Friday, October 18, 2019

This Week in Pics

Shawn Montgomery (center) with the United States Department of Energy, along with Ken Kreie, Richie Ashcraft, and Luke Carleo, receive the National Nuclear Science Week proclamation presented by the Board of Mesa County Commissioners in public hearing Monday, Oct 14. Read more at
The proposed 2020 budget was presented to the Board of Mesa County Commissioners on Monday, Oct. 14, in public hearing by County Administrator Pete Baier. In his proposal, he included a line item for a 2% merit-based pay raise for eligible employees.
Mesa County Administrator Pete Baier presents his proposed budget for 2020. The public comment period is now underway. In November, county staff will finalize the budget, and in late November, the Board of County Commissioners will give staff final direction. The final adoption of the 2020 budget is planned for the Dec. 9 public hearing.
View the County Administrator's 2020 proposed budget presentation at
In the proposed budget, the general fund is balanced at $64,702,751 proposed revenue and $64,599,115 proposed expenditures. Review more detailed information regarding the proposed budget at
Mike Moran, Mesa County Public Trustee, presents the 2019 2nd Quarter Financial Report. C.R.S., Section 38-37-104(3), requires that the Public Trustee make quarterly reports to the Board of County Commissioners and, upon approval, the Public Trustee is to make payment to the county of any fees received in excess of the costs of operating the Public Trustee Office.

Mesa County Commissioner Scott McInnis talks to KREX News 5 about how changes in federal and state budgets and legislation can affect Mesa County. Watch the interview at
Savannah, a registered nurse with Mesa County Public Health (MCPH), hands information to a resident getting her flu shot at an on-site clinic at Rocky Mountain Elementary school. Everyone over six months of age should get a flu shot. There’s a walk-in clinic for all ages on Oct. 19 at MCPH (510 29 1/2 Road) from 9 a.m. to noon. Hope to see you there!
Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program Manager, Karla Klemm laughs as she reminisces with longtime WIC Educator Rosa Cox, as Mesa County Public Health celebrates her time with the agency.

Shelly Vehik, Human Resources Senior Benefits Administrator, talks about open enrollment at an employee informational meeting to share the available benefits as well as changes for the January 2020 benefit plan year.

The Department of Human Resources hosted an Open Enrollment Vendor Fair for employees to talk directly with vendors and get their questions answered.
A Mesa County Sheriff’s Office Rural Area Deputy Program (RAD) Deputy took this picture just north of Gateway. The mission of RAD is to provide a friendly law enforcement presence to those who live, work and play in the rural areas of Mesa County. The RAD program is responsible for providing services in the rural areas, which include the communities of Mesa, Glade Park, Gateway, De Beque, Collbran, and remote recreation areas such as Rabbit Valley, Uncompahgre, Grand Mesa, and the desert and river areas.

The FREE community event is on Saturday, Oct. 19. Please note, 10th Street will be closed from Belford to Grand to allow the community to safely bike and walk and enjoy a variety of activities.

Learn about the future of transportation in the Grand Valley at an open house regarding the 2045 Regional Transportation Plan on Monday, Oct. 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mesa County Central Library. Get involved!
Join us at an open house to learn more about the US 6 - Clifton Access Control Plan on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 4:30- 7:30 p.m. at the Clifton Hall.

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