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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 Montros...

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

Updated Restroom Facility Design Addresses Floodplain Changes

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Montrose, CO – Site preparation for the new Riverbottom Park restroom facility is scheduled to begin later this month as designs for the new building are being finalized.  Construction of the new facility should be completed by the end of the yea...

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Posted on: August 6, 2018

Council Considering DDA Board Replacements

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Montrose, CO – City Councilors Monday interviewed three candidates for two openings on the Downtown Development Authority board.Michelle Klippert, Brenton Martinez, and Sarah Curtis were interviewed during Monday's City Council work session. Councilors wi...

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Posted on: August 2, 2018

City Hosts Youth Summit This Week

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Montrose, CO – The city is hosting the 2018 Colorado Preserve America Youth Summit this week as youth leaders from across Colorado tour the area to share ideas on historic preservation, sustainability and connecting people with historic places.

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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, loca...

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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...

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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 wo...

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Posted on: July 17, 2018

City Receives Over 100 Applicants for Assistant City Manager Position

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Montrose, CO — As part of a professional panel interview process, members of the City’s administrative team, as well as City Council representatives, will begin interviewing seven finalists for the Assistant City Manager position after...

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Posted on: July 10, 2018

City and Rec District to Host Open House for Recreation Trail Project

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Montrose, CO – The public is invited to offer input on final designs for expanding the city's recreation trail system during an open house scheduled for July 18.In October of 2017, the City of Montrose, in cooperation with the Montrose Recreatio...

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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 allo...

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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 surv...

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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. Reside...

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Posted on: July 3, 2018

Councilors Seek More Public Involvement to Fund Police Department

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Montrose, CO – A shooting on North Mesa Avenue, multiple DUI arrests, drunken fistfights and a stolen handgun kept police officers struggling to keep up last Friday night. City councilors heard these reports during their work session Monday morn...

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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...

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Posted on: June 18, 2018

Sale and use of fireworks temporarily prohibited due to fire danger

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Montrose, CO – Citing critical fire danger and public safety city councilors voted unanimously Monday to temporarily ban both the sale and use of fireworks within the city limits. The ban takes effect immediately.The ban is temporary while drought and the...

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Posted on: June 13, 2018

Assistant City Manager Rob Joseph Chooses To Focus on Family

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Montrose, CO – Rob Joseph, who joined the City of Montrose as an intern through the Colorado Department of Local Affairs’ Best and Brightest Program in January 2012, has decided to take time away from the City effective June 28, 2018. ...

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Posted on: June 13, 2018

Local housing development breaks ground for construction

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Montrose, CO – Local contractors have broken ground on a new 50-unit affordable housing development for independent-living seniors to be constructed immediately south of Odelle Road and east of Woodgate Road. 

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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 7, 2018

Highlights from the Tuesday, June 5, City Council Meeting

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Montrose, CO –  Highlights from the June 5, city council meeting held in the chambers located at 107 South Cascade Avenue. 

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City inks IGA with Main Street Montrose LLC to make improvements to the Vine building

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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: June 4, 2018

City of Montrose To Implement Traffic Calming Pilot Program

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Montrose, CO – There are residential streets throughout the city that double as thoroughfares and shortcuts that some motorists use and speed through on a regular basis. City engineers have been studying these areas and have created a new pilot program th...

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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: May 15, 2018

City of Montrose, Montrose County invest in CMU scholarship fund

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Montrose, CO – Montrose is a wonderful place to live, work, play, and best of all, pursue higher education for any 2018 high school graduates looking for great educational opportunities here at home. The City of Montrose, Montrose County and Colorado Mesa...

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

Rainbow Trout Restoration in the Black Canyon Spawns National Media Interest

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Montrose, CO – A news crew from CBS This Morning spent nearly two days earlier this week documenting the local fishing industry and highlighting efforts to restore native rainbow trout in the Black Canyon. Their piece is set to air later this mo...

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Posted on: May 1, 2018

Montrose Student Wins Statewide Earth Day Coloring Contest

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Montrose, CO – For the first time ever, a Montrose student has won the statewide Earth Day Coloring Contest. Avila Lanford, a 3rd Grade student at Pomona Elementary, was honored by the Montrose City Council Tuesday evening for winning t...

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

CDOT Safety Open House Draws Large Turnout

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Montrose, CO – Local residents concerned for safety along U.S. Highway 550 south of Montrose turned out in great numbers last Thursday evening, April 19, to directly voice their concerns to Colorado Department of Transportation representatives i...

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