Friday, June 23, 2017

Beginning July 3, get to the Motor Vehicle Office by 4 p.m.

Starting July 3, the Mesa County Motor Vehicle office will be fully staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. However, service tickets will not be issued after 4 p.m.

The Clerk and Recorder’s office encourages the public to continue to use the alternative methods for renewing their license plates such as by mail or online to save them time and avoid congested lines at the Motor Vehicle office.

For more information, visit

Thursday, June 22, 2017

I-70 Beavertail Tunnel Lighting Project

For more information or to be added to the project update list, please call 970-456-1481 or email

Expect short road delays the week of June 26

Here is the list of construction work planned for the week of June 26, road delays should be expected. The schedule is subject to change due to weather conditions.

Chip Seal

  • June 26-27: Whitewater Creek Road from Reeder Mesa Road NE 3 miles
  • June 29: 52 1/2 Road from KE Road to end of pavement

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Closure of eastbound I-70B at US 6 from June 21-22

Detours will be in place for 24-hour closure

Beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, construction crews will close I-70B eastbound at the US 6 interchange in Grand Junction, from Rimrock Avenue to American Way.

Motorists can connect back to eastbound I-70B by following posted detours along Rimrock Avenue and American Way.

An alternate detour involves taking 25 Road south to Riverside Parkway, which will lead motorists into downtown Grand Junction.

This configuration will be in place until 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 22. I-70B eastbound will reopen that evening.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

I-70 North Avenue Interchange
Public Information Team
PI Phone: 970-822-7172

For additional information about this project, call the project information line at 970-822-7172, email the team at Information updated weekly regarding these restrictions and any safety critical traffic impacts can be found in CDOT’s weekly lane closure reports: For information on travel conditions visit, sign up for GovDelivery, or call 511. Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and CDOT’s Facebook page at

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

County officials attend Colorado Counties Inc. conference

Mesa County Commissioner Rose Pugliese, left, and Delta County Commissioner Mark Roeber and CCI Executive Director Chip Taylor at the Colorado Counties Inc. annual summer conference.

Mesa County Commissioners John Justman and Rose Pugliese, along with County Administrator Frank Whidden and others, joined over 300 commissioners and other county officials from across the state in Keystone, Colo., June 5-7 for the Colorado Counties Inc. annual summer conference.

The three-day conference featured meetings on a variety of issues affecting Colorado counties. Those sessions included funding of local and state transportation needs, expanding broadband service to rural areas, enhancing forest health, and making housing more affordable.

CCI is a non-profit association that brings all 64 Colorado counties together to work on shared issues, and whose purpose is to provide assistance to county commissioners and to encourage counties to work together on issues.

CCI’s focus is on information, education and legislative representation. CCI strives to keep members up-to-date on issues that directly impact county operations. At the same time, CCI works to present a united voice to the Colorado General Assembly and other government and regulatory bodies to help shape a bright future for Colorado and its citizens.

Monday, June 19, 2017

St. Baldrick's Day is June 24 in the Grand Valley

Childhood cancer is the number one cause of death by disease of children in the United States. Worldwide, over 160,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year.

Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners Scott McInnis, left, Jim Hamlin, Robyn Carmine, Commissioner Rose Pugliese, Commissioner John Justman, and Harriet Carmine.

The Board of Mesa County Commissioners proclaimed Saturday, June 24 as St. Baldrick's Day.

The St. Baldrick's Foundation is the largest volunteer-driven charity to funding research to find cures for childhood cancers.
St. Baldrick's Foundation members Jim Hamlin, Robyn Carmine and Harriet Carmine. accept the St. Baldrick's Day proclamation in public hearing.

Read the full proclamation here.

Mesa County calls upon residents to recognize the seriousness of childhood cancers and the exemplary work of the St. Baldrick's Foundation.

Join us at the 6th Annual Grand Junction Head Shaving Event on June 24, at the Lincoln Park Barn, 910 N 12th St.

Grand Valley Transit Strategic Planning Effort Begins

Project Team Seeks Public Input to Inform Community Transit Vision

As Mesa County grows and changes, Grand Valley Transit wants to make sure that our bus system is
reflective of the values, needs, and vision of our residents, employees, students, and visitors. To help achieve this, Mesa County recently initiated the process to develop a Strategic Plan for Grand Valley Transit to help guide the agency’s operations and investments over the next 10 years.

Throughout the development of Grand Valley Transit’s Strategic Plan, there will be opportunities for the community to identify issues and opportunities and to help identify the most appropriate strategic path that will meet community-supported vision and goals. The project began in April 2017 and is planned for completion by February 2018. During this time, the project team will inventory and analyze the existing transit system conditions, solicit input from the public, create a strategic vision and associated goals, and objectives based on community input, develop system route scenarios, and identify action steps to implement the Strategic Plan over time.

Tell us what you think about Grand Valley Transit and the future of transit in Mesa County.

The first public outreach effort will be held on June 22nd at each of the Transfer Facilities from 8 am to 4 pm and on June 23rd on Main Street in Grand Junction from 9am-12pm. The project team will share information about Grand Valley Transit and provide opportunities for the public to share ideas about the current and future transit system. We are looking to hear from both current riders and those that aren’t familiar with Grand Valley Transit. Please stop by to give us your ideas and input about our transit system and let us know what you value as a community member!

Can’t attend in person? Visit our website.

To further public participation in the process, a project website has been developed that provides project updates, an interactive public commenting map, and documents and plans for public review. Visit to stay involved and tell us what you think!

For more information, visit
You may also call Biz Collins at (970) 683-4339.