Friday, April 10, 2015

Collbran ceremony honors memory of Road and Bridge employees killed

Mesa County officials this afternoon dedicated the Road and Bridge maintenance facility in Collbran to three county employees who lost their lives on the job. 

Owen Click died in a trucking accident in 1952, Mike Lane died while checking a bridge during high water conditions in 1984 and, most recently, Clancy Nichols died in a landslide while monitoring roads in 2014.

Mesa County Road and Bridge crews and families of the deceased gathered for a private ceremony to honor the three men by dedicating the building, 15620 57 1/2 Road, to their memory with a brass plaque.

"We just want to make sure everyone knows the commitment those people made to Collbran Road and Bridge and to the community," said Rudy Bevan, Mesa County Road and Bridge supervisor.

The building, which is six years old, has also been outfitted with a new lighted flagpole in honor of Nichols.

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