1st Giving Club Award Working Hard At Lighthouse Ministries
Chris Hauck of Montrose was behind the wheel on Feb. 6 when the phone call came in, driving a van full of people to shelter. He did not pick up. “It was my sisterinlaw Annie,” he said, “But I was driving.” Upon returning home later...
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Latest Montrose Mirror

Read the entire PDF Issue 218, published April 24, 2017. Articles covering the greater Montrose area include: City & County government, Tia's Treasures, Life Choices Center, OBT to TRAC Committee: Abrams Falsified Room Night Numbers, Local Mom Faces Heartbreak, Homelessness, and much more...

Latest Western Weekend Blast

Read the entire PDF Issue 54, published April 21, 2017. Coverage includes: Weekend, Business, and Cultural Events, Raised Bed Gardens, Business Indicators Report, Ten Colorado Adventures, Lacrosse Tournament, and much more...

OBT To TRAC Committee: Abrams Falsified Room Night Numbers; City Must Repay CTO Funds

On April 19 the Tourism Retail Advisory Committee (TRAC) held their quarterly meeting. Committee members present were: CJ Brafford, Scott Beyer, Debbie Blanchard, Dave Bowman, Fletcher Flower, Ashley Pietak, Scott Voorhis, Rick Warner and Paul Zaenger....

Sponsors Needed For Wine & Food Festival

The Montrose Wine and Food Festival will celebrate its 14th year on Saturday May 20, from 1 to 5 p.m at the Bridges with a Grand Tasting event. The afternoon will feature several local food vendors including Kinikin, Applebee's and the Pitchfork Tavern....

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Read all of the latest posts to the Mirror's Facebook page for up-to-the-minute news, views, events, letters to the editor, and much more.

Seventh Annual San Juan Mining And Reclamation Conference

Attend the 7th Annual San Juan Mining & Reclamation Conference "Coming Full Circle: Making a Difference and Forging Ahead" in Ouray, Colorado, May 23-26, 2017.  Tuesday, May 23, 79 p.m.: Mining Lore – A Community Reception featuring Tall Tales...

City Looks At Capital vs Maintenance Expenditures

At the City Council Work Session on April 17, the Montrose City Council will discuss a GIS interface with City GIS Pro Eric Svenson.  Also up for discussion are capital vs. maintenance expenditures. Included in the Work Session packet are reports from...

City Manager: DDA Has 3 Choices

The week of March 13th Montrose City Manager Bill Bell spoke to council members on an individual basis and proposed an ordinance to dissolve the Downtown Development Authority (DDA). Getting the nod from city council to proceed, Bell contacted some DDA...

Houses Of Worship: Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church 

Usher David Peterson was quick to extend his hand and say, “I think you’ve been here before. Do I know you?”  On March 19, 2017 roughly 40 people assembled for worship services at Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church. With the exception...

Splankna Combines Healing With Christian Outlook

With continuing research and practice, humanity continues to discover how trauma affects our brains and how our bodies can heal themselves. This research has led to many different healing options for people to try, such as chiropractic, acupuncture, and...

Ridgway Now Has “True Grit” Walking Tour 

The Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce now offers a one-hour walking tour commemorating the filming of True Grit. In the movie, Ridgway is depicted as Fort Smith, Arkansas. John Wayne, who played a crusty, one-eyed U.S. Marshal in the 1969 blockbuster hit...

Farm Fresh Eggs Bring Health, Flavor To Valley 

Easter is coming–along with plenty of those pretty, hardboiled Easter eggs, so it seems fitting that at least one day a year, this simple food gets to sport bright colors and become an object of desire. Whether it is a basic meal in itself or part...

Montrose: Home Of The Brave

Journalist Donna Bryson has spent her career in the major leagues, covering breaking news and worldwide events for the Associated Press and other prestigious news organizations from such locations as Cairo and Johannesburg, South Africa. Now, Bryson has...

Houses Of Worship: Church On The Hill 

Church on the Hill aptly describes the location of this conservative Baptist church that sits atop Ashenfelter Hill. On Feb. 12, 2017, two days before Valentine’s Day, approximately 70 people gathered for worship.  Attentive to visitors, members...

City, Rec District Plan Bike Path Expansion

Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Trails Application Discussion – Montrose Recreation District Executive Director Ken Sherbenou and City Engineer Scott Murphy. This item was a last minute addition to the agenda.  In 2015 the Montrose Recreation District...

BOCC Hears MEDC Update, Meets New BLM Field Office Head

An update by Montrose Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), an introduction to new Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Field Office Manager Greg Larson, and a presentation by Shane Duckworth of CPace were on the agenda at the Montrose County Work Session...

MMH Ranks Among Nation’s Top 20 Rural Community Hospitals 

Montrose Memorial Hospital was recently named one of the Top 20 Rural Community Hospitals in the country by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). It is also the only Colorado hospital ranked in the Top 20. The Top 20 Rural Community Hospital winners...