The Mesa County Health Department has
issued a No Open Burning Air Watch Alert for Mesa County, including
agricultural burns, Tuesday, April 5 from noon to 8 p.m.
According to the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration, winds gusts could reach up to 50 mph today, which
could blow smoke from burns into neighborhoods, causing health problems for
of burning, consider these alternatives:
  • Take yard waste to the Mesa
    County Organic Materials composting facility at Mesa County Solid Waste, 3071
    U.S. Hwy. 50. The facility accepts material for composting at no charge and is
    open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday. For more information, call
    (970) 263-9319.
  • Compost leaves and grass
    clippings yourself. This can improve water retention in your yard or garden.
  • Rent or borrow a wood chipper for
    your tree and shrub trimmings. Chipped branches can also be good mulch.

Our Air Quality Team will monitor
the situation and make adjustments as necessary.
For more information on current
air quality conditions, visit