Friday, July 11, 2014

Mesa County Clerk & Recorder - Announcement concerning Marriage Licenses

The following announcement is provided on behalf of Sheila Reiner, Mesa County Clerk & Recorder:

"I am receiving many questions and comments on the topic of the issuance of same sex marriage licenses in Mesa County. I would like to update the citizens of Mesa County on my intent.

On June 25th the US 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage was a violation of the United States constitution and violates Due Process and Equal Protection. The Court then immediately stayed (put on hold) their decision pending a ruling from the Supreme Court.

Immediately following the order that was issued by the US 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, Boulder County began to issue same-sex marriage licenses.

On July 1st a federal lawsuit was filed in Jefferson County to require the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses. That case hasn't been scheduled yet.

On July 9th an Adams County judge found similarly with the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals and also immediately stayed their decision pending the higher court's ruling. This case only has jurisdiction in that judicial district.

On July 10th a Boulder County judge denied the Attorney General’s petition to stop the Boulder County Clerk from issuing licenses. Subsequently Denver and Pueblo Counties are now issuing them.

The wishes of our community weigh heavily on my mind and so does the oath I took when I was sworn into office here in Mesa County. I believe that legalized issuance of same-sex marriage licenses in Colorado is imminent. When it is legally clear Mesa County will issue them. In the mean time, I have taken an oath to follow the laws of the state of Colorado, not to interpret them.

I appreciate the comments I have received as well as your continued understanding and patience with my office and me as the legal landscape on this issue continues to develop."

Sheila Reiner, Mesa County Clerk & Recorder
O: (970)244-1714
C: 970-210-0117
For questions related to this release, please contact Ms. Reiner. Thank you.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Overlay and Chip Seal Projects for week of July 14th in Mesa County

Mesa County Department of Public Works begins overlay, concrete replacement, and chip seal work the week of July 14th at the following locations.  Expect delays and use alternate routes as necessary.

Concrete Replacement in Moorland Subdivision

Overlay work
  • 24 Rd I.00 Rd intersection
  • 23 Rd City Limits To J Rd
  • 22 Rd K Rd to L Rd
  • 21 Rd H Rd to I Rd
Fog Coat over Chip Seal - Town of Palisade 
  • Cicero Dr Elberta Av E CDS
  • South Iowa Av 930 S Iowa to Pendleton( include CDS)
  • Alley behind CC Main St to Kluge Av
  • 1st Street Elberta Av E to Bower Av
  • 1st Street 3117 G.4 to Elberta Av
  • Elberta Av Rosa St South to End of new asphalt
  • Elberta Av I-70 South to CL-PAL (Rosa St)
 Chip Seal - July 16th & 17th
  • E.25 RD 20.25 Rd W to END
  • 20.25 RD City limits GJ to E.25 RD
  • S.00 Rd 8.00 Rd W. to 4.00 Rd

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

INside Mesa County: Know Your Government

This year's INside Mesa County class begins September 25th and runs through December 4th. Classes are on Thursday evenings from 6 - 8:30 p.m. and optional tours will be offered on Tuesdays at Noon. This FREE 10-week course includes presentations from your elected and appointed officials, as well as tours of Mesa County facilities.

INside Mesa County classes offer you a front seat to learn about Mesa County Government, providing information about the function and responsibilities of your county government. It also offers outstanding networking opportunities and prepares residents for leadership roles with Mesa County government, commissioners and boards.

Space is limited.  If you are interested, please submit your application as soon as possible for consideration in our next class. Register online at Applications must be submitted by Friday, August 29th.

If you have questions about the class or the application process, please contact Mesa County Administration at (970) 244-1885 or email

Monday, July 7, 2014

Mesa County Commissioners' Letters - week of June 30 - July 3

The following letters were sent by the Mesa County Board of Commissioners during the week of June 30, 2014- July 3, 2014:
  • June 30, 2014 to Senator Mark Udall and Representative Scott Tipton re: Colorado National Monument, Proposal to re-designate as a National Park. 
  • June 30, 2014 to Governor John Hickenlooper re: Mesa County’s Request for Assistance with Stormwater Runoff from Federal Lands
  • July 1, 2014 to Secretary of Veterans Affairs re: benefits counselor in Grand Junction.
  • July 1, 2014 to Lisa Ekert of Colorado National Monument re: prohibition of transportation of hay on West Hill.