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MCSO Accepting Citizens’ Academy Applications

MCSO Accepting Citizens’ Academy Applications

Montrose, COLO.—The application period is now open for the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office Citizens’ Academy. The academy starts Wednesday, Oct. 7, and will continue for 12 weeks with a graduation ceremony on Jan. 7, 2021.     “The academy offers an inside look into...

Montrose County Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Start Aug. 20

Montrose County Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Start Aug. 20

The unincorporated area of Montrose County will be in stage 1 fire restrictions beginning Thursday, August 20 at 12:01 am. Seasonal high temperatures, worsening dry conditions, and resources committed at major fires across the state were the deciding factors to take...

Montrose County Fire Restrictions Lifted

Montrose County Fire Restrictions Lifted

Montrose, COLO.—Sheriff Gene Lillard is lifting fire restrictions effective Thursday, July 30 at 12:01 a.m. The decision was made alongside partner agencies including federal lands, weather partners, and surrounding counties in order to avoid confusion when recreating...

Information Release

Information Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 8, 2020 Contact: Dr. Thomas M. Canfield, MD, Montrose County Coroner Office: Montrose County Coroner’s Office of Medical Investigation, (970) 252-4524 coroner@montrosecounty.net Information Release Early in the morning of Wednesday, July 1,...

Montrose County Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Start July 2

Montrose County Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Start July 2

Montrose, COLO.—Due to the extremely dry conditions and the additional dry weather that is projected for the area, Sheriff Gene Lillard has recommended Stage 1 Fire Restrictions beginning Thursday, July 2nd. Moisture levels are dropping daily, federal land partners...

K-9 Jocko is Certified in Narcotics

K-9 Jocko is Certified in Narcotics

Congratulations to K-9 Jocko and Deputy Savage on achieving their Colorado Police Canine Association narcotics certification! #dogsonduty

Motorcycle/Truck Collision

Motorcycle/Truck Collision

Montrose, COLO.—During the late morning hours of Wednesday, May 27, 2020, a 59-year-old male from Olathe, Colo., Roger Ayres was killed in a motorcycle/truck collision. The cause and manner of death are pending the results of an autopsy which has been scheduled. The...

Montrose County Public Health Issues Ban on Burning

Montrose County Public Health Issues Ban on Burning

APRIL 10, 2020 Montrose, CO—Today, Montrose County Public Health released a public health order that temporarily bans burning in the unincorporated areas of the county. The order takes effect Sunday, April 12, at 12:01 a.m. All outdoor burning, other than the...

Motorcycle Death Identified

Motorcycle Death Identified

Montrose, COLO.—In the late afternoon of Sunday, April 5, 2020, Paul Hershberger, a 67-year-old male from Delta, Colo., died in a single vehicle motorcycle accident on Highway 141 at mile marker 83.4 in Naturita. The case is under investigation by the Montrose County...

Officials Announce First Montrose County COVID-19 Death

Officials Announce First Montrose County COVID-19 Death

          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 3, 2020 Montrose, COLO.—Montrose County Public Health and Montrose County Coroner Dr. Thomas Canfield M.D. announced the first death of a Montrose County resident associated with COVID-19. The individual...

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