Friday, March 4, 2016

This week in pics, March 3, 2016

Here are a few photos from around Mesa County government this week.

Department of Human Services / Workforce Center 2016 Leadership Institute candidates learn about the PDSA process from Division Director Michelle Trujillo. 
The Department of Human Services LEAP team. From left, Esther Lucero-Cardona, Debbie Luttrull, Heidi King, Nadine Bostow, Norma Oxford, and, in front, Mike Bradbury. 
Let there be cake. LEAP farewell celebration - held on Leap Day, of course!
From left, County Attorney Patrick Coleman, Commissioners Scott McInnis, Rose Pugliese and John Justman, and County Administrator Frank Whidden.
Mesa County Health Department regional epidemiologist Tom Orr talks to KKCO reporters on Tuesday about the Zika virus. Stay up to date with the Zika virus at 
Commissioner Scott McInnis at Monday's administrative hearing
Commissioners on Monday heard a presentation from Dave Knutson of the Grand Mesa Nordic Council. The Commissioners submitted a letter of support to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Division's Trails Program for a grant the Nordic Council is applying for to fund a new grooming machine
The Mesa County Commissioners with members of the Grand Mesa Nordic Council. 
Dennis Berry and Jason Talley of Criminal Justice Services talk to the Commissioners at Monday's administrative hearing. The Commissioners voted to approve a contract between Mesa County and Colorado West Regional Mental Health for residential substance abuse treatment for women in an amount not to exceed $285,000 and another contract between Mesa County and Colorado West Regional Mental Health and Colorado West Psychiatric Hospital for indigent psychiatric and detoxification services in an amount not to exceed $238,270.
Mesa County Noxious Weed and Pest received a truck full of herbicide for local recipients of the Invasive Phreatophyte Control Program grant. This will go a long way to help many on the Western Slope control tamarisk, Russian olive and other weeds.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Clerk & Recorder offers fraud alert

Mesa County Clerk & Recorder Sheila Reiner wants you to know that you can now sign up for Mesa County’s new fraud alert feature!  

Go to, click on Online Services, Recorded Documents and Fraud Alert. This will set you up to receive an e-mail any time a document is recorded in our Recording Office with your name on it.

If your name is Jonathan Lee Smith you may wish to enter that name, as well as any other representation of your name you use (i.e. Jonathan L. Smith, Jon Smith, etc.). The system will notify you when there is a “match” in the way you entered your name and a new document that is recorded.

If you need assistance, call 244-1679. Media members interested in interviews, please call Jackie Campbell at 244-1691 or Sheila Reiner at 244-1714.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Roadside weeds will be sprayed March - September

The Mesa County Transportation Department, in cooperation with Mesa County Noxious Weed & Pest Management, has scheduled the application of herbicides to manage weeds along roadways throughout Mesa County (by way of a contracted Licensed Commercial Applicator.)

Roadside and Right-of-Way weed treatment (up to 10 feet on each side of the road) will be conducted county-wide several times from March through September.

If a property owner/manager wishes to manage the weeds along the right-of-way adjacent to their property on their own (and have the applicator abstain from spraying along their property line), they may request to be added to the county "No Spray" list.

It will then be the responsibility of the property owner to clearly indicate (by signage or bright flagging) the property lines and to manage weeds in and along that area.

Please contact Mesa County Noxious Weed & Pest Management at (970) 255-7121 or to be added to the "No Spray" list or for other weed identification and treatment questions.

For questions regarding the roadside vegetation mowing, please contact the Mesa County Transportation Department at (970) 244-1807.