NEWS: Monday March 29, 2010

Mar 29th @ 7:17 am in News by Scott Staley

Ouray County isn’t leaving too many options open for a mining company that wants to drill in the Sneffels Creek drainage and Yankee Boy Basin areas for gold and silver.  The Watch writes that County staff met with Mt. Sneffels Mining Company representatives earlier this month discussing the County’s decision on requiring a Special Use Permit in order to explore one or more acres in the Alpine Zone.  The Mining Company needs to either appeal the County’s decision or reduce the number of surface sites they intend to work on.
Source: The Watch (Posted 7:16a)

Ken Brengle, CCE, who has been serving as the Chief Restructuring Officer for the Montrose Economic Development Restructuring Committee, has agreed to serve as the President & CEO of the Montrose Association of Commerce & Tourism (Montrose ACT). Steve Savoy, Chairman of the Board for Montrose ACT and owner of Best Signs, made the announcement Friday.

“We are excited to have Ken join Montrose ACT as the President & CEO” explained Savoy. “His experience and leadership has been evident during the restructuring process. He can help Montrose ACT move forward during these initial phases of the new organization. The Board is confident that Ken will provide strong leadership of Montrose ACT as the unified voice for business in Montrose.”

Jenni Sopsic, who has served as Interim Director of the Montrose Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director of the Montrose Visitor & Convention Bureau, has been named the Director of Marketing & Public Relations for the Montrose Association of Commerce & Tourism.

A new position, the Special Events Coordinator, has not been filled yet. Brengle will be accepting resumes and looking to fill the position in the near future.

Brengle has over 33 years operating and working in Chambers of Commerce, Chamber Resort Associations, Resort Associations and Economic Development organizations. Brengle is a graduate of Montezuma Cortez High School and Fort Lewis College and has earned the Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) designation from the American Chamber of Commerce Executives. Brengle’s full time employment starts on April 20th.

Ken will be joined by his wife Erin and their 10 year old son Grayson once school ends in mid-June. They will be relocating from Redondo Beach, California.
Source: Press Release   (Posted 7:15a)

Well-known Coloradoan Walter “Bus” Bergman has died at age 89 yesterday. The Grand Junction man was a decorated veteran of World War II who also figured prominently in the state both as an athlete and as a coach. According to the Daily Sentinel, Bergman was one of the men responsible for bringing the Junior College World Series to Grand Junction in 1959. He was inducted into six hall of fames and is the father of Former Lt. Governor Jane Norton.
Source: Daily Sentinel (Posted 7:13a)

Montrose County will be reconstructing the Nucla-Delta Road (25 Mesa) between the Town of Nucla and the Forest Service boundary line beginning today until July 31st.  Motorists are asked to use alternate routes and may expect up to 30 minute delays.  For more information call Montrose County Road and Bridge at 864-7608.
Source: PSA   (Posted 7:12a)

The Denver Auto Show will begin this year with the second annual “Green Car Convoy” across the state. The convoy begins today in Montrose and ends in Denver April 4th.  The event, showcasing local hybrid vehicles, begins at 9:00am today at Centennial Plaza in Montrose and then moves to Lincoln Park in Grand Junction at 11. Learn more at
Source: PSA   (Posted 7:11a)