Saturday, October 29, 2016

Oct. 31 deadline to register to vote and receive a mail ballot

Voters still needing to register are being asked to do so by Oct. 31 if they would like to receive a mail ballot. If the Elections Office receives a voter registration application after the Oct. 31 deadline, the application will be processed and the voter will be informed that they will not receive a mail ballot.

Mesa County Central Services (opened 10/24)

Elections Department 
200 S. Spruce St. (West Entrance) 
Grand Junction, CO 81501


Colorado Mesa University (opens 11/4)
University Center
1100 North Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81501


Fruita Civic Center (opens 11/4)
325 E. Aspen Ave
Fruita, CO 81521


Goodwill Industries (opens 11/4)
630 24 ½ Rd
Grand Junction, CO 81505


Mesa County Fairgrounds (opened 10/24)
2785 US-50
Grand Junction, CO 81503


Clifton Community Hall (opened 10/24)
126 S 2nd St
Clifton, CO 81520


De Beque Community Center (open Election Day)
381 Minter Ave
De Beque, CO 81630

For any additional information or questions, you may contact the Elections office by email at voter.info@mesacounty.us or by phone at (970) 244-1662.

Friday, October 28, 2016

This Week in Pics

Mesa County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Cathy Abercrombie-Tate was honored as this year's Hometown Hero by the Grand Junction Lions Club for her selfless acts of kindness that benefit our community. For several years Sergeant Abercrombie-Tate has put together holiday goody bags for the elderly in assisted living facilities and the VA Medical Center’s nursing home.

Congratulations, Sergeant Cathy Abercrombie-Tate you are a real hometown hero!

Sergeant Abercrombie-Tate, left, with  Captain Smith, right, at a luncheon at Two Rivers Convention Center moments before she was surprised with the 2016 HomeTown Hero award.

Sergeant Abercrombie-Tate is presented with the Grand Junction Lions Club Hometown Hero award.

Sergeant Abercrombie-Tate, center, accepts a $1,000 check to be given to her charity of choice.

From left, Captain Art Smith, Sergeant Abercrombie-Tate and Sheriff Matt Lewis

Sergeant Abercrombie-Tate's family celebrates in recognition of her acts of kindness.  

Sheriff  Matt Lewis at the swearing in ceremony for Paul Nelson Jr. (Detentions), Collin Girardi (Detentions) and Shelby Mixon (Booking).

Deputy Tracy Fiedler serves with a smile at the Tip-A-Cop fundraiser at Red Robin!  

Deputy Barry Hernandez enjoys a meal with his family to help raise funds for the Special Olympics.

Mesa County residents have a chance to visit one-on-one with Sheriff's Office deputies at the Tip-A-Cop fundraiser.  

The Mesa County Sheriff's Office raised over $5,200 for the Special Olympics! The second highest amount raised in all of Colorado!

Mesa County Finance Department has been selected to receive the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 2015 Fiscal year by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). This Certificate is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting and represents a significant accomplishment by the Finance Department leadership and staff.

Mesa County Treasurer Janice Rich taught the Inside Mesa County class about the responsibilities of her office which include, collecting all real and personal property taxes for the county, school districts, municipalities, and special districts located in the county, and for collecting use tax for building materials purchased outside of Mesa County for use in the county. The County Treasurer is also responsible for receiving, disbursing, investing, maintaining and accounting of all monies received by Mesa County.

Commissioner John Justman speaks to the Inside Mesa County class Monday night.

Commissioner John Justman explains his duties and responsibilities to the Inside Mesa County class.

Mesa County Administrator Frank Whidden informs Inside Mesa County attendees about the workings of
their county government.

Mesa County Administrator Frank Whidden explains how the County is organized.

The Board of  Mesa County Commissioners at the first of three budget town halls at Starvin Arvin's, 3247 F Road in Clifton. 

Mesa County residents share their budget ideas and priorities.

Commissioner Scott McInnis speaks to residents at the Clifton budget town hall Wednesday night.

KREX Channel 5 News Anchor Emily Frederick interviews Commissioner Pugliese at the Clifton budget town hall regarding the 2017 budget. 

Mesa County's  SWAT team spends countless hours training, so they are prepared to handle anything during a critical situation.  This picture was taken before training.

The SWAT team trained with exposure to CS gas (tear gas). 

The SWAT team poses after the CG gas training. What these guys go through to protect us is incredible!!! 

2016 DHS/WFC Leadership Institute Candidates present their final project work to Senior Leadership Cammie Luna, Tori Bozarth, Charlene Moncada, Sierra Conlon.

2016 DHS/WFC Leadership Institute Candidates "Team 1" present their final project work to Senior Leadership. 

Halloween preparation has begun at the Mesa County Department of Human Services (DHS) and Workforce Center (WFC)!

Hogwart's is starting to shape up on the first floor of DHS

Stranger Things are happening on the second floor at DHS. 

What will this become over the weekend at the WFC?

Josh Kennedy is all about the candy in tropics at the WFC.

This week we say goodbye to the Noxious Weed and Pest Management seasonal employees, Sarah Wilson, Alan Barbee and Mel Bamford. Thank you for a great season!

Sarah Wilson poses as she sprays weeds at the Mesa County Road and Bridge campus.

Alan finishes up spraying Russian Knapweeds at the Mesa County Fairgrounds. 

Sarah Wilson sprays Russian Knapweed at the Mesa County Fairgrounds.

Alan Barbee checks the wind speed and direction before spraying herbicide.

Mel Bamford's antics get her butted off a cliff.

The Noxious Weed and Pest Management crew spot Bighorn Sheep in the Dominguez-Escalante Canyon. 

Sara Wilson gets beamed up.

Spooky picture of  Noxious Weed and Pest Management Teresa Nees and Alan Barbee disappearing...or fading into ghosts? Could this be more apropos to Halloween being just around the corner?! 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Voters should turn in their ballots to designated voting locations

To ensure their ballots are received by the Mesa County Elections office, we are encouraging voters not to give their ballots to people they don’t know and to turn their ballots into one of the official locations.
The list of designated voting locations can be found on the drop slip (pictured below) that is included in each ballot package that arrives in the mail. 
All locations will be open the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday and 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day on the corresponding days.

Voters may check the status of their ballot online by visiting govotecolorado.com, clicking on “Find my registration” and entering in the information asked for. Once the voter has been taken to their registration information page, they may scroll down to the “Mail Ballot Status” field to see if our office has received it yet.
For any additional information or to share any concerns, please email voter.info@mesacounty.us, call (970) 244-1662 or visit 200 S Spruce St, Grand Junction, CO.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Voter Service & Polling Centers open for the 2016 General Election

The first voter service and polling centers for the General Election are open starting today, October 24, 2016. The following sites provide ballot drop boxes, replacement mail ballots, voter registration services and accessible voting machines:

  • Mesa County Central Services
200 S. Spruce St. (West Entrance)
Grand Junction, CO 81501
  • Mesa County Fairgrounds
2785 US-50
Grand Junction, CO 81503
  • Clifton Community Hall
126 S 2nd St
Clifton, CO 81520
All locations will be open the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday and 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day on the corresponding days.
Three additional sites will open on Friday, November 4, followed by an Election Day site in DeBeque, to provide the same services listed above.

For additional information or to share concerns, please call (970) 244-1662 or visit Elections at 200 S Spruce St, Grand Junction, CO.