Mesa County

Mesa County, Colorado

PO Box 20000-5007
Grand Junction, CO 81502
Phone: (970) 244-1800
Fax: (970) 256-1588

On central western border of CO; organized Feb 14, 1883 from Gunnison County. Name Origin: Spanish 'table,' for the high, flat tablelands with sharply eroded sides common to the area

Area (sq mi):: 3341.11 (land 3327.75; water 13.36) Population per square mile: 39.00
Population 2005: 129,872 State rank: 11 Population change: 2000-20005 11.70%; 1990-2000 24.80% Population 2000: 116,255 (White 87.00%; Black or African American 0.50%; Hispanic or Latino 10.00%; Asian 0.50%; Other 6.70%). Foreign born: 3.00%. Median age: 38.10
Income 2000: per capita $18,715; median household $35,864; Population below poverty level: 10.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,921-$26,035
Unemployment (2004): 5.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.10% Median travel time to work: 18.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 4.30%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Grand Junction County seat (44,693)

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    General/Background: The Mesa County Sheriffs Office (MCSO) is interested in conducting an audit of the Mesa County Detention Facility (MCDF) to comply with Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards.
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    As the library director at the Mesa County Libraries in Colorado, he has been instrumental in a number of groundbreaking and hugely creative projects.
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    The mudslide hit in a remote area of Mesa County near the town of Collbran, about 40 miles east of Grand Junction.
    Emergency crews were responding to the slide which occurred in Collbran, a town of 700 about 200 miles west of Denver, said Heather Benjamin, spokeswoman for the Mesa County Sheriff's Office.
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    ENGLAND The Forward Island and bridge of the Royal Navy's future flagship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, at 680 tonnes heavier than some entire ships in the Royal Navy's fleet, unveiled ahead of its delivery from Portsmouth to Rosyth SCOTLAND A member of staff holds a Gerard de Jode map of Africa, circa 1570, which will be sold at auction by Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh USA A hunter gestures his dog away as he waits in the Colorado River for rescue in Mesa County, Colorado.