Shake Up at County
Posted by <> on 3/20/2017 11:27:00 AM.
Former Montrose County Commissioner David White told KUBC that assistant county manager Dave Laursen may be the next casualty of the new commissioner administration. Last week Commissioners Roger Rash and Keith Caddy terminated the contract of county Attorney Teresa Williams. The commissioners did not cite a reason for the termination. 
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Skeletal Remains Identified
Posted by <> on 3/13/2017 9:45:00 AM.
Per Montrose County Press Release:
 
On Saturday, October 29, 2016, hunters in the Sawmill Mesa area of the Uncompahgre Plateau west of Montrose reported the finding of skeletal material believed to be human remains. The Montrose County Sheriff’s Office and the Montrose County Coroner's Office of Medical Investigations with the help of the Montrose County Sheriff’s Posse recovered bones and fragments of clothing. A forensic autopsy was ordered by Montrose County Coroner Dr. Thomas M. Canfield, MD and performed by Dr. Michael Benziger, MD at the Montrose Memorial Hospital Forensic Laboratory. The bones were considered consistent, but not definitive, as those of Gerry “Hoop” Reed, a 56 year-old male of Nucla, Colo.
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Commissioners Mulling Event Center Review
Posted by <> on 2/6/2017 10:43:00 AM.
Montrose County Commissioners are considering hiring Denver law firm to get an opinion of the already approved Events Center. The previous county board approved the Event center in November however, new commissioners Roger Rash and Keith Caddy are not sold on plan due in part to public outcry. 
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Theft at Road and Bridge Department
Posted by <> on 12/22/2016 10:57:00 AM.
The Montrose County Sheriff’s Office wants your help to find the thieves that stole from the Road and Bridge location on North Second Street in Montrose. Between December 6th and December 8th, somebody cut the fence to access a locked trailer. Over $5,000 worth of tools, extension cords, chainsaws, and a generator, were taken.
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Event Center Approved
Posted by <> on 11/22/2016 10:39:00 AM.
Construction of a multi purpose event center was approved by Montrose county commissions this week. Commissioners voted 2 to 1 (at a well attended board meeting) for Ridgway Valley to build a 93,000 square foot arena that will cost 8.5 million dollars plus interest. Proponents say the arena will boost tourism. The issue has come under fire from critics including incoming commissioner Keith Caddy who claims it is not a necessity. 
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Road and Bridge is getting a Facility.
Posted by <> on 11/22/2016 10:36:00 AM.
Montrose county commissioners voted 2 to 1 to construct a new Road and Bridge facility at their LaSalle road property on the north end of Montrose. Ridgway Valley will design and build The 9.1 million dollar complex.  The funding for the project will come from certificates of participation and the capital improvement fund.
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Deputy Identified in West End Shooting
Posted by <> on 11/15/2016 12:52:00 PM.
The deputy in the officer-involved shooting is a three-year veteran with the Montrose County Sheriff's Office. Deputy Bruce Schmalz  is currently on paid administrative leave pending the results of the investigation from the Seventh Judicial District's Critical Incident Team, which is standard procedure for any officer-involved shooting. The Montrose County Sheriff's Office is also conducting an internal investigation, which is standard procedure for any officer response-to-resistance situation.
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Montrose County Deputy Injured in Shooting
Posted by <> on 11/12/2016 12:42:00 PM.
At approximately 3:45 p.m. on Friday, November 11th, a Montrose County Sheriff's Deputy was injured in an officer-involved shooting in the west end of Montrose County. The deputy is being treated at St. Mary's Hospital for non-life threatening injuries and is in stable condition. At this time, the incident is under investigation and further details will be released when they become available.
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HHS Director Resigns
Posted by <> on 11/2/2016 2:23:00 PM.
Montrose County Health and Human Services Director Kristin Pulatie has resiged. Pulatie has accepted a job in New Mexico. Her last day is December 9th.
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Human Remains Found
Posted by <> on 10/31/2016 10:44:00 AM.
Hunters in the Sawmill Mesa area of the Uncompahgre Plateau west of Montrose found human remains this past Saturday. MCSO personnel were led to the location and confirmed the remains. Several bones and items of clothing were found during this search. The Montrose County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the Montrose County Coroner's Office of Medical Investigations, is conducting the investigation.
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