HIGH WATER WASHES AWAY JUNE BUSINESS FOR RIVER OUTFITTERS

By Caitlin Switzer DELTA COUNTY (June 17, 2014) For Delta County, 2014 may be remembered as the year the jobs vanished. The devastating news of mine closures in the North Fork Valley was followed in April with the announcement that Meadow Gold Dairy was closing its Delta County processing facility, cutting 38 local jobs. Now, Delta County’s river operators are …

HEALTH CARE ENROLLMENT OPEN FOR NEW ARRIVALS, LIFE CHANGES

MONTROSE—(June 17, 2014) Are you new to the area? Have you recently lost adequate health insurance? If you face either of these circumstances, you can take advantage of a special health insurance open enrollment period of 30 days through Connect for Health Colorado, the state’s health care coverage marketplace. The next general open enrollment period will be Nov. 15, 2014 …

REGION 10 LEAP FOCUSED ON COLLABORATION

REGIONAL—(June 17, 2014) The organization is more than 40 years old, but continues to grow in new directions and drive positive change. Formed in 1972, the Region 10 League for Economic Assistance & Planning is now focused on enhancing collaboration among regional and statewide entities, with the shared goal of improving quality of life and economic opportunities throughout the six-county …

SUCCESSFUL EQUINE-THEMED ART OPENING SHOWS THROUGH END OF JUNE

By Marissa Isgreen, Northern Bureau Correspondent MONTROSE–(June 17, 2014) “High-Point,” a 12-month traveling art show featuring equine art, is showing at the A+Y Design Gallery in Montrose for the entire month of June. The show aims to celebrate the Year of the Horse, engage the community in a discussion about art and benefit Colorado’s wild horses. Local artist Cheri Isgreen …

“MANAGING OUR WATER IN A GREATER WAY”

RIDGWAY—(June, 17, 2014) In years past, longtime Ridgway Dam Superintendent Ion Spor would clean out a 54-inch pipe, and wonder if it would ever be used for its intended purpose. “I understood the original design,” said Spor, who has worked at the Dam since 1989, “and wondered if it would ever happen. Now, I am so glad that it has!” …

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT-COMPUTER TUNE-UP

MONTROSE—(June 17, 2014) Dennis Freed is so sure that he can fix whatever is wrong with your computer, that if he can’t, it’s free. Freed is the owner of Computer Tune-Up, a small business that has gotten off to a quick start since Dennis and his wife Robin returned to Montrose for family reasons earlier this year. “I have been …