EVA VEITCH TAKES ON EXPANDED ROLE WITH REGION 10

By Caitlin Switzer REGIONAL—(July 16, 2013)  As the six-county Region 10 League for Economic Assistance & Planning pursues its mission of leveraging resources for stronger communities, a key Region 10 staffer has been tapped to fill a larger role.   Effective July 1, Eva Veitch has been named Community Living Services Director, responsible for overseeing the Area Agency on Aging (AAA), …

SWEET CORN BACK ON THE MENU FOR SUMMER FUN!

By Caitlin Switzer OLATHE—(July 16, 2013)  It’s the signature taste of summer, and the reason more than 16,000 people flock to the region every year. And thanks to the efforts of a committed group of local citizens headed by Montrose Community Foundation Executive Director and lifelong local resident Melanie Hall, the Olathe Sweet Corn Festival is back on for Aug. …

LEADERSHIP AS A LIFESTYLE—MARKET MANAGER ABBIE BREWER

By Caitlin Switzer MONTROSE—(July 16, 2013) With four growing kids, she has already invested in the future. So protecting that investment only makes sense. Abbie Brewer has built her career in the non-profit world, raising awareness of issues that impact the health of humans and the environment. As Executive Director of the FORE (Focus on Resource Efficiency) Alliance, she worked …

FRACTALIA PLAYS FIVE WEST SLOPE SHOWS

By J. Berndt REGIONAL–(July 16, 2013) Over the years Fractalia has had a heavy presence here in Montrose and the surrounding area, and I will say I have never been to one of their shows where there wasn’t a gang of people having a great time. Their energy will always get people up, showing their support with arms swimming through …

BROWN FAMILY TO OPEN FOR DIRT BAND AT BRIDGES

By Liesl Greathouse MONTROSE—(July 16, 2013)  Although not an official “working” band, The Brown Family Band still serves up a fun show for their audience no matter the venue. Jody Brown, the dad, will be teaming up with his eldest son Levi Brown and eldest daughter Tia Brown to perform on July 19 at The Bridges, along with the Nitty …

DOWNTOWN CEDAREDGE GETS A $1 MILLION FACELIFT

By Caitlin Switzer CEDAREDGE—(July 16, 2013)  That brand new community messaging sign on Hwy 62 is not the only thing new around town—Downtown Cedaredge is about to get a Main Street makeover. It has only taken 12 years of hard work and planning, Cedaredge Town Manager Katie Sickles said. “It is very exciting,” Sickles said. “The Town has waited more …