Friday, November 15, 2019

This Week in Pics

On Wednesday, Nov 13, Mesa County News celebrated 10 years of information sharing on Facebook aimed at fostering transparent and open government.
Sometimes we all just need a helping hand. This little girl was lost, so Mesa County Sheriff's Office Deputy Bouton walked her safely home. Thank you, Deputy Bouton!

On Friday, Nov. 8, a hiker called 911 to report their dog, Tucker, was trapped down a deep crevice in the Rabbit Valley Area.

Lower Valley Fire Protection District, Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, and Mesa County Search and Rescue Technical Ropes Team responded to an emergency call to rescue Tucker, a black Labrador, who was stuck in a deep crevice in the Rabbit Valley Area.
Thanks to the coordinated efforts of Lower Valley Fire Protection District, Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, and Mesa County Search and Rescue Technical Ropes Team, Tucker was safely rescued. Great job, everyone!
Tucker, the lab who was stuck 20-feet down a crevice in Rabbit Valley, is safe and sound. 
Mesa County Public Health Employees learn about HMC Connects, a workplace wellness program designed to encourage active lifestyles and a healthy work-life balance.

Mesa County Executive Director, Jeff Kuhr, talks to KKCO 11 News about an important cross-sector partnership at MCPH, one with Roice Hurst Humane Society. The story was first printed in The Daily Sentinel, “If we can provide services that they want for their animals, then we've all of a sudden taken some stress off of them, and we offer them something for themselves."

Mesa County Commissioners, along with other county officials, check into the Mesa County Detention Facility to conduct an inspection.
Mesa County Commissioner Rose Pugliese (right) kicks off the annual jail inspection by putting it into the record. The entire tour was recorded by Clerk to the Board Belinda Knisley. County Commissioners are required by state statute to tour the facility once a year.

Lieutenant Pacheco led the commissioners and other county officials on the jail tour, which also included lunch prepared by inmate workers.

Mesa County Commissioners John Justman and Rose Pugliese have lunch at the Mesa County Detention Facility after completing a statutory inspection. The jail had an average daily population of 545 for October. To view the current population, visit
Mesa County Commissioners, other county officials, and members of the media look to an area of the Mesa County Detention Facility where a possible expansion may happen.   
Thank you for your service, Veterans! Don't forget, during November, all veterans and active-duty military can ride the Grand Valley Transit (GVT) fixed-route for free. Present a government-issued ID or discharge papers when boarding the bus.
On Nov. 5, personnel from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), and Mesa County inspected the Palisade Plunge Trail from the Forest Service/BLM boundary at MP 18.24, all the way to the pinch point near MP 23.26.
Mesa County Project Inspector Josh Springer (right), along with members of the BLM and CPW, inspect technical areas of the Palisade Plunge Trail, where a lot of rock work has been completed.
Various government agencies leading efforts on the Palisade Plunge talk with the hand crews to get an update on the progress of the trail.
Progress continues on the Palisade Plunge Trail. To date, a total of 7.59 miles of trail have been completed, along with a total of 0.61 miles of rough-cut trail.
Many warning signs have been placed reminding people that the Palisade Plunge Trail is under construction and is not open yet.
From left to right: Mesa County Commissioner Rose Pugliese, Gini Pingenot, Legislative Director for Colorado Counties, Inc. (CCI), and Colorado Colorado State Representative, for House District 55, Janice Rich, pause for a picture after discussing top priority legislative issues for 2020.
Mesa County Commissioner Rose Pugliese (right) stands alongside with CCI Executive Director John Swartout and Representative Janice Rich Thursday morning. Swartout is responsible for CCI’s board of directors and for executing existing CCI policies and programs, recommending and developing new organization policies and programs supervising staff members, and managing and coordinating activities and operations.
On Tuesday, Nov. 12, the Assessor's Office hosted their 2nd Annual Soup Off. Proceeds from the competition were donated to the winner's charity of choice. Twelve different types of soups were entered. Deputy Assessor Brent Goff (left), alongside many county employees partake in the judging process.
Appraiser David Metzger talks about the variety of delicious soups that were entered into the 2nd Annual Soup Off. The winning soup was No. 9, a White Chicken Chili, made by Tierney Page—her charity of choice was The House. The second-place winner was No. 1, a Vegetarian Potato Soup made by Janell Hutton. And, the third-place winner was No. 3, a Chicken Wild Rice Soup made by Shirley Shaw.

Please obey all traffic control signs and use caution while traveling near work zones.
Western Implement is giving away $6,000 to a local 4-H club, vote for CSU Extension Mesa County 4-H at Your vote can impact kids in our community. Voting closes Dec. 18, 2019.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

County Celebrates 10th Facebook Anniversary


THANK YOU for your continued interest and willingness to know what is going on around Mesa County.

Today, we celebrate 10 years of information sharing on Facebook aimed at fostering transparent and open government.

Please continue to stay on top of all the latest information from your Mesa County government!

Thank you again for your willingness to learn more about your local government.