MONTROSE BRIEFS | Free Summer Lunches for All Kids

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MONTROSE — Continuing through August 1 the Montrose and Olathe School District RE-1J Nutritional Services Department is offering free summer meals to all children between the ages of 1-18.  There are no application or income requirements necessary.  Meals will be provided at the following sites and times:

Breakfast will be served between 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the Oalthe Elementary School located at 211 N. Roberts Ave., Olathe. At the Black Canyon Boys and Girls Club, 2900 Sunnyside Rd, Montrose from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and at Centennial Middle School at 1160 S. 5th St, in Montrose from 7:30 a.m. ago 8:30 a.m. The Rocky Mountain Service Migrant Head Start will also offer breakfast from 8:30 a.m to 9 a.m. Montrose through Friday at 290 Hap Court in Olathe.

Olathe Elementary will serve lunch from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The Montrose Recreation Center at 25 Colorado Ave., in Montrose will serve lunch from 12:30 to 1 p.m. The Black Canyon Boys and Girls Club will serve lunch from 11:15 a.m to 12:45 p.m.. Centennial Middle School will serve lunch from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and the Rocky Mountain Serve Migrant Head Start will serve lunch from 11:30 to 12 p.m.

Rec District Begins Selling Certificates of Participation to Finance New Rec Center

The Montrose Recreation District is now selling the certificates of participation to the public to finance construction of a new Community Recreation Center.

According to a news release the COPs  sold out “in a matter of hours” at a interest rate of 4.597 precent.

“Investors both in and out of Montrose purchased the COPs due to the stable investment grade rating of BBB given by Standard and Poor’s (S&P),” the release said.

“We are very pleased with the rating we received and with the outcome of the sale” said MRD Board Member Barbara Bynum.

Now that MRD has the project fund of $25,450,000, the plan will move towards final design. Groundbreaking is slated for spring 2015 with a planned opening in late 2016.

The Rec District Board of Directors also approved the hiring of an architect/engineer team led by Barker Rinker Seacat, a nationwide leader in recreation center design, according to the news release. The Rec Distirct said the company has build other similar size facilities in Durango, Golden and Wheatridge.

The next step is to hire the construction Manager and general Contractor who will work with the architect/engineer group and MRD during final design and then construct the CRC. An responce from the public will be issued by MRD within the week and will be available at www.montroserec.com under Community Rec. Center process.

Lieutenant Blaine Hall Graduates with Honors From Northwestern University

 The City of Montrose and the Montrose Police Department have commended Lieutenant Blaine Hall for successfully attending and graduating with top honors from the prestigious Northwestern University Center for Public Safety School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) in Evanston, Ill.

 Lieutenant Hall completed the 11 week college-accredited course, March 17 – May 23, 2014. He’s been with the MPD since 1997, when he started as a patrol officer.

“SPSC was excellent training on how to effectively lead and manage a law enforcement agency,” Hall said. “I’m thankful my organization allowed me this opportunity, and I plan on putting it to good use.”

 The SPSC is an intense, university-based education program geared for upper management executives in the law enforcement field.

 Lieutenant Hall is the 11th Montrose Police Officer to graduate from SPSC.

 The city and PD congratulate Lieutenant Hall on his success, perseverance, and achievement and thank him for his service to the city and the citizens of Montrose.

GRADUATE - Lieutenant Blaine Hall recently graduated with top honors from the prestigious Northwestern University Center for Public Safety School of Police Staff and Command in Evanston, Illinois. (Courtesy photo)

GRADUATE – Lieutenant Blaine Hall recently graduated with top honors from the prestigious Northwestern University Center for Public Safety School of Police Staff and Command in Evanston, Illinois. (Courtesy photo)

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