COMMUNITY BRIEFS | Explosion Destroys Rick Lamphere’s Home in Norwood
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DICTIONARY DISTRIBUTION - Telluride third graders received Children's Scholastic Dictionaries for the tenth straight from  members of the Telluride Rotary Club, which also distributes dictionaries to third graders in Norwood, Naturita and Paradox. (Courtesy photo)
DICTIONARY DISTRIBUTION - Telluride third graders received Children's Scholastic Dictionaries for the tenth straight from members of the Telluride Rotary Club, which also distributes dictionaries to third graders in Norwood, Naturita and Paradox. (Courtesy photo)
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MINE TOUR – Back by popular demand, Don Paulson will be hosting a ski/Snowshoe mine tour on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 9 a.m. The event will benefit the Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership and the Ouray Historical Society. This tour is very popular and space is limited, so be sure to sign up in a timely manner. Anyone can sign up online at uncompahgrewatershed.org, through email at uwpvista@gmail.com, or by phone at 860/930-6369. Pictured is Rachel Boothby, former OSM/VISTA for the Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership, who led a winter mine tour in 2011. (Courtesy photo)
MINE TOUR – Back by popular demand, Don Paulson will be hosting a ski/Snowshoe mine tour on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 9 a.m. The event will benefit the Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership and the Ouray Historical Society. This tour is very popular and space is limited, so be sure to sign up in a timely manner. Anyone can sign up online at uncompahgrewatershed.org, through email at uwpvista@gmail.com, or by phone at 860/930-6369. Pictured is Rachel Boothby, former OSM/VISTA for the Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership, who led a winter mine tour in 2011. (Courtesy photo)
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SAN MIGUEL COUNTY – Longtime San Miguel County resident (and Galloping Goose bus driver) Rick Lamphere lost his home and possessions following a fire caused by a leak in a propane gas tank that subsequently exploded, one mile north of Norwood on January 11.

The explosion narrowly missed seriously injuring a handyman, hired by Lamphere, who had just entered the residence and, smelling gas, switched off the propane valve to the furnace. He was on his way to switch off the propane at the tank when the explosion occurred. The owner’s dog was found safe and sound outside the residence. Responders are not investigating the incident further.

An account has been set up, in Lamphere’s name, at U.S. Bank, in Telluride and Norwood; for information, call 970/729-0045.

 

Personal Property Tax Credits for New and Expanding Businesses in Montrose County

MONTROSE – The recently amended statute authorizing Colorado counties to negotiate personal property tax credits for new and expanding businesses limits the credits to businesses that were established or expanded in “the current property tax year”. The current property tax year is 2013. Montrose County is in the process of developing application forms for considering personal property tax credits for eligible businesses. Credits negotiated through future agreements cannot be applied retroactively to prior tax years including 2012.

 

Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting Monday 

MONTROSE – The Acute Rehabilitation Unit at Montrose Memorial Hospital will host the Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting on Monday, Jan. 28 at 2 p.m., downstairs in MMH Conference Room B.  MMH Registered Dietician Teresa Tomasi-Maloney will discuss the special nutrition needs of the Parkinson’s patient. The Parkinson’s Support Group’s mission is to educate, provide resources, and support caregivers and their families; for info, call 970/252-2996.

 

Bosom Buddies Scholarship

MONTROSE – Applications for the Bosom Buddies Scholarship are currently available to upcoming graduates of high schools in Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel counties.  Applicants must have been diagnosed (or had a parent/guardian diagnosed) with breast cancer, and must have achieved a minimum of a 2.0 high school GPA and been accepted to an institution of higher education (either a two- or four-year program from a college, university, vocational, community college or accredited on-line program).

Applications are available at the guidance office of the eligible high schools.  Applications must be postmarked or

emailed no later than Feb. 25 to Bosom Buddies c/o Scholarship Committee, PO Box 1263, Montrose, CO 81402 or gkcd@montrose.net.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED TO COLLEGE STUDENTS BY THE FRIENDS OF RIDGWAY STATE PARK

RIDGWAY – The Friends of Ridgway State Park are offering two $1,000 scholarships to college students who have completed at least one semester of post-secondary education.

Applicants must have graduated from high schools in Mesa, Delta, Montrose or Ouray counties, and must be enrolled in studies leading to a degree in environmental sciences or something equivalent.  Applications may be obtained from the Ridgway State Park Office, by calling 970/626-5822 or by e-mail at johnorglenda@q.com.  The application deadline is April 30 of this year.   

 

Montrose County Republican Women Scholarships

MONTROSE – The Montrose County Republican Women’s scholarship applications are now available. Applicants must be female students in Montrose or Olathe, and graduating seniors of the Class of 2013 planning to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university or an accredited vocational – technical school next fall. Preferred majors for collegiate study are in the fields of political science, government, international studies, criminal justice and law enforcement; other intended majors will be considered by the selection committee on a case-by-case basis. Applications are now available through the Guidance Offices at Montrose and Olathe High Schools; submission deadline is April 13.

 

MHS Student Athlete Scholarship Available

MONTROSE – Applications for the Duane H. Cunningham Memorial Scholarship are now available for 2013 Montrose High School student athlete graduates.

Cunningham, a graduate of Montrose High School, was a longtime resident of Montrose who possessed a strong work ethic and an unshakeable belief in the importance of integrity and personal responsibility. He was active in the community and a staunch supporter of Montrose athletics. This scholarship is established in Duane’s memory to recognize these same qualities in a deserving athlete.

Applicants must be current MHS senior athletes in a sports program for at least two years. Applications and information are now available in the MHS Guidance Office; the deadline is April 12.

 

William Arthur and Harriette Marie Collins Lingham Memorial Scholarships Available

MONTROSE – Applications are now being accepted for the William Arthur and Harriette Marie Collins Lingham Memorial Scholarships. To be eligible for the scholarship, an applicant must have attended school in Montrose County for a minimum of one year.  No high school diploma, high degree of scholarship or current Montrose County residency is required; there is no age requirement.  

The applicant must have demonstrated an earnest desire and ambition to acquire the education and skills for a chosen vocation, as well as performance in his or her chosen vocation, and plan to attend a vocational or technical school, a training program, a two- or four-year college.

Applications forms are available in the counseling offices of Montrose, Nucla, and Olathe High Schools and at the administrative offices of Montrose County School District RE-1J in Montrose. The deadline for application forms is March 1.

 

Montrose County Republican Women offering scholarships for female graduates

MONTROSE – The Montrose County Republican Women are pleased to announce that scholarship applications are now available for female graduating seniors of 2013, who are residents of Montrose County and citizens of the United States.

Applicants must be students in public, private or home schools in Montrose or Olathe and plan to attend an accredited two or four-year college or university or an accredited vocational or technical school the fall after graduation.  

Preferred majors for collegiate study are in the fields of political science, government, international studies, criminal justice or law enforcement. Other intended majors will be considered by the selection committee on a case by case basis. Applications are available through the guidance office at Montrose and Olathe High Schools beginning January 22, and must be returned by April 18.     

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