Thursday, July 31, 2014

Chip Seal, Shouldering and Other Road Projects Week of August 4th

Mesa County Department of Public Works scheduled concrete replacement, shouldering and chip seal work for the week of August 4th. Expect delays and use alternate routes as necessary.

Concrete Replacement 
  • Green Acres St & D 7/8 Road
  • 499 1/2 Forrelle Street
  • 451 Pera Street

Shouldering

  • 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
  • Martin Ln new oil N Dyer
  • Dyer Rd Martin to Los Broncos
  • Antelope Ln Martin to Los Broncos
  • Los Broncos Rd Antelope to Dyer Rd
  • Foy Rd SH 141 SE SH 141
  • 4.70 Rd SH 141 to Foy Rd
  • Gateway Community Center Parking Lot
  • 4.20 Rd SH 141 100Ft to West (Pave Approach)
  • 4.10 Rd SH 141 100Ft to West (Pave Approach)
  • John Brown Rd SH 141 to Other Side Of Cattle Guard

Chip Seal 

  • 22.00 Rd 851 22.00 RD (CLGJ) to J.00 RD
  • MEASE RD H.00 Rd to CDS
  • PIPPIN ST Private driveway to Private driveway
  • H.00 Rd 21.00 Rd to 21.50 Rd
  • H.00 Rd 23.00 Rd to 25.00 Rd
  • H.00 Ct H.00 Rd to CDS
Reconstruction 
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 30, 2014

West Salt Creek Landslide - precipitation effects

Recent precipitation is part of a natural cycle that helps the land seek natural balance. The rain helps compact the soil, adding to the natural settling of the area.

When a large storm cell moves through the area, Mesa County staff monitors remotely through the cameras and GPS sensors, and then a crew member visits the site to physically observe. The pond level is monitored by USGS, and reports are daily plotted on a graph found at click here
Today the area shows expected effect from the monsoonal rain cell that passed through our area, leaving more than an inch of rain. While we cannot absolutely predict the outcomes of nature, it appears the status quo continues - GPS sensors show continued minor settlement of the large block of soil, and the pond level monitor reflects what would be expected; a very slight increase of approximately 2 inches in the pond level due to precipitation.

Since we are in the monsoonal season we anticipate a series of storms will move through the area. We will continue to monitor and provide updates as needed.

Grant Funding for Small Businesses Available

Mesa County Small Business - this might be of interest: The EPA is inviting small businesses to apply for Phase I awards of up to $100,000 to demonstrate proof of concept in one of the following topic areas: air and climate, manufacturing, toxic chemicals, water, building materials, food waste, and homeland security. Phase I awardees are eligible to receive Phase II funding, up to $300,000 for two years, through an additional application process. 

Open Date: 7/16/2014
Close Date: 9/11/2014
Link to EPA Solicitation: FedBizOpps.gov

EPA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Background:
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announces the release of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Solicitation to develop and commercialize new environmental technologies. EPA is one of 11 federal agencies that participate in the SBIR Program as a result of the Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982. SBIR companies cover a broad spectrum of research areas and are supported by EPA’s Sustainable and Healthy Communities (SHC) research program. EPA’s Sustainable and Healthy Communities (SHC) Research Program conducts research to help communities make better decisions to sustain a healthy society and environment. SHC provides useful science and tools for decision makers at the federal, regional, state, and community levels to help communities advance sustainability as well as achieve regulatory compliance.

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