Friday, August 3, 2018

This Week in Pics

Construction on 31 Road near the entrance of the Mesa County Landfill starts Friday, Aug. 3. Expect traffic delays. All vehicles accessing the Mesa County Solid Waste Campus, Animal Services, and Fleet, will be rerouted to Hookless Boulevard. View more information at https://bit.ly/2OAcm0o.
The Mesa County Landfill will experience traffic delays due to a 90-day road reconstruction project on 31 Road. Residents should anticipate longer wait times during construction and are encouraged to limit the number of trips they take to the landfill during the duration of the project. 
Improvements to 31 Road will include intersection reconstruction by increasing the length of the road’s vertical curve. The project will also add a right-turn lane, traffic islands with guardrails, and fence relocation, which will aid in visibility and sight distances for traffic traveling over the hill into the entrance of the Mesa County Composting Facility.
Mesa County Commissioner Scott McInnis will lead a press conference Thursday, Aug. 9 at 11 a.m., in the old Mesa County Courthouse, 544 Rood Ave., public hearing room on the second floor, to announce the unified front of the 5-2-1 Drainage Authority, City of Grand Junction, Grand Valley Drainage District, City of Fruita and the Town of Palisade to address the next steps for a solution concerning stormwater drainage issues across the Grand Valley. Read more at https://bit.ly/2vfEvBP.

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office found a neat rock outside their building. The idea is after you paint and decorate a rock you hide in plain sight for people to find then you post it on Facebook (so it's official!) and hide it again! This one is already in its next hiding spot...any guesses? Happy Hunting!  

GJ Rocks is a group of community members that spread cheer and positivity by painting rocks and placing them around the Grand Valley. The way it works is if you are out and about and find a painted rock, you can either keep the rock or re-hide it for somebody else to find.
Mesa County Sheriff''s Office Deputies, Mesa County Search and Rescue and Lower Valley Fire Protection District responded to a report of a small plane crash in the Colorado River near the Colorado, Utah border. The pilot was transported via helicopter to the hospital. Deputies took a boat upriver and helped secure the Kitfox aircraft at the crash site. The Mesa County Sheriff's Office has notified the FAA and NTSB.
A plane crashed in the Colorado River near the Colorado, Utah border Tuesday. The 59-year-old pilot was airlifted to a hospital after rafters helped bring him to rescue crews. 

The Mesa County Clerk and Recorder's Office hosted a "Dog Days of Summer" team building and appreciation potluck for staff.

Mesa County Commissioner Rose Pugliese speaks to the Associated Members for Growth and Development on the potential Mesa County ballot measure exempting state grants from TABOR.

Melissa Salter with Mesa County Public Health gathers a water sample for testing.
MCPH Health Promotion Specialist Katie Smith interviews with KREX News Channel 5 about the Fruita Youth Initiative.

Installation of a geosynthetic clay liner system continues at the Mesa County Landfill. This project is meant to allow the landfill to move to a new cell within the current landfill's footprint for the disposal of waste.

Crew members roll out and install the liner at the landfill. The liner retards migration of leachate and its toxic constituents to prevent contamination of underground water. 

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