Friday, January 24, 2020

This Week in Pics

The Mesa County Sheriff's Office was honored to both help and participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Commemorative March.
Community members celebrate and participate in activities to honor Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.
Michelle Colon, Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) Environmental Health Specialist, educates kindergarteners at a local elementary school on germs; how they can make you sick and how washing your hands can keep you healthy.
Ashley Miller, Environmental Health Program Manager, helps students see how quickly germs spread using a special solution and light. It was part of a demonstration of the importance of handwashing and how it can play an important role in staying healthy and preventing the spread of illness.
Over the weekend, Mesa County Commissioner John Justman took a tour of the west end of the county to check on roads.
Construction crews drill and install concrete caissons for the new bridge foundation on 16 Road across the Highline Canal for the 16 & Q.5 Bridge Replacement Project, which is expected to be completed by May 2020.

Progress continues on the 22 - J.9 Bridge Replacement Project. This week, the contractor is forming up the walls for the new box culvert across 22 Road. The project will be completed in April.
Did you watch the Grand Mesa Summit Challenge Sled Dog Race this weekend? There were some incredible teams this year! Mesa County Sheriff's Office Rural Area Deputies had a blast helping out at this year's event. Congratulations to all of the racers!
Colorado Mesa University (CMU) students enrolled in six or more credits are eligible for a free Grand Valley Transit (GVT) bus pass! Read what CMU had to say about Dash, GVT: “I was pleased to learn students are making use of the Dash and are exploring the community,” said Shanae Mundee, CMU Director of Student Life. “The more students that visit Downtown Grand Junction and Horizon Drive the more they support local business and create long-term connection to the Grand Valley. The Dash is a way to enrich student life while supporting the local community and economy.” Read CMU's article at
Progress continues with the elevator replacement project at the old Mesa County Courthouse. Construction started on Jan. 13, 2020, and is expected to continue for seven more weeks. For more information, visit
The elevator will be out of service for a few more weeks during the installation of the new elevator at the old Mesa County Courthouse, 544 Rood Ave.
Learn more about the volunteers at the Mesa County Sheriff's Office. Victim Advocates offer compassion and resources to victims of crime, traumatic incidents, and their loved ones. The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office is looking for more people to help provide support and assistance to people impacted by crime in our community. The next training academy starts in February, learn more at
Sarah Brooks, Mobility Manager at Grand Valley Transit, increasing her mobility.
With worries of a novel coronavirus in the headlines, Mesa County Public Health Regional Epidemiologist, Andy Tyler, answers questions from a local reporter about why this illness is one MCPH is tracking - as they do many infectious diseases - but the risk to Mesa County residents is extremely low. MCPH also shared Public Health recommendations to prevent the spread of illness including staying away from work or school if you’re sick, washing your hands, covering your cough and disinfecting high touch surfaces.
It’s not too late to get your flu vaccine!  Mesa County Public Health (MCPH) Clinic Registered Nurse, Savannah Herland, talks to KREX 5 News about the importance of the flu vaccine in a year that’s been pretty severe for most of the country but not all that intense for Mesa County, so far.

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