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Quick Updates
  • The Fall Activity Guide Is Here! You can see the guide right now at 
    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.
  • Coz Sisneros Court Dedication at the CRC! 
    Come join us on Monday September 24th at 5:30pm for a dedication ceremony for Coz Sisneros, MRD Operations Manager.  Coz has been with the MRD for 43 years and the MRD is dedicating a court at the CRC in his honor.  Please come join us in celebrating Coz and recognizing his amazing contribution.
  • Summer Enrichment Just Finished its Biggest and Best Season Yet!  Click here
    to see the video that captures the summer.  Look for this great program in next summer's activity guide.  Thanks to all staff that made the summer a resounding success, especially Site Coordinator Tyler Morales!  And a special kudos to the National Parks and Recreation Foundation and Wal-Mart for the grant that helped make the summer so successful.
  • The Connect Trail Project is Evolving!
    MRD and the City are progressing plans to enhance our trail system with 2.25 miles of new trail and two underpasses under our two busiest roads.  Del-mont, the lead trail designer, is progressing plans that will be complete soon.  MRD is undertaking some CRC site development now to further establish the CRC as a trailhead of the Uncompahgre River Trail.   In the coming weeks, you will see additional bike parking, a large flagstone sign showing the connection to the river trail and a picnic table added to the CRC site.  Also, one of the project partners, the Western Colorado Conservation Corp., will be clearing the trail alignment this fall!  See the article below on this step that will begin showing the great connection that will run from the Colorado Outdoors development on the north end of town to the CRC on the south end of town.  The project is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2019.
  • The Holly Park and Riverbottom Drive survey is complete and the $1M DOLA grant has been submitted.  Thanks so much to all who took the time to complete this survey.  We received 440 responses, which will not only help us pursue this grant but it will also make sure the project meets needs as best as possible.  Click here
    to see the results.  Grant decisions will be made by DOLA in December.
  • MRD Maintenance and Deep Cleaning Annual Closure: 
    • MRD Maintenance and Deep Cleaning Annual Closure
    • Entire CRC: Closed beginning Tuesday September 4th thru Friday
      September 7th. The CRC will reopen Saturday September 8th EXCEPT the
      pools & the wood floor areas.
      * Pools (lap, leisure and wellness): Closed beginning Tuesday September
      4th thru Wednesday September 12th. These areas will reopen on
      Thursday September 13th.
      * Wood Floor Areas (the gymnasium, racquetball and - Fitzone): Closed
      beginning Tuesday September 4th thru Wednesday September 12th.
      These area will reopen on Thursday September 13th. The wood floors
      need to be re-coated to ensure longevity.
      Thanks for your patience as we work to make YOUR CRC new again!
    • When closed, please come check out the Field House and participate in drop-in programs on the Field (see Field House section below) or in Field House Fitzone classes.  We don't want our needed closure to interrupt your healthy lifestyle!  Please click here to see the schedule!
Program Highlights for more info., see corresponding program section below or the Fall Guide):
    1. Dog Days of Summer: Labor Day, Sept. 3, 1pm to 4pm, at the Montrose Field House.  This will be the final day the outdoor pool will be open this season.  Bring your furry friend to take one final swim in the outdoor pool.  Proceeds benefit the Montrose Animal Protection Agency.
    2. Adult Indoor Soccer: registration deadline Sept. 4.
    3. First Aid/CPR/AED Training: Sept. 10, Oct. 17., Nov. 18.
    4. Youth Indoor Soccer: registration deadline Oct. 16
    5. Youth Fall Basketball: registration deadline Oct. 23
    6. Adult Dodgeball: registration deadline Oct. 29
    7. Adult 3 V 3 Basketball League: registration deadline Oct. 29
    8. Adult Best of the West Flag Football: Nov. 5
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 
MRD News: WCCC to Begin Trail Clearing Work
for Connect Trail Project
Western Colorado Conservation Corps to Begin Clearing for New Recreation Trail            
The Western Colorado Conservation Corps (WCCC) will be visiting Montrose the week of September 4 th to clear the alignment of the upcoming Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Connect Initiative trail project.  The trail project, scheduled to start construction in early 2019 will add 2.25 miles of recreation trail and include underpass crossings of Main Street and Townsend Avenue.  Once completed, the City's recreation trail network will be continuous north-south between Colorado Outdoors and the Community Recreation Center and will be almost entirely separated from vehicular traffic. 
The project is being made possible due largely in part to a $2M GOCO grant recently awarded to the City and Montrose Recreation District.  The WCCC was a key community partner in helping to bring this grant to Montrose.  WCCC crews will be clearing brush along the proposed trail alignment on Colorado Outdoors property and near City Market South on the east side of Townsend Avenue as time allows.  Crews will camp out on Colorado Outdoors property throughout the week and are being treated to some fly fishing lessons on the Uncompahgre River thanks to Mayfly Outdoors, Scotts Fly Rods, and Gunnison Gorge Anglers. 
We would like to publicly welcome WCCC to Montrose and appreciate their help in making the upcoming recreation trail project a reality.      

Thank to all of the Youth Appreciation Day Sponsors (DMEA-ELEVATE, MONTROSE PRESS, MONTROSE COMMUNTY FOUNDATION, BLACK CANYON BOYS & GIRLS CLUB, ALPINE BANK, COLORADO WEST BUSINESS PRODUCTS AND MONTROSE ROTARY and businesses that donated their time and services to the youth of our city. A few Youth Appreciation Day stats:  1,200 FREE hot dogs served, 1,000 water bottles given away, 1,000 + snow cones and TONS of FUN

MRD Staff members Brad and Mike working on the water pump filters in the pond at the McNeil fields

Sporties for Shorties, these future stars played T-Ball, Soccer, Football and finished with Basketball.

All Students 7th - 12th Grade are encouraged to attend!

Did we mention it is FREE!? 
Aquatic Programs
(click activity number listed next to program to register online if available)

  Click Here for current pool hours.

All of these new drop-in programs are included with your admission to the Rec. Center
  • Drop-In Water Volleyball (Starting in June)
    • Days:  Mondays & Wednesdays 
    • Time:  7:00 p.m.
    • Location:  Leisure Pool
  • Drop-In Water Polo (Starting in June)
    • Days:  Thursdays
    • Time:  7:00 p.m.
    • Location:  Lap Pool
  • Drop-In Under Water Hockey (Starting in June)
    • Days:  Tuesdays
    • Time:  7:00 p.m.
    • Location:  Lap Pool

Classes will be held twice a month on Thursday evenings from 7p - 8:15p. 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:
    • Oct. 4 &18
    • 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.

Learn All The Skills Necessary To Become A Professional Lifeguard
This class is offered to individuals 15 years and older. This will be a blended learning course with instruction both online, and in the pool. Students will be charged an additional $35 by the American Red Cross when enrolling for the online portion. Participant must be available to attend all in-person training sessions. Required pre-test is a 300 meter swim (12 lengths), two minute water tread without hands and retrieving a ten pound brick from the bottom of the pool 9 feet or deeper. Contact Liz or Melissa if you have any questions 249-7705.
  • Dates/Times: 
    • Sept. 26 Course orientation 5:00 - 6:00 pm
    • Oct. 3 - 5:00 - 9:00 pm
    • Oct. 6 - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Oct. 10 - 5:00 - 9:00 pm
    • Oct. 13 - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Fee: $100
  • Location: Montrose Rec Center (CRC)
Dog Days of Summer is BACK! TODAY- September 3rd 1-4 pm

Bring your four legged friend to the Outdoor Pool at the Field House on Labor Day, September 3rd from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and make a splash with your pooch. All proceeds will benefit MAPA - Montrose Animal Protection Agency. $5 per dog.

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

Click on the link above for more details.

Free Swim lesson - 3rd grade

ATTENTION Olathe and Pomona 3rd Graders. We will be offering free swim lessons for you on Wednesdays September 19th through October 17th from 3:00-3:45 p.m. Registration forms will be sent to the school, but can also sent to you. Contaact Liz at 497-8575 for more information. We will be reaching out to each elementary school. Stay tuned to the newsletter, or watch for Activity Guide to know when your third grader can benefit from these free lessons.

MRD FitZone

Fitness Area and Fit Zone Maintenance Shutdown
Please remember that the annual CRC maintenance shutdown will take place in September. The entire CRC will be closed from Tuesday September 4th Through Friday September 7th. On Saturday September 8th, the weight and cardio rooms will reopen but the swimming pools, basketball courts, and Fit Zone will remain closed until Thursday September 13th. During the shutdown, we will be offering some fitness classes over at the Field House. Please see the schedule below for classes that will be offered during the shutdown and the location of those classes.
Fitness Class Schedule for Classes at the Field House during the Shutdown
Monday September 3rd
No Fit Zone classes in observance of Labor Day
Tuesday September 4th
9:30am Mat Pilates w/Tara (Summit Room @ Field House)
10:45am Barre w/Rebecca (Summit Room @ Field House)
Wednesday September 5th
9:30am Yoga w/Stanlee (Summit Room @ Field House)
10:45am Zumba w/Rebecca (Summit Room @ Field House)
Thursday September 6th
9:30am Mat Pilates w/Stanlee (Summit Room @ Field House)
10:45am Barre w/Rebecca (Summit Room @ Field House)
Friday September 7th
8:15am Yoga w/Dee (Turf Field @ Field House)
9:30am Body Sculpting w/Jenni (Turf Field @ Field House)
Monday September 10th
9:30am Body Sculpting w/Jenni (Turf Field @ Field House)
11:00am Circuit Training w/John (CRC Weight Machine Area - 20 Participants Maximum)
Tuesday September 11th
9:30am Mat Pilates w/Tara (Summit Room @ Field House)
10:45am Barre w/Rebecca (Summit Room @ Field House)
Wednesday September 12th
9:30am Yoga w/Stanlee (Summit Room @ Field House)
10:45am Zumba w/Rebecca (Summit Room @ Field House)
11:00am Circuit Training w/Tara (CRC Weight Machine Area - 20 Participants Maximum)
Thursday September 13th
Regular Fit Zone schedule resumes at the CRC

New Silver Sneakers Yoga Class, the Return of Monday Circuit Training, and Rearranging of the Fitness Area
September is going to be an exciting month for Fitness at the CRC. Beginning Monday September 17th, we will be offering an additional 9:30am Silver Sneakers Yoga class in the Fit Zone. Silver Sneakers Yoga has grown in popularity at the CRC and we have had numerous requests for an additional class. We are pleased to be able to offer this additional yoga class to our Silver Sneakers Members.
Beginning Monday September 10th, we will be resuming the Monday Circuit Training class and offering Circuit Training from 11am to Noon on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Please note that this class is limited to the first 20 participants and you must be familiar with the weight machines before joining the class. The weight machine circuit area is closed during this class, but the free-weight and cardio areas are still open for use.
During the maintenance shutdown, we also hope to rearrange the fitness area in order to make the free-weight area safer. We have watched the free-weight area grow in popularity over the last year, which has been amazing, but has also led to some overcrowding and less than optimal situations with patrons performing dynamic lifts, kettlebell swings, and plyo-box jumps in close proximity to other patrons. To help make the fitness area safer for everyone, we are hoping to move the machine weight circuit into the area where the free-weights are currently located. Since the machine weight circuit has a fixed footprint, we feel that switching these areas will lead to increased safety in the weight room and enable us to add additional equipment in the future. We are excited about this change and think you will enjoy the new layout of the Fitness Area.  

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 and Pool Entry
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 Matt at 497-8573 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 mintues 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
(click activity number listed next to program to register online if available)

Intro to soccer is a great way to introduce your 3 and 4 year olds to the sport of soccer. We have three 1-hour long
practices where we will introduce the most basic skills in a fun, laid-back environment. We will cover shooting,
passing, and dribbling. Much of our equipment is modified specifically for this age group.
  • Fee: $25
  • Location:  McNeil fields
  • Days: 
    • Tuesdays, Sept. 18 - Oct. 2
    • Wednesdays, Sept. 19 - Oct. 3
    • Thursdays, Sept. 20 - Oct. 4
  • Times:  4:15-5:15 pm
  • Ages:   3 and 4 years old
Intro to Flag Football is a great way to introduce your 1st & 2nd graders to the sport of football. We have three 1-hour long practices where we will introduce the most basic skills in a fun, laid back environment. Much of our equipment is modifed specifcally for this age group. 
  • Fee: $25
  • Location:  Holly Park
  • Days: Tuesdays Oct. 9 - 30
  • Times:  4:30 - 5:30 pm 
  • Ages:   1st & 2nd Grade
Upcoming Youth Sports
  • 1st & 2nd Grade Basketball Clinics - Nov.- Dec.
  • 3rd & 4th Grade Basketball league - Nov. 9 - Dec. 15 Register by Oct. 22
  • Rock the REC - FREE Teen Night 9:00-11:00 pm Sept. 28th 7th - 12th grade                       
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Indoor Soccer
6v6 indoor soccer at the best indoor facility on the Western Slope. Leagues are open to men and women over the age of 15. All leagues will play at least 8 games.  The Winter season will start in January. Don't miss out on your chance to stay in shape and have some great fun and be challenged to up your game.
  • Days: 
    • COED Monday nights 
    • Competitive Tuesday nights
  • Times: 7:00-9:30 pm
  • Games: Sept. 10 Coed and 11th Competitive
  • Location:  Field House 
  • Fee:  $300 Coed and $400 Competitive - per team
Registration Deadline is September 4th
Dodgeball Tournament
Teams of 6 take to the turf field at the NEW Field House for a fast paced game of Dodgeball. Teams with the best costumes will be rewarded
  • Day: Saturday, October 27th
  • Times: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm  depending on the # of teams
  • Location:  The Field House (25 Colorado Ave. ) 
  • Fee:  $60 per team
Registration Deadline is October 22nd

Gladiator Dodgeball
Dodgeball with obstacles. Fast paced and guaranteed to be a fun time. Come compete like Viper, Laser and Blaze, the true Gladiators of our time.
  • Days: Wednesdays, Nov. 7 - Dec. 19
  • Times: 7:00-10:00 pm
  • Location:  The Field House (25 Colorado Ave. ) 
  • Fee:  $150 per team  
  • Ages: 15+
Registration Deadline is August 27th.

  • Best of the West Flag Football Tournament - Nov. 10
50+ Trips & Programs
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Call Cindy at 252-4884 to register.  Full payment for trip required 75 days prior to departure. 

The MRD 50+ Program is teaming up with Premier World Travel to provide multi day trips.  Spend 5 nights among the red rocks at a resort in beautiful Sedona, Arizona departing October 7, 2018.  You will enjoy a nostalgic train ride to the south rim of the Grand Canyon as well as a train ride on the Verde Canyon Railroad.  Spend time exploring Sedona as well as visiting the old mining town of Jerome and Montezuma Castle National Monument.  Please join us on Thursday, June 21st @ 1:00 p.m. for an informational meeting to learn about this trip.  Afrodite Pastroumas from Premier World Travel will present details on this travel opportunity.  No obligation - come see if this trip is of interest to you!   

Beckwith Pass -   Near Crested Butte
This is a 5 mi RT hike with several small stream crossings. The trail descends and ascends through aspen stands then climbs gradually along a hillside with views of the Ruby Range.
  • Date:  Thursday, Sept. 20
  • Time:  7:45 am - approx 4:00 p.m.
  • Fee:  $20  (bring a sack lunch)
  • Location:  Meet at the Senior Center at 7:30 a.m.

Paonia Reservior Area
This is an easy to moderate 3 mile RT hike viewing the changing fall colors.
  • Date:  Thursday, Oct. 4 
  • Time:  8:30 a.m. - approx 4:00 p.m.
  • Fee:  $18 (bring a sack lunch)
  • Location:  Meet at the Senior Center at 8:15 a.m.

Mountain Harvest Festival Farm Tours - Paonia
Mountain Harvest welcomes back the much celebrated free farm tours. Don't forget your shopping baskets as each farm will have fresh goods for purchase, including gourmet cheese, gorgeous produce, wines, wool and more!
  • Date:  Saturday, Sept. 29
  • Time:  9:00 a.m. - approx 4:30 p.m.
  • Fee:  $20 (bring money for lunch and purchases)
  • Location:  Meet at the Field House at 7:00 a.m.

Fall Colors Drive
Grand Mesa is our destination to view the fall colors.There will be plenty of photo ops and we will be on the look out for moose. We will eat lunch at one of the lodges.
  • Date:  Thursday, Sept. 27
  • Time:  8:30 a.m. - approx 3:30 p.m.
  • Fee:  $20 (bring money for lunch and purchases)
  • Location:  Meet at the Senior Center at 8:15 a.m. 
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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 2: September 4-27
    • Session 3: October 2-30
  • 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. 
  • Day:  Tuesdays September 4,11,18, 25
  • 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.
  • Day:  Mondays, Sept. 17 - Nov. 5 (no class Oct. 8)
  • Time:  10:00 - 11:00 am
  • Fee:  $50 if over 60 years old, $60 if under 50 years old
  • Location:  Montrose Senior Center Dining Room

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 2 - Country Waltz - Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24
    • Session 3 - Country 2 Step - Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29
  • 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.
  • Day:  Wednesday
  • Time:  5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fee:  $36 for full session - NO drop ins
  • Location:  Montrose School District Admin building Board Room (930 Colorado Ave)
July 2018 Climbing Competition
A note from Coach Aaron:
Thank you to all the great competitors who showed up at our first ever community climbing competition. We had a great time seeing so many young climbers working hard and encouraging one another. Climbing is the perfect sport for building overall strength while fostering a positive growth-mindset. It was inspiring to see all these athletes work so hard to achieve their goals.  We could not have done this without the support of DMEA elevate, and the Montrose Kayak and Surf shop. Climbing is all about community and these local business understand that! Everyone had such a great time that I am already scrambling to think of way to keep this momentum going and have another climbing get together. 
Summer 2018 Climbing Competition  - Adult
Age Group Climber 1 2 3 4 Total Score (Best 4)
16-19 Abbey Heide (17) *  290 *  310 *  320 *  330 1,250
  Kennnedy Voorhis (17) *  260 *  280 *  290 320 1,120
20s Kylie Davis *  230 * 240 260 290 1,020
16-19 Gio Russo (17) **  360 * 370 *  380 *  380 1,490
  Alex Morris (17) *  330 *  340 *  360 *  370 1,400
  Kushan Sepahi (18) *  310 *  340 350 360 1,360
  Gavin Rojas (18) *  230 *  240 *  290 340 1,100
20s Troy Lee *  310 *  340 350 360 1,360
30s Brian Redmon *  310 330 *  360 360 1,360
  Michael Davis *  220 **  240 *  260 **  300 1,020
G.O.A.T. Dave Batten *  230 *  240 *  290 *  310 1,070
Summer 2018 Youth Climbing Competition
Climber Age 1 2 3 Total Score
Ben S. 5 100 170   270
Lucy W. 7 160 170   330
Tess P. 6 *  110 *  170 * 170 450
Kian C. 7 150 *  170 170 490
Peter P. 9 *  160 *  170 *  170 500
Peyton S. 6 *  160 *  170 *  180 510
Rosa F. 12 *  170 *  180 180 530
Kasten K. 11 *  170 180 *  200 550
Tien B. 6 *  160 *  170 *  260 590
Tim V. 13 *  190 *  200 *  210 600
Johnny W. 12 *  200 *  210 210 620
Rebecca V. 12 *  170 *  200 *  260 630
Katie D. 10 180 220 230 630
Ruby-Jane R. 7 *  200 *  230 230 660
Indie W. 7 *  200 *  240 *  260 700
Sean M. 10 210 *  230 *  260 700
Thomas W. 15 210 *  230 *  260 700
Mya W. 9 *  240 *  260 *  270 770
Zack M. 13 *  240 *  260 *  280 780
Audrey R. 11 *  260 *  270 *  330 860
Brendan C. 15 * 260 280 *  330 870
Sarah H. 14 *  280 280 320 880
Jonathan D. 12 *   260 *  310 *  320 890
Danni G. 11 *  300 300 *  320 920
Click on the link below to see competition photographs
Climbing Photos- July 28 
Photos By:
Montrose Photo (
Tommy Lee

Montrose County Public Health Announcements

Job Openings
Head Guard (3/4 Time Position with Benefits).   
The Montrose Recreation District (MRD) is accepting applications for the Head Guard position to help provide management of the Montrose Community Recreation Center Natatorium (CRC) and the MRD Seasonal Field House Outdoor Pool. 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!
The selected candidate will be centrally involved in maximizing the quality and quantity of service for Montrose, to build community and better the Montrose quality of life. The work schedule will be vary including some evenings, some mornings, some weekend and holiday shifts according to facility needs. This position oversees and assists with the Community Recreation Center (CRC) pools and the Field House Seasonal Outdoor Pool (FH Pool) facility operation. The Head Guard must be fully acquainted with aquatic operations, including; lifeguard techniques, facility use and rules, chemical testing, facility cleaning and minor maintenance, and conducting lessons and programs. This position interfaces with customers to answer questions about all aquatic operations and address patron concerns. The Head Guard directly supervises the lifeguard staff, instructional staff and various user groups to insure the safety of staff, patrons and participants.
This is a core staff member position that includes a starting hourly rate of $12.50/hour to $14/hour, family pass to the CRC and FH, Paid Time Off (PTO), and an excellent health insurance plan at the 3/4 level, PERA retirement savings (13.7% of wage from 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 (
Position Qualifications include: A minimum of 2 years of recreation experience, including one year of administrative and/or lead supervisory experience plus a high school diploma or equivalent. Experience in Aquatics is strongly preferred.
The recruitment timeline is as follows:
Post Job Listing: August 27
Application Review: Oct. 4  
Interview Day: Oct. 11 (strong candidates should plan on being in Montrose
on this day for an interview)
Projected Start Date: Nov. 5 
More information, including the required application, is available on the MRD website at under ' employment ' . Please submit completed application,
resume and cover letter to
Montrose Rec. District
Re: Facility Supervisor, Attention Liz Gracesun
16350 Woodgate Road, Montrose CO, 81401,
or email to
or mail to PO Box 63, Montrose, CO 81402

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 Soccer 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 small sided 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.    
Concessions Attendant
The Montrose Recreation Distrist is seeking energetic and detail oriented concession stand attendants for the Fall Sports Season. Hours are in the evening and on Saturdays. Work consists of preparing food for sale, maintaining a clean work environment and customer service. The rate of pay is $10.20 per hour. Hard workers are encouraged to apply by Monday, August 27th on our website

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!
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)
Montrose Recreation District | 16350 Woodgate Road. | Montrose, Colorado 81401 |