Western Colorado is not insulated from the threat posed by Mexican drug cartels.
Author Archive: William Woody
Montrose High School led the district in ACT testing, ahead of Olathe High School, Peak Virtual Academy and both Passage and Vista charter schools.
The theme this year is Rodeo, with cowboys, bull riders and other rodeo scenes are carved from the rows of corn.
At a work session last week, city staff and councilors heard about the new transition plan to make sidewalks more accessible in the downtown area.
The amount of hops produced this year in Colorado is expected to be a new record, but it’s relative.
MONTROSE — A 26-year-old Montrose man suffered injuries to his hand during a shooting near Olathe Tuesday night. Following treatment of his injures the man was arrested on an outstanding warrant and taken to jail. At approximately 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Deputies with the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 3,500 block of 6200 Rd. for […]
Police arrested 30-year-old Florence Erma Young and are searching for her alleged accomplice Cindy Quintero.
Will Colorado’s gubernatorial election hinge on the death penalty?
GUNNISON – A 72-year-old man from Loveland died last week after a small fishing boat he and a friend were in capsized on Blue Mesa Reservoir. Strong winds and high waves are said to be factors in the accident. The incident occurred last Thursday near the “Old Highway 50″ beach, according to a National Park […]
Candidate Gardner excoriates Sen. Udall fo suggesting “ISIL does not present an imminent threat to this nation.”
The Udall-Gardner race is considered one of the most critical races in the U.S.
“We’ve received a lot of interest from private sector companies wanting to expand in Montrose,” says Virgil Turner, director of Innovation and Citizen Engagement.
BREAKING: Missing teenagers Abigayle Sue Wietharn, William “Billy” Mundell and Julian Melchor-Zeferino have been found safe. A single sentence from a Delta Police Department news release states: “They are safe and with police officers in another city as of approximately 3:30 p.m. today.” More details coming in. *** (Earlier report from today) WESTERN SLOPE […]
Councilors said the city will hand over to MEDC money held in escrow following a July real-estate deal in the Airport Industrial Park .
A video time lapse of the Indians’ first game of the season on Friday, Aug. 22.
MONTROSE — A 42-year-old Montrose man whose identify is not being released remains at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction with gunshot wounds after officers say he pointed a gun at them. According to a department news release at approximately 9:59 p.m. Montrose Police Officers were dispatched to the address at 901, 65.30 Road on a […]
The tour was developed to give local officials and residents a first-hand experience of the river since improvements were made.
OLATHE — Law enforcement officers are searching for an unknown female who allegedly brandished a weapon at a bank teller in an attempted robbery at the Bank of Colorado in Olathe this afternoon. A description given was that a female suspect, dressed in a black or dark colored hoodie or sweatshirt, flashed an unknown weapon to […]
The board is scheduled to approve the ballot language later this month during a board work session Aug. 26.
Montrose District Superintendent Dr. Mark MacHale describes district results on statewide TCAP tests as a “mixed bag.”
Every summer, Olathe Spray Service Air Tractor planes and Bell helicopters buzz over rural the farmlands of the Western Slope.
Black Canyon Search and Rescue Reunites Family MONTROSE — A family is reunited following an overnight search and rescue in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. A father and two boys from New Mexico were found along the Gunnison River at midnight Tuesday evening by Park Rangers after family members reported them missing. […]
Bentley claims the government had no authority to close the entrance.
At Monday’s City Council work session, Montrose Police Chief Tom Chinn said commercial burglaries were up 73 percent.
A public lands advocate and local radio commentator has been arrested by federal authorities for tearing down an access gate along the Cushman Creek Trail near Olathe.
Olathe farmer John Harold says the goal this season is to harvest 620,000 boxes of corn.
Amy Rossett, 38, of Montrose was arrested on charges of first-degree kidnapping, aggravated robbery, felony menacing, possession of a weapon by a previous offender, and theft under $500.
The plan would transform two city blocks of downtown to open space.
Kimble Avery, a fourth grader at Johnson Elementary School, is participating in her first year of Montrose County 4-H.
At a BOCC meeting in March,the two governments had agreed to meet within 45 days to discuss use of the sales tax; as of press time, it has been 116 days since the March 17 request.
Options presented to Montrose City Ccouncil Tuesday for a regional transit service included a van-pool, bus or mini-coach.
Brews and Bogeys is Horsefly’s third location in Montrose, joining their Main Street brewery and the small grill at Montrose Regional Airport.
Wave a flag, drink a beer or shop to celebrate our country’s independence through a slew of activities slated for July 3-5 in downtown Montrose.
REPORT: Pilot Encountered Dust Devil Before Crash By William Woody DURANGO — A preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board said the pilot of a single engine Cirrus SR22 airplane that crashed in Durango earlier this month encountered a “dust devil” before he crashed. The pilot was not injured. The report, released last Friday, said […]
The BEST fund was created in 2008 as a way to help with renovation and construction in Colorado schools.
MMH spokesperson Leann Tobin told the Watch the score does not reflect the hospital’s committed efforts to improve patient care.
On Tuesday this week Delta Police Officers obtained a warrant seeking the arrest of Roberto Nieto, 30, a resident of the Delta, Montrose area.
On Saturday, June 21, Welcome Home Montrose holds its Mission No Barriers 5K Run/Walk at the Bridges of Montrose. Registration and festivities begin at 9 a.m
Beck invited the group to talk about the need to help veterans, and the process involved in opening a center to help those most in need of a fresh start with community-oriented resources.
From: Southwest District Fire Management – Colorado BLM News Release MONTROSE, COLO— Two wildfires on Bureau of Land Management managed lands were reported on Wednesday, June 11. Both wildfires were caused by lightning that moved through the area on Wednesday morning. The Section 25 Fire is located approximately 2.5 miles southwest of Naturita, Colorado. The Section […]
It is a challenge keeping bees healthy and poison-free.
Frank Casias was a young man on Omaha Beach during the invasion of Normandy.
Golden Circle Seniors Inc. accuses the city of not allowing the seniors to operate in the center’s kitchen, and that the city unexpectedly locked the doors earlier this month.
Montrose physician Bill Faragher lost his 33-year-old sister when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the building.
The Montrose County School District RE-1J will implement a three-year initiative to boost middle and high school student preparedness.
Montrose Schools RE-1J teachers and district officials say that to stay competitive, a massive technology upgrade is required before the start of the 2014-15 school year.
Staff Report MONTROSE — The Montrose County District Attorney’s Office is reviewing whether to file official charges against 20-year-old Kristoff Wilson, a Montrose County man who is accused of shooting two dogs over the weekend. According to records, Montrose County Deputies responded Saturday at 12:47 p.m. to a report animal cruelty in the in the 59300 […]
MONTROSE — Members of the Montrose Police Department’s Drug Task Force and Special Weapons And Tactics team or SWAT conducted a drug search at a home near the intersection of 6700 Road and Sunnyside Road this morning. Montrose Police Chief Tom Chinn said he could not provide any details as of 1 p.m. today stating “it’s […]
Thomas Ornelas, 41, was shot and killed Thursday after firing upon two CSP troopers on I-70 near mile marker 129 near Dotsero yesterday.
Staff Report GARFIELD COUNTY COLO – According to a Garfield County Sheriff’s Office news release the Colorado State Patrol Trooper shot this morning during a routine traffic stop has been transported to the Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs. The suspect is dead on scene located on Interstate 70 in the eastern part of the […]
Councilors also deny request for de-annexation for city resident.
Robinson seeks an injunction against the city’s operation of the course while the court determines and enforces “the reciprocal legal relations and duties.”
Fr: Montrose County Press Release Montrose, COLO — On April 26, 2014, at approximately 9:30 p.m., the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing person from the town of Nucla. At that time, it was reported that Gerry Dwight (Hoop) Reed of 580 West 5th Avenue, Nucla, had not been seen or […]
Blotter: According to Montrose police records, last Saturday morning at 10:18 a.m., officers made contact with a 13-year-old boy in the 1100 block of North Townsend Avenue after the teen was reported to have stolen a vehicle and caused a accident. The teen is facing possible charges for aggravated motor vehicle theft along with reckless […]