Friday, April 22, 2016

This week in pics, April 22

Mesa County government is a busy and varied place. Here are a few photos from the past week.
Employees at the Mesa County Department of Human Services planted pinwheels in honor of April being Child Abuse Prevention Month.
The Mesa County Landfill received 307 tons of waste from 637 residents Saturday during the annual Free Day event at the Landfill. 
Citizens on Patrol, volunteering with the Mesa County Sheriff's Office, direct traffic near 15th Street and Ute Avenue recently. 
The Mesa County Commissioners on Monday proclaimed April 23 and 24 Sharefest Weekend. More than 30 churches have joined together to serve the community this weekend. 
Mesa County's newly completed I-70 Business and F 1/2 Road project. 
A heartfelt congratulations to Andy Rubalcaba, who retired this week after 41 years serving Mesa County. He was honored at the Mesa County Commisisoners administrative hearing Monday morning. The following six pictures are from his tribute at the hearing.
From left, Commissioners Rose Pugliese and John Justman, Andy Rubalcaba and Commissioner Scott McInnis. 
Andy Rubalcaba, center, with his family and co-workers. He spent 41 years working for Mesa County. 
Roads supervisor Rudy Bevan, left, with Commissioner Scott McInnis
Emotional, Andy Rubalcaba says goodbye to Mesa County. He worked for the county for 41 years.
Pete Baier, Public Works director, exults the exiting Andy Rubalcaba and his years of service. 
Commissioner Scott McInnis, left, with fellow Commissioner Rose Pugliese, bidding a fond farewell to Andy Rubalcaba.
Barb Cutunilli, a Mesa County Animal Services kennel technician, working hard. 
Barb Cutunilli at Animal Services. 
Barb Cutunilli at Animal Services. 
On Tuesday, Teresa Nees of Mesa County Noxious Weed and Pest Management worked with BLM employees to spray a large patch of the noxious weed White Top south of Gateway. The work was part of the Dolores River Restoration Partnership. 
Another shot of the weed spraying.
Clerk and Recorder Sheila Reiner, left, with Scott Stewart, Chief Financial Officer, at a Community Coffee in Mesa earlier this week.
Commissioner John Justman, right, talks to a resident at the Mesa Community Coffee Monday. 
Commissioner Rose Pugliese
County Assessor Ken Brownlee, left, talks with County Treasurer Janice Rich.
Doug Frye of Mesa County Animal Services gives a presentation to Inside Mesa County participants Monday night.
Dennis Berry, director of Mesa County's Justice Services, talks to the Inside Mesa County class Monday evening about Criminal Justice Services.
Inside Mesa County participants had lunch and took a tour of CJSD Wednesday. Joel Bishop gave a presentation during lunch.

Mesa County Health Department hosted an Assuring Better Child Health & Development (ABCD) and Partnership for Children and Families (PCF) training for 35 home and center child care providers. ABCD Community Outreach Coordinator Ashleigh Kirk gave a presentation about social emotional development in early childhood to providers. MCHD partners with ABCD and PCF twice a year to offer these trainings.


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Pics from county community coffees April 18

Here are some pictures from the Mesa County community coffee on Monday, April 18, at Blink Coffee Shop in Mesa and at Kimball Creek Deli in Collbran.

Clerk and Recorder Sheila Reiner, left, with Scott Stewart, Chief Financial Officer

Sheila Reiner, left, and Jeff Kuhr (director of the Health Department) with Scott McInnis (not seen) and Scott Stewart. 
Commissioner John Justman, right, talks to a citizen. 
Commissioner Rose Pugliese
Assessor Ken Brownlee, left, and Treasurer Janice Rich
Another shot from Mesa
Rudy Bevan, right, with a county roads employee
At the community coffee in Collbran  (photo by Rachel Schowalter)
At the community coffee in Collbran (photo by Rachel Schowalter)

Monday, April 18, 2016

Property taxes being paid in full are due April 30

The Mesa County Treasurer's Office wants to remind taxpayers that 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.

Those planning to pay their property taxes in full should pay them by April 30 (however, because April 30 falls on a Saturday this year, citizens can pay on Monday, May 2 without a penalty).

For more information, visit treasurer.mesacounty.us. Citizens can also see how much they owe in property taxes at that website. It's easy to click on "Pay/View Property Taxes." Follow the directions from there to see taxes owing for 2015 (due in 2016).

Call the Mesa County Treasurer's Office at (970) 244-1824 with any questions.