Friday, October 30, 2015

This week in pics

Grand Valley Transit participated in Fruita's Truck 'n' Treat event last Saturday. Children donning Halloween costumes trick-or-treated, as they explored various trucks, buses, ambulances, construction equipment and more.

A Ninja Turtle and his father (Fruita City Manager Mike Bennett) inside the GVT bus.

The Mesa County Assessor's Office held a chili lunch Thursday to support United Way. 

Another shot from the chili lunch at the Old Courthouse. 

Chili, chili, chili!

The Mesa County Commissioners met with officials from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and consultants from Olsson Associates Thursday to talk about the yellow-billed cuckoo and critical habitat designation in Mesa County. 

Mesa County Sheriff's Office deputies talk with a citizens at last weekend's Coffee with a Cop event. 

MCSO Captain Hendricks, right, with a Colorado State Patrol employee at a recent Tip a Cop event where more than $5,000 was raised for Colorado Special Olympics. 
Victor  Yahn, Deputy Mesa County Coroner. MCSO intern Emily got to watch an autopsy this week.  
Heidi Dragoo, left, and Katie Goddeyne decorate the hallway at Mesa County Health Department Thursday for Halloween. 

Shane Chatfield, left, and Mary Cornforth Cawood also help decorate the hallway at MCHD for Halloween. 

Voter service centers open Saturday, Oct. 31

The three service centers available to voters for the Coordinated Election will be open Saturday, Oct. 31, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Anyone still needing to receive or return a ballot that may have a hard time stopping by during our weekday hours is encouraged to stop by.
The voter service and polling centers will be closed on Sunday but will reopen with the usual 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. hours on Monday. Voters have until 7 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 3, to drop off their mail-in ballots or cast their votes in person.
Each of the service centers will have ADA-approved voting equipment available for disabled or impaired voters to cast their votes independently.

For further information or if you have any questions, email or call (970) 244-1662.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Drop ballots in boxes; skip the mail

Starting today, and for the remainder of this year’s Coordinated Election, Mesa County and the state of Colorado are recommending that voters return their ballots at the following drop-off locations instead of the mail:
  • Mesa County Central Services, 200 S. Spruce St. (West Entrance), Grand Junction, CO 81501
  • Clifton Motor Vehicle, 3225 I-70 Business Loop, Clifton, CO 81520
  • Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 US-50, Grand Junction, CO 81503
  • Goodwill (Inside), 630 24 1/2 Rd, Grand Junction, CO 81505
  • Mesa County Department of Human Services, 510 29 1/2 Road, Grand Junction, CO 81504
  • Fruita Civic Center, 325 E. Aspen Ave, Fruita, CO 81521

Due to the amount of time it may take to mail ballots back to the Elections office, voters who have not yet returned their ballots are encouraged to turn them in to any of the drop box locations through 7 p.m. on Nov. 3.
To verify that a ballot has been received by the Elections Office, voters may call (970) 244-1662 or visit Replacement ballots may be requested by calling (970) 244-1662 during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For further information or if you have any questions, e-mail or call (970) 244-1662.