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ATC Advantage Treatment Center (Community Corrections)

Your article of Brittnee Turner going from being a Community Corrections client to being a counselor for Community Corrections (ATC) is amazing.  Once you have gone down the wrong path, it is not easy to bring yourself out of it.  But it is very possible and can be achieved at a Community Corrections facility.  There are so many classes and training you can get out of this program.  I encourage everyone to get behind Community Corrections and see what a difference it makes to your life.

Sean updated an hour ago

How should American Rescue Plan Act funds be spent?

The city of Montrose will receive $4.9 million from the federal government as part of the American Rescue Plan Act signed by Joe Biden. Montrose has until Dec. 23, 2024 to find a use for the funds and until Dec. 31, 2026 to spend it. 

They can’t be spent on just anything, however. The funds can be used to respond to COVID-19 impacts, to provide premium pay to essential workers, to invest in water, sewer or broadband infrastructure, and to recoup revenue losses due to the pandemic. 

In a special work session Monday, city council members had some early ideas for how to spend it. These included housing and child care programs, water and sewer projects at local mobile home parks and backfilling revenue for the Montrose Recreation District. 

Read Josue Perez’s report to learn why each of these proposals are under consideration and when the city council will revisit this topic. 

Deciding on how to spend the ARPA funds will likely take some time. Do you all have any ideas on how to spend it? Do you agree with any of the city council proposals?

Justin liked 19 hours ago

City Council meeting 8/3 live reporting

Hi NABURS! I'll be reporting here live for updates during tonight's meeting. Feel free to ask any questions as we go along!

Anna liked 7 days ago

Have any comments about the proposed maps for Colorado congressional districts? Weigh in tomorrow at Ute Indian Museum.

I posted nearly a month ago about Colorado's proposed redistricting (shown below). The maps would potentially set many incumbents against each other, including Matt Soper and Marc Catlin. 

Read Anna Lynn Winfrey's full report for more information, then comment any critiques or questions you have here. 

To participate in the public forum tomorrow, July 30, sign up in advance, then show up at Ute Indian Museum at 11 a.m. 

Preliminary map of Colorado state house seats, drafted by an independent commission (Screenshot/Colorado Independent Redistricting Commission).
Preliminary map of Colorado state house seats, drafted by an independent commission (Screenshot/Colorado Independent Redistricting Commission).