With over 40 employees and numerous career opportunities, the 2016 Jobfest job fair was a great success. Thanks to all the business, job seekers and staff that attended and came together to promote economic development and vitality in our community.
|Celina Kirnberger and John Flanagan with the Workforce Center|
The Mesa County Road and Bridge Department was busy this week excavating to put in a foundation for a new storage facility for the Traffic Department. It's all about teamwork and helping each other out!
|Can we dig it? Yes, we can!|
|Travis Cole operating the excavator|
|Mesa County Hazardous Waste Collection Facility|
|Recycle, reuse, reduce!|
|Hazardous Material Manager Hope Petrie explains how latex paint is proccessed|
|Paint processing station|
|Cooking oil cannot go into the landfill|
|Unmarked substances must be tested and processed using this chart|
|IMC class looks out into the landfill|
|Thousands of tires sit at the landfill|
|In twenty years this area will be completely filled with trash.|
|All loads going to the Landfill or Transfer Station MUST BE TARPED and SECURED. |
|Organic Materials Composting Facility|
|Mesa Magic compost|
The Mesa County Noxious Weed and Pest Management sampled phragmites stands to test for exotic species in Rio Blanco County.
|Teresa Nees collecting a phragmites sample is really "in the weeds" this time.|
|Sarah Wilson and Mel Bamford soak in the mountain view and fall colors at the top of Douglas Pass|
|Teresa Nees and her phragmites samples|
Mesa County Department of Human Services and Workforcenter Leadership Institute candidates share their paper results of a blindfolded listening activity.
The Board of Mesa County Commissioners, Towns and Municipalities joined the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) in a meeting to discuss transportation issues and future projects.
Members of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) stopped by to meet and update the Commissioners.
|Commissioners Justman & Pugliese with USFWS|
Mesa County received a Lottery Starburst Award for utilizing Lottery funds in the creation of the Monument View Trail, a project that helps protect the Colorado River and promotes outdoor recreation.
|From left, Commissioner John Justman, Commissioner Rose Pugliese and Colin Waters, Colorado Lottery media relations specialist.|
|Commissioners shake hands with Colin Waters|
|Mesa County was selected as a winner based on project creativity, community economic and social impact and project goal achievement.|
Administration celebrated Linda Frasier's birthday!
|From left, Commissioner Pugliese, Kristen Cole, Linda Frasier (birthday girl), Stephanie Reecy and Rene Romero|
|Commissioner McInnis didn't eat cake but somehow managed to get it on his shirt!|
Mesa County Elections and party representatives from the Democratic and Republican parties performed a Logic and Accuracy Test on the voting equipment that will be used in the General Election to make sure it is running properly.