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Birds of the Western Slope Dec. 13, 2017
Birds of the Western Slope Dec. 13, 2017

Long ago, when Martha Mohan and I went to the Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival in Olympia, Wash., I saw for the first time in my life sea scoters. There were three of them, and I had a difficult time figuring them out.

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GMAEC hosts successful fundraiser
GMAEC hosts successful fundraiser

Organizers report that the Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center's first fundraiser was a great success. Tickets sold out quickly and more than a hundred supporters packed into RJ's Steakhouse in Cedaredge on Dec. 4 to mingle, bid on auction items, and celebrate the arts.

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Orchard City trustees consider tax questions

The Orchard City Board of Trustees held a workshop on Dec. 6. All trustees, except for Mayor Ken Volgamore, who was ill, attended the workshop. There were also four Orchard City constituents in attendance.

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Chamber board has three openings

The Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors will have three vacant seats available Jan. 1, 2018. Letters of interest are now being accepted for those in the business community who wish to serve on the board.

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CHS students freely share their opinions
CHS students freely share their opinions

Ask and ye shall receive. Last week, the Delta County Planning Department and the Delta County School District joined forces and solicited the opinions of Cedaredge High School students in an effort to better direct strategic planning within both entities. Administrative staff from the two agencies got what they asked for -- an earful, from a group of engaged, thoughtful and refreshingly honest kids.

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CHS students create holiday StoryWalk®
CHS students create holiday StoryWalk®

Cleo the fish is sad as the holidays approach. He is alone at the bottom of the lake, anticipating the festivities that will go on without him. Will Cleo have a blue, blue, Christmas this year?

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Cedaredge budget adopted, officer sworn in

The Cedaredge Board of Trustees held a regular meeting on Dec. 7 and gave unanimous approval to the town's 2018 budget. This action culminates a budget process that started in August 2017.

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Birds of the Western Slope Dec. 6, 2017
Birds of the Western Slope Dec. 6, 2017

Monday -- As we pull in, our headlights are bright against the garage door ... I miss the long days of summer! Overcast and damp and I'm ready for spring but winter isn't even here yet.

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Volunteers, donations needed for holiday meal

The free Cedaredge community Christmas dinner will be Monday, Dec. 25, from 11:30 to 2 p.m. at the Stolte Shed in Pioneer Town.

The menu will include turkey, ham and all the trimmings, plus desserts of every kind.

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Garden club shares suet feeder recipe

It seems that the members of our club are as avid about feeding our feathered friends as we are about gardening. With "Feeding our Feathered Friends" the title of our program for the day, we all related our own particular methods for keeping these favorite critters well fed and watered throughout the winter months.

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Hams and eggs
Hams and eggs

For 18 years, first in Delta and now in Cedaredge, a group of local ham radio enthusiasts have been meeting for breakfast. Last Wednesday morning, the informal gathering met at Scramblers Restaurant in downtown Cedaredge and it was particularly thankful to be together after one of its members had been lost for 24 hours in a heavily wooded area.

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Cedaredge will spend reserves on needed projects

Nov. 30 marked the public hearing for the Town of Cedaredge's 2018 budget. This hearing was preceded by three board of trustee work sessions which were open to the public on Aug. 17, Sept. 14, and Oct. 12.

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Surface Creek Angel Tree for those in need

The Surface Creek Angel Giving Tree is up at Cedaredge FoodTown. Stop by and see how you can help.

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Chamber board has three openings

The Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors will have three vacant seats available Jan. 1, 2018. Letters of interest are now being accepted for those in the business community who wish to serve on the board.

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Parade of Lights: everything but snow

According to Kami Collins, executive director of the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce, the crowd at this year's Parade of Lights was the largest in years. The theme of the Saturday event was "All-American Christmas" and it got underway before nightfall with a concert of holiday tunes performed by the Cedaredge Community Band and a dinner provided by the Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church.

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