Tag Archives: Montrose

Deer Discovered With Chronic Wasting Disease

chronic wasting diseaseA deer that was infected with Chronic Wasting Disease was discovered by Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials near Montrose. The deer that died on private property in the area last spring, was analyzed by Colorado States western slope veterinary lab. Chronic wasting disease is a fatal neurological disease that causes deer, Continue reading

Classic Air Medical to Hold Ribbon Cutting Today

craig-moffat-airportClassic Air Medical, a premier air ambulance service, will host a ribbon cutting this afternoon at the company’s newest base at the Craig-Moffat Airport. The new base, announced last month, is active and on call at all times. It’s staffed by a team of three personnel; a pilot, a flight medic, Continue reading

MC School District Superintendent A Finalist For Montrose Job

brent - Version 2Moffat County School District Superintendent Brent Curtis sent  the following message to Moffat County School Board members on Wednesday.  “Last evening, I received a call that I have been named by the Board of Education of Montrose County School District as one of the finalists for the superintendent position in that district. I was not looking to make a change. Continue reading

West Slope Airport Gets New Research Center

rifle airportThe Rifle-Garfield County Airport has won a statewide race to land a new research center to find the best ways to fight wildfires from the air. Researchers say they are trying to prevent a wildfire like the one that left 14 firefighters dead on Storm King Mountain in 1994. The Colorado Department of Public Safety’s Division of Fire Continue reading

Communities Approve Broadband Improvements

Ballot-300More Colorado counties and communities, including Rio Blanco County, have won the right to set up or improve their own broadband networks. Voters in San Miguel and Yuma counties as well as in the municipalities of Yuma, Wray, Boulder, Cherry Hills Village and Red Cliff backed broadband ballot measures in last week’s Continue reading

Water Districts Discuss Plan in Ongoing Drought

WATER CONSERVATIONThe Colorado River and Southwestern Water Conservation Districts met in a special joint meeting September 18th in Montrose to address the on-going drought conditions in the Colorado River basin and its effects on storage and operations of Lakes Powell and Mead. The two boards unanimously adopted a recommended Continue reading