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Mesa County's rate of confirmed child abuse and neglect cases was nearly twice the state average. So was Mesa County's rate of pregnant women who smoke. The number of uninsured children, high school graduation rates, birth rates among teenagers, the percentage of children who receive government ...
(KKCO/KJCT)-- Over 300 people were at the Mesa County Workforce Center Thursday looking for jobs. The Jumpstart Career Fair had 50 employers looking to hire, those employers were from several job fields. The event started with a veteran's only career fair and then opened up to the public. Don't worry ...

"It's good to refresh people's memories about why TABOR was voted into law and why it's been fiercely protected since that time,” said Marjorie Haun, a spokesperson for the Mesa County Republicans. "Sometimes government grows a little bit too much and it begins taking on roles that it's really not meant ...
They tell stories about our community, and tell about the roots of our community and what really went into the beginning," said Peter Booth, Museums of Western Colorado. There are 1500 historic places in Colorado and 34 of them are in Mesa County. The National Register of Historic Places was created in ...
Mesa County added five employee spots on Monday, boosting staffing in the Building Department by two to encourage and accommodate growth and three in ... trend of increases in single-family housing permits, total permits issued and number of inspections, according to the county building department.
The next level is exactly why the delegates are voting on the candidates. "They are here for a reason, they are here because they really believe in the values that they think will be best, and they are convicted of what will be able to carry Mesa County into the next decade," Hall said. Some delegates say they ...

"If there are two candidates who get 30 percent, they will go to the primary ballot so there can be two Republicans vying for the same seat,” said Sheila Reiner, the Clerk and Recorder for Mesa County, who is also a candidate for the county treasurer. Her term as recorder for Mesa County is coming to an ...
They managed to raise almost one million dollars from donations and fundraising events. Hundreds of thousands of dollars will go straight back into Mesa County helping support local nonprofits. "Many, many years we have received funding,” said Jill Derrieux, executive director at Mesa County Partners.
Rubinstein wrote on Facebook that he's been in touch with the three Republican lawmakers who represent Mesa County in the Legislature — Sen. Ray Scott and Reps. Dan Thurlow and Yeulin Willett — in an effort to change the law. In an unusual move for an elected district attorney, he also suggested that ...
The meeting is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bookcliff Country Club, 2730 G Road in Grand Junction. The event will include a table network event titled March Madness. Participants should bring cash to purchase tickets for an opportunity basket. Proceeds will go to Homeward Bound. For more ...
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Some people who are eyeing up the Colorado governor's seat will be in the Grand Valley this weekend. Governor Hickenlooper's term is limited, so his job will be up for grabs in the November election. The Mesa County Democrats are hosting a forum on Feb.
The first and last values are causing a big hike for homeowners in Mesa County. Harry Hurd was shocked to see how much his property tax went up on his Normandy Drive home. "Last year I paid $649.96 and this year they want $1,102 and some odd cents," Hurd said. "Just seems funny that it's going to ...
“It is in the best interest of counties to have the people who manage our BLM lands, and who make the decisions concerning these lands, living within the communities with high percentages of BLM land,” Mesa County's commissioners said in their resolution. Nearly three-quarters of Mesa County is federal ...
It sounds a little like a car race, but it's more like a care race. Child Care 8,000 is one Colorado county's ambitious new effort to create thousands of new licensed child care slots and significantly improve the quality of its child care programs over the next three years. The initiative in Mesa County has drawn ...
The unemployment rate has retreated in Mesa County even as the labor force has grown to its largest level in four years. The two indicators headed in opposite directions bode well for improving conditions, said Curtis Englehart, director of the Mesa County Workforce Center in Grand Junction. “We're ...
(KKCO/KJCT)-- The Kids Count in Colorado report is out for 2018, and some of the numbers aren't looking too great for Mesa County. ... "Mesa County is, unfortunately, lagging behind in a lot of the state-wide numbers that we see in areas that are really important to child well-being," said Sarah Hughes, ...
Another Arrest Made In Bizarre, Years-Old Missing Person's CaseA 68-year-old woman in Mesa County now faces a first degree murder charge from Gunnison County. 77-Year-Old Coloradan With Parkinson's Does An About Face On MarijuanaA medical marijuana study at the University of Colorado ...

Grand Junction, CO - The Mesa County District Attorney's Office has confirmed that a Grand Junction man convicted in 2015 of sexually molesting six young boys and girls has been set free. Michael Tracy McFadden, 46, was sentenced to more than 300 years in prison on charges he sexually assaulted 6 ...
Though suicide is a topic not many people discuss, it's a conversation those with Mesa County Public Health want you to have as part of an upcoming event ... The Mesa County Suicide Prevention Community Forum will be held Tuesday, February 27 at the Mesa County Workforce Center from 6 to 7:30 pm.
Gunshot wounds remain the top method for suicide completion in Mesa County — more than half of the deaths in 2017 — a trend that has continued. Middle-aged individuals have a greater risk of dying by suicide, though half of the suicide attempts were made by people younger than 30. And one-third of ...
MESA COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– A part to a 500-year-old pistol was discovered on the Western Slope that is rewriting Colorado history. The part was found in the Kannah Creek area in Mesa County. The piece is called a “dog” which is used along with a trigger guard on a Spanish pistole. old gun part 5vo ...
Grand Junction, CO - The Mesa County District Attorney's Office has confirmed that a Grand Junction man convicted in 2015 of sexually molesting six young boys and girls has been set free. Michael Tracy McFadden, 46, was sentenced to more than 300 years in prison on charges he sexually assaulted 6 ...
Gunshot wounds remain the top method for suicide completion in Mesa County — more than half of the deaths in 2017 — a trend that has continued. Middle-aged individuals have a greater risk of dying by suicide, though half of the suicide attempts were made by people younger than 30. And one-third of ...
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Mesa County Commissioners met Monday morning to review the State Of The County, highlighting positive changes in our area, while also discussing areas they see need improving. "We're seeing all the numbers trending in the right direction at this time, whether you're talking ...
Though suicide is a topic not many people discuss, it's a conversation those with Mesa County Public Health want you to have as part of an upcoming event ... The Mesa County Suicide Prevention Community Forum will be held Tuesday, February 27 at the Mesa County Workforce Center from 6 to 7:30 pm.
According to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office, the sound that led to a report of shots fired at Colorado Mesa University came from a blown speaker at Saunders Field. The Sheriff's Office has clarified that no shots were ever fired on campus and no one was injured. The sound from the speaker caused brief ...
The first and last values are causing a big hike for homeowners in Mesa County. Harry Hurd was shocked to see how much his property tax went up on his Normandy Drive home. "Last year I paid $649.96 and this year they want $1,102 and some odd cents," Hurd said. "Just seems funny that it's going to ...
“It is in the best interest of counties to have the people who manage our BLM lands, and who make the decisions concerning these lands, living within the communities with high percentages of BLM land,” Mesa County's commissioners said in their resolution. Nearly three-quarters of Mesa County is federal ...
It sounds a little like a car race, but it's more like a care race. Child Care 8,000 is one Colorado county's ambitious new effort to create thousands of new licensed child care slots and significantly improve the quality of its child care programs over the next three years. The initiative in Mesa County has drawn ...
Mesa County remains near the bottom of the latest ranking of job and wage growth and high-tech output in small metropolitan areas. Mesa County edged up a spot to 187th among 201 small metro areas evaluated in the Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index for 2017. Other large metropolitan areas ...
But it's something the commissioners would fit right in with Mesa County. "We have a lot of dry gas right here in Mesa County so environmentally it would be a perfect place to put the facility," said Pugliese. Xcel's plan still needs to go through the public utility commission, so it's unclear how many jobs a ...
Some residents are open to this idea of allowing the county to go after more state grants. "In a lot of aspects, Mesa County is behind other counties in Colorado. We have a bigger population, too, so I think it'd be good to go after more funding here," said county resident Nolan Mcdonald. "If it's to help the ...
“After a downturn in the economy, it appears we are reaching a point where we are growing and recovering, Mesa County has finally reached the lowest unemployment rates since the recession,” Justman added. “There are a lot of positive signs in our community for an economic recovery in 2018."
MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- It wasn't just gifts that were exchanged this holiday season, germs were too. In Mesa County, from Christmas Eve until Thursday, there were 49 reported hospitalizations related to the flu virus. Compare this to the 26 hospitalizations that were reported from the start of ...
"So for a median level house your looking at about $108 a year increase, and for a median level business the increase will be about $1,000,” said Mesa County Assessor Ken Brownlee. Around $130 million will be raised this year, with about half going back into schools. "If you don't have your bill by Feb.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Those with Mesa County Public Health want to warn you of a local outbreak of pertussis, also known as whooping cough. Getting vaccinated or even washing your hands, can keep you one step ahead of contracting pertussis. However, once the disease is caught, it can spread ...
The Mesa County Detention Facility is required to provide emergency, preventive, and chronic care for all inmates regardless of legal custody status. "I've had the flu before several times and it's awful,” said Grand Junction resident, Mike Hoch. Catching the flu or a stomach bug can be dangerous but ...
They do have some plans for that cash though--the Sheriff's office is ready to grow staff. "We do have a plan," said Matt Lewis, Mesa County Sheriff. "I think the bulk of our resources will be split between operations, which is our patrol deputies, and our jail, but we do have some for example going to our court ...
Mesa County is likely to finish 2017 in the black, a far cry from the beginning of the year, when it was expected to dig as much as $2.7 million into already skimpy ... A major reason that the county didn't have to bite into reserves was the decision early on to cut all but the sheriff's and district attorney's offices ...
MESA COUNTY, Colo. - Authorities arrested a New York man in Mesa County on Wednesday after he was caught with 52 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle. Troopers say 46-year-old Jonas Heller of New York was driving a white Jeep with California plates eastbound near Mack, Colorado when officers ...
"The influenza can be really serious and knock you down and can lead to death particularly in those with weakened immune systems like the elderly or the very young, so the flu shot is the best protection that we have and it's much safer than getting the flu,” said Regional Epidemiologist with Mesa County ...
The unemployment rate continues to trend upward in Mesa County, but separate statistics reflect improving labor conditions. “Things are looking so much better overall,” said Celina Kirnberger, business services manager at the Mesa County Workforce Center in Grand Junction. According to the latest ...
mark in Mesa County, the national average is 4 ½,” said Director at the Mesa County Solid Waste Management Barrett Jensen. To help stop trash from spreading tires, dirt, and latex paint are added to the top. "Compacting in the way that we do with the process that we do we are saving space and were ...
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - With 29-years of service dedicated towards Mesa County, Linda Dannenberger was honored this week for her work in pioneering Mesa County's planning and development. Linda has worked with multiple departments creating the revised Land Development Code back in 1995, ...
MESA COUNTY, Colo. - Health officials in the Grand Valley say the number of local whooping cough cases is on the rise. According to Mesa County Public Health, the area has seen a dozen cases of the condition since November 1. Last year during the same time period, Mesa County only experienced ...
The outlook for Mesa County remains positive as the unemployment rate declines, the real estate market strengthens and local economy diversifies. Statewide, the pace of employment and population growth likely will slow in 2018. But every major industry sector will continue to add jobs, according to the ...
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Some people who are eyeing up the Colorado governor's seat will be in the Grand Valley this weekend. Governor Hickenlooper's term is limited, so his job will be up for grabs in the November election. The Mesa County Democrats are hosting a forum on Feb.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - In Mesa County, it's not uncommon to see someone walking one of their furry friends down the road. However, it's not just dogs you may see here on the Western Slope. "I see them maybe once every week or two," said Dan Loge, Redlands Resident. Colorado is known for it's ...
Since November 2016, Mesa County, CO health officials have been reported 17 cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, prompting calls to to ensure the public is up-to-date on DTaP and Tdap vaccination to avoid getting sick. Photo credit: CDC/ Amanda Mills. Mesa County saw just one case during the ...
The unemployment rate continues to trend upward in Mesa County, but also remains below levels of a year ago. According to the latest estimates from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, the seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate climbed to 3.7 percent in November. That's three-tenths ...


 

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