Friday, September 25, 2015

This week in pictures, Sept. 25

Teams from the Mesa County Department of Human Services and the Mesa County Sheriff's Office competed last night in the Men in Heels race at the downtown Grand Junction Farmer's Market. It was a benefit for the Latimer House. These are Joe Stroh's racin' red heels. 
DHS Coach Tracey Garchar taping on Adrian Lara's heels. Safety first!
The DHS team: From left, Coach Tracey Garchar, Curtis Englehart, Adrian Lara, Victor Carreras, Joe Stroh and Brian Oney.

Brian Oney of DHS gets to wear the pig slippers to work for raising the most money for the Men in Heels race, which benefits the Latimer House. 
The Mesa County Sheriff's Office team at the Men in Heels race Thursday night. From left, Deputy Mark Johnson, Ben Miller, Deputy Myles Shows, Deputy Chris Kiefer and Sgt. Henry Stoffel. 
The MCSO Men in Heels team shows off their footwear. 
Ben Miller, an MCSO runner, rounds the corner at Men in Heels. 
The American Kennel Club dog show is at the Mesa County Fairgrounds through Sunday.
The American Kennel Club dog show is at the Mesa County Fairgrounds through Sunday.
Mesa County Elections Director Amanda Polson verifies results during Thursday's test of the new election equipment. 
Members of the Mesa County Elections team watch as Elections Director Amanda Polson goes over results of a mock mini-election Thursday morning. With her at the table are members of the Mesa County Republican and Democratic parties. 
Our local media came to watch the Elections crew in action Thursday morning also. That's Gretel from the Sentinel and Makenzie from KKCO.
Mesa County Search and Rescue members meet in Glade Park before fanning out to look for a lost hunter. 
This is one of the photos the Mesa County Sheriff's Office posted on Facebook recently as part of their virtual ride-along feature. 
This is another photo from the Mesa County Sheriff's virtual ride-along feature. 
Happy Libraries Week! The Mesa County Commissioners made the proclamation during Public Hearing on Monday.
Members of the audience listen during testimony about the Wilderness Act of 2015 during Monday's hearing. The Commissioners voted to oppose the act and ask Congress to release all wilderness study areas in Mesa County. 
Qualistar Rater/IMIL Trainer Kim Wolfe, left, and Mesa County Health Department Health Promotions specialist Karen Melott demonstrate a dance to get kids moving to childcare providers.
Twenty-four childcare providers attended an "I'm Moving I'm Learning" class at the Mesa County Workforce Center on Wednesday. The class focused on helping teachers implement structured physical activity in the classroom. Here, providers were learning a dance to teach to their kids.

Mesa County Noxious Weed and Pest Management staff treat Chinese clematis along the bluffs in Palisade. 

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