Friday, April 28, 2017

This Week in Pics

In public hearing on Monday, David Eisner, center left, of the Congregation Ohr Shalom accepts the Days of Remembrance Week proclamation from the Board of Mesa County Commissioners.The commissioners proclaimed April 23-30, 2017, as Days of Remembrance Week in honor of the Holocaust during World War II.

Commissioners proclaimed April 29-30, 2017, as ShareFest Weekend in Mesa County. The ShareFest proclamation was presented to members of the ShareFest Steering Committee. On ShareFest Weekend, over 25 churches from different denominations in the Grand Valley will work together to cooperatively serve the community.
 On Monday, Governor Hickenlooper signed HB17-1049 into law. The bill sponsored by Representative Dan Thurlow, left, and brought forth by Mesa County Assessor Ken Brownlee, center left, revises the way interest payments are made on tax abatements. Congratulations, Assessor Brownlee!

This week, Mesa County Animal Services started to move into the tent facility, which will be the new home for animals during the rehabilitation of the Animal Services building. From April 24-30, 2017, Animal Services will be unable to accept any owner released animals, unless the animal presents an imminent risk to the public due to aggressive behavior.

Chain link kennel parts were delivered to the temporary Animal Services tent facility, where animals will be housed while the repairs to the Animal Services, 971 Coffman Road, building are completed. 

Mesa County Animals Services temporary shelter facility will have a few specialized rooms: puppy room, cat room, an isolation room, and a quarantine chamber. The temporary facility will not be open to the general public, however, information on adoption and lost and found services will be available at

Mesa County Noxious Weed and Pest Management and agriculture studies students from Plateau Valley School dodged the rain and hail on Thursday and began removing a thistle infestation from the parcel they use to raise cattle.

Mesa County Noxious Weed and Pest Management and Plateau Valley School students plan to continue work together to reseed and revitalize this pasture and learn about weed management.

MCPH Health Promotion Specialist Troy Ward fits a helmet to Laila Watchman at Saturday's Bike Rodeo. 

Grand Junction Police Officer Chad Simpson directs riders through the figure eight and into the slow zone on Saturday.

MCPH Data Analyst Shane Chatfield examines a bandage applied by a coworker during CPR and First Aid Training on Wednesday at Mesa County Public Health.

MCPH Health Promotion Specialist Troy Ward practices CPR on a mannequin during CPR and First Aid Training on Wednesday.

MCPH Information & Communication Manager Katie Goddeyne practices chest compression on a mannequin Wednesday during CPR and First Aid Training.

Progress continues on Buckskin Hill Road, on 58 1/2 Road just south of Collbran. GeoStabilization International places a soil nail wall on Buckskin Hill Phase II to stabilize an area showing signs of slope failure.

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