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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Community Invited to Holiday Celebrations

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Montrose, CO — As the holiday season approaches, City of Montrose staff is double-checking a robust list of activities as preparations continue on a wide variety of upcoming community-related celebrations. 

The holiday season begins with the annua...

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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 22, 2019

City Earns Opportunity Zone Marketing Grant

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Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose has been selected to receive $10,000 from the Colorado Department of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) to market the “Montrose, CO Opportunity Zone Prospectus: Invitation to Invest...

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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: October 3, 2019

Potato Growers Building Granted Historic Property Designation

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Montrose, CO — The City Council voted unanimously to designate the century-old; Potato Growers Association building located at 39 West Main Street as a historic property. The building is now the second historic structure to be added to the city&...

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Posted on: September 25, 2019

City Awarded Additional Grant Money For River Restoration Project

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Montrose, CO — Earlier this month the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) approved the City of Montrose’s grant request of $60,000 from the State Basin Fund and $40,000 from the Gunnison Basin Roundtable through the Water Supply Reserve Fund at their...

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Posted on: September 19, 2019

City Hall Added to City's Historic Register

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Montrose, CO — As a fitting inauguration of the City of Montrose's Historic Register of Historic Places, City Councilors Tuesday approved the designation of the Montrose City Hall, located at 433 South First Street, as a historic property. It is...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

City of Montrose Opens Roundabout at Miami and Hillcrest

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Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose is pleased to announce the opening of the new roundabout at the intersection of Miami Road and Hillcrest Drive. In addition to the new roundabout, contractors have also completed an asphalt overlay of Hillcres...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

City Staff Meet with White House Officials Regarding Opportunity Zones

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Denver, CO — In it’s continuing efforts to stay at the forefront of Opportunity Zone initiatives in Colorado, the City of Montrose sent its director of business innovation and tourism, Chelsea Rosty to an exclusive meeting with White H...

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

Councilors Approve Language For Fall Police Ballot Measure

Montrose, CO — By unanimous vote, Montrose City Councilors have approved ballot language for this fall's Public Safety Sales Tax, PSST, increase to fund Montrose Police Department's ability to hire additional officers and to construct a new poli...

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

Crosswalk Improvements Funded for Main and Uncompahgre Intersection

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Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose has been selected by LiveWell Colorado to receive $5,000 for crosswalk improvements at the intersection of Main Street and Uncompahgre Avenue. The city applied for LiveWell’s HEAL (Healthy Eating Active Living) Cities a...

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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: 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. 

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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: 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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