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Kidnapping in Montrose

Jul 22nd @ 10:50 am

An Olathe woman is locked at the county jail after being charged with aggravated robbery, theft and kidnapping among other charges. The kidnapping happened at south 5th & Nevada at around 11am. Here’s Commander Gene Lillard from the Montrose PD. Lillard SB 38 year old Amy Rossett was arrested. Her bond is set at 125,000. [...]

Liberty Crusader Arrested

Jul 18th @ 9:53 am

A western slope constitutionalist and frequent guest on KUBC radio was arrested yesterday by authorities. Federal authorities had blocked Cushman Creek road near Olathe even though the road is under Montrose county jurisdiction. David Justice and other citizens removed barricades on the county road near Olathe about a year ago. Channel 9 in Denver reported [...]

Volunteers Sought to Glean Corn Fields

Jul 17th @ 3:23 pm

  Sharing Ministries Food Bank received a generous donation from some farmers and they needs your help to glean sweet corn fields in August. Corn Gleaners Needed Stat! Contact Sharing Ministries to volunteer, 240-8385.

Head-On Crash On Highway 50

Jul 15th @ 10:29 am

  Two people were injured in a head on crash on Highway 50 near East Miami road this morning at around 7. A Honda CRV and a pick truck were involved. Trooper Reid from Colorado State Patrol says one driver was rushed to St. Mary’s in Grand Junction with serious injuries and the other driver [...]

Senate Race Generates Millions

Jul 14th @ 3:10 pm

The major candidates in Colorado’s U.S. Senate race have raised a lot of dough. Mark Udall’s campaign says they raised $3.1 million. Last week, Republican challenger Cory Gardner announced that his campaign raised $2.7 million. The race has already featured millions of dollars in ads by outside groups. Republicans need to pick up six senate seats to [...]

Shooting In Montrose

Jul 14th @ 3:08 pm

According to Montrose Police, an officer was dispatched to 383 Hillcrest Drive around 12:30 Monday morning for a report of a trespasser,  who was believed to be armed. The Daily Press reports the man allegedly threatened the officer with his firearm and was then shot. No officers were injured. The 19-year-old male was sent to [...]

Montrose Employer Has News Owner

Jul 14th @ 2:55 pm

A major Montrose employer has a new owner. The New York Times is reporting Swiss Chocolate Maker Lindt will buy Kansas City based Russell Stover. The buy will make Lindt the 3rd largest chocolate maker in the U.S. Russell Stover in Montrose employs 425 people at their production facility and outlet store.

Daily Regional Transit Begins Tuesday

Jul 11th @ 3:03 pm

Durango-Grand Junction Bus Service to Start Tuesday, July 15th Southern Ute Community Action Programs, Inc. (SUCAP) is announcing the restoration of Durango-Grand Junction ground transportation beginning Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Service will be by motorcoach, seven days per week, 365 days per year, and will operate under the name (dba) of Road Runner Stage Lines. [...]

Lost Warrior Honored

Jul 11th @ 2:29 pm

The community is invited to honor a lost warrior named Eugene Putney on July 18th. Gene grew up in Olathe before serving in Korea. In 1955 he was declared dead, however his body was never found. Putney was awarded the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cross, in addition to several other honors. On July 18, [...]

Electric Charging Station in Montrose

Jul 11th @ 2:27 pm

The city of Montrose installed its first publicly accessible electric vehicle charging station. The station is next to Centennial Plaza downtown. City Officials chose the location to encourage downtown commerce and its proximity to public facilities.The station charges most electric vehicles in one to four hours. The station was primarily paid for by the Colorado [...]

Landslide Area Stable For Now

Jul 10th @ 9:46 am

The landslide that occurred in May near Collbran, is still under close observation. KKCO reports Mesa County crews are monitoring the area at West Salt Creek daily. County officials say,  the landslide has stabilized for now, however next spring when snow runoff returns that area will be susceptible to another disaster

Clarification: Former Vista Charter Staffer Being Investigated

Jul 7th @ 3:47 pm

Authorities are still investigating an alleged sex scandal involving a former teacher that worked at Vista Charter School in Montrose. A school administrator says the teacher has not worked there in over three years and the alleged crimes in question did not occur at the school. The language I used in my initial news story [...]

Vehicle Crash Kills 3

Jul 7th @ 10:14 am

Three people were killed in a single vehicle crash in San Miguel County early Saturday . According to the sheriff’s office, the vehicle was traveling south on Colorado 145 near Ophir, when it left the road and rolled several times down an embankment at about 2 AM. The Denver Post reports three males and one [...]

Records Policy Changing

Jul 7th @ 9:58 am

The public records policy for Montrose has been tweaked. As of  June 16th  the Montrose City Council was forced to change fees for research and retrieval associated with requests for public records because a of a new state law. A Montrose press release says, The legislation caps the amount charged for research and retrieval at [...]

City Market Will Offer More Vitamins

Jul 7th @ 9:57 am

The parent company of King Soopers and City Market is getting into the internet vitamin business.  The “DenverBusiness Journal” reports Kroger agreed to buy Vitacost.com for nearly 300-million-dollars.  The web retailer boasts over two-million customers.  Kroger says it should help sell some of its existing products to a wider audience.

Two Men Killed in Plane Crash

Jul 7th @ 9:54 am

Two men who died in a plane crash near the Durango-La Plata County Airport on Friday are being identified as Michael Schlarb and John Earley.  They were on board a World War Two-era P-51 Mustang that went down after takeoff.  The wife of one of the men identified them to the “Durango Herald.”  The crash [...]