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Little Britches concludes 59th Cedaredge rodeo
Little Britches concludes 59th Cedaredge rodeo

The Western Slope Little Britches Rodeo concluded its 59th consecutive annual performances at the Surface Creek Saddle Club arena at Cedaredge on Sunday, May 21.

The two-day weekend provided three rodeo performances.

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Cemetery board seat is filled

The Cory Cemetery Board was brought once again to full capacity with appointment of a third member. The appointment was confirmed by the Board of County Commissioners on May 15.

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Cemetery improvements underway
Cemetery improvements underway

The Eckert Cemetery Board of Directors has initiated a program to improve landscaping at the cemetery. The effort will be officially launched on Memorial Day with the start of a fundraising drive.

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Cedaredge weighs in on master plan
Cedaredge weighs in on master plan

The Delta County master plan project came to Cedaredge on May 17.

Planners held two sessions at the Community (Civic) Center during which the public gave input on the process and issues.

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Water study meeting tonight

The Town of Cedaredge will host an information meeting tonight, Wednesday, May 24, to share the results of a water and sewer rate study. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the Community (Civic) Center at 140 NW 2nd Street.

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Heritage Day marks opening of Pioneer Town
Heritage Day marks opening of Pioneer Town

This coming Saturday, May 27, is one of Surface Creek Valley's biggest celebrations of its proud history and of its rugged and visionary pioneer founders -- Heritage Day at Pioneer Town.

The day of special events also marks the official season opening of Pioneer Town.

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Public to get look at rate study

A special public information meeting to discuss results of a water and sewer rate study for the Town of Cedaredge will be held on Wednesday, May 24, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Community (Civic) Center.

According to a town hall staff memo, the study looks at "revenue requirements necessary to comprehensively determine cost of service and rates for domestic water service including raw water collection, water treatment, water distribution and service and wastewater treatment including sanitary sewage collection and treatment."

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Water customers feel 'soaked' by billing date

Orchard City residents told trustees that it is the town's water customers themselves who have gotten soaked by higher water charges because new rates were implemented ahead of the promised schedule.

The revelation was one of several complaints presented to trustees at a second consecutive boisterous business meeting on May 10.

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Cedaredge trustee resigns
Cedaredge trustee resigns

Cedaredge Trustee Larry Smith in a May 1 letter has submitted his resignation from the town board effective May 15. His current term runs until April 2018.

Smith told the DCI that he felt his extensive travel schedule was taking too much time away from his duties as trustee.

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Plants of the Western Slope May 17, 2017
Plants of the Western Slope May 17, 2017

I certainly enjoyed lunch with my friend, Barbara. And now I'm driving along Tongue Creek Road because there's so much less traffic here than on Highway 65 and I can look at the landscape. There's not much to see except for the Dobe' Daisies.

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Tiny house project raises concerns from neighbor
Tiny house project raises concerns from neighbor

Orchard City's first "tiny house" development at 2100 and Iris roads is drawing concern from area neighbors who say they had no advance notice of the project.

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Little Britches action this week in Cedaredge

‚ÄčA fun local tradition that has been part of the Surface Creek Valley community now in its 59th year is coming to the Surface Creek Saddle Club arena this week end.

The 59th Western Slope Little Britches rodeo stands as a tribute to this area's dedication to family, to preserving a living heritage of the American West, and to youth.

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