Native Educator Brings Renewed Life To Ute Museum Programs 
The passion that Education Director Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk brings to her work at the newly renovated Ute Indian Museum is palpable; since her hiring last fall, Lopez-Whiteskunk has advocated for enhanced education and greater awareness of the Ute heritage....
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Read the entire PDF Issue 268, published April 16, 2018. Articles covering the greater Montrose area include: Carole McKelvey talks to Ute Indian Museum Educator Regina Lopez Whiteskunk...Top Tier Salary Survey...Gail Marvel's Answering the Call, and much more...

Grand Junction Company Serves Former Dept. Of Energy Workers In 13 States 

‘THESE PEOPLE SERVED OUR COUNTRY, AND THEY PAID A GREAT DEBT’ They continue to be the unsung heroes of our nation; the Department of Energy (DOE) workers whose labor fueled the age of nuclear power.  Today, a growing health care company...

Safer Schools: ‘conversation Starts At Home’ 

In recent weeks, schools in Montrose have been targeted by threats of violence on a regular basis, through traditional contacts and via social media. A growing number of local students have been arrested and charged with threatening violence in some way–and...

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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.

Deeply Digital’s Contract For Sale To Elevate Fiber Withdrawn 

Doug Seacat, owner of Deeply Digital and Clearnetworx, had a contract to not only sell his two businesses to Elevate Fiber, but to also be their employee once the sale was complete. After he worked with Elevate to help them build relationships within...

Katie Sickles Is Leading Ouray Into The Future 

On Monday, Feb. 5, during the Ouray City Council meeting, Kathleen “Katie” Ann Sickles was officially voted in as the Ouray City Administrator, after working since last November as the interim city administrator, with a salary of $98,975....

Habitat Building In Montrose, Ridgway

Chilly weather early Saturday, Jan. 27, didn't deter dresseddown Alpine Bank volunteers as they offered their day and talents to a Habitat for Humanity of the San Juans (HFHSJ) build going up at 333 Park Avenue South, Montrose. Lead by Alpine Bank...

Montrose Visitor Guides Mailed To 3-Mile Footprint, BLM Offers New Road Access To Eagle Rock Shelter

The quarterly meeting of the city’s Tourism Retail Advisory Committee (TRAC) took place on Jan. 16, 2018. Emily Sanchez, Montrose County Fairgrounds and Event Center Director, was welcomed as the newest member of the committee. Attendees introduced...

Montrose Animal Shelter: Caring For Companions 

They just about spoil them here. The Montrose Animal Shelter welcomes lost, unwanted, nuisance pets or animals who don't have a safe place to go. Step through the doors and you will see spotless floors and cages, animals given the most nutritious...

City To Apply For $500k Grant For Woodgate Trails Sr. Apts, Welcomes New Public Works Manager 

The normal schedule for a City Council Work Session is the day prior to the Regular City Council meeting. However, because of the New Year holiday, this work session was moved to 3 p.m. on Jan. 2, 2018. The regular City Council meeting then followed at...

Stonaker Tapped To Run CSU’s Rogers Mesa Center 

Colorado State University (CSU) announced that it would reopen the Western Colorado Research Center at Rogers Mesa for the benefit of the region’s producers and growers. Now, the public will have an opportunity to hear directly from the center’s...

Residential Assessment Rate Not Keeping Pace With Cost Of Essential Services 

You may not know or even care much about Colorado’s Gallagher Amendment. Still, if you live here, it impacts your life and may limit essential services that you have come to expect. Embedded in Colorado’s constitution, the Gallagher Amendment...

County, Hospital Agree To Joint Representation For MMH Bond Refinance Review

Addressing the Montrose Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) during the time for public comment at the regular meeting of Dec. 6, citizen Dennis Olmstead once again questioned the need for the new Fairgrounds Events Center, which is nearing completion....

City Staffers Got First Crack At Montrose BUCKS Sale

The City of Montrose Office of Business and Tourism (OBT) holds a holiday promotion known as Montrose BUCKS. Participants can purchase $100 worth of Montrose BUCKS and receive a value of $120 to spend in town. The city website does not indicate if there...

Bynum A No Show At Work Session; OBT Talks Continue

Four councilmembers were present for the Nov. 20 work session; Councilwoman Barbara Bynum was absent.  Introduction of new employees:  Animal Shelter Tech Suzanne McKetta  Street Division Worker – Victor Armendariz  Assistant Finance Director –...

Ridgway, Property Owners At Odds Over uncompahgre River Overlay District 

The Town of Ridgway is drawing criticism from local landowners, as the Town Council considers an Ordinance that amends the Official Zoning Map to create an “Uncompahgre River Overlay District (UROD).” The ordinance would create development...