Friday, June 30, 2017

This Week in Pics


Mesa County staff and Elected Officials participated in Bike to Work Day June 28, 2017.

Commissioner Rose Pugliese alongside her husband, rode their bikes several miles to work on Bike to Work Day.

Mesa County Treasurer Janice Rich and husband, Planning Director Linda Dannenberger, and Surveyor Patrick Green with his spouse rode into work Wednesday morning. 

Development Services Manager Dan Caris and his wife, rode their bikes to work on Wednesday.

Planner Daniel Sundstrom enjoying breakfast and conversation with Keith Fife, Mesa County Natural Resource Liaison. 

Mesa County volunteers set up and handed out breakfast for hungry riders. Thank you!

Several Mesa County employees rode in together from the Department of Human Services Campus.

Steve Medina from the Facilities Department rode alongside his daughter. 

Federico Vargas, Facilities Supervisor, rode to work with his son.


County Administrator Frank Whidden, and Administrative Assistants Rene Romero and Kristen Cole participated in Bike to Work Day.

Chris Trujillo, left, and Beto Galvan right, enjoying a break after riding to work. 

Wednesday evening, the Inside Mesa County (IMC) class heard presentations from the District Attorney
and the Sheriff's Office.

Captain Don Hendricks gives the class an overview of the Support Services Division of the Sheriff's Office 

Captain Art Smith briefs the class on the Detentions Division which covers the daily operations of the Mesa County Detentions Facility. 

District Attorney Dan Rubenstein gave a presentation on his office's mission to pursue justice, protect victims and prevent crime in Mesa County. 

Captain Todd Rowell talked to the IMC class about the Law Operations Division and their primary duties for the citizens of Mesa County. 
Have a happy and safe 4th of July! 

Monday, June 26, 2017

County Offices Closed on the Fourth of July


Many Mesa County offices will be closed Tuesday, July 4 in honor of Independence Day.

This closure includes:
Administration, Assessor, County Commissioners, County Attorney, Financial Services, Human Resources, IT, Surveyor, Treasurer (544 Rood Ave.)
Clerk & Recorder: Motor Vehicle, Recording, Elections, Clerk to the Board (200 S. Spruce St.)
Composting Facility, Hazardous Waste, Solid Waste Administration (3071 U.S. Hwy. 50)
District Attorney's Office (125 N. Spruce St.)
Facilities and Fairgrounds (2785 U.S. Hwy. 50)
Grand Valley Transit fixed and paratransit services (525 S. 6th St.)
Department of Human Services & Public Health (510 29 1/2 Road)
Public Works, Building, and Planning (971 Coffman Road & 200 S. Spruce St.)
Regional Transportation Planning Office (525 S. Sixth St.)
Sheriff’s Office: Records and Civil Divisions (215 Rice St.)
Solid Waste Management Campus (3071 U.S. Hwy. 50)
Tri River CSU Extension (2775 U.S. Hwy. 50)
Workforce Center (512 29 1/2 Road)

Alternate Hours:
Animal Services (971A Coffman Road) will be open from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

This closure does NOT include:
Coroner's Office
Criminal Justice Services (all locations)
Sheriff's Office - jail, patrol, emergency services (215 Rice St.)

Innovative Textiles approved for tax rebate


The Mesa County Commissioners approved Innovative Textiles Inc., a local leading manufacturing company that makes high-strength, low-diameter fishing lines, for the Business Personal Property Tax (BPPT) incentive program, which is designed to spur economic growth by creating a tax-friendly environment for new and existing businesses that qualify under state law.

The locally-based manufacturing company employs over 200 employees, and has recently invested over $3.4 million in new equipment within their business and added four new hires as a result of the expansion.

The provisions of C.R.S. 30-11-123 authorizes counties to reimburse a company up to 100 percent of the county's share of BPPT revenue on newly-acquired equipment (not replacement) for up to a decade.

The Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce processed the expanding business’ applications to ensure Innovative Textiles met the requirements outlined by C.R.S. 39-30-105(7)(c)(III)(A) before recommending that the Board of Mesa County Commissioners approve the tax incentive payments agreements.

The tax incentive program is a means to stimulate investment and economic development in Mesa County without affecting the current tax base.