Monday, August 13, 2018

Join Mesa County in Honoring Our Vietnam Veterans, Aug. 20

Join Mesa County in Honoring Our Vietnam Veterans, Aug. 20


GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The Board of Mesa County Commissioners, in conjunction with the Mesa County Veterans Services, are honoring Mesa County Vietnam Veterans and their families at a  recognition ceremony Monday, Aug. 20 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at the Mesa County Fairgrounds, 2785 U.S. Highway 50.

“I am so honored that our Board is sponsoring this great event for our Veterans,” Mesa County Commissioner Rose Pugliese, said.

The event gives Mesa County residents a chance to show their appreciation and support to those who have served our great nation during the Vietnam era.

Refreshments and snacks will be available, provided by the kitchens of Hilltop Senior Living Communities. Informational booths will also be available for the Veteran Affairs Hospital and various community veteran resources.

The event is open to the public and is free to attend.


Wednesday, August 8, 2018

2018 Senior Law Day Conference

You are never too young, or too old to start planning for retirement and beyond.
This year’s Senior Law Day is hoping to bring in boomers, seniors and caregivers who might be caring for aging parents or to even begin planning for their own future. 

 Highlights:
  • §  Over 20 Attorneys available for one-one-one consults
  • §  Choose from 30 pertinent presentations by area experts geared towards boomers, seniors, and caregivers (see attached list of workshop presenters)
  • §  Meet over 30 exhibitors and sponsors §  Enjoy lunch


The Senior Law Day Conference
Aug  17, 2018
7:30-3:00pm
7:30am Doors Open
8:30am Sessions start
Two Rivers Convention Center
159 Main St, Grand Junction

Registration is $5.00-
Which includes lunch, presentations, vendor show & materials
(Pre-registration is required by dialing 211)

This daylong event will include presentations, vendor booths, lunch and door prizes.  Presentations will be offered on a wide variety of issues ranging from reverse mortgages, wills & trusts to long-term care planning, and much more.


TO PRE-REGISTER. Dial 211




Welfare Fraud Case Submitted to the DA for prosecution

The Mesa County Department of Human Services (MCDHS) Fraud and Recovery Unit recently sent a case of suspected Medical Assistance fraud to the Mesa County District Attorney’s office totaling over $154,000.00 which is the highest amount of a fraudulent government benefits case Mesa County has had to dateMesa County Welfare Fraud Investigators uncovered enough evidence to allege the following:

Medical Assistance: $154,380.69
Investigation Costs: $ 1,253.76

The total recovery for the combination of the investigations is $155,634.45

Court case number 2018CR1522

Committing Public Assistance and/or Medical Assistance fraud is taken very seriously by the State and Federal government.  Medical Assistance benefits are available to those who are truly eligible and need the assistance.  When it is suspected that someone has fraudulently received Public Assistance or Medical Assistance benefits, the Department of Human Services Investigations team will initiate an investigation and if appropriate, submit the investigation to the District Attorney’s office for criminal prosecution.

Our Fraud and Recovery team takes investigating all governmental benefits fraud very seriously,” said Tracey Garchar, Executive Director for the Mesa County Department of Human Services. “Ensuring benefits are available and remain with individuals and families who are truly eligible and in need is our utmost priority” added Garchar.


If you or someone you know suspects welfare fraud, please call the Mesa County Department of Human Services Welfare Fraud Hotline at (970) 256-2421.

Colorado Forum on the Senior Property Tax Exemption


Friday, May 4, 2018

Missing Teen Alert

The Mesa County Department of Human Services is issuing a missing teen ALERT! 

Elijah Murry was last seen around on April 19th at 1842 N 7th St.  
He is about 5'9" and weighs about 140lbs.  
Elijah is 16 years old. 
He has blonde hair and hazel eyes. 
Any information regarding his whereabouts can be reported to Grand Junction Police Department Nonemergent number 970 242 6707.