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Posted on: July 23, 2014

Montrose County Clerk and Recorder is seeking public input.

Montrose County Clerk and Recorder is seeking public input on the use of Friendship Hall as a Voting Service and Polling Center (VSPC) for the 2014 General Election and beyond. VSPC locations are service centers where voters may come to drop off a ballot,...Read on...

Posted on: June 11, 2014

USS Montrose Association Commemorates Ship with Replica Presented to Community

Montrose, COLO.--Montrose County, the City of Montrose and the Warrior Resource Center are proud to reaffirm their commitment to veterans by welcoming the USS Montrose Association for their alumni reunion this week. The week is highlighted by the USS Montrose Association's presentation of a replica of the USS Montrose to the community at Welcome Home Montrose's Warrior Resource Center on June 14th from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

"We couldn't be more excited to work with this amazing group of veterans," said Commissioner Gary Ellis. "The county is proud to support a no-barriers community and the efforts of Welcome Home Montrose. This is another step in showing the community's commitment to all veterans."

City Councilor Judy Ann Files echoed Commissioner Ellis' sentiments of excitement and said, "I was fortunate to be invited to join their reunion last October, where we planned their mini-reunion in Montrose for June 2014. It was a thrill for me, as mayor at the time, to represent Montrose with this incredible group of servicemen and their wives and families."

The replica model of the USS Montrose will remain on display in the community. Memorabilia from the ship can be viewed at the Montrose County Historical Museum and in various places throughout Montrose City Hall. The event is open to the public and will take place at 11 South Park Avenue in downtown Montrose.

The USS Montrose Association is a proud group of veterans who served on the ship during World War II, as well as the Vietnam and Korean conflicts while the ship was in service from 1944-1969. The ship was named for Montrose County when the keel was laid on June 17, 1944. There is also an initiative to naming a new Naval ship the USS Montrose as well.

For more information regarding the event, please call the Warrior Resource Center at 970-765-2210.Read on...

Posted on: April 21, 2014

Town Hall Meetings: Focused and Better Than Ever

The Montrose Board of County Commissioners have identified key issues facing the county and will host focused town hall meetings to inform citizens and increase awareness of the county’s actions. These meetings will begin with a set topic of discussion a...Read on...

Posted on: April 11, 2014

Fair Board Approves 2014 Fair Theme and a New Logo

Montrose County Fair and Rodeo

The Montrose County Fair Board recently approved the 2014 Fair and Rodeo Theme—“Vintage. New. You.” In conjunction with the theme approval, the board also voted to establish a new logo.

The theme was reinterpreted from the submission of 'Pioneer Days to Modern Ways' by Montrose County Fair & Rodeo Princess Jacey Taylor. Taylor took home the $50 prize for the top logo submission. The theme was chosen as it encompasses a wide variety of potential as well as celebrates the county’s rich history. Additionally, the theme represents movement toward new technology and the future while honoring community involvement in the oldest event in Montrose.

Fair Board President Doug Kimberlin indicated that the board was pleased by both the new theme and logo. “We are excited to weave the theme into this year’s fair,” said Kimberlin. “Agricultural programs such as 4-H are an important part of our local community and help develop outstanding young citizens to carry on our traditions and embrace new technologies.”

The new logo was designed by local creative talent Rene Bobo of Bobo Logos. For 2014, the new logo is customized with the theme as well as a silhouette of a cow. Both features will be changed annually to accommodate the new theme, as well as provide representation to different events and animals within the fair.

The Montrose County Fair & Rodeo will be held July 18-27, at the Montrose County Fairgrounds (1001 North 2nd Street). For more information, please call 970-252-4358Read on...