Thursday, June 13, 2019

Second one-half property taxes due June 17, 2019

Mesa County Treasurer Sheila Reiner

This will serve as a reminder to Mesa County taxpayers. In Colorado, you can choose to pay twice, once in February and once in June, or in one singular payment in April. If you are planning to pay your property taxes, the second one-half is due on or before June 17, 2019, to avoid having to pay additional interest.

"We invite all taxpayers to utilize our website if you aren’t sure if you have a balance owed. Simply click on Pay/View Property Taxes and follow the directions from there to see taxes owing for 2018, due in 2019” said County Treasurer, Sheila Reiner.  As always, if you have questions, please call (970) 244-1824.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Lands End Road Update

The road closure on Lands End Road on the Grand Mesa is still in effect. Currently, several sections of the road are still more than halfway covered with snow, and in a few parts, gravel and rocks have fallen through the geogrid making the road unsafe for travel. 

Traveling on thawing, saturated, and muddy roads can result in resource damage and severe safety concerns, especially if visitors are unprepared.

Mesa County crews have been monitoring snow accumulation and melt and are there this week working on the road behind the gate getting it cleared out.

The road has been closed since Dec. 1, 2018, and is expected to reopen in a couple of weeks depending on snowmelt.

June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month

The Board of Mesa County Commissioners proclaims June 2019 as Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month in Mesa County.

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative brain disorder that tragically robs individuals of their memories and leads to progressive mental and physical impairments.

More than 5.8 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s disease, including 73,000 in Colorado.

Mesa County Commissioners proclaim June 2019 as Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month in Mesa County. From left to right: Commissioner Scott McInnis, Development Manager on the Western Slope Tonja Keuper-Rinaldo, Commissioner John Justman, Regional Director for the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado Debra Bianchi, and Commissioner Rose Pugliese.

Debra Bianchi, Regional Director for the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado (left) and Tonja Keuper-Rinaldo, Development Manager on the Western Slope, accept the Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness proclamation in public hearing. 

Palisade Plunge Phase I

This morning in public hearing the Board of Mesa County Commissioners approved an agreement between Mesa County and Singletrack Trails, Inc. for Palisade Plunge Phase I, for $678,639.76. This phase of the project consists of 13.5 miles of trail from Highway 6 to Lands End Road.

Phase I of the Palisade Plunge consists of 13.5 miles of trail from Highway 6 to Lands End Road.

Mesa County Public Works Director Pete Baier and Engineering Division Director Scott Mai (at podium) brief the Board of Commissioners on the progress and status of the Palisade Plunge.

Mesa County was awarded a $527,000.00 grant to help with Phase I of the construction of the Palisade Plunge.