Local Real Estate Market Hotter Than July! 
For those hoping to buy or sell a home in the Montrose area, the local market continues to keep pace with the midsummer heat; prices are high, inventory is low, and everything is selling fast.  Montrose Realtor Betsy Spitzer notes that these conditions...
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Latest Montrose Mirror

Read the entire PDF Issue 281, published July 16, 2018. Articles covering the greater Montrose area include: Break out the Boots for Montrose County Fair & Rodeo, Deltarado Days...Gail Marvel's Answering the Call series, and much more...

Montrose High School Principal Warns Of Spike In Vaping 

With a variety of flavors backed by nationwide saturation marketing, ecigarettes and “vaping” are increasingly popular among America’s young people.  On June 1, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) released results of the 2017...

BOCC Authorizes 100 Percent Of Secure Local Schools Funding To RE-1J

There were no comments from the public, and no changes to the agenda at the regular meeting of the Montrose County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) on June 20.  Prior to the meeting, BOCC Chair Keith Caddy took time to wish a happy birthday to County resident...

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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.

City Manager Made ‘informal’ Offer To Purchase, Develop Former Bullock Power Plant Site

The old Bullock power plant beside the Uncompahgre River is tall and forbidding–a rusted hulk of a structure flanked by chain link fencing, and surrounded by abandoned outbuildings, vehicles, equipment, and weeds. Still, recent architectural renderings...

Despite Conflicts Of Interest, City Awards $241k Incentives Grant To Montrose Main Street Llc

A number of document errors were discovered throughout the Montrose City Council meeting held on June 5. Errors included incorrect descriptions on agenda items, packet information inconsistent with agenda information, and financial information in the...

Colorful Colorado Car, Truck & Rod Show Is June 12 

For every beloved, vintage, truck or automobile, there is a backstory–and a collector who helped bring that history back to life. On June 1 and 2, rev up your engines and ride on over to the Black Canyon Classics Colorful Colorado Car, Truck & Rod...

Rimrocker Trail Continues To Draw Raves Nationwide 

For Montrose County Government Affairs Director Jon Waschbusch, completing the final “missing link” in the Rimrocker Trail has meant 18 months of paperwork, grant applications, and successful presentations to funders. In fact, Waschbusch has...

Jimmer’s Backcountry BBQ Expects Red Barn Restoration To Be Done By June’s End 

It pays to be patient. Like slowcooking delicious barbecue, turning a decrepit Main Street building into a gorgeous 21st century eatery takes time. Still, by June’s end the wait should all be worthwhile, when Jimmer’s Backcountry BBQ completes...

Dust Levels Rise, Water Grows Scarce 

As a lifelong Coloradoan who grew up in Crested Butte, San Luis Valley resident Jeremy Robinson is accustomed to driving in challenging weather conditions. Still, when he took a drive on Tuesday, April 17, Robinson ended up in the hospital with a lacerated...

Mustang Extravaganza Rides Into Town May 5!

4-H Club members are trying out a pilot program new to Colorado this year, and as part of that program the Montrose County Fairgrounds welcomes the Mustang Extravaganza from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 5. Showcasing the versatility of America’s rugged...

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....

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...

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....

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