Friday, November 20, 2015

This week in pictures

Check out some of the happenings around Mesa County this week! Enjoy your holiday next week - many county offices will be closed Thursday and Friday. 

The Mesa County Commissioners (from left, Scott McInnis, Rose Pugliese and John Justman) with County Administrator Frank Whidden, far right,and County Attorney Patrick Coleman, far left, at Monday's Administrative hearing. 
Accepting the Diabetes Awareness Month proclamation at Monday's Administrative hearing of the Commissioners. Pictured with the Commissioners are Katie Goddeyne, Chelsea Wells, Fran Parker and Sarah Robinson of the Mesa County Health Department and Matt, Janiel and Brody Swenson, a local family. 
Chelsea Wells, a health promotions specialist at the Mesa County Health Department, shares her story of living with diabetes at Monday's Commissioners' hearing. 
JoCarole Haxel of the Mesa County Fairgrounds speaks during Monday's Administrative hearing of the Commissioners. 
Happy birthday, Clerk and Recorder Sheila Reiner! 
And happy birthday, Treasurer Janice Rich! Janice's staff surprised her with a cupcake bouquet (and wine) to help her celebrate. Here are Chris Horner, Amy Bosse, Arna Hoffman and Deydra Bassett.
Noxious weed managers from Mesa County, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Colorado Department of  Transportation, U.S. Forest Service, Grand County Utah, Arches National Park, Utah Department of Transportation and other agencies met in Grand Junction for the end of year Middle Colorado River Watershed Cooperative Weed Management Area meeting. 
Teresa Nees, left, and Courtney Campbell of Mesa County Noxious Weed take a webinar selfie. The webinar was on wetland restoration and management.
Happy Thanksgiving from the Mesa County Health Department. MCHD joined with the Department of Human Services and the Workforce Center for an employee potluck for Thanksgiving. From left: Rene Landry, Heidi Dragoo, Heather Nara, Chris Bukala, Tom Orr and Monique Mull.
The next four pictures show Mesa County Road and Bridge employees working on patching Kannah Creek Road.




Local law enforcement honored the family of fallen Trooper Jurvesics as they drove into Colorado from Utah earlier this week.
Collbran road block.
The Grand Mesa as a winter wonderland! Photo by MCSO Deputy Ben Lawrence.
Sheriff Matt Lewis after changing into his clothes for the Polar Plunge.  He bailed into Kenney Reservoir in Rangely to raise money for Special Olympics Colorado. 

A view of the sunset from the Grand Mesa. Photo taken by MCSO Deputy Ben Lawrence.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Commissioners recognize Diabetes Awareness Month

At Monday's Administrative Hearing, the Mesa County Commissioners proclaimed November 2015 as Diabetes Awareness Month.

There to accept the proclamation were Chelsea Wells, Fran Parker, Sarah Robinson and Katie Goddeyne of the Mesa County Health Department and Janiel, Matt and Brody Swenson, a family affected by diabetes.

The Mesa County Health Department is implementing a Diabetes prevention program to reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes in Mesa County adults.

To learn more about diabetes, visit the American Diabetes Association.