Friday, September 9, 2016

This Week in Pics

Here are some pictures from around your Mesa County government this week. 

The Clifton Lions Club hosted a flagpole dedication (next to the Sheriff's Office substation) at Long Family Memorial Park in honor of Deputy Derek Geer. You can watch the full dedication ceremony at

Flagpole dedication honoring Deputy Geer at Long Family Memorial Park
Lt. Laurie Galvin, Capt. Don Hendricks, and members of the Lion's Club

Flags flying high in remembrance of fallen Mesa County Deputy Derek Geer
Plaque at Long's Park in honor of Deputy Geer

Groundbreaking at Colorado Mesa University for new engineering building and future home of Math and Science Center

Inside Mesa County resumed on Tuesday evening with a presentation from
Jeff Kuhr, Mesa County Health Department Director

Jeff Kuhr explains to the Inside Mesa County class how the Health Department is
 "Working Together for a Healthy Community"

Join the Mesa County Sheriff's Office next Thursday at the Downtown Farmer's Market for the
Men in Heels Race to raise money for Hilltop's Latimer House. Donate at

Sherman, resident guard dog, at MCAS, helps foster babies that come into the shelter

Don't forget to visit the Mesa County Fairgrounds this weekend and check out Jurassic Quest
Friday 9/9 from 3pm-8pm
Saturday 9/10 from 9am-8pm
Sunday 9/11 from 9am-7pm

Jurassic Quest is the LARGEST dinosaur event in North America. The exhibit features 80 animatronic, life-size dinosaurs and walks you through the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods.
Iain Cooley and Teresa Nees of Mesa County Noxious weed management find a jumbo purple loosestrife at a
big swamp on I & 25 Road.
Melissa Bamford fighting through cattails to find purple loosestrife.

Yellow Starthistle (centaurea solstitialis), a noxious weed.

A praying mantis finds lunch

Join Mesa County on a Noxious Weed Hunt!

We are looking for volunteers from the public and other agencies to scout a couple of hundred acres of rolling, open rangeland above Mesa for the List A noxious weed, Yellow Starthistle (info) on Monday, Sept. 12.

Participants will receive a mini noxious weed lesson and informational booklets courtesy of the Tamarisk Coalition through the Pulling 4 Colorado grant.

To carpool/caravan, please meet at the Tri-River Extension Office, 2775 Hwy 50, Grand Junction (West end of the big fairgrounds parking lot) at 7:30 a.m. (Or drive yourself up for a half day, then spend the afternoon crashing--err--biking down Powderhorn's new mtb trails!)

Mesa County workers will be on site until approximately 2 p.m. Volunteers may leave at lunch or stay all day.

Please bring water, snacks, lunch, work gloves, and hiking shoes. Some shovels, sunscreen, and bug spray will be available for use.

The Yellow Starthistle location is at Coon Creek Estates - (Approximately 5 miles South of Mesa on Hwy 65, turn East on Coon Creek Rd under the Coon Creek Estates sign, just past 7718 Hwy 65).

For more information and to RSVP (not necessary, just helps us with an advanced headcount) please Contact Teresa Nees at 255-7121 or email

Please share this information and we hope to see you there!