Friday, October 16, 2015

This week in pictures

The Mesa County Health Department and Marillac Clinic celebrated their partnership with a ribbon-cutting and open house on Wednesday. MCHD Executive Director Jeff Kuhr shares the scissors with Marillac Clinic Executive Director Kay Ramachandran, center.

Dennis Berry, right, congratulates Criminal Justice officer Tony Worrel for being named  CJSD employee of the quarter. 

Tabatha Kissner of Criminal Justice Services won the department's chili contest.

The Mesa County Commissioners on Monday declared October Oil and Gas Awareness Month. Here, Commissioner John Justman is pictured with members of Piceance Energy. 

Commissioner Scott McInnis at Monday's Commissioner Administrative Hearing. 

The Commissioners declared October Walk to School Month. Here, Commissioner Rose Pugliese is with Biz Collins of the county's Regional Transportation Planning Office, Katie Goddeyne of the Mesa County Health Department and representatives from Mesa County Valley School District 51. 

The Commissioners on Monday declared Oct. 24 Museums of Western Colorado Day. Here, Commissioner Scott McInnis presents the proclamation.

Giant reed grass BEFORE Mesa County Noxious Weed and Pest tackled it ...

Giant reed grass AFTER Mesa County Noxious Weed and Pest tackled it. 

Judging the Mesa County Central Services chili cook-off... someone's got to do it.

Patrick Green. 

Frank Whidden

Jesse Redmond

Federico Vargas

Janika Harris coordinated the Mesa County Central Services chili contest.

First in line - Conrad Cole. 


Walk and bike to school day was Wednesday. This family is headed to Tope Elementary. 

Walking to school! Tope Elementary. 

A panorama shot of Walk to School Day Wednesday at Tope Elementary.

MCCS Chili Cook-off winners. From left, Sheila Reiner, Jackie Campbell and Amanda Polson.

Even seasoned deputies have to look up laws from time to time. This is Mesa County Sheriff's Office Deputy Jerry Gray, who is on the Traffic Safety Unit and also volunteers with the Lower Valley Fire Department during his off-time. 

A lost hunter was found this week, thanks to a combined effort between the Mesa County Sheriff's Office and Mesa County Search and Rescue, an all-volunteer group. 

Sheriff Matt Lewis, right, makes good on a bet. For losing the Men in Heels race to the Department of Human Services team, the Sheriff's Office donated $100 to Hilltop's Latimer House. 

Students, parents, teachers and Mesa County Health Department officials walked from Chipeta Golf Course to Mesa View Elementary on Wednesday, which was Walk to School Day. 

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