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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis came to town Tuesday to meet with a group of medical, business and community leaders and ask them for ideas on how to raise the vaccination rate in Mesa County. Polis also conducted a bill-signing ceremony, in photo above, with Rep. Janice Rich and Harold Davis with Rio Grande Credit Union at the credit union, 760 Rood Ave. in Grand Junction.

Mesa County isn’t at the bottom of the list of areas of the state with the lowest vaccination rates, but at 40% it’s still low enough to be concerning to local and state health officials.

That’s why state officials have targeted the county in their efforts to step up vaccination rates. But while they have identified a variety of ways, they are still looking for more.