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A license to collect
A license to collect

Frank Swancara Jr. is a man of few words.

Asked how he managed to amass his well-ordered collection of 850 license plates, he pauses then responds.

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OC trustees want to hear from DCED

During committee reports at the July 11 meeting of the Orchard City Board of Trustees, trustee Mel Cook raised concerns regarding his role with the entity known as Delta County Economic Development (DCED). DCED is a nonprofit organization which (according to its website) works "in partnership with public and private sectors to strengthen and diversify the economy of Delta County, Colorado."

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Dana Cooper to perform in Cedaredge on July 27
Dana Cooper to perform in Cedaredge on July 27

Dana Cooper is a road-warrior. Not the Mad Max kind, although in his youth he was a bit of a hellion.

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GMAEC offers dance classes and more
GMAEC offers dance classes and more

Lorna Beard has earned a blue belt in the energetic dance activity called "Nia." And she's teaching others to enjoy what she describes as "a very strengthening form of healing dance."

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OC trustees approve audit report, adopt county fire restrictions

The Town of Orchard City Board of Trustees held a regular meeting on Wednesday, July 11. After approving the minutes of their June 13 meeting, the trustees discussed last month's disbursements and financial statement.

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Cedaredge sets budget calendar

The Town of Cedaredge Board of Trustees met for a work session on Thursday, July 12. The work session was a discussion-only meeting with no action taken.

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OC establishes drought task force

The Town of Orchard City has created a drought task force to develop a new drought policy for the future. An invitation to join the task force was sent to citizens last month as part of their water bill.

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Cedaredge Rotary invites community to celebration

The community is invited to join the Cedaredge Rotary celebration at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at Cedaredge United Methodist Church. There will be a salad and pasta bar with dessert and beverages at a cost of $15 per person.

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Garden club headed to Grand Mesa in July

The Plant & Dig Garden Club, for its June meeting, gathered at the Cedaredge Park pavilion. It was a perfect day for an outdoor meeting.

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The Journey continues
The Journey continues

Jean Loose, a certified massage therapist who has served the community for over a decade, is beginning to transition from full- to part-time to spend more time with family. Jean owns Cedaredge's "Journey into Health and Healing," a therapeutic massage center which has been operating at the same location since 2006.

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Historical board seeks new members

For nearly two decades, the Town of Cedaredge historical preservation board has been identifying, researching, and recommending vintage town sites for designation as historic properties. Over the years, two dozen properties have been approved by the town trustees and, by the time the preservation board meets this September, each of those historic buildings will be displaying a distinctive commemorative plaque.

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1950 CHS graduates donate funds to CES
1950 CHS graduates donate funds to CES

The Cedaredge High School Class of 1950 graduated 68 years ago from the building that is now Cedaredge Elementary School. There were about 30 students in the class and over the years they've met for class reunions, which included picnics and catered banquets.

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What's bugging you? July 11, 2018
What's bugging you? July 11, 2018

Three months ago I gave information on our current drought and its impact on our local landscapes. This week I'll broaden my discussion with more tips for conserving our precious water without losing our gardens.

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Orchard City, Cedaredge trustees meet this week

The Orchard City Board of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday, July 11, at 7 p.m. in the Orchard City Town Hall at 9661 2100 Road, Austin. The agenda includes recognition of the student of the month and trustee committee reassignments.

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Pondy owners are cancer warriors

D.J. and Barb Hladik are cancer warriors, which is to say that they fight for those impacted by one of the world's most pernicious diseases. The American Cancer Society figures that newly diagnosed cancer cases will exceed 1.7 million in 2018 and the society estimates that as many as 609,640 cancer patients will die this year -- a figure that exceeds the entire population of Baltimore, Md.

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Community fair celebrates Cedaredge this Saturday

Cedaredge is rolling out the welcome mat on Saturday, July 14, for the Celebrate Cedaredge community fair and community yard sale and flea market. Both events run from 9 a.m to 3 p.m.

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Senior Hikers tackle a trail restoration project on July 4
Senior Hikers tackle a trail restoration project on July 4

Working with the U.S. Forest Service, the Cedaredge Senior Hikers are making the Rim View Trail, located near Anderson Lake #2 off of the Land's End Road, much easier to follow and enjoy. The group is relocating signs and adding cairns to the existing trail.

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