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Columbine Student Wins Local Spelling Bee
Posted by <> on 2/4/2016 2:35:00 PM.
A Columbine Middle School seventh grader won the 7th Annual Montrose & Olathe School District Spelling Bee. 1st Place winner Jadyn Gorham will represent Montrose County School District at the state “Scripps Bee” in Denver on March 14th. The top 3 spellers from Centennial Middle, Columbine Middle, Olathe Middle, Pomona Elementary, Oak Grove Elementary and Johnson Elementary Schools competed on Wednesday night. Superintendent, Stephen Schiell was the pronouncer and Stu Tolen, Phoebe Benziger and Mike Benziger judged the event.
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Check Access To Your Mailbox
Posted by <> on 2/3/2016 10:08:00 AM.
The U.S. Postal Service is asking for your help in keeping the mail moving after the recent storm. Officials say they do need some assistance. That includes removing snow from around mailboxes and walkways. In rural areas, carriers should be able to pull up to the mailbox with their vehicle and deliver the mail without getting out.
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Motorist Killed South of Moab
Posted by <> on 2/3/2016 10:06:00 AM.
One person is dead and another is being treated for injuries after a crash between an SUV and a semi in Grand County Utah. The Highway Patrol responded to the scene of the collision about ten miles south of Moab on State Road 191 last night just after 8:30. Investigators have not released information about the cause of the crash or the identity of the person who died.
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Power Coops Partner With CO Energy
Posted by <> on 2/3/2016 10:02:00 AM.

San Miguel Power Association is one of five western slope coops partnering with the Colorado Energy Office and Grid Colorado to expand community solar access benefits. SMPA’s says participation in this program will allow consumer access to community solar and enhance SMPA’s free program, known as the I.Q. Weatherization Program.
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Upgrades Coming for Black Canyon Golf Course
Posted by <> on 2/2/2016 1:58:00 PM.
The city of Montrose announced Black Canyon Golf Course will see many upgrades to the course and facilities and the return of league play, tournaments, and the Montrose Summer Music Series. A city press release reports the Pro Shop will be expanded. Staffers and the Golf Advisory Committee created a Capital Improvement Plan that includes projects totaling nearly $3,000,000 over the next six years.
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28 Days of Generosity
Posted by <> on 2/2/2016 9:29:00 AM.
The Montrose Community Foundations 4th Annual 28 Days of Generosity runs throughout February. It's a way for people to consider a new “generosity” theme each day and actively do something for someone else. Chow Down Pet Supply and Alpine Bank are kick off a Pet Food & Supply drive on February 8 – The drive will last for 2 weeks. All donations will be presented to Black Canyon Animal Sanctuary in Crawford. Together, Chow Down and Alpine Bank, will match all donations received. Additionally, on February 8, every person that shops at Chow Down in Montrose will get a free gift for their pet from Alpine Bank.
Donations will be collected at the following locations:
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BLM Uncompaghre Field Office Accepts Comments for the 2016 Special Recreation Permits Applications
Posted by <> on 2/1/2016 1:36:00 PM.
The Bureau of Land Management Uncompahgre Field Office is seeking public comments on 21 Special Recreation Permit applications, including six new applications and 15 applications for renewals.

The BLM issues commercial SRPs to provide recreation businesses the opportunity to operate on BLM public lands, to provide the public the opportunity to use a guided service for recreation activities, to implement recreation management decisions and to ensure a fair return to the public for commercial use of public lands.

The new SRP applicants are:
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Poaching Southwest of Kremmling
Posted by <> on 2/1/2016 9:20:00 AM.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is asking for help from the public after a Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep was found headless on January 18th southwest of Kremmling. When an animal is left like this, the carcass will attract scavenger species and diseases they potentially bring. Such acts also have a negative effect in that they take animals out of the local ecosystem. People may keep meat from most road-killed wildlife if reported to CPW within 48 hours, but they can't keep animal trophies.
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