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What's bugging you? Oct. 18, 2017
What's bugging you? Oct. 18, 2017

Another bee beastie that can be observed in our gardens are members of the genus, Bombus, or bumblebees. I like to refer to these as the teddy bears of the insect world as they are plump and furry.

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Plants of the Western Slope Ocvt. 18, 2017
Plants of the Western Slope Ocvt. 18, 2017

Another gray day. It does seem like they are becoming common! I wish that the sun would shine! As we come down Cory Grade, just north of the Gunnison River, I'm watching for Virgin's Bower.

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New Christy Minstrels entertain in Cedaredge
New Christy Minstrels entertain in Cedaredge

Their concert banner proclaims 'The New Christy Minstrels®--STILL Under the Direction of Randy Sparks.'

And so they are.

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First Tee program underway in Cedaredge

Cedaredge is the newest location for The First Tee, a program that introduces children to the game of golf, incorporates nine core values, and encourages healthy living habits through a physical education curriculum.

The local ladies golf league raised $4,000 with a charity golf tournament in September to bring this program to Cedaredge Elementary School.

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Grace Andrews is honored
Grace Andrews is honored

At the Oct. 11 Orchard City town board meeting, Grace Andrews was presented a certificate naming her Student of the Month. Andrews is a senior at Cedaredge High School.

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Assembly of God is now the True Life Church
Assembly of God is now the True Life Church

A recent name change at the Cedaredge Assembly of God has folks talking, and that's a good thing. Pastor Bob Hillyer is excited to share what the True Life Church is all about and to extend an invitation to join the congregation in worship and outreach.

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Don Suppes talks county road policy with Orchard City

County commissioner Don Suppes was present at the Oct. 11 meeting of the Orchard City town board to answer questions about road work the county is doing in Cedaredge.

Suppes addressed the trustees to waylay concerns about the county's efforts to repair and pave SW 11th Street in Cedaredge.

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Excitement building for new shelter
Excitement building for new shelter

The Surface Creek Animal Shelter is renovating and the public can help.

In September, Jacki Dapkus, of the Friends of Cedaredge Animal Control (FCAC) board, told the DCI that the shelter had "four or five" senior cats that needed a temporary home during the estimated three to four months of shelter construction.

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Chili cook-off was big crowd pleaser

The Surface Creek community once again turned out in big numbers to show support for its firefighters of the Cedaredge Volunteer Fire Department. The 16th annual Five-Alarm Chili Cook-off fundraiser got the events of AppleFest 2017 started with 650 people participating and making donations to the department.

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Plants of the Western Slope Oct. 11, 2017
Plants of the Western Slope Oct. 11, 2017

There is fresh snow on the crest. And it triggers a host of memories. I remember seeing the random pattern of the snow on the black rocks as it slowly melted.

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Hear Bishop Karen Oliveto preach at Cedaredge Methodist Church
Hear Bishop Karen Oliveto preach at Cedaredge Methodist Church

Bishop Karen Oliveto will preach at the 10 a.m. service Sunday, Oct. 15, at Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church. The church's pastor, Joe Agne, says, "Many of our long-term members say no bishop ever preached here before.

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Orchard City trustees want county to explain road policy
Orchard City trustees want county to explain road policy

The Orchard City Trustees want to get a clarification from the Board of County Commissioners on the county policy for providing paving services to municipalities.

The presence of county crews and equipment on two Cedaredge street asphalt overlay projects last week has raised eyebrows in Orchard City.

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Community pauses to remember Mark Anderson
Community pauses to remember Mark Anderson

When David Starr was working with the Lions and Rotary clubs to get a stage built in Cedaredge Town Park, Mark Anderson immediately volunteered his construction skills. From setting trusses to pounding nails, he jumped in and helped get the job done in time for AppleFest. It was a remarkable accomplishment, given that the project was handed off to David Starr just 29 days earlier.

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Pioneer Town car show draws 118
Pioneer Town car show draws 118

The weather turned out beautiful for the AppleFest Car Show last Saturday and the sunny skies brought out a lot of car lovers and their favorite projects,

There were 118 entrants in this year's event and beautiful examples of the auto rebuilder's craft were on display from Arvada, Craig, points in between, and from the region as well.

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Open house set for Orchard City road issues

Orchard City has scheduled an hour-long, open house public meeting to discuss the single issue of a town roads maintenance program and its funding.

The session is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. at Orchard City Town Hall.

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