our original plans) for its annual Christmas gathering and gift exchange. This is always an event which everyone looks forward to, and this year did not disappoint. The party filled one…

Cedaredge resident Dayton Myers, Jr. is about to end his role as a member of the Cedaredge Board of Trustees and he has an important message for his neighbors.

The Rose Club in Cedaredge and Orchard City has a program year starting in September and ending in August. In September we enjoyed an outstanding presentation about birds and how to keep them safe. Thanks to Kathleen Morrow for hosting and Sonja Marstad for asking Linda to be our program.

The Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center (GMAEC) has a series of concerts on tap to celebrate the coming year. The bad news is that next week’s John McEuen and Friends concert is sold out, but there are plenty of other entertainers scheduled for the opening months of 2020.



Cathy Meskel is all about traditions which honor the men and women who serve in the United States military. She ties yellow ribbons around downtown trees in remembrance of prisoners of war. She sponsors an annual Stars and Stripes Military Ball every November. And every night at 8 p.m. sharp…

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On Dec. 17, the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce (CACC) held a special meeting, voted for Board of Directors member David Murphy to be removed from the board and held an election, but the circumstances of the meeting caused controversy within.

The Surface Creek Food Bank’s Christmas box donation drive was a success, with more than 200 boxes prepared, according to Food Bank Volunteer Donna Christensen.

On Dec. 14, Little Sprouts Community Preschool held its annual cookie walk and silent auction event to raise funds for the tuition scholarship program, which helps parents of preschoolers pay for the tuition. People were able to contribute to the cause by going to the Grand Mesa Arts and Eve…

At the Dec. 11 Orchard City Council meeting, the board of trustees unanimously voted to adopt the 2020 budget. The board approved the appropriations to each individual fund as well. There were no comments or discussion on the budget during the public hearing or during the approval process. T…

Christmas can be a time of joy and celebration. But it can also be a tough season for those who have lost a loved one, those who are chronically ill, those who are alone for the holidays or those who are experiencing other life challenges.

Following the DCI article, “Cedaredge Town Council, Sanders talks about the fire district’s future after the mill levy failure,” Fire Protection District 3 Chief Steve Hanson commented that there is no imminent danger to anyone caused by old equipment at the station.

For over a century, the Cedaredge Women’s Literary Club has been dedicated to community literacy. Established in 1910, the Literary Club raised funds to purchase books from a Denver-based traveling library. It was the first step in the club’s quest to help establish a public library in Cedar…

No matter the season, Dea Jacobson is on a mission to keep the minds and bodies of her Surface Creek neighbors fit and limber. She teaches a variety of yoga, meditation and fitness classes for all genders and she’s particularly proud of her men’s yoga group. On a given Tuesday morning as man…

The Cedaredge Town Council approved the 2020 town budget and appropriations at the Dec. 12 council meeting. Additionally, it approved the resolution regarding emergency reserves for 2020, in which 3% of approved expenditures for the year are reserved for declared emergencies. $48,112 will th…

The Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) educational and philanthropic International Sorority is celebrating “Hope for Heroes Month” with various projects nationwide. To help with the celebration, members of the group’s local Zeta Omicron chapter brought numerous items to last month’s meeting. These ha…

As I look out my window at the platform feeder during a particularly dreary winter’s day, a flash of brilliant blue streaks by, followed by a loud, raucous sound. A Steller’s jay has just entered my yard to brighten up an otherwise uninteresting morning.

The annual community Christmas dinner will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Christmas Day in the historic Stolte Shed, 388 South Grand Mesa Drive (Hwy 65) in Cedaredge. The meal is free with contributions welcomed at the door.

The Surface Creek Valley Christmas ‘Angel Giving Tree’ was only on display for a week at Cedaredge Foodtown before all the gift-wish cards were claimed by generous donors. The tree is down now and organizers are poised to start wrapping and distributing gifts.

Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Grand Mesa Post 9221 and other military veterans and their families were treated to a full-course dinner Dec. 6. The occasion was a Pearl Harbor Day remembrance hosted by True Life Church of Cedaredge. Volunteers from the congregation prepared an…

A special Christmas movie will be shown at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec 15, and again at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec 18. The comic plot features a hilarious family celebration gone terribly wrong as a hapless celebrant plugs in his Christmas lights and brings down the city’s power grid. For exact titl…

On Dec. 11, at 8:30 a.m., Delta County Realtors Perry Hotz and Janice Jones will receive the National Association of Realtors Emeritus award in recognition of 40 years of service as realtors, Delta County Board of Realtors CEO Cyrene Jagger said in an email.

Once upon a time in Cedaredge a group of friends discovered they all shared the same birthday which was the last day in November. Soon the number of acquaintances born on Nov. 30 grew to five and those five decided to celebrate with a dinner.

For more than a decade, the Cedaredge Rotary Club has been giving a free dictionary to every third grader in local schools. Each November, club members gather to paste labels in each book giving recipients a place to write their names.

The Technical College of the Rockies (TCR) will graduate 14 nurse aide certificate program students at the close of the college’s Fall 2019 term. In addition to attending TCR, the nursing students are also concurrently enrolled at either Delta High School (DHS) or Cedaredge High School (CHS).

On Nov. 21, preceding the regular town hall meeting, the Cedaredge Town Council held a public hearing for the adoption of the 2020 town budget. The budget was revised after Election Day, when Ballot Initiative 1A, “Back the Badge,” failed. Initiative 1A had previously been part of the budget…

Winter watering is a task that most people do not look forward to. That’s because we all will need to drag out those stored hoses and watering cans rather than rely on any installed irrigation systems. Of course I am assuming you “blew out” your irrigation system and that you stored your hos…

A traditional Thanksgiving feast will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, at Connie’s Family Restaurant, 415 S. Grand Mesa Drive (Highway 65) in Cedaredge.

At the Nov. 21 Cedaredge Town Council meeting, Mayor Gene Welch proclaimed the month of November as “Hospice and Palliative Care Month.”

Delta High School Senior Katharine “Katie” King was announced the November Student of the Month by the Orchard City Board of Trustees at the Nov. 13 council meeting.

A community gathering was held Nov. 17 to raise funds to help Cedaredge resident Rene’ Janiece in her battle with cancer. She was diagnosed this summer with three aggressive forms of breast cancer.

On Monday, Nov. 11, Veteran Day, Cedaredge High School held its annual Veterans Day assembly.

A local Surface Creek entrepreneur and a former Delta County resident with a wealth of retail experience are partnering to open a new outdoor store in downtown Cedaredge. Located at 105 W. Main St. unit B, Grand Mesa Outdoors has taken over the building formerly occupied by Impressionz Art Gallery.

At the Nov. 13 Orchard City Board of Trustees meeting, Nancy Hovde spoke to the council on behalf of HopeWest, thanking the board of trustees for its generosity in the past and asking it to consider a donation again. Additionally, the board voted unanimously to proclaim November as Hospice A…

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) District 11 held its quarterly meeting on Nov. 3 in Cedaredge. Hosted by Grand Mesa VFW Post 9221, the district-wide event welcomed three dozen veterans from the region. District 11 encompasses the western Colorado counties of Delta, Montrose, Gunnison, Hin…

On Thursday, Nov. 21, the Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center will be filled with songs about life, thoughtful ballads and music that brings laughter and melancholy, with a combination of country, folk and bluesy music. That’s what singer and songwriter Johnsmith says he’ll bring to town when …

On Nov. 6, reportedly at 9:55 a.m., Cedaredge High School’s barn burned down. No people were harmed, but two goats, belonging to a teacher at the school, died in the fire. There were two other goats that made it out alive.

This is the story of a farm girl, a family legacy and how a young woman matured to strike a balance between her rural roots and her passion for teaching.

At the start of October, Off-highway vehicle (OHV) clubs joined members from Colorado Parks and Wildlife, or CPW, to see the effects of their grant money on recreational vehicle trails. These clubs were the Thunder Mountain Wheelers from Delta and the Uncompahgre Valley Trail Riders from Mon…

Sunshine and blue skies were the order of the day for members of the Plant & Dig Garden Club’s final road trip of the year, though a chilly wind reminded the group that seasonal changes were definitely to be felt. The destination was the Elevation Herbal Tea headquarters, where owner Sha…

Every year, the “Feed the Furries” food drive, sponsored by Macht-Liles Real Estate Group and the Delta County Board of Realtors, asks the public to donate animal food to the Surface Creek Animal Shelter. The shelter is a nonprofit organization, and therefore, relies on outside sources to gi…

The Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center movie showing has changed.

As executive director of the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce, Alisha Komives predicted that her second year as coordinator of the town’s sprawling Applefest celebration would be graced with experienced leadership on her part along with good weather.

In 2015, as a new arrival in Cedaredge, I first met Evelyn June Horn early one morning on the tree-lined pathway that meanders beside Surface Creek. Although I didn’t know at the time that I was meeting a local celebrity, in retrospect seeing her there — on a trail close to nature — should h…

This morning, reportedly at 9:55 a.m., Cedaredge High School’s barn burned down. No people were harmed, but two goats, belonging to a teacher at the school, died in the fire. There were two other goats that made it out alive.

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