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Posted on: March 30, 2020

BLOG: CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING: Monday, March 30

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met online for a virtual work session Monday morning, March 30, to get an update on city operations. Councilors Roy Anderson, Dave Bowman, Barbara Bynum, Judy Ann Files, and Doug Glaspell met for about one hour, 36...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

City Moves to Tier 4 Response, Closes Offices to Public and Moves to Virtual Services

Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose has escalated its response to the COVID-19 pandemic to Tier 4 effective immediately. This is a proactive measure to slow the potential spread, impacts, and damage of COVID-19. 

 

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Montrose County School District Begins Student Meals and Student Meal Delivery

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Montrose, CO — Starting Wednesday, March 18, Montrose County School District Food and Nutrition Services began providing free bagged meals (breakfast and lunch) for pickup to all school-age students. Meals will continue to be offered free-of-cha...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Blog: CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING: Tuesday, March 17

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for their regular meeting Tuesday evening, March 17, to discuss a number of issues, ordinances and city projects. Councilors Roy Anderson, Dave Bowman, Barbara Bynum, Judy Ann Files, and Doug Glaspell met for a...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

April 7 Municipal Election To Proceed As Scheduled

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Montrose, CO — The April 7 municipal election to decide three seats on the City Council will proceed as scheduled, according to Montrose City Clerk Lisa DelPiccolo.

Ballots were mailed to all registered voters within the city limits on Monday, Ma...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

City of Montrose Declares Emergency and Takes Preventive Measures to Mitigate COVID-19 Spread

Montrose, CO — The Montrose city manager has implemented a Declaration of Local Disaster Emergency effective immediately. This is a proactive measure to slow the potential spread, impacts, and damage of COVID-19 and will assist the City of Montr...

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Posted on: March 14, 2020

Blog: CITY COUNCIL EMERGENCY WORK SESSION: Saturday, March 14

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City Manager To Declare Emergency Monday Afternoon

Montrose, CO — City Councilors convened Saturday afternoon for an emergency work session to hear from senior staff about implementing further preventive measures in response to the emerging COVID...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

Blog: CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING: Tuesday March 3

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Montrose, CO — City Councilors met Tuesday evening, March 3, to discuss a number of issues, ordinances and city projects during the council’s regular meeting. Councilors Roy Anderson, Dave Bowman, Barbara Bynum, Judy Ann Files, and Dou...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

Blog: CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION SUMMARY: Monday, March 2

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Montrose, CO — City Councilors met Tuesday morning March 2, to discuss information about a number of upcoming city projects during the council’s work session. The following is a summary of the primary topics discussed during the meetin...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Grants Boost Community Development, City Partnerships

Montrose, CO — With its philosophy of making the most effective use of local tax dollars, the City of Montrose continues to leverage millions in grant funding to strengthen collaboration between local governments, nonprofit organizations, and bu...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Blog: CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING: Tuesday February 18

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Montrose, CO – City Councilors held their second regular meeting of the month Tuesday evening in City Council Chambers. In just under one hour the council approved a number of resolutions and ordinances heard three financial reports. In attendan...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Blog: CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION: Tuesday February 18

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Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for about two hours Tuesday morning to hear and consider a number of upcoming projects around the city during the council’s Work Session. The Work Session was held Tuesday due to the Presidents Day ho...

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Posted on: February 12, 2020

Geyser Technologies Relocates Headquarters, Manufacturing to Montrose, Colorado

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Montrose, CO — Geyser Technologies announced its relocation to Montrose, Colorado, from Austin, Texas immediately following approval of an agreement signifying its partnership with the City of Montrose. 

Geyser Technologies designs and m...

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Posted on: February 7, 2020

General Municipal Election Ballot Language Finalized

Montrose, CO — A long list of candidates for City Council has met the requirements to appear on the ballot for the upcoming 2020 General Municipal Election, according to City Clerk Lisa DelPiccolo. 

The election, scheduled for T...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Housing, Hotel Approved For Montrose

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Montrose, CO — Development agreements for a new hotel and a multi-family housing project were given the green light this week by the Montrose Urban Renewal Authority (MURA) and Montrose City Council. Both projects are set to begin later this yea...

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Posted on: February 7, 2020

Residents of Tortilla Flats Voice Concerns to Councilors

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Montrose, CO — Residents of the Tortilla Flats neighborhood who participated in a months-long photography project to document daily life in their community voiced concerns to City Councilors this week with a goal of improving public safety and a...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Bridge Replacement Project to Begin February 10

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Montrose, CO — Starting on Monday February 10, contractors working for the City of Montrose will begin replacing the existing bridge deck over Cedar Creek on 6530 Road, just north of the San Juan bypass. 

Construction will include replac...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

City Cuts Contamination Rate In Recycling Program

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Montrose, CO — A recent audit of the City of Montrose’s recycling program highlighted a significant reduction in the level of contamination in materials collected under the city’s curbside recycling program. This reduction sa...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Council Work Sessions To Be Broadcast Live, Archived Online

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Montrose, CO — In an effort to be more transparent and to inform residents about issues the City Council considers, the City of Montrose will begin broadcasting and archiving the council’s work sessions moving forward. 

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

City Updates Code Related to Modular Construction

Montrose, CO — City Councilors voted unanimously to modernize the city’s official code as it relates to modular and manufactured housing. Ordinance 2493, passed Tuesday, updates the definition of manufactured housing and allows for gre...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

New Connect Initiative Recreation Trail and Underpasses Open To The Public

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Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose is pleased to announce that mainline portions of the new Connect Initiative Recreation Trail are complete, and both reaches of the trail are open to the public. 

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

U.S. Attorney, DEA, Montrose County Sheriff, Montrose Police Announce Major Drug Enforcement Action

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Montrose, CO — Following a year-long investigation, thirteen Montrose residents were indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver and charged with the drug distribution...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

City Forms Quick Response Team Following Factory’s Notice to Close

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Montrose, CO — In response to the announcement regarding Russell Stover’s intent to close their Montrose factory in 2021, the City of Montrose created a Quick Response Team to address the impact on the Montrose community. 

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Posted on: January 7, 2020

New Flashing Crosswalk Completed at Uncompahgre Avenue and Main Street

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Montrose, CO — Contractors working for the City of Montrose recently completed crosswalk improvements at the intersection of Uncompahgre Avenue and Main Street in historic downtown Montrose. 

The crosswalk project included the installatio...

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Posted on: January 7, 2020

Please Make Sure to Have Trash and Recycling Cans Out For Pickup

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Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose Public Works department is reminding its trash and recycling customers to please make sure to have trash and recycling collection cans out and ready for pickup by 6 a.m. on their scheduled collection days. 

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Posted on: January 1, 2020

Waterline Improvements Along Miami Road to Begin January 6

Beginning Monday, January 6, 2020, the City of Montrose will close Miami Road between US Highway 50 and 6800 Road to install a new 24-inch waterline. The closure is expected to continue into April 2020.  

The city will establish a detour route and...

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Posted on: December 13, 2019

Montrose, Colorado Recognized as a Leading Opportunity Zone Community

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Montrose, CO — With the goal of growing more innovative economic development and creating new business markets, the City of Montrose continues to be at the forefront of implementing Opportunity Zone policy on the Western Slope. The city was reco...

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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 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: 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: 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 4, 2019

Public Safety Committee Delivers Report To Councilors

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Montrose, CO — Members of the Public Safety Citizen Advisory Committee (PSCAC) presented its final report regarding staffing and funding recommendations for the future of the Montrose Police Department to the City Council Tuesday evening. The re...

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

PSCAC Concludes Work, Will Present Report On June 4

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Montrose, CO — Members of the Public Safety Citizen Advisory Committee (PSCAC) have approved their final report regarding staffing and funding recommendations for the future of the Montrose Police Department and have chosen to deliver their anal...

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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: January 31, 2019

Public Safety Committee Begins Task Of Studying Police Department Operations

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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 inaugur...

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Posted on: December 21, 2018

Councilors Appoint 17 To Public Safety Committee

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Montrose, CO — By unanimous vote, Montrose City Councilors have appointed 17 members of the community to serve on the new Public Safety Citizen Advisory Committee (PSCAC) to study law enforcement operations in the city. 

Councilors appoi...

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