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Cedaredge High School football stadium improved
Cedaredge High School football stadium improved

A completely reconstructed announcer's booth, also known as the "Crow's Nest," will greet Cedaredge Bruin football fans at home field games this fall.

The new Crow's Nest will be accompanied by a new set of grandstand bleachers for the Bruin fans.

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Cedaredge residents complain about streets
Cedaredge residents complain about streets

Town streets remain a top citizen complaint for the Cedaredge Town Board and there may be renewed focus on budgeting for the problem in 2018.

For the second year in a row, the town board begins its budget discussions with a call for high priority on maintenance of the asphalt on town streets.

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East section of Crag Crest Trail closed

The U.S Forest Service, Grand Valley Ranger District has issued a temporary closure of the east end of the lower Crag Crest loop, Monday through Friday, through Aug. 25.

This closure will prohibit public access from the east trailhead at the Crag Crest Campground along the lower loop (NFST 711) to the intersection at Butts Lake/Bullfinch Reservoir #1.

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Plants of the Western Slope Aug. 16, 2017
Plants of the Western Slope Aug. 16, 2017

How time flies! It seems like yesterday when I led a group on this flower walk. But it was really years ago.

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What's bugging you? Aug. 16, 2017
What's bugging you? Aug. 16, 2017

Leapin' lizards! Am I really going to include a reptile in my beasties series? You bet I am. The most interesting, to my mind, is the plateau striped whiptail (Aspidoscelis velox). This lizard is truly an Amazon!

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Student looks forward to giving back
Student looks forward to giving back

Cedaredge High School graduate Lexee Wilson on Aug. 10 was named the top vocational agriculture student in the state and presented with the Future Farmers of America Colorado Star Farmer award. She will be leaving soon for college at Colorado State University in Fort Collins with plans to continue her success in agriculture by pursuing a veterinary medicine career and eventually giving back to the community that she says "has given me so much."

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Orchard City citizens speak out on water, marijuana, finance

Orchard City constituents turned out for the town board's Aug. 9 meeting with comments offered to their government on management of the water utility, on marijuana businesses, and on the town board's fiscal responsibility.

Dave Stueck offered comments on the town water utility.

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Cannabis revenue committee has completed task

At the Orchard City Town Board meeting on Aug. 9, it was announced that the trustee Cannabis Revenue Committee has performed the task assigned to it by the full town board.

"We feel we have completed our work," announced Tom Huerkamp who along with Gynee Thomassen comprises the committee membership.

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Mountain lion taken near town
Mountain lion taken near town

On July 21, on a private property three miles north of Cedaredge, a marauding mountain was taken. The property owner, who asked that her name not be used, told the DCI that state wildlife official had given permission for the animal to be taken.

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Cedaredge begins program to curb feral cat population
Cedaredge begins program to curb feral cat population

A totally new animal control program designed to improve the health of cats living in Cedaredge's feral cat colonies and to reduce the risk of disease transmission to humans is being made available to the public at the Cedaredge Police Department.

The program is called "TNR," which stands for "trap, neuter, and release."

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Potential fee revenue added to cannabis report

The Orchard City Town Board is scheduled to hear a further report from the Cannabis Revenue Committee -- trustees Tom Huerkamp and Gynee Thomassen -- on potential town revenue from licensing fees on marijuana business at its regular Aug. 9 meeting.

The draft report update is a one-page document dealing with "manufacturing, testing, and transport licenses."

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Birds of the Western Slope Aug. 9, 2017

Well, the time has arrived. And hummingbird warfare has begun. The black-chinned was here but now he's gone and the rufous has come back ... again.

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Hospital, credit union expand in Cedaredge

To improve patient access, a priority for Delta County Memorial Hospital, the hospital has moved rehabilitation services and blood draws into a clinic at 1240 S. Grand Mesa Drive in Cedaredge.

Brooke Loucks, DPT, provides physical therapy on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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Serenity Run celebrates clean and sober lifestyle
Serenity Run celebrates clean and sober lifestyle

The annual Serenity Run motorcycle rally brought several hundred participants to Cedaredge last week for a massive celebration of the clean and sober lifestyle.

Serenity Run riders were greeted in traditional style with a welcome dinner provided by members of the Cedaredge Assembly of God.

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