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Montrose County Vehicle Death

Montrose, CO— On the afternoon of Friday, November 2, 2018, a single vehicle accident occurred when a vehicle traveling down Sunset Mesa Road approaching Chipeta Road lost control and slid down the embankment and rolled over one-and-a-half times. The...

MCSO Seizes Estimated 1,500 Pounds of Marijuana

Montrose, COLO.— On October 19th, the Montrose County Sheriff's Office responded to the 69300 block of Orion Trail east of Montrose to issue a distraint warrant for past due property taxes. Upon arrival, the deputy observed a marijuana grow over the hill...

Bull Draw Fire Info and News

Bull Draw Fire 100% Contained The 36,520 acre Bull Draw Fire which started July 29 from a lightning strike, is now 100% contained. The fire area has received over 5 inches of precipitation from recent storms and is unlikely to grow any further. Firefighters have...

Missing Person: Stanley Gardner

Montrose, COLO.— On the afternoon of September 5th, the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) received a call regarding a welfare check of Mr. Stanley Gardner of Olathe, Colorado. The MCSO immediately made contact with a family member and friend, searched Mr....

Montrose County Lifts Fire Restrictions

Montrose, COLO.—After recent moisture in the Montrose area, Montrose County Sheriff Rick Dunlap will lift fire restrictions starting at midnight on August 31st. Overall moisture levels are continuing to increase and several partner federal agencies and counties are...

Inmate Found Unresponsive

UPDATE from Coroner Dr. Thomas Canfield, MD on 8/24/18 In the early morning hours of Thursday, August 23, 2018, an inmate was found unresponsive in a cell at the Montrose County Jail. Multiple resuscitation efforts were initiated by staff. EMS responded to the scene...

Montrose County Returns to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

The unincorporated areas of Montrose County are returning to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions beginning August 17th at noon. Conditions are extremely hot and dry and fuel moisture levels have returned to lower levels. In May, the Board of County Commissioners passed...

Montrose County Air Quality Alert

Montrose, COLO.—Multiple wildfires in southwestern Colorado as well as smoke from additional fires in the western United States have contributed to poor air quality across the county.  Montrose County Public Health Department would like to offer a few tips to...