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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Commander Blaine Hall Selected As Next Montrose Police Chief

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Montrose, CO – The City of Montrose is pleased to announce that Commander Blaine Hall will serve as Montrose’s next police chief beginning November 2. Hall will replace retiring Police Chief Tom Chinn, who is leaving after 45 years of ...

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Residents Urge Councilors To Show Support For Local Firefighters

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Montrose, CO – Citing public safety and the need to prevent the closure of a local fire station, a pair of local residents urged city councilors to pledge the city’s support for local firefighters as the Montrose Fire Protection District seeks additional ...

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

CDOT Updates Councilors On 550 Access Control Plan

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Montrose, CO – Representatives from the Colorado Department of Transportation delivered an update to the City Council Monday, focusing on a number of issues involving safety improvements and growth along the U.S. Highway 550 corridor south of Mo...

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Posted on: June 21, 2018

Councilors Hear Update on Effort to Save Iconic Downtown Sculptures

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Montrose, CO – What is the value of public art in Montrose? City councilors and staff debated the question Monday during their work session with members of the "Save the Montrose Sculptures” committee, a local group with a mission to retain two large...

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Posted on: August 23, 2018

Morgenthaler Joins City Of Montrose Sept. 10

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Montrose, CO – The City of Montrose welcomes Ann Morgenthaler as the city's next Assistant City Manager. Morgenthaler, a resident of the region, joins the city from the Town of Telluride where she has served as the Building and Planning Director. Morgenth...

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

City/County Working to Address Drinking Water Woes of Subdivision

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Montrose, CO – The drinking water in the Riverwood Subdivision has become so questionable for consumption that residents there have resorted to using bottled water for drinking and cooking. A joint effort between the City of Montrose and Montrose County i...

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Posted on: July 5, 2018

City Unveils Lifestyle Enhancement Survey

Montrose, CO — An important questionnaire seeking information on local shopping preferences, spending habits, and identifying goods and services most sought after in Montrose is ready for citizen input. City officials will use data from the survey to iden...

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Posted on: August 22, 2018

Councilors Seek Balance With Alcohol Ordinance

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Montrose, CO – City councilors are debating whether to opt out of an existing state statute that prohibits alcohol from being served for "on-premise consumption" within 500 feet of a school campus as that boundary can limit where new businesses ...

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Posted on: July 20, 2018

City, Maslow Partnership Net $600,000 Grant for Infant and Toddler Care

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Montrose, CO — Like the rest of Colorado, Montrose suffers from an extreme lack of affordable childcare resources. Studies show a lack of affordable childcare can hinder economic growth when employees have limited options for childcare during working hour...

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Posted on: July 6, 2018

City Adds Historic Preservation Ordinance

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Montrose, CO – The city has updated its municipal code after councilors unanimously approved a new ordinance Tuesday designed to give owners of historic downtown buildings the choice to pursue historic designation for their properties. This allows the cit...

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Posted on: July 3, 2018

Citizens in 2016: Street Maintenance Highest Priority for City

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Montrose, CO – The city takes citizen feedback seriously. In 2016, the city conducted its "Community Survey" asking residents where city services could be improved. The highest priority from those results was street maintenance. Residents can se...

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Posted on: September 18, 2018

Councilors Approve Funds To Design New Water Storage Tank

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Montrose, CO – City Councilors approved Tuesday funds to design a water storage facility to replace the aging below ground water tank on Sunset Mesa. 

Staff recommended a $174,839 contract to the Farnsworth Group for design work for the city's Sun...

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Posted on: September 6, 2018

City Hosting Affordable Home Repair Meeting At La Raza Park

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Montrose, CO – The City of Montrose is partnering with local and regional housing organizations to help residents with home improvement needs ahead of the winter months. A community meeting designed to connect local residents with these organizations has ...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Police Commander Returns to Duty After FBI’s National Academy Training

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Montrose, CO – Implementing the latest in law enforcement practices and public safety techniques, and building an even stronger relationship between the Montrose Police Department and the citizens it serves, is the core focus of Police Commander...

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Posted on: September 18, 2018

Councilors Approve Funds To Design New Water Storage Tank

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Montrose, CO – City Councilors approved Tuesday funds to design a water storage facility to replace the aging below ground water tank on Sunset Mesa. 

Staff recommended a $174,839 contract to the Farnsworth Group for design work for the city's Sun...

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Posted on: July 27, 2018

“Hi, we’re Montrose:" City Staff Attend Outdoor Expo In Latest Business Recruiting Efforts

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Montrose, CO –  The Outdoor Retailer Summer Market is where face-to-face partnerships in the outdoor industry are forged for the future. During the largest gathering of outdoor companies in North America, city staff worked to educate as many outd...

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

City Seeking Proposals To Transfer Asphalt Plant To Service Local Demand

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Montrose, CO – The City of Montrose is issuing a request for proposal from local companies looking to add asphalt production to their portfolio of service by entering into an agreement to take over operation of the city's asphalt plant. 

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

Councilors Review Data From Tourism Study

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Montrose, CO – Preliminary results from a study co-commissioned by the City of Montrose has added new data to confirm and characterize Montrose's role as the regional commerce hub for visitors traveling through the Montrose Regional Airport, and as the nu...

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Posted on: September 4, 2018

Councilors Approve Creation of Public Safety Board

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Montrose, CO – City Councilors unanimously approved the creation of a Public Safety Citizen Advisory Committee, (PSCAC) an advisory board tasked with evaluating, assessing, and recommending funding initiatives for the Montrose Police Department.

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Historic Funds Approved For New Depot Roof

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Montrose, CO –  The City of Montrose has been selected to receive $200,000 in grant funds from the History Colorado State Historical Fund to complete roof rehabilitation work to the city-owned, historic Denver and Rio Grande Depot, located at 21 ...

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Posted on: September 6, 2018

Montrose Residents Encouraged to Participate in Colorado Cities And Towns Week

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Montrose, CO – Montrose residents have an opportunity to express pride in their community by participating in the city’s 2018 celebration of Colorado Cities and Towns week. From September 10 through 16, enthusiasts can take part in a number of activities ...

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Councilors Refine Alcohol Ordinance To Allow Restaurants To Open Near Schools

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Montrose, CO – In an effort to promote local business the City Council has opted out of an existing state statute that prohibits alcohol from being served for "on-premise consumption" within 500 feet of a school campus, as that boundar...

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Posted on: August 29, 2018

Western Colorado Conservation Corps to Begin Clearing for New Recreation Trail

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Montrose, CO – The Western Colorado Conservation Corps, (WCCC) will be visiting Montrose next week to clear the alignment of the upcoming Great Outdoors Colorado, (GOCO) Connect Initiative trail project.

The trail project, scheduled to begin construction i...

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Posted on: June 11, 2018

No-limits Bait Fishing Allowed at Cerro Reservoir Ahead of Dam Improvements

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Montrose, CO – The time has come to replace a century-old drainpipe at the bottom of the Cerro Reservoir dam to bring the structure up to modern dam-safety standards. The project to replace the infrastructure will also include construction of fi...

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Posted on: June 4, 2018

Council Reviews Tax Resolution Language, Seeks More Clarity Before Vote

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Montrose, CO – During Monday's City Council Work Session, councilors reviewed language for a proposed public safety sales tax increase to fund more police department resources. Council members expressed support in helping to raise police departm...

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Posted on: May 16, 2018

City's New Wayfinding Signs Enhance Montrose's Identity

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Montrose, CO – City Councilors, Tourism Retail Advisory Committee members, staff and members of the public recently celebrated the unveiling of the first of the city’s new wayfinding signs in downtown Montrose. There are 17 different c...

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Posted on: May 15, 2018

Council Hears Concerns To Fund More Police Officers

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Montrose, CO – Citing the need for more officers, equipment, investigative capabilities, and a desire to be more proactive to tackle street crime, members of the Montrose Police Department – led by a group of concerned citizens – went before city councilo...

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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: September 19, 2018

Road Closures on Mesa Avenue

September 19, 2018 –Road Closures on Mesa Avenue

Contractors for the City will be milling and paving Mesa Ave in front of Columbine Middle School. The closure will start Thursday, 9/20, and last for two weeks. Mesa Ave will be closed from South 1...

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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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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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Posted on: August 29, 2018

Niagara Temporarily Re-Opened to Two Way Traffic

Niagara Road has been reopened to two way traffic between Townsend Avenue and Hillcrest Drive while waiting on availability of the paving contractor to place the final lift of asphalt down on the roadway.  Paving is scheduled to resume on Thursda...

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Posted on: August 28, 2018

Niagara Road Construction Update

August 28, 2018 - Niagara Road Construction Update

Contractors working for the City are continuing to work on the intersection of Niagara Road and Hillcrest Drive in preparation for paving. Using a gap in the asphalt companies schedule, the intersection wi...

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Posted on: August 20, 2018

Niagara Paving To Close Southbound Hillcrest

Roadwork Update: Niagara Paving To Close Southbound Hillcrest, South Rio Grande Work Continues 

Montrose, CO – Contractors working for the City of Montrose will begin paving Niagara Road this week, which will force the closure of the southbound la...

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Posted on: August 17, 2018

Niagara Road Progress Update

August 17, 2018 - Niagara Road Progress Update

Contractors working for the City are milling and reshaping Niagara Road from Townsend to Hillcrest in preparation of paving next week. The westbound lane is closed from Hillcrest Drive to Townsend Ave, with lo...

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

Niagara Road Closed for Asphalt Mill and Overlay Work

August 8. 2018 - Niagara Road Closed for Asphalt Mill and Overlay Work

Contractors working for the City will close Niagara Road (Townsend to Hillcrest) starting on Thursday August 9th. Contractors will be milling and patching back asphalt on the waterline ...

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Posted on: August 7, 2018

South Park Avenue Paving Complete!

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Good news! Most work associated with the waterline replacement and repaving of South Park Avenue is complete and has been reopened to the public. Some striping of lane symbols and crosswalks, replacement of manhole covers, as well as some cleanup...

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Posted on: July 26, 2018

Slurry Seal Schedule Update for Week of 7/30

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  • Slurry Seal. For the roads that were chip sealed approximately one month ago, these areas will now receive the final step of the cape seal process with a slurry-seal micro-surface coating. The tentative schedule is as fo...
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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Slurry Seal Schedule Update on 7/23

  • Slurry Seal. For the roads that were chip sealed approximately one month ago, these areas will now receive the final step of the cape seal process with a slurry-seal micro-surface coating. The tentative schedule is as follows: 
    • Tuesday 7/24: Colum...
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Posted on: July 17, 2018

Construction Update for the Week of 7/22

  • Park Avenue Closure. Park Avenue south of Main Street will be closed to through traffic starting Monday 7/23 and remain closed for approximately two weeks to allow for the roadway to be milled and re-paved. Local residences and businesses located along So...
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Posted on: July 9, 2018

Street Work Progress Update

Ogden Road (Townsend to Woodgate Roundabout)

  • Ogden Road will be paved today and reopened to the public shortly thereafter. Business access will remain open throughout the day. Please follow posted detours.

Hillcrest Drive (Niagara to Sunnyside Roundabout)&a...

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Posted on: June 28, 2018

City Roadwork Update

June 28, 2018 - Work continues on numerous fronts this next week in the City.

  • Hillcrest Drive (Niagara to Sunnyside)
    • Lane shifts along Hillcrest for asphalt milling and patching on the road shoulders
    • Lane shifts on Hillcrest at the intersection of Niagara to...
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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Cape Seal Work Begins Throughout the City

June 1, 2018 – Work continues on the Hillcrest Drive and Niagara Road fronts with new projects starting throughout the city Monday, June 4. 

Contractors working for the city will begin the cape seal process by chip sealing portions of th...

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Posted on: March 22, 2018

Update on Utility Work Along Hillcrest Drive

March 22, 2018 - Contractors working for the City of Montrose are continuing work to replace an aging waterline main along South Hillcrest Drive between Sunnyside Road and Niagara Road. In addition, contractors will be resurfacing asphal...

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