BYPASS EXTENDS DOWNTOWN UPTOWN!

By Caitlin Switzer MONTROSE—(March 19)  When the City of Montrose and CDOT conducted the San Juan Bypass swap in 2010, the exchange—which gave control of Main Street back to the City—created new opportunities for street fairs and festivals Downtown.  The move also breathed some new life into the intersection at Main Street and San Juan—in addition to the traditional presence …

KEEPING COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS—AND CASH—LOCAL!

By Caitlin Switzer MONTROSE— (March 19) When the new Community Corrections facility opens in the old work release building at the Montrose Justice Center Complex in May, non-violent offenders will be able to remain in the community—and so will roughly $760,000 annually. “We have been sending our community members all over the state, and we have been sending our money …

THROWING PUNCHES, CLEANING PLATES

Jack Dempsey’s Days in Montrose MONTROSE—(March 19) Harry was his nickname as a child, and anyone who knew him as a boy would have predicted a life of nothing but hard work and obscurity—so poor was his large, Mormon family that at one point they were politely asked to “move on” while staying in Delta. He had been born in …

KEEPING KIDS IN THE KITCHEN!

By Caitlin Switzer MONTROSE—( March 19) Start with a great cause, and just add sugar…and perhaps a few sprinkles on top! Local kids can indulge their creativity in the kitchen  at the Kids in the Kitchen Baking Competition, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bridges Golf Club March 23. The event will be a fundraiser for Pope John …

ON THE TRAIL OF BUTCH AND SUNDANCE!

By Caitlin Switzer MONTROSE— (March 5) Mark your calendars—and break out the boots! Museum of the Mountain West (68169 East Miami) has announced the Fourth Annual Tribute to Western Movies Days, to be held June 8, 2013. One of Montrose’s signature events, this year’s Tribute to Western Movies will feature the iconic 1960’s-era classic, Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid. …