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Posted on: August 23, 2019

Councilors To Vote September 3 on .58 Percent Sales Tax Increase

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Montrose, CO — To curb critical shortages in city police services members of the Montrose City Council reached a consensus Monday to ask all registered city voters this fall for a .58-percent increase in the city sales tax rate to fund additiona...

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Posted on: August 23, 2019

City To Begin Reconstruction of Riverbottom Drive

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Montrose, CO — Contractors working for the City of Montrose will start the reconstruction of Riverbottom Drive on Monday, August 26. This project will include a waterline extension, piping of the existing stormwater and irrigation ditch, widening of the r...

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

Uncompahgre River Pedestrian Bridge Replacement

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Montrose City Councilors approved funds Tuesday to replace the nearly 60-year-old pedestrian bridge used to cross the Uncompahgre River near Ogden Road. Work to replace the bridge will begin this month. 

For decades two rail cars spanning the Unco...

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

Police Preparing Public Meetings On Safety Tax Increase

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Montrose, CO — Senior command staff at the Montrose Police Department will be joined by members of the Blue Ribbon Public Safety Citizen Advisory Committee to host a series of presentations aimed at informing the public about the current law enf...

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Posted on: July 26, 2019

Montrose Post Office Renamed For Sgt. David Kinterknecht

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Montrose, CO — A United States Postal Service facility in Montrose is now known as the Sergeant David Kinterknecht Post Office Building following a renaming ceremony held Thursday honoring the Montrose Police Department's fallen officer.&nbs...

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Posted on: July 22, 2019

Cedar Creek Cemetery Study Complete, Burial Plots Located

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Montrose, CO — A noninvasive study of a section of Cedar Creek Cemetery using ground-penetrating radar (GPR) has been completed, giving City of Montrose administrators a better understanding of burial record keeping and future availability of gr...

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

City Council Signals Intent To For Next Step in Public Safety Tax

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Montrose, CO — Citing critical shortages in police personnel and resources the Montrose City Council Tuesday approved a resolution signaling its intent to take the next step in pursuing a public safety sales tax this fall. If approved, the tax w...

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Posted on: July 15, 2019

Center For Mental Health To Receive Funds To Open New Center

Montrose, CO — In partnership with the City of Montrose, the Center for Mental Health (CMH) has been selected to receive a Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $267,450 from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) to help o...

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Posted on: July 11, 2019

Montrose Police Department Receives Peace Officer Mental Health Grant

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Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose has been selected to receive a Peace Officer Mental Health Grant from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, (DOLA), in the amount of $42,745 to purchase a properly equipped vehicle for the Montrose Police ...

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Posted on: June 28, 2019

Miami-Hillcrest Roundabout Construction Reaches Project Milestone

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Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose is pleased to announce that the Miami-Hillcrest Roundabout Construction Project has reached a significant milestone: completion of all below-ground utilities. 

This utility work included the under-grou...

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Posted on: June 25, 2019

Kuczmarski Receives Safety Champion Award

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Montrose, CO — City of Montrose Safety Coordinator Lisa Kuczmarski was awarded the 2018 Colorado Intergovernmental Risk Sharing Agency (CIRSA) Safety Champion Award during the CIRSA general membership meeting held Tuesday, June 18, in Breckenrid...

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Posted on: June 22, 2019

Bynum Elected To Colorado Municipal League Executive Board

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Montrose, CO — City of Montrose Mayor Pro-Tem, Barbara Bynum was elected to the Colorado Municipal League (CML) Executive Board Thursday, June 20, at the organization’s annual conference in Breckenridge. Bynum joins 20 other Colorado e...

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Posted on: June 19, 2019

New Animal Control Regulations Take Effect Following Changes

Montrose, CO — Following recent changes to the City of Montrose's code regarding animal control regulations, the staff at the Montrose Animal Shelter want to remind residents of the changes and how they may impact area pet owners. 

On May 21, memb...

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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 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: August 6, 2019

Community Encouraged to Participate in Next Set of Workshops

Participation in the first three community workshops has been strong, providing valuable public feedback on housing & neighborhoods, transportation & mobility, and land use & growth. City leadership is looking forward to continued interest and...

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Posted on: July 25, 2019

Interactive Map Provides New Avenue for Public Input

This summer, the city is holding a series of community workshops for the Comprehensive Plan to gather feedback on what's working and what's needed for the future growth and development of Montrose. During these workshops, participants will be working in s...

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

Community Workshop Dates Announced

An upcoming series of workshops will provide abundant opportunities for community involvement in the city's Comprehensive Plan revision process. Each workshop will focus on specific elements of the Plan as follows:

  • July 22 - Housing & Neighborhoods
  • July...
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Posted on: June 21, 2019

Online Survey Now Available in Spanish

As an additional means of gathering input from residents about their vision and values for the community, the city has prepared a Spanish version of the survey released last week. The survey complements a Spanish language kick-off meeting that was held on...

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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 Comprehensive Pl...

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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: August 22, 2019

Riverbottom Drive Construction

CITY OF MONTROSE TO BEGIN RECONSTRUCTION OF RIVERBOTTOM DRIVE

 

Contractors working for the City of Montrose will start reconstruction of Riverbottom Drive on Monday August 26, 2019.  This project will include a waterline extension, piping...

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Posted on: August 20, 2019

Roundabout Construction Update

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Roundabout continues to move forward with every concrete pour. Monday brought the final pour for the interior island. 

A second concrete crew has been brought in to assist with completing concrete placement as quickly as possible. The major work f...

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

Asphalt Patching Week of Aug 12th

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Beginnging Monday, August 12 contractors working for the City of Montrose will begin removing and replacing failed sections of asphalt pavement along Sunnyside Road between 6720 Road and 6800 Road. Lane shifts and temporary lane closures sho...

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

N 5th Construction

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With the completion of curb and gutter, asphalt paving is soon to follow. 

Completion of asphalt pavement is currently planned for this coming week just in time for the beginning of the school year at Northside Elementary. 

Final cleanup, ...

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

Roundabout Construction Update

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This week brought great progress with concrete prep and placement being the primary area of focus. With the completion of the splitter islands and the start of the center island, the roundabout is quickly coming to life with every additional concrete pour...

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

North 5th Street Construction

Construction has begun on N 5th between Townsend Avenue and Park Avenue. The project includes multiple aspects including waterline replacement, curb and gutter replacement, and asphalt replacement. 

The first phase currently underway includes the ...

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

Roundabout Construction Update

The City of Montrose is pleased to announce that the Miami-Hillcrest Roundabout Construction Project has reached a significant milestone: completion of all below-ground utilities. This utility work included the under-grounding of existing overhead power a...

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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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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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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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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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Posted on: September 5, 2018

Niagara Road Update, Westbound lane closed during final paving

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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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