TRANSPORTATION MEANS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

By Caitlin Switzer REGIONAL—(August 20, 2013)  “Transportation means economic development,” Colorado Transportation Advisory Committee Chair Vince Rogalski told the crowd who gathered to hear him speak at Forum at Heidi’s Brooklyn Deli on Aug. 7.     “Without transportation, you can’t get your goods out to anybody.” Rogalski, who has worked with the Region 10 League for Economic Assistance & Planning since …

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH…CHEF SARAH MANDELL

By Caitlin Switzer MONTROSE—(August 20, 2013)  In another life, she was a marketing professional. Today, she has become the beautiful face of her own brand—a Montrose-based business called Flourish to Thrive that helps busy people take control of their health and develop positive, rewarding relationships with food. So effective are her strategies for weight loss and health, that she has …

SHARING A LOVE FOR THE GREAT OUTDOORS

By Caitlin Switzer CEDAREDGE—(August 20, 2013)  Like many teens, Tristan Janus is spending his summer by the water. In the case of this Cedaredge High School student, however, the water in question consists of rivers and hatchery raceways rather than the local pool. Thanks to friend and neighbor Andy Meehan, owner of Solitude Outdoors Flyfishing shop in Cedaredge and host …

CELEBRATING MONTROSE—ALL AMERICA CITY!

By Liesl Greathouse (August 20, 2013)  It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no, it’s Montrose, winner of the All-America City Award!  Considered a tremendous recognition of civic accomplishments, Montrose became one of ten winners of the 2013 All-America City Award.  The city won the Award due to the hard work and collaboration of three organizations: Welcome Home Montrose, the Downtown …

$40K FOR FOURTH’S FINAL DAY FAILS TO FILL HOTEL BEDS

By Caitlin Switzer MONTROSE—(August 6, 2013)   Nice work if you can get it. Since the City of Montrose took over management of the tourism promotion ($400,000) and retail enhancement ($230,000) funds from the former Montrose ACT earlier this year, Rob Joseph of the City’s Office of Tourism Promotion has been promising to come up with a new, cohesive identity for …