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Posted on: April 7, 2020

City of Montrose Announces 2020 Election Results

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Montrose, CO — Registered city voters returned thousands of ballots to decide representation to the next Montrose City Council as the 2020 municipal election concludes with one new member elected to the council. 

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Amid COVID Crisis, Files Says Goodbye

Montrose, CO — After eight years of public service on the Montrose City Council, including two terms as mayor, Judy Ann Files voiced a heartfelt goodbye to the community during Tuesday’s City Council meeting. 

Files, who is ter...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

BLOG: CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING: Tuesday, March 31

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met online for their regular meeting Tuesday, March 31, to approve a small business relief program and take the first step in financing the construction of the new Police Department headquarters. Councilors Roy And...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

City Implements Tax Relief, Loan Program to Aid Small Businesses

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Montrose, CO — With a sense of urgency, City Councilors have approved a number of initiatives to aid small businesses that have been forced to close or have suffered substantial economic hardship as a result of COVID-19. The measures were approv...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

BLOG: CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING: Monday, March 30

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met online for a virtual work session Monday morning, March 30, to get an update on city operations. Councilors Roy Anderson, Dave Bowman, Barbara Bynum, Judy Ann Files, and Doug Glaspell met for about one hour, 36...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

City Moves to Tier 4 Response, Closes Offices to Public and Moves to Virtual Services

Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose has escalated its response to the COVID-19 pandemic to Tier 4 effective immediately. This is a proactive measure to slow the potential spread, impacts, and damage of COVID-19. 

 

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Montrose County School District Begins Student Meals and Student Meal Delivery

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Montrose, CO — Starting Wednesday, March 18, Montrose County School District Food and Nutrition Services began providing free bagged meals (breakfast and lunch) for pickup to all school-age students. Meals will continue to be offered free-of-cha...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Blog: CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING: Tuesday, March 17

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for their regular meeting Tuesday evening, March 17, to discuss a number of issues, ordinances and city projects. Councilors Roy Anderson, Dave Bowman, Barbara Bynum, Judy Ann Files, and Doug Glaspell met for a...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

April 7 Municipal Election To Proceed As Scheduled

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Montrose, CO — The April 7 municipal election to decide three seats on the City Council will proceed as scheduled, according to Montrose City Clerk Lisa DelPiccolo.

Ballots were mailed to all registered voters within the city limits on Monday, Ma...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

City of Montrose Declares Emergency and Takes Preventive Measures to Mitigate COVID-19 Spread

Montrose, CO — The Montrose city manager has implemented a Declaration of Local Disaster Emergency effective immediately. This is a proactive measure to slow the potential spread, impacts, and damage of COVID-19 and will assist the City of Montr...

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Posted on: March 14, 2020

Blog: CITY COUNCIL EMERGENCY WORK SESSION: Saturday, March 14

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City Manager To Declare Emergency Monday Afternoon

Montrose, CO — City Councilors convened Saturday afternoon for an emergency work session to hear from senior staff about implementing further preventive measures in response to the emerging COVID...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

Blog: CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING: Tuesday March 3

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Montrose, CO — City Councilors met Tuesday evening, March 3, to discuss a number of issues, ordinances and city projects during the council’s regular meeting. Councilors Roy Anderson, Dave Bowman, Barbara Bynum, Judy Ann Files, and Dou...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

Blog: CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION SUMMARY: Monday, March 2

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Montrose, CO — City Councilors met Tuesday morning March 2, to discuss information about a number of upcoming city projects during the council’s work session. The following is a summary of the primary topics discussed during the meetin...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Grants Boost Community Development, City Partnerships

Montrose, CO — With its philosophy of making the most effective use of local tax dollars, the City of Montrose continues to leverage millions in grant funding to strengthen collaboration between local governments, nonprofit organizations, and bu...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Blog: CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING: Tuesday February 18

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Montrose, CO – City Councilors held their second regular meeting of the month Tuesday evening in City Council Chambers. In just under one hour the council approved a number of resolutions and ordinances heard three financial reports. In attendan...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Blog: CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION: Tuesday February 18

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Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for about two hours Tuesday morning to hear and consider a number of upcoming projects around the city during the council’s Work Session. The Work Session was held Tuesday due to the Presidents Day ho...

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Posted on: February 12, 2020

Geyser Technologies Relocates Headquarters, Manufacturing to Montrose, Colorado

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Montrose, CO — Geyser Technologies announced its relocation to Montrose, Colorado, from Austin, Texas immediately following approval of an agreement signifying its partnership with the City of Montrose. 

Geyser Technologies designs and m...

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Posted on: February 7, 2020

General Municipal Election Ballot Language Finalized

Montrose, CO — A long list of candidates for City Council has met the requirements to appear on the ballot for the upcoming 2020 General Municipal Election, according to City Clerk Lisa DelPiccolo. 

The election, scheduled for T...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Housing, Hotel Approved For Montrose

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Montrose, CO — Development agreements for a new hotel and a multi-family housing project were given the green light this week by the Montrose Urban Renewal Authority (MURA) and Montrose City Council. Both projects are set to begin later this yea...

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Posted on: February 7, 2020

Residents of Tortilla Flats Voice Concerns to Councilors

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Montrose, CO — Residents of the Tortilla Flats neighborhood who participated in a months-long photography project to document daily life in their community voiced concerns to City Councilors this week with a goal of improving public safety and a...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Bridge Replacement Project to Begin February 10

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Montrose, CO — Starting on Monday February 10, contractors working for the City of Montrose will begin replacing the existing bridge deck over Cedar Creek on 6530 Road, just north of the San Juan bypass. 

Construction will include replac...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

City Cuts Contamination Rate In Recycling Program

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Montrose, CO — A recent audit of the City of Montrose’s recycling program highlighted a significant reduction in the level of contamination in materials collected under the city’s curbside recycling program. This reduction sa...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Council Work Sessions To Be Broadcast Live, Archived Online

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Montrose, CO — In an effort to be more transparent and to inform residents about issues the City Council considers, the City of Montrose will begin broadcasting and archiving the council’s work sessions moving forward. 

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

City Updates Code Related to Modular Construction

Montrose, CO — City Councilors voted unanimously to modernize the city’s official code as it relates to modular and manufactured housing. Ordinance 2493, passed Tuesday, updates the definition of manufactured housing and allows for gre...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

New Connect Initiative Recreation Trail and Underpasses Open To The Public

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Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose is pleased to announce that mainline portions of the new Connect Initiative Recreation Trail are complete, and both reaches of the trail are open to the public. 

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

U.S. Attorney, DEA, Montrose County Sheriff, Montrose Police Announce Major Drug Enforcement Action

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Montrose, CO — Following a year-long investigation, thirteen Montrose residents were indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver and charged with the drug distribution...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

City Forms Quick Response Team Following Factory’s Notice to Close

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Montrose, CO — In response to the announcement regarding Russell Stover’s intent to close their Montrose factory in 2021, the City of Montrose created a Quick Response Team to address the impact on the Montrose community. 

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Posted on: January 7, 2020

New Flashing Crosswalk Completed at Uncompahgre Avenue and Main Street

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Montrose, CO — Contractors working for the City of Montrose recently completed crosswalk improvements at the intersection of Uncompahgre Avenue and Main Street in historic downtown Montrose. 

The crosswalk project included the installatio...

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Posted on: January 7, 2020

Please Make Sure to Have Trash and Recycling Cans Out For Pickup

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Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose Public Works department is reminding its trash and recycling customers to please make sure to have trash and recycling collection cans out and ready for pickup by 6 a.m. on their scheduled collection days. 

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Posted on: January 1, 2020

Waterline Improvements Along Miami Road to Begin January 6

Beginning Monday, January 6, 2020, the City of Montrose will close Miami Road between US Highway 50 and 6800 Road to install a new 24-inch waterline. The closure is expected to continue into April 2020.  

The city will establish a detour route and...

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Posted on: December 13, 2019

Montrose, Colorado Recognized as a Leading Opportunity Zone Community

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Montrose, CO — With the goal of growing more innovative economic development and creating new business markets, the City of Montrose continues to be at the forefront of implementing Opportunity Zone policy on the Western Slope. The city was reco...

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Bell Appointed to ICMA's Governmental Affairs & Policy Committee

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Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose has earned representation on the International City/County Management Association's Governmental Affairs & Policy Committee with City Manager Bill Bell's appointment to the committee last month. 

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

GOCO Connect Trail Project On Track To Open in 2019, Grand Opening Set for Spring 2020

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Montrose, CO — Contractors working for the City of Montrose are on track to complete the construction of the GOCO Connect Initiative recreation trail by the end of 2019. Once completed, the trail will be open to the public and a grand opening ce...

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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 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 re...

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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: March 15, 2019

PSCAC Dives Deep Into Police Operations

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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 &mdas...

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Posted on: January 31, 2019

Public Safety Committee Begins Task Of Studying Police Department Operations

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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 inaugur...

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Posted on: December 21, 2018

Councilors Appoint 17 To Public Safety Committee

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Montrose, CO — By unanimous vote, Montrose City Councilors have appointed 17 members of the community to serve on the new Public Safety Citizen Advisory Committee (PSCAC) to study law enforcement operations in the city. 

Councilors appoi...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

City Compiles Public Input Received via Interactive Map and Workshops

Montrose residents provided a wide variety of ideas and comments via workshops and an online interactive map throughout the summer and fall, providing valuable feedback about what's working and what's needed for the future growth and development of Montro...

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Comprehensive Plan Updates
Posted on: September 30, 2019

Survey Results Provide Insights to Future Vision, Goals, and Recommendations

The goal of the city's Community Kick-Off Meetings, the first public events for the Envision 2040 Montrose Comprehensive Plan process, was to gather input on community vision and values. After the meetings, an online survey was created to provide addition...

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

City Releases Draft of Existing Conditions Report

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The Existing Conditions Report is one of the core elements in developing the City of Montrose Comprehensive Plan. It is part of the Phase 1, "Initial Assesment" portion of the Comprehensive Plan process and provides the background and baseline d...

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Posted on: October 15, 2019

Public Invited to Submit Comments via Interactive Map by October 31

Montrose residents who were unable to attend the Comprehensive Plan workshops are encouraged to submit their ideas and comments via an online interactive map. Denizens who have attended are also invited to submit additional feedback using the map. Input v...

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

Mark Your Calendars for the Downtown Workshop on October 8

Have ideas for planning the future of the downtown business district? Then we have the perfect workshop for you!

The next community outreach event in the Comprehensive Plan development process will focus on the Downtown Business District and developing a v...

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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: 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: 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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News Flash

Posted on: April 1, 2020

BLOG: CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING: Tuesday, March 31

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met online for their regular meeting Tuesday, March 31, to approve a small business relief program and take the first step in financing the construction of the new Police Department headquarters. Councilors Roy And...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

BLOG: CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION: Monday, March 30

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met online for a virtual work session Monday morning, March 30, to get an update on city operations. Councilors Roy Anderson, Dave Bowman, Barbara Bynum, Judy Ann Files, and Doug Glaspell met for about one hour, 36...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

City Moves to Tier 4 Response, Closes Offices to Public and Moves to Virtual Services

Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose has escalated its response to the COVID-19 pandemic to Tier 4 effective immediately. This is a proactive measure to slow the potential spread, impacts, and damage of COVID-19. 

According to Montrose Co...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

City Council To Hold Special Virtual City Council Meeting

Montrose, CO — The Montrose City Council will hold a special virtual meeting Tuesday evening, March 24, 2020, at 6 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 emergency, this meeting will be held virtually and can be accessed at the following link: https://zoom.us...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Montrose County School District Begins Student Meals and Student Meal Delivery

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Montrose, CO — Starting Wednesday, March 18, Montrose County School District Food and Nutrition Services began providing free bagged meals (breakfast and lunch) for pickup to all school-age students. Meals will continue to be offered free-of-cha...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

BLOG: City Shifting Operations, Focus Amid COVID Concern: Tuesday, March 17

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Montrose, CO — After issuing a Declaration of Local Disaster Emergency Monday afternoon, the City of Montrose is continuing to adjust operations to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19, while continuing to provide essential city services and help lo...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

March 17 Council Meeting Open to Virtual Public Access/Comment

Montrose, CO — The City Council will hold their regular meeting tonight, March 17, at 6 p.m., however, due to the threat of COVID-19, Council Chambers has been closed to public access. Virtual public attendance and participation in this meeting ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

City of Montrose Declares Emergency to Mitigate COVID-19 Spread and Impacts

Montrose, CO — The Montrose city manager has implemented a Declaration of Local Disaster Emergency effective immediately. This is a proactive measure to slow the potential spread, impacts, and damage of COVID-19 and will assist the City of Montr...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

BLOG: City Staff Prepare for emergency declaration: Sunday, March 15

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Montrose, CO — Senior city staff and department heads met for hours Sunday to prepare the city for an emergency declaration to implement further preventive measures in response to the emerging COVID-19 threat. 

The city will begin emerge...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 16, 2020

BLOG: City Council Holds Emergency Work Session Regarding COVID-19 Response

City Councilors convened Saturday afternoon, March 14, for an emergency work session to hear from senior staff about implementing further preventive measures in response to the emerging COVID-19 threat. This includes the activation of emergency operations...

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News Flash

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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News Flash

Posted on: March 31, 2020

Riverbottom Drive Progress Update

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With mainline sections of sidewalk and curbing complete, the project is now focusing on tieing the mainline sections together at entrances and driveways. 

Access to Riverbottom Park remains detoured to Apollo Drive.  As a reminder, &n...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Riverbottom Drive Reconstruction Progress Update

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With underground infrastructure, roadway excavation and backfill now complete, the project is currently focusing on concrete installation. Significant progress has been made this week. Mainline sections of both sidewalk and curbing have been completed. Th...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

6530 Road Bridge Deck Replacement Progress Update

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This past week the reinforced concrete bridge deck was poured. This was a major milestone for the project. Some major elements that remain include; painting existing bridge girders, bridge rail instillation, pouring sidewalk and approaches, sidewalk fence...

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

6530 Road Bridge Deck Replacement

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Starting on Monday, February 10, contractors working for the City of Montrose will begin construction to replace an existing bridge deck over Cedar Creek on 6530 Road, just north of the San Juan bypass. Construction will include the replacement of an agin...

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Posted on: January 1, 2020

Waterline Improvements Along Miami Road to Begin January 6

Beginning Monday, January 6, 2020, the City of Montrose will close Miami Road between US Highway 50 and 6800 Road to install a new 24-inch waterline.  The closure is expected to continue into April 2020.  

The city will establish a detour...

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Posted on: November 19, 2019

Rio Grande Closure

Beginning Tuesday, November 19th, contractors working for the City of Montrose will begin installing a new storm drain under Rio Grande Avenue at Riverbottom Drive. Rio Grande will be closed to all through traffic at Riverbottom Drive for the duration of ...

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

Ogden Road Sewer Line

Beginning Wednesday, November 6, contractors working for the City of Montrose will begin installing a new sewer main line along Ogden Road, west of Townsend Avenue. During the initial phase of construction, the current trailhead access located at the west...

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

Otter Road Update

Otter Road patching and road widening was able to be completed during the last weather window. Due to weather restrictions, final overlay has been postponed. City staff will continue to monitor the weather. If a window presents itself the City will work w...

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Posted on: October 24, 2019

Otter Road

Beginning Thursday, October 24th, contractors working for the City of Montrose will begin resurfacing Otter Road between Townsend Avenue and Woodgate Road. Otter Road will be closed to all through traffic throughout construction. Access for resid...

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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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