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LIVING DONATION – The Montrose County Sheriff’s Posse received a generous donation of trees and shrubs from San Juan Gardens last week.  The eight trees and fifteen shrubs were contributed for the landscaping around their new facility, which is located on North Grand Ave near the Justice Center.  Pictured with the newly planted trees are Bob Goodhue from San Juan Gardens (second from right) and Posse members David Hibl, Bill Cribbins, Jerry Sieverson, Paul Gottlieb and Jim Neigherbauer. (Courtesy photo)
LIVING DONATION – The Montrose County Sheriff’s Posse received a generous donation of trees and shrubs from San Juan Gardens last week.  The eight trees and fifteen shrubs were contributed for the landscaping around their new facility, which is located on North Grand Ave near the Justice Center.  Pictured with the newly planted trees are Bob Goodhue from San Juan Gardens (second from right) and Posse members David Hibl, Bill Cribbins, Jerry Sieverson, Paul Gottlieb and Jim Neigherbauer. (Courtesy photo)
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PERFECT PUMPKIN – 10-month-old Faryn Hamilton found the perfect pumpkin on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Covered Bridge Ranch pumpkin patch south of Montrose. Faryn went to the patch Saturday with her two-and-a-half-year-old big sister Lilly and parents Sylva and Shane of Montrose. (Photo by William Woody)
PERFECT PUMPKIN – 10-month-old Faryn Hamilton found the perfect pumpkin on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Covered Bridge Ranch pumpkin patch south of Montrose. Faryn went to the patch Saturday with her two-and-a-half-year-old big sister Lilly and parents Sylva and Shane of Montrose. (Photo by William Woody)
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A RAINBOW blanketed an area over The Bridges Golf Course Friday afternoon, Oct. 12, in Montrose, illuminating the already colorful fall scenery on the Western Slope.  (Photo by William Woody)
A RAINBOW blanketed an area over The Bridges Golf Course Friday afternoon, Oct. 12, in Montrose, illuminating the already colorful fall scenery on the Western Slope.  (Photo by William Woody)
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MISSION ACCOMPLISHED – EagleNet punched into the Ouray School (pictured in the background here) with a high speed fiberoptic cable on Wednesday this week, as part of its statewide project to deliver broadband to every school district in the state. (Photo by Samantha Wright)
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED – EagleNet punched into the Ouray School (pictured in the background here) with a high speed fiberoptic cable on Wednesday this week, as part of its statewide project to deliver broadband to every school district in the state. (Photo by Samantha Wright)
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FESTIVE, AND SO FALL – Creator Jennifer Mueffelman got the idea for her entry for Ah Haa’s BRAvo competition – a bra bedecked with changing leaves – from a recent walk up Bear Creek. (Courtesy photo)
FESTIVE, AND SO FALL – Creator Jennifer Mueffelman got the idea for her entry for Ah Haa’s BRAvo competition – a bra bedecked with changing leaves – from a recent walk up Bear Creek. (Courtesy photo)
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SKY AND STONE – Zack Ormsbee, a  member of the Montrose High School Outdoors Club, scaled a route on the Brown Wall at the Dry Creek climbing area west of town Sunday afternoon. (Photo by Eric Ming)
SKY AND STONE – Zack Ormsbee, a member of the Montrose High School Outdoors Club, scaled a route on the Brown Wall at the Dry Creek climbing area west of town Sunday afternoon. (Photo by Eric Ming)
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FAB FRIENDS – Singer-songwriter David Baker and a large, talented pack of musical friends gathered onstage at the Wright Opera House for a performance last Saturday night titled “David Baker and Friends.” Along with Baker, local artists Mike Gwinn and the North Fork Flyers, violinist Debbie TenNapel, the a cappella group Dolce Voce, and fourth graders from the Ouray School were among those who performed a very full evening of music to a large and appreciative audience. The event was a fundraiser for Friends of the Wright Opera House. (Photo by Samantha Wright)
FAB FRIENDS – Singer-songwriter David Baker and a large, talented pack of musical friends gathered onstage at the Wright Opera House for a performance last Saturday night titled “David Baker and Friends.” Along with Baker, local artists Mike Gwinn and the North Fork Flyers, violinist Debbie TenNapel, the a cappella group Dolce Voce, and fourth graders from the Ouray School were among those who performed a very full evening of music to a large and appreciative audience. The event was a fundraiser for Friends of the Wright Opera House. (Photo by Samantha Wright)
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MONTROSE – Trust is the basis for a civil society. It is a necessary condition for employee engagement. The moment there is suspicion about a person’s motives, everything he does becomes tainted.

It takes a long time to rebuild relationships once trust is violated, and that is why cheating of any kind is so harmful. When rebuilding trust is so hard, the best thing to do is not lose it in the first place.

Join Sue Hansen for this presentation and trust that Sue will give you the straight scoop at The Bridges of Montrose, 2500 Bridges Way, on Thursday, Oct. 18. Networking, 5:30 p.m.; dinner and program, 6 p.m.



Community Flu Clinic Friday, Oct. 19; Free Tdap Vaccine

MONTROSE – Montrose County Health and Human Services hosts a Community Flu Clinic, Friday, Oct. 19, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at 1845 S. Townsend Ave.

Free Tdap vaccines will be available during the clinic, part of a statewide campaign to stop the spread of pertussis, also known as whooping cough.

This year's flu vaccination protects against three strains of influenza: two new strains, H3N2 and a B virus, and the same strain of H1N1 in last year's vaccine. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the seasonal flu vaccination for those six months and older.

The injectable vaccine costs $25; flu mist costs $30 and a high-dose vaccine costs $35, when paid at time of service. Insurance companies that can be billed include Rocky Mountain Health Plans, CNIC, ANTHEM, United, EBMS, CHP+, Medicaid and Medicare. Residents must present insurance cards at the time of service or pay cash, check or debit.

For more information call 252-5000 or visit us at 1845 S. Townsend



Reserve a Table at Ouray Library Luncheon and Fashion Show

OURAY – With just about a month to go, only nine reserved tables are still available for the 2012 Friends of the Ouray Library Christmas Carol Luncheon and Fashion Show.

“Reservations for this popular annual event are filling up fast,” said event organizer Barb Morss. “We’re expecting a full house this year, so now is the time to book your table.”

All of the proceeds from this event are donated to the Ouray Public Library and go directly toward improving the library’s collections. The Friends of the Ouray Library’s donation accounts for a significant portion of the library’s book budget each year.

This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 10. To reserve your spot as a hostess at the 2012 Luncheon and Fashion Show, or to inquire about single ticket sales, please call 970/325-4724 or e-mail FoLHolidayLuncheon@gmail.com.



MMHI Board Members Elected

MONTROSE – Montrose Memorial Hospital Inc. held its annual meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 9, and elected board members and the executive committee. The nominating committee for MMHI, consisting of community members, physicians and hospital staff members, received ten applications for three open board seats.  Nine candidates were interviewed and five applications were recommended to the MMHI board, however one person withdrew prior to the elections.  The three board candidates chosen were Tricia Dickinson, Debra Harmon and William Bennett.

The full board elected Debra Harmon as chairperson; Robb Ruyle as vice chair; and Dr. Lou Winkler as secretary/treasurer.  

The MMHi Board of Directors meets at Montrose Memorial Hospital on the fourth Monday of every month at 5 p.m.  Contact Lark Jacobsen at 970/240-7397 with any questions regarding the board meetings.



HPP OFFERS HABITAT IMPROVEMENT GRANTS

GRAND JUNCTION – Colorado Parks and Wildlife Habitat Partnership Program is now accepting applications from any agency, entity organization or individual interested in receiving financial assistance for large-scale habitat improvements projects.

The Colorado General Assembly and the Colorado Wildlife Commission established the Habitat Partnership Program in 1990 as a creative way to reduce conflicts between wildlife and agricultural operators by facilitating and encouraging cooperation between landowners, land managers, sportsmen and Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

HPP is offering up to $500,000 for this grant opportunity with $100,000 being the minimum awarded for large-scale habitat improvements including shrub/tree cutting, water developments, weed control and reseeding. When completed, the projects will reduce conflicts and improve habitat and range conditions.

“This program works,” said Pat Tucker, HPP coordinator for Colorado Parks and Wildlife. “Through HPP, we can see how a successful, working partnership between our agency and other stakeholders improves communication and effectively reduces game damage claims and conflicts.”

The HPP State Council will evaluate each application using various criteria, including the size and scale of treatments and the type of improvements proposed. One critical component the council will use to evaluate applicants is the extent of the recipient's partnerships that can be used to leverage limited funds and increase total project accomplishments.

Anyone interested should submit an application by February 1, 2013. Applications should number 12 copies and include all pertinent information necessary for the State Council to understand the project.

Work on approved projects can begin July 1, 2013, and must be completed by June 30, 2014. Extensions will not be granted.    

For additional details and to print the application, please visit: http://wildlife.state.co.us/LandWater/PrivateLandProgram/HPP/Pages/HPP.aspx.

For more information, contact Pat Tucker, HPP State Coordinator, at (970) 255-6188 or at pat.tucker@state.co.us.



Changes in the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program

SAN MIGUEL/OURAY COUNTIES – There has been a change this season in the administration of the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program providing assistance to eligible households in San Miguel and Ouray counties with paying a portion of winter home heating costs.

The program is now administered by Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado. Previous LEAP recipients will receive their application in the mail with a return envelope that will be forwarded to the Goodwill office for processing.

To obtain additional information about LEAP or to obtain an application, call the State HEAT HELP Line, 866/432-8435.

Starting November 1, call Discover Goodwill’s LEAP at 888/775-5327, email LEAPHELP@discoverymygoodwill.org or visit  www.cdhs.state.co.us for an application. Applications will be available at the local county offices as well.



Ouray a Finalist in the 'Prettiest Painted Places' Competition

OURAY - The search for the “Prettiest Painted Places in America” is narrowing, with 10 finalists from the U.S. Southwest named by the Paint Quality Institute, an informational entity whose mission is to educate the public about quality paints and coatings.

The 10 finalists are Ouray, Crested Butte and Lake City, in Colorado; Manhattan Beach, Petaluma and Redlands, in California; Midway and Historic Park City, in Utah; and Prescott and Tubac, in Arizona.

After further evaluation, two of the 10 will be named the prettiest painted places in the Southwest, alongside winners from five other regions of the U.S., to make up the 12 prettiest painted places in America.  

To see a complete list of the 60 finalists involved in the search for the “Prettiest Painted Places in America”, visit http://blog.paintquality.com/ppp/.

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