What live events has everyone been to recently? Or what's some music you've been playing when getting together for sessions?
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It's cool to see everyone participating on here and connecting to get together for jam sessions.
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I'm working on a story about local hospitality workers who haven't yet returned to work or haven't had the ability to do so. The state released a report earlier this week, and it revealed a mixed bag for the state's economic recovery. Hit the hardest has been leisure and hospitality, with 46.2% of jobs lost year-over-year in the sector.
Business closures have been a factor, experts say, but worry about returning to work in a pandemic and wages that don't make a return worth it could be others.
Are you someone waiting to get back to work? If you're willing to share, comment on this post or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NFL Draft starts tonight at 6 p.m. (8 p.m. EST) and the Denver Broncos have the No. 9 pick in the first round. Who should the Broncos select? The team announced it traded for Teddy Bridgewater on Wednesday, but chances are there that they could take a quarterback in the top 10.
Are there any players you're hoping might fall to the Broncos, or should they try to make a trade to move into the top 8?
If you read our report from Saturday, you know that Montrose County Commissioners rescinded the county-level public health order pertaining to the COVID019 pandemic.
To be clear, the order doesn't address issues like mask-use, gathering sizes or the risk dial from the state that went on hiatus in early April.
The order did authorize county management staff to adjust schedules and closures for county business, without separate approval from commissioners.
Montrose currently has a two-week positivity rate of 1.7 percent, 32 active cases and 26 new cases since April 16, as of Friday.
How are you feeling on where Montrose stands in the journey back to "normalcy" from the pandemic?
You're all aware of the groups that are already in place — Local Affairs, Recreation, Dark Skies and Agriculture to name a few.
But are there other topics that you want to discuss? What are you itching to talk about that you feel warrants more discussion, or maybe there's a note of information you want to share?
There's a lot going on in the community. Montrose County just moved to "green" on the state's COVID-19 risk dial. Year-long developments are breaking ground. There's much more.
What are some of those topics or new groups? Share in the comments below on this post.
So there's been some discussion and plenty of resources that have been passed along on this group in the past few days.
I'm curious, what's on everyone's wish list? Someone mentioned a dark skies initiative. What would you like to see in any initiative and some goals or aspirations to come out of it?
Others have mentioned more enforcement of lighting codes. What kinds of benefits could there be if there was more of that enforcement? How could it help others understand better if they have a different belief on the topic?
And, is there anything you hope to learn more about regarding dark skies? What are some things you've learned over the years about the topic that stand out to you?
The ongoing issue of finding housing in Montrose — and surrounding areas for that matter — has been well documented. Housing prices continue to climb and rental prices aren't low, either.
A latest report from the Colorado Association of Realtors revealed that single-family homes in Montrose County, for the month of February, had a median sales price of $350,000. That's an 18% increase from the same time last year.
And the inventory of homes for sale during the month? It was 85, a 56% drop from Feb. 2020.
Have you looked for a place to reside, or new place, here in Montrose County? What have you learned during your own housing or rental search?
Hey NABUR members. For those who have been vaccinated, we're wondering what your experience was like. Were you able to get in and out quickly? Was availability as you expected?
Montrose added its first shipment of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine earlier this month. (Montrose first received a batch of COVID-19 vaccines in December).
Are you still waiting to be vaccinated? Share your experience with us in the comments below.
Appointments can be made at montrosecountyjic.com/vaccination or by calling 970-252-4545. Individuals in Phase 1A, 1B.1, 1B.2, 1B.3 and 1B.4 are currently eligible
The Montrose Indians defeated Longmont 48-33 in the Final Four of the 4A boys state basketball tournament on Thursday and advanced to the title game for the first time since 1951.
Montrose, ranked No. 3, is 18-0 and will play No. 5 Mead for the 4A title on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. at Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs.
Thoughts on the team's season so far? Share them below.