Use best land practices to prevent erosion

Many articles have appeared in these pages about reducing stormwater runoff to protect our rivers and streams.  If stormwater runoff washes chemical materials, such as lawn care products,  into our streams, they become an environmental hazard. Another material that...

Leadership Academy Applications due September 30

September 30 is the deadline for accepting applications for The Montgomery Citizens’ Leadership Academy (MCLA) 2021 class.  Limited to just 25 participants per year, MCLA is designed to build connections within the community between citizens, businesses, and their...

Deals right at your finger tips

Did you ever wonder what happens to the old City of Montgomery vehicles and equipment, such as police cruisers, fire trucks, pick-up trucks, dump trucks, computers, lawnmowers and other things that have passed their useful life? These items are submitted for review...

Home Safety Tips for Seniors

These tips for seniors can help keep you and your loved ones safe. Approximately one-third of adults age 65 years or older fall in their homes each year, resulting in injury, long-term disability, and premature loss of independence.   General Home Safety Consider...

Police K9 team in full stride after first year

Ricky and his handler Officer Alex Janszen, Montgomery’s K9 team, have had quite a busy first year on the streets together.  Ricky, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois, became Montgomery’s first-ever K9 officer in January of 2019 and has been a welcome addition to the...

Focus on your tree’s health this summer

Rhizosphaera needle cast is the most common disease on spruce trees, including Colorado blue spruce, white spruce, Oriental spruce, and occasionally the Norway spruce and red spruce.  A healthy spruce tree will retain its needles for five to seven years; however, a...