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School District Scores Grant for Crumbling Columbine
Posted by <> on 5/26/2016 1:15:00 PM.
Montrose County School District is pleased to announce it has been awarded a BEST grant, giving the district $12,492,021.53. The district has a master plan to use this grant to replace the aging Columbine Middle School building.
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MUDSLIDE CLOSES PORTION OF UNCOMPAHGRE PLATEAU
Posted by <> on 5/26/2016 12:59:00 PM.
The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests were notified by Montrose County Road and Bridge staff of a mudslide that recently occurred on the Uncompahgre Plateau. Highway 90 (National Forest System Road 540) is closed at its intersection with the Divide Road (NFSR 402). Approximately five miles of road is closed to full-sized vehicles, but open to All-Terrain-Vehicles that are 50-inches or less in width. The road from the Power Plant to Ute remains open.
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Hall Selected for School Board
Posted by <> on 5/24/2016 1:18:00 PM.
Melanie Hall was chosen by the Montrose-Olathe School Board to fill the vacant seat for District A. The seat was vacated by Stu Tolen who moved out of the district last month and the district is required to fill the void within 60 days. The district says Hall will serve until the regular Board elections in November of 2017.
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Hearst Warns of Cosmo Content
Posted by <> on 5/23/2016 1:41:00 PM.
Victoria Hearst of Praise Him Ministries in Ridgway is pushing for warning labels on Hearst owned Cosmopolitian magazine because she claims the magazine is pornographic and targeted towards teens.
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Drone Donated to Sheriff's Office
Posted by <> on 5/22/2016 2:30:00 PM.
The Montrose County Sheriff's office received a high-end drone from Lone Eagle Land Brokerage. The Octocopter is designed for aerial photography and will aid the sheriff’s office in search & rescue. The donation was presented by avid drone operator and owner of LELB Joey Burns.
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Arrest In Toddler Death
Posted by <> on 5/19/2016 11:10:00 AM.
A Montrose woman is accused of causing the death of  2 year old Tobi Doyle. According to KJCT, 30 year old Julie Huff was arrested on suspicion of felony child abuse resulting in the death of a toddler. Tobi was found unresponsive at her Montrose home February 12th, she was taken to Montrose Memorial Hospital and then taken to Children's Hospital in Denver where she died the next day.
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HHS Office and County Recorder Office to Close Early
Posted by <> on 5/18/2016 9:38:00 AM.
Montrose County Health and Human Services will close at 2:00 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday). The building at 1845 South Townsend Avenue will serve as a training site for an emergency management exercise.
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Orange Tinge Found in Creek Near 2015 Spill
Posted by <> on 5/18/2016 9:35:00 AM.
The EPA is saying an orange tinge in a creek near the Gold King Mine spill site is not connected to their Gold King Mine work. The agency also says the water treatment plant upstream from Cement Creek is working properly. The EPA was told on Sunday that there was an orange tinge in the water.
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