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Dog Problem

09/30/14 | By | 35 More

Montrose County man reports to dispatch that neighbors dogs are harassing his horses and chickens and “would like to shoot them” but thought he better talk to a police officer first. #Scanner

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Anglers Find Dead Man in Uncompahgre River

09/18/14 | By | 703 More

Montrose Police Chief Tom Chinn: “At this point in time we are still investigating the man’s identity.”

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Montrose Man Shot, Taken To Jail

09/17/14 | By | 239 More
Montrose Man Shot, Taken To Jail

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 […]

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Loveland man dies while fishing on Blue Mesa Reservoir

09/10/14 | By | 145 More
Loveland man dies while fishing on Blue Mesa Reservoir

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 […]

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ALERT: Missing Teens Found Safe

09/04/14 | By | 447 More
ALERT: Missing Teens Found Safe

  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 […]

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Woman Killed in Head-on Collision Identified

09/02/14 | By | 526 More
Woman Killed in Head-on Collision Identified

The Friday accident took place on Hwy. 50 east of Montrose.

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Man shot after pointing gun at officer

08/25/14 | By | 127 More
Man shot after pointing gun at officer

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 […]

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Search On For Olathe Bank Robbery Suspect

08/20/14 | By | 508 More
Search On For Olathe Bank Robbery Suspect

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 […]

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Black Canyon Search and Rescue Reunites Family

08/06/14 | By | 68 More
Black Canyon Search and Rescue Reunites Family

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. […]

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Suspected Drive-by Shooter Arrested

07/02/14 | By | More

Roberto Nieto, 30, a resident of the Delta, Montrose area was arrested Tuesday on unrelated charges, according to Lakewood police. He had been wanted since June 22.

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REPORT: Pilot Encountered Dust Devil Before Crash

06/30/14 | By | More

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 […]

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ALERT: Dry Creek, Section 25 fires burning southwest of Naturita

06/13/14 | By | More

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 […]

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Montrose Teen Drowns in Delta County

06/06/14 | By | More

Teen reportedly jumped in to save life of another swimmer.

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Man accused of shooting two dogs over weekend

05/12/14 | By | More

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 […]

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Montrose PD Conduct Drug Search

05/09/14 | By | More

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 […]

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Trooper Shot, Suspect Dead Following Shooting on I-70

05/08/14 | By | More

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 […]

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NEW: Missing Nucla man Gerry Dwight (Hoop) Reed sought

05/01/14 | By | More

  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 […]

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Blotter: Montrose teen facing charges for stealing car

04/28/14 | By | More

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 […]

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NEW: Commissioner Henderson Admitted to Hospital

04/17/14 | By | More

Fr: Montrose County News Release
MONTROSE — This morning, Commissioner Ron Henderson was admitted to Montrose Memorial Hospital. He is being treated for a blockage.

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NEW: Injured Climber Successfully Rescued From Black Canyon

04/14/14 | By | More

FR: Black Canyon of the Gunnsion National Park Press Release MONTROSE — The combined efforts of search and rescue teams from Black Canyon of the Gunnison National  Park, Ouray Mountain Rescue, West Elk Mountain Rescue, and Western State Mountain Rescue, resulted in a successful evacuation of an injured climber on Sunday, April 13. Rangers at […]

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NTSB releases preliminary report on Ridgway crash

04/04/14 | By | More

NTSB Press Release

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Blotter: Underage party leads to juveniles cited for marijuana

04/01/14 | By | More

Blotter: Underage party leads to juveniles cited for marijuana

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Ridgway plane to be salvaged Thursday, high winds and thunderstorms in forecast

03/25/14 | By | More

RIDGWAY — Ouray County officials said today that they expect salvage contractors to arrive at the Ridgway Reservoir this evening and tomorrow to plan recovery actions Thursday to remove the downed aircraft. They also said they are aware of new weather advisories forecasting high winds and thunderstorms over the area beginning Wednesday. The National Weather […]

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Body Recovered From the Uncompahgre Plateau Identified

03/13/14 | By | More
Body Recovered From the Uncompahgre Plateau Identified

Body Recovered From the Uncompahgre Plateau Identified

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BREAKING: Body Recovered from Uncompahgre Plateau

03/12/14 | By | More

Montrose County Sheriff Rick Dunlap reports that a women’s body was recovered from Sawmill Mesa area of the Uncompahgre Plateau.

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Man killed in Saturday crash identified

03/10/14 | By | More

According to the Montrose County Coroner’s Office, Michael Alan Wagner, 49, of Fridley, Minn., died of multiple traumatic injuries suffered in a two vehicle motor vehicle collision south of Montrose.

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