Friday, July 22, 2016

This Week in Pics

This week the Criminal Justice Services Department (CJSD) recognized Ms. Libby Raisch, Community Corrections Board Assistant, as the Employee of the Quarter. Congratulations, Libby!

Dennis Berry, CJSD Director, recognizes Libby Raisch 's achievements
Libby Raisch, CJSD's Employee of the Quarter
The Administrative Support Team
Left to right: Terri Norris, Kris Beck, Libby Raisch, Connie Robbins, and Jennifer Wells

The Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Workforce Center (WFC) celebrated achieving their Wildly Important Goal during the past year.

 Each balloon represents the 153 children in Mesa County who had been in foster care over 425 days are now in permanent placement! 501 People gained employment!102 Most vulnerable and at-risk adults were helped to reach a higher quality of life!
Adult Services Singing about reaching their Wildly Important Goal
Left to right: Deb Nelson, Candace McGuire, Dyann Walt, Dave Norman, Kelly Roy, Mike Bradberry and Grant Jackson at the podium
Workforce staff enjoying the 4DX Celebration
Left to right: Rose Kretschman, Lilian Madadian, Shelley Grattan, and Estella Brown
The Board of Mesa County Commissioners proclaimed  July 24th through July 31st, 2016 as Old Spanish Trail Days

The 10th annual Mesa County PBR event is the only one of its kind in Western Colorado!

Members of each branch of the military, along with local law enforcement, take a moment to honor Mesa County Sheriff's Deputy Derek Geer
The first cowboy getting ready to go out of the chute
Bull riding!
Commissioner John Justman with Tony Mendes and his family
Bogart is his name
Commissioner Pugliese and Nichole Hall 
Commissioner Pugliese and Commissioner Justman at the 2016 WSCOGA Bull Ride 'N BBQ
Waiting for the bull riding to begin
Diane Schwenke, President of the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce and Commissioner Justman
Councilmember Marty Chazen and Representative Dan Thurlow
Left to right: Marty Chazen, John Justman, Dan Thurlow, Rose Pugliese and Diane Schwenke 
Commissioner Pugliese and Chris Clark, Laramie Energy

Commissioner McInnis visiting with constituents
Commissioner McInnis shaking hands with constituents
Commissioner Scott McInnis and his son-in-law 
Commissioner Pugliese and Robert Downey, Gunnison Energy

 2016 WSCOGA Bull Ride 'N BBQ

The Noxious Weed Management crew helped remove black henbane in the Bookcliffs in Utah to help prevent spread to surrounding wilderness areas.

Alan Barbee
Sarah Wilson
Alan Barbee and Katie Ash

The Grand Valley Anglers held a Fly Fishing Class for law enforcement and their families.

Sgt. Terry Bridge and Lt. Jim Fogg (in blue)

Sgt. Terry Bridge and Lt. Jim Fogg

Sheriff's Office Chaplain and professional cook, Doug Winter, held a Smoking BBQ class! He taught a group of ten how to smoke ribs, pork butt, brisket and chicken!

Time to BBQ!

Chaplin Doug Winter 


Doug Winter and Deputy Jerry Gray

Sgt. Terry Bridge, Lt. Eric Sperber, Doug Winter, and Derek Conlon

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