TIS THE SEASON TO DRIVE SAFELY!

MONTROSE—(December 17, 2013)  Healthy early season snowfall has resulted in joyous prospects for skiers and snow sports enthusiasts…but for drivers in Montrose, which presently has no night-time taxi service, ‘tis the season to be aware, notes Montrose Police Chief Tom Chinn. “The bottom line is that people really do need to learn to navigate in snow and ice,” Chinn said, …

FINAL MRCOG OF 2013 BRINGS LEADERS TO THE TABLE

By Caitlin Switzer MONTROSE—(December 17, 2013)  In the spirit of the season, it was a chance to share–from organizational accomplishments such as the Montrose Library’s award-winning summer reading badge program, now being implemented statewide, to the imminent availability of food in previously food-free areas of the Montrose Regional Airport, to major issues that cross governmental and regional boundaries, the deceptively …

KAFM COMMUNITY RADIO FINDS ROOM TO GROW

By Caitlin Switzer GRAND JUNCTION—(December 17, 2013)  In the beginning, it was about finding room for alternative music and local voices amidst the crowded world of commercial radio. A group of locals who shared an idea and a dream banded together to start a locally-programmed, locally-owned and operated community radio station in the Grand Valley in 1992. After years of …

Alpine Bank’s Green Team Celebrates a Decade of Energy Savings

By Cameron M. Burns, CLEER (December 17, 2013) When employees at Alpine Bank started looking at reducing the bank’s environmental impacts in the early 2000s, no one knew what might be possible in terms of energy reduction—if anything at all. Today, a decade later, a third of the 36 branches in Alpine’s network have achieved energy savings topping 40 percent, …

PLOWING, PAVING, PARKING…AND PLANNING AT MONTROSE PUBLIC WORKS

By Caitlin Switzer MONTROSE—(December 17, 2013)  Heavy snowfalls earlier this month may have caused headaches for commuters across the region, but here in Montrose, record precipitation on Dec. 4-5 also signaled opportunity. For City of Montrose Public Works Director John Harris, the storm—which dropped more than ten inches of early season snow on the City–offered a chance to try out …

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS MAKE “CENTS “ FOR BUSINESSES

By Liesl Greathouse MONTROSE–(December 17, 2013)  With a New Year just around the corner, it is time to set up resolutions and goals.  Three local business owners have done just that, with different ideas of where they want to be in 2014. Local Diana Atha works as a real estate broker at Keller Williams Realty and has been an agent …