Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Property taxes due

This will serve as a reminder to Mesa County taxpayers. 

Colorado law requires property tax payments in two equal installments, the first being due on or before the last day of February, and the second installment to be paid no later than the 15th day of June.  

This is a leap year, so the first one-half is due on or before Monday, Feb. 29, 2016,” said Janice Rich, Mesa County Treasurer. 

If residents are planning to pay property taxes in full, they are due no later than April 30. 

"We invite all taxpayers to utilize our website - http://treasurer.mesacounty.us - to check out  property taxes owing," Rich said. "It is very easy to click on Pay/View Property Taxes. Follow the directions from there to see taxes owing for 2015, due in 2016."     

Please call the Mesa County Treasurer’s office at 970-244-1824 with any questions.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Mesa County Library updates Commissioners

Joseph Sanchez, director of the Mesa County Libraries, spoke to the Mesa County Commissioners this morning.

His update on the library included these facts:

  • The Mesa County Library district has 75,000 active library card holders.
  • 1.2 million items are in circulation.
  • 40,000 people attend events at the library.
He also talked about the 970West Studio, the creative space the library constructed at 5th Street and Ouray Avenue, last year. It is being used by people from all walks of life, he said.

Sanchez also updated Commissioners on an app the library is developing called "Wild CO." Featuring wildlife from Colorado, the app will be available this summer.

United Way thanks Mesa County for 'leadership, service, integrity'

From left, Commissioner John Justman, Joe Higgins (United Way board member), Lindy Hodges (United Way's resource development manager), Matthew Breman (United Way board member) and Commissioner Scott McInnis. 

Officials from United Way of Mesa County spoke to the Mesa County Commissioners this morning, thanking Mesa County government for its support.

This year, Mesa County employees gave $13,459 to United Way of Mesa County. Mesa County government participated in United Way's online giving platform, offered this year for the first time. 

“Frank Whidden has provided us with leadership to find a better way to deliver our campaigns electronically," said Lindy Hodges, Resource Development Manager for United Way of Mesa County. "Jean Davis and Rick Corsi volunteered to help us better understand the needs of Mesa County employees. Scott Stewart and Stephanie Reecy’s dedication, respect and integrity proved invaluable. Their service, along with that of the many coordinators within departments, was behind this year’s success. This year, we were able to offer our first online giving platform, with Mesa County blazing the trail. This would not have been possible without the leadership, service and support of your team.

"Mesa County employees demonstrate the values of leadership, service, integrity, respect and liberty.”

One donation helps 47 local programs make measurable differences across the health and human service spectrum, said Honora Thompson, Marketing and Events Manager for United Way of Mesa County. 

“The employees of Mesa County deserve a huge shout out,” Thompson said. “There are so many wonderful causes in our area. The fact that Mesa County employees choose to support the community through United Way of Mesa County is amazing.  When we work together, we can make Mesa County a better, more connected place for all of us.”