Friday, April 27, 2018

This Week in Pics


Mesa County Commissioners proclaimed April 28-29, 2018, as Sharefest Weekend in Mesa County. The Sharefest proclamation was presented to members of the Sharefest Steering Committee. Over 30 churches from different denominations in the Grand Valley have chosen to work together to cooperatively serve our community for Sharefest Weekend. Mesa County encourages all residents to participate by finding helpful ways to serve the community on Sharefest Weekend and throughout the year.
Mesa County Commissioners declared May 2, 2018, as Grand Valley Bike to Work Day. For more information on Bike Month events, visit http://healthymesacounty.org/bike-month/.

MCPH Health Promotion Specialist Kelsey Fife and Marketing Coordinator Sara Rinaldo accept the Bike to Work Day proclamation at the Mesa County Commissioners' public hearing Monday morning.
Road and Bridge staff members brief the commissioners and members of the public on upcoming road work projects.
Commissioner Scott McInnis talks to KREX News Channel 5 regarding upcoming road projects the Mesa County Public Works Department has planned for this year.
Solid Waste Director Barrett Jensen hosted a booth at Connected Lakes Colorado River State Park to teach elementary school children about composting, as part of a science and sightseeing walk-a-thon event hosted by Orchard Mesa Elementary.

Orchard Mesa Elementary first-graders get their hands dirty learning all about the benefits of composting at Connected Lakes Colorado River State Park.

Travis Haldeman with Facilities and Parks secures the tarp on a trailer full of tamarisk cut down at Clifton Nature Park.

Students from Collbran Job Corps cut tamarisk at Clifton Nature Park in conjunction with Mesa County Noxious Weed & Pest Management as part of a volunteer day.

Students and staff members from Collbran Job Corps pose for a picture after a day of picking up trash and cutting and removing tamarisk at Clifton Nature Park.

The Clifton Nature Park Clean Up in early April was sponsored by a crew from Collbran Job Corps. Staff and students cut tamarisk then Mesa County Noxious Weed and Pest Management treated them with herbicide. The tamarisk was loaded into trailers to take to the Mesa County Landfill because it is too salty to take to the composting facility.
Staff gathered Thursday afternoon to say farewell to Jacque Berry. Jacque has accepted a director position at Department of Youth Services.

Case Manager Taryn Young shares fond memories of her time spent working with Ms. Berry.

Case Manager Miguel Navarro brings a couple of tears to colleagues with his heartfelt farewell. Good luck in all your future endeavors, Jacque!
Department of Human Services and Workforce Center staff sport cartoon t-shirts in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month. To learn more about what you can do to prevent child abuse, click here.

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