Mesa County Public Health, formed in 1948, provides a wide range of public and environmental health services to Mesa County residents and, in some cases, the region.

Their mission - to maintain and improve health through assessment of community health status, policy development to support effective programs, and assurance of high quality, effective education and service, is the driving force behind programs and community collaborations.

Their services include health education, data analysisdisease surveillance and responseair quality, restaurant inspectionschild care licensingwater qualityimmunizationsfamily planningWICbirth and death recordsNurse-Family PartnershipSafeCareMedicaid and CHP+specialty clinics and care coordination.

Mesa County Health Department has been diligent about communicating and providing guidance in these challenging times.  They want to remind you that Mesa County is experiencing widespread community transmission of COVID-19. There are certain places where COVID-19 spreads more easily, avoid the three Cs to protect yourself and others from the spread of COVID-19. AVOID close contact settings, AVOID confined and enclosed spaces with poor ventilation, AVOID crowds and places with many people nearby.  

Mesa County Health Department believes we will all get through this together. 
Follow the guidelines and stay healthy!  




Tap your Heart to become a Monument Member Today!

KAFM relies on your tax-deductible contributions to provide Grand Junction with quality local programming. Your membership is more than just a gift to us, it's a gift to the community of which we are all a part!  

Please join today and help us represent ALL of the Community within the Grand Valley.

KAFM Monument Members help make your favorite programs possible. In fact, membership combined with underwriting makes up about 90% of KAFM's operating budget.

To become a member, simply donate the amount that works best for you on a monthly basis.  It doesn’t have to be a large monthly amount. Even a monthly gift of about the cost of a cup of coffee goes a long way towards enabling us to bring you quality programming and connection to community resources. 


The Largest Variety of Music on the Air Waves   KAFM plays an incredibly diverse variety of music including independent artists and new music you won’t hear on anywhere else. There is almost a limitless amount of music that’s been recorded in the world, yet most of it doesn’t get heard.  KAFM is here to change that by keeping musical diversity at the top of our list when is comes to programming.
Inclusivity   KAFM volunteer programmers are the heart of the station.   They are all members of our community and everyone is invited to participate!

Discounted Tickets   To shows and productions in the Radio Room. As a Monument Member you receive automatic discounts to shows and events in the Radio Room and other events that KAFM partners with in the Grand Valley.

Automatically Entered to Win  When KAFM conducts Contests and Raffles your Monument Membership automatically gets you an entry ticket to each and every contest we run.  

Community Affairs Hour   KAFM provides a voice for local businesses, non-profits and community leaders to talk about issues that affect the Grand Valley without bringing politics to the discussion.
Our Neighbors   City governance and civic life get a spotlight from KAFM community radio in a manner that gives residents a chance to understand their neighborhoods in richer and more informed ways.
Our Announcers   KAFM gives the Grand Valley something to be proud of and excited by, because it’s a unique attraction for the area: local volunteers bringing their love of the region to life with fun programming, thoughtful discussions and a glimpse at the diversity of the beautiful area we live in. Our Announcers are your friends and neighbors!
Live & Local   In the increasingly corporate world of radio, low-power FM isn't about how far your signal reaches but how near.  KAFM provides a uniquely local view for the Grand Valley community.
Our Volunteers   KAFM provides community space for people to meet and collaborate. Volunteering at KAFM is a fun and often life-changing experience that encourages creativity and self-empowerment.   Our programmers and staff find it extraordinarily satisfying, not just to make radio in this unique fashion, but to also help transform community life.

Community Resources

In an effort to support our community's public health and the well-being of our local business community, we will be adding updates and resources regrading COVID-19. Please check our Community Resources page for full details.


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KAFM Board of Directors Meeting

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Mesa County Moves to Level Yellow: Concern

The COVID-19 Hotline with Mesa County Public Health is 970-683-2300, and is a resource for questions related to COVID-19.
Volunteers are ready to answer questions or direct you to pre-screening.  

Protect Yourself and Those You Love

Mesa County continues to experience a decline in cases of COVID-19 and will transition to Level Yellow: Concern, effective February 17. Under the new level, most industries are allowed 50% capacity with social distancing measures in place. Personal gatherings under the State of Colorado’s Dial framework are considered a high-risk activity and remain limited to up to 10 people from no more than two households. 

Private and personal gatherings continue to be a frequent source of transmission in Mesa County, accounting for approximately 9% of recent cases. Transmission from a family member remains the largest source of exposure with approximately 63% of known cases coming from a family member, according to case investigation data.

In early January, the State revised the Dial system, moving to one-week measures and changing the metrics to qualify for each level. Capacity restrictions at each level did not change.

In order to qualify for Level Yellow: Concern, Mesa County has demonstrated sustained declines to meet the thresholds in three key areas:

     • Between 100 and 300 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people in one week; 

     • Rate of positive tests is no more than 7.5%; 

     • Stable or declining hospitalizations.

The level shift comes six weeks after illness levels allowed a shift from Severe Risk: Red to High Risk: Orange.

To track case counts and other data related to disease levels in our community, visit the Mesa County Public Health COVID-19 data dashboard here.

View the differences in each level here.

Visit Mesa County Public Health for more information.


KAFM is here for the community, working together with local non-profits to fulfill their missions to educate and improve the quality of life for everyone in the Grand Valley. If your non-profit organization has a message to share with our audience, please submit a PSA Request using our contact form, via fax at (970) 241-0995, or stop by our offices during business hours (Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm).
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