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Artists team up on stained glass window
Artists team up on stained glass window

Local artists have teamed up to create a stained glass panel for the new Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center (GMAEC) in Cedaredge. The group meets regularly at the Splinters & Shards studio in Delta to assemble the large panel.

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Cedaredge trustees review drought strategies

On Feb. 8 the Cedaredge Board of Trustees held a special meeting and a work session. During the special meeting the trustees unanimously approved a proposal by Mayor Gene Welch to appoint all trustees -- excluding the mayor -- to serve as members of the town administrator application review committee.

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New Cedaredge water meters can be read remotely
New Cedaredge water meters can be read remotely

Cedarege public works is taking advantage of dry weather to replace old water meters with new Neptune radio-read meters.

The Town of Cedaredge has more than 1,300 water taps and the goal is to switch out at least 800 meters by the close of 2018.

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Garden club plans upcoming programs

Our January meeting was productive as all members contributed ideas for the year's upcoming programs. And as usual, those that were chosen are a great mix of learning more about many phases of gardening, the community around us, and providing for crafts, artwork and enjoyment.

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What's bugging you? Feb. 14, 2018
What's bugging you? Feb. 14, 2018

Our gardens have for the most part experienced spring-like weather through mid-February. Yet spring is still almost five weeks away! Warmer than usual temperatures and lack of winter precipitation are posing real issues for our landscape.

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Plants of the Western Slope Feb. 14, 2018

It has grown dark and the moonlight is bright. My mind wanders to the pair of owls that sang at this time.

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Orchard City trustees talk planning, security

The Orchard City Board of Trustees work session on Feb. 7 opened with all trustees and the town administrator present. Five constituents, Jack and Mary Ditlove, Doug Keller, Mel Cook and Jan Gage, also attended.

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DMEA kicks off power pole inspections in the Orchard City area
DMEA kicks off power pole inspections in the Orchard City area

Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) will immediately begin inspecting power poles in the Orchard City area. The inspections are expected to last throughout the spring. DMEA is contracting with SBS Inspections to conduct the work.

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Welcome Home Alliance hosts coffee for vets

The Welcome Home Alliance for Veterans changed its name for a reason. "We used to be Welcome Home Montrose," says Mike Trickey, alliance executive director.

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Eckert Presbyterian welcomes interim pastor Nancy Howarth
Eckert Presbyterian welcomes interim pastor Nancy Howarth

In October 2017 Eckert Presbyterian Church welcomed Rev. Nancy Howarth as interim pastor, and her husband, Steve Howarth, also a pastor.

"We appreciate being able to share life and ministry with Eckert Presbyterian.

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Plants of the Western Slope Feb. 7, 2018
Plants of the Western Slope Feb. 7, 2018

I remember riding my little pony and listening to his hooves rustling through the cottonwood leaves. And later there was a real horse ... a sorrel mare named Cindy, I was a bit older by then, so Cindy and I rode wherever we wanted (almost).

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Cedaredge man converts Gator to electric power
Cedaredge man converts Gator to electric power

Henry Ford had a good idea but that didn't stop Cedaredge resident Craig Andrews-Jones from improving on the internal combustion engine. It all began when he was using a gas-powered John Deere 6x4 Gator -- a standard medium-sized farm and ranch utility vehicle.

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Water provider looking for solution to water quality issue

The Upper Surface Creek Domestic Water Users Association (USCDWUA) informed its more than 2,700 customers of a violation of drinking water requirements in a notice with this month's billing.

Users were informed that on Jan. 25, 2017, the water provider was notified by the Colorado Department of Public Health, which monitors water quality, that its treatment system had exceeded the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for HAA5 -- Total Haloacetic Acids.

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Emergency ordinance updates election codes

The Town of Cedaredge board of trustees held a special meeting on Feb. 1 to pass an emergency ordinance to bring the town's municipal code "into conformity with amended deadlines contained in the Colorado Municipal Election Code of 1965." Interim town administrator Greg Brinck discovered the code discrepancy while reviewing what action to recommend to trustees regarding the upcoming April municipal election.

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CMS students 'shelter in place'

On Thursday, Feb. 1, Cedaredge Middle School was put into a "shelter in place" status. That afternoon at around 2 p.m. the Cedaredge Police Department posted the following statement on its Facebook page; the same statement was re-posted on the CMS Facebook page:

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Dreams come true for Bruin mascot
Dreams come true for Bruin mascot

Spoiler alert: If you are a child, or a young-at-heart adult, who is unaware that there is an actual person inside Cedaredge High School's bruin mascot costume -- stop reading now. Otherwise, read on to learn the story of some pesky mice, a fairy grandmother, and a girl with a dream who became a queen and set off to travel the world.

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