NEWS: Monday January 17, 2011

Jan 17th @ 6:54 am in News by Scott Staley

City Manager leaves post. Last Monday was the Montrose City Manager’s last day. The Daily Press writes that Mary Watt has been on leave since June, and her accrued leave and sick time was to be used up this month. Watt, who has been out of the office due to health reasons, has worked for the city of Montrose since 1979. She will be recognized during tomorrow’s regular city council meeting. You can get all city council agenda’s at cityofmontrose.org.
Source: Daily Press (Posted 7:45a)

Missing man. Friends are searching for a missing man out of Palisade who hasn’t been seen since January 7th when he left his house on foot. NBC 11 News reports that David Martineau left behind his car, bike, wallet, and cell phone. The 42-year-old white man is described as six-feet tall, around 240lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes. He is a speech pathologist and has only been in the Palisade area for 6 months. If you have any information on David Martineau’s whereabouts call the Palisade Police Department at (970) 464-5602.

(Photo courtesy of NBC 11 News)
Source: NBC 11 News (Posted 5:49a)

Montrose County sees more Hispanics. In the past few years, Montrose County has seen a dramatic increase in Hispanics moving to the area. John Harold, owner of Buffalo Onions and Tuxedo Corn in Olathe tells KJCT that if it wasn’t for migrant labor, many of the farms in this valley would no longer exist. He says way back when he started (in 1967), they used high school labor, but when the company started to grow, he turned to migrant labor. Harold pays his workers $11.72 an hour and is required by the H-2A Visa program to provide transportation and temporary housing for his workers. It’s reported that Montrose County is also seeing a growing number of Filipino, Central, and South American Immigrants in the area.
Source: KJCT (Posted 5:52a)