Montrose Rec District news

The Montrose Recreation District Board of Directors voted unanimously at the September 21st Board Meeting to support the Library’s ballot proposal at the November 7th election.

Click here to view the resolution of support or see below.  Also,

On Monday Oct. 16th from open to close, all residents showing their library card will be admitted for free to the Community Rec. Center! Being active and being educated go hand and hand.  So, we encourage all to come to the CRC on October 16th to celebrate the essential resource that is the Montrose Regional Library District!

Field House Grand Opening on Saturday December 2nd!

Save the Date!  Please join us for the Field House Grand Opening on Saturday Dec. 2nd.  The Field House is at 25 Colorado Ave, at the old pool.  We’ll start with an open house and game sign up at 10am, hold the dedication at 11am and begin free use by all of the Field House from 11:30am to 3pm.  Then, head to Main Street that evening for the parade of lights!  Although the Field House will officially be dedicated on Dec. 2nd, drop-in programs will begin in October and Youth/Adult leagues begin in November.  See the Fall Guide for details: page 34 for youth and page 38 for adults.

Veteran’s Day Flag Dedication at the CRC. In partnership with the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans, the flagpole at the CRC will be dedicated on

Saturday November 11th, 2017 at 10am (please note new time).  Please join us and help in honoring our veterans and active duty men and women in uniform!  Also, the Board of Directors voted unanimously at the August meeting to allow veterans and active duty military to be admitted free to the CRC on Veteran’s Day!  Thank you for your service!

To Help Manage and Take Care of Your CRC, Please Remember, Cameras Are In Use.  On September 11 at 7:00am, some hubcaps were stolen off of a patron’s car.  We reviewed the cameras, caught the perpetrator and referred the information to the Montrose Police Department.  This incident is a reminder that MRD staff are using the 40+ cameras inside and outside the CRC to help promote patron safety, protection of property and help ensure the CRC is a positive place.

Scholarships for youth in need now apply to facility access

Thanks to effective fundraising by the Montrose Recreation Foundation, generous grants from the Montrose Community Foundation, the City of Montrose and the Anschutz Family Foundation, youth in need may now get a scholarship for a 20 punch pass!

We are also offering a new program, the Intro to Your CRC, a one month program that will teach youth how to best take advantage of the CRC.  At the end, youth will earn a 20 punch pass.  All this for only $36 for youth eligible for free/reduced lunch.  That is $1.80 per visit plus the program! Youth of free/reduced lunch may also obtain a 20 punch pass at any time for only $36.  See p. 37 of the Summer activity guide.

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Mavis Bennett

Mavis Bennett

A western Colorado resident for most of her life, Mavis Bennett is the publisher of the Montrose Monitor. She has written for newspapers and magazines more than three decades and founded the popular Monitor Magazine in 2003. This web site is the logical progression for the Monitor.