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Police Report June 21, 2017

According to the Cedaredge Police Department's incident summary report for May, there were 60 reported incidents and five traffic citations issued during the month.

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Town seeks applicants to fill board vacancy

With 10 months until the next municipal election the Town of Cedaredge is seeking interested, qualified applicants to fill a vacancy on the town board, created when Larry Smith stepped down last month. The appointment would fill the remaining term to April 2018.

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Buying local produce is good for you and for the economy
Buying local produce is good for you and for the economy

As Colorado's produce season arrives, the Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) is asking consumers to buy local.

"Colorado's high day time temperatures countered by cool nights, give our fruit a sweeter, more intense flavor," said Bruce Talbott, Talbott's Gold, Palisade, Colo., a fifth-generation Colorado fruit farmer.

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Shelter board recognized for volunteer work
Shelter board recognized for volunteer work

As volunteers of the month for June, the Surface Creek Animals Shelter Board Members are being named volunteers of the month.

The Surface Creek Animal Shelter in Cedaredge opened the Shelter Shoppe, 290 North Grand Mesa Drive, in March of 2010. The members of the Board of the Friends of Cedaredge Animal Control (FCAC, also known as The Surface Creek Animal Shelter) were many of those folks who organized this project.

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Bridge work done on Jay Avenue
Bridge work done on Jay Avenue

In a report to the town board, the Cedaredge Public Works Department reports that the Jay Avenue bridge opened for Memorial Day weekend. Town staff, contractors, and the engineer met on-site on June 6 to discussing striping issues, the report stated.

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Meetings planned to discuss deer, elk management

Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff is starting work to update big-game management plans in the Gunnison Basin and in the Paonia/North Fork areas. The public is invited to meetings where the planning efforts will be discussed.

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Time for a big night out at Pioneer Town
Time for a big night out at Pioneer Town

No matter whether you are a home body or a local social function fan, this Saturday, June 24, is the date you want to mark on the calendar for gettin' up and gettin' out to one of the most easy goin' fun events of the year in Surface Creek Valley.

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Plants of the Western Slope June 14, 2017
Plants of the Western Slope June 14, 2017

What a lovely bunch of weeds! They line the roadways on my right. I pull off the road onto the widened gravel area and stop.

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Larry Dumler earns People's Choice honors
Larry Dumler earns People's Choice honors

A very successful 45th annual Edge of the Cedars Art Show sponsored by Zeta Omicron Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority has been completed. Ninety-two artists exhibited a total of 256 entries which included paintings, photography, sculpture, pottery, stained glass and an open category.

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Garden club busy at Horizons, Pioneer Town

May was the month our club planned to visit the arboretum at Pioneer Town. So off we went, even though the weather was cold and rain threatened.

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Cedaredge concert helps search and rescue
Cedaredge concert helps search and rescue

Balladeers of "happiness, light, and love," David and Tamara Hauze, traveled from their Crawford home on June 8 to give a benefit concert in Cedaredge Town Park for Delta County Search and Rescue.

Delta County sheriff Fred McKee, serving as emcee for the evening, explained to the audience why the county's Search and Rescue team is important.

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Town seeks applicants to fill vacancy

With 10 months until the next municipal election the Town of Cedaredge is seeking interested, qualified applicants to fill a vacancy on the town board, created when Larry Smith stepped down last month. The appointment would fill the remaining term to April 2018.

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Golf course continues to need subsidies, write-offs

Money from the Cedaredge water fund, general fund and sewer fund were used to subsidize golf in 2016 providing an amount equal to 30 percent of total golf course funding for the year.

An audit report presented to Cedaredge trustees last week confirmed that in 2016 the Cedaredge Golf Course received large cash subsidies for operations and equipment, primarily from the water fund.

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Cedaredge audit report is mostly positive

Another poor financial showing for the Cedaredge Golf Course cast a shadow over an otherwise positive financial audit report for the Town of Cedaredge's 2016 operations.

For example, the practice of "conservative budgeting" (i.e. estimating expenses at the high end of a range and for income at the low end) helped produce results wherein the town "actually did a lot better than anticipated," according to the report presented to trustees by auditor Pete Blair.

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Cedaredge board will look at new water, sewer rates

Cedaredge trustees are in discussions about water and sewer rates, and hosted a meeting recently to reveal the results of a comparative rate study.

The town board will consider a resolution on changes to its water and sewer rates at the June 15 regular business meeting.

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Cedaredge man dies in auto accident

Kent Brakken, 71, died as the result of a traffic accident on Interestate 80 west of Ogallala, Neb., June 8.

The North Platte Telegraph reports the crash occurred just after 8:30 p.m. when an eastbound Toyota Tacoma pickup crossed the median and collided head-on with a westbound Dodge pickup.

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Senior Hikers trek Book Cliff trails to see horses

Members of the Senior Hikers went on an outing recently with George Decker, a rancher and a member of the Chipeta Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society, to the Book Cliffs to see the wild horses.

Decker lead the group to a sharpening site where prehistoric people sharpened their stone tools.

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Edge of Cedars shows art is thriving

With strong support from the arts community, from patrons of the arts, and from local business and individual sponsors, members of the Zeta Omicron Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Sorority staged the 45th consecutive Edge of the Cedars Art Exhibit at Cedaredge Middle School last week.

Ninety-two artists entered a total of 256 individual works for this year's exhibit and sale.

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