Montrose seeing red 
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A dispatcher in Montrose has an array of screens available while taking a 911 call.


City officials aim to create a second 911 center

A dispute over how to operate an emergency communications center has the city of Montrose planning to install a new center not far from the existing one run by the sheriff.
City officials not only plan to build their own center, but intend to pursue many of the 31 agencies in three counties, from Telluride to Olathe, now being served by Montrose County.

New law to give officials 30 percent raise in 2019

A slew of new laws will go into effect in Colorado this week, including one that will increase the pay for nearly every elected state and county official.


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