NEWS: Wednesday March 3, 2010

Mar 3rd @ 7:46 am in News by Scott Staley

The Telluride Montrose Regional Air Organization (TMRAO) held a board retreat on Friday February 19, 2010 with a focus on building on the successes of the Air Organization and addressing some of the challenges the region faces going forward. “This was a very good first step”, said Larry Mallard Board President of TMRAO,” the retreat allowed us to start reviewing where the air organization stands and look at  strategies that can effectively move the air organization into addressing  the region’s future needs.”

The TMRAO Board retreat was attended by  board members and their corresponding alternates as well as  Marketing Telluride Inc, and Telluride Ski Resort key staff “

The board designated various committees to assist the air org staff in the running of the organization. These committees include: the finance committee chaired by Dan Garner, air contracting and negotiating committee chaired by Rick Houston, regional marketing committee chaired by Scott McQuade and the communications committee chaired by Larry Mallard. Each committee, is comprised of 3 to 6 board members, was formed to  bring a wider breadth of input to TMRAO.

The board set some clear priorities to ensure TMRAO addresses the immediate challenges and well as opportunities faced by the region.  Specifically, TMRO staff has been tasked with reviewing this season’s winter air service and how the air guaranty program performed,, benchmarking our program  against other ski areas and analyzing other alternatives and services to increase air traffic to the area.

TMRAO is funded by the Telluride, Mountain Village and Montrose Communities as well as by Telluride Ski Resort and multiple other individual contributors. TMRAO now has 9 voting and 2 Non-Voting member board of directors, with alternates for Name the entities.
Source: Press Release   (Posted 8:39a)

The Norwood School board continues to look at a 4-day school week for next year. The Norwood Post writes that for the most part residents agree that if the academic standards are still being met, they don’t mind the four-day week as it would leave Friday’s for sports and not having to miss class. However, some are concerned that the kids not in sports would have nothing to do on Fridays. There is another public meeting regarding the 2010-2011 Norwood School budget Tuesday March 9th at 7 o’clock in the Norwood School All-Purpose Room. The school board hopes to make its recommendations to the administration March 16th.
Source: Norwood Post (Posted 6:55a)

Eight city residents have officially qualified to have their names placed on the ballot for the upcoming City of Montrose regular general election. The election will be for three council seats; Districts I and II, both four-year terms, and the two-year At Large seat. Candidate petitions have been verified for the following individuals:

District I
Brent Wallace
Thomas A. Smits
Jesse Bailey

District II
Carol A. McDermott
Bill Brougham

Bill Patterson
Raymond J. Rose
Pat Treacy

The City of Montrose regular general election will be conducted by mail ballot on April 6, 2010. Residents who wish to vote in the election must register to vote at the Montrose County Clerk’s office at 320 South First Street by Monday, March 8. Ballots will be mailed to all active registered voters in the City of Montrose during the week of March 15. Registered voters who do not receive a ballot should contact the Montrose City Clerk’s office at 240-1430.