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Posted on: June 14, 2019

City Begins Comprehensive Plan Revision By Seeking Public Input

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Montrose, CO — During a pair of public kickoff meetings this week, city planners and administrators began gathering citizen input as the City of Montrose embarks on a community engagement process that is essential to creating the city’...

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Posted on: June 4, 2019

Public Safety Committee Delivers Report To Councilors

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Montrose, CO — Members of the Public Safety Citizen Advisory Committee (PSCAC) presented its final report regarding staffing and funding recommendations for the future of the Montrose Police Department to the City Council Tuesday evening. The report inclu...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Applications Sought For DDA Board, HP Commission

Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose is accepting applications for three vacant positions on the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Board of Directors and one seat on the Historic Preservation Commission.

 

Appointed members of the DDA B...

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

PSCAC Concludes Work, Will Present Report On June 4

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Montrose, CO — Members of the Public Safety Citizen Advisory Committee (PSCAC) have approved their final report regarding staffing and funding recommendations for the future of the Montrose Police Department and have chosen to deliver their anal...

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

City Preparing For AmeriCorps Volunteer Work

Montrose, CO — The City Montrose and Habitat for Humanity of the San Juans have partnered to bring AmeriCorps NCCC volunteers to Montrose to help with clean-up efforts in the Tortilla Flats area.  

The work crews will be in town from May 29 throug...

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

Montrose Finishes Sixth In National Water Conservation Challenge

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Montrose, CO — Results from the 2019 Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation were released this week with Montrose finishing sixth in the nation with 1,332 local pledges and resulting in potential savings of 5.4 millio...

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

City Earns Certified Healthy Workplace Distinction

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Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose is participating in a one-year study looking into the overall health and safety culture in the organization after the city earned the distinction of being a Certified Healthy Workplace. 

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Councilors Modify Code To Include Short-Term Rental Properties

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Montrose, CO — Montrose City Councilors gave final approval to a pair of revisions to the city's Municipal Code to clarify language related to short-term rentals and to bring those operating lodging establishments, like AirBnBs and VRBOs without sales tax...

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Animal Shelter Earns $15K Grant

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Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose Animal Shelter recently received a $15,000 grant from the Colorado Pet Overpopulation Fund to help offset the cost of spay and neuter surgery for pets as well as micro-chipping of animals.

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

Funding For Street Improvements Gets Council Approval

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Montrose, CO — City Councilors have approved approximately $2.9 million for street improvements this year as part of the Moving Montrose Forward (MoveMo) 2019 Streets Maintenance Project.

The money will fund 11 major and minor street projects in ...

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

Montrose Police Add Three New Officers

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Montrose, CO — In front of friends, family, and fellow officers, the Montrose Police Department swore in three new officers to the department's ranks Monday, backfilling vacancies left in the agency. 

Officers Dakota Shea-Shelley, Mariah...

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Posted on: April 23, 2019

Community’s Urban Forest Growing to New Heights

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Montrose, CO — As part of Arbor Day and Earth Week celebrations here in Montrose, the city’s Parks Department is working to plant 78 new trees within the city in an annual effort to promote and preserve the community’s urban ...

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

MURA, Storm King Projects Earn Governor’s Awards

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Montrose, CO — Two Montrose entities were recognized at the recent Downtown Colorado, Inc. conference by receiving the Governor’s Award for Downtown Excellence. The Montrose Urban Renewal Authority (MURA) Development was selected as th...

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Posted on: April 16, 2019

Throwing An Outdoor Party In A City Park? Here Is Some Helpful Info

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Montrose, CO — As the weather grows warmer and the opportunities to host outdoor celebrations become more frequent, the City Clerk's Office would like to share some helpful reminders for using city parks and shelters for social gatherings.

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Posted on: April 12, 2019

Mayor Bowman Attending White House Opportunity Zone Conference

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Montrose, CO — Mayor Dave Bowman will be visiting the White House in Washington D.C. next week to represent Montrose at an Opportunity Zone Conference to find ways to bring outside investment to the community through the federal Opportunity Zone...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

City, County Host Opportunity Zone Engagement Workshop

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Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose in partnership with Montrose County, co-hosted an Opportunity Zone Engagement Workshop Tuesday in the City Council chambers focused on how to make the Montrose area more attractive for local and outside invest...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

City Secures Millions In Grant Dollars For Montrose Community

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Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose was awarded over $2.2 million in state and private foundation grant funding in 2018.  According to the city's annual grant funding report, these funds supported approximately $22.1 million in city and...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

Bowman Selected Mayor for 2019-2020 Term, Bynum Selected Mayor Pro Tem

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Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose has a new Mayor. Mayor Pro Tem Dave Bowman was chosen by fellow city councilors Tuesday evening succeeding Roy Anderson for the 2019-2020 mayoral term. Councilor Barbara Bynum was selected by the council to be...

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

Miami-Hillcrest Roundabout Work To Begin Monday, April 1

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Montrose, CO — Contractors working for the City of Montrose are scheduled to begin construction work on the Miami-Hillcrest roundabout Monday, April 1.  

The first several weeks of construction will take place in shoulder areas of the roadway. Thr...

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

Cerise Park Trails get much needed Improvements

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Montrose, CO — Sunset Mesa has been a recreation destination for the Montrose community for decades. This feature sits proudly above the Uncompahgre River and provides trails, vistas, and disc golf holes that are unparalleled in the region. Sunset Mesa an...

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Councilors Green-Light Miami Roundabout Construction

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City Councilors have awarded funds for work to begin in April on the Miami-Hillcrest Roundabout Project. Construction of the long-awaited project is designed to increase public safety and reduce traffic congestion along the Hillcrest Drive corridor.

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

PSCAC Dives Deep Into Police Operations

By William Woody

City of Montrose

Montrose, CO — Members of the Public Safety Citizen Advisory Committee (PSCAC) have spent hours poring over police procedures, statistics, and data — even jumping into patrol cars with officers — as they work to thoroughly ...

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

City Earns Certified Local Government Designation, $25K Grant

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Montrose, CO — Following years of dedicated work, the City of Montrose has earned the designation as a Certified Local Government or CLG, seen as a significant achievement with ongoing historic preservation efforts within the city. The City was also award...

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

MURA Board Approves $1.1 Million Loan For River Restoration

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Montrose, CO — Funding for the first stage of river restoration improvements on the Uncompahgre River has been approved after the Montrose Urban Renewal Authority, MURA, board moved to match grant funds for the project.  

During its regularly sche...

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

Grow Healthy Food and Relationships at the Community Garden

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Montrose, CO — The community-based organic garden located at 2424 E. Niagara Road, is entering its sixth season and is open to any individual, group or family for participation, whether experienced in gardening or not. Applications to take part in the 201...

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

Councilors Approve Ordinances To Limit Underage Vaporizer Use

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Montrose, CO — City Councilors have approved a pair of changes to the city's Municipal Code prohibiting the use of personal vaporizers in public and underage possession of tobacco and cannabis-related products used in vaporizers. The actions were taken to...

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

Councilors Considering Contract To Add Riverwood Subdivision To City Water Supply

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Montrose, CO — City Councilors are considering a proposal to supply municipal water to the Riverwood Subdivision to improve the quality of life of the subdivision’s residents after homeowners there deemed their existing private-well wa...

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Posted on: January 31, 2019

Public Safety Committee Begins Task Of Studying Police Department Operations

By William Woody

City of Montrose 

Montrose, CO — With a clear goal of determining how to build better law enforcement services within the city, 15 members of the Public Safety Citizen Advisory Committee (PSCAC) gathered for their inaugural meeting...

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Posted on: January 31, 2019

City Nets $400,000 For River Improvements, Fishing Habitat Development

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Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose has been selected to receive $400,000 from the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) through the Colorado Watershed Restoration Program for improvements on the Uncompahgre River.

The grant funds will be used to begin ...

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Posted on: January 21, 2019

City, County Partner To Promote Opportunity In Montrose

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Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose, in partnership with Montrose County, has been selected to receive $25,000 from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) to develop an opportunity zone prospectus to attract new investment in and around the Montr...

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

Montrose On Cusp Of Becoming A Manufacturing Destination

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Montrose, CO — Can Montrose become the epicenter of small outdoor retail manufacturing in Western Colorado? With high-speed internet and worker training, experts in outdoor manufacturing say... yes.

City of Montrose staff joined members of Region 10 and th...

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

Sculptures Committee Asks Council For Help To Preserve Downtown Art

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Montrose, CO — Following a year-long local fundraising campaign that has collected over $130,000, members of the Save the Sculptures for Montrose Committee are seeking help from City Councilors to preserve two large bronze sculptures located in downtown.

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

Path Cleared for Construction of Connect Trail

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Montrose, CO — Funds for the construction of over two miles of new recreation trail connecting the northern and southern ends of the City of Montrose were approved Tuesday evening and City Councilors awarded over $3 million in contracts for the ...

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Posted on: October 18, 2018

City Partners with Botanical Society to Develop Gardens

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Montrose, CO – The City of Montrose is partnering with the Montrose Botanical Society (MBS) to apply for a grant for $53,025 to help develop the Montrose Botanical Gardens Master Plan, and supporting construction plans for the remaining 2.3-acres of undev...

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Posted on: June 14, 2019

Residents Encouraged to Take Online Survey Following Initial Public Meetings

During a pair of public kick-off meetings on June 11 and 13, city planners and administrators began gathering citizen input as the City of Montrose embarks on a community engagement process that is essential to creating the city’s revised Compre...

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

Community Kick-Off Meetings

The City of Montrose will host the initial community kick-off meetings for the Comprehensive Plan development process in June. The first kick-off meeting will be Tuesday, June 11 at Columbine Middle School (610 York Street) from 5:00-7:30 p.m. The meeting...

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Posted on: January 30, 2019

Jan. 2019 Project Update - Colorado Outdoors Plat Approved By Council

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Montrose City Councilors have approved the final design plat of the Colorado Outdoors development, opening investment to over 160 acres for developers and businesses looking to expand in Montrose.

With unanimous council approval, 164 acres of proposed deve...

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Posted on: August 31, 2018

Project Update - August 14, 2018

Work is currently focused on completion of curb, gutter, and sidewalks as well as the installation of dry utilities (power, communications, and natural gas). Paving of streets within the project area is scheduled for mid-October.

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Montrose Urban Renewal Authority Updates
Posted on: August 31, 2018

Project Update - January 8, 2018

Construction of the MURA’s Phase I Public Infrastructure Project is underway. During this phase, contractors will construct approximately 1.5 miles of roadways and utilities within the central 40 acres of the site in support of the Colorado Outd...

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Posted on: June 13, 2019

6300 Road Patching

Beginning Monday, June 17th, a daytime closure to through traffic on 6300 Road between Townsend Ave and Jig Road will occur. Contractors will be removing and replacing failed sections of pavement along 6300 Road.  Later in the summer, this road w...

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Moving Montrose Forward News
Posted on: June 10, 2019

Waterline Construction on Hillcrest Drive

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Waterline construction ahead of the planned mill and overlay of Hillcrest Drive hits a major milestone with the completion of the Fairview Place connection. Prior to replacing the waterline under Hillcrest Drive between Sunnyside Road and Miami Road, a se...

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Posted on: May 29, 2019

Roundabout Construction Update

Over the last several weeks the contractor has completed all waterline tie ins and valve insertions necessary to isolate the project area and has completed nearly all of the mainline waterline construction.  Most of the power and comm utility rel...

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Nevada Street Work

Montrose, CO — Contractors hired by the City of Montrose will begin roadwork along South Nevada Avenue between Main Street and South 3rd Street on Thursday, May 23.  Contractors will be removing and replacing existing asphalt pavement a...

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Posted on: May 5, 2019

Roundabout construction well underway

Roundabout construction well underway.  Work this week included removal of the existing asphalt, more utility relocations, a sewer line reconstruction, and irrigation delivery improvements.

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Posted on: April 24, 2019

Connect Trail Taking Shape

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The northern reach of the Connect Trail is quickly taking shape. With the placement of close to a half mile of concrete trail between North 9th Street and the northern trailhead at Tributary Street it is easy to feel the comfort afforded and the usability...

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

Miami-Hillcrest Roundabout Closure

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Contractors working for the City of Montrose will be closing the intersection of Miami Road and Hillcrest Drive beginning Monday April 22 for construction of the new roundabout. The closure is expected to last through September.  Local access for...

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Posted on: April 8, 2019

Connect Trail Begins To Place Concrete

Western Gravel Constructors has started to pour concrete at the northern end of the new Connect Initiative Recreation Trail.  Concrete pours will continue to progress south towards the West Main trailhead where work has also started on excavation...

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Moving Montrose Forward News
Posted on: March 28, 2019

Work on Miami-Hillcrest Roundabout to Begin

Contractors working for the City of Montrose are scheduled to mobilize and begin construction work on the Miami-Hillcrest roundabout on Monday April 1st.  The first several weeks of construction will take place in shoulder areas of the roadway an...

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Moving Montrose Forward News
Posted on: January 22, 2019

Construction Starting on Connect Trail

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Montrose, CO – Construction on the northern most reach of the Connect Initiative has begun as the community anxiously awaits its benefits.

Funds for the construction of over two miles of new recreation trail connecting the northern and southern e...

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Moving Montrose Forward News
Posted on: November 8, 2018

South Hillcrest Extension is Open

The City of Montose is pleased to announce that construction of the South Hillcrest Extension between Sunrise Drive and East Oak Grove road is complete and is now open to the public.  The project was completed on schedule, approximately $230,000 ...

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Moving Montrose Forward News
Posted on: September 11, 2018

Niagara Road Paving Complete

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September 11, 2018 - Niagara Road Paving Complete!

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Most work associated with the repaving of Niagara Road is complete and has been reopened to the public. The majority of the road striping is complete with lane symbols and crosswalks to be finish...

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Moving Montrose Forward News
Posted on: September 5, 2018

Niagara Road Update, Westbound lane closed during final paving

September 5, 2018 - Niagara Road Progress Update

Contractors working for the City will begin final paving of Niagara Road from Townsend to Hillcrest beginning Thursday, September 6. The westbound lane is closed from Hillcrest Drive to Townsend Ave, with lo...

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