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Montrose Colorado News & Information

Here at Colorado Radio we strive to be your most trusted news source for Western Colorado. Our goal is to provide valuable information quickly and in a effective manner. Below our daily news stories from around the Montrose, Delta, Ouray, Telluride, Grand Junction area.

Wounded State Patrolman Released

May 20th @ 1:40 pm

The Colorado State patrolman who was shot twice during a traffic stop in Glenwood Canyon earlier this month has been released from the Hospital. The Aspen Times is reporting Eugene Hofacker is continuing to recover. The suspect, Thomas Ornelas of Montrose was shot and killed by trooper Shane Gosnell at the scene on May 8.

Transgender Students Becoming Common

May 19th @ 4:06 pm

Public schools nationwide are working to accommodate transgender students even if their school districts do not have policies that address gender identity. The AP reports some children are rejecting the gender of their births at younger ages and the transgender movement is gaining traction. Last year a Delta school board was criticized for opinionated comments [...]

Chipeta Closed

May 19th @ 4:04 pm

Montrose County will close Chipeta Road between West Main Street/Highway 90 to Fruit Park Road on Wednesday, May 21 from 8 to 5 and again on Friday, May 23, from 8:00 to 5:00 for asphalt paving purposes.  You’ll be required to use alternate routes during those time frames.

Bear Mauls Pigs

May 19th @ 4:03 pm

A Bear mauled several pigs at a Norwood area farm. San Miguel Deputies and wildlife officers were contacted by the Kaikaus Ranch Saturday night at around 8:30. Authorities say the Bear charged two adults during the attack. No injuries were reported. The surly bear was found by authorities and put down.

Severance Agreement for County Manager Rick Eckert (Abridged Version)

May 15th @ 3:42 pm

SEVERANCE AGREEMENT AND GENERAL RELEASE BETWEEN MONTROSE COUNTY COLORADO AND ROY A. (RICK) ECKERT This Severance Agreement and General Release (referred to as “Agreement”) is by and between Roy A. (Rick) Eckert (referred to as “Employee”) and Montrose County Colorado (referred to as “County”). Employee and County may collectively be referred to as the “Parties”. [...]

Oprah and Town of Mountain Village Accused

May 15th @ 2:27 pm

A man who lives by Oprah Winfrey’s new Mountain Village property is suing the Billionaire for allegedly blocking access to hiking trails. The AP reports, retired physicist Charles D. Goodman claims Winfrey’s company, the property’s former owners and the town of Mountain Village made a sweetheart deal to close access to the trails that cut [...]

High School Graduation Dates and Times

May 15th @ 10:41 am

Olathe is May 18th at Noon, Montrose is May 18th at 2:30. Cedaredge is May 23 at 10am. Delta is May 23rd at 7pm. Ridgway is at 6pm on May 23rd. Ouray is May 25th at 1:30. Hotchkiss is May 24th at 1. Paonia is May 24th 10am. Telluride is June 6th at 4.

Killer Bees Found

May 14th @ 10:35 am

KKCO is reporting killer bees have been discovered in Palisade. A Palisade fruit grower noticed a hive was being overly aggressive and brought it into the Tri River Area Extension office. It was shipped out for testing and the office received a positive test result of Africanized Bees. Killer bee stings are akin to European [...]

Ute Museum Expansion

May 14th @ 10:31 am

The Ute Indian Museum in Montrose is getting a facelift. According to a press release, the Colorado General Assembly approved 2 point 4 million dollars for Capital Construction. Grand Junction based Chamberlain Architects will configure the project. Construction should begin next year.

New Memorial Bench

May 13th @ 3:49 pm

Wednesday morning at  11:45, Step Up to L.I.F.E. will install a Memorial bench to honor Paraprofessional Mary Hinkson. This will be on  Park Ave at 6th St in Montrose. Hinkson worked with the Step Up To L.I.F.E., a program, helping young people with disabilities.  

Freeze Watch

May 13th @ 3:47 pm

FREEZE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING… …FREEZE WARNING IS CANCELLED…   THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS CANCELLED THE FREEZE WARNING.   * TIMING…LATE TONIGHT THROUGH 9 AM WEDNESDAY.   * TEMPERATURE…UPPER 20S AND LOWER 30S.   * IMPACTS…FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED AND MAY DAMAGE BUDS ON BLOSSOMING [...]

Udall Commencement

May 13th @ 3:46 pm

Sen. Mark Udall will be the keynote speaker at the Colorado Mesa University May 2014 Commencement ceremony. The senator was invited to address the graduating class by the CMU Associated Student Government (ASG). Student Body President Ariel Diamond will give the student address. The university will award 1,138 degrees to 1,038 students. The ceremony begins [...]

Bear Sighting Reported

May 13th @ 10:04 am

There was a reported Bear sighting in the 12200 block of 6530 road near Montrose last night at around 7:00. Authorities advise you keep your garbage and compost enclosed, bird feeders should be brought in, don’t leave pet food outside and you may want burn off the grease on your BBQ grill.   

Animal Cruelty on Amber Road

May 12th @ 10:03 am

A Montrose County couple returned to their Amber Road home Saturday to find one of their dogs missing and their other dog dead. Montrose County Deputies responded to a report animal cruelty where two dogs were allegedly shot. A request for prosecution of 20 year old Kristoff Wilson was filed with the District Attorney’s office [...]

Post: Shooter is from Montrose

May 9th @ 2:02 pm

The Denver Post is reporting the man believed to have shot Colorado Trooper Eugene Hofacker is a convicted killer from Montrose. According to a spokeswoman from the Colorado Department of Corrections, 40 year old Thomas Ornelas, allegedly shot the state patrolman. The Garfield County Sheriff Office confirmed that Ornelas was killed when a second trooper [...]

Update: State Trooper Shot

May 8th @ 1:54 pm

A state trooper was shot and injured During a traffic stop in East Garfield County near mile marker 129 on Interstate 70 this morning just after 9.  The Trooper has been transported to the Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs and is listed in critical but stable condition. A suspect on the scene is reported [...]