Friday, December 30, 2016

This Week in Pics

Did you know you can get items such as paint, cleaning products, automotive cleaners, garden insecticides and other household chemicals for FREE? The Mesa County Hazardous Waste Collection Facility has a free reuse area that is open to all Mesa County residents. It’s a great way to save money and help decrease our impact on the environment. Stop by 3071 Hwy 50 (first building on the left at the Mesa County Landfill) Thursday- Saturday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and see what’s on the shelf! For more information about The Hazardous Waste Collection Facility visit
Old-courthouse, 544 Rood Ave.

Most Mesa County offices will close on Monday, Jan. 2, in observance of the New Year holiday. Closures do NOT include: Coroner's Office, Criminal Justice Services (all locations), and Sheriff’s Office: Jail, Patrol, Emergency Services (215 Rice St.) Actual holiday closures: Animal Services (971A Coffman Road near Whitewater) will close on Sunday, Jan. 1 but will be open on Monday, Jan. 2 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and Grand Valley Transit ("GVT") (525 S. 6th Street) will close on Sunday, Jan. 1 but will be open on Monday, Jan. 2.

The Grand Mesa in western Colorado is one of largest flattop mountains in the world, and it is in our backyard! It covers approximately 500 square miles and at its highest point stands more than 11,300 feet.Take the enchanting 63-mile drive through the national forest, and enjoy the beautiful views of the park’s lakes, wildlife, and geological features. Don’t forget to take your snowshoes!

A hydraulic-drawbridge-cake is presented to Engineering Division Director Julie Constan at her going way party.

Some present at the event expressed concern that this may be a "Bridge to Nowhere." Project managers assured those present that no taxpayer funds were used in the construction of the drawbridge.

Julie Constan's long time dream has been to have a drawbridge in Mesa County.

The man responsible for the design and construction of the hydraulic drawbridge is Senior Engineer Daniel Larkin.

 Senior Engineer Daniel Larkin clarifies that the bridge is made out of craft sticks, not popsicle sticks, contrary to popular belief. 

Julie Constan is excited about the craftsmanship that went into building her operating drawbridge. 

Many Public Works staff members stop by Julie Constan's farewell to wish her well! 

Stormwater Specialist Carrie Gudorf and Operations Manager Connie Hahn.

Senior Engineer Daniel Larkin and Senior Engineer Scott Mai are excellent at problem-solving, that's why when the ice for the iced tea wasn't coming apart they decided to have ice tea snow cones instead.

Operations Manager Connie Hahn and Engineering Division Director Julie Constan have worked together for the past 13 years putting together grants for the design, construction, and administration of public infrastructure projects within Mesa County to assure a safe and reliable system for the benefit of the community. This dynamic duo is an excellent example of professional teamwork and friendship.

Good luck in your future endeavors, Julie Constan!

Thank you for an incredible 2016!

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