Tuesday, July 29, 2014

'Cops & Cars' Show to Benefit Special Olympics

Plan ahead to see some cool rides August 2, 2014 from 9AM - 4PM at Fruita Monument High School. Entry Fee: $20.00 per car or $30.00 for two cars. Pre-registration not required. Sponsored by Colorado State Patrol, Special Olympics Colorado and Kiwanis International.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Colorado County Clerks Association Conference Begins Today

Mesa County Clerk hosts the Colorado County Clerks Association semi-annual Conference July 28 - July 30 at Two Rivers Convention Center. Last year, the CCCA conference brought more than 200 visitors to Grand Junction!

Don't miss the Secretary of State Candidate Debate being held on Monday, July 28th from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Two Rivers Convention Center, hosted by Grand Junction Daily Sentinel.

Media is welcome.

For more information, visit Mesa County Clerk & Recorder at http://clerk.mesacounty.us

Friday, July 25, 2014

West Salt Creek Landslide - No effect noted due to weather today

Mesa County has received a few media inquiries concerning today's weather and the West Salt Creek Landslide.

No effect is noted due to weather today.

While we cannot absolutely predict outcomes from today's weather conditions and rain, we want to assure you Mesa County is actively monitoring the nine monitoring devices placed at the West Salt Creek landslide. A person was in the field and several people watched the remote cameras while the most recent cell passed through the area. Nothing different or out of the ordinary is presently noted.

Commissioners Thank U.S. Representative Tipton for His Support

Commissioners thank U.S. Representative Tipton for his support of legislation in the House to defund efforts that may implement increased regulations on waters of the west and share the July 14, 2014 Resolution of the Board of County Commissioners of Mesa County, Colorado, concerning the ‘Waters of the United States’ proposed Rule Making.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Overlay, Chip Seal and Other road Projects for Week of July 28th

Mesa County Department of Public Works scheduled overlay, concrete replacement and chip seal work for the week of July 28th. Expect delays and use alternate routes as necessary.

Concrete Replacement 
  • Cedar Pl 
  • Parkway Dr 
  • Eastwood Dr 
  • Eastwood Pl 
  • 20.00 Rd M.00 Rd to N.00 Rd 
  • N.00 Rd 19.00 Rd to 20.00 Rd 
  • M.00 Rd 19.00 Rd to 20.00 Rd 
Chip Seal 
  • S.00 Rd 8.00 Rd W. to 4.00 Rd 
  • 12.00 Rd Hwy 50 to M.00 Rd 
  • 15.00 Rd P.00 Rd to Q.00 Rd 
  • 17.50 Rd K.60 Rd to M.00 Rd 
This project is scheduled to be completed mid-August. 
  • Reconstruction of F.75 Rd 30.00 Rd to 30.50 Rd
For more details, please see the attached Notice.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mesa County Policy Prohibiting Threats, Violence and Intimidating Behaviors

Imagining violence in any public place is chilling. Yet occurrence of workplace tragedies throughout the country makes it abundantly clear a community could face such a reality.

Proactively, the Mesa County Commissioners engaged in creating a policy that focuses on the importance of providing a safe working environment for employees and for citizens who frequent Mesa County facilities.

Revisions to the policy allow County leaders to design workplace safety programs and to act in ways to “strive to maintain an environment free from intimidation, threats or violent acts”. Although originally adopted in early 2014, on July 21, 2014 Mesa County Board of Commissioners amended policy to add some clarity where the original might have left some questions. The revised policy still focuses on the ongoing County-wide effort to provide a safe working environment for employees and the citizens who frequent Mesa County facilities.

The policy states Mesa County employees and members of the public “are not permitted to behave in intimidating, threatening or hostile manners, determined in the sole and absolute discretion of Mesa County, in any Mesa County public building or programs. Persons displaying these behaviors will be asked to leave the building….”

Additionally, a notice may be posted in county buildings:
To maintain a fair, safe environment - Intimidating, Threatening or Violent Behaviors are PROHIBITED in this building.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Kudos to the Museum of Western Colorado

'It was a giant among giants. The huge 6 foot/7 inch Apatosaurus femur weighed in at 2,800 pounds and clearly might be a record,' says Peter Booth, Museum of Western Colorado.

See this amazing story at the following links:

Photo by Free Press