Friday, April 15, 2016

This week in pics

A vigil was held for Bethannie Johnson outside the Old Courthouse Thursday afternoon. 
County and city officials had lunch with the Grand Jumction Chamber Leadership Class at the Mesa County Workforce Center Thursday.
Captain Art Smith talks to the Inside Mesa County class this week about the Mesa County Jail. The participants also toured the jail this week. 
Commissioner Scott McInnis speaking about conservation easements at a Rotary Club luncheon on Wednesday.
Dennis Berry, right, of Criminal Justice Services, with Eileen Wygant, who was recognized for her work on the Prison Rape Elimination Act compliance audit. 
CJSD employees at the Employee of the Quarter recognition ceremony.
Congrats to Don  Norris, right, who was nominated by his peers for CJSD employee of the quarter. Dennis Berry is on the left.
Don Norris was CJSD Employee of the Quarter. 
Mesa County Health Department health inspectors Regina Clark, left, and Heather Nara work on site reviews Thursday morning. 
From left, Bryan Newman, Commissioner John Justman, Commissioner Rose Pugliese, Brenda Bachmeier and Commissioner Scott McInnis. The Commissioners on Monday proclaimed April 16 National Health Care Decisions Day. Newman and Bachmeier accepted the proclamation.
Bryan Newman and Brenda Bachmeier accept the National Health Care Decisions Day proclamation at the Commissioner's hearing on Monday.
Mesa County Commissioners Rose Pugliese and John Justman at their administrative hearing Monday morning. 
From left, Commissioner Rose Pugliese, Doug Sorter, Patty Hoffman, Commissioner John Justman and Commissioner Scott McInnis. The Commissioners on Monday proclaimed April Autism Awareness Month.
Doug Sorter of STRIVE, left, and Patty Hoffman accept the Autism Awareness Month proclamation from the Commissioners Monday. 
Mesa County Roads supervisor Rudy Bevan at the Commissioners' Monday morning hearing. 
Mesa County Workforce Center staff register job-seekers for the Manufacturing Expo. 
Congrats to Matt Furphy of the Mesa County Department of Human Services. He won the prestigious Investigator of the Year award from the Colorado Welfare Fraud Council at the state conference last week. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Community coffees give residents opportunity to talk with county officials

The Mesa County Commissioners and other county officials have planned several community coffees this spring to give residents a chance to meet with them in a relaxed environment.

Community members are invited to casually converse with Mesa County Commissioners Rose Pugliese, John Justman and Scott McInnis, as well as other county officials, at the following events:

  • Monday, April 18, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Blink Coffee Shop, 11011 Hwy. 65 in Mesa
  • Monday, April 18, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m., Kimball Creek Deli and Rancher’s Saloon, 108 Main St. in Collbran
  • Friday, April 22, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m., DeBeque Community Center, 397 Minter Ave. in DeBeque
  • Wednesday, May 11, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., Strayhorn Grill, 1369 12 ½ Road in Loma
  • Thursday, June 23, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Gateway Community Center in Gateway
 More events will be added at a later date. 

“We enjoy getting out into the communities and meeting with constituents,” Pugliese said. “This is an opportunity for us to hear from residents about what issues matter most to them.”