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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: September 18, 2018

Council Approves Bid To Rehabilitate Historic Depot Roof

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Montrose, CO – The replacement of the roof to the historic Denver and Rio Grande Depot is scheduled to being early next year after councilors Tuesday awarded funds to the Peak View Roofing company to complete the work.

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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. 

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Posted on: September 18, 2018

Public Invited to Attend Budget Open House

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Montrose, CO – The public will have an opportunity to receive information and provide feedback regarding the city’s 2019 budget at an open house on Monday, October 1, in the City Council Chambers located at 107 S. Cascade Ave. The even...

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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 11, 2018

Old Riverbottom Restrooms To Close For Replacement

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Montrose, CO – Construction has begun this week on the new restroom facility in Riverbottom Park. On Wednesday, Sept. 12, the city will install temporary portable restrooms for visitors to the park to use during this construction. 

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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...

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

City of Montrose’s Historic Preservation Commission Accepting Applications

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Montrose, CO – The City of Montrose is accepting applications from citizens interested in serving on the city’s Historic Preservation Commission. Currently, vacancies exist for seven commissioners with terms expiring at varying dates. 

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

Council Approves Lease of Brown Center To House Farm Workers/Homeless

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Montrose, CO – City Councilors voted unanimously last week to lease the Brown Center facility to house farm workers during the agricultural season and provide emergency shelter to homeless people during the winter months. 

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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 n...

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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 organiza...

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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 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: 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...

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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 b...

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Posted on: August 22, 2018

Final Budget Approved For Riverbottom Restroom Facility

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Montrose, CO – Councilors amended the expenditure for the new Riverbottom Park restroom facility Tuesday, adjusting the project’s total by $99,496 to address floodplain issues from the nearby Uncompahgre River.Site preparation for the new Riverbottom Park...

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Posted on: August 21, 2018

Survey Insights: Economy Rebounds From Recession, Residents Seek Goods Outside Montrose

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Montrose, CO – Over 2,000 Montrose area residents gave critical feedback in the city’s Montrose Lifestyle Enhancement Survey this summer, a large increase over a similar survey conducted in 2009. Among the most notable trends in the su...

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Posted on: August 21, 2018

Council Looking to Create Committee to Study Public Safety Needs

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Montrose, CO – The creation of an advisory board tasked with exploring the implementation of a possible public safety tax in Montrose is under consideration by the City Council. The vision of the voluntary board and the composition of its community member...

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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 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: 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 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: 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 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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