May 24, 2017

Emerging Issues May 24, 2017

  PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF “STOMACH FLU” Multiple Western Slope schools were affected by viral gastroenteritis, more commonly known as the “stomach flu” last week. Preventive […]
May 18, 2017

Protect your pets, your home and your family against rabies

Reported animal bites in Mesa County are up seven percent compared to this time last year, which was a record year with 432 total reported bites. […]
May 17, 2017

Cooking shows vs. food safety

Cooking shows can be a great resource for new recipes, but recent studies show that contestants and or hosts skip proper food safety steps. This means […]
May 15, 2017

Air Watch Alert – NO OPEN BURNING

  Mesa County Public Health has issued a No Open Burning Air Watch Alert for Mesa County, including agricultural burns, for Monday, May 15. The National […]
May 11, 2017

Private well testing – inexpensive insurance

About 1,885 private wells exist in Mesa County, but less than 20 percent of those are tested annually for bacteria. Testing your private well water is […]
May 3, 2017

Couple helps identify rabbit fever in Whitewater

A dead rabbit in Whitewater has tested positive for tularemia. A Mesa County couple found the carcass on their property and called Mesa County Public Health […]
April 21, 2017

Bike rodeo offers families a morning full of bike fun and safety

Mesa County Public Health and Safe Routes to School are hosting a Bike Rodeo on April 22 at Mesa County Public Health, 510 29½ Road in […]
April 20, 2017

Quit tobacco during April 20 Mesa County Smokeout

Springtime is a great time to try new things and to reach new heights – including quitting tobacco. The second 2017 Mesa County Smokeout quit date […]
April 19, 2017

Gardening for our local food banks

Gardening season is upon us here, in Mesa County. For many of us, that means not only growing pretty flowers, but food and produce as well. […]
April 19, 2017

Does Prevent T2 work for you? Talk prediabetes at an upcoming information session!

Mesa County Health Department is kicking off two new Prevent T2 class series for residents in May. Prevent T2 is a program designed to help people […]