Friday, May 6, 2016

Sheriff's Office reminds Plateau Valley about emergency preparedness

With spring runoff comes an increased focus on the West Salt Creek Landslide and the ongoing hazard it poses to downstream residents.

The Mesa County Sheriff's Office is reminding those in the area how to be prepared should an emergency arise.


This week in pics

The Mesa County Commissioners on Monday proclaimed May 1-8 as Days of Remembrance Week. From left, Commissioner John Justman, David Eisner, Commissioner Rose Pugliese and Commissioner Scott McInnis.
The Department of Human Services' Economic Assistance Division meets. 
Mesa County Noxious Weed and Pest moved offices. They relocated from the Fairgrounds to the Road and Bridge facility at 971 Coffman Road, Building B. 
Nanci Quintana of the Mesa County Health Department last week was named Colorado Emergency Preparedness and Response regional staff person of the year. Congrats, Nanci!
From left, Sheriff Matt Lewis, Commissioner Rose Pugliese, Captain Art Smith, Commissioner John Justman and Commissioner Scott McInnis. The Commissioners this morning proclaimed May 1-7, 2016, National Correctional Officers Week. 
Kellie Starritt, left, and County Attorney Patrick Coleman presented with the Department of Human Services at Inside Mesa County Monday evening. 
Scott Aker, Deputy Director of the Department of Human Services, leads a tour of  DHS and the Workforce Center for Inside Mesa County participants Wednesday. 
At the Mesa County Health Department: Nanci Quintana, far left, Travis Dorr and Andy Tyler discuss strategy for a tabletop emergency preparedness and response exercise in Montrose next week. 
DHS Executive Director Tracey Garchar, right, tells the Inside Mesa County class about the Department of Human Services Monday night.


The three photos below are from a Foster Families Foster Care appreciation dinner, hosted by the Department of Human Services. 




CNN story on Deputy Derek Geer highlights his life, his sacrifice and his life-saving gift


This must-watch CNN story on Deputy Derek Geer can be viewed here.

(Here's the actual link: http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/06/health/beyond-the-call-of-duty-geer/index.html).


Monday, May 2, 2016

Days of Remembrance Week, May 1-8, 2016

The Mesa County Commissioners today proclaimed May 1-8, 2016, Days of Remembrance Week in honor of the Holocaust during World War II.

To read the proclamation, go here

To accept the proclamation was David Eisner. 

From left, Commissioner John Justman, David Eisner, Commissioner Rose Pugliese and Commissioner Scott McInnis. 
David Eisner accepting the Days of Remembrance Week proclamation. 

National Correctional Officers Week, May 1-7, 2016

The Mesa County Commissioners this morning proclaimed May 1-7, 2016, as National Correctional Officers Week.

To read the proclamation, go here.

On hand to accept the proclamation were, among others, Sheriff Matt Lewis and Captain Art Smith.

From left, Sheriff Matt Lewis, Commissioner Rose Pugliese, Captain Art Smith, Commissioner John Justman and Commissioner Scott McInnis. The Commissioners this morning proclaimed May 1-7, 2016, National Correctional Officers Week. 
A joint Color Guard of the Mesa County Sheriff's Office and the Grand Junction Police Department presented the colors before the hearing began.