This week the Criminal Justice Services Department (CJSD) recognized Ms. Libby Raisch, Community Corrections Board Assistant, as the Employee of the Quarter. Congratulations, Libby!
|Dennis Berry, CJSD Director, recognizes Libby Raisch 's achievements|
|Libby Raisch, CJSD's Employee of the Quarter|
|The Administrative Support Team|
Left to right: Terri Norris, Kris Beck, Libby Raisch, Connie Robbins, and Jennifer Wells
The Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Workforce Center (WFC) celebrated achieving their Wildly Important Goal during the past year.
|Each balloon represents the 153 children in Mesa County who had been in foster care over 425 days are now in permanent placement! 501 People gained employment!102 Most vulnerable and at-risk adults were helped to reach a higher quality of life!|
Adult Services Singing about reaching their Wildly Important Goal
Left to right: Deb Nelson, Candace McGuire, Dyann Walt, Dave Norman, Kelly Roy, Mike Bradberry and Grant Jackson at the podium
|Workforce staff enjoying the 4DX Celebration|
Left to right: Rose Kretschman, Lilian Madadian, Shelley Grattan, and Estella Brown
The 10th annual Mesa County PBR event is the only one of its kind in Western Colorado!
|Members of each branch of the military, along with local law enforcement, take a moment to honor Mesa County Sheriff's Deputy Derek Geer|
|The first cowboy getting ready to go out of the chute|
|Commissioner John Justman with Tony Mendes and his family|
|Bogart is his name|
|Commissioner Pugliese and Nichole Hall|
|Commissioner Pugliese and Commissioner Justman at the 2016 WSCOGA Bull Ride 'N BBQ|
|Waiting for the bull riding to begin|
|Diane Schwenke, President of the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce and Commissioner Justman|
|Councilmember Marty Chazen and Representative Dan Thurlow|
|Left to right: Marty Chazen, John Justman, Dan Thurlow, Rose Pugliese and Diane Schwenke|
|Commissioner Pugliese and Chris Clark, Laramie Energy|
|Commissioner McInnis visiting with constituents|
|Commissioner McInnis shaking hands with constituents|
|Commissioner Scott McInnis and his son-in-law|
|Commissioner Pugliese and Robert Downey, Gunnison Energy|
| 2016 WSCOGA Bull Ride 'N BBQ|
The Noxious Weed Management crew helped remove black henbane in the Bookcliffs in Utah to help prevent spread to surrounding wilderness areas.
|Alan Barbee and Katie Ash|
The Grand Valley Anglers held a Fly Fishing Class for law enforcement and their families.
|Sgt. Terry Bridge and Lt. Jim Fogg (in blue)|
|Sgt. Terry Bridge and Lt. Jim Fogg|
Sheriff's Office Chaplain and professional cook, Doug Winter, held a Smoking BBQ class! He taught a group of ten how to smoke ribs, pork butt, brisket and chicken!
|Time to BBQ!|
|Chaplin Doug Winter|
|Doug Winter and Deputy Jerry Gray|
|Sgt. Terry Bridge, Lt. Eric Sperber, Doug Winter and Lt. Derek Conlon|