Friday, May 27, 2016

This week in pics

Mesa County Elections on May 23 held a public Logic & Accuracy Test for the upcoming Primary Election. Representatives from the Democratic and Republican Parties came to participate. 

Front row, from left: Amanda Polson, Patti Inscho and Bobbie Gross show David Arent from the Democratic party and Michael Kansgen from the Republican party the process for adjudicating ballots after they have been kicked aside for approval or denial.
Clerk and Recorder Sheila Reiner talks with a reporter from KREX while the Logic & Accuracy Test participants go over the test deck results.
Children are enjoying their first day of summer vacation on a newly paved road! This is on White Avenue near Kimwood Park. 
New Weed & Pest summer employees calibrate the backpacks and spraying equipment. From left, Katie Ash, Sarah Wilson and Alan Barbee.
Katie Ash spraying for weeds at the Coffman Road Road and Bridge facility.
Work being done by county Road and Bridge Crews on Hwy. 330. 
Staff from Mesa County Health Department conducted a drill to practice filling orders from the Colorado Medical Cache-Western Slope. The drill provided a stress-free opportunity to improve processes that may be put into action during a public health emergency. Emergency Preparedness & Response Specialist Andy Tyler, right, looks over the inventory lists, as EPR Specialist Travis Dorr, left, marks things off of his own list.
From left, Mesa County Health Department Data Analyst Shane Chatfield, Emergency Preparedness and Response Specialist Travis Dorr and EPR Manager Greg Rajnowski fill orders for different agencies during the drill.
Commissioners John Justman, Rose Pugliese and Scott McInnis on Monday proclaimed Paint the Town Purple Days, which recognizes the fight against cancer.
​A local Barbershop Quartet serenades the Workforce Center Staff after Jill Calvert's going-away party. 
​After 23 years with Mesa County, Jill Calvert, DHS Child Welfare Director, moves on to a director's position in Broomfield, Colo. Pictured are Jill Calvert, left, and Kari Daggett. 
​Lisa McCormick, Department of Human Services' Core Therapy, is recognized by her peers from the Child Welfare Facilitators Team as "A Shining Star" for her great work with families. 

Thursday, May 26, 2016

County road paving in early June

  • June 1 - X 1/2 Road, north of De Beque 
  • June 2 and 3 - 31 1/2 Road from E 1/2 Road to F Road 
  • June 4 - 32 1/2 Road from D Road to D 3/4 Road 

Week of June 6 

  • Finish 32 1/2 Road​ from D Road to D 3/4 Road 
  • Mill 35 Road at RRX and at F Road intersection. 
  • Manhole adjustments in 31 1/2 Road, F 3/4 Road, Iris Walk, Orchard Run Subdivisions. 

Chip Seal begins June 6. A list of roads will follow next week.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Mesa County contributes to economic development

Change party affiliation by May 31 to vote in primary

Registered voters have until May 31 to change their affiliation from one political party to another to participate in the primary election this June. The deadline applies to those who are currently affiliated with a party and would like to switch to another party to receive a corresponding ballot. Affiliation changes can be done at the Mesa County Elections office, 200 S. Spruce St., or online at

Voters who are not affiliated with a party but would like to affiliate and vote in the primary have until Election Day, June 28. Unaffiliated voters can also change their affiliation at one of the Voter Service and Polling Centers during the times listed below.

  • Mesa County Central Services - Elections Department, 200 S. Spruce St. (West Entrance), Grand Junction, CO 81501
  • Goodwill - 630 24 ½ Road, Grand Junction, CO 81505
  • Clifton Motor Vehicle- 126 2nd St., Clifton, CO 81520
    • All locations are open Monday-Friday, June 20–27, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, June 25, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Tuesday, June 28, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
For additional information or questions, email or call (970) 244-1662.