Montrose County

Montrose County, Colorado

161 S Townsend
Montrose, CO 81401
Phone: (970) 249-3362
Fax: (970) 249-7761
www.co.montrose.co.us

On central western border of CO, south of Grand Junction; organized Feb 11, 1883 from Gunnison County. Name Origin: For the city, named for The Legend of Montrose, by Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), for the similarity of the surrounding country; also possibly an allusion to Montrose, Scotland.

Area (sq mi):: 2242.57 (land 2240.61; water 1.96) Population per square mile: 16.70
Population 2005: 37,482 State rank: 17 Population change: 2000-20005 12.10%; 1990-2000 36.90% Population 2000: 33,432 (White 82.40%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 14.90%; Asian 0.40%; Other 9.30%). Foreign born: 5.60%. Median age: 38.80
Income 2000: per capita $17,158; median household $35,234; Population below poverty level: 12.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,145-$24,658
Unemployment (2004): 5.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.20% Median travel time to work: 21.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 14.70%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Montrose County seat (14,771)

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    His practice consists of representing adults and juveniles charged with misdemeanor and felony crimes in Montrose County Court and District Court.
    According to the contract, American Strategic Minerals Corporation will provide the Company with a geological review of American Strategic Minerals Corporation's Bull Canyon and Martin Mesa properties in Montrose County, Colorado, pursuant to which, California Gold is likely to determine and identify the approximate locations and scope of geologic formations that could contain potential gold deposits on these properties.
    a Canadian company with offices in Lakewood that has received state approval to open the Pinon Ridge Uranium Mill in Montrose County.
    The EMDI site went into foreclosure in 2009, but the lender withdrew it in January so it did not go to sale, said Montrose County Treasurer Rosemary Murphy.
    site located at 11948 6300 Road, four miles northwest of Montrose, in Montrose County.
    Mark Young, the Montrose County Coroner whose allegations were strongly criticized by an independent review board, is now the subject of a recall petition, Nikki Wheeler, Donor Alliance communications director, told Transplant News.
    That could be a recent entry in the diary Montrose County Manager Dennis A.
    At the Montrose County Fairgrounds, thisone-day contest attracts mostly local amateurs.
    The Buck property in Montrose County, Colorado and San Juan County, Utah is an area of earlier underground uranium mining in the 1950's at the northwest end of the Paradox Valley.
    Energy Fuels CEO Stephen Anthony says he is optimistic that the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment will approve the mill and that the lawsuit filed against Montrose County (with Energy Fuels as a related party) will end in dismissal.
    Good news with Montrose County s unemployment rate at about 9.
    Plans to revive a uranium mill in Canon City--a Superfund site since 1984--and open a mill in Montrose County led environmentalists and activists to push for a change this year.