Saturday, October 12, 2019

This Week in Pics

The Mesa County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) SWAT team took part in some unique training on Tuesday. It was all aboard!  
MCSO SWAT team members train for all different types of scenarios in just as many kinds of places to help keep Mesa County safe. 
MCSO Citizens on Patrol (COP) volunteers were busy this week! They served over 200 Distraint Warrants issued by the Mesa County Treasurer's Office. To learn more about the COP program, visit A distraint warrant is a document that is served on a manufactured home before the tax sale, indicating the amount due and date to be paid by.
Have you ever wanted to travel across Colorado, but wanted to avoid the traffic? Join Mesa County Regional Transportation Planning Office (RTPO) staff member Sarah Brooks, for Travel Colorado by Bus, a free program at the Mesa County Central Branch Library on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. Learn about Bustang and Outrider services and how they connect with various transit agencies throughout the state. The program will also offer trip planning ideas and sample trip itineraries.
Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) Executive Director, Jeff Kuhr, and Community Network Coordinator, Sarah Johnson inform residents about the importance of community connectedness during a KAFM radio special.
MCPH Health Inspector David Wang gets his flu shot at a Flu clinic offered at MCPH.  Hundreds of residents were vaccinated by MCPH nurses this week. If you still need a flu vaccine, walk-ins are welcome at our clinic (510 29 1/2/ Road).  MCPH will host another clinic on Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon.

From left to right, Mesa County Coroner's Office personnel Nina Strayhorn, Morgan Hart, and Stacie Dix, attended the Colorado Coroners Association Training this week. The Colorado Coroners Association provides service and support through the sponsorship of training and educational activities for all Colorado Coroners and Deputies.

Mesa County Coroner Victor Yahn presents at the Coroner’s Association training this week at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Grand Junction.

Nina Strayhorn gives a presentation on Registry Examination at the Coroner’s Association training. The attending coroners and their deputies received up to 20 hours of continuing education credits and learned a variety of subjects related to their work in the community.
This week, many community partners and Mesa County departments came together to improve social connectedness in a neighborhood near Rocky Mountain Elementary School through a pilot clean up project. Learn more about the project at Thank you to everyone involved!
 Trash was hauled off in one Mesa County neighborhood as part of a unique pilot project developed in response to community members wanting to transform their neighborhood. For more information and pictures of the work in action, visit.
More than 140 tons of trash was collected during the pilot clean up project in Clifton this week. 
The Mesa County Sheriff's Office provided traffic control assistance while crews, including Mesa County Public Works employees, picked up trash in a neighborhood near Rocky Mountain Elementary School. 
This pilot project would not have been possible without the help of everyone who participated. More information is available at
Code Compliance Officer Greg St. Martin talks to KREX News 5 about the project along with other participants. Watch the interview at
Many agencies came together to make the pilot project a success. Crews removed a total of 140.24 tons (40, 40-yard roll-offs), which is a total of 280,480 lbs of trash.
On Friday, over 60 Colorado commissioners, including Mesa County Commissioner Rose Pugliese, got together at Colorado Counties, Inc. to discuss proposed 2020 legislation.
We have lost one of our employees and their spouse. Please keep the Grossnickle family in your thoughts as they go through this difficult time.

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