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Improving the lives of older adults during National Therapeutic Recreation Month
Improving the lives of older adults during National Therapeutic Recreation Month

Therapeutic recreation is a practice of utilizing a wide range of activities and interventions to improve physical, emotional, cognitive, social and leisure skills for a wide range of individuals. The intervention is personalized and based on a person's past, present and future leisure lifestyle.

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Birds of the Western Slope Feb. 22, 2017
Birds of the Western Slope Feb. 22, 2017

It was at the end of July or was it in early August . . . I don't quite remember, doesn't matter anyhow. The Vela's had kindly invited me down to their place to see the fledgling barn swallows. What a treat!

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Cedaredge searches for brand to replace 'vintage'
Cedaredge searches for brand to replace 'vintage'

The vintage has gone sour.

Complaints from Chamber of Commerce board members about Cedaredge town government's "vintage" branding label have led to the term being dropped as a community lifestyle and business marketing image.

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Bridge work halted after water, sewer lines are damaged
Bridge work halted after water, sewer lines are damaged

Work was halted on the Jay Avenue bridge replacement last week after an equipment operator hit a main water line and a sewer line and both had to be repaired. Also, the long President's Day weekend was being used as a pause in construction activity to complete a set of final plans for the project, trustees were told.

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Trustees confirm two as tree board members

The Cedaredge trustees have confirmed the appointment of two new members to the tree board. They are Kathleen Ray and Gloria Good.

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Police log

The Cedaredge police log for January reports that department officers responded to 35 incidents and issued six citations during the month.

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Loan refinance for settlement will save money

Trustees say that a complicated refinancing of an existing loan needed for $175,000 to pay a settlement with Upper Surface Creek Domestic Water Users Association (USC) will save money in the long run. However, payments will increase significantly in the near term because the proposed deal which carries a low rate also has a shorter payoff period.

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Bank springs for the town's coffee

Having your coffee bought by a buddy at the morning coffee klatch is a good deal.

But how about buying morning coffee for the whole town?

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Sewer plant requires pump refit
Sewer plant requires pump refit

The Town of Cedaredge's sewer plant contractor was back on site during the past month for some additional warranty work. It was the second reported incident of significant operating problems at the plant which is still covered by the contractor's warranty, according to town staff.

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Orchard City continues search for revenue ideas

Orchard City Mayor Ken Volgamore and some of the town board members expressed disappointment that a room full of constituents left immediately following the previous week's community meeting on government revenue and marijuana.

"It was very interesting," Volgamore said during the town board's regular meeting on Feb. 8, "that after we went over the three items, especially the marijuana, that all but four [of the 70 people] got up and left.

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Keeping seniors engaged with art
Keeping seniors engaged with art

Charles Morris of Grand Junction, a Colorado native and an accomplished artist, gave a seminar on his work to other artists in the PACE fine arts program at the Eckert Horizons facility last week.

It was a presentation with a true family flavor as Morris' sister, June, participates in the three-times-weekly art program at PACE, and she served as the model for Morris' demonstration.

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Town puts hold on La Habra II permits, taps

The Orchard City Town Board meeting on Feb. 8 adopted an emergency ordinance placing a moratorium on issuance of building permits or water taps for parcels located in the 17-lot LaHabra II subdivision.

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What's bugging you? Feb. 15, 2017
What's bugging you? Feb. 15, 2017

Do you think spring is close at hand? You might if you only looked at recent temperatures and not the calendar. As I write this, Denver broke records with a reading of 80°F while we hit highs of upper 60s to lower 70s!

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Garden club sets 2017 calendar

The Plant & Dig Garden Club of Cedaredge kicked off 2017 with the installation of officers who will serve for the next two years. Each was presented a rose bouquet.

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Birds of the Western Slope Feb. 15, 2017
Birds of the Western Slope Feb. 15, 2017

Blue sky! It's hard to believe, but it is blue sky! I revel in the warmth of the sun coming through the car windows!

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Jodi Raim Wright named a dairy industry leader
Jodi Raim Wright named a dairy industry leader

Jodi Raim Wright has been involved with dairy cattle since her childhood in Cedaredge, where her family bred registered Holsteins at Raim Dairy. Recently, she was recognized for her extensive, exceptional and wide-reaching contributions to the dairy industry.

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Community turns out to support animal shelter
Community turns out to support animal shelter

A community room dining hall decorated and outfitted by Shelter Shoppe volunteers served as a heart felt "thank you" to hundreds of supporters who attended the 4th Crockpots for Critters fundraiser on Saturday.

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