Friday, February 28, 2014

Mesa County Media 2/28

Wanted to share two stories on the county that were done on KREX yesterday. One story is on the 29.5 Road bridge construction project; we are seeking more comment into design ideas.

Also Mesa County Animal Welfare Partnership has formalized collaborative efforts among all local animal rescue agencies, including Mesa County Animal Services. This coordinates aid and grants and helps serve animals in the community as a whole rather than just focusing on one shelter at a time.

Check out these interesting stories!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

29.5 Road Bridge Replacement

Please make plans to learn more about the upcoming 29 1/2 Road Bridge replacement project. The 29.5 Road bridge is set to be replaced near Sunset Drive where 29.5 Road crosses the Grand Valley canal.
All interested community members are encouraged to attend this public meeting and learn more about the proposed design, schedule and related road closures for this project.

The meeting is Thursday, February 27, at 6:00pm at Bookcliff Middle School, 540 29 1/4 Road.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Public Hearing Items of Interest - 2/24/14

In today's public hearing there were several interesting items discussed with the Board. Two of the highlights were the presentation of two different grant applications to Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO). GOCO grants money from lottery ticket sales for approved outdoor development opportunities. Today the Board considered a grant request for $350,000 for major improvements to the Fairgrounds at Veteran's Memorial Park. These improvement are directly inline with the previously adopted Master Plan of the Fairgrounds, a plan to help increase economic development on Orchard Mesa through Fairground events. The specific improvements this grant would fund would include a new regional equestrian and livestock center as well as a BMX sports venue. These are exciting projects for the future of the Fairgrounds. This GOCO grant will be awarded in early June.

The other notable GOCO grant request was on behalf of Canyonview Vineyard Church to put in a pavilion at a Kimwood Park in Clifton. The request is for a mini-grant in the amount of $42,000. This will be a great benefit to community users of that park. Several people spoke in support of this project... and now that the leg work is done and the application request approved, it is up to GOCO to dole out the blessings!

Go Code Colorado!

Coders, computer scientists and other tech savvy folks:

Go Code Colorado is an apps challenge designed to make public data more accessible and user-friendly. Teams of developers and entrepreneurs across the state will compete to solve business problems and grow our economy, by building apps that will help Colorado companies thrive.
Go Code Colorado is a way to show us how to use the data the State of Colorado collects and manages

The Mission?

Make our economy stronger by engaging Coloradans and creating tools of value for Colorado businesses.
Recognize what government, businesses, and Coloradans are good at, and bring them all together to produce B2B apps.
Make public data available to the people that own it – that’s you, Colorado.

Build apps. Build business. Build Colorado.

Check out all the pertinent info on at and get your plan together. Mesa County is a hot spot for technology innovation. Let's have someone local win this contest while providing a useful transparency tool to Colorado's residents.