NEWS: Thursday February 25, 2010

Feb 25th @ 11:35 am in News by Scott Staley

The Montrose Police Department is trying to locate a runaway juvenile. 14-year-old Destiny Rae Youngs is described as 5’2”, 110 lbs, brown hair and brown eyes. If you know the whereabouts of Destiny, call the Montrose Police Department at 252-5200.
Source: Montrose Police Department   (Posted 11:00a)

Four Montrose City Council Candidates are answering questions during tonight’s Tri-County 912 and ICaucus meeting. The four candidates are in running for the District I and District II seats (Jesse Bailey, Thomas Smits, Bill Brougham, & Carol McDermott). The forum begins at 6:30 at the Montrose Association of Realtors office on Merchant Drive (behind the Ford/Nissan dealership).  There will be a forum on March 9th for the council At-Large District and the Montrose County Sheriff’s Candidates.
Source: PSA   (Posted 1:22p)

Montrose County road closure. Montrose County Road & Bridge will close 5400 Road between Banner Road and Carnation Road starting tomorrow (February 26) until March 19 for a culvert replacement. Local traffic only. Motorists are asked to use alternate routes. For more information call the Montrose County Road and Bridge Department at 249-5424.
Source: PSA   (Posted 12:36p)

New housing report released. According to a report released this week by the Department of Local Affairs’ Division of Housing Foreclosure filings in Colorado’s largest counties fell 3 percent last month as compared to January of last year.  Looking locally, Montrose County is up 24 foreclosures from this time in 2009. Of the 288 filed in Montrose County last year, 118 files are still in the foreclosure process. The number of foreclosures has steadily increased in the past five years. Click HERE to read the entire report.

Montrose Numbers:
2009 = 288 foreclosures open in 2009
The breakdown of the actual files opened in 2009 through today is as follows:
118 files are still in process
113 files Sold
57 files Withdrawn  (which means the property owner, brought their payments current or developed a work out plan with their lender)

2008 = 159

2007 = 102

2006 =   87

2005 =   83
Source: Department of Local Affairs
Source: Montrose County Treasurer’s Office
(Posted 12:31p)

A backcountry skier killed in a Colorado avalanche has been identified as 60-year-old John Joseph Kelley, an Aspen carpenter. KJCT writes that the Pitkin County coroner’s office says Kelley died Tuesday from suffocation when he was buried in the slide near a backcountry hut outside Aspen. He was in a group of 8 skiers. Authorities say no one else was injured.
Source: KJCT/AP   (Posted 10:34a)

Library usage grew significantly in Gunnison and Crested Butte last year. According to the Gunnison Country Times, compared to 2008, the number of individuals checking things out in the library increased by 16,000 people.  While everything increased, the most checked out things were adult and juvenile fiction books and DVDs.
Source: Gunnison Country Times (Posted 10:34a)