DDA DIRECTOR PLANS TO PROMOTE LOCAL CULTURE

By Caitlin Switzer MONTROSE—(January 15, 2014)  Sometimes, along with a polar vortex comes a breath of fresh air. New Montrose Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Director Wade Nichols has moved into an office at the former City Council annex on Centennial Plaza, bringing with him an extensive skill set, a comprehensive background in community economic development and outreach, and an attitude …

INDEPENDENT ON ICE…CHICKS WITH PICKS TURNS 15!

Special to the Mirror OURAY—(January 15, 2014)  A lifelong outdoorswoman, Kim Reynolds is well aware that men outnumber women at the annual Ouray Ice Climbing Festival. After all, it was Reynolds herself who verified that the popular festival has a standard of 15 men to five women at its events, in response to a 2011 PEMBASERVES.com article that questioned the …

CATCHING UP WITH CATS ABOUT TOWN!

By Liesl Greathouse MONTROSE– (January 15, 2014)  When shopping around Montrose, you can find some local feline friends to keep you company along the way. Mike Simpson, owner of Simpson Gallery on Main Street, has a well-known feline named Vinnie, a seven year old male that has gone through a few name changes.  “Since this is an art gallery, we …

ROUBIDEAU RIM WILDLIFE RESCUE GIVES HURT, WILD CREATURES ANOTHER CHANCE

By Caitlin Switzer OLATHE—(January 15, 2014)   Brenda Miller recalls vividly the moment her life changed. “I was a little girl,” said Miller, who lives today with her husband on a remote ranch near Olathe. “I had an older cousin who was a falconer, and she had a kestrel tied to her dresser. I just sat there and looked at …

The Whole West was His Home…… O.D. Loutsenhizer

By Caitlin Switzer MONTROSE—(January 15, 2014)   As a young man he struck out from his Midwestern home, in search of rugged adventure in the nation’s wild Western Frontier, exploring the rough and ready territory before settling at last in the place that held onto his heart—Montrose. Though originally named for Pomona, the Roman Goddess of fruit-and later for author …

2014 Expected To Be Busiest in History of Pavilion

By Caitlin Switzer MONTROSE—(January 15, 2014)  Only longtime locals recall the very first live show at the Montrose Pavilion, a 1990 concert featuring Montrose rockers The Stupid Band. However, just about everybody in town can remember attending a show, meeting or other gathering here—the facility can accommodate everything from weddings, assemblies and school band concerts, to dances, recitals and large …