LOCAL LEADERS WEIGH IN ON CITY’S PROMOTIONAL PLANS

By Caitlin Switzer MONTROSE—(March 2) When the City of Montrose announced in January that it would be withholding the tourism promotion and retail enhancement funds that had previously been administered through the Montrose Association of Commerce & Tourism, the news caught many locals off guard; after all, it was the City of Montrose that had helped to facilitate creation of …

HULA HOOPS ROLL OUT AT MARKET, FESTIVALS, EVERYWHERE

By Caitlin Switzer MONTROSE—(March 2) The arrival of warm weather means more than just the start of another great farm market and festival season here in Western Colorado. It also means it’s time to break out the hula hoops! For those who grew up in the 1960’s, the hula hoop will forever be linked to the Wham-O toy company and …

DDA LOOKS AT MINI PARKS, UPGRADED RECYCLE/TRASH BINS

By Caitlin Switzer MONTROSE—(March 2) The Montrose Downtown Development Authority continues to make progress toward its goal of establishing Downtown Montrose as a center for commerce, community and culture, said DDA Executive Director Scott Shine, who was hired to run the newly-created organization in July of 2011. Shine said that he is pleased with the continuing  excitement and enthusiasm in …

DIRECT SALES CAREER FAIR OPENS DOORS

MONTROSE—(March 2) For some entrepreneurs, one small business is just not enough. Amy Harmsen, who owns Canyon Gallery (Main and Townsend) with her husband Wil, has found a second career in direct sales to be the perfect fit, allowing her to generate extra income while maintaining the flexible hours needed to continue working in the gallery and spending time with …