Community members in and near Collbran are invited to an open house on Thursday, March 26, about the Buckskin Hill Road Improvement Project.
What: Open house and short presentation on the Buckskin Hill Road Improvement Project. When: Thursday, March 26, 6 p.m. Where: Collbran Auditorium, Main Street, Collbran Who: All community members interested in hearing more about the proposed design and construction schedule for the upcoming road improvement project.
After the presentation, community members will be able to ask questions of the design team from Mesa County and local firm SGM Consultants, which was hired to help determine how best to fix the issue.
Mesa County officials last fall closed a portion of 58 1/2 Road just south of Collbran that is unsafe because of a reoccuring landslide. The road will be closed until sometime in 2016. The road is sliding both horizontally and vertically.
For more information, contact Project Manager John Boulden at (970) 245-2571 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nees, coordinator of the program, and her colleague, Campbell, will talk to Georgia Schmunk ("The Garden Genie") about weed and pest management in the unincorporated areas of Mesa County.
The program oversees weed spraying on county-owned and county right-of-way roads. It also oversees and enforces the Upper Grand Valley Pest Control District, which is a tax district encompassing the Upper Valley fruit-growing region.
In addition, the program does public education and outreach on the danger of noxious weeds and how to control them.
Roadside spraying of weeds will begin by April 15. Property owners who do not want their road sprayed should call 255-7121 or e-mail email@example.com. Roadside spraying does not control kochia. Kochia and other roadside weeds are mowed by the Mesa County Road and Bridge Department.
A weed seedling ID workshop is planned for May 1 in Grand Junction. More info here.
If you are a resident of unincorporated Mesa County, consider joining the Weed Advisory Board.
Seasonal Noxious Weed Technicians are needed. Contact Weed and Pest, if interested, or Mesa County Human Resources.
Volunteers are needed to scout for noxious weeds around the county. Call for more information.
In support of spring cleanup efforts throughout Mesa County, the Board of County Commissioners is sponsoring a free
day of garbage disposal at the Mesa County Landfill and at the Molina, Fruita,
Gateway and DeBeque transfer stations.
Free day exceptions include tire disposal, electronic waste, appliances containing refrigerants and commercially hauled
materials. These items will be subject to normal tipping fees.
Electronic waste is accepted for $0.42 per pound at the Hazardous Waste Collection Facility.
Free days at the Mesa County Landfill and transfer stations:
Molina Transfer Station, March 28, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fruita Transfer Station, April 4, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Mesa County Landfill, April 11, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Gateway Transfer Station, April 18, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
DeBeque Transfer Station, April 25, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
All waste material entering the landfill or transfer stations during free days must be secured with a tarp.
Untarped/unsecured loads will be turned away – no exceptions!
In the event of high wind, community members should call (970) 241-6846 to check the closure status of the landfill or
transfer stations. Each facility is subject to closure during periods of high wind, as mandated by state regulation and operational procedures.