Thursday, June 5, 2014

Second Collbran Community Information Meeting - West Salt Creek Landslide

Today, Thursday, June 5, 2014, at 6 p.m., a second Town Hall meeting will be held in the auditorium of the Plateau Valley High School. The speakers will include officials from the Town of Collbran, Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, Mesa County Government, and Emergency Management.

This is an open meeting invitation to all residents in the area of Salt Creek and the town of Collbran to inform area residents of the progress in monitoring efforts of the landslide area. Citizens will also have the opportunity to ask questions of officials.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

2014 Primary Election Ballot Box Locations

The 2014 Primary Election is June 24, 2014. 

Ballot box locations available 24 hours a day - June 2nd through Election Day, June 24, 2014 
  • Mesa County Central Services Building | Elections Office | 200 S. Spruce Street | Grand Junction (map)
  • Department of Human Services | 510 29 1/2 Road | Grand Junction (map)
  • Fruita Civic Center | 325 E Aspen Avenue | Fruita (map)
  • Clifton Motor Vehicle | 3225 I70 Business Loop | Clifton (map)
  • Mesa County Fair Grounds | 2785 US Highway 50 (in front of Building C) | Grand Junction (map)
For more information, including how to register online, absentee ballots, voter eligibility and more, please visit the Mesa County Clerk & Recorder's Elections link: Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Link.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Proclamation presented for Bike to Work Month June 2014 and Bike to Work Day June 25, 2014

Mesa County Commissioners presented a Proclamation designating June, 2014 as Bike to Work Month and June 25, 2014 as Bike to Work Day for Mesa County, inviting all to participate in bicycling activities for improved health and community wellbeing. For more information visit

Monday, June 2, 2014

Mesa County highlighted on digital cover of US Airways Magazine

Digital edition of June US Airways Magazine cover: upper right hand corner features: 'Lifestyle – Colorado’s Mesa County.'

During the month of June, air travelers are reading about Mesa County communities and businesses. As of yesterday, June 1st, print editions of the magazine, featuring 36 pages of Mesa County, are in all US Airways’ seat back pockets.

Even better – in the digital version of the magazine, Mesa County is highlighted on the cover, ‘Lifestyle – Colorado’s Mesa County.’

See and share Mesa County’s 36 page spread:

The US Airways June 2014 magazine includes an in-depth destination profile of Mesa County. The stunning 36 page editorial feature focuses on the rich tourism assets, economic development opportunities, education and industry, as well as the vibrant lifestyle that makes Mesa County an amazing place to live, work and play.

After June, the magazine continues to be available at for at least six months, perhaps up to one year.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Mesa County Mudslide Efforts Continue to be Supported by State Emergency Management

On Friday, May 30, 2014, Colorado Emergency Management posted the following update:

State Continues to Support Mesa County Mudslide Efforts

The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) continues to coordinate statewide support to Mesa County following a mudslide on May 25, 2014. The State of Colorado is providing the following support:

The Governor signed an Executive Order declaring a State Emergency Disaster. This provides $500,000 from the Disaster Emergency Fund to pay for response and technical assessments.
The State Emergency Operations Center continues to monitor the mudslide incident and resource requests.
Two DHSEM Field Managers are providing on-site and direct technical support to Mesa County.
The Colorado State Patrol provided initial air resources following the mudslide.
The Colorado National Guard is providing air resources.
Staff from the Colorado Geological Survey are onsite providing technical assistance.
DHSEM has secured private sector assistance for recovery efforts.
A cell on wheels (COW) secured to increase cell phone and wireless access.
Army Corps of Engineers is onsite to provide technical support.
The Colorado Department of Natural Resources is onsite for technical support.
Governor’s Office has provided funds to purchase post event LiDAR.
Technical support provided by the Colorado School of Mines.
Public information and preparedness messaging from COEmergency and READYColorado sites.

This update can be found at: