CONNECT FOR HEALTH OPENS MONTROSE OFFICE

MONTROSE—(September 17, 2013)  The office is spare, just a corner of the Montrose Chamber of Commerce building at 1519 East Main. When Connect for Health Colorado goes live in October, however, the local office will serve as the Montrose “nerve center” of a transition that brings new options for health care to all Coloradoans. Thanks to a 16-month grant obtained …

MAIN STREET FUROR REMAINS “UNDEAD,” MERCHANTS QUESTION CITY STRATEGIES, WORK WEEK

MONTROSE—(September 17, 2013)  Once again, a lack of communication has left Downtown business owners and others crying foul about the City’s newly-created Office of Business & Tourism, which has come under fire for closing Main Street for two days on behalf of a group of out-of-area filmmakers last month—and amidst the uproar, questions and concerns over city spending, the city’s …

HISTORIC OAK GROVE SCHOOL FACES MODERN PARKING CHALLENGES

MONTROSE—(September 17, 2013)  Call it a work in progress. Since the historic Oak Grove School was first established in 1886 (the original brick building that still stands today was built in 1901), the community it serves has grown and prospered…and taken to the road en masse in motorized vehicles. “Oak Grove School…began as a one-room log cabin where children shared …

A Seat at the DMEA Table—Women Encouraged to Continue Historic Role in Local Cooperative

By Caitlin Switzer REGIONAL—(September 17, 2013)  From the outside, it is an organization that appears almost overwhelming white, and male. And yet, the heritage of rural electric cooperatives such as Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) is actually rooted in the need for power in the West, an effort driven largely by the demands of women. According to the National Association of …

TIPTON ADDRESSES COMMUNITY AT DELTA TOWN HALL MEETING

By Liesl Greathouse DELTA–U.S.(September 17, 2013)   Congressman Scott Tipton held a Town Hall meeting in Delta on Sept. 5th.  Locals were invited to come in order to have an opportunity to ask questions and get an update on what the Congressman has been working on.  The room was filled to standing-room only with County Commissioners, other officials, and locals from …