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Rowdy crowd weighs in on water rate hike

Orchard City's base water charges for residential water customers with three-quarter-inch taps were revised for the second time in a month at the town board's April 12 meeting. The latest rates corrected a math problem with the rates adopted last month.

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Arbor Day to be celebrated April 24
Arbor Day to be celebrated April 24

The Cedaredge Tree Board is partnering with the fifth grade students from the Cedaredge Elementary School to plant three specimen trees at the southeast area of the Cedaredge Middle School grounds on Tuesday, April 24, at 10 a.m. Included in the celebration will be the reading of the proclamation by Mayor Gene Welch.

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David Starr's new release out soon
David Starr's new release out soon

According to music promoter Richlyn Marketing of Nashville, David Starr's latest EP (extended play) CD "The Head and Heart" is set for an official release date of April 28.

There are six songs on the EP which were arranged and produced by John Oates; a friend and musical collaborator of David's.

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Horizons honors volunteers
Horizons honors volunteers

On April 8, staff from Horizons Care Center in Eckert gathered to recognize and honor the many volunteers who dedicate time to enriching the lives of residents at the care center. Staff put together a fun luncheon and awards ceremony for the organization's nearly 70 volunteers.

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Cedaredge looks at its urban wildlife issues
Cedaredge looks at its urban wildlife issues

Cedaredge has an urban wildlife population of deer that roam the streets and yards and which many residents are very fond of.

But there are downsides to humans and wildlife living in too close proximity. By becoming residents of town, the local deer population is exposing itself to hazards.

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Kids enjoy the thrill of hunting Easter eggs

The biggest event in Cedaredge all last week was the day for the annual Easter egg hunt for the community's kids and families. Events were hosted by at least two groups that the public was invited to participate in.

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Eckert woman dies of fall in Montrose County

On Friday, April 6, Rose Zaldivar, 51 of Eckert was reported missing by a friend to the Montrose County Sheriff's Office. It was believed she had gone hiking on April 2.

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Math mistake sinks water rate hike in Orchard City

Even before Orchard City's new water rates take effect as scheduled on May 1 they are already being changed. An accounting error made in calculating the new water charges is said to be responsible.

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Resident not sold on rate hike

The Orchard City Town Board is being challenged on the method and reasoning that it used for establishing new water rates. The new rates take effect May 1 and will show up in rate payers' June billing.

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Garden club goes to the birds in March

What a great time the members of the Plant & Dig Garden Club had at its March meeting, held at the home of Gloria Good and looking down on Surface Creek. We watched the birds at the feeders, talked about our own experiences with the birds in our garden, and had the opportunity to listen to Gary Good tell us about his bird watching experiences.

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Birds of the Western Slope April 12, 2017
Birds of the Western Slope April 12, 2017

I have seen prairie falcon on many occasions, but I've never seen one so bedraggled! Or so annoyed. Poor thing.

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What's bugging you? April 12, 2017
What's bugging you? April 12, 2017

Like most of you, I have been very busy cleaning up my garden spaces. One of the perennials that requires old stems to be cut back in the spring are those in the genus Agastache.

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CES fundraiser a healthy success
CES fundraiser a healthy success

While government may see healthy lifestyles as an opportunity to raise taxes, Cedaredge Elementary sees them as a chance for fun, for learning, and for helping their school get better.

The parents, staff, students and friends of Cedaredge Elementary School observed a special day last week to help their school and promote good health at the same time.

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Orchard City to consider running Cory Cemetery

Orchard City Mayor Ken Volgamore has promised a discussion and possible vote March 8 on whether the town board wants to get involved in management of the Cory Cemetery.

The future status of Cory Cemetery management has been uncertain since its board of directors resigned six years ago.

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Water rates could double for Orchard City residents

The Orchard City Town Board at its Wednesday, March 8, meeting will act on a proposal which, if adopted, would double residential water rates.

For example, based on preliminary figures provided to the Delta County Independent, the monthly base charge in-town would rise from $13 to $25, and the use rate for the first 20,000 gallons would rise from $0.99 per thousand gallons to $1.89 per thousand gallons.

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Birds of the Western Slope Mar. 8, 2017
Birds of the Western Slope Mar. 8, 2017

And here it is -- March already! And cranes! I can't get enough of them! And they are cooperating. As I gaze out of our dining room window, I know there are cranes at the reservoir. And I am happy!

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TDS customers have faster broadband speeds

TDS Telecommunication Corp (TDSĀ®) customers in the town of Cedaredge have faster broadband speeds with the recent launch of up to 50Mbps internet speed.

"For households that demand lots of internet, 50Mbps offers enough bandwidth for delay-free downloads and uploads of speed of 1.5 to 10Mbps," said Shane West, vice president of marketing and product development for TDS.

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Garden club explores connection with nature

What a wonderful experience the members of the Plant & Dig Garden Club had for our February meeting!

Kathleen Ray's program, "Awakening the Quiet Within" presented many ideas of how our connection with nature and our gardens helps us keep the cares of the world at bay.

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Purim and the Fast of Esther

The 11th of Adar (the Fast of Esther) is a Jewish fast day equating to Thursday, March 9, 2017.

The 14th of Adar is the Jewish holiday of Purim which begins on Saturday evening, March 11, and ends the following evening. Adar is the 12th month of the Hebrew sacred calendar.

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Eckert producer elected to promotion committee
Eckert producer elected to promotion committee

Beef producer Hugh Sanburg of Eckert has been elected to serve on the Cattlemen's Beef Promotion & Research Board Operating Committee. The election took place in early February during CBB's annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Stolte Shed hosts  its first movie night
Stolte Shed hosts its first movie night

Pioneer Town's Stolte Shed displayed its versatility as a community venue when last weekend it served as a local movie theater for audiences that turned out to enjoy some old-style good times.

Two screenings of the Harold Lloyd silent film comedy classic "Safety Last" on Saturday and Sunday also opened up new possibilities for service to Surface Creek Historical Society members and to the local public.

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Fire consumes trailer; man dies

An elderly Cedaredge man was killed Thursday, Feb. 23, after a fire swept through his trailer house at 24693 Cedar Mesa Road, Cedaredge, at about 11 p.m. The Delta County Sheriff's Office has identified the deceased man as Robert Nicodemus, 89.

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Timeline details marijuana votes and regulations

Editor's note: With a majority of Orchard City trustees expressing interest in marijuana business as a way of raising town government revenue, and with a majority of town residents likely opposed to the idea, thanks to Orchard City resident Matt Soper for compiling a history of the marijuana issue in Orchard City and Delta County. (Sources and references are available.)

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Utility buyout finalized
Utility buyout finalized

An agreement that brought good drinking water to undeveloped areas of the county and that dates generations came to an official end on Thursday, Feb. 23.

The Town of Cedaredge and Upper Surface Creek Domestic Water Users Association (USC) closed on the final paperwork separating the two water providers from the cooperative operating agreements that once linked them.

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Cedaredge native participates in NROTC ship selection draft
Cedaredge native participates in NROTC ship selection draft

Navy Midshipman Samuel J. Williamson from Cedaredge participated in the 2017 spring Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) ship selection draft as a future member of the U.S. Navy's Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) community.

More than 280 midshipmen at Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) units around the country have selected to serve in the Navy as surface warfare officers.

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