Friday, December 9, 2016

This Week in Pics

Buckskin Hill on 58 1/2 Road south of Collbran has slumped down approximately four feet from its original surface height. Mesa County has been working on road repairs and hill stabilization. The project will most likely be completed by next summer.   

The Board of Mesa County Commissioners declares Dec. 6 as Grand Valley Gives Day

Clerk and Recorder Sheila Reiner, Amanda Polson and Karen Reiher visiting Collbran Job Corps to present letters of recommendation to students for their excellent work in the election.

 Clerk and Recorder Sheila Reiner addresses the issue of how to maintain voter privacy and preserve secrecy in voting, while simultaneously allowing the public to inspect ballots. Election staff has already gone through 89,000 images to redact any marks that can reveal or tie back to a particular voter. So far they have made 47 redactions.

Mesa County Health Department and the Mesa County Workforce Center hosted an ICS-300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents training on Wednesday and Thursday. Montrose County Emergency Manager Don Angell (left in red) and City of Grand Junction Emergency Manager Gus Hendricks (right) trained a class of 30 people in varying response positions from across the Western Slope about emergency preparedness and how to handle an incident as it grows and evolves.

The Mesa County Sheriff's Office had an anonymous resident donate bikes in Deputy Geer's name to hand out to children in the community. 

 An anonymous resident gifts bicycles in Deputy Geer's name to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office to hand out to kids in the community

The Western Colorado Community College Peace Officer Academy Graduated 17 cadets! 

Six new graduates from theWestern Colorado Community College Peace Officer Academy are joining the Mesa County Sheriff's Office as patrol deputies, filling current vacancies. 
Weed and Pest Management Teresa Nees at the annual conference of the Colorado Weed Management Association in Colorado Springs.
Ouray and San Miguel Counties Weed Management Mallory Vess, Department of Energy Danika Marshall and Marilyn Kastens and Mesa County Noxious Weed and Pest Management Teresa Nees at the annual conference of the Colorado Weed Management Association in Colorado Springs.

The Mesa County Employees' Association. Members in the picture include Lori Seeley, Pam Hawkins, Lynn Zubek, Connie Robbins, Kristina Warren, Lorie Wuebold, Jane Hart and Tina Dugger. The purpose of the MCEA is to promote direct employee-employer relations in the interest of better County service.

The MCEA works very hard to support Mesa County employees. They host an annual employee appreciation holiday social paid by association through fundraisers.  

The Mesa County Facilities Department helps the MCEA with set-up and logistics

Christmas duckies to spread the holiday cheer!

Tradition: every year the MCEA gives out holiday duckies as party favors

MCEA members preparing for the holiday luncheon

Snowman decorations to spread the holiday cheer

Mesa County employees enjoy an assorted variety of pies at the annual holiday social

On the menu: sliced roast beef, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, stuffed bell peppers.

Mesa County employees enjoy their lunch by the virtual fireplace

Sheriff's Office Carla Dittman enjoys a taste of gravy—finger-lickin' good.

From right: Public Works Pam Hawkins serves Sheriff's Office Bernice Stogsdill at a holiday social for employees. 

Criminal Justice Services Connie Robbins hands out dinner rolls at the MCEA holiday social

Mesa Couty Surveyor Patrick Green

Sliced roast beef. Yum!

Good turn out at the 2016 MCEA Holiday Social! 

2016 MCEA Holiday Social 

2016 MCEA Holiday Social

To participate in the MCEA Holiday Social employees admission are donations to the Bear Necessities closet and Roice-Hurst Humane Society 

Mesa County employees donate hundreds of items to the Bear Necessities closet, a support program for Mesa County Foster children

Mesa County employees donate pet food and items to the Roice-Hurst Humane Society

Administrative Manager Jean Davis and Road Supervisor Rudy Bevan catch up at the MCEA holiday social 

Mesa County Facilities Department Tim Morfin, Dan Adams, and Federico Vargas

Public Health Clinic Manager Allison Sanchez (left), Business Analyst Lindsey Barger and Data Analyst Shane Chatfield.

Road and Bridge District C (from left): Brian Schroeder, Dale Silzell, Mike Grundy, Kevin Mininger, Keith Hatch, Brandon Bruton

Happy holidays!

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