Friday, November 2, 2018

This Week in Pics

MCPH Executive Director Jeff Kuhr (left) talked with KKCO 11 News' Jay Greene our new Blue Ribbon Award recognition program. Click here to learn more about our Blue Ribbon Award recipients who are committed to quality and safety! 

NPR Podcaster Gretchen Henderson (left) and MCPH Epidemiology Program Manager Heidi Dragoo talked about winter wellness during an interview, this week. Stay tuned later this month for the full interview!

After an almost 90-day road closure, 31 Road, leading to the Mesa County Landfill, is now open.

For about three months all vehicles accessing the Organic Materials Composting Facility and the Landfill, 3071 US Highway 50, were rerouted to Hookless Boulevard. During construction, residents were advised of longer waits and were encouraged to limit the number of trips they took to the landfill during the construction.

Mesa County Commissioner Rose Pugliese hosts a group of Junior Girl Scouts to talk to them about the importance of county government.

Junior Girl Scouts ask Commissioner Rose Pugliese about the role and responsibilities of various county offices and departments.

Commissioner Rose Pugliese talks to a group of 30 Girl Scouts about the importance of serving the community. At the end of the session, the scouts earned their Inside Government badge.

City of Grand Junction Council members and Mesa County Commissioners along with key staff participate in a Persigo Budget Workshop.

Judd Choate, Director of Elections, Secretary of State performs an audit with Tim Long (left), Elections and Recording Manager for Mesa County.

Election Judges are determining voter intent as they electronically adjudicate ballots with irregular marks. 

Here is an example of an irregular mark that Election Judges need to review and determine voter intent.


Saturday voting was so slow the Election Judges were catching lizards and naps!  

The 24-H.96 Bridge Replacement Project will include the construction of a new bridge over GVIC, related road work, irrigation modifications, and road profile improvements. Additionally, there will be a reconstruction of the intersection at 24 Road and I Road to improve the sight distance.

Who is the boss at Animal Services? Or, it's a ruff day at work. Pictured here: Animal Services Manager Doug Frye.

Donuts and cops: Administrator Wendy Likes and Sheriff Matt Lewis.
Mesa County Sheriff's Office Records Division went Hawaii 5-0 for the day. Hang loose Y'all!
This Sheriff's Office detention team spanned the spectrum of Super Heroes. They are 50% Deputy and 50% Super Hero.
Just another day on the job for this Grand Valley transit driver. Do you think he is actively collecting retirement?
Welcome to the jungle.

Did Solid Waste Management employees dress up for Halloween? Yes, they did! Top Row: Kevin Daugherty, Cheryl Reece, Nicole Worthington and Talon Yandell. Bottom Row: Genelle BelCastro and Jennifer Richardson.

A teen wolf was spotted at the Mesa County Landfill on Halloween.
The following pictures are from the Rocky Mountain Elementary School Trunk-or-Treat event on Halloween. Many Mesa County Public Health staff members decorated their trunks and handed out candy at this Community Transformation Project event.

 Rocky Mountain Elementary School Trunk-or-Treat event.

Rocky Mountain Elementary School Trunk-or-Treat event.

Rocky Mountain Elementary School Trunk-or-Treat event.

Rocky Mountain Elementary School Trunk-or-Treat event.

Rocky Mountain Elementary School Trunk-or-Treat event.

Rocky Mountain Elementary School Trunk-or-Treat event.

Rocky Mountain Elementary School Trunk-or-Treat event.

The following pictures are from the Trick-or-Treat Street event at the Community Services Building. Mesa County staff went with a super hero theme and it was a hit!

Trick-or-Treat Street event at the Community Services Building.

Trick-or-Treat Street event at the Community Services Building.

Trick-or-Treat Street event at the Community Services Building.

Trick-or-Treat Street event at the Community Services Building.

Trick-or-Treat Street event at the Community Services Building.

Trick-or-Treat Street event at the Community Services Building.

Trick-or-Treat Street event at the Community Services Building.

Trick-or-Treat Street event at the Community Services Building.

Trick-or-Treat Street event at the Community Services Building.

Trick-or-Treat Street event at the Community Services Building.

Trick-or-Treat Street event at the Community Services Building.

Trick-or-Treat Street event at the Community Services Building.

Add captionTrick-or-Treat Street event at the Community Services Building.

Trick-or-Treat Street event at the Community Services Building.

Trick-or-Treat Street event at the Community Services Building.

Trick-or-Treat Street event at the Community Services Building.

The first annual Assessor's Office Soup-Off Fundraiser was a hit! 
Shirley Shaw, with the Assessor's Office, coordinated the event and thanks everyone who participated.

The winning soup goes to Dianna Valdez (left) for her amazing Pork Posole Verde (soup #8)! Dianna donated her cash prize to accompany the entry fee earnings (total of $142) to be donated to her favorite charity: Warm Hearts~Warm Babies. Shirley Shaw holds up the prize.

31 Road is now open


After an almost 90-day road closure, 31 Road, leading to the Mesa County Landfill, is now open.

For about three months all vehicles accessing the Organic Materials Composting Facility and the Landfill, 3071 US Highway 50, were rerouted to Hookless Boulevard. During construction, residents were advised of longer waits and were encouraged to limit the number of trips they took to the landfill during the construction.

“We are excited to have these much-needed safety improvements to 31 Road,” Mesa County Solid Waste Operations Manager Jennifer Richardson said. " This project will benefit not only the Solid Waste Campus visitors but also those that utilize Animal Services and the Road and Bridge and Fleet Departments."

Improvements to 31 Road include intersection reconstruction, a right turn lane, traffic islands, 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.

“We appreciate the efforts made by Mesa County engineers and the contractor to ensure the long-term safety and well-being of those visiting our campus,” Richardson added.