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November 2018     

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Quick Updates
  • The Fall Activity Guide Is Available Right Now! You can see the guide at 
    It is the best way to organize your participation in MRD services. The current activity guide is always available on our website, 24/7, 365/year, as well as online registration.  The Fall Guide covers August, September, October and November.  The Winter/Spring guide will be mailed by Dec. 3rd, with registration beginning that day!
  • Coz Sisneros Court Dedication at the CRC Happened on Sept.24th! 
    On Monday September 24th, we held a dedication ceremony for Coz Sisneros, MRD Operations Manager.  Coz has been with the MRD for 43 years and the MRD dedicated a court at the CRC in his honor.  Congrats Coz for your amazing contribution that has bettered the quality of life in Montrose!  
  • The CRC Lap Pool has expanded offerings! 
    Kids, bring your suits on early release and non-school days and enjoy the Rec. Features in the Lap Pool: Fly off 3M and 1M Boards, shoot out the drop-slide, balance on the slack line and tip-toe across the wibit!  These features were formerly only open on weekends!  Now, they are open every Wednesday from 4-6pm and on non-school days!  See full info. below in the photo gallery.  
  • The Holly Park and Riverbottom Drive project is evolving. 
    In addition to Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) grant, we are also pursuing a Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Grant to enable the renovation of Holly Park and the widen Riverbottom Drive.  Grant decisions will be made by DOLA in December and grant decisions will be made by GOCO in March.  Please look below in the photo gallery to see the site plan for a renovated Holly Park. 
Thanks for being a patron and/or supporter!  Enjoy the fall and best of luck with the beginning of the new school year!
-The MRD team 

Colin Waters, Community Relations Specialist with the Colorado Lottery, present the Montrose Rec. District with the Starburst Award for Excellence in the use of Lottery Funds for CRC, Phase II, Outdoor Facilities.  Many thanks to all the pickleball players who attended the ceremony as well as to all the Phase II partners that contributed match and helped MRD earn the GOCO grant: the Montrose Community Foundation, the City of Montrose, the Valley Food Partnership, River Valley Health and the Montrose Recreation Foundation.

Adult Volleyball Tournament Champions
Hit me with your best shot (L) won the Women's Division, while Killer Squad (R) won the Co-ed Division

Fall 2018 Youth Soccer
Some season numbers: 452 athletes played on 48 teams in 156 games officiated by 26 referee's. Games were played at Cerise, McNeil, and Holly parks as well as indoor at the Field House. A huge thank you to all of the Volunteer coaches.  Without them, we would not be able to have such a great program that impacts so many youth in our community.

Adult Kickball Tournament Champions
Leisure League Champions "B. Deep (top left) Consolation winners "Honey Badgers" (top right)
Competitive League Champions "Menace to Sobriety" (lower Right) and Consolation winners "State Farm" (lower left) 

3rd Quarter Awards

John Wagner receiving the Core Staff Award

Gabe Baca receiving the Part Time Staff award

Gilbert Luna and Adam Egloff receiving Patrons of Quarter Award

Welcome Scooter Shenefield, our new Field House Facility Leader!

Scooter brings great experience in sales, sports management and customer service.  He holds a bachelor's degree in sports management and he has held positions with the Toledo Mud Hens and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Welcome to Montrose Scooter!

Aquatic Programs
(click activity number listed next to program to register online if available)

Click Here for current pool hours.

Classes will be held twice a month on Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm. Class registration will happen through the Rec Center and space is limited to 10 per class! Classes we be held at the Rec Center's indoor pool facility, and we encourage participants to show up ready at the pool 10-minutes prior to class. SUP Yoga is for all skill levels and lessons will progress throughout the winter.
We will begin with learning the balance, getting acquainted with the SUP board, learning simple movement and yoga poses on the board. In later classes we will begin paddling on the board and end with yoga until the two are combined fluidly.
  • Dates:                                   
    • Nov. 1 & 15
    • Dec. 6 & 20
    • Jan. 10 & 17                            
    • Feb. 7 & 21                              
    • Mar. 7 & 21
    • Apr. 4 & 18

  • FEE: $25 per class  Limited to 10 people per class - register early
  • Location: CRC Pool
Please wear comfortable clothes that are meant to get wet. Regular swim suits are acceptable attire. If you'd like to layer up, we suggest wearing a rash guard. We also suggest to bring a change of clothes for after class, and a towel. Paddle boards, and paddles are provided.
FREE 3rd Grade Lessons - Northside Elem.

Begins Wednesday, Novemebr 7th. Registration forms were handed out at the school. Register by Monday, November 5th . If you have any questions please contact for more information.
SWIM LESSONS- Next Session begins November 27th

All swim courses and instructors are certifed by the American Red Cross. Not all courses
are available each lesson time. Please check the schedule for specifc course sessions and
times. Class sizes are limited, so please register early! The best way to ensure your spot and
convenient class times is to register online at for NO additional charge.
Please review course descriptions on page 25.

Fee: $42 per session
Morning Lessons:
Level I-VI: 8-45 min. classes/ M-Th/2 weeks, Pre-School and Parent/
Tot: 8-30 min. classes/M-Th/2 weeks
Evening Lessons:
Level I-VI: 8-45 min. classes/ T & Th/4 weeks, Pre-School and Parent/
Tot: 8-30 min. classes/ T & Th/4 weeks
           MRD FitZone         
New to the Montrose CRC
Nutrition Counseling Services with Hannah Freese, R.D.
Hannah is a Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist. She uses nutrition counseling to help people resolve their health problems by changing the way they eat. She has 11 years' experience as a clinical dietitian; working in Seattle, WA, and Denver, CO before moving with her family to beautiful Montrose in 2012. Her specialties are weight loss and gastrointestinal disorders. Her signature "3-Keys Method" will optimize your hormone control in four short weeks, so that you can burn fat and keep it off, without giving up your favorite foods or counting calories. Hannah's "3-Keys Method" works for both men and women seeking to lose weight and who may have failed at past attempts on their own. For GI disorders, each client is assessed individually and a Medical Nutrition Therapy Protocol is developed to help identify your specific food issue and help resolve your pain and discomfort. Although she is a medical professional, you can request to work with Hannah without a referral from your physician. Her clients get the support they need, the results they want, and best of all, the confidence that they have what it takes to do what's best for their health. If you would like to know if nutrition counseling could help resolve your health problem, please visit or contact the CRC to set up your free 30-minute consultation.
Interested parties can schedule a free consultation with Hannah Freese, R.D. to discuss nutrition goals and to develop a program. Hannah will assess issues and recommend a package of 2, 3, or 4 (45-minute) sessions to help you on your nutrition journey.
2 Sessions - $120
3 Sessions - $180
4 Sessions - $240
3-Keys to Permanent Fat Loss Class $220 Per Person - See the Recreation Activities Page in the next Winter/Spring Activity Guide for Description and Registration Information - Registration opens 12/3/18
Get ready for cross-country skiing at the CRC
The CRC has acquired a Concept 2 Skierg just in time to get you in shape for winter cross-country skiing. Cross-country skiing is a great full-body workout and Nordic skiers commonly have some of the highest aerobic capacities of any athletes. The Skierg brings the challenge of Nordic skiing indoors in a low-impact workout that is accessible for nearly everyone. Since there are no moving skis attached to your feet, even those with limited balance or lower extremity mobility issues can use the machine. There are even extendable handles that enable adaptive athletes or those who have problems standing in place to utilize the machine from a seated or kneeling position. Make sure to swing by the CRC Fitness Area and take a spin on the Skierg before the outdoor trails are open.  
Visit to learn the proper forms for the double pole technique and alternating arm technique.

Fitness Instructors and Substitute Instructors Needed
MRD is still in need of certified fitness instructors to instruct or substitute instruct multiple different class formats including Spinning, TRX, Strength & Conditioning, Mat Pilates, and Zumba. If you are a certified instructor or are interested in becoming certified, please contact John Wagner (970) 497-8565 to discuss potential openings and available class times.

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              Montrose Field House 

Click Here for Field House Rental Rates

Youth, Adult, Senior:  $3.00 for Field House Drop In
Under 3 years of age:  FREE
Pool Hours of Operation:  11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily beginning May 25th.  

This includes exclusive use of the Field and Summit Room.  Food and drink in non-glass containers is allowed.  Contact Scooter at 497-8588 to make reservations.  Reservations must be made 2 weeks in advance.  

Cost:  $150
Time:  1 hour on the field and 45 minutes in the Summit Room

Cost: $200
Time: 1 hour on the field with the Bubbles and 45 minutes in the Summit Room

Field House Programs 

Field House After School Programming! The Montrose County Re-1J School District 
and First Student are teaming up MRD to provide afterschool programming for 
3rd through 8th graders at the Montrose Field House. Bus services will be provided 
for elementary school students in the 3rd through 8th grades, with the exceptions 
of Pomona Elementary. The Field House will be offering admission to the indoor 
turf field from 3:45 - 5:00 pm, Monday-Thursday for only $3.00. An After School 20 
Punch Pass is also available for purchase for $50. This daily bus service will begin 
on Tuesdays, Sept. 4th with the following bus schedule: Check with your school for a flyer with the Bus # and for release forms,

Elementary School Bus arrival Time at Field House - Wednesday early release approx. 1 hour earlier.

Cottonwood Elementary 3:45 p.m.   Bus #
Oak Grove Elementary 3:45 p.m.      Bus #
Northside Elementary 3:45 p.m.       Bus #
Johnson Elementary 3:45 p.m.         Bus #
children will be asked to sign in upon arrival, and sign out before leaving.
Drop In Activities for youth
Monday - Soccer
Tuesday - Flag Football
This is a fun after school program. Activities include dodgeball,
obstacle courses, floor hockey, team hand ball and more. Wacky Wednesday gives kids a fun and safe place to go on early release days. Get some exercise, learn a new game and have fun!
Thursday - Dodgeball
Upcoming Activities
Youth Indoor Soccer -  October
Youth Speed & Agility class - October
Adult Drop In Soccer - Monday and Tuesday nights 7:00-9:00 (when no league games)
Adult Drop In Ultimate Frisbee Thursday nights 9:00-10:30 p.m.
Adult Leagues and Tournaments (See the Activity Guide pages 22, 38)

Youth Sports Programs

All Fall sports are now in progress. Be looking for the Winter/Spring Guide with information about all Winter/Spring programs.

Coming up next will be
  • High School Basketball
  • 5-6th grade boys and girls Basketball
  • 7-8th grade boys Basketball
  • 3-4th grade boys and girls Indoor Soccer
  • 7-8th grade boys Indoor Soccer
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Intro to Pickleball
Learn to play Pickleball - Instructor Doug Rood will teach you the rules of the game, strategy, paddle technique and court position. Improve your serve, ground strokes, backhand, overhead, dinks, lobs and drop shots through drills and playing games. All equipment is provided.
  • Dates: Every Wednesday 8:00 - 9:30 am
  • Fee: $20 per person
  • Location: CRC Gym or Outdoor courts
  • Call Doug at 305-304-3656 to schedule
Pictures from the "Smashing Pumpkins" Sweet 16 Tournament on October 27th
  • 5 v 5 Adult basketball Leagues in January
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Veteran's Day Pancake breakfast plus Tour of the new Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center and shopping in downtown Cedaredge

  • Date:  Saturday, November 10th
  • Time: 8:15 am - Approx. noon
  • Location: Meet at the Field House at 8:00 am
  • Fee: $26
Weisbaden Hot Springs
Enjoy the vapor cave with a 108 degree soaking pool plus an outdoor swimming pool of 99 - 102 degrees. This is a no smoking establishment. They cannot accommodate anyone who HAS smoked in the past 3 months.
  • Date:  Tuesday, November 27th
  • Time: 9:00 am - approx. 3:30 pm 
  • Location:  Meet at the Senior Center at 8:45 am
  • Fee: $35 (bring $ for lunch)
50+ Trips & Programs
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Geology of the Uncompahgre
Travel along the Old Spanish trail. Experience the rich history from Eagle Rock to the Hanging Flume
  • Date:  Tuesday, November 6th
  • Time: 1:00 pm
  • Location:  Senior Center
  • Presenter:  Glade Hadden 
Build your Immune System 101
How does your immune system work? Learn about healthy, protective barriers you can build throughout the year that will stand up to Winter's challenges.
  • Date:  Tuesday, November 13th
  • Time: 1:00 pm
  • Location:  Senior Center 
  • Presenter:  Charlie Spears - Nutritional Health Coach

50+ Hike along the old Highway 50 roadbed that is usually under water at the Blue Mesa Reservoir

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Tae Kwon Do is a Korean martial art that can be taught as an Olympic Sport, for self-defense or for health and fitness.  It helps develop self-confidence, balance, self-control and leadership.  Students age range from 7 to adult.  Veterans may take the class for free.  Instructor Ed Ulibarri is a Master instructor with 30+ years of teaching experience.  
  • Dates:
    • Session 5 Nov. 1 - 29th
    • Time:  Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:45 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Fee:  $35/session
  • Location:  Warrior Resource Center, 4 Hillcrest Plaza
HATHA YOGA LEVEL 1 - 4202009
Hatha Yoga is the perfect antidote to our busy lives.  Yoga reduces stress and improves the health of mind and body.  All experience levels are welcome.  Age 14+ or by instructor approval. 
  • Session 4
    • Tuesdays November 6, 13, 20, 27 
  • Session 5
    • Tuesdays, December 4, 11, 18
  • Time:  5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fee:  $11 Drop in $36 for full session
  • Location:  Field House, Summit Room (25 Colorado Ave.) 
T'ai Chi Chih® is a set of movements focused on the development of an intrinsic energy called Chi. It's easy to learn and usually takes about 7 classes. T'ai Chi Chih (TCC) consists of 19 stand-alone movements and one pose. T'ai Chi Chih is not a martial art, is completely nonviolent and does not require a particular level of physical fitness or coordination. The very old and very young alike can learn it. (For those with physical limitations, movements may be done seated - with some modification.) No special clothing or equipment is required.
  • Look in the Winter/Spring Guide for the next class
Learn new dances or increase your current dancing skills. Bring water and your happy dancing feet. Great exercise and fun dance classes for singles and couples.  Register early to prevent class cancellation.  Drop-in fee for class is $10
  • Time:  6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Location:  MRD Rec Center party rooms
  • Dates:
    • Session 4 - Intermediate Country 2 step with Swing 
    • November 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Fee:  $35 or $10 Drop In
YOGA 101
This is a four class session designed for the student that is new to yoga. In this class you will learn basic yoga poses and breathing techniques. You will increase body awareness and learn techniques to quiet the mind and relax the body. Modifications will be provided for all poses to meet individual needs. This class is appropriate for those new to yoga and/or new to any exercise program.
  • Look in the Winter/Spring Guide for the next class

Montrose County Public Health Announcements

Job Openings

Recreation Manager (full time)
The Montrose Recreation District (MRD) is accepting applications for the Recreation Manager position. This position is one of two senior management positions with the MRD. The position performs managerial duties as related to the planning, organizing and direction of the recreation programming and services of the MRD, a title 32 special district. Duties include overseeing, coordinating and providing recreation programs and services of the District including adult and youth sports, leisure and recreational activities, fifty-plus programs, fitness and wellness programs, outdoor and environmental programs, programs during out-of-school time, early childhood programs, special events and clinics.
This position manages the multi-faceted operations of the District's indoor and outdoor facilities, including the Community Recreation Center (CRC), Field House (FH) / Outdoor Pool, McNeil Office / Fields, Ute Park and Holly Park complexes and all related ancillary amenities. Operations duties and responsibilities include the oversight of the Maintenance and facilities operations and scheduling, and general supervision of MRD activities. Provides support to the Executive Director with the overall internal management of the District's operations and services, as necessary.
This recruitment is happening at a very exciting time, as MRD just opened the Community Recreation Center and the Montrose Field House to better serve Montrose! Additionally, in 2019, the Connect Trail project will be built, which will connect Montrose from the Justice Center and the Colorado Outdoors Development to the north all the way south to the CRC. MRD is a dynamic organization that has been increasing its level of service. The selected candidate will be centrally involved in helping us continue to maximize the quality and quantity of service for Montrose, to build community and better the Montrose quality of life.
This is full time, exempt position that includes an annual salary in the range of $60,000 to $70,000, a family pass to the CRC and FH, Paid Time Off (PTO), an excellent health insurance and dental plan, PERA retirement savings (13.7% of wage from paid by MRD) and other benefits. Montrose is an up-and-coming, small, yet growing, western slope community complete with a tremendous quality of life, amazing access to outdoor (and now indoor) recreational amenities and an affordable cost of living. For example, the median home in Montrose is $236,900, compared to the City of Denver where the median home is $416,100 (, August 2018). EOE.
Position Qualifications include: A bachelor degree from an accredited university and a driver's license are required. Degrees in public administration, recreation management, and/or business marketing are preferred. Also, candidates must possess a minimum of six (6) years of recreation experience including four (4) years of supervisory experience. The successful candidate will have excellent managerial, communication, organizational, writing and customer service skills, and be able to contribute strongly to the MRD's essential role in the community. Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) and Master Degree preferred.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov. 23, 2018 at 3 p.m.
The recruitment timeline is as follows:
Posting: October 17. Application Review: Nov. 27.
Projected Interviews: Week of Dec. 3 or week of Dec. 10
Projected Start Date: Late December
More information, including the required application, is available on the MRD website at under 'employment'.  Please submit completed application, resume and cover letter via workbright, which is linked from the Montrose Rec. District website

Personal Training and Substitute Group Fitness Instructors
MRD is seeking personal trainers and group fitness instructors.  Successful applicants will have a passion for helping clients achieve their goals.  Responsibilities include conducting orientation and consultations with potential clients to determine client goals, health concerns and exercise preferences, developing and implementing an exercise plan for clients and help provide new member orientations to educate members how to property adjust and operate equipment.  Must have personal trainer certification from a nationally accredited (NCCA or DETC) organization and First Aid/CPR/AED Certifications.  For more information contact Cindy Marino at or John Wagner at    
Youth Basketball Officials
This is a part-time seasonal position that provides a critical competent of running our youth sports programs. Our officials receive free training and uniforms.  Officials will referee games (4-14 years old).  Pay is based on the level of each game officiated. Opportunities to officiate other sports throughout the year are also available to officials interested in officiating other sports.  Please email Justin, Youth Sports Coordinator at if you are interested.  Must be 14 years or older to apply.    
Custodial Attendant  
This position is responsible for supporting the general operation of the new Montrose Community Recreation Center, specifically in our custodial department. Attendant will be responsible for overall cleanliness of facility. Shifts are available in the evenings, weekends and in the summer.  For questions, contact Miguel at 249.7705 or  Please submit a completed application (found at, a resume and a cover letter attention Miguel. This can be emailed to or dropped off at the Montrose Community Recreation Center, 16350 Woodgate Rd., behind Wal-Mart.  Must be 18 years old with a high school diploma. 
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 .   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 CRC, 16350 Woodgate Road.  The application is found by going to  
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   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 CRC, 16350 Woodgate Road.  The application is found by going to   

Growth in Usage Stats:  
Thanks to all of our Members!
 There is still room for you:  
the CRC is a big place!
CRC Annual Pass Sales. 
Passes as of the end of 2016: 616 passes
Passes as of 1.23.17: 1479 passes
Passes as of 2.8.17: 3103 passes
Passes as of 3.13.17: 4861 passes
Passes as of 5.18.17: 5070 passes (plus 1028 silver sneakers members)
Passes as of 6.17.17: 5322 passes (plus 1085 silver sneakers members)
Passes as of 7.10.17: 5444 (plus 1142 silver sneakers members)
Passes as of 8.17.17: 5863 (plus 1196 silver sneakers members)
Passes as of 9.15.17: 5797 (plus 1233 silver sneakers members)
Passes as of 10.21.17: 5800 (plus 1260 silver sneakers members)
Passes as of 11.13.17: 6046 (plus 1322 silver sneakers members)
Passes as of 1.18.18: 6655 (plus 1398 silver sneakers members)
Passes as of 2.20.18: 5482 (plus 1301 silver sneakers members)
Passes as of 3.7.18: 5331 (plus 1302 silver sneakers members)
Passes as of 4.24.18: 5399 (plus 1348 silver sneakers members)
Passes as of 5.16.18: 5501 (plus 1411 silver sneakers members)
Passes as of 6.21.18: 5408 (plus 1460 silver sneakers members)
Passes as of 7.25.18: 5615 (plus 1503 silver sneakers members)
Passes as of 8.22.18: 5532 (plus 1551 silver sneakers members)
Passes as of 9.25.18:  5284 (plus 1520 silver sneakers members)
Passes as of 10.25.18:  5641 (plus  1612 silver sneakers members)
Montrose Recreation District | 16350 Woodgate Road. | Montrose, Colorado 81401 | 970.249.7705