Colorado Gives Day
Posted by <> on 12/2/2016 10:49:00 AM.
Colorado Gives day is December 6th. It's a statewide internet philanthropic drive and you can donate to your preferred local organization. including the Montrose Community foundation.

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Teacher Shortage
Posted by <> on 12/2/2016 10:48:00 AM.
Colorado needs more teachers. The state released the "2016 Legislative Educator Preparation Report" yesterday. The report states the number of students graduating from teacher preparation programs at Colorado universities declined by over two-percent during the 2015-2016 academic year. The report also says the number of teachers and school administrators joining the workforce has dropped by nearly 25-percent since 2010.
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Delays at Red Mountain Pass Wednesday
Posted by <> on 11/29/2016 2:37:00 PM.
Motorists can expect delays tomorrow, (Wednesday, Nov. 30), while traveling along US Highway 550 between Durango and Ouray. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will conduct avalanche control operations on Red Mt. Pass near the summit. Motorists travelling both north and southbound will experience up to one hour intermittent delays from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. while crews trigger potential snow slides and then clear the roadway.
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Parade of Lights This Weekend
Posted by <> on 11/28/2016 2:27:00 PM.
The Montrose annual Parade of Lights is this Saturday, December 3, at 5 p.m. on East Main Street. It begins at South Stough Avenue and ends at South Rio Grande Avenue.
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West End Bridge Project Begins Next Week
Posted by <> on 11/28/2016 2:25:00 PM.
CDOT says the removal and replacement the old Dolores River Bridge on Highway 90, just east of Bedrock begins next week. A crack was discovered in the 64 year old truss bridge in 2014 prompting the construction of a temporary bridge just north of the truss bridge. In 2002, the old bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its architectural design and is one of 10 remaining in Colorado. Denver based SEMA construction begins the project December 5th with construction lasting through next summer.
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Event Center Approved
Posted by <> on 11/22/2016 10:39:00 AM.
Construction of a multi purpose event center was approved by Montrose county commissions this week. Commissioners voted 2 to 1 (at a well attended board meeting) for Ridgway Valley to build a 93,000 square foot arena that will cost 8.5 million dollars plus interest. Proponents say the arena will boost tourism. The issue has come under fire from critics including incoming commissioner Keith Caddy who claims it is not a necessity. 
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Road and Bridge is getting a Facility.
Posted by <> on 11/22/2016 10:36:00 AM.
Montrose county commissioners voted 2 to 1 to construct a new Road and Bridge facility at their LaSalle road property on the north end of Montrose. Ridgway Valley will design and build The 9.1 million dollar complex.  The funding for the project will come from certificates of participation and the capital improvement fund.
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Woman Pleaded Guilty of Forgery in Senate Race
Posted by <> on 11/18/2016 2:15:00 PM.
A woman accused of forging petition signatures in Colorado's U.S. Senate race is set for sentencing in January. Maureen Moss pleaded guilty yesterday on two counts of forgery. Prosecutors say she gathered the invalid signatures in support of one-time Republican candidate and former state lawmaker Jon Keyser.
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