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The Mesa County Communication Officers Association knows the value of journalism and the vital role it plays within in a community. Our organization remains committed to continuing the collaborative effort between local reporters and businesses/organizations within our community. 

Our organization is made up of a large group of communications professionals in various roles and businesses throughout Mesa County. From public safety to utilities to health care, many of our members interact with local (state and national) media on a daily basis. We want to provide our local media with resources, helpful tips, and training opportunities that will continue to bridge communication gaps in Mesa County, while building trust and collaboration between media and communication worlds. 

Learn about the different jurisdictions in Mesa County and how to distinguish between which agency will be responsible for handling the incident.

Learn how to safely cover structure fires and wildland fires.

Learn how to safely cover a law enforcement incident

With Mesa County's diverse climate, reporters could find themselves reporting in snow or fire conditions on the same day. Learn more about how to be prepared for whatever the day holds.


Helpful Local Resources

City or County: Aren't sure if the incident you're covering is located with City limits of Grand Junction, or outside in County jurisdiction? View the GIS map to determine which jurisdiction you will need to contact for additional information.

Fire Map
: View Fire GIS map to see current fire restrictions and determine which fire jurisdiction the incident is in.

Professional Development

Online education for reporters: Poynter offers a variety of classes (some free) for journalists looking to improve their skills.

Colorado Broadcasters Association

Colorado Press Association

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