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Posted on: March 25, 2019

Cerise Park Trails get much needed Improvements

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Montrose, CO — Sunset Mesa has been a recreation destination for the Montrose community for decades. This feature sits proudly above the Uncompahgre River and provides trails, vistas, and disc golf holes that are unparalleled in the region. Sunset Mesa an...

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

City Decides on Precautionary Closure of Montrose Dog Park

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The city will temporarily close the Montrose Dog Park on March 21 to allow city staff and animal control officers time to evaluate the condition of the park, given recent concerns about the possibility of canine diseases being transmitted there. The closu...

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Councilors Green-Light Miami Roundabout Construction

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City Councilors have awarded funds for work to begin in April on the Miami-Hillcrest Roundabout Project. Construction of the long-awaited project is designed to increase public safety and reduce traffic congestion along the Hillcrest Drive corridor.

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

PSCAC Dives Deep Into Police Operations

By William Woody

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: March 14, 2019

City Earns Certified Local Government Designation, $25K Grant

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Montrose, CO — Following years of dedicated work, the City of Montrose has earned the designation as a Certified Local Government or CLG, seen as a significant achievement with ongoing historic preservation efforts within the city. The City was also award...

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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: March 7, 2019

Ground Penetrating Radar Demo To Be Held at Cedar Creek Cemetery

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Montrose, CO — The public is invited to see a demonstration of the use of ground penetrating radar, or GPR, that will be used to assess burial plots at Cedar Creek Cemetery. 

The demonstration will take place on March 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m....

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

Sewer Line Work To Begin Monday

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Montrose, CO — Starting Monday, March 11, contractors working for the City of Montrose will begin replacing sanitary sewer lines and manholes at the corner of Rio Grande Avenue and East Oak Grove Road in support of the Lift Station Elimination pr...

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

Grow Healthy Food and Relationships at the Community Garden

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Montrose, CO — The community-based organic garden located at 2424 E. Niagara Road, is entering its sixth season and is open to any individual, group or family for participation, whether experienced in gardening or not. Applications to take part ...

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

City Crews Press the Accelerator on Pothole Repair Efforts

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Montrose, CO — City of Montrose streets crews are out this week actively repairing potholes on roadways around the city. Recent winter weather has created many new potholes and the public is encouraged to report them by calling the Public Works o...

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

WestCO Dispatch Thriving In New Center, Unseen Heroes Wanted

Montrose, CO — It’s no secret that emergency dispatchers have a tough job. When people dial 911, it is up to the men and women of WestCO Dispatch to connect those in distress with emergency services. Help arrives for those in need, som...

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

Mayor’s Message: Come See Montrose

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Montrose, CO — Sometimes the best way to promote Montrose is, well, to hit the open road hauling the message that everyone should come to the beautiful Uncompahgre Valley to enjoy its natural wonders and make new friends.

When Montrose City Councilor Roy A...

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

Applicants For DDA Board Sought

Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose is accepting applications for two vacant positions on the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Board of Directors.

Each appointed member of the DDA Board must reside, be a business lessee, or own real property within the...

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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: February 4, 2019

Councilors Considering Contract To Add Riverwood Subdivision To City Water Supply

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Montrose, CO — City Councilors are considering a proposal to supply municipal water to the Riverwood Subdivision to improve the quality of life of the subdivision’s residents after homeowners there deemed their existing private-well wa...

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Posted on: January 31, 2019

Public Safety Committee Begins Task Of Studying Police Department Operations

By William Woody

City of Montrose 

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 inaugural meeting...

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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 25, 2019

Portion of Miami Road To Close For Waterline Work

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Montrose, CO — Contractors working for the City of Montrose will be closing Miami Road to through traffic in the 6800 block starting Tuesday, January 29, to allow for the installation of a new 24-inch waterline. 

Miami Road will be open to local t...

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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...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

City Recognizes Employees for Outstanding Service

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Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose recently celebrated the great public service work done in 2018 at the city’s annual employee banquet held at the Montrose Pavilion. 

Each year senior city administration highlights the work a...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

New Riverbottom Restroom Facility Now Open

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Montrose, CO — New restrooms constructed in Riverbottom Park are now open for public use. A grand opening for the facility is planned for February 5 at 3 p.m.

New picnic tables, sunshades, patio lighting, and landscaping pieces will be installed a...

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

Sculptures Committee Asks Council For Help To Preserve Downtown Art

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Montrose, CO — Following a year-long local fundraising campaign that has collected over $130,000, members of the Save the Sculptures for Montrose Committee are seeking help from City Councilors to preserve two large bronze sculptures located in downtown.

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Posted on: December 28, 2018

Colorado Outdoors Plat Approved By Council

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Montrose, CO — Montrose City Councilors have approved the final plat of the Colorado Outdoors development, opening new investment opportunities for developers and businesses looking to expand in Montrose. 

With unanimous council approval...

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Posted on: December 28, 2018

Public Works Updates Snow and Ice Removal Plan

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Montrose, CO — A revised plan for snow and ice removal this winter outlines priorities for maintaining safe street conditions and details new efficiencies in coordinated operations with Montrose County. 

Snow and ice removal operations within the ...

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Posted on: December 21, 2018

Bell Receives ICMA Manager Accreditation

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Montrose, CO — Montrose City Manager Bill Bell recently received the International City/County Management Association’s (ICMA) Credentialed Manager, (ICMA-CM) designation for his civic leadership and continued efforts to raise the qual...

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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: December 14, 2018

Economic Study Breaks Down Regional Impacts

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Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose and the Colorado Flights Alliance recently commissioned a study of the regional economy to more fully understand and track the economic interrelations in the tri-county region of Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel...

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

City Receives GOCO Funds For Invasive Species Work

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Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose has once again been selected by the Colorado Youth Corps Association and Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) to receive three weeks of work from the Western Colorado Conservation Corps (WCCC) to assist with the city’s ongoin...

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Posted on: December 10, 2018

City Earns Funds For Restoration Strategy For Historic Jail

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Montrose, CO — The city has been awarded funds to take the first step toward preserving the original Montrose County Jail. The city's vision for the jail, a brief home to the infamous outlaw Butch Cassidy, is to preserve the interior of the building and r...

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Posted on: December 6, 2018

Montrose Police Fill Commander Positions

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Montrose, CO — The Montrose Police Department announced today the promotion of two officers from among its ranks to fill the commander positions left vacant following Commander Blaine Hall’s promotion to Police Chief and Commander Gene Lillard’s election ...

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

Montrose Post Office Renamed for Sergeant David Kinterknecht

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Montrose, CO — The Montrose Post Office could be known moving forward as the “Sergeant David Kinterknecht Post Office” in tribute to “a great police officer, sergeant, family man, and father.” 

Sgt. Kinterknecht, a Montrose Police Department offic...

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

City Earns 2018 Governor’s Healthy Community Award

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Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose has been awarded the 2018 Governor’s Healthy Community Award for its continued dedication to healthy living on a community-wide scale. 

City officials were honored Thursday at LiveWell’s Healthy Eating Active Li...

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Posted on: November 27, 2018

Council to Consider Vaping Ordinance Aimed at Protecting Area Youth

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Montrose, CO — Citing public health safety, City Councilors are considering a change to the Municipal Code that would prohibit the underage use of personal vaporizers in public, in an attempt to prevent area youth from becoming addicted to nicotine while ...

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Posted on: November 21, 2018

City Applies For Grant To Curb Black Market Marijuana Operations

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Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose has decided to pursue a grant with the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, DOLA, to help cover costs associated with the investigation and prosecution of black market marijuana production. 

City Councilors app...

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

City Receives Funds to Improve Cemetery Records, Knowledge

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Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose's State Historical Fund grant application for approximately $10,000 to conduct ground penetrating radar assessments at Cedar Creek Cemetery has been approved for funding. 

Ground penetrating radar (GPR) will be ...

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

Hillcrest Drive Extension Now Open To The Public

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Montrose, CO — For the past ten years, City Councilor Judy Ann Files has been working to extend Hillcrest Drive between Sunrise Drive and East Oak Grove to improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety. Now, her efforts and those of many others who have work...

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

New Playground Completed at Columbine Campus

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Montrose, CO — For the first time in the history of the Columbine Middle School campus, the school will have a playground. The new playground facility became a reality this year after the school was awarded a $110,000 grant from Great Outdoor Colorado’s (...

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

City of Montrose Partners With Montrose Urban Renewal Authority Group

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MONTROSE, CO – The City of Montrose, in partnership with the Montrose Urban Renewal Authority (MURA), announced last week the successful approval of an $800,000 loan from the City for permanent on-site improvements within the Colorado Outdoors Project, (C...

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

DelPiccolo To Serve As President Of State's Municipal Clerks Association

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Montrose, CO – City Clerk Lisa DelPiccolo has begun her term as president of the Colorado Municipal Clerks Association, (CMCA) after serving as vice president for that organization since October 2017. 

DelPiccolo was officially sworn in Oct. 18, f...

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

Seven Appointed to City’s New Historic Preservation Commission

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Montrose, CO – City Councilors welcomed seven members to the City’s new Historic Preservation Commission appointing them to three-year terms to study matters related to historic preservation efforts within the city. 

Montrose area residents Ian At...

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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: October 17, 2018

Councilors Ink Ordinance Allowing New Cable Television Service In Montrose

Montrose, CO – City Councilors approved a new ordinance to allow DMEA Utilities Services the ability to provide cable television service within the City of Montrose. 

DMEA Utilities Services, LLC (DMEAUS) is a locally owned subsidiary of Delta-Mon...

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Posted on: October 17, 2018

Council Approves Funds To Replace 6800 Road Waterline

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Montrose, CO – City Councilors voted to approve funds Tuesday to replace a waterline off 6800 Road with a new, larger line capable of supporting continued growth in the City. 

The total amount approved for the Waterline Replacement Project is $662...

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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 dedicated service to...

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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 Montrose. CD...

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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: 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 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 boundary can limi...

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