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Old 09-05-2015, 06:20 PM
 
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I just ate at the Nepali restaurant last week and was knocked out by how terrific it was. The hostess told me there were some 25 Nepalis living in Montrose. It's called Himalayan Kitchen, right on 550, and I was delighted with it. There also seem to be some nice walking and bike paths through a central park.

I wouldn't go there without a job well in hand, though, for all the reasons people always mention. I just don't think there's much work there to go around.
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Old 09-05-2015, 10:34 PM
 
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I wouldn't consider Montrose a "dying town" just yet, it just seems to be a town that is stuck in neutral. The recession hit the area harder than most of the state, and it has been a long and slow recovery. I don't see the high school downsizing anytime in the near future.



The job market isn't very good in Montrose - finding employment with any locally-owned company will be difficult since you won't be part of the Good 'ol Boy network.
That's the issue. And it's been that way for some time too. Places like the Louisiana -Pacific Waferboard Plant between Olathe and Montrose closed over a decade ago. They weren't big money jobs but a salary a blue collar worker could handle. In fact, the logging industry in the Montrose/Uncompahgre Forest area has been flat for some time with several reasons for it. There has been other plant closings as well, that's been well over a decade ago.Town leaders just aren't pursuing the companies to relocate plants here. Not everybody can be in the service industry. Not everybody wants to either.

Let's Go Here's comments regarding things to do. In regards to concert going, I get what he's saying. Like NW Crow pointed out, Montrose has a performing arts/amphitheater in town. They DO! Nice one too, called the Montrose Pavilion just 2 minutes from downtown. But I don't get the lack of activity regarding booking concert acts. Over the years I've seen several good acts in the last several years but the last one I saw there was Michael Martin Murphy a year ago last February. Several years ago there was a small mom and pop record/cd store there called Blue Sky Music. Dave, the owner eventually had to close it when a Hastings Entertainment Superstore set up shop on south Townsend. He's tried his hand in promoting live bands in small clubs. He's still at it with local bands, possibly a couple bands from Grand Jct., maybe Denver as well. I looked at the Pavilion's event schedule for September, October, and November and all the activity I see are private events. The last act of any consequence there was last February, 90's country star Lorrie Morgan played there.

And the Grand Junction area is no help for the kids in their 20's and 30's, the Mesa Theater Club shut down a couple weeks ago for good. I'm thinking back rent and back taxes are the causes but I don't know that for a fact. There would be a fair amount of Delta and Montrose people who would attend those shows. The Montrose music scene is sadly lacking IMO.

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Old 09-05-2015, 11:03 PM
 
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I don't know Montrose closely but have researched it a bit now and then. I am not rendering an overall judgment or questioning others'. I am just going to note that the city has a new rec center, performing arts / community center, botanical garden, river park, farmers market, food bank, public transit, a pretty viable airport, managed to recruit a Target store, has a public library with a $2 plus million annual budget, a museum or two, art nights, music downtown, a few restaurants with less common international cusine (Thai, Nepalese, Mediterranean), a branch campus of CMU, etc. Someone reading about the town for the first time might want to know these things and might not expect some of them.
True. There is a flip side to Montrose. I've been around town plenty. The library is first rate, the new rec center is a welcome addition. I have eaten in the Nepali restaurant, very good food.

Still, will the kids have to relocate to Denver after high school graduation to find suitable employment like the Grand Junction kids do?

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Old 03-22-2018, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Yuma and Walker, AZ
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In fact, Montrose is Rock Candy baby. HARD, SWEET AND STICKY!

http://youtu.be/lUeuAnMNDhA
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Old 03-22-2018, 08:17 PM
 
Location: The 719
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Yeah, Montrose is way cool.


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Old 03-23-2018, 07:31 AM
 
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What's the difference between a hick and a redneck?
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Old 03-23-2018, 07:52 AM
 
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What's the difference between a hick and a redneck?
One is bigoted and the other is racist, the vernacular that is.
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Old 03-23-2018, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Evergreen, Colorado
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What's the difference between a hick and a redneck?
I’ve never considered the terms racist, but more a reference to ones education level, e.g. dropping out of secondary school to work the farm. They used to be derogatory terms, but have morphed into a rallying call for country music fans and advertisers selling everything from guns to pick up trucks. Go figure.

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