Friday, June 24, 2016

This Week in Pics

The Commissioners, other Elected Officials, and key Mesa County employees, at the Gateway Community Center on Thursday evening.  This event allowed for the community to converse with and ask questions of Mesa County officials.

The Mesa County Employee Association's (MCEA) raffle for a Father's Day Basket 
was awarded to Brandy Mow, Clerk & Recorder's Office.

Mesa County employees Todd Hollenbeck, Dan Caris, and Eric Brown, along with Mesa County employee spouse, Joe Gudorf,  participated in the St. Baldrick's hair shaving event 
held Wednesday morning on the Mesa County courthouse lawn.

Noxious weed management is conducting site visits to look for and map Dalmatian Toadflax on properties near Molina.  This noxious weed looks like a snapdragon 
but can completely control a pasture or field.

Teresa Nees and the noxious weed management crew dug up some diffuse knapweed near DeBeque.

The crew met with Shannon Hatch (Tamarisk Coalition) to check on the health of tamarisk previously treated along Monument Road.  This tamarisk is not looking too happy.

Commissioners presented the following Proclamations at Monday's Hearing
St. Baldrick's Day Proclamation:  Commissioner John Justman, Jim Hamlin,
Commissioner Rose Pugliese, Robyn Carmine, and Commissioner Scott McInnis
Adult Protection Awareness Month Proclamation:
(Back) Grant Jackson, Andrew Pittman, Doug Corbett, Commissioner Justman
(Front) Commissioner Pugliese, Deb Nelson, Ayrn Johnson, Kirsten Barnard, Shannon Hardy,
and Commissioner McInnis

County officials talk to constituents at Gateway community coffee

The Commissioners, accompanied by Janice Rich (Treasurer), Patrick Coleman (County Attorney), Scott Stewart (Chief Financial Officer), Rudy Bevan (Road and Bridge Supervisor) and Frank Whidden (County Administrator) attended an evening event with constituents in Gateway yesterday evening (June 23, 2016).  The event was well attended with some 20 to 30 constituents in attendance.  

Commissioner Justman led the discussion since Gateway is in his district, District 1.  Topics ranged from improving the rear of the community building space outside to allow for additional parking, to television translator service, to increasing recreational opportunities as an economic development strategy.  There were differing opinions regarding economic development and how it might best be achieved or even if increasing development in the Gateway area is a good idea at all.  Commissioner McInnis pointed out that this is a balance that the Board continually works hard to achieve.  Commissioner Pugliese asked if anyone could point out something that the Board is not doing or might improve with regards to economic development but no suggestions were forthcoming.

It was really great to see citizens who are involved and engaged in community affairs.  Attendees had a great conversation with the Commissioners and staff took many notes about ideas to work on for the Gateway community.  And the cookies were great!!! Pictures from the event are below:


 Beautiful Gateway Colorado

 Commissioner Scott McInnis and County Attorney Patrick Coleman 
 Commissioners Rose Pugliese and John Justman
 The event was well attended

 Commissioner Pugliese and Treasurer Janice Rich

 All 3 County Commissioner's involved in a discussion with the community of Gateway

 Mesa County elected officials and road supervisor Rudy Bevan answering questions
 Mesa County Chief Financial Officer and County Attorney Patrick Coleman in attendance

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Mesa County Bike to Work Day

June is Bike Month in Mesa County!!

June 22nd marks "Bike to Work Day" in Mesa County! Over 100 Mesa County employees participated in this morning's ride to City Hall on Rood Avenue. Many made the ride from as far as Palisade and Fruita to enjoy breakfast together and celebrate alternate transportation. Thank you to all who participated in keeping Mesa County healthy by getting out and riding your bike to work! 

 Patrick Green (MC Surveyor) and Sheila Reiner (MC Clerk and Recorder)

 Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Sheila Reiner rode her bike to work today!

County Administrator Frank Whidden and Commissioner Rose Pugliese each 
rode over 5 miles to work!
Also in picture is John Pugliese, Rose's husband. 

 Just a fraction of the Mesa County employees who rode in from the Health Department together

 Todd Hollenbeck (RTP Manager) and Pete Baier (Director of Public Works)

 Rose and John Pugliese with Health Department Director Jeff Kuhr 
County Administrator Frank Whidden in the background

Group photo of all the Mesa County participants

Sheriff Matt Lewis supporting Mesa County 

Monday, June 20, 2016

Today at Public Hearing

This morning at Public Hearing, Commissioners gave their weekly reports on their attendance at meetings, speaking engagements, hearings, and community events.

Commissioners proclaim  Saturday, June 25th as St. Baldrick's Day 
and celebrate with Jim Hamlin and Robyn Carmine

June, 2016 proclaimed Adult Protection Awareness Month by the Mesa County Commissioners
(Back) Grant Jackson, Andrew Pittman, Doug Corbett, Commissioner Justman
(Front) Commissioner Pugliese, Deb Nelson, Ayrn Johnson, Kirsten Barnard, Shannon Hardy,
and Commissioner McInnis