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Posted on: April 17, 2014

City Rolls Out Plans for Annual Spring Cleanup Event

The City of Montrose invites city residents to take part in the annual Spring Cleanup. Residents are invited to bring cleanup items to the drop-off site located on the San Juan Bypass (Highway 50), directly across the street from the Sunshine Peak Apartm...Read on...

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Posted on: April 17, 2014

Arbor Day and Tree City USA Plantings Slated During Earth Week Celebrations

On April 1, 2014, the Montrose City Council proclaimed Friday, April 25, 2014, Arbor Day as part of the City’s Earth Week celebrations April 21-26, 2014.

Dating back to 1872, Arbor Day was first proposed to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture by Sterlin...Read on...

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Posted on: April 17, 2014

Temporary Visitor Center Closure

The Montrose Visitor Center will be closed April 19 through 21 as the City's Office of Business and Tourism makes preparations for the peak 2014 travel season.

Posted on: April 15, 2014

PD Offers Prescription Drug Take-Back Program

GOT DRUGS? Is it time to clean out your medicine cabinet? Drop off your unneeded or expired prescription drugs on Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 10am-2pm at the following Montrose locations: City Market South, City Market downtown, Target, and Walgreen's.

Over the last three years, more than 104,645 pounds of pharmaceuticals were collected in Colorado alone during National Prescription Drug Take-Back events. Please join the Montrose Police Department and the Montrose County Sheriff's Office, along with the US Department of Justice, DEA, and the Office of the Colorado Attorney General, in combatting prescription drug abuse through this collection/disposal event.

“Proper disposal of medicines is important as it protects you and the Earth by helping to prevent poisoning of children and pets,” explained Kathi Kinkel, drug take-back event coordinator for the Montrose Police Department. “It also keeps medicines from entering streams, rivers, and drinking-water supplies when poured down the drain or flushed down the toilet.” In addition, proper disposal of drugs deters misuse by teenagers and adults, and avoids health problems from accidentally taking the wrong medicine, too much of the same medicine, or a medicine that is too old to work well.

The Drug Take-Back Program fits together well with the 3rd Annual Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation, April 1-30, 2014, an opportunity for communities to raise awareness about the importance of conserving and protecting this precious resource. Proper disposal of unneeded drugs is part of the Challenge, a friendly competition between residents of cities across the U.S to see who can be the most "water-wise." Mayors nationwide challenge their residents to conserve water energy and other natural resources on behalf of their city through a series of informative, easy-to-use pledges online. To help Montrose win in 2014, visit http://www.mywaterpledge.com/campaign/national-campaign-2014/.

Both the Drug Take-Back Program and the Mayor’s Water Challenge dovetail with the City’s annual Earth Week celebration. This year’s theme is “Wildlife and Habitat Conservation.” For a complete schedule of related events for all ages, visit www.CityofMontrose.org/EarthWeekRead on...

Posted on: April 15, 2014

Free After School Programming during Earth Week

On April 1, 2014, the Montrose City Council proclaimed Monday, April 21 through Saturday, April 26, 2014, Earth Week. The theme of this second annual Earth Week in Montrose event is “Wildlife and Habitat Conservation.”

The local focus of the event is t...Read on...

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Posted on: April 9, 2014

City Gears Up for Earth Week Celebrations

On April 1, 2014, the Montrose City Council proclaimed Monday, April 21 through Saturday, April 26, 2014, Earth Week. The theme of this second annual Earth Week in Montrose event is “Wildlife and Habitat Conservation.”

The local focus of the second ann...Read on...

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Posted on: April 7, 2014

Participate in the Mayor's Water Challenge

Montrose is once again participating in the “Mayor’s Water Challenge,” a friendly competition between residents of cities across the U.S to see who can be the most "water-wise." Mayors nationwide challenge their residents to conserve water energy and other natural resources on behalf of their city through a series of informative, easy-to-use pledges online.

The 3rd Annual Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation, April 1-30, 2014, provides an opportunity for communities to raise awareness about the importance of conserving and protecting this precious resource.

“Cities with the highest percentage of residents who take the online, no-cost, non-profit challenge win bragging rights and participants become eligible to win prizes,” explained Public Works Director John Harris. “We’re hoping for great participation for the 2014 Challenge,” said Harris.

To help Montrose win in 2014, visit http://www.mywaterpledge.com/campaign/national-campaign-2014/.

Last year, citizens from over 1,000 cities in all 50 states made online pledges at www.mywaterpledge.com to save water, use less energy and reduce pollution at home and in their community with potential cost savings of more than $30.6 million. In addition, challenge participants pledged to reduce their use of single-use plastic water bottles by more than 5.4 million bottles and eliminate 69.9 million pounds of hazardous waste from entering watersheds. By altering daily lifestyle choices, pledges also resulted in potentially 18.3 million fewer pounds in landfills and 2.2 million fewer pounds of fertilizer in the waste stream. Potential savings of 67.8 million gallons of oil and 2.7 billion pounds of carbon dioxide rounded out the final pledge results.

The Challenge dovetails with the City’s annual Earth Week celebration. This year’s theme is “Wildlife and Habitat Conservation.” For a complete schedule of related events for all ages, visit www.CityofMontrose.org/EarthWeek or click on the link shown belowRead on...

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Posted on: April 1, 2012

General Municipal Election Results

The 2014 General Municipal Election results have become official now that the abstract of votes has been completed. The official results include votes from 14 provisional ballots that were not included in the unofficial results. The final numbers are as...[Read on...]

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Posted on: March 26, 2014

New Community Garden to be Dedicated During Earth Week

The City of Montrose, Valley Food Partnership, and LiveWell Montrose Olathe invite the public to a ribbon cutting ceremony on April 26, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. for the Niagara Community Garden located at 2424 East Niagara Road.

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