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Posted on: November 15, 2022

2022 West Slope Water Summit Recording

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Watch 2022 West Slope Water Summit

Visit https://westslopewaterinfo.com/water-summit/west-slope-water-summit/ or watch directly on our youtube channel.

Speakers

Jim Hokit, WelcomeAndy Mueller (Executive Director, Colorado River District)Don Day, Jr. (Meteoro...

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Posted on: November 2, 2022

Oak Grove Road Opens

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We are happy to report that Oak Grove Road is now officially open! We can’t thank the Montrose County Road and Bridge crews enough for their hard work getting this done! 

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Montrose County News
Posted on: October 20, 2022

FREE FLU SHOTS: Ninth Annual Drive-Through Flu Shot Clinic Oct. 26

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MONTROSE, COLO.Stop the flu bug! Join Montrose County, Montrose Regional Health, and partners on Wednesday, Oct. 26 for the ninth annual free drive-through flu shot clinic. This year's clinic will be held from 3-7pm at the following cl...

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Posted on: October 14, 2022

Well-Positioned for Success: County Manager Delivers Proposed Budget for 2023

Montrose County News Release

Earlier this week, Montrose County Manager Jon Waschbusch presented the 2023 proposed budget during a special meeting of the Board of County Commissioners. The presentation of the proposed budget comes after months of reviewing fund models, capital plans ...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Montrose County Courthouse Cornerstone Re-Anointed by Mason Brothers from Across the State

September 21 2022 Mason Ceremony for Courthouse Cornerstone

It was an honor to host the M.W. Grand Lodge of Colorado - AF&AM Masons and the Montrose Masonic Lodge #63 for a rededication ceremony of the Montrose County Courthouse cornerstone yesterday afternoon, honoring the ...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Tallmadge Richmond Announced as County's Planning & Development Director

Montrose County News Release

Montrose, CO— Montrose County Planning and Development office has a new face in its leadership—Tallmadge Richmond, the current Planner II will take the reins of the division in late September. Mr. Richmond has been at Montrose...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Montrose County Chipeta Highway 550 Signal Project

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Montrose, CO— Beginning September 19, Montrose County and Mountain Valley Contracting will implement the construction of a traffic signal located at the intersection of Chipeta Rd and Highway 550. Improvements include traffic signals, curb and gu...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

State Vaccine Bus at Sharing Ministries 9/16/22

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The state vaccine bus will be at Sharing Ministries (49 North 1st) on 9/16/22. The vaccine bus is now offering the NEW Omicron Boosters. They have both Pfizer and Moderna available. 

Appointments are not required but are recommended. Click here fo...

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Residents Urged to Protect Themselves from West Nile virus

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Montrose, CO— Over the weekend, Montrose County Public Health confirmed its second and third deaths of people from West Nile virus complications. Montrose County's West Nile virus cases are continuing to rise and currently account for 30% of the state's t...

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Posted on: September 7, 2022

Montrose County Road & Bridge Operator Places at National Roadeo

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Montrose, CO—Rusty Catlin, Montrose County Road and Bridge Foreman, recently placed in the top ten in the American Public Works Association’s National Equipment Roadeo in Charlotte, N.C. Catlin placed fifth overall in the backhoe with ...

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Posted on: August 31, 2022

Child Support Services Supports Haven Foster

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Congratulations to the Montrose County Child Support Services team on their successful fundraiser in honor of Child Support Awareness Month. Through bake sales during the month of August and raffle baskets with donations from staff and local businesses, t...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: August 25, 2022

Montrose County Marks First West Nile Virus Death of the Season

Montrose County News Release

Montrose, CO— Montrose County Public Health confirmed its first death of West Nile Virus this year. The person was in their 50s and had underlying medical conditions. It is believed that this person contracted West Nile Virus in the county earlier in Augu...

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Posted on: August 18, 2022

Breastfeeding Awareness Month: Key for Mothers and Babies

Montrose County News Release

Montrose, CO— The Montrose Board of County Commissioners officially proclaimed August as Breastfeeding Awareness Month in yesterday's board meeting. The proclamation is aimed at bringing awareness to the importance of breastfeeding, for the mother and the...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: August 17, 2022

Road Closure of Oak Grove Road between 6300 Road and Highway 90

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Montrose, CO—The section of Oak Grove Road between Highway 90 and 6300 Road will be closed to through traffic from Aug., 22 through Sept., 23 for road reconstruction work.

This section of road on the hill slope had multiple issues throughout the ...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Montrose County Marks First West Nile Virus Case of the Season

Montrose County News Release

Montrose County Marks First West Nile Virus Case of the Season   

Montrose, CO— Montrose County Public Health confirmed its first case of West Nile Virus for the season. West Nile Virus is most commonly spread to people...

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Posted on: August 4, 2022

Montrose County Honors Child Support Awareness Month

Montrose County News Release

Montrose, COLO.— The Montrose Board of County Commissioners proclaimed August as Child Support Awareness Month at today’s board meeting. Child Support Awareness Month stresses the importance of child support in developing healthy communities and families....

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

Junior Livestock Auction Sets Record of Over $658,000

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Montrose, CO— The Montrose County Fair and Rodeo Junior Livestock Auction set a new record last weekend with a total of both additional contributions and bids at $658,000 and growing. The sale continues to set strong records and reflects of both...

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Posted on: July 28, 2022

Montrose County Awards Future Farmers Scholarships to Keelee Redd and Joshua Alexander

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Montrose, COLO.— Montrose County is proud to award the inaugural Future Farmers Scholarships to West End residents Keelee Redd and Joshua Alexander. This award celebrates the agricultural heritage of Montrose County, and helps provide an investm...

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Posted on: July 5, 2022

Shavano Valley Road Closure Beginning July 11

Montrose County News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ---Montrose, COLO.— Montrose County Road and Bridge is closing Shavano Valley Road from Kiowa Road to Spring Creek Road to through traffic beginning July 11. Please use an alternate route. Motorists are advised to...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

CHIPETA SIGNALIZATION PROJECT REACHES MILESTONE

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Montrose County, in partnership with the City of Montrose, is pleased to announce that the design of the Chipeta Road/US-550 signalization project has been approved by the Colorado Department of Transportation and the project has entered its next phase. &...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Montrose County Appoints Rick Fellabaum as Montrose County Coroner

Montrose County News Release

Montrose, CO— In a special meeting of the Montrose Board of County Commissioners, the board voted to appoint Rick Fellabaum as the acting Montrose County Coroner effective June 23, 2022. Former coroner, Dr. Thomas Canfield, M.D., resign...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Montrose County Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Start June 15th

Montrose County Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Montrose, COLO.—The unincorporated area of Montrose County will be in stage 1 fire restrictions beginning Wednesday, June 15 at 12:01am. High temperatures, worsening dry conditions, and high winds were the deciding factors to take this precautio...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

Montrose County and San Juan Brews Launch Rimrocker Trail Beer and Coffee

Rimrocker Beer and Coffee Launch

Montrose, CO— Montrose County and San Juan Brews are excited to announce the creation of a limited edition Rimrocker Trail beer and coffee. The public is invited to attend a launch of the beer during a special happy hour on June 16th fr...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Keith Caddy Speaks at The Forum Montrose About the Importance of Agriculture in Our Community

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Commissioner Keith Caddy spoke about the importance of agriculture in our community at The Forum Montrose this morning, alongside Uncompahgre Cattlemen’s Association Board President Todd Stewart and CO State Rep Marc Catlin. Their presentation w...

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Posted on: June 6, 2022

Montrose County Dedicates $5,000 to Future Farmers Scholarship

Montrose County News Release

Montrose, CO— Montrose County has strong agricultural roots and the Montrose Board of County Commissioners wants to honor the county’s agricultural heritage and invest in the future of agriculture. Through the Montrose Communi...

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

Safe Roads Equal Safe Communities

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We want to thank the 33 employees at Montrose County Road and Bridge who maintain over 1400 miles of county roads. Safe roads means safe communities and their hard work makes our community a great place to live and work! 

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

Tribute to Aviation Canceled for 2022, Looking to Return 2023

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Montrose, CO— Montrose Regional Airport recently made the difficult decision to cancel the 2022 Tribute to Aviation event due to ongoing construction. The signature event will be returning in the fall of 2023.

“Tribute is one of our fav...

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

County Approves Transfer of Real Property to Montrose Regional Health

Montrose County News Release

Montrose, CO—Today the Montrose Board of County Commissioners voted 3-0 to transfer the real property of 800 South 3rd Street and associated hospital properties to Montrose Regional Health. This decision follows two public work sessions in both ...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: May 23, 2022

Montrose County Admin Office Moving

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We're moving! 
??Our Admin Team will be relocating to 949 N 2nd Street in Montrose. Our office will be closed 5/24 & 5/25 for the move, but we will resume normal hours on Thursday 5/26. 
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Montrose County News
Posted on: May 19, 2022

Montrose County Dedicates Nearly $260,000 to Support Local Schools

Montrose County News Release

Montrose, CO— The Montrose Board of County Commissioners knows that our local schools are facing significant challenges in regard to facilities and capital improvements, as well as enrollment challenges. As a result, when this year&...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Montrose County Commissioners Honor Local Resident by Declaring May 18, 2022 as ZillaMay Day

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Montrose, CO— The Montrose Board of County Commissioners officially proclaimed today as ZillaMay Day in honor of ZillaMay Brown and her contributions to our community. The proclamation occurred in today’s regularly scheduled b...

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

Montrose County Recognizes Foster Superheroes in the Month of May

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 Montrose County Recognizes Foster Superheroes in the Month of May   

Montrose, CO— The Montrose Board of County Commissioners passed a proclamation today declaring May as Foster Care Month. Foster care assistance in Mo...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Russian Knapweed Insects Available

Free Insects are available this year to fight Russian Knapweed.

Have Russian knapweed? Free insects for controlling Russian Knapweed are currently available through the Palisade Insectary. Supplies are limited and this is the last year they will be offered for free. The insect is a tiny wasp that does not sting or bui...
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Posted on: May 2, 2022

Montrose County Fair & Rodeo Moves to Alternative Format for Poultry Show

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Montrose, CO— In an effort to curb the spread of bird flu, the Montrose County Fair and Rodeo board, Junior Livestock Committee, and the Fair’s Poultry Superintendent met and decided to cancel the in-person poultry show this year. Memb...

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

State health officials investigate a detection of H5 influenza virus in a human in Colorado

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: 

AnneMarie Harper (CDPHE),  annemarie.harper@state.co.us 

Lisa Wiley (DOC), lisa.wiley@state.co.us 

Olga Robak (CDA), Olga.Robak@state.co.us 

April 28, 2022...

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Public Invited to Work Session to Discuss Real Property Transfer

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Montrose, CO—The Montrose Board of County Commissioners, Montrose Board of Hospital Trustees, and Montrose Regional Health Board of Directors invite the public to a work session on May 3 at 6:00pm at the Montrose County Event Center. The purpose...

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

Montrose County Dedicates $500,000 to Aid in Naturita for Wastewater Treatment Project

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Montrose, CO— The Montrose Board of County Commissioners signed an intergovernmental agreement between the county and the Town of Naturita to provide $500,000 to the town for renovating and improving the existing wastewater treatment lagoon syst...

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

Public Invited to Work Session to Discuss Real Property Transfer

Montrose County News Release

Montrose, CO—The Montrose Board of County Commissioners, Montrose Board of Hospital Trustees, and Montrose Regional Health Board of Directors invite the public to a work session on April 4 at 1:30pm at the Montrose County Event Center. The purpo...

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

Montrose County Awarded $7.725 Million Towards Historic Courthouse Renovation

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Montrose, CO—Montrose County Commissioners were thrilled to hear the news that U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper successfully advocated for funding of the county’s historic courthouse renovation. Hickenlooper included $7,725,000 in the re...

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Posted on: March 16, 2022

Montrose County Dedicates $300,000 to Aid in Nucla Sewer Infrastructure Project

Montrose County News Release

Montrose, CO—The Montrose Board of County Commissioners signed an intergovernmental agreement between the county and the Town of Nucla that provides $300,000 to the town for replacement of a sewer line and utility access holes.

“We&...

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Posted on: March 15, 2022

BOCC: How can people engage with County Government?

BOCC: How can people engage with County Government?

Montrose County has approximately a dozen Boards that County residents can join and be involved in. Learn more about the County and get involved by visiting https://www.montrosecounty.net/174/Boards-Commissions-Committees

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Posted on: March 10, 2022

Olathe Middle/High Student Council Visits the BOCC

BOCC Meets Olathe Middle School Student Council

We had fantastic morning visiting with the Olathe Middle School Student Council and National Honor Society students!  Thank you to these kiddos and their teachers for the great questions and conversations about county government...

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Posted on: March 4, 2022

Montrose County Secures Financing for Airport Expansion

Montrose Regional Airport Terminal Expansion Project

Montrose, CO—The Montrose Board of County Commissioners awarded the airport terminal construction financing to Bank of the San Juans in this week’s board meeting. The bank submitted the best value proposal as reviewed by bond counsel a...

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

Montrose County Adds Right to Farm Resolution in Support of Producers

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Montrose, CO— The Montrose Board of County Commissioners officially inked a “right to farm” resolution in Montrose County at this week’s board meeting. While there has always been a “right to farm&rdqu...

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

Blossom Road Bridge Girders Have Arrived

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Late yesterday, the girders for Blossom Road Bridge arrived at our Road and Bridge shop. We got an early start this morning setting the girders into place with a crane. After the girders are set, we’ll begin decking which will take approximately six weeks...

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Posted on: March 2, 2022

Reckless Kelly Headlines MC Event Center's Rocky Mountain Oyster & Red Dirt Festival

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Montrose, COLO.—Montrose County Event Center is proud to announce the talented musical line-up for the 2022 Rocky Mountain Oyster Red Dirt Festival presented by 20 Sleeps West Real Estate on April 23. This year’s festival will feature Reckless Kelly, a Gr...

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Posted on: March 1, 2022

BOCC: What is the Role of a County Commissioner?

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Montrose County Commissioners Keith Caddy, Sue Hansen, and Roger Rash talk about local government and their roles as County Commissioners.

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Posted on: February 25, 2022

Olathe Producers Co-op Added to the Montrose County Historic Landmark Registry

Olathe Producers Co-op Added to Montrose County Historic Landmark Registry

Commissioner Sue Hansen and members of the Montrose County Historic Landmark Advisory Board presented the staff and directors of the Olathe Producers Co-Op with a historic landmark registry plaque. The Co-op has long served as the agricultural and marketi...

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Posted on: February 25, 2022

Montrose Regional Airport Construction Information - Part 2

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Welcome visitors to the West Slope of Colorado, and welcome home to our community members! Please take a moment to watch this video which describes what has changed for arrivals during terminal construction at Montrose Regional Airport. Be sure to check f...

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Posted on: February 24, 2022

MTJ Airport Construction Information

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Thank you community members and visitors for your patience while Montrose Regional Airport is under construction. Please take a moment to watch this video which explains some of the changes for passengers departing out of MTJ, including how to park in the...

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Posted on: February 22, 2022

BOCC: The Future of Montrose County

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Montrose County Commissioners Keith Caddy, Sue Hansen, and Roger Rash sat down recently to talk about the future of Montrose County. Take a moment to hear their thoughts on preserving our agricultural heritage, thoughtful growth and decisions that will po...
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Posted on: February 16, 2022

Region 10, Montrose County, and Partners Secure $1.7 Million Grant for New Olathe Innovation Center

Region 10 Montrose County News Release

MONTROSE, Colo.,– Region 10, Montrose County, and supporting partners are proud to announce the award of a $1.7 million Rural Innovation Stronger Economy (RISE) grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Developm...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

Changes Proposed to Commissioner Districts

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Montrose, CO— The Montrose Board of County Commissioners were presented with proposed changes to the commissioner districts at this morning’s board meeting. These proposed changes are open for public comment and are available at montro...

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

Montrose County Assessor 2021 Residential Property Tax Information

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Why did the 2021 residential property taxes increase so much? 

In mid-January 2022, approximately 21,800 Montrose County property owners will receive their 2021 property tax statements, which are payable in 2022. For most, the tax amount owed for ...

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Posted on: December 28, 2021

New Hours for the Montrose County Old Courthouse

Montrose County News Release

Montrose, CO— The Montrose County Courthouse will be changing office hours for the public beginning January 3, 2022. The courthouse includes the Clerk and Recorder’s Office (Vehicle Registration, Elections, and Recording), Ass...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: December 21, 2021

Healthcare Job Fair January 7th, 2022

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??Healthcare professionals- Come meet with top healthcare employers in our community! Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/3079572182278682/

??Healthcare providers/employers - sign up to be an exhibitor! Signup link: https://docs.g...

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

County Adopts 2022 Budget Featuring Airport Terminal Expansion

Montrose County News Release

The Montrose Board of County Commissioners formally adopted the 2022 proposed budget of $121,668,439 million. Adoption of the final budget included minimal changes from the recommended budget presented by County Manager Jon Waschbusch in October. &nbs...

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Posted on: December 3, 2021

Montrose County Announces New Fair Board Members

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Montrose, CO— Following a change to the re-structuring of the Montrose County Fair Board, the board of county commissioners voted in a new fair board in a special meeting. The re-structuring and revision of the fair board’s operating procedures o...

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Posted on: November 17, 2021

Changes Made to the Montrose County Fair Board

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Montrose, CO— At the regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), the BOCC approved the re-structure of the Montrose County Fair Board and updated the fair board’s operating procedures. The changes came to f...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: November 16, 2021

LEAP Applications Open Now!

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Montrose, COLO.—Montrose County Human Services is now accepting Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) applications now through April 30th, 2022.  LEAP is designed to help low-income households meet their winter home heating costs;...

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Eighth Annual Free Drive-Through Flu Shot Clinic Nov. 9

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MONTROSE, COLO –Stop the flu bug! Join Montrose County, the City of Montrose, Town of Olathe, Montrose Memorial Hospital, River Valley Family Health Center, the Basin Clinic, and Pediatric Associates on Tuesday, November 9th from 3-7pm ...

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Montrose County Public Health and Peak Professionals Stand Up Mass COVID-19 Booster Clinic

November 12-13 Vaccination Clinic

Following the increased public demand for boosters, Montrose County Public Health and Peak Professionals are partnering to temporarily open a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic. The clinic will be open on Friday, Nov. 12 and Sat., Nov. 13 offering both boos...
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Posted on: November 3, 2021

Third Annual Free West Slope Water Summit Nov. 16th

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MONTROSE, COLO – Join Montrose County to discuss water at the third annual West Slope Water Summit on November 16th from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Montrose County Event Center. Doors open at 9:30 a.m., with presentations starting at...

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Road and Bridge Operator Shan Stratton Wins National Championship

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Montrose, COLO.—Montrose County Road and Bridge Department is now home to a national championship motor grader operator. Shan Stratton took home top honors in the motor grader competition and placed third in the skid steer the American Public Wo...

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

Montrose County Manager Delivers Proposed Budget for 2022

Montrose County News Release

Montrose, COLO.—Montrose County Manager Jon Waschbusch presented the 2022 proposed budget during a special meeting of the Board of County Commissioners on Monday, Oct. 11. Presentation of the proposed budget comes after months of reviewing fund ...

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

Open House for Updated Montrose County Road Map

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Notice is hereby given that a public open house will be held at the Montrose County Public Works Conference room, 63160 LaSalle Road, Montrose, Colorado on November 3, 2021 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm and at the Nucla Naturita Fire Hall, 555 Main Street, Nucla, C...

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Posted on: September 24, 2021

Montrose County Reports West Nile Virus Death

Montrose County News Release

Montrose, COLO.— Montrose County Public Health is reporting the first case of death from West Nile virus in 2021. The deceased was a resident of Montrose County. West Nile virus is the leading cause of mosquito-borne disease in the continental U...

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

Montrose Regional Airport Set to Grow with $33 Million Terminal Expansion

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Montrose, COLO.—After seven years of airport master plan meetings, the Montrose Board of County Commissioners signed a $33 million airport terminal expansion agreement to provide much needed space for growth at the airport. On the same agenda, the board a...

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

Celebrating Six Years of the Tribute to Aviation

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Montrose, COLO.—The much-anticipated Tribute to Aviation, the signature event hosted by Montrose Regional Airport, kicks-off this Saturday with a static display that promises to entertain and inspire. The featured aircraft this year is the crowd...

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Montrose County Rescinds Fire Restrictions in West End

MCSO News Release

Sheriff Lillard has made the decision to life Stage 1 Fire Restrictions for the West End of Montrose County will be on 12:01am Friday, September 3rd. This effectively ends all fire restrictions in the unincorporated county area for this time. For more inf...

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

City/County Partner To Host Hazardous Waste Collection Event

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Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose in partnership with Montrose County has planned a waste collection event to give Montrose area residents an opportunity to safely dispose of hazardous chemicals used in many household products.Batteries, aerosols, ferti...

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Posted on: July 21, 2021

Waschbusch Appointed Montrose County Manager

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Montrose, COLO.— Following the conclusion of the statutorily mandated process, the board of county commissioners approved a contract for the position of Montrose County Manager with current Interim County Manager Jon Waschbusch. In a 3-0 vote by...

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Montrose County Receives $20,000 Award from "NOHVCC"

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Montrose County Receives $20,000 Award from National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Coalition "NOHVCC"

Montrose, COLO.—Montrose County is proud to announce the award of $20,000 from the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC)...

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Posted on: June 7, 2021

Norris Welcomed As Director of Facilities and Construction Management

Montrose County News Release

Montrose, COLO.— Montrose County is proud to announce that Ken Norris, P.E. has been hired as the county's Director of Facilities and Construction Management. Norris was previously employed as the county manager and also the facilities ...

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Montrose County Grateful for County Manager Norris’ 7 Years of Service

Montrose County News Release

Montrose, COLO.— In a special meeting of the Board of County Commissioners, the board and Manager Norris mutually agreed to end the contract with County Manager Ken Norris.

“We are extremely grateful to Ken for his dedication, expertise, and positive attit...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

The 2021 Reappraisal: Valuation Increases for Most Properties

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Submitted by Brad Hughes MAI, Montrose County Assessor

Under Colorado law, county assessors’ offices throughout the state conduct a complete revaluation of all properties in their county every two years. The Colorado Legislature sets the appraisa...

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccination Administered in Montrose County

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Montrose, COLO.—Montrose County and Montrose Memorial Hospital (MMH) are excited to share the news that the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination was administered today in Montrose County. The first vaccine recipients of the vaccine were Dr. Alexis Garza...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Make a COVID-19 Plan

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Montrose, COLO.— Montrose County Public Health is encouraging the public to have a COVID-19 plan for their household. Increased COVID-19 cases have indicated that transmission is occurring within family or residence units and creating a plan may...

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree to Visit Montrose During 2020 Tour

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UPDATE: 

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Due to a change in weather patterns and high winds predicted for the original tree cutting ceremony date of Friday, November 6, the #2020USCapitolChristmasTree live cutting event has been moved to Thursday, November 5 at 2:30 p.m. I...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Montrose County and Region 10 Team Up to Provide Grant Relief to Small Businesses

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Montrose, COLO.—Help is on the way for many small businesses within Montrose County. Earlier this week, the board of county commissioners approved an agreement with Region 10 League for Economic Assistance and Planning, Inc., to administer $300,...

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

Seventh Annual Free Drive-Through Flu Shot Clinic on Aug. 28

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Montrose, COLO.— Stop the flu bug! Join Montrose County, the City of Montrose, Montrose Memorial Hospital, River Valley Family Health Center, the Basin Clinic, and Pediatric Associates on Friday, Aug. 28 from 3-7pm at the seventh annual free dri...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Montrose County Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Start July 2

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Montrose, COLO.—Due to the extremely dry conditions and the additional dry weather that is projected for the area, Sheriff Gene Lillard has recommended Stage 1 Fire Restrictions beginning Thursday, July 2nd. Moisture levels are dropping daily, f...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Commissioner Keith Caddy Named Western District CCI President

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Montrose, CO—Commissioner Keith Caddy has been elected as President of the Western District of Colorado Counties Inc., (CCI). CCI is the professional association for Colorado’s counties and works heavily in the areas of legislation, lo...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: June 17, 2020

COVID-19 FORCES THE CANCELLATION OF COLORADO TRIBUTE TO AVIATION 2020 AT MONTROSE REGIONAL AIRPORT

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Airport Director, Lloyd Arnold and Montrose County Commissioners have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Colorado Tribute to Aviation scheduled for September 19 and 20, at the Montrose Regional Airport. This action is necessary in...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Montrose County Applies for Second Data-Driven Variance

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Montrose, CO— The Montrose Board of County Commissioners approved a second variance application to follow different guidelines than the state’s Safer at Home and in the Great, Vast Outdoors Order. The application approval came today in...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Montrose County Fair Board Moves Forward with Modified Fair Preparation

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Montrose, CO— At last night’s regularly scheduled Montrose County Fair Board meeting, the board approved a modified fair schedule in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the current restrictions on gatherings of people, the board a...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: May 13, 2020

Montrose County Applies for Variance from Safer at Home Order

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Montrose County Applies for Variance from Safer at Home Order 

Montrose, CO— The Montrose Board of County Commissioners approved a variance application requesting permission to follow different guidelines than the state’s Safer...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Montrose County Public Health Issues Ban on Burning

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Montrose, CO—Today, Montrose County Public Health released a public health order that temporarily bans burning in the unincorporated areas of the county. The order takes effect Sunday, April 12, at 12:01 a.m. All outdoor burning, other than the ...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Motorcycle Death Identified

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Montrose, COLO.—In the late afternoon of Sunday, April 5, 2020, Paul Hershberger, a 67-year-old male from Delta, Colo., died in a single vehicle motorcycle accident on Highway 141 at mile marker 83.4 in Naturita. The case is under investigation ...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Second Confirmed Case and National Guard Testing in Montrose County

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Montrose, CO—Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) and Montrose County Public Health has confirmed a second case of novel Coronavirus/COVID-19 on March 23, 2020. The individual is a 35-year-old male and is currently in q...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Confirmed Case of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Montrose County

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Montrose, CO—Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) and Montrose County Public Health has confirmed that one person in Montrose County tested positive for novel Coronavirus/COVID-19 on March 20, 2020. The individual is a ...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

National Guard Testing Pre-Screened COVID-19 Patients Monday

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Montrose, CO—The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has selected Montrose County for a surveillance site to collect COVID-19 (coronavirus) testing data and have enlisted the help of the Colorado National Guard.

Tests wil...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Montrose County Opens Emergency Operations Center to Provide Enhanced Response

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Montrose, CO— On March 16, the Montrose Emergency Operations Center opened to support the county’s response to the COVID-19 situation impacting the western slope and Montrose County.  The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is o...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Montrose County Transitions to Remote Operations

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Montrose, CO— In an effort to prevent the anticipated spread of COVID-19 in Montrose County, the Montrose County Board of Health has closed all county buildings to the public effectively immediately. This closure currently excludes Montrose Regi...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: March 13, 2020

COVID-19 Prompts Reminders from Clerk Tressa Guynes

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COVID-19 Prompts Reminders from Clerk Tressa Guynes...

As a community, we are learning daily about best practices with respect to COVID-19.  Although the risk of being affected by the illness here in Western Colorado is relatively low at this poin...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: February 26, 2020

Landfill Road Closure Beginning March 2

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Montrose, COLO.— Montrose County Road and Bridge is closing Landfill Road between 6600 Road and 6700 Road for culvert replacement. Homeowners in the area are asked to access their residence through 6650 Road, the official detour route. The closu...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: January 31, 2020

Increase in Influenza Cases Reported in Montrose County

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 31, 2020

Contact: Dr. Thomas M. Canfield, MD, Montrose County CoronerOffice: Montrose County Coroner’s Office of Medical Investigations, (970) 252-4524 coroner@montrosecounty.net

Contact: Katie Yerge...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: January 28, 2020

Montrose County Event Center Receives AED to Serve the Public

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The Colorado Rural Health Center facilitated the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s grant program to increase public access to AEDs in Colorado

Montrose, COLO.— Montrose County was recently awarded a free Automated E...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: January 22, 2020

Sunshine Road Closure Beginning Jan. 27

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Montrose, COLO.— Montrose County Road and Bridge is closing Sunshine Road between Ogden Road and Kinikin Road beginning on Jan. 27 for a culvert replacement. Homeowners in the area are asked to access their residence through either Ogden or Kini...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: January 10, 2020

County Residents Encouraged to Test Homes for Radon During January

Montrose County News Release

Montrose, COLO.— Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in America and claims the lives of nearly 21,000 Americans each year. Montrose County is offering free radon test kits during the month of January in an effort to...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: December 30, 2019

Montrose County Birth and Death Records Moving to Public Health

Montrose County News Release

Montrose, COLO.—As of Jan. 2, 2020, birth and death records will be moved from the clerk and recorder’s office to the public health office.  The public health office is located at 1845 South Townsend.  The certificate...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: December 12, 2019

5700 Road Closure

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Montrose, COLO.— Montrose County Road and Bridge is closing 5700 Road from Hwy 348 to Fern Road beginning Dec. 16, for culvert replacement. The designated detour route is Fern Road to 5600 Road and will be marked. The closure is expected to last...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Commissioner Hansen Awarded Freshman Commissioner of the Year

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Montrose, COLO.— Montrose County Commissioner Sue Hansen earned statewide recognition from her peers this week as she received the Freshman Commissioner of the Year Award from the Colorado Counties Inc. The award was presented at the annual wint...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: October 23, 2019

Sixth Annual Free Drive-Through Flu Shot Clinic Oct. 23rd

2019 Stop the Flu Bug Flu Clinic

Montrose, COLO.— Stop the flu bug! Join Montrose County, Montrose Memorial Hospital, the City of Montrose, Cedar Point Health, the Basin Clinic, the River Valley Family Health Center, and Pediatric Associates on Wednesday Oct. 23 at the sixth an...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: October 18, 2019

Counties and Public Land Agencies Offer Friendly Reminders on Best Practices for Preventing Wildfire

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NEWS RELEASEFor Immediate ReleaseOctober 18, 2019Media Contacts:Kimberlee Phillips, USFS PAO(970) 874-6717kim.phillips@usda.govKatie Yergensen, Montrose County PIO(970) 964-8701kyergensen@montrosecounty.net

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Montrose County News
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Shavano Gateway Project: One Step Closer

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Montrose, COLO.— Montrose County received a positive step forward for the Shavano Gateway Project today: the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) informed the county that there was no significant impact noted following an environmental assessment. &a...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Celebrating Five Years of the Tribute to Aviation

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Montrose, COLO.—The Fifth Annual Tribute to Aviation, the signature event hosted by the Montrose Regional Airport, kicks-off this Saturday with a static display that promises to entertain and inspire. The historic World War II bomber, the B-17, ...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: September 9, 2019

Montrose County Master Plan Open House

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Montrose, COLO.—Montrose County Planning Commission invites the public to attend an open house to learn about the Montrose County Master Plan update.  The event is Monday, September 9 from 4:30 pm to 7pm at the Montrose County Public Works Buildi...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: June 21, 2019

Take Precautions to Avoid Hantavirus

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Montrose, COLO.– Montrose County Health & Human Services is encouraging the public to take precautions to avoid hantavirus. The first confirmed Colorado case of hantavirus in 2019 has been reported by the Northeast Colorado Health Department...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: June 20, 2019

Montrose County Takes First Steps to Revitalize Historic Courthouse

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Montrose, COLO.— The Montrose Board of County Commissioners are taking a hard look at the historic Montrose County Courthouse and what it would take to continue to occupy the building. On June 19, the commissioners voted to award a contract to F...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: June 18, 2019

Crews Open Roads Over Uncompahgre Plateau

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 18, 2019

 Contact: Katie Yergensen, Montrose County Media Relations Managerkyergensen@montrosecounty.net, (970) 252-4505 or (970) 964-8701

Contact: Dylan Peters, U.S. Forest Servicedylan.peters@usda.gov...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Avalanche Forces Road Closure

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Montrose, COLO.— Montrose County Road and Bridge has closed Z84 Road, also known as High Mesa Road, of the Little Cimarron in the southeast corner of Montrose County. The closure begins 12.5 miles off the highway. Th...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: May 23, 2019

Snow Deters Road Opening Operations

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Montrose County and the U.S. Forest Service-Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre & Gunnison National Forests will not open 90 Road (National Forest System Road #540) or Divide Road (NSFR #402) until after Memorial Day. In an agreement with the two agencies, Montro...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Self-Serve Sandbag Filling Station Available at Fairgrounds

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 17, 2019 Contact: Katie Yergensen, Montrose County Media Relations Manager kyergensen@montrosecounty.net  970-252-4505 or 970-964-8701 Self-Serve Sandbag Filling Station Available at Fairgrounds Montrose, COLO. &mdas...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Montrose County Health and Human Services Works on Controlling Norovirus Like Illness Outbreak

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Montrose, COLO.— Montrose County Health and Human Services is working to help control norovirus like illness outbreak that has increased in the past few weeks.  The majority of the reported cases are occurring in a local elementary scho...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: May 1, 2019

The 2019 Reappraisal: Significant Value Increases for Most Properties

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The 2019 Reappraisal: Significant Value Increases for Most Properties

by Brad Hughes MAI, Montrose County Assessor

Under Colorado law, county assessors’ offices throughout the state conduct a complete revaluation of all properties in their county ...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: March 7, 2019

County and Oak Grove Elementary Celebrate GOCO Award

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County and Oak Grove Elementary Celebrate GOCO Award  

Montrose, COLO.— Montrose County and Oak Grove Elementary officials were keeping a close eye on Twitter yesterday afternoon in anticipation of big news. At 2:38pm, Great Outdoors Colo...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Whitmore Named First Female Board Officer to Colorado River District Board

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Montrose, COLO.—Montrose County Attorney Martha Whitmore was appointed Vice President of the Colorado River District’s Board of Directors at the recent first quarter meeting. Whitmore serves as the appointed representative for Ouray Co...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: February 6, 2019

Vital Statistics Team Honored for Six Years of Perfect Performance

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Montrose, COLO.—The Montrose County Clerk and Recorder's Vital Statistics Team is setting the new standard for excellence as the only county to receive the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's (CDPHE) annual Five Star Award for six years...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: January 29, 2019

Health and Human Services Reopens Friday

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Health and Human Services Reopens Friday

Montrose County Health and Human Services Offices located at 1845 South Townsend Avenue experienced a two-day closure following environmental testing related to the renovation of the west wing area.  ...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: January 3, 2019

Montrose County Elected Official Swearing In Ceremony

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Montrose, COLO.—The public is invited to attend Montrose County's annual re-organization of the board and swearing in ceremony on January 8, 2019, at 9:30am at the Montrose County Event Center (1036 North 7th Street). During this regularly sched...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: January 3, 2019

County Residents Encouraged to Test Homes for Radon During January

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Montrose, COLO.— Montrose County is offering free radon test kits during the month of January in an effort to protect county residents from a leading cause of lung cancer. Winter is the perfect time to test your home for radon, according to Chry...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: December 28, 2018

MCSO Sgt. Sanders and Deputy K-9 Oxx Say Farewell

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Montrose, COLO.— After over 11 years of service, Montrose County Sergeant Keith Sanders and Deputy K-9 Oxx are leaving the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office. This crime-fighting duo has been responsible for the recovering over 59 pounds...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: December 13, 2018

Montrose County Sheriff's Office Recognizes Undersheriff Murdie for 21 Years of Service

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Montrose, COLO.— The Montrose County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) would like to recognize and honor Undersheriff Adam Murdie for over 21 years of service to the MCSO. Undersheriff Murdie resigned effective December 14 to pursue other opport...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: December 10, 2018

Montrose County Event Center Announces Ned LeDoux in Concert

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Montrose, COLO.—In country music, a last name like LeDoux casts a big, storied and bittersweet shadow, but it's one Ned LeDoux doesn't mind standing in one bit. Montrose County Event Center is proud to announce LeDoux in concert on February 23, ...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: December 4, 2018

Youth Mental Health First Aid Course Dec. 8

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Montrose, COLO.—Montrose County and the Center for Mental Health are excited to bring another Mental Health First Aid course to the community. Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, scho...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: November 20, 2018

Highway 550 Access Plan (Draft)

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The Highway 550 Access Plan (Draft) is available online for review. To view the presentation, please click here.

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Montrose County News
Posted on: November 7, 2018

Montrose County Awarded $200,000 DOLA Grant for Historic Courthouse Renovation Design

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Montrose, COLO.— The Montrose Board of County Commissioners received a stamp of approval earlier this week on a Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) grant to support design documents for the renovation of the historic county courthouse. T...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: October 22, 2018

Fifth Annual Free Drive-Through Vaccination Clinic Oct. 23rd

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Montrose, COLO.— Help Montrose County, City Market, Montrose Memorial Hospital, and the City of Montrose Stop the Flu Bug this Tuesday, October 23rd at the fifth annual free Drive-Through Vaccination Clinic from 3-7pm.  This year's driv...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: October 22, 2018

Planning and Development Offices Closed Oct. 25th and 26th

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Montrose, COLO.— Montrose County Planning and Development Offices will be closed on Thursday October 25th and Friday October 26th for moving. The Planning and Development team will be moving to the new Public Works Facility north of town at 6316...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Montrose County and U.S. Forest Service Share Resources to Improve Public Roads

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County crews recently finished placing four inches of new gravel on two separate sections of 90 Road that traverse through the Uncompahgre National Forest.

The first section started at the National Forest Service line located about 3.5 miles east of the Sa...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: October 10, 2018

Phyllis Alleman Celebrates Historic Courthouse with National Register Plaque

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Montrose, COLO.—The historic courthouse now sports the hardware to match its official Historic Place on the National Register designation.  Community member Phyllis Alleman worked for years to apply for the prestigious designation and f...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Commissioners Seek Input on Barking Dog Ordinance

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Montrose, COLO.— The Board of County Commissioners is seeking public input on the consideration of a barking dog ordinance. Commissioners have been approached in public meetings and received feedback that members of the public would support a ba...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: October 5, 2018

Public Budget Meeting Slated for October 10th

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Montrose, COLO.— The Montrose Board of County Commissioners invites the public to the annual Public Budget Meeting on Wednesday, October 10th at 5:30pm.  As part of a county budget process, the county meets annually for the County Manag...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: September 11, 2018

Missing Person: Stanley Gardner

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Montrose, COLO.— On the afternoon of September 5th, the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) received a call regarding a welfare check of Mr. Stanley Gardner of Olathe, Colorado.  The MCSO immediately made contact with a fa...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: September 11, 2018

West Nile Cases in Montrose County

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Montrose, COLO.— Montrose County Public Health Department lists five cases of West Nile Virus currently reported in the county. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) reminds people that preventing mosquito bites is the...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: September 11, 2018

Fourth Annual Tribute to Aviation: Salute to Women in Aviation

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Montrose, COLO.--The B-52 Stratofortress and its 185 feet of wing span glory will descend on the Montrose Regional Airport Thursday to officially kick off the Fourth Annual Tribute to Aviation weekend celebrated on September 15th and 16th. Led by the eigh...

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Posted on: August 30, 2018

Montrose County Lifts Fire Restrictions

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Montrose, COLO.—After recent moisture in the Montrose area, Montrose County Sheriff Rick Dunlap will lift fire restrictions starting at midnight on August 31st.  Overall moisture levels are continuing to increase and several p...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: August 23, 2018

Inmate Found Unresponsive

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UPDATE from Coroner Dr. Thomas Canfield, MD on 8/24/18

In the early morning hours of Thursday, August 23, 2018, an inmate was found unresponsive in a cell at the Montrose County Jail. Multiple resuscitation efforts were initiated by staff. EMS responded to...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: August 17, 2018

Montrose County Returns to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

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The unincorporated areas of Montrose County are returning to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions beginning August 17th at noon. Conditions are extremely hot and dry and fuel moisture levels have returned to lower levels. In May, the Board of County Commissioners pa...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: July 30, 2018

Montrose County Air Quality Alert

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Montrose, COLO.—Multiple wildfires in southwestern Colorado as well as smoke from additional fires in the western United States have contributed to poor air quality across the county. Montrose County Public Health Department would like to offer ...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: July 26, 2018

Montrose County Lifts Fire Restrictions

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Montrose, COLO.—After a recent downgrade in fire restrictions in mid-July, Montrose County Sheriff Rick Dunlap will lift fire restrictions starting at noon on July 27th. The overall relative humidity factor remains high, which is also a large pa...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: July 17, 2018

Rabies Confirmed in Bat in Montrose County

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Montrose, COLO.—The Montrose County Public Health Department has confirmed a case of rabies in a bat in the county. A member of the public observed a bat flying in an erratic pattern fall to the ground. The individual safely stored the bat and b...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: July 16, 2018

Montrose County Downgrades to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

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Montrose, COLO.—An increase in moisture levels and decrease in overall threat of wildfire prompted Sheriff Rick Dunlap to downgrade the county from Stage 2 to Stage 1 restrictions effective at noon on July 16th. Additional moisture is predicted ...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: July 6, 2018

Official Primary Election Results

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Montrose, COLO.—Montrose County Clerk and Recorder Tressa Guynes released Official Primary Election results this morning after a hand-count delay. On June 26th, Guynes announced that a vendor printing error involving a bar code on the Montrose C...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: July 5, 2018

Motor Vehicle Fatality Identified

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 5, 2018

Contact: Dr. Thomas M. Canfield, MD, Montrose County CoronerOffice: Montrose County Coroner’s Office of Medical Investigation, (970) 252-4524

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Motor Vehicle Fatality Identified

 

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Montrose County News
Posted on: June 28, 2018

County Attorney Whitmore Resigns Effective July 31

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Montrose, COLO.--Montrose County Attorney Martha Whitmore has tendered her resignation and will be departing Montrose County on July 31st.

"This is a loss for the county," said Chairman of the Board Keith Caddy. "Ms. Whitmore has has brought...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: June 21, 2018

Montrose County Dedicates Over $282,000 to Support Local Schools

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Montrose, COLO.--The Montrose Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) knows that our local schools are facing significant challenges in regard to facilities and capital improvements, as well as enrollment challenges. As a result, when this year’s S...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: June 15, 2018

Upper Mailbox Fire Updates

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Update 8:20am 6/21: The Upper Mailbox Fire is 100% contained. The Type 3 IMT transferred command back to the local BLM unit this morning. Crews will continue to monitor and patrol the fire. This will be the last update unless significant activity occurs.

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Montrose County News
Posted on: June 15, 2018

Upper Mailbox Fire Pre-Evacuation

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PRE-EVACUATION notice sent to homes on Ragsdale Road in regard to the #UpperMailboxFire.

A CodeRED notification was sent to residents in the pre-evacuation area.

For those who receive a pre-evacuation notice, the following steps can improve your safety and ...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Tips from Montrose County Public Health for Dealing with Smoke Conditions

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High winds, open burning, and unexpected fires have contributed to poor air quality in the Montrose area. Montrose County Public Health would like to offer a few tips to community members that are affected by the additional smoke in the air.

Most healthy p...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: June 13, 2018

STAGE 2 FIRE RESTRICTIONS BEGIN JUNE 14

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Faced with a difficult decision, Montrose County Sheriff Rick Dunlap is declaring Stage 2 Fire Restrictions to take effect Thursday, June 14th at 12:00pm. This announcement comes on the heels of Stage 1 Restrictions on May 21. Record high temperatures, ex...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: June 11, 2018

Improving Road Safety: New Intersections for Several Roads

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Montrose, COLO.—Montrose County will be changing stop signs at several intersections to make the intersections safer and more efficient for the traveling public. As part of the Begonia Road resurfacing project, the curves at 5600 Road and 5675 R...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: May 18, 2018

Montrose County Fire Restrictions Start May 21

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 Montrose, COLO.—Due to the extremely dry conditions and the additional dry weather that is projected for the area, Sheriff Rick Dunlap has declared Stage 1 Fire Restrictions beginning Monday, May 21st. Moisture levels are dropping dail...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: May 11, 2018

Rimrocker Trail "Missing Link" Application Receives Nearly $200,000 Grant

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 11, 2018

Contact: Katie Yergensen, Montrose County Media Relations Managerkyergensen@montrosecounty.net, (970) 252-4505 or (970) 964-8701

Rimrocker Trail "Missing Link" Application Receives Nearly $200,0...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: May 9, 2018

Montrose County Releases Citizen Transparency

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 9, 2018

Contact: Katie Yergensen, Montrose County Media Relations Managerkyergensen@montrosecounty.net, (970) 252-4505 or (970) 964-8701

Montrose County Releases Citizen Transparency 

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Montrose County News
Posted on: May 7, 2018

UPDATE: Information Release

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Montrose, CO— In the late afternoon of Saturday, April 21, 2018, Kyle Cody Duran, 23, of Montrose died in a hunting incident near Traver Trail on the Uncompahgre Plateau in rural Montrose County. The death is under investigation by the Montrose ...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: May 4, 2018

MCSO Successfully Apprehends High-Risk Fugitive

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Montrose, COLO.— In an operation that began on late Thursday night, the MCSO attempted to serve a warrant on Jose Pinott, a 40-year-old male from Montrose who had over $86,000 in warrants. Pinott was wanted for various failure to appear warrants...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: May 3, 2018

Shavano Gateway Project Banks $20,000 Grant

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Montrose, COLO.— The Montrose Board of County Commissioners formally inked a grant agreement yesterday with the Colorado Department of Natural Resources.  The agreement provides Montrose County with grant funding in the amount of $20,32...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: April 23, 2018

Hunting Death Under Investigation

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 23, 2018 

Hunting Death Under Investigation

 

Montrose, COLO.—The Montrose County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) received a 911 call on Saturday, April 21st at 5:16pm regarding an injured turkey hunt...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: April 23, 2018

Information Release

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Montrose, CO— In the late afternoon of Saturday, April 21, 2018, Kyle Cody Duran, 23, of Montrose was killed in a hunting incident on Trauer Trail on the Uncompahgre Plateau in rural Montrose County.  The death is under investigation by...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: April 23, 2018

Montrose County Roundup Spring 2018

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Read the Spring 2018 Roundup online by clicking here.

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Montrose County News
Posted on: April 20, 2018

Suspects Apprehended in Drive-By Shooting Investigation

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Montrose, COLO.—The Montrose County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) has apprehended two suspects in the alleged drive-by shooting off Chipeta Road on Monday, April 16th.  Four shots were randomly fired at multiple residences. &nbs...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: April 19, 2018

MCSO Invests in Coda Device for Officer and Community Safety

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Montrose, COLO.—The Montrose County Sheriff’s Office is now home to a Coda device drug analysis system.  The Coda device is a portable computer unit that utilizes a Raman spectrometer for data collection that provides a presum...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: April 17, 2018

Drug Task Force Releases Impressive 2017 Stats

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Montrose, COLO.—The drug task force (DTF) continues to be instrumental in the war on drugs and the proof is in the impressive 2017 statistics that were released earlier this month.  In 2017, the DTF initiated 70 new cases the led to the seizure o...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Poison Hemlock: Looks Can Be Deceiving

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Montrose, COLO.—This spring, the Montrose County Public Health Department urges residents to be mindful of poison-hemlock.  It is in the same family as carrots and parsley, but can be fatal when eaten.  If you or someone you kn...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: April 9, 2018

Montrose County Spring Cleanup Day

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The date for the FREE DAY at the East-End Landfill offered in conjunction with Montrose County and Waste Management has been set for April 21st, 2018 from 8am - 4pm.  

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Montrose County News
Posted on: March 22, 2018

Paradox School Threat Investigation Continues

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3/23/2018 UPDATE: The MCSO concluded its investigation and determined that the threat to the Paradox Valley School was unfounded. The MCSO would like to thank the Paradox Valley School and public for its cooperation during this incident. Any threat regard...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: March 16, 2018

MCSO Update: Inmate Found Unresponsive

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UPDATE:

The Montrose County Coroner's Office of Medical Investigations has released the name of the decedent as Clinton Mitchell, a 53-year-old male, of Montrose, Colo. Mr. Mitchell was booked into the Montrose County Jail on January 18th on a charge of CR...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: March 16, 2018

UPDATE: Montrose County Jail Inmate Identified

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UPDATE: Montrose County Jail Inmate Identified

Montrose, CO—In the early morning hours of March 16th, an inmate was found unresponsive in his cell at the Montrose County Jail. Multiple attempts at resuscitation by Montrose County Jail deputies, t...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: March 16, 2018

Inmate Found Unresponsive

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Montrose, COLO.—At approximately 12:04 am on March 16th, a male inmate in the Montrose County jail was found unresponsive in his cell. CPR was started immediately by jail staff and emergency medical services (EMS) were dispatched. Upon EMS arriv...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: March 9, 2018

Baby & Me--Tobacco Free Program to Offer Free Diapers for Graduates

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Montrose, COLO.— Montrose County Health and Human Services (HHS) is proud to team up with the BABY & ME – Tobacco Free Program to offer help for pregnant women who smoke. Tobacco use during pregnancy is a known cause of bi...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: March 8, 2018

2018 Tribute to Aviation: Salute to Women in Aviation

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Montrose, COLO.— Montrose Regional Airport is proud to announce the theme of the 2018 Tribute to Aviation, Women in Aviation. In its fourth year of existence, this popular event features both military and civilian aircraft on display from around the count...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: March 2, 2018

Montrose County Event Center Naming Rights Released as ITB

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Montrose, COLO.—Montrose County Fairgrounds and Event Center is proud to release an Invitation to Bid (ITB) for a unique opportunity, the Naming Rights of the Event Center.  The facility, which is scheduled to open in late April, is 93,...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: March 1, 2018

Information Release: Stephen Felix Update

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Montrose, CO—On Friday, February 10, 2018, a 52-year-old male from Olathe named Stephen Felix was brought to Montrose Memorial Hospital by the Olathe Ambulance in an unconscious state. Radiologic examination revealed traumatic injuries and an ac...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: February 23, 2018

Montrose County Roads are Now Open to Recreational OHV Use

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Montrose, COLO.— The Montrose Board of County Commissioners formally adopted Ordinance 2018-01 allowing the operation of off-highway vehicles (OHV) on all country roads located in the unincorporated areas of Montrose County. The ordinance officially takes...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: February 23, 2018

Five Years of Top Performance by Vital Statistics Team

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Montrose, COLO.—The Montrose County Clerk and Recorder's Vital Statistics Team is once again the proud recipient of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's (CDPHE) annual Five Star Award. This marks the fifth year in a row the...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: February 22, 2018

Low Income Radon Mitigation Assistance Available

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Low Income Radon Mitigation Assistance AvailableMontrose, COLO.— Montrose County Health and Human Services announces Low Income Radon Mitigation Assistance Program now available through Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: February 15, 2018

Information Release

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Montrose, CO— On Friday, February 10, 2018, Stephen Felix, a 52-year-old male from Olathe, was brought to Montrose Memorial Hospital by the Olathe Ambulance in an unconscious state. Radiologic examination revealed traumatic injuries and an acute...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: February 15, 2018

Montrose Regional Airport is the Fastest Growing in the State

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Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ) is not only the fastest growing airport in western Colorado, but its growth has been noted statewide for the past three years.  In the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Division of Aeronautics Annual Report, ...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: February 2, 2018

2018 County Sheriffs of Colorado Scholarship Program

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Montrose, COLO.—The Montrose County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that Montrose County students are eligible to apply for the County Sheriffs of Colorado’s (CSOC) $500 scholarship.  CSOC, the State Sheriff&am...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: January 31, 2018

Montrose County Helps Secure Over $45,000 in CMU Scholarship Dollars

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Montrose, COLO.— For the third year in a row, Montrose County was awarded scholarship funds from the 2017-2018 Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) Matching Student Scholarship grant.  The grant was approved for $45,322 an...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: January 16, 2018

Montrose County Partners with The Baby Box Co. to Distribute Free Baby Boxes

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Montrose, COLO.— In an effort to encourage safe sleep practices for newborns and infants, Montrose County Public Health Department has partnered with The Baby Box Co. and is now a distributor of The Baby Box.

The Baby Box is a FREE safe sleep alt...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: January 11, 2018

March 6th, 2018 Precinct Caucus Day

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What happens at precinct caucus?

• In each even-numbered year, political parties hold their Precinct Caucus on the first Tuesday in March to begin the process of selecting candidates to designate in the up-coming election.

• Registered vot...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: January 11, 2018

Montrose County Supports Local Community with over $730,000 in Community Partner Funding

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The Montrose Board of County Commissioners provided over $730,000 funding to local government and non-profit agencies to start off 2018. Recipients of 2018 funding (awarded through the annual budget process) include organizations such as the Center for Me...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Radon Action Month

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January is Radon Action Month! Test your home and protect your health! The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recommends that every house is tested, whether you own or rent. January is the best time to test because lower temperatures mea...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: January 9, 2018

Building Permits Close 2017 With Marked Increases

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Montrose, COLO.— The Montrose County Planning and Development Division finished the year with strong numbers in regard to total permits issued, valuation, single family residence permits and single family residence valuation. The most impressive...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: December 14, 2017

Skeletonized Remains Found

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Montrose, CO—The skeletonized remains discovered on December 1, 2017, at 59741 US Highway 50 in Olathe, Colorado have been definitively identified as those of Gary G. Goldman, 77 of Olathe, Colorado.

Mr. Goldman was reported missing from Colorow ...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: December 4, 2017

Skeletal Remains Found

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Montrose, CO—On Friday, December 1, 2017, a hunter in the Olathe area reported finding skeletal material believed to be human remains. The Montrose County Sheriff’s Office and the Montrose County Coroner's Office of Medical Investigati...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: November 28, 2017

Montrose County Board Openings

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Montrose County is accepting applications from citizens interested in serving on the Board listed below.   For an application please contact Kathy Kacso at 317 S 2nd or by email at kkacso@montrosecounty.net.  Applications are also on the...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: November 20, 2017

Pertussis (whooping cough) Identified in Montrose County

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For Immediate Release

November 20, 2017

Contact:

Katie Yergensen, 964-8701kyergensen@montrosecounty.net

Leann Tobin, 240-7344

ltobin@montrosehospital.com

Pertussis (whooping cough) Identified in Montrose County

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Montrose County News
Posted on: November 17, 2017

Youth Mental Health First Aid Course Offered to Community

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Montrose County is once again partnering with the Center for Mental Health to bring a Mental Health First Aid course to the community. Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, n...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Homicide Investigaton

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Montrose, CO—In the early morning hours of November 6, 2017, a 28-year-old female was found dead in Olathe. The victim has been identified as Patience Stewart of Olathe. An autopsy ordered by the Montrose County Coroner’s Office of Med...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: November 1, 2017

Homicide Investigation

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Montrose, CO—On Friday, October 27, the Montrose County Coroner's Office was called to the scene of a death investigation by the Montrose Police Department. The decedent is identified as Livase Persson, a 71-year-old female from Montrose, Colorado. The ca...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: October 16, 2017

Montrose County Sheriff’s Office Hosts Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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Montrose, COLO.--On October 28th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office will take part in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The goal of this event is to prevent pill abuse and theft by riddi...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: October 10, 2017

City Market, Feeding America, and Montrose County team up to fight influenza and hunger

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Montrose, CO – October 10, 2017.  City Market announced today that it will be partnering with Montrose County, Montrose Memorial Hospital, and the City of Montrose to donate and administer 1,000 flu shots to county residents on October ...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: September 12, 2017

Montrose County Offers Mental Health First Aid Class During National Suicide Prevention Month

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Montrose, COLO.—Research has found that about 90 percent of individuals who die by suicide experience mental illness. In recognition of National Suicide Prevention Month this September, Montrose County and the Center for Mental Health are offeri...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: August 22, 2017

National Breastfeeding Month

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Let Montrose County assist your work site in becoming a Designated Breastfeeding Friendly Environment. Call Montrose County Health Educator at 970-252-5011 for more information.

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Montrose County News
Posted on: August 21, 2017

EBT Outage Starting 8/26/17 10pm

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Please Note: Colorado Department of Human Services has a scheduled system upgrade this weekend. There will be an EBT Outage and EBT/Quest Cards will not work from 8/26/17 10pm - 8/27/17 8am.

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Montrose County News
Posted on: August 21, 2017

Death on Highway 550 South

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Montrose, CO—In the early morning hours of August 19, 2017, there was a vehicle-pedestrian collision on Highway 550 South near Chipeta Road. Toma Martinez, a 45-year-old male from Montrose, was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision. The ...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: August 20, 2017

UPDATE: Montrose County Jail Inmate Identified

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Montrose, CO—In the early morning hours of August 18, 2017, an inmate was found unresponsive in his cell at the Montrose County Jail. Multiple attempts at resuscitation by Montrose County Jail deputies, the Montrose Fire Protection District EMS ...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Inmate Found Unresponsive in Montrose County Jail

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 18, 2017 FROM THE MONTROSE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Contact: Katie Yergensen, Montrose County Media Relations Managerkyergensen@montrosecounty.net, (970) 252-4505 or (970) 964-8701

Inmate Found Unresponsive in Montrose C...

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Montrose County News
Posted on: August 16, 2017

Montrose County Sheriff's Office Announces Annual Citizens Academy

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Montrose, COLO.--The Montrose County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) will be accepting applications for the MCSO Citizens Academy. The academy is scheduled to begin on September 21st, and will run for 12 weeks with the graduation ceremony on December 14...

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Montrose County News