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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 buil...

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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...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

Councilors, Staff Working To Finalize Public Safety Committee

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Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose has received applications from 20 residents seeking to serve on the Public Safety Citizen Advisory Committee to begin work next year identifying critical needs of the Montrose Police Department. The City Counc...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

No-Shave November Ends With Hundreds Donated To Cancer Research

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Montrose, CO – Montrose Police Department officers participating in No Shave November are now free to bust their beards with razors as the fundraiser for cancer research has concluded. 

No Shave November officially ended last week, raisi...

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

Housing Survey Seeking Data, Satisfaction with Housing in Montrose

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Montrose, CO – Residents living both within or outside the City of Montrose have an opportunity to deliver critical feedback on the current state of housing in the area through the city’s housing survey. 

The City of Montrose's...

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Posted on: December 1, 2018

Hundreds Line Main Street For Annual Parade of Lights

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Hundreds of spectators donned in winter coats, gloves, and hats, sipped hot chocolate and warmed themselves with holiday spirit during the 2018 Parade of Lights Saturday evening on historic Main Street. 

Over 60 floats participated in this year's ...

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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.” 

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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 29, 2018

Police Ask Residents For Help In Reducing Theft During Holiday Season

Montrose, CO — The Montrose Police Department is asking residents to be proactive in preventing thefts this holiday season by locking vehicles and homes and securing holiday package deliveries on doorsteps. 

During the holiday season the number of...

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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 nicot...

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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. 

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

Application Deadline for Public Safety Committee Extended

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Montrose, CO – Due to the retirement of Montrose Police Chief Tom Chinn and subsequent appointment of Commander Blaine Hall as the new chief, the application deadline for the Public Safety Citizen Advisory Committee, (PSCAC), has been extended.

As of Monda...

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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 Co...

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Posted on: October 29, 2018

City Offering Leaf Bags For Sale Ahead of Cleanup

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Montrose, CO – The City of Montrose has begun selling bundles of leaf bags for the city's annual fall leaf cleanup. 

The bundles, which contain four leaf bags each, are available for purchase at City Hall located at 433 South First Street. Each bu...

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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 P...

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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 ...

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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 19, 2018

Councilors Approve Resolution Supporting 7A

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Montrose, CO – City Councilors Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution publicly voicing their support of the Montrose Fire Protection District (MFPD) Ballot Issue 7A this November. 

"Passage of Ballot Issue 7A will permit the Mont...

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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-acre...

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Posted on: October 18, 2018

Council Opposes Amendment 74, States The Amendment Too Costly For Taxpayers

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Montrose, CO – The City Council officially announced its opposition to Amendment 74 Tuesday stating the proposed change to the Colorado state constitution will drastically limit state and local government services with a high cost to taxpayers.&...

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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 Proje...

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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 ...

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Residents Urge Councilors To Show Support For Local Firefighters

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Montrose, CO – Citing public safety and the need to prevent the closure of a local fire station, a pair of local residents urged city councilors to pledge the city’s support for local firefighters as the Montrose Fire Protection District seeks additional ...

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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 Mo...

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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: 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. Morgenth...

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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 Montrose County i...

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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 survey to iden...

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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 businesses ...

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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 working hour...

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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 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. 

Staff recommended a $174,839 contract to the Farnsworth Group for design work for the city's Sun...

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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 organizations has ...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Police Commander Returns to Duty After FBI’s National Academy Training

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Montrose, CO – Implementing the latest in law enforcement practices and public safety techniques, and building an even stronger relationship between the Montrose Police Department and the citizens it serves, is the core focus of Police Commander...

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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. 

Staff recommended a $174,839 contract to the Farnsworth Group for design work for the city's Sun...

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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 many outd...

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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 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: 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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