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Japanese Beetles have been discovered breeding in Appleton area.

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Japanese beetle feeding on green leaf.

Japanese Beetles pose varying injuries to local plant life

The Japanese Beetle poses a significant threat to Mesa County’s environment in its adult and larvae stages.

Mar 16, 2023

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CJSD hosts Crisis Intervention Team training

Criminal Justice Services Department is hosting a week-long Crisis Intervention Team training to equip its employees and participants from other organizations with essential skills to support individuals who may be going through a mental health crisis.

Mar 16, 2023

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Remember your dog’s leash this spring

As the Grand Valley welcomes the arrival of spring, it ushers in longer and warmer days, providing ample opportunities to revel in the great outdoors. For those who love to include their furry friends in their outdoor adventures, make sure to remember their leash.

Mar 15, 2023

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Mixed variety of 14 dogs and cats of different breeds.

Get your pet spayed or neutered at subsidized cost

Are you planning to get your pet spayed or neutered but don’t have the funds in your budget this month to get it done? Now is a perfect time because Mesa County Animal Services and local veterinarians teamed up to offer discounted spay/neuter procedures to pet owners in our community thanks to a generous grant from the Animal Assistance Foundation.

Mar 14, 2023

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Help our furry friends in need!

Mesa County Animal Services needs donations of dry dog or cat food, cat litter, and toys (rawhides, kongs, toy mice, toy balls, etc.)

Feb 10, 2023

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Japanese beetle sits on red rose.

Help eradicate the Japanese Beetle identified in Mesa County

Don’t let the size of this invasive and highly damaging Japanese Beetle fool you. Mesa County is currently working to eradicate a population of Japanese Beetles discovered in the Appleton area of Mesa County.

Japanese Beetles feed on 300 species of plants, including peaches, grapes, and other fruits contributing to Palisade fruit and wine-associated tourism which brings nearly $76 million annually to the local economy.

Mar 13, 2023

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