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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 ...


 

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