Friday, May 4, 2018

This Week in Pics

Officers from the Grand Junction Police Department and Grand Junction Fire Department stand alongside Mesa County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) Deputy Shaver Hansen to help promote the Heroes Behind the Badge Blood Drive.

MCSO Deputy Nick Bouton saves the day! Kiddos at Long Family Memorial Park got their basketball stuck on the roof this week, and deputy Bouton sprang into action. He grabbed a very official looking basketball rescuing device (aka snow shovel) and got to work.

The fun was officially saved by Deputy Bouton.

MCSO Investigator Norcross is interviewed by 48 Hours (CBS News) regarding the Blagg Trial.

Mesa County District Attorney Dan Rubinstein was featured as the guy getting the “pie in the face” at a fundraiser for the Western Slope Center for Children. The Center promotes healing and justice for children who are victims of violence and sexual abuse.
Tilly, victim advocate canine companion, helps District Attorney Dan Rubinstein get the pie off his face at a fundraiser for the Western Slope Center for Children.

Animal Services Officer Kevin Bozarth and "Alastor." Officer Bozarth is behavior testing the playful kitten for placement.

Congressman Scott Tipton welcomes Mesa County Commissioner Rose Pugliese to the Department of the Interior Reorganization Meeting hosted by Club 20 on Wednesday afternoon.

Department of the Interior Senior Advisor Susan Combs talks to western Colorado leaders about the concept and background regarding DIO's reorganization of the Bureau of Land Management.
Mesa County Commissioner Scott McInnis gives the Rotary Club of Grand Junction an update on what is happening in Mesa County government Wednesday afternoon.

Mesa County Administrator Frank Whidden presents the State of the County to the Rotary Club. 
Clerk and Recorder Sheila Reiner attended six conference calls this week.  Three of them were for the upcoming DRIVES software upgrade, two were regarding challenges with the recent implementation of the new Motor Vehicle Queuing system, and one was about the delayed ballot certification from the Secretary of State.  They are awaiting a court decision on the state Treasurer's race as to whether or not two candidates qualify for the ballot before they can finalize their proofs! 
The Elections team practices processing unaffiliated voter packets. 

The Elections team is practicing on a test set of envelopes and the plan to process unaffiliated voter packets.

The Elections team is processing a test set of envelopes to create a plan to process unaffiliated voter packets.
Shelledy Elementary School just completed their annual Safe Routes to School education class with a bicycle rodeo. Walking and wheeling to school helps kids become independent! When they get themselves to school, they practice the rules of the road, and they learn the route between home and school. Plan your route to school using maps available at
Prizes were prepared for Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 9. School communities are celebrating by coordinating bicycle trains for neighborhoods, meeting at a central location and walking and wheeling together to school, and holding prize drawings for participants. You can also celebrate by walking or biking with your children to school. If you live too far to walk or bike the whole way, consider parking a half-mile away and walking the rest.
Many Mesa County employees rode their bikes from the Community Services Building, 510 29 1/2 Road, to the Old Courthouse at 544 Rood Ave. on Bike to Work Day.

Bicyclists arrive at the old Mesa County Courthouse to take a group picture before heading next door to Grand Junction City Hall for breakfast.
From left to right: Assessor's Office Appraiser Dave Metzger, GIS Senior Administrator Chris Kadel and Appraiser Steve Henderson pose for a picture after riding to work Wednesday morning.

Wednesday morning Planning Technician Vicki Audino biked to work.

MCPH Safecare Supervisor Brandi Ehlers biked to work with her boys.

2018 Bike to Work Day.

A little rain and a cold breeze did not stop many Mesa County employees from biking to work.

MCPH staff takes a break for a picture at the BTWD breakfast on Wednesday.

MCPH Executive Director Jeff Kuhr, left, stopped in at KREX News Channel 5 on Wednesday to interview with Jennifer Lee and Dave Allgood about Bike to Work Day.

Mesa County Public Health Early Childhood Services team members (left to right) Melissa Salter, Morgan Haynie, Audrey Osgood, Karen Melott and Heidi Belatti pause for a picture during the St. Mary's Medical Center & Monument Health Bike to Work Day Breakfast at Grand Junction City Hall on Wednesday morning.
Elections held an ice cream social on Thursday afternoon to bid farewell to Amanda Polson as she transitions to the Sheriff’s Office.

Elections staff enjoys a farewell ice cream social for Amanda Polson. Best of luck, Amanda!
Mesa County Public Works hosted an appreciation breakfast and meeting for staff. Commissioner Justman attended the event.

Overlay Coordinator Matt Nichols plates his burrito at the employee appreciation breakfast. 

Traffic Technician Tina Dugger and Engineering Technician Lori Seeley pause for a picture at breakfast Thursday morning.

Administration staff Rene Romero (left) and Linda Frasier (right) with Road Supervisor Rudy Bevan.

Road and Bridge staff listens attentively as Road Supervisor Rudy Bevan gives road project updates and thanks staff for their hard work and dedication.
Road Supervisor Rudy Bevan and Commissioner Rose Pugliese catch up at the breakfast Thursday morning.

Traffic Supervisor Brian Pobirk, left, speaks to Commissioner Justman and Fleet Mechanic Gary Greenough about the upcoming projects the traffic department has scheduled.

MCNWPM Coordinator Teresa Nees and Hazardous Materials Manager Hope Petrie.

Mesa County overlay work will start soon. Stay tuned for road work updates and road closures. 

Public Works staff hosted a going away party for Engineering Project Manage Mike Konn. Best wishes, Mike!

Monday, April 30, 2018

Update your voter registration this week

The Mesa County Elections Department will be compiling the voter list for our vendor in just a few short weeks. To ensure your registration is up-to-date, and that you receive your ballot for the upcoming June election, please visit to verify your voter registration information is up to date.

We are urging voters to pay special attention to party affiliation and to take the time to select a party preference if you know which ballot you’d like to receive. This is a Primary Election, so if you are affiliated with one of the major political parties, you will receive either a Republican or Democratic ballot. If you are unaffiliated, you will receive ballots for each of the parties if you do not select a preference in the coming weeks.

You may select your party preference online at the following link: For any additional information or questions, you may contact the Elections office by email at or by phone at (970) 244-1662.