NEWS: Friday April 2, 2010

Apr 2nd @ 11:25 am in News by Scott Staley

Chain restriction lifted US 50 Monarch Pass.
(Posted 11:53a)

The City of Montrose will hold its annual Spring Cleanup during the weeks of April 5th and April 12th. Residents are invited to participate and help usher in the spring.

Spring Cleanup collections for the area north of East Miami and South 5th will be made from April 5-9. The area south of these streets will be served from April 12-16.

All items must be placed at curbside by 7:00 a.m. Monday of the pickup week for your area. To avoid disruptions to the routine residential trash service, please do not allow cleanup items to block access to city trash containers.

During the cleanup, City crews will collect landscape materials (such as leaves & grass clippings), scrap materials, unmounted car/small truck tires and unwanted appliances.

Tree limbs, routine household trash, hazardous materials, electronic devices, paint and large truck/tractor tires are NOT included in this service. The City provides a Green Waste Drop Off Center for items like tree limbs, which will open on Monday, May 3.

The Montrose County Landfill will also host a Free Dump Day on Saturday, April 17 for city and county residents.

Spring Cleanup services are provided to city residential sanitation customers only. For further information about this and other special sanitation services provided by the city, call Public Works at 240-1480 or visit
Source: PSA   (Posted 12:08a)

A Mesa County woman will run as a Republican so she can challenge another Republican for the State House District 54 seat. NBC 11 News says Claudette Konola announced the party switch yesterday in hopes to win the seat being vacated by Josh Penry.  Konola says her supporters encouraged her to switch parties.
Source: NBC 11 News (Posted 11:24a)

The FORE Alliance (Focus on Resource Efficiency), has announced its new coordinator, Abbie Vanderwist. The FORE Alliance is partnership comprised of Montrose and Delta counties, the cities of Delta and Montrose, the towns of Olathe, Nucla, Cedaredge, Crawford, Paonia, Hotchkiss, Orchard City, DMEA and SourceGas.

Ms. Vanderwist’s background includes training and coordination for the Colorado Workforce, media marketing, and developing outreach programs for the Southern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition (SCCCC), a coalition working in partnership with the U.S. Dept. of Energy to promote alternative fuels and advanced vehicles, fuel blends, fuel economy, hybrid vehicles, idle reduction, and alternative modes of transportation.

The FORE Alliance received a $200,000 grant from the Colorado Governor’s Energy Office (GEO), one of 18 received by community partners across Colorado totaling $2.2 million designed to develop local strategies for saving energy and creating jobs in the state’s rural, agricultural and mountainous regions. Funding for the community energy coordinator grants came from the American Recovery Act-funded Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program.

The FORE Alliance is seeking additional community partners interested in advancing energy and resource efficiency.  Potentially interested businesses, organizations and government agencies should contact Ms. Vanderwist at
(Photo courtesy of DMEA)
Source: Press Release   (Posted 11:23a)