Friday, February 5, 2016

This week in pics, Feb. 5, 2016

Mesa County Treasurer Janice Rich's staff showing their Bronco love. 
Department of Human Services clerical employees, from left: Paula Trujillo, Bea Madrid and Holly Peterson. Go, Broncos! 

Sheriff Matt Lewis, left, with former Sheriff Riecke Claussen, COP Volunteer Tom Arthur and former Sheriff Rebecca Spiess. Arthur retired from the COP program after 13 years volunteering.

Shirley Beall and Pete Baier get ready for the Public Works' pre-Super Bowl potluck today. 

Shirley Beall and Julie Constan say, "Go, Broncos!"

Mesa County Sheriff's Office Sgt. John Coleman, left, and his son Seth Coleman. Seth was sworn in on Thursday and is working in the Alternative Sentencing Unit. His father, John, has been employed for more than 15 years with MCSO.

The four photos below are of girder placement for the bridge at 14 and M 3/10 Roads. 

Petey, Sherman and Winston keeping an eye on things in the county's Code Compliance Department. Teresa Nees says they are a permanent fixture there. 

Mesa County  Health Department employees take a break to do push-ups together. They are participating in February's Healthy Heart Challenge by using break time to do push-ups and core work together. 

Colorado Code Consultants held a continuing education class Thursday and Friday at the Old Courthouse, 544 Rood Ave., for building departments and local contractors to review code changes. 

Mesa County Animal Services' newest employee Joe Cruz works, while also helping socialize a shy dog. 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Mesa County announces spring Inside Mesa County class

Mesa County is now accepting applications for its spring 2016 Inside Mesa County course.

Inside Mesa County gives participants an up-close look at county government, its departments and functions. The free course includes weekly evening sessions, as well as noon-hour tours of county buildings including the Mesa County Jail.

Inside Mesa County will be held this spring on Mondays from March 14 - May 9 from 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Mesa County Workforce Center, 512 29 1/2 Road.

Officials plan to offer another class in the fall.

To apply for this spring's class, visit and fill out the online application.

Class size is limited; those interested should apply without delay.

Questions? Call 244-1854 or e-mail

Monday, February 1, 2016

County offices closed today, Feb. 1, 2016

Because of the snow accumulation overnight, all non-public safety Mesa County offices are closed today.

The Commissioners hearing scheduled for 9 a.m. has been canceled.