NEWS: Wednesday February 17, 2010

Feb 17th @ 8:54 am in News by Scott Staley

The year of transition began Monday as the Montrose Association of Commerce and Tourism was officially created.  The Daily Press writes that the new organization consolidates the Montrose Area Merchants Association, the Montrose Chamber of Commerce, and the Montrose Visitor and Convention Bureau. During tomorrow’s City Council Meeting, councilors are expected to vote on a contract with the newly formed organization, which will determine who taxes and fees will be allocated to.  The new board already consists of eight members and city council will appoint a ninth member.
Source: Daily Press (Posted 7:53a)

Delta recently learned they have been awarded $2.8 million dollars from the Department of Local Affairs to go towards the Alternate Truck Route through town.  Mountain Valley News writes that the entire cost of the project is $27 million.  Back in November, voters in Delta passed a bond initiative to fund the truck route and bypass.  A goal for a final design on the project is slated for April.  Learn more at deltatruckroute.com.
Source: Mountain Valley News (Posted 7:51a)

Tomorrow marks the start of the Colorado State Wrestling Championships and Montrose County is sending a total of 25 wrestlers to compete. Montrose High School is sending 8, Olathe is sending 12, and Nucla is sending 5. 94 KIX and KUBC will be broadcasting matches for a handful of local teams from our entire listening area.  If you can’t tune in on the radio, click the listen live link (at the top of the page) to hear any match we broadcast.
(Posted 7:50a)