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Posted on: November 20, 2017

Pertussis (whooping cough) Identified in Montrose County

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For Immediate Release

November 20, 2017

Contact:

Katie Yergensen, 964-8701kyergensen@montrosecounty.net

Leann Tobin, 240-7344

ltobin@montrosehospital.com

Pertussis (whooping cough) Identified in Montrose County

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Youth Mental Health First Aid Course Offered to Community

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Montrose County is once again partnering with the Center for Mental Health to bring a Mental Health First Aid course to the community. Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, n...

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Posted on: November 8, 2017

Homicide Investigaton

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Montrose, CO—In the early morning hours of November 6, 2017, a 28-year-old female was found dead in Olathe. The victim has been identified as Patience Stewart of Olathe. An autopsy ordered by the Montrose County Coroner’s Office of Med...

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

Homicide Investigation

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Montrose, CO—On Friday, October 27, the Montrose County Coroner's Office was called to the scene of a death investigation by the Montrose Police Department. The decedent is identified as Livase Persson, a 71-year-old female from Montrose, Colorado. The ca...

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Posted on: October 16, 2017

Montrose County Sheriff’s Office Hosts Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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Montrose, COLO.--On October 28th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office will take part in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The goal of this event is to prevent pill abuse and theft by riddi...

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Posted on: October 10, 2017

City Market, Feeding America, and Montrose County team up to fight influenza and hunger

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Montrose, CO – October 10, 2017.  City Market announced today that it will be partnering with Montrose County, Montrose Memorial Hospital, and the City of Montrose to donate and administer 1,000 flu shots to county residents on October ...

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Posted on: October 13, 2017

Montrose County Public Health Department Reporting Early Flu Cases

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Flu season is starting earlier this year and Montrose County urges residents to consider a flu vaccination. There are reported flu cases in Montrose County, including one hospitalization from the flu as well.  Flu season generally runs from Octob...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

Montrose County Pledges $10,000 to Connect Trails Project

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The Montrose Board of County Commissioners showed their support for the Montrose Recreation District (MRD) and City of Montrose Connecting the People to their Parks and Recreation grant award with $10,000 awards towards the grant match. Last week, the cit...

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Posted on: September 12, 2017

Montrose County Offers Mental Health First Aid Class During National Suicide Prevention Month

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Montrose, COLO.—Research has found that about 90 percent of individuals who die by suicide experience mental illness. In recognition of National Suicide Prevention Month this September, Montrose County and the Center for Mental Health are offeri...

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Posted on: August 22, 2017

National Breastfeeding Month

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Let Montrose County assist your work site in becoming a Designated Breastfeeding Friendly Environment. Call Montrose County Health Educator at 970-252-5011 for more information.

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

EBT Outage Starting 8/26/17 10pm

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Please Note: Colorado Department of Human Services has a scheduled system upgrade this weekend. There will be an EBT Outage and EBT/Quest Cards will not work from 8/26/17 10pm - 8/27/17 8am.

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

Death on Highway 550 South

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Montrose, CO—In the early morning hours of August 19, 2017, there was a vehicle-pedestrian collision on Highway 550 South near Chipeta Road. Toma Martinez, a 45-year-old male from Montrose, was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision. The ...

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Posted on: August 20, 2017

UPDATE: Montrose County Jail Inmate Identified

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Montrose, CO—In the early morning hours of August 18, 2017, an inmate was found unresponsive in his cell at the Montrose County Jail. Multiple attempts at resuscitation by Montrose County Jail deputies, the Montrose Fire Protection District EMS ...

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Posted on: August 18, 2017

Inmate Found Unresponsive in Montrose County Jail

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 18, 2017 FROM THE MONTROSE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Contact: Katie Yergensen, Montrose County Media Relations Managerkyergensen@montrosecounty.net, (970) 252-4505 or (970) 964-8701

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

Montrose County Sheriff's Office Announces Annual Citizens Academy

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Montrose, COLO.--The Montrose County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) will be accepting applications for the MCSO Citizens Academy. The academy is scheduled to begin on September 21st, and will run for 12 weeks with the graduation ceremony on December 14...

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Posted on: August 9, 2017

Montrose County Welcomes New Engineer Keith Laube

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Montrose, COLO.--Montrose County is pleased to welcome Keith Laube as the new County Engineer. Mr. Laube has degrees in civil and geotechnical engineering, a master's degree in business administration, 25 years of engineering experience, and a Colorado Pr...

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Posted on: July 20, 2017

Montrose County Partners on New CO Health Campaign that Takes on Mental Health Stigma

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Montrose, COLO.--Montrose County is working with a coalition of partner organizations on a new public health campaign called “Let’s Talk Colorado.” The campaign spotlights the stigma around mental illness so that the people who need this type of help are ...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Fire Ban Lifted

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The Montrose County Stage 1 Fire Restrictions have been lifted. We encourage everyone to continue to use caution and to make sure all fires are out. If you plan to burn, please call dispatch at 970-252-4020 before you burn and again after you have finishe...

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

Montrose Adds Another Major Hub With Charlotte Flights

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 TELLURIDE, Colorado (July 7, 2017) – With the heat of summer upon us, planning for the coming winter is well underway. The Montrose/Telluride region is set to add another major hub to its network with service on American Airlines from Charlotte ...

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

Lakewood Resident Dies at Black Canyon National Park

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Montrose, CO—On the afternoon of Monday, July 10, 2017, a 49-year-old female, Tracey Lister of Lakewood, Colorado, collapsed while hiking on the Gunnison River trail of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.  Park Rangers were ...

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Posted on: July 5, 2017

Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity

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The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity sent a letter to the Secretary of State Wayne Williams regarding voter information. You can read the letter here: http://www.montrosecounty.net/DocumentCenter/View/10553

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Posted on: June 30, 2017

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Go Into Effect July 1st in Unincorporated Montrose County

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Montrose, COLO.-- At 12:01am on July 1st , Stage 1 Fire Restrictions will be in effect for unincorporated Montrose County. Stage 1 restrictions prohibit any open burning, all fireworks, and chainsaw operations without an approved spark arrestor. All campf...

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Posted on: June 29, 2017

Red Flag Warning Issued

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A Red Flag Warning for high wind and low relative humidity is in effect from 12pm - 8pm today. Montrose County Sheriff’...Read on...

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Posted on: June 29, 2017

2017 CDHS Summer Planning Tour

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Please join us and the Colorado Department of Human Services for the CDHS 2017 Summer Planning Tour, which is a town hall meeting on Monday, July 24th from 2-3:30pm. We welcome feedback, comments, and suggestions regarding the direction of the department ...

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Posted on: June 10, 2017

Citizens' Advisory Committee Application

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Take an active role in county government and apply for the Montrose County Citizens’ Advisory Committee! You can access the application by clicking here.

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Posted on: June 26, 2017

K-9 Oxx Earns Narcotics Case of the Year Nod

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Montrose, COLO.--Montrose County’s favorite four-legged crime fighter and his handler added more hardware to their collection on June 21st--Deputy K-9 Oxx and his handler, Sergeant Keith Sanders, won the Colorado Police Canine Association (CPCA) 2016 Narc...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

AIR FORCE TRAINING EXERCISE AT MONTROSE COUNTY REGIONAL AIRPORT

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Montrose, COLO.— On 20 April 2017, you may see a number of US Air Force C-17A Globemaster III cargo aircraft executing practice approaches and landings to Montrose County Regional Airport. Th...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Four Years of Top Performance by Vital Statistics Team

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Montrose, COLO.— The CO Department of Public Health & Environment conducts an extensive audit each year of all 64 Colorado Clerk & Recorder offices. For the fourth year in a row, the ...

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

Body Recovered in West End

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 10, 2017

MONTROSE COUNTY INFORMATION RELEASE

Contact: Dr. Thomas M. Canfield, MD, Montrose County CoronerOffice: Montrose County Coroner’s Office of Medical Investigation

(970)252-4524

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

Missing Person Recovered in Paradox

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Missing Person Recovered in Paradox 

On April 6, 2017 at about 2:00 pm Montrose County Sheriff’s Office Deputies received a request to check on the welfare of Rose E. Zaldivar, DOB 07-06-66. The repor...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Important Changes to Colorado WIC Program

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Did you know that now any Colorado Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) client can go to any WIC office in Colorado to receive services? In a recent change to regulations, WIC clients are now free to go to the clinic that is most convenient and comfortable ...

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

Commissioners Moving Forward with Indoor Arena & Events Center

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The Montrose County Indoor Arena and Events Center is moving full-steam ahead.  The events center is set to be the largest of its kind between west Denver and Salt Lake City.  Public interest in the project has been strong.  The...

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