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New Montrose Police Vehicle Worth Nearly $689,000

Jun 3rd @ 2:55 pm

The Montrose Police Department acquired a Navistar Defense MaxxPro rescue vehicle.  The armored vehicle was acquired through the State of Colorado 10-33 program, which permits civilian police departments to request surplus items. The rescue vehicle cost the City of Montrose nothing and officials say its estimated value is around  $689,000.00. The Department will use the armored [...]

Collbran Community Braces for More Slides

May 30th @ 12:37 pm

More than 400 people converged on the Collbran Community Center to get answers about what a massive mudslide hanging over the Plateau Valley will do next. The slide that roared down from the top of Grand Mesa on Sunday covered nearly 700 acres and three  men are unaccounted for. Slide experts are trying to figure [...]

Hospital Upgrades coming in August

May 30th @ 12:35 pm

The Montrose Memorial Hospital Board approved two construction projects.  The San Juan Cancer Center will be remodeled and officials say this will improve patient flow and patient comfort and the Computer IT department will relocate within the Hospital.  Total cost both projects is estimated at just over a million dollars. Both projects are scheduled to [...]

Electricity Scam in Delta

May 30th @ 12:34 pm

The City of Delta is warning their electricity customers of a new scam. Some customers have gotten phone calls telling them their electric service will be disconnected if they do not pay immediately. Residents are being asked to provide personal information too. Delta Officials say the City will never ask you to provide personal info [...]

Mill Levy Campaign Launch

May 30th @ 12:33 pm

Mill Levy Supporters for Montrose County Public Schools launched their campaign for the November school tax initiative. It’s titled “Our Kids, Our Future.” Voters will be asked to approve a mill levy override that will provide property tax revenues of $2.9 million each year for the school district.  You can view their website at

Montrose Airport Receives Grant

May 28th @ 12:36 pm

The Montrose Regional Airport received a 1 point 7 million dollar grant that  will allow parking for two more commercial jets. An additional grant of $150,000 will let Hopkins Field in Nucla create a master plan for future upgrades.. The Daily Sentinel reports Funding in the grant will also help repair a 400-square-foot area of [...]

I-70 Construction

May 28th @ 12:35 pm

Construction crews have begun an 11.5 mile improvement project between Rifle and Silt on I- 70. The Glenwood Post reports you can expect lane closures during the project and speeds reduced from 75 to 45 mph through the work zone. The project consists of removing and replacing concrete pavements slabs, guardrails, and repairing bridge decks.

Three Missing After Sunday Mudslide

May 26th @ 3:42 pm

A gigantic mudslide took place near Collbran Sunday night and three men are missing. The slide followed a steady rain on Sunday. It’s estimated at half-mile wide and 2-1/2  miles long and be about 250 feet deep. The Denver Post reports that the three men missing are Wes Hawkins, Clancey Nichols and his son, Dan [...]

Governor Coming To Montrose

May 26th @ 3:41 pm

Gov. John Hickenlooper will Sign the Hydroelectric Bill at The DMEA/Uncompahgre Valley Water Users Association’s South Canal Hydro Plant this Saturday the 31st. After the bill signing there will be public walking tours of the Hydro Facility. The ceremony begins at 8 Saturday morning at the Hydro Plant site off of Miguel Road.

Meteor Shower Tonight

May 23rd @ 2:02 pm

A CU Boulder astronomer says there will be a meteor shower late tonight and early tomorrow morning. Dr. Douglas Duncan says the Earth will pass through the orbit of a comet named LINEAR. The comet was discovered in 2004. This will be the first time Earth will encounter its debris of tiny bits of ice [...]

Designate a Teetotaler This Weekend

May 23rd @ 2:01 pm

Law enforcement on all levels want you to know they’re stepping up their crackdown on impaired driving this weekend thru the “heat is on campaign”. It’s best if you designate a teetotaler to drive your vehicle if you plan on enjoying adult beverages this holiday weekend.

Chipeta Road Project Extended.

May 23rd @ 2:00 pm

Montrose County officials say Public Works will be closing Chipeta Road (from West Main to Fruit Park Rd) on Tuesday, May 27, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., due to unforeseen circumstances in the asphalt paving process. It was supposed to be finished today.

Fire at Tru Value Hardware

May 21st @ 10:59 am

Montrose Firefighters investigated a report of smoke and fire at Park Avenue True Value Hardware Tuesday. Traffic was blocked as crews scoured the building near Park & Main. Montrose Fire Chief Tad Rowan says the fire was on the roof and estimates the damage at around $5,000.

Five Men Indicted for Alleged Home Repair Scam

May 21st @ 10:57 am

A state grand jury indicted five men on 66 counts of racketeering, alleging the men  were operating a home-repair scam.  The Daily Sentinel reports, Operating under a company called Asphalt Paving, the five men allegedly approached homeowners claiming to have leftover asphalt from a job. The men then would do shoddy work and charge high [...]

Human Trafficking Suspected in I-70 Crash

May 20th @ 1:45 pm

Here’s an update on last week’s deadly crash near the Colorado/Utah border. KREX is reporting, the accident happened early Friday morning when a van rolled over on Interstate 70. Nine people were inside the van; the Utah Highway Patrol confirms this to be a potential case of human trafficking. Four people were killed and four [...]

Don’t Bring Your Guns

May 20th @ 1:41 pm

Chipotle is asking customers not to bring guns into its stores after it says 2nd amendments advocates brought rifles into one of its restaurants. The Denver-based company notes that it has traditionally complied with local laws regarding open and concealed firearms. But the company says displaying firearms has now created an environment that is potentially [...]