Friday, June 3, 2016

County Road Work - Week of June 6th

Paving

Mill 35.00 Rd at RRX and at F.00 Rd intersection
35 Rd Hwy 6 N to G.00 Rd
6/8 32.50 Rd – D.00 Rd to D.50 Rd

Manhole Adjustments
31.50 Rd E.50 Rd to F.75 Rd
F.75 Rd 31.00 Rd to 31.50 Rd
Subdivisions: Orchard Run, Irish Walk, Arrowhead Subdivisions.

Patching around concrete replacement
32 1/8 Rd D.50 Rd to D.75 Rd
32.50 Rd D.00 Rd to D.50 Rd

Chip & Seal in City of Fruita
Aspen Ave Circle to Peach
Recreation Center Off of Coulson
6/9 LSW Ball Field Ball park North of K on 18 Rd

This week in pics

Mesa County Health Department said goodbye to Rene' Landry this week. She retired on June 1 after 24 years of service. From left, Jeff Kuhr, Rene' Landry, Diana Williams, Pat Steinkirchner and Kristy Emerson. 
The weed is gone!
Congratulations to the Mesa County Animal Services team! They recently won an award from the LINK task force for their help with caring for animals who are affected by domestic violence. Pictured here are Doug Frye, Lisa Armour, Tracy Davidovich, Tena Demers, Kelly Grundy, Ron Markley, Kevin Bozarth, Joe Cruz and Barb Cutunilli. Not pictured are Kate Scales and Connie Patterson.
A photo from a recent tour of Mesa County that Commissioner Rose Pugliese took with County Roads Supervisor Rudy Bevan. 
This photo and the one below show views from the Colorado National Monument west entrance. Both photos were taken by Commissioner John Justman. 
Another photo by John Justman of the place we live.

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The photos below are from a press conference at CMU Thursday afternoon. All three Commissioners and CMU President Tim Foster spoke about a scholarship CMU will offer to Mesa County students who live on campus. 
Commissioner Rose Pugliese speaks. With her are, from left, Commissioners Scott McInnis and John Justman, and far right, CMU President Tim Foster.
This recent Grand Junction High School graduate is a recipient of the scholarship. She will attend CMU in the fall. 
Commissioner Scott McInnis speaks. 

Commissioner John Justman speaks. 

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Mesa County designates CMU as recipient of grant that will provide student scholarships

Commissioner Rose Pugliese, center, talks at a press conference at CMU Thursday. With her are, from left, Commissioners Scott McInnis and John Justman and, far right, CMU President Tim Foster.
Commissioner John Justman speaks at a press conference at CMU Thursday. 
Commissioner Scott McInnis speaks at a press conference at CMU Thursday.
Mesa County has designated Colorado Mesa University as the recipient of a $145,062 grant from the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative. The two-year grant will assist Mesa County residents planning to enroll and live on campus at Colorado Mesa University.

The Mesa County Housing Scholarship Program — funded through the COSI grant with matching funds from the CMU Foundation — will award more than $290,000 to baccalaureate-seeking, full-time students.

“Students who live on campus are more likely to continue and to graduate,” said Tim Foster, CMU president. “Thanks to the COSI scholarship and Mesa County commissioners, nearly 200 students will have better access to student services and a higher rate of graduation.”

Said Commissioner Rose Pugliese: “Mesa County invests heavily in workforce development and economic development each year. This partnership is yet another example of how we work together with our community to provide the necessary job training and skills for our future workforce in Mesa County.”

To qualify for the scholarship, students must be residents of Mesa County and have a high school or CMU grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The scholarship is valued at $1,500 per academic year, dispersed in two increments of $750 each semester. 

Students from Mesa County who are interested in the scholarship should contact the Residence Life Office at 970.248.1536.

This recent Grand Junction High School graduate is a recipient of the scholarship. She will attend CMU in the fall.