Friday, March 11, 2016

Mesa County in pics, March 7-11, 2016

Check out this week's photos from around Mesa County government.

The Mesa County Commissioners proclaimed March National Fraud Awareness Month at their administrative hearing on Monday. With them here are members of the Department of Human Services Fraud Investigation Team. From left, Commissioner John Justman, Amy Joy, Jessica Guajardo, Erica Dalpiaz, Commissioner Rose Pugliese, Matt Furphy, Susan Skyberg and Commissioner Scott McInnis.
Susan Skyberg and the DHS Fraud Investigation Team.
The Commissioners at Monday's administrative hearing. From left, Scott McInnis, Rose Pugliese and John Justman.
Kristi Pollard of the Grand Junction Economic Partnership. She spoke in favor of the Palisade Plunge.  
Mesa County Administrator Frank Whidden presented the State of the County report to the Mesa County Commissioners on Monday. Whidden is in the foreground. In the background, from left: County Attorney Patrick Coleman and Commissioners Scott McInnis and Rose Pugliese.
County Administrator Frank Whidden
 The two photos below are of the deck pour Thursday for the 14 Road and M 3/10 Road bridge.

Mesa County Health Department Health Promotions specialists Heidi Dragoo, left, and Shane Chatfield show MCHD intern Rachel Klocker how to use software called Tableau. The informatics team has been using the data visualization software to look at data in new and meaningful ways.  
Department of Human Services Adult Services SEP team - Da'Bomb winner.
Mesa County Workforce Center WIOA Team - Da'Bomb winner.
DHS Child Welfare Adoption team - Da'Bomb winner. 
U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, left, with Mesa County Commissioner John Justman this week. 

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Residents can get vouchers to help spay/neuter pets

The Mesa County Animal Welfare Partnership (MCAWP) is partnering with area veterinarians to offer spay and neuter vouchers for Mesa County pet owners. With these vouchers, the cost of the procedure will be $25 to the pet owner. The Animal Assistance Foundation has provided funding for more than 400 sterilization procedures, and local veterinarians have agreed to offer the procedures to Mesa County citizens at a substantially reduced rate. Pet owners will be required to provide proof of a current rabies vaccination at the time of the procedure. If the animal does not have a current rabies vaccination, the owner will be required to pay for that service. 

The vouchers are intended to help people with financial need and will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis starting Wednesday (March 16). The vouchers are valid through Sept. 30.

The case for sterilization is strong. Spaying or neutering helps pets live longer, healthier lives. And by managing overpopulation in the community, we ensure that all pets have access to the five freedoms - freedom from hunger and thirst, discomfort, pain, injury or disease, fear and distress and freedom to express normal behavior. 

To obtain a voucher, interested pet owners should contact one of these veterinarians:  

  • All Pets Center – (970) 241-1976
  • Animal Birth Control – (970) 523-5487
  • Animal Medical Clinic – (970) 434-4094
  • Arrowhead Veterinary Hospital – (970) 858-8881
  • Cottonwood Veterinary Hospital – (970) 245-0135
  • Desert Spring Veterinary Services – (970) 858-8063
  • Dr. Jean Fromm, DVM – (970) 434-0811
  • Footprints Animal Hospital – (970) 241-4247
  • Grand View Animal Hospital – (970) 523-2060
  • Orchard Mesa Veterinary Hospital – (970) 241-9866
  • Redstone Veterinary Hospital – (970) 243-3130

Monday, March 7, 2016

2016 State of the County

Mesa County Administrator Frank Whidden presented the 2016 State of the County report to the Mesa County Commissioners on Monday, March 7. Here is the report.