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Josue replied 8 months ago

Regarding the great article, by Josue, regarding Hispanic Affairs Project and the amazing work they continue to do!

I'm not sure if you caught the article about H.A.P. and the work they have done to expose this problem of "notarios" which sounds a lot like "notary" in English, yet has a completely different meaning in Latin Countries. Here, we all know that a notary is someone who sends the State $10 or $? -- along with an application promising not to lie, cheat or steal. They get to witness signatures and document the identification to match the signature. That person will need to purchase a "seal" that they stamp the document with, attesting to the signature. That is all they can do. Well, you can read the article, Josue explained it clearly, great piece of journalism!

Too bad that the folx who really need to read this and understand the excellent reporting by Josue, are unable to read it! The Steamboat Pilot, The Post Independent, and the Vail Daily, all have Spanish language sections, and or stories, that not only invite inclusivity but also provide important information and connect their communities, just like what the English readers get.

I see the Hispanic population in Garfield County is 28%. They get to include Rifle, in that count. Montrose County has a 20% Hispanic Population, Delta County and Gunnison County are not included in that census. There are several Cora/Spanish speakers that would also benefit from this story that live in those areas. The Post Independent as well as the Rifle Citizen, on a daily basis, feature stories in... (More)


Basecamp Apartments first building nearing completion

There has been some progress on the first building of the Basecamp Apartments and it is expected to be online in September, according to Kurt Soukup of Range Development. 

At that point, tenants can start to move into the 24-unit complex. The first building has an even mix of one-bedroom and two-bedroom units. There are 120 people on a wait list so demand is expected to be high.

I also outlined how this project will generate residential tax for the Montrose Urban Renewal Authority. I provide a look at the estimated amount the project could generate at different market values. 

What are your thoughts on this project? How do you think it could help the rental market here in Montrose? 

A rendering of the exterior the Basecamp Apartments project. (Courtesy/Range Development) 
A rendering of the exterior the Basecamp Apartments project. (Courtesy/Range Development) 
Sean replied 10 months ago

Bluecorn has its "Opening Day"

Bluecorn and its retail shop and cafe, called Bluecorn Cafe and Mercantile, opened its doors to the Montrose community on Wednesday. 

I stopped by to look around and get a feel for the new space, which is the former home of the Furniture Connection. I spoke with founder/owner Jon Kornbluh, who said he was 'thrilled' to open. 

There seems to be potential for the space to become a new popular spot for locals, much similar to Coffee Trader. There are tables and couches to sit at after you get some coffee and want to visit with friends or family. You can shop for some candles and other items while you're at it. 

Do you plan on stopping by soon? What are your hopes for the new business and space? 

JAMES liked 10 months ago

Geyser Systems a finalist for Innovative Product of the Year

Have you heard of a Geyser System? It's the flagship product from Geyser Systems, a Montrose-based business with a mission to address and improve water stressed regions, water use efficiency in Colorado and other parts of the country.  

The Geyser System attempts to fulfill that by serving as a portable shower that uses less than one gallon of water. 

Last week, it was announced Geyser Systems is nominated for Innovative Product of the Year in the 2022 Colorado Manufacturing Awards. 

Have you tried the Geyser System? You can learn more about it here

What parts of Colorado could use assistance from a product like this? Or what other parts of the country would benefit from such a system?