Home-Study Career-Change Copywriting Course Among 90K in OBT Ad Costs for 2013

By Caitlin Switzer MONTROSE—(February 27, 2014) It all happened so fast. The Montrose Office of Business and Tourism (OBT) was formed in 2013, shortly after the City of Montrose chose to seize the Retail Enhancement ($230,000) and Tourism Promotion funds ($400,000) formerly administered by Montrose ACT (which was created by combining the Montrose Area Merchants Association, Chamber of Commerce, and …

DON’T GET BURNED! FIREFIGHTERS SHARE SAFETY STRATEGIES

  By Caitlin Switzer REGIONAL—(February 18, 2014)  When a local family tried to heat a pet cage in an upstairs area earlier this winter, the fire that resulted almost destroyed their entire home. Though the quick response of Montrose firefighters ensured that no human lives were lost, the experience was devastating for all involved—especially the pets whose cages were being …

OURAY IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS…COME AND PLAY!

By Caitlin Switzer OURAY—(February 18, 2014)  The timing is perfect, Ouray Chamber and Resort Association Marketing Manager Heidi Pankow wants you to know. “We’ve got some great specials going on,” Pankow said. “Ouray is open! Don’t stay away!” With Red Mountain open for traffic once again, it’s time to bring the whole family for a stay-cation and take advantage of …

Eilen Jewell Concert

By: Liesl Greathouse. (February 18, 2014)  Blue Sky Music Presents will be bringing Eilen Jewell and her band back to Montrose on Friday, March 21 at Turn of the Century Saloon, along with local up and comer, Emma Cooper. Eilen Jewell covers a broad spectrum of music including blues, jazz, folk, and good old rock and roll in her mostly …

WHERE THE BUCK STOPS…WHAT THE NEW VISITOR CENTER COST

By Caitlin Switzer MONTROSE—(February 18, 2014) The newly-created City of Montrose Office of Business and Tourism claimed greater accountability as the reason for seizing the Retail Enhancement ($230,000) and Tourism Promotion funds ($400,000) from the Montrose ACT (which was created by combining the Montrose Area Merchants Association, Chamber of Commerce, and VCB through a City initiative in 2010) early in …

FIGHTING FOR THEIR LIVES…CHILD POVERTY IN MONTROSE

By Caitlin Switzer REGIONAL—(February 4, 2014) What a difference 12 months can make. When Patty Ray opened her Montrose business, Hug-A-Bear Child Care & Learning Center, in 2007, her clients were 90-percent private payers. “Then the economy tanked, and parents were no longer working,” Ray recalls. “In one year I saw the trend reverse—suddenly 90 percent of our clients were …