MUSIC, DODGEBALL ON THE MENU FOR HALLOWEEN FUN

By Caitlin Switzer MONTROSE—(October 15, 2013)   Whether you plan be a ghost, goblin or Lady Gaga, better get your costume together and your dancing shoes ready. Because with so many events to choose from, Halloween 2013 in Montrose offers a full menu of fun that extends far beyond Oct. 31. Kick things off with a stop by the Montrose Elks …

PLENTY OF PLACES TO PLAY DESPITE SHUTDOWN!

By Caitlin Switzer Regional (October 15, 2013) The days are getting shorter, and color season has arrived complete with vivid pumpkins, tall corn shocks and bright fall foliage. For local businesses, the onslaught of cooler weather traditionally coincides with the arrival of outdoorsmen in pursuit of game and the seasonal hunting experience. Despite the shutdown of the Federal Government, opportunities …

SAN JUAN CANCER CENTER SERVES PATIENTS, COMMUNITY

MONTROSE—(October 15, 2013) It’s a diagnosis nobody wants to hear. And yet when locals learn that they have cancer, they know where to turn. The San Juan Cancer Center was founded in 2006 to serve a seven-county (Montrose, Delta, Ouray, San Miguel, Gunnison, Hinsdale and Mesa) territory in Western Colorado. By bringing together the resources of Montrose Memorial Hospital, St. …

CELEBRATING THE SEASON AT COVERED BRIDGE PUMPKIN PATCH

By Liesl Greathouse MONTROSE–(October 15, 2013) Using pumpkins to carve jack-o’-lanterns originated from Britain and Ireland.  The long tradition over there involved carving lanterns from a variety of vegetables, including turnips.  When immigrants came to North America, they used the native pumpkin to carve.  However, it was not until 1837 that ‘jack-o’-lantern’ was used as a term for a carved vegetable …

WELCOME HOME ALLIANCE EYES DURANGO EXPANSION

By Caitlin Switzer REGIONAL—(October 1, 2013)  She is a single mother, dividing her time between family and her work as a wildfire consultant and certified equine therapist in Durango. And Tammy Tyner has a dream. “My dad and I work with horses, and we have established an equine-assisted learning program geared toward veterans,” she said. “Our vision is to eventually …

MEDC UNVEILS POTENTIAL NEW BUSINESS AT MRCOG, HAYNES PROVIDES UPDATE ON TRANSIT, BROADBAND EFFORTS

By Caitlin Switzer MONTROSE—(October 1, 2013)  The name is VERN, but it’s not your ornery brother-in-law. The Vocational Electronics Recycling Network (VERN) includes the non-profit Blue Star Recyclers of Colorado Springs and a number of other partners, employs people with disabilities—and it just may be expanding to Montrose. “VERN will come to Montrose and do a feasibility analysis for $1,300,” …