Friday, January 19, 2018

This Week in Pics

Members of the Mesa County Sheriff's Office participated in events throughout the Grand Valley in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Mesa County Sheriff's Deputy Janielle Westermire speaks about her late father Harry Butler and his contributions to the community at an event hosted at Colorado Mesa University on Monday night. 

Mesa County Sheriff Matt Lewis reads a passage and shares a message of unity, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Mesa County Elections Technician Karen Reiher attends a session regarding voter confidence and election security, with the help of some cough drops! She’s a trooper!

Elections Technician Karen Reiher, Customer Service Specialist Amanda Golightly, Training Specialist Melissa Herek,  Clerk and Recorder Sheila Reiner, and Clerk and Recorder Division Director Jackie Campbell attend the 2018 Clerks Conference in Colorado Springs.

On Tuesday morning, Mesa County Commissioners called to order the first Land Use hearing of the year. See what they voted on at

Mesa County Commissioner John Justman participates in a legislative conference call with Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado (AGNC). There have been 172 bills and resolutions introduced so far in the first week of the legislative session. 

Mesa County Commissioner Rose Pugliese attends the Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce's Governmental Affairs Committee Tuesday morning to discuss legislation with Senator Ray Scott and Representatives Dan Thurlow and Yeulin Willet via video conference before the legislators start their day at the Colorado State Capitol.

Fan of The Grand Tour? Here are some behind-the-scenes photos from when a  Mesa County deputy pulled over Jeremy Clarkson. The deputy is a fan of the show and volunteered his time to participate in the filming. The Sheriff's Office was proud to be able to help showcase how beautiful Mesa County is to the show's international audience!  The Sheriff's Office was happy to help them continue on their Grand Tour of Colorado..... at a safe speed of course. The episode is available now on Amazon Prime!

Jeremy Clarkson reading from his passport for a scene on the show, The Grand Tour.

Jeremy Clarkson posing with members of the Mesa County Sheriff's Office after filming a scene for The Grand Tour.

Jeremy Clarkson and a Mesa County Sheriff deputy laughing while filming a scene for the show The Grand Tour.

Mesa County Sheriff deputy and Jeremy Clarkson filming a traffic stop for the show The Grand Tour.
Mesa County Department of Human Services's (DHS) Four Disciplines of Execution Results Summit.

Child Welfare Director Kari Daggett presents positive stats on Child Welfares' Wildly Important Goals.

No DHS gathering is complete without a little fun. 

Contestants had their fans! 
Five staff members competed in Jeopardy. From left to right: Colorado Works Case Manager Lilian Madadian, DHS Case Manager Amanda Pennington, 211 staff member Andrew Escamilla,  Eligibility Specialist Haydon Harrell, and Administrative Specialist April Puter. The Jeopardy host is Public Information Officer Angeline Roles.

Jeopardy judges keeping contestants on track. From the left to right: Economic Assistance Manager Jessica Marler, Job Coach Rory Corneilson, Eligibility Specialist Sierra Conlon, Fraud Investigator Matt Furphy, Workforce Center Supervisor Celina Kirnberger, and Social Researcher Becca Chase. 

Attendees of the Western Colorado Horticultural Society annual conference took a bus tour through Hotchkiss and Palisade to visit orchards and learn what fellow fruit growers are working on.

Fruit growers from around the region check out a new piece of equipment to help with the pruning, thinning, and harvesting processes.

The owner of Wacky Apple Orchard in Hotchkiss welcomed growers and researchers from Colorado, Utah, and other states to tour his orchard and learn about the pros and cons of the "super spindle" growing technique.

Teresa Nees with Noxious Weed and Pest Management, left, Meredith Shrader, CSU Extension Entomology Agent (back) Susan Carter, CSU Extension Horticulture Agent, and Bruce Talbott, a local fruit producer and board member for the Upper Grand Valley Pest Control District visit at the Western Colorado Horticultural Society annual conference.

A view of the West Elks from a Hotchkiss orchard.
Customer Service Specialist Amanda Golightly, right, and Training Specialist Melissa Herek, center, attend a Driver License, Record, Identification and Vehicle Enterprise Solution (DRIVES) Governance discussion.

Jackie Campbell, Divisions Director, and certified SHRM SCP gives clerks from around the state a course in Human Resources (HR).

Melissa Herek shows Jackie Campbell the training schedule for DRIVES.

Look who we found at the conference! Bernie Buescher former Secretary of State poses with the Change: Jackie Cambell, Karen Reiher, Sheila Reiner, Melissa Herek, Amanda Golightly. 

Elections Technician Karen Reiher visits with the Elections office tabulation system support liaison from Dominion Voting Systems, Bill Mast. 

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