Giving Back is on His “Radar”

By Liesl Greathouse REGIONAL-(April 15, 2014)  -Montrose local Brent (Radar) Carlile believes in the power of helping others.  From Welcome Home Montrose to Serenity House, to the Oak Grove Elementary School and Second Chance Humane Society, Radar gets around and is building up a reputation for having a kind heart and helping hands. At Oak Grove Elementary School, where his …

IAWC SEEKS TO PRESERVE CANYON STRUCTURES

By Caitlin Switzer DELTA—(April 1, 2014)  Along with the bright sun and hushed quiet comes a sense that time stands still in Escalante Canyon.  And yet, the ravages of the years are visible for those who look—some of the buildings left by the canyon’s early homesteaders are now in danger of being lost to neglect.  The buildings themselves are the …

WATER OUTLOOK STRONG FOR 2014, BLUE MESA EXPECTED TO FILL

REGIONAL—(April 1, 2014)  It’s the most controversial topic in Colorado, and perhaps the world. But this spring, for a rare, quiet moment, officials do NOT expect major fights to erupt over water in the Gunnison River Basin. Jason Ullman, Assistant Division Engineer for Colorado Division of Water Resources Division Four, noted the rare lack of drought conditions this spring. The …

MONTROSE ROAD FOOD RODEO SET FOR JUNE 5, 2015

By Caitlin Switzer MONTROSE—(April n1, 2014)  Colorado is known for many things…including some of the world’s greatest food trucks. Now, a citizen committee in Montrose is hoping to share what makes this state one of the tastiest in the U.S., with a Montrose Road Food Rodeo scheduled for June 5, 2015. City and DDA officials have already expressed support for …

SHARING REMNANTS OF THE PAST –CHARLENE BAECKER AND AA ANTIQUES

By Caitlin Switzer MONTROSE—(April 1, 2014)  Ask Charlene Baecker why she has spent so much of her life in the antiques business, and her answer is quick. “You have to love it,” Baecker said, who owns AA Antiques at the Boardwalk (17648 US HWY 550). “My dad dabbled in antiques—I would go to auctions with him when I was a …

CITY’S $30,000+ ANALYTICS REPORT PROMISED IN MAY

By Caitlin Switzer MONTROSE—(April 1, 2014)  Early in 2013, the newly-created Montrose Office of Business & Tourism paid $30,000 to Marketing Telluride for a software package designed to analyze visitor data collected by local lodging establishments. In May, the results of that effort will finally be made public in the form of a report, according to a news release issued …