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September 24, 2009
Dew Days debt back before city
Farmington City Council members said two weeks ago they do not want to pick up the financial slack for CEEF, but things have changed. This week, with two more members present at the council meeting, the majority decided they would like to talk about helping the Castle Rock-Empire-Eureka-Farmington...
September 24, 2009 - 3:09pm
September 10, 2009
Council denies request for funds
It's back to the drawing board for CEEF. A request for assistance to cover $25,000 in outstanding bills from the 2009 Dew Days city celebration was turned down by the Farmington City Council Tuesday, even though the assistance would have been in the form of a loan. In August, Castle...
September 10, 2009 - 3:03pm
August 27, 2009
If city helps with Dew Days, who gets the bill?
For the time being, discussions about how the city of Farmington will help out the Castle Rock-Empire-Eureka-Farmington Areawide Enhancement Group will be kept at the city council level, but that may change. A recommendation has been made to place the CEEF problems -- namely a $25,000...
August 27, 2009 - 2:56pm
August 20, 2009
Editorial: Something can be done to save Dew Days
Some members of the Farmington City Council expressed reluctance Monday at the idea of providing assistance to CEEF, the organization that puts on events like Farmington's annual Dew Days celebration. Council member Steve Wilson worried about the city assuming too much responsibility...
August 20, 2009 - 1:53pm
CEEF asks city council, town boards for help
Asking for help isn't often easy, but the Castle Rock-Empire-Eureka-Farmington Areawide Enhancement Group -- more commonly known as CEEF -- has done just that. What they are asking for hasn't quite been spelled out just yet. For sure, though, they are asking for help to rescue the...
August 20, 2009 - 1:29pm
August 6, 2009
Editorial: A great reason for a party
A few weeks ago, fresh on the heels of the revelation of financial troubles with Farmington's Dew Days celebration, we wondered in this space whether the city had outgrown such events. Whether the city's residents had started to see Farmington as a place to live rather than an old-fashioned...
opinion / editorials
August 6, 2009 - 1:07pm
July 23, 2009
Finances 'not a pretty picture'
Editor's note: Due to some confusion about numbers some of the figures in the print version of this story and in an earlier version posted online were incorrect. With an approximately $25,600 deficit to deal with, the Castle Rock-Empire-Eureka-Farmington Areawide Enhancement Group...
July 23, 2009 - 1:00pm
July 9, 2009
CEEF made its own problems
To the editor, After reading the commentary: Power of One, I feel compelled to write about a piece that was mentioned in that article. I agree on most parts of that article. The one I have a problem with is a comment regarding Dew Days and the opinions that are plentiful and the...
opinion / letters
July 9, 2009 - 2:43pm
July 2, 2009
Dew Days marches on
The crowds weren't always as big as she might have liked, but all things considered Maribeth Vanderbeck was happy with year one of Farmington's reimagined, renamed Dew Days celebration. "I think it went pretty well," said Vanderbeck, president of CEEF, the organization that puts...
July 2, 2009 - 10:07am
June 25, 2009
Dew Run: Sathre, Tavakley win four-mile runs
Nearly 500 runners from eight states competed in the 30th-annual Dew Run Saturday morning in Farmington. The big winner was St. Thomas freshman Ben Sathre of Chaska, who topped a field of 312 runners in the four-mile run with a time of 21 minutes, 11 seconds. He edged runner-up...
June 25, 2009 - 2:58pm
Life-long resident is named grand marshal
Sometimes, just being a nice guy and a good person deserves a little kudos. It turns out, one of those nice guys is getting that recognition this weekend. Marc Williams, a life-long resident of Farmington, is that guy. Williams receives that recognition in the form of a smile and...
June 25, 2009 - 2:17pm
April 9, 2009
Miss Farmington candidates in short supply
The Miss Farmington committee is looking for a few (more) good young women. As of Tuesday, only five girls had registered to participate in the 2009 Miss Farmington competition, scheduled as part of the upcoming Dew Days celebration. With a $1,500 scholarship on the line, organizers...
April 9, 2009 - 1:38pm