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Reflection, memories and farewell
As many of you know, I grew up in a small rural community where everyone knew each other and looked out for one another. Yes, you were expected to work hard and contribute to your family’s way of life. Being raised on a farm, to me, was the greatest kind of life and upbringing a child could have. Fr
Montrose County: All the right things
Montrose County is moving onward and upward. The past year has been very productive countywide. Finance staff and county management have been working for months on preparing the annual budget. The 2019 budget was approved Dec. 5. Throughout the six month long budget process, each department budget w
Missing Colorado mom’s case leads to $25G reward as search at fiance’s home underway
A reward was offered Saturday in the search for Kelsey Berreth as authorities continued to comb through the home of the Colorado mother’s fiancé in hopes of locating the 29-year-old woman who was last seen on Thanksgiving Day.
Meet the Prince of Peace
Everywhere I look this season, I see the phrase “peace on earth.” It’s emblazoned on greeting cards, signs and advertisements. It sounds good, but when you look at the world around us, it can feel hollow and disingenuous, like a platitude. “Peace and goodwill” — popular in words but scary in reality
Change confronts rural electric co-ops
The comedian Lily Tomlin used to have a favorite shtick where she played Ernestine, the snorting, smirking phone operator. She would end her bit with the line, “We don’t care, we don’t have to, we’re the phone company.” It was a reference to the monopoly held by telephone companies in the 1960s, and
Montrose County undersheriff resigning post
Montrose County Undersheriff Adam Murdie is resigning effective today to "pursue other opportunities," county officials announced Thursday. Murdie, who lost the Republican primary in June to Montrose Police Cmdr. Gene Lillard in the race to replace Sheriff Rick Dunlap, worked in the Sheriff's Office
Hemp backers hail Farm Bill provision
A provision of the 2018 Farm Bill removes industrial hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, and, if signed into law, stands to take Colorado’s burgeoning hemp businesses out of limbo.
Murdie departs sheriff’s office
After 21 years of service, Undersheriff Adam Murdie is leaving the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office, effective today. “He’s been a valuable asset to this agency and the county as a whole. He’ll be missed,” Sheriff Rick Dunlap said.
Colorado grocers can offer full-strength beer on Jan. 1
DENVER (AP) — Starting Jan. 1, you can buy full-strength beer at grocery and convenience stores in Colorado for the first time. The change is part of an overhaul approved by state lawmakers in 2016 to update the state’s alcohol laws from the Prohibition-era standards.
Resource advisory council meeting next month
The Bureau of Land Management today announced it will hold a meeting of the Southwest Resource Advisory Council from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at the Montrose Public Lands Center, 2465 S. Townsend Ave.
Montrose educator casting out his lessons
A Montrose High School math teacher is spending hours recording a podcast in the hopes of helping his students trying to master AP Physics. Dan Herod explained he has started his own pod last month because his high schoolers are starting to hit difficult parts in the course.
Colorado Springs area nonprofit community events starting Dec. 16
“A New Brain” — 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12, to benefit FAC’s Youth Repertory Program and other FAC Theatre School classes, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, 30 W. Dale St. Tickets: 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org.
“This really has shattered me”: Betrayal, anger, grief haunt victims of Colorado funeral home that sold loved ones’ body parts without permission
MONTROSE — As Rick Neuendorf grieved his wife, Cherrie, he took solace in having her urn by his side where he could speak to it — to her — every day. Eventually, he thought, they would be reunited.
Grant boosts trail outreach efforts
As the Connecting People to their Parks and Recreation project heads toward construction, its partners are continuing outreach efforts in the most affected neighborhoods. The trail enhancement effort entails the construction of 2.25 miles of new trails on both ends of town to connect more people wit
Care Flight’s All Female Crew The First in Colorado
In a mostly male-dominated industry, Care Flight in Montrose boasts the region's first all-female flight crew. Esther Babcock, Elisabeth Abel, and Becky Sproul, who have nicknamed themselves the Broad Squad are highly trained professionals and are quite proud of their accomplishment.
Warrant Issued For Fiancé Of Missing Colorado Mom
TELLER COUNTY, CO – Law enforcement authorities on Friday searched the home of a the fiancé of a 29-year-old Colorado woman who's been missing since Thanksgiving Day. Patrick Frazee was the last known person to see Kelsey Berreth, according to Woodland Park police. Until today, police said they had
Serious crash closes multiple lanes of I-25 in Colorado Springs
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A serious crash closed multiple lanes of northbound I-25 Thursday evening. The crash happened on the interstate near the Fontanero exit forcing the closure of two lanes just before 4 p.m. At least one person was seriously injured.
Mom of Missing Colorado Woman Speaks Out & Defends Her Daughter's Fiancé
Questions continue to be raised in the disappearance of a 29-year-old Colorado mom who hasn't been seen since Thanksgiving Day. Kelsey Berreth was reported missing on December 2, almost ten days after her last sighting in public at a Safeway store near her home in Woodland Park, Colorado. Kelsey has
Montrose receives grant to restore historical landmark
MONTROSE, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- The city of Montrose has received a more than $30,000 grant from the History Colorado State Historical Fund to restore the county's original jail.
First all-female flight crew in Montrose
MONTROSE, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- The hospital transport group, CareFlight, introduced it’s first all-female crew this week. CareFlight has been around for more than 40 years, and just this year, they’ve hired their first female pilot and paramedic.