“THE NEW WAY IS TO RESPECT THE WOMEN”

PNG TRIBAL FOUNDATION PROMOTES, MODELS HUMAN RIGHTS MONTROSE-(July 14, 2014)  The office is colorful but quiet, seemingly no different from any other well-appointed corporate nerve center. Look again, and listen closely–because you just might hear the heartbeat of a worldwide revolution.  This is a place where money is thought of mainly in terms of what it can do to empower …

FAMILY FUN, PLENTY OF BACON ON THE MENU AT 2014 COUNTY FAIR!

By Caitlin Switzer MONTROSE-(July 14, 2014)  Now that her daughter is off to college, Cloris Hopkins is no longer an active 4H leader. However, that doesn’t mean Hopkins won’t be heading over to the Montrose County Fair later this week. “I enjoy the whole fair!” Hopkins said. “I love everything from the turkeys to fine arts–I am pretty well-rounded.” For …

MEMORIAL PLANNED FOR LONG LOST WARRIOR

By Caitlin Switzer OLATHE-(July 14, 2014)  Like so many boys growing up in Western Colorado, Eugene Howard “Gene” Putney spent his childhood outdoors, hunting and fishing, the third of Pearl and Floyd Putney’s ten children. Though born in Oklahoma, Gene was raised in Olathe, spending a short time in Lake City before enlisting in the U.S. Army with his friend …

BUSINESS OWNERS INVEST IN DOWNTOWN

By Caitlin Switzer MONTROSE–(July 14, 2014) Summer is in full bloom, and Downtown Montrose is feeling the love this season with increased business and private investment. “We’re having a good summer,” Phuong Nguyen of Coffee Trader (845 East Main Street) said. “Business is up, better than last year. We’re seeing more out-of-state people, and that’s important. “I think people are …

CITY OF MONTROSE RELEASES REGIONAL TRANSIT STUDY

By Caitlin Switzer MONTROSE–(July 1, 2014) A packed agenda and time considerations on June 17 led the Montrose City Council to postpone a review of the Regional Transit Study prepared by Assistant City Manager Rob Joseph. However, the study itself is already available online for those who wish to familiarize themselves with it prior to Council’s meeting tonight. The completed …

DELTA’S ALTERNATIVE TRUCK ROUTE TO BE COMPLETE BY YEAR’S END

By Caitlin Switzer DELTA–(July 1, 2014) It is a project intended to ease congestion and facilitate traffic movement. For Delta’s alternate truck route project, however, the going has not been easy. The project kicked off in 2011, and is expected to be complete by the end of 2014, according to Delta City Manager Justin Clifton.   Clifton, who noted that …