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Suspects sought after vehicles torched at car dealership

After years without trouble, a local dealership has been hit with criminal acts. It started with gas bandits getting into the tanks of vehicles parked at Pollard Brothers Motors on North Townsend Avenue. Then, on March 16, came the apparent arson that sent three vehicles up in flames. Authorities ha

MONTROSE DAILY PRESS - 2018-03-20 06:00:00

Goodbye to a dear staff member

A couple of dry months have given way to some much-needed snowstorms here in Paonia, Colorado. While the snowpack is still short of normal, we're happy to see it trending in the right direction. This has gladdened the hearts of farmers and ranchers and allowed for something of a ski season for staff

HIGH COUNTY NEWS - 2018-03-19 07:00:00

MHS students disagree with classmates' protest

When Montrose High School sophomore Keli Drye's peers walked out of the doors March 14, she decided to stay put. It's not that Drye doesn't think school safety is an issue, it's that she said it has another form - the lack of kindness shown towards others. The March 14 protest was part of the Nation


Montrose jail inmate dies by suicide

A 53-year-old Montrose man died as a result of suicide in the Montrose County Jail on Friday, making it the third inmate death connected to suicide in the last two years at the jail. Clinton Mitchell was found unresponsive in his cell just after midnight Friday, according to Montrose County Spokeswo


Country trio set to rock The Bridges this summer

When it comes to performing in Montrose, let's just say the boot fits for country artists Sammy Kershaw, Collin Raye and Aaron Tippin. The trio will headline The Bridges' annual benefit concert on June 29 as part of its nationwide "Roots & Boots Tour," according to Eric Feely, the PGA general manage


A new kind of construction

Two cabins are being constructed in Montrose, but they are unlike any in the area - they will be made out of hemp. Hempcrete to be precise, which is a rarity in the U.S., according to Left Hand Hemp CEO Kelly Thornton, whose company is building the structures. Around 50 buildings have been made with


Carry On! project to present award-winning conservation film

Charging ahead with a plan to rid Ridgway of all plastic bags, Ridgway Secondary School students will host a screening of "Bag It!" at the Sherbino Theater on March 22. The environmental film portrays an individual looking into society's dependence on plastic bags. Seventh graders Maizy Gordon and

OURAYNEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 14:00:00

Coroner: Inmate death was suicide

A man previously accused of threatening a judge was found unresponsive in his cell at Montrose County Jail early March 16. Clinton Mitchell, 53, of Montrose, apparently hanged himself. He died later at Montrose Memorial Hospital, after jail staffers and paramedics' efforts to revive him failed. Dr.


Local a capella group to perform at Sherbino

Local a capella group Heartbeat may vary its members year to year, but it is always composed of seven or eight women. This photo is from the group's 2017 tour "Big Love." Courtesy photo Heartbeat is a vocals-only group of local women that brings its unique and thoughtful musical expression of love,

OURAYNEWS.COM - 2018-03-19 15:00:00

Pilot errors cited in crash of Telluride-bound plane

PHOENIX (AP) - The pilot of a light plane that crashed into a forested cliff face shrouded in clouds and mist wasn't certified to fly in the poor weather conditions and didn't heed another pilot's advice to drive instead of fly across eastern Arizona's high country on a vacation trip to Telluride, f

THE DAILY PLANET - 2018-03-18 18:40:00

UPDATE: Inmate Completes Suicide Inside Montrose County Jail

Montrose, CO - An inmate at the Montrose County jail completed suicide by hanging himself, according to the Montrose County Coroner. The inmate, identified as 53-year-old Clinton Mitchell of Montrose, was found unresponsive in his cell early Friday morning. He was taken to the hospital, where he die


Historic jacal departs Cerise Park

The intact wall of the historic Kallstrom jacal is loaded onto a flatbed for transport March 1.(Submitted photo/Jon Horn) The Kallstrom farmstead jacal, erected in the 1880s in what is now Cerise Park, is soon to have a new home. After years of debate over the fate of the historic structure - one of


Have you met Wally?

Collaboration is one of those words, like synergy, that you hear but are often left confused on what it really means within the context of the situation. It gets even more bewildering when combining the two words to say something that means nothing such as - "a synergistic collaboration of communal


Police: Hess cited after 'chasing' women

Two women attempting to reach embattled funeral home owner Megan Hess with their concerns about cremains were instead chased through traffic, cornered, and one of them was "bumped" by Hess' car, police allege. "They explained they had heard troubling news that Sunset Mesa (Funeral Directors) was rep


GOCO shows love to West End

The West End of Montrose County is getting some help from Great Outdoors Colorado in launching new ventures to offset economic hardships. On March 15, GOCO awarded the Town of Nucla a $350,000 Local Park and Outdoor Recreation grant, which will take care of the bulk of the approximate $712,700 costs


Montrose business owner to appear on Discovery Channel

Montrose's Bill Duffle shows off one of the Amberjacks he caught while filming an episode of the the Discovery Channel series 'The Fish Guyz' in Florida. The show featuring Duffle will air in April or May. (Submitted photo) You may not have heard of Ultra Tuff Manufacturing Inc., however, chances ar


OHS Pirate goes out to sea

Karsen Henwood wants to study marine biology, but the Olathe High School junior lives in landlocked Colorado and the ocean is hundreds of miles away. But thanks to an internship she received through the Pinhead Institute, Henwood will head to the coast to study aquatic life. She will go to her posit


'Atrocious': Suit targets funeral home

Gerald "Cactus" Hollenback wanted to be cremated and have his ashes spread with the beloved family dog's. But the Montrose resident, who died May 14, 2017, did not get his wish - according to a lawsuit his wife and stepdaughter filed last month, it wasn't Cactus' remains that Sunset Mesa Funeral Dir


Music Scene: Act of Defiance

Imagine taking heaping spoonfuls of your favorite foods, dumpling them in equal portions on one big plate, and combining them into one big super meal. Act of Defiance - a supergroup that combines former members of powerhouse metal bands - will serve up an "in your face" metal show on Wednesday, Marc


'We demand change now'

Montrose High students walked out of class Wednesday morning in protest as part of the National School Walkout movement and made their way to city hall to demand improved school safety, sparking a mixed reaction from the community. As the students made their way along South Townsend Avenue, an unide