Friday, August 24, 2018

This Week in Pics


Mesa County Commissioner John Justman receives instructions on how to board and deplane the helicopter before flying over the Bull Draw Fire on the Uncompahgre Plateau. For more information on the status of the fire, visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6059/.

Commissioner Justman, right, Mesa County Emergency Services Director Andy Martsolf, second from right, and Bull Draw Fire Incident Commander Brian Pisarek receive a pre-flight briefing before a reconnaissance flight.

From left to right: Emergency Services Director Andy Martsolf, Commissioner Justman and Bull Draw Fire Operations Section Chief Hans Smith get ready for take-off to conduct a reconnaissance flight on the Bull Draw Fire.

The Board of Mesa County Commissioners commemorated Vietnam Veterans Monday morning with a proclamation recognizing the service and dedication of veterans of the Vietnam War. From the left, Mesa County Veterans Services Officer Brian Oney, Vietnam Veteran Lou Brackett, Commissioner John Justman, Vietnam Veteran Ron Barstad, Commissioner Rose Pugliese, Vietnam Veteran Wayne Telford and Commissioner Scott McInnis. More information about this event can be found here.

Recently, Veterans line up with flags to welcome pinning ceremony attendees to the Mesa County Fairgrounds.

Veterans, including Mesa County Sheriff's Office Deputy Anthony Lee (second from right), line up with flags to welcome pinning ceremony attendees to the Mesa County Fairgrounds.

The Board of Mesa County Commissioners attends the Vietnam Veterans Pinning Ceremony on Monday afternoon.

The Board of Mesa County Commissioners, in conjunction with Mesa County Veterans Services, honored Mesa County Vietnam Veterans and their families at a recognition ceremony Monday afternoon at the Mesa County Fairgrounds. The Commemoration provides Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pins at formal public presentations to living U.S. military veterans, who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during the Vietnam War, as a lasting memento of our nation's gratitude.

Vietnam Veterans from Mesa County are given a lapel pin and a proclamation from the Board of Mesa County Commissioners and Mesa County Veterans Services.

Mesa County Commissioners honor Mesa County Vietnam Veterans and their families at a recognition ceremony Monday afternoon at the Mesa County Fairgrounds.
Mesa County Commissioner John Justman (right) and Mesa County Veterans Services Officer Brian Oney.
Commissioner Scott McInnis stands alongside the Telfords, a Gold Star family who were recently honored at Base Camp 40's Warriors In The Wild Pickin’ on the Pinyon event, in Glade Park.

Commissioner Scott McInnis is honored to stand by two Medal of Honor recipients Robert Patterson (left) and Gary Littrell (right). Sgt. Robert Martin Patterson of Raleigh, N.C., moved forward to destroy bunkers pinning down the leading squad and continually exposed himself to enemy fire to defeat five enemy bunkers. Sgt. 1st Class Gary Lee Littrell of Henderson, Ky., repeatedly put himself in danger to direct air support, distribute ammunition, care for wounded and encourage friendly forces. Global War on Terror (GWOT) Wall of Remembrance is a traveling memorial aiming to bring healing to those that have been affected by America's longest war. GWOT Wall of Remembrance was at Base Camp 40, on Glade Park, making its first-ever appearance in Colorado. It’s a reminder of those who have given so much for our freedom.
Mesa County Elections Operations Manager Patti Inscho moves on to explore semi-retirement. The Clerk's Office wishes her the very best! 

At a conference for Colorado Clerks, a report shows on the state level the Democrats turned out to vote heavier than Republicans in the most recent Primary. 

Shay Starr, an environmental specialist, loads household hazardous waste into a container that will be shipped to properly dispose of the material. 

Hazardous materials that are being shipped out of Mesa County include old gasoline, paint thinner, oil-based paints, peroxides, calcium carbide, caustic cleaners, acids, toilet bowl cleaners, herbicides, insecticides and pesticides.
Mesa County Commissioners, Garfield County Commissioners, respective county attorneys and Department of Interior (DOI) officials from the Rocky Mountain Region discuss the Anvil Points distribution and Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) payments during a phone conference Thursday morning. 

Commissioner John Justman expresses the importance of PILT funding in Mesa County to DIO officials via phone conference.

DOI officials answer a number of questions from Mesa and Garfield counties regarding PILT funds.

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