Montrose County

In the middle of the pandemic small businesses are having to pivot quickly and discover new ways to offer services and products to their customers. KVNF talks with Chelsea Rosty, Director of Business Innovation & Tourism for the city of Montrose, CO and DART about how local businesses are creatively navigating through COVID.

  • Governor Polis asks residents to wear facial coverings when outside
  • Montrose County reports first COVID-19 fatality; Ouray County has first case
  • Doctor in Colorado Springs offers assessment of spread of coronavirus

  NEWS UPDATES

  • Public comment needed on San Miguel/Ouray county transmission line project
  • COTREX - Colorado Parks & Wildlife trails app shows closed and open trails
  • Gov. Polis:  wear cloth masks to prevent spreading virus
  • Montrose mental health support line 970-252-6220

This edition of Local Motion features Delta County and Montrose County officials, answering questions from listeners about the COVID-19 response.

Included are Robbie LeValley, Delta Count administrator, Karen O'Brien, Delta County Public Health Director, Dr. Susan Bright, and Montrose County media relations manager Katie Yergensen.

  • Governor Jared Polis issues statewide stay-at-home executive order
  • Hinsdale County implementing more stringent protection measures
  • Montrose County up to 6 confirmed cases of COVID-19
  • Water managers taking steps to ensure water supply remains consistent
  • United States Senate passes historic 2 trillion dollar aid package

  NEWS UPDATES

  • National Guard conducts testing in Montrose
  • First confirmed case of COVID-19 reported in Montrose County
  • Hinsdale County reports first case of COVID-19, from Lake City
  • Governor Polis urges citizens to stay at home to prevent spread of coronavirus

  • Governor Polis announces closure of bars, restaurants; large public events cancelled
  • Montrose County staff closes county offices, will work from home
  • Cities of Montrose, Ouray declare state of emergency
  • Delta County activates Emergency Response Center
  • Delta County Libraries announce all facilities are closed, events cancelled

  • Death penalty repeal passes in House, Governor's signature expected
  • Montrose County issues press release about coronavirus
  • Immigrant groups working hard to get accurate count in Census
  • Narrow gauge railroad switches to oil burning locomotive

Credit Illustration by Elayne Sears

Soil health is the hot topic in agriculture as consumers become more aware and concerned with the quality of food that they're eating. 

  • Three sexual health and education workshops to be held in Delta
  • Date for DMEA's exit from Tri State set, buyout fee not announced
  • Montrose County to discontinue family planning and immunization services

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In this Local Motion, KVNF News goes to Montrose to visit with Governor Jared Polis. The Governor came through Montrose on November 23, promoting his Rural Economic Blueprint. He also attended a football game at Montrose High School and appeared at a job fair at the Montrose County Event Center. KVNF News caught up with him there to talk about his trip to Montrose.

  • Naturita voters approve recreational marijuana
  • Mayor of Naturita talks about legal, illegal weed on the West End
  • Outside firm studies state capitol, suggests that sexual harassment is rampant
  • Delta County Administrator discusses new resolution, open meetings

  • Capitol Coverage of transgender ban in military
  • Transgender veteran of 20 years confident military won't make snap decision
  • Protests across country hope to save ACA
  • Montrose County names new attorney

  • Republican Don Coram leads hemp group in Montrose County
  • Outdoor Trade show coming to Denver
  • Steamboat Springs Democrat announces bid for Tipton's seat
  • Zinke signs order streamlining applications to drill on BLM land

  • CO 145 to be closed briefly May 9th for project in West End
  • State motorcycle fatalities hit all time high last year
  • Capitol Conversation discusses Firestone fire, possible legislation

KVNF Regional Newscast: November 9, 2016

Nov 9, 2016

  • Capitol Coverage of Colorado election results
  • Look at local election results from Delta, Montrose Counties

The Denver Channel

Hunters from Cedaredge discovered human remains near Sawmill Mesa in Montrose County last weekend. KVNF News spoke with Montrose County Media Relations Manager Katie Yergensen about the story.

KVNF Regional Newscast: October 31, 2016

Nov 1, 2016

  • Human Remains Found in Montrose County
  • Last Day to Submit Comments to the BLM for RMP
  • Capitol Coverage of Senate Race in Colorado

Local Motion: Shavano Valley Petroglyphs

Jul 13, 2016
Shavano Valley Petroglyphs
Laura Palmisano / KVNF

Shavano Valley outside of Montrose, Colorado contains petroglyphs drawn by hunters and gatherers, Ute Indians and other indigenous people. Archaeologist Carol Patterson has studied these drawings for over a decade. Through the Ute Indian Museum in Montrose she leads guided tours of the rock art site. This week on Local Motion, we'll go on that tour with Patterson. 

 

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Apr 19, 2016

  • Montrose County updates discrimination policy
  • 40 chickens stolen in unusual theft
  • Jobs report shows Colorado doing well, as Western Slope lags behind
  • Bernie Sanders wins Colorado, Hillary Clinton has super delegate support
  • U.S. to sign Paris agreement, good news for local green energy

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Apr 5, 2016

  • Mesa County might be sued over foster child’s death
  • Grant will help Montrose County construct arena, event center
  • Animal abuse case discovered near Delta
  • Capitol Conversation about the state budget’s progression  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, April 4, 2016

Apr 4, 2016

  • Montrose County spends nearly $300,000 on armored truck
  • Against expectations, Colorado budget progresses  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, Mar. 24, 2016

Mar 24, 2016

  • Hickenlooper nominates Donna Lynne for Lt. Gov.
  • Grand Junction job fair for high school students seeking alternative path
  • New CMU program aims to help community college students earn bachelor’s degree
  • Arch Coal paid bonuses days before bankruptcy filing
  • County Commissioner primary ballot rundown: Mesa, Delta, Montrose
  • Study finds cost of elections dropped after Colorado made mail ballot switch  

medical equipment, health
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A coalition in Montrose is working to create a nonprofit health center that provides physical, mental and dental services under the same roof.

The Community Dental Clinic is collaborating with the Center for Mental Health and the Delta-Montrose Technical College on the project. 

Melanie Hall, the executive director of the clinic, says the new site will be called PIC Place, which stands for Partners in Integrated Care.

  • El Niño may have peaked, bringing drier weather
  • District judge denies Montrose County’s appeal for lawyer’s fees
  • Colorado Rep. Don Coram talks about upcoming session
  • Colorado reconsiders self bonding for coal mines
  • Anti-fracking initiatives try to make it on the ballot

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015

Dec 30, 2015

  • Proposed bill could allow Colorado to sue feds over Gold King Mine spill damage claims
  • Investigation: Montrose traffic stop shooting ruled suicide
  • Montrose County agrees to continue providing temporary dispatch services
  • As Colorado ages, lawmakers are starting to look at the road ahead

Population Surge Projected For Western Slope

Dec 29, 2015
Paonia, North Fork Valley
Steve Huntley

It’s estimated 7.8 million people will live in Colorado by the year 2040. A Rocky Mountain PBS News analysis of data from the state demographer and the U.S. Census Bureau shows, seven of the 10 fastest growing counties will be on the Western Slope, including Garfield and Montrose. 

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015

Dec 23, 2015

  • Montrose authorities asking for help finding missing man
  • Connect for Health extends enrollment deadline to Dec. 26th
  • New scholarships available to Montrose residents
  • Sen. Donovan on Colorado’s upcoming legislative session

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, Dec. 21, 2015

Dec 21, 2015

  • Suspect in custody after Telluride bomb threat
  • Hundreds of acres of ranchland preserved in Montrose County through grant
  • Cedaredge spends big on new water treatment plant
  • Montrose commits to rodeo arena
  • Grand Junction facility creates energy from waste

Grant Preserves Ranchland In Montrose County

Dec 18, 2015
Galley Ranch
Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust

A grant will help preserve a ranch within the Uncompahgre National Forest.

The Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust received $436,000 to conserve 705 acres of the Galley Ranch. The money comes from Great Outdoors Colorado. 

Volunteers of America, food
Laura Palmisano / KVNF

A program on the Western Slope that makes sure seniors have enough food to ride out winter storms kicked into gear Monday. 

Workers with Volunteers of America packed “blizzard” boxes at the Senior CommUnity Meals site in Eckert.

The packages contain non-perishable items like tuna, cereal, powdered milk and canned soup.  

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