Friday, May 25, 2018

This Week in Pics

On Monday, May 21, 2018, the Board of Mesa County Commissioners declared May 20-26, 2018, as Emergency Medical Services Week in Mesa County. The EMS team consists of emergency medical technicians, paramedics, firefighters emergency physicians, emergency nurses,  administrators, dispatchers, and others. From left, Mesa County EMS Coordinator Chris Rowland, Commissioner John Justman, Fire Chief Ken Watkins, and Commissioner Scott McInnis.

City of Grand Junction Fire Chief Ken Watkins talks to the Mesa County Commissioners and hearing attendees about the importance of emergency medical services providers and the vital role they play in our community's well-being.

Keith Fife began his career with the Mesa County Planning Department on May 15, 1989, as a planner, and throughout his career with Mesa County, Keith continued to advance while demonstrating leadership and perseverance. He served with integrity and distinction as Natural Resources Liaison, through May 22, 2018. Congratulations on your retirement, Keith! From left, Commissioner John Justman, Mesa County Natural Resources Liaison Keith Fife, and Commissioner Scott McInnis.

Keith's family and colleagues came to public hearing on Monday to thank him for his service and support him in his future endeavors.

Half of the Public Hearing Room was full of Keith's supporters on Monday morning.

On Tuesday, Mesa County Solid Waste Director Barrett Jensen talked to students from Wingate Elementary School during the final tour of the Solid Waste Campus for the school year.
Employees from the Planning and Building Departments threw Natural Resource Liaison Keith Fife a going away party on his final day at Mesa County after 29 years.

During his 29-year tenure, Keith Fife has served the community with dedication and an unwavering commitment to maintain an efficient and minimally intrusive regulatory environment for Mesa County. Congratulations on your retirement, Keith! Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication over the years.

Happy Trails Keith! He's never looked happier! 
Animal Services Officer Kevin Bozarth preps the outside kennels for the dogs at the shelter.

Sun protection is important for dogs too!

Animal Services Officer Tracy Roice brushes a 3-month old kitten that came into the shelter as a stray.

Jason Talley, Criminal Justice Services Department (CJSD) Clinical Director, gives a presentation to Inside Mesa County Class participants on Thursday before the tour of their remodeled facility.

CJSD Shift Supervisor Eli Stemrich gives Inside Mesa County Class participants a tour of the remodeled facilities at CJSD. 

Willie Wilkins and Alan Barbee with Noxious Weed & Pest Management calibrate new backpack sprayers before heading out in the field to spray the non-native invasive plants that are designated as noxious weeds.

DHS Case Managers Michael Blevins and Amanda Pennington welcome guests to the 3rd Annual Celebration of Excellence, which recognizes youth in the foster care system who have graduated in the past month.

Family and friends filled the room to support youth in the foster care system at the Celebration of Excellence.

DHS Case Manager Aly Austin and colleagues celebrate the graduates at the Celebration of Excellence.
Public Health Research and Data Analyst Shane Chatfield presented to Primary Care Partners on all things data.

Health Promotion Specialists Troy Ward and Katie Smith take part in creating their own stress ball for the Mindful May activity.

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