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November 2016   

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Quick Updates
  • The Fall 2016 Activity Guide is Available Online Now by  clicking here !  This was mailed by August 1st.  The current guide is also always available at www.montroserec.com  
    Registration for fall programs is still ongoing.  Keep a look out for the Winter 16-17 guide, mailed by December 5th.  This guide will have complete information on the Community Rec. Center, opening in just a few short months.  This includes details on the Grand Opening!
  • Signage for the New MCRC Has Been Selected!  Click here 
    to see the layout of the main level, courtesy of local firm Best Signs.  Best Signs is just one of the many local firms that are working on the Montrose Community Rec. Center project.
     
  • Updated Community Rec. Center (CRC) Pass Information is Now Available.  Choose from a diversity of pass options to use this amazing new facility including a Corporate Membership Program, which provides the best deal on the CRC!  Click here
    for more information.
  • Construction of the Community Recreation Center is Progressing Click here
    to see the construction camera.  The building is dried in, windows are in, drywall is up, the gym wood floor is going in, the climbing wall is complete, the gym and pool are painted overhead, site work including interior drives and parking lots is well underway and the interior work is accelerating.  Pictures of the current construction progress are found below.  Virtual 3D renderings of the Community Recreation Center are also available. Click here to experience what it'll look like to be in your CRC!  
  • Program Highlights for more info., see corresponding program section below or the Fall Guide):
    1. Aqua Aerobics: Classes for every level from Twinges in the Hinges (Tues/Thur at 9am), to Aqua Aerobics (MWF at 8am), the Aerobic Zone (Tues/Thur at 8am), the Splash Aerobics (MWF at 11am) and the Deep (Tues/Thur at 11am).  Classes are included with admission.
    2. Fit Zone:  32 classes per week included with admission!
    3. Adult Dodgeball begins November 3!  Get your team together today!
 Thanks for being a patron and/or supporter!
-The MRD
MRD News:
MRD Lowers Mill Levy in 2017 by 10%  

The Montrose Recreation District (MRD) Board of Directors approved a 2017 budget on 10.27.16 that will reduce the mill levy by ten percent.  In adopting the new budget, directors votes to reduced the mill levy from 5 mills to 4.5 mills.  The 2017 MRD budget is substantially different than previous district budgets due to the addition of the Community Rec. Center (CRC) set to open in early 2017.  "We endeavored to make the CRC financing plan as fiscally responsible as possible while still ensuring the sustained financial health of MRD" said MRD Executive Director Ken Sherbenou.  "The CRC is on time and on budget and our financial plan projections are strong". The 0.3% sales tax that was approved by voters in April 2017 was projected to bring in $1.335M per year.  In 2017, the sales tax is projected to bring in $1.583M to the district. Therefore, the Board of Directors made the decision to lower the levy.

Board President Barbara Bynum said, "Lowering our mil levy for 2017 is the right thing to do. We need to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars."   She went on to say, "Because of the new recreation center, the MRD projects more users of district facilities.  We have kept user fees low, but the increase in the number of patrons means that MRD will collect significantly more user fees in 2017 than in prior years.  Therefore the new center does not require as much operational tax support as did the old Aquatic Center.  This is another reason why we can lower our mil levy and collect less property tax from the community."
 
Board Vice President Jason Ullmann agreed. "I know that many people feel like government always desires to collect more in taxes regardless of their purpose, but as a Board we recognize that the voter approved sales tax initiative in 2014 was for building the CRC.  Collections under that sales tax have been higher than projected, which allows us to balance our total tax collection by decreasing property taxes without compromising the services we were authorized by the community to provide."
 
The Montrose CRC project seeks to build community and quality of life Montrose. The 82,000 square foot CRC will be the biggest and newest on the Western Slope and will provide something for every age, every ability and a multitude of interests. The facility includes: a 5000 square foot, fully equipped weight room and fitness center, a Fit Zone studio, an indoor walk/jog track with a hill and a stair course, a cool water lap pool for exercise and competitions complete with 11 lanes and 3-meter and 1-meter diving boards, slack line and drop slide, a warm water leisure pool with a lazy river, playground, and zero-depth entry beach and 2 story slide, a hot water wellness pool with hydrotherapy jets, a large, 3-court gym, a 27 foot climbing wall in the style of the Black Canyon, a game room with pool and ping pong tables, foosball, and shuffleboard, two racquetball courts, free indoor playground and outdoor climbing boulders, child watch room, party rooms, 9 cabanas, therapy space operated by Montrose Memorial Hospital, an outdoor perimeter trail, and multi-purpose outdoor green space. After the CRC opens, the Aquatic Center will be converted into an indoor turf Field House.
 
Full CRC information is available at www.montroserec.com/crc. The grand opening plan will be announced in the MRD Winter Activity Guide, set to hit everyone's mailbox by December 5th.
   
 
Montrose Civility Project
The project originates from a core group of individuals who represent the City, the Recreation District, San Juan Healthcare Foundation, the Montrose Community Foundation, Before You Hate, Think of Cait, and the Montrose County School District. 
The purpose of the Montrose Civility Project is to urge the citizens in the Montrose area to communicate in a more respectful and effective way. This is not a campaign to end disagreements. It is a campaign to improve public discourse by simply reminding ourselves of the very basic principles of respect.
 
  • Pay Attention.   Be aware and attend to the world and the people around you.
  • Listen .  Focus on others in order to better understand their points of view.
  • Be Inclusive .  Welcome all groups of citizens working for the greater good of the community.
  • Don't Gossip .  And don't accept when others choose to do so.
  • Show Respect .  Honor other people and their opinions, especially in the midst of disagreement.
  • Be Agreeable.   Look for opportunities to agree; don't contradict just to do so.
  • Apologize.   Be sincere and repair damaged relationships.
  • Give Constructive Criticism.   When disagreeing, stick to the issues and don't make a personal attack.
  • Take Responsibility.   Don't shift responsibility and blame onto others; share disagreements publicly.
Will you please take five minutes to complete the  Montrose Civility Project Survey

The goal is to collect the data and report the results back to the community. This effort provides a platform for the community to take a stand as a community of respect, where incivility not only isn't tolerated, but is called to the forefront and addressed as it arises in a respectful manner.


For more information, check out:  MontroseCivilityProject.org  

Photo Gallery
     
 
 Pictures from a recent 50+ trip
 
 
Beautiful Fall Colors From a Recent 50+ trip
 

Black Canyon Sprint Triathlon
Thank you to all of our participants and volunteers, it was another great year!
 

CRC Construction Updates
The images below are from recent CRC site tours.
Click Here to view the onsite construction cam for the latest on the construction project.
You can also view a time-lapse video of the construction progress.




 
MRD FitZone
 
 
MRD FIT ZONE offers many group fitness classes to help all people meet their health and fitness goals, 32 classes per week this fall. TRX is just one of our outstanding Fit Zone classes taught by instructor/personal trainer, Laurie Broyles. But what exactly is TRX?
Born in the Navy SEALs, TRX Suspension Training bodyweight exercise develops strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously.
It requires the use of the TRX Suspension straps, a performance tool that leverages gravity and the user's body weight to complete 100's of exercises. You're in control of how much you want to challenge yourself on each exercise - because you can simply adjust your body position to add or decrease resistance.
The TRX Benefits
  • Delivers a fast, effective total-body workout
  • Helps build a rock-solid core
  • Increases muscular endurance
  • Benefits people of all fitness levels (pro athletes to seniors)
  • By utilizing your own bodyweight, TRX provides greater performance and functionality than large exercise machines!

Cli ck out TRX and all of the Fit Zone classes offered!!! Be sure to get a schedule today!

 
View the FitZone Calendar Here to view daily fitness class schedule.  
 
Youth Sports
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5th & 6th AND 7th & 8th GRADE BASKETBALL 1301008
Our youth basketball program is great for both first timers and kids who have played before.  Our league focuses on fundamental development, sportsmanship and fun!  All players get to play an equal amount of time each game regardless of skill level.  Boys and girls will compete separately.  
  • Fee:  $38
  • Practices:  Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday
  • Registration Deadline:  Thursday, Dec. 22nd
  • Games:  Friday evenings and Saturday Mornings
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL - 1301004
This is a great opportunity for all 9th - 12th graders who are not enrolled in a basketball program to participate in an organized league!  Teams will practice twice a week and play 6 games throughout the season all at the CRC.  Boys and girls compete together.  Form your own team or sign up individually.  
  • Player Fee:  $38
  • Registration Deadline:  Wednesday, Jan. 4th
  • Games:  Friday evenings and Saturday mornings at the CRC
  • Practices:  Tuesday & Thursdays 4:00 - 5:30, Wednesdays 3:00 - 4:15 at the CRC

UPCOMING YOUTH SPORTS CHECK BACK FOR MORE DETAILS
Powderhorn Ski & Snowboard Days - December & February 
Nuggets Skills Challenge - January 
Biddee Basketball Clinics - January
Spring Soccer - March
5th & 6th and 7th & 8th Grade Volleyball - March 
Spring Lacrosse - March



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Adult Programs
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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR LATEST LEAGUE AND TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS!!

Kickball League and Tournament Champions:   Partners Mentoring
Flag Football League Champions:   Pressler Plumbing
Flag Football Tournament Champions:   Tim Tinaza State Farm
Women's Leisure Volleyball League and Tournament Champions:   Alpine Off Road
Women's Rec Volleyball League and Tournament Champions:   Super Sets
Coed Rec Volleyball League and Tournament Champions: SJCHE #1

ADULT BASKETBALL - 1401002
Full Court 5 on 5 basketball will be offered for adults beginning in January.  Teams will have a minimum of 8 games, usually scheduled two nights per week plus a post season tournament.  
  • Team fee:  $500
  • Registration Deadline:  December, 27th
  • Dates:  Games begin January, 3rd
  • Managers Meeting:  December, 29th 6:30 p.m. at the McNeil office.   

Upcoming Adult Sports 
35 + Basketball - February 
Noon Pick-Up Basketball - TBD in the new CRC Gym
4 v 4 Volleyball - March
 
      
50+ Trips & Programs
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WINTER HIKING - 
Enjoy Colorado year round by hiking.  Wear good hiking shoes or boots, wear sunscreen and bring ample water. Dress in layers and bring a sack lunch for all trips. Hikes will be rescheduled if there is adverse weather. Locations are subject to change based on weather conditions. 
  • December Hike - Tuesday Dec. 6 Colorado National Monument Sampler
  • January Hike - Tuesday January 10th Serpents Trail 
  • February Hike - Tuesday, February 14th Redlands Mesa
DOWNTOWN GRAND JUNCTION SLEIGH RIDE - 
Get into the holiday spirit while shopping in downtown Grand Junction.  Santa will be there and you can enjoy a sleigh ride in between checking out the stores.
  • Time:  8:30 a.m. - Approx. 3:00 p.m.
  • Fee:  $20
  • Location:  Meet at the Aquatic Center at 8:15 a.m.
SATURDAY NIGHT DANCES
Dance to live must on the second and fourth Saturday nights monthly from 7:30 - 11:00 pm.  Pay at the door.
  • Fee:  $5/ person
  • Time:  7:30 - 11:00 p.m.
  • Location:  Senior Center Dining Room
  • Feature Music by:
    • Oct. 22:  Ghost River
    • Nov. 12:  Country Plus
    • Nov. 26:  Route 66
    • Dec. 10:  Thin Air
    • Dec. 31:  Ghost River 9:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. New Year's Eve Dance
REFLEXOLOGY
Reflexology is a complimentary therapy, which works on your feet to help heal the whole body.  It helps improve circulation, promote better health and rejuvenate your body and soul.  
  • Fee:  $15 for 20 minutes
  • Dates:  2nd Friday Monthly (Nov. 11, Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 10)
  • Time:  8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Appointments necessary, Call Cindy at 252-4884 to schedule
  • Location:  Senior Center
  • Certified Reflexologist:  Cheryl Adams

 
Aquatic Programs
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COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTER POOL INFORMATION!
The 2016/2017 Winter Activity Guide is coming out the first week of December and will have all the information you need about the grand opening of the new Community Recreation Center!  For more information about the Community Recreation Center Click Here

AQUATIC CENTER POOL HOURS 

Open Swim:  
  • Monday - Thursday:  1:00 - 5:15 p.m.
  • Friday:  1:00 - 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday:  10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday:  1:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Lap Swim (16 years & up):
  • Monday - Thursday:  6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday:  6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday:  8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • 11:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Water Walking (16 years & up):  
  • Monday - Friday:  6:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday:  8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday:  11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Therapy Pool & Spa:
  • Monday - Thursday:  6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday:  6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday:  8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday:  11:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

SWIM LESSONS
The next round of Swim Lessons will be offered in the new Community Recreation Center.  Dates and other class information will be announced in the Winter Activity Guide coming out the first week of December.   


WINTER AFTER SCHOOL SWIM 
MRD and First Student have teamed up to provide an after school swim time.  First Student buses will transport children from Oak Grove, Cottonwood, Johnson, and Northside.  Students from other area schools may also take advantage of our special rate.  A permission slip is required, and children under the age of seven must pass a swim test. 

Dates:  Aug. 16 - May 24
Fee:  $3 daily or $57 for a 20 punch pass
Day:  Monday - Thursday
Time:  2:30 - 5:15 p.m. 

WATER AEROBICS  
 Make a splash with water exercise! This is the perfect exercise for people just starting a routine, or those that want to diversify their workouts! Water aerobics offers a great cardiovascular workout that will tone the entire body. The buoyancy of the water also helps protect the joints and is perfect for participants at all levels. Please click here  to see specifics on classes offered and times classes meet.
  • 20-Use Punch Card (for use in any class)
    • Adult: $85
    • Senior:  $72
  • Drop-In Fee: $4.25
  • Classes offered:
    • Aqua Aerobics
    • Splash Aerobics
    • Express Aerobics
    • The Aerobic Zone
    • Twinges in the Hinges
    • The Deep
    • NEW AQUA SALSA!

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS  
Private lessons offer a one to one instructor/student ratio. Private lessons are offered during public swim hours and must be arranged through the Aquatic Coordinator. For more information call the MRD Aquatic Center at 249-7705
  • Fee: $60 - 3 lesson minimum
  • $20 per 1/2 hour lessons
FRIDAY FAMILY FUN NIGHT 
The Montrose Recreation District encourages families to re  create together. We continue to offer our Family Fun Night so come together and join in the fun. We have discounted our general admission to $3 per family member. 
  • Ages: All
  • Day: Every Friday Evening
  • Fee: $3 per person
  • Time: 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
PRIVATE POOL RENTALS
Private reserved use of the Aquatic Center is a great way to make your party or special event a hit! All private pool parties require a two-hour minimum rental. Groups must be 10 or more people. Please call Liz Gracesun, Aquatic Coordinator, at 970-249-7705 ext. 575 in advance to reserve your date and let us know the time and number of expected guests.
*Private
 Parties are available on Saturdays & Sundays from 6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. 
  • 2 Hours: 1-50 in party- $150; 51-100 in party- $220
  • 3 Hours:1-50 in party- $200; 51-100 in party- $300
Click here to view our Activity Guide                            Click here to register online  
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DROP IN MIXED DOUBLES TENNIS GROUP
All skill levels accepted contact Bob Patterson for more information.
  • Day:  Monday, Wednesday & Friday
  • Time:  9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
  • Where:  Aquatic Center Tennis Courts
  • Contact:  Bob Patterson (970) 964-4773

COMMUNITY ADULT INLINE HOCKEY CLUB
16 year old and up.  All skill levels.  Saturdays or Sundays depending on weather.  Usually late afternoon/early evening start time.  Updates are kept on Montrose Inline Hockey on Facebook Page click here to view or call Steve Williams with questions (970) 418-0442.


PICKLEBALL DROP-IN PLAY  
Pickleball is a racquet sport which combines the elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. It is played on 20'x44' court. This game is easy form beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for players. Your first intro class is free! Join anytime. New players receive written information with the rules of play. Come play on the courts with newly painted pickleball lines.  Call Cindy at 252-4884 for more information.  
  • Days: 
    • Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday & Thursday 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.
    • Saturdays:  10:00 a.m.
  • Fee: $3 Drop-in fee ($25 for 10 punch card) or $15/month unlimited play 
  • Location: Aquatic Center Tennis/Pickleball Courts


Job Openings
 
CRC Custodian -  This full time position will be centrally responsible for ensuring the cleaning of the Community Recreation Center, currently nearing construction completion.  This brand new facility will be state of the art and the largest recreation center in Western Colorado. We are looking for the right motivated, hard-working and effective person to join our team and care for this latest piece of Montrose infrastructure. This person, including cleaning thoroughly themselves, will also hire, train, and manage part-time custodians and/or direct a cleaning service.  Compensation is consummate with experience and a generous benefits package is also offered.  Applications are due in late November.  Please submit full application packet to coz@montroserec.com.   Please email Coz a letter of interest, resume and completed application to the individual listed for more information. Applications may also be turned in at the MRD Aquatic Center, 25 Colorado Ave.  The application is found by going to www.montroserec.com.
 
CRC Facility Supervisor - This part time position is central in facility operations of the new CRC.  It will serve as Manager on Duty, primarily during the evening hours.  This position will address patron issues, oversee and work at the Customer Service Representative desk, and overall ensure a smooth operation during the busy evening hours.  Bilingual ability is a plus.  This position will be 30+ hours throughout the year and it includes health benefits.  Please submit full application packet to coz@montroserec.com.   Please email Coz a letter of interest, resume and completed application to the individual listed for more information. Applications may also be turned in at the MRD Aquatic Center, 25 Colorado Ave.  The application is found by going to www.montroserec.com.
 
Climber Wall Monitor - This part-time position will help operate the new CRC climbing wall.  Instruction, belaying and ensuring a safe wall operation are all responsibilities covered by the Climbing Wall Monitor.  Please submit full application packet to  ken@montroserec.com .   Please email Ken a letter of interest, resume and completed application to the individual listed for more information. Applications may also be turned in at the MRD Aquatic Center, 25 Colorado Ave.  The application is found by going to www.montroserec.com.
 
Child Watch Attendant - This part time position will help operate the child watch area in the new CRC.  Child watch will be for children of patrons while parents/guardians are using the CRC.  Previous experience working with children is a plus.   Please submit full application packet to  dana@montroserec.com .   Please email Dana a letter of interest, resume and completed application to the individual listed for more information. Applications may also be turned in at the MRD Aquatic Center, 25 Colorado Ave.  The application is found by going to www.montroserec.com.
     
Customer Service Representative - This part time position provides critical customer service to MRD patrons.  Duties include, but are not limited to: completing program registration, computer and phone skills, and general multitasking. This is a part-time position and hours will vary with some weekends and holidays.  With the right person, this position includes the possibility of a steady 25-35 hours per week.  Bilingual ability is a plus.  Please submit full application packet to  tracie@montroserec.com .   Please email Tracie a letter of interest, resume and completed application to the individual listed for more information. Applications may also be turned in at the MRD Aquatic Center, 25 Colorado Ave.  The application may is found by going to www.montroserec.com.
  
Lifeguard - Responsibilities include the safe supervision of all pool and deck area, as well as basic pool maintenance. Consistent rule enforcement along with excellent customer service skills required. Candidates must have current American Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR and First Aid Certifications. Please submit full application packet to  liz@montroserec.com .   Please email Liz a letter of interest, resume and completed application to the individual listed for more information. Applications may also be turned in at the MRD Aquatic Center, 25 Colorado Ave.  The application is found by going to www.montroserec.com.
 
Water Safety Instructors - This position is responsible for planning and implementing swim lessons according the American Red Cross standards. Instructors will be asked to provide both public and private swim lesson classes. Bilingual ability is strongly desired. Candidates must have a current American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors certification. Classes for this certification are held on an ongoing basis. Please submit full application packet to melissa@montroserec.com.   Please email Melissa a letter of interest, resume and completed application to the individual listed for more information. Applications may also be turned in at the MRD Aquatic Center, 25 Colorado Ave.  The application is found by going to www.montroserec.com.
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