Altrusa of Montrose is offering two new events this August and September modeled after the popular television competition, "The Voice." "The Voice of the San Juans" will feature blind auditions on Aug. 6 at Magic Circle Theatre starting at 5 p.m. Judges, who will listen with their backs turned to the performers, will select 12 vocalists to move on to the final competition, to be held Sept. 10 at the Montrose Pavilion. At that concert, the audience will vote using their smart phones to select four finalists and, after an intermission and additional performances, choose a single grand prize winner who will receive $1,000. This local contest will raise funds to benefit our community and others with connections to the people of Montrose.
"This will be great fun for both the audience and the singers," said Rose Price, co chair of the Altrusa fundraising committee organizing the event. "Vocalists will gain exposure and fans will enjoy a wide range of performances. All for a good cause."
Proceeds from the events benefit the local Altrusa International Foundation of Montrose. Altrusa is a nonprofit, worldwide volunteer organization of people with diverse backgrounds and experience dedicated to improving communities by personal service.
Tickets for both events are available at Fabula, 317 E. Main, during regular business hours, or from Brown Paper Tickets online at http://TheVoiceAltrusa.bpt.me. Brown Paper Tickets charges a small processing fee for each ticket sold.
On Dec. 4 Delta County Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes denied the application of Paonia Holdings, LLC for a change of land use for the property at 41322 Highway 133, with an adjacent residence at 41402 Highway 133 and an ancillary property at 16180 Stevens Gulch Road.
The property is owned by Bowie Resources, LLC, and was formerly used as a coal load-out site.