Friday, November 4, 2016

This Week in Pics

Health Promotion Specialist Emily Robertson passes out candy during a Trick or Treat Street event open to clients and family members at the Community Service Building on Monday.
Election Judges perform ballot adjudication. Judges assist voters at the voting sites during Early Voting and on Election Day, and they help the Elections Office with data entry, transport, scanning, receiving and counting the ballots.

Trunk-or-treat Monday! Mesa County Sheriff's Office Deputy Troy Rolbecki hands out candy from a spooky patrol car! 

Mesa County Sheriff's Office Deputy Troy Rolbecki hands out candy.
The Mesa County Employees Association (MCEA) 11th Annual Craft Show and Sale had over hosted 17 vendors! Excellent work putting this event together, MCEA!

Fall 2016 Inside Mesa County class participants join the Board of County Commissioners at a breakfast meet-and-greet. 

Commissioner McInnis talks to Inside Mesa County class members. 

The Fall 2016 Inside Mesa County class chats before their graduation.

Commissioners thank the Inside Mesa County class for spending the last 12 weeks learning about the function and responsibilities of county government. 

Commissioner Justman speaks to a member of the Inside Mesa County class. 

Fall 2016 inside Mesa County classmates.

Fall 2016 Inside Mesa County class participants at a meet-and-greet with the Board of County Commissioners. 

Commissioner Pugliese asks for feedback on how we can better inform residents how the county operates.

 Fall 2016 Inside Mesa County graduates and the Board of Mesa County Commissioners. Congratulations, Inside Mesa County graduates! 

Top photo, Maintenance District Manager Keith Hatch, from the Collbran Road and Bridge Division, left, cuts down a tamarisk along the right-of-way on 64 6/10 Rd while Crew Manager Mike Grundy, right, hauls the branches to the truck.
Teresa Nees of Noxious Weed and Pest Management treats the freshly cut stump by painting on some herbicide with blue dye in it. Hopefully, by treating one tree now, it will prevent hundreds of trees from growing in the coming years.
Commissioners talk to constituents about the proposed 2017 budget. 

Commissioner Pugliese presents updates to the proposed 2017 budget at the downtown-town-hall at the Old Courthouse, 544 Rood Ave.  

Commissioner McInnis speaks about the budget priorities at the budget town hall.

Mesa County resident, Joe Higgins, expresses his concerns and ideas regarding the county's budget at one of the proposed 2017 budget town hall meetings. 

Dispose of your organic materials properly; it's better for our environment.

Did you know that when organic materials go into the landfill, they create methane gas as they decompose

Methane gas is dangerous for our ozone layer. A better option is to take your leaves, grass clippings, tree trimmings, manure, jack-o-lanterns and Christmas trees to the Mesa County Organic Materials Composting Facility, 3071 Hwy 50.

The facility is open year round Tuesday- Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information call (970) 263-9319 or stop by 3071 Hwy 50 (just north of the Mesa County Landfill) or visit

National Register of Historic Places lists the U.S. Department of Energy Grand Junction Office

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Grand Junction Office (GJO), 2591 Legacy Way, is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Colorado State Register of Historic Properties is a listing of the state’s significant cultural resources worthy of preservation for the future education and enjoyment of Colorado’s residents and visitors.  Properties listed on the Colorado State Register include individual buildings, structures, objects, districts and historical and archaeological sites.  

The Grand Junction site is listed in recognition of its significant, historical roles in the Manhattan Project and the Cold War.

The official designation took place on July 26, 2016; the listing does not result in any restrictions or protections at the local level, it is an official action recognizing the importance of the DOE site not only to Mesa County but the entire nation. 

For more information on site description and history, click here 

The National Register of Historic Places also includes the following Mesa County sites: the Colorado National Monument Visitor Center Complex, the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Depot, and the Grand Valley Diversion Dam.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Citizens recognized for furthering their county government knowledge

This fall's Inside Mesa County class participants were recognized today for their dedication in completing the 11-week course that helped them acquire a deeper knowledge of their Mesa County government.

Classes included interactive presentations from elected officials and county departments as well as tours of several Mesa County facilities.

Participants were awarded a Certificate of Recognition during the Board of County Commissioners public hearing for their dedication and willingness to further their awareness of the function and responsibilities of county government.

Those accepting Certificates of Completion were: Kathleen Santy, Audriana Osgood, Tom Burrows, Kent R. Carson, Rebecca Chase, Rene Romero, Sara Tourney, James Grant, Mike Agee, Mary Sornsin, Susan G. Joffrion, Marjorie Allen, Doug Ady, Jennifer Richardson.

Congratulations, Fall 2016 Inside Mesa County graduates!

Fall 2016 Inside Mesa County graduates and the Board of Mesa County Commissioners.

The next Inside Mesa County class will be held in spring 2017. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter(@MesaCountyNews) for more information as the date gets closer.

If you are interested, please submit your application as soon as possible for consideration in our next class. Register online at