RE-1J WELCOMES NEW LEADERS, LOOKS TO PROPOSED MILL LEVY OVERRIDE FOR FINANCIAL RELIEF

By Caitlin Switzer MONTROSE–After a long summer of working with parents, staff and teachers to establish new leadership teams in five other local schools, the unexpected departure of Johnson Elementary Principal Lisa Pierce in late July came as a tough blow to the community and to RE-1J Superintendent Mark MacHale. “Being a principal is an incredibly stressful job,” MacHale said, …

REGION 10 COG OBTAINS 245K IN EDA FUNDING, SELECTS PROVIDER FOR REGIONAL BROADBAND BLUEPRINT

REGION 10 COG MOVING FORWARD TO BOOST WEST CENTRAL ECONOMY By Caitlin Switzer REGIONAL-When the Region 10 League for Economic Assistance & Planning announced receipt of $245,000 in funding from the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) Aug. 25, the news represented an economic shot in the arm for two counties in Colorado’s West Central Region. However, the federal …

MAGIC ROLLS ALONG THE BOARDWALK WITH NEW HIPPIE BUS

By Liesl Greathouse MONTROSE–Montrose has a new, unique attraction for people that bridges generations.  Over at The Boardwalk shopping complex south of Montrose, locals and visitors can check out the newly-customized, bright blue hippie bus, complete with Beatles’ music playing as visitors approach. Originally a school bus from China Lake, California, the bus is a White, made somewhere between 1947 …