Posted on: November 21, 2017

Administration Office Closure

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Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport Administration Offices will be closed Thursday, 23 November and Friday, 24 November.  

The offices will re-open Monday, 27 November at 08:00 AM.  We want to wish you and yours a warm, safe, Happy Thanks...

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Airport - News
Posted on: October 31, 2017

Winter Preparedness

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The 2017-2018 Snow Season is upon us!  The Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport staff has already encountered their first plow-able snow, and worked hard to keep the runways clear.  In an ongoing effort to update their training on the var...

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Airport - News

Posted on: October 15, 2017

BallotTrax

Check the status and location of your ballot -  BallotTrax

Clerk & Recorder - Election

Posted on: August 17, 2017

2017 Coordinated Election Ballots

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All 2017 Jefferson County Coordinated Election Ballots will be mailed beginning Monday, October 16th.  While the majority will be sent out on that first day, we may have some going out over the next few days after the 16th.  To receive n...

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Clerk and Recorder - News
Posted on: August 17, 2017

Automated Motor Vehicle Kiosk

Renewal Kiosk

Avoid the lines when renewing your plates - Check out the MVExpress Kiosk located in our Lakewood Office.  Scan your information, pay your fees, print your tabs - all in about 3 minutes.

Clerk and Recorder - News
Posted on: August 17, 2017

BallotTrax

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BallotTraxis a free service for Jefferson County voters that allows you to track your ballot online.  You can also sign up to receive messages by email, phone or text when your ballot has been sent to you and received by Jeffco Elections.&nbs...

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Clerk and Recorder - News

Cold Cases

50 Stories
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Baca, Jeannette Louise - Homicide

On June 11, 1978, the nude body of Jeannette Louise Baca, DOB 12/05/1960 was found dumped and concealed 6.7 miles south of US Hwy 285 on Foxton Road in Conifer, Colorado. Her body was located by two hikers in the area and was found at the bottom of a 10 f...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Beck, Margaret Peggy - Homicide

Beck, Margaret Peggy 1

On Aug. 18, 1963, Margaret "Peggy" Beck, a 16-year-old Girl Scout aide, was found dead at the Flying G Ranch Girl Scout camp near Deckers. Beck, who had been sleeping alone in a tent near many other campers, had been sexually assaulted and stran...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Betts, Dellmer - Homicide

Betts, Dellmer 1

On Sunday, April 27, 1986, hikers found the body of a white male in a drainage ditch at Highway 6, about 4.5 miles west of Highway 58. The body was identified as 29-year-old Dellmer Betts, who had recently been released from prison after serving time for ...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Boisvert, Elie Phil - Homicide

On June 9, 1965, neighbors in the 1800 block of Cody Street heard yelling at about 2 p.m. They went outside to discover Elie Boisvert had been cut, and he was yelling at a male to leave. Witnesses described the person as a black male, 35 to 40 years of ag...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Burton, Helen - Homicide

On July 31, 1982, the nude body of Helen Burton, DOB 03/16/1923 was found by a child and his father while playing in the park located on Deer Creek Canyon Road in Littleton, Colorado. Helen was reported missing out of Denver City on July 10, 1982 and was ...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Cassel, Frederich H. - Homicide

On Nov. 3, 1972, Frederich H. Cassel began to complain of chest congestion. He was admitted to the hospital on November 9 of that year, and, after feeling better, he was released on Nov. 30. Cassel was then readmitted to the hospital on Dec. 8, 1972, comp...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Caudill, Jessica - Homicide

Caudill, Jessica

On April 14, 1990 hikers on North Table Mountain located the body of a female in a ravine just off of Highway 58. Investigation determined that the body was that of 15 year old Jessica Caudill, who had been deceased for several days.Jessica was a runaway ...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Chavez, David - Homicide

On December 12, 2003, a man walking his dog in the area of 5850 Deer Meadow Trail found human remains in a shallow grave. Two months later, the remains were identified as David Chavez, DOB 03/21/1974 after a family member saw a news report. The remains we...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Cohen, Harold Murphy - Homicide

Cohen, Harold Murphy

On Saturday, Nov. 1949, 38-year-old Harold Murphy Cohen was reported missing to the Denver Police Department. Cohen, who went by the name Murphy or "Murph," was a known gambler and fight referee. He had reportedly attended a ceremonial dinner at...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Cooley, Melanie Suzy - Homicide

Cooley, Melanie Suzy

On April 15, 1975, Melanie "Suzy" Cooley left Nederland High School where she was a senior. She was last seen hitchhiking in Nederland. A road maintenance worker found her body on May 2, 1975, in Coal Creek Canyon.

Cooley was last seen wearing bl...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Corriveau, Hollis Jim Sr. - Homicide

On Sunday, Nov. 11, 1970, residents found a body in a ditch in the 4900 block of South Wadsworth Boulevard. The body was identified as 46-year-old Hollis “Jim” Corriveau Sr. Corriveau was last seen at about 8 p.m. on the evening of Nov...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Cortez, Lenora Christina - Homicide

On November 24, 1985, the nude body of Lenora Cristina Cortez, DOB 06/02/1964 was found on the side of US Hwy 285 and Light Lane in Conifer, Colorado by a motorist. Lenora was identified by her family members and was described as a transient without a per...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Coursey, Nora Lois - Homicide

Coursey, Nora Lois 1

The body of 30-year-old Nora Lois Coursey was found on July 9, 1957, about a mile west of Phillipsburg on Colorado State Highway 124 (Deer Creek Canyon Road). Coursey had been missing since June 19, 1957, when she attended an afternoon birthday party with...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

DeTemple, Julia Ann - Homicide

DeTemple, Julia Ann

On September 17, 1986, two employees were loading gravel on outlying Coors property, east of Highway 58 and McIntyre Street. They found a badly decomposed body in the nearby brush. Investigation determined that the body was that of 26 year old Julia DeTem...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Fuster, Elvin - Homicide

Fuster, Elvin

During the late afternoon of July 13, 1981, a resident in the 4000 block of Easley road in Golden reported what appeared to be a dead body on his property. The sheriff's office responded and found the body of Elvin Victor Fuster, a 19-year-old male who ha...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Garcia, Jose San Juan - Homicide

Garcia

On October 28, 1990, the body of Jose San Juan Garcia, DOB 05/20/1960 was found on the south side of Interstate 70 at mile marker 249. Jose had received multiple gunshot wounds. Jose was a Mexican national who was working and living in Vail, Colorado. The...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Garrick Jr., John Joseph - Homicide

On February 12, 1982, the body of John Joseph Garrick JR, DOB 11/04/1946 was found at his residence located at 132 Paradise Road in Golden, Colorado. John had received multiple gunshot wounds to his body. He was found by two construction workers who had b...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Gonzales, Lucas - Homicide

Gonzales, Lucas

On Jan. 31, 1995, Lucas Gonzales left his home with his uncle at about 2 p.m. He told his wife he would be back within 45 minutes. Gonzales and his uncle were in a white, two-door, 1992 Hyundai Excel. The uncle said he dropped Gonzales off near 46th and F...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Groezinger, Mark - Homicide

Groezinger, Mark 1

On the morning of April 7, 1984, deputies responded to a report of a body lying on the front seat of a parked vehicle at Mother Cabrini Shrine, located near I-70 and Highway 40 in Golden. At the scene, deputies found the body of Mark Groezinger lying in t...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Hoffman, Jarl - Homicide

Hoffman, Jarl

On May 19, 1976, at about 2:58 a.m., 21-year old Camp George West Honor Camp inmate Jarl Hoffman was playing billiards in the recreation building with other inmates when someone from outside, near Old Golden Road, shot him. A vehicle was seen speeding awa...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Hutchings, Linda - Homicide

Hutchings, Linda

On Sept. 1, 1979, a family picking cattails found a body down an embankment, near Indiana and West 82nd Avenue. The body was later identified as Linda Hutchings, a 17-year-old Arvada resident, who was reported missing to the Arvada Police Department on Au...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Kadow, Craig - Homicide

Kadow, Craig

On Nov. 26, 1977, Craig Kadow was reported missing. He had been temporarily separated from his wife and was living alone in a cabin he was helping to finish in the Brook Forest Estates area. He last spoke to his mother in Wisconsin by telephone at about 8...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Lilly, John - Homicide

Lilly, John

On July 2, 1979, at about 9:30 p.m., drivers along West 64th Avenue, about one-half mile west of Easley, found a man's body in the road. The body was identified as 27-year-old John Lilly, who had died of gunshot wounds. Lilly, who was known to sell drugs,...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Lingaas, Dennis Oscar - Homicide

On April 7, 1994, human remains were found by a US Forest Service worker in the area of Forest Service Road 695 and County Road 96. The remains were later identified to be that of Dennis Oscar Lingaas, DOB 04/20/1945. Dennis was reported missing out of De...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Lucero, Eugene - Homicide

On February 22, 1995, the body of Eugene Lucero, DOB 11/23/1945 was found in the White Ranch Open Space Park west of Golden, Colorado. Eugene was a Metro Taxi Cab driver and picked up a passenger at the Sapp Brother’s Truck Stop at I-70 and Quebec Street ...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Mabbutt, Lorne - Homicide

Mabbutt

On December 14, 2012, three hikers in the area of Red Rocks Park contact a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Deputy at the Trading Post. They told the Deputy that while they were hiking west of the amphitheater they discovered a human skeleton. ...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

MacLean, Shannon Rose - Homicide

MacLean, Shannon Rose

On or about April 29, 1988, 19-year-old Shannon Rose MacLean was hitchhiking with a female friend on Broadway between Evans and Mississippi in Denver. The women got a ride from a white man, described as being in his early 30s with a chubby build. He was b...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Malin, Richard Gary - Homicide

On August 16, 1976, at 8:30 a.m., Richard Gary Malin, DOB 03/10/1941 was found deceased by his wife at their residence located at 30290 Palomino Drive in Evergreen, Colorado. Richard was found just inside the front door of the residence and had been shot....

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Moore, Jeannie - Homicide

Moore, Jeannie

On Aug. 25, 1981, Jeannie Moore left her home for work at the Tenneco gas station at 13th and Wadsworth. As usual, she began hitchhiking at the onramp from Harlan to westbound I-70 at about 7:10 a.m. An employee and a customer at a nearby gas station, alo...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Murray, James William - Homicide

Murray, James William

On May 15, 1988, residents of a Deer Creek Canyon home experienced problems with their toilet. After trying several remedies, the residents opened the septic tank and discovered a body inside. With help from Aspen Septic Service and the Jefferson County C...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Neill, Joyce - Homicide

On April 13, 1969, a family picnicking found the body of 17-year-old Joyce Neill about three miles up Golden Gate Park Road from the turn off to Crawford Gulch. Neill's body was located down an embankment from the road. She had moved to Denver from Arizon...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Nygaard, John - Homicide

Nygaard, John 1

On May 24, 1977 workers for Robinson Brick arrived at the entrance to the Chieftain Mine, immediately west of the Lakewood Motorcycle Park located at about 15000 West Alameda Parkway. Upon exiting the gate at about 6:40 am they discovered the body of John...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Pillman, Judy Tina - Homicide

Pillman, Judy Tina

On Oct. 26, 1986, two fishermen arrived on the west side of Chatfield State Park near South Wadsworth Boulevard to go fishing. Their dog located a body partially covered with brush. Investigation determined the body was that of 24-year-old Judy Pillman, w...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Ryman, Luanne - Homicide

On June 10, 1991, Luanne Ryman had pulled her vehicle over at the Genesee exit on Interstate 70 to sleep when she was too tired to drive to her residence in New Castle, Colorado. As Luanne slept, someone shot her in the face with a shotgun. Luanne was abl...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Sellers, Rita (Howard, Paul) - Homicide

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On December 16, 1979, the frozen body of Rita Sellers, DOB 08/02/1952 was found inside a cardboard box on HWY 40, one and a half miles west of HWY 74 and Interstate 70. The cardboard box had been sealed and after an autopsy was conducted it was determined...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Stone, Sharon - Homicide

Stone, Sharon

On July 28, 1989, a man trying to find a hubcap discovered a body down an embankment about one-half mile west of Highway 93 on Golden Gate Canyon Road. The body was identified as Sharon Stone, who had also used the names Sharon Flynn and Sharon Geionety. ...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Kunselman, Nick and Hart, Stephanie - Homicide

Subway Homicide

On February 14, 2000, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Subway Restaurant located at 6768 West Coalmine Avenue Littleton, Colorado after an employee drove past the restaurant and noticed the lights still on inside. The emplo...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Unknown 1972 - Homicide

On Aug. 27, 1972, skeletal remains were found on Forest Road 554, about one mile east of the Park and Jefferson County lines. The remains were determined to be that of a female, about 17 to 23 years of age, between 5 foot and 5 foot 3 inches tall with dar...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Unknown 1977 - Homicide

On Feb. 13, 1977, hikers discovered a body in a military-type, mummy style sleeping bag, about 100 feet over the embankment from Highway 285, a mile south of Colorado Highway 8. An autopsy indicated the male body had been there between 30 and 60 days befo...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Unknown Male Baby - Homicide

On March 24, 1966, a man out on a drive found a male baby wrapped in blue cloth. The man had stopped in a pull-out 2 miles south of Simms on Alameda and saw the baby down an embankment. The newborn was determined to have been full term and had died of exp...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

VanDuyn, Rick - Homicide

VanDuyn, Rick

Rick VanDuyn, a 27-year-old Genesee resident, was working as a security guard for Evergreen Security on Sunday, Oct. 19, 1986. After picking up the day's proceeds from the Safeway in Conifer, he drove in his marked, Evergreen Security car to the Mountain ...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Witt, Rosetta - Homicide

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On October 2, 1961, 74-year-old Rosetta Witt was shot in her small grocery store attached to her home at 5050 Carr St. at about 10:44 a.m. Money was missing from the cash register. Shortly before the shooting, a white male (depicted in the composite drawi...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Barrett, Colleen Kay - Missing Person

Colleen Barrett was sharing a residence on the 5800 block of Rapp Street in Englewood with boyfriend Robert Alurac until July 19, 2007, when she went missing. A few days later, on July 23, a real estate agent showing a home near Morrison discovered Alurac...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Dotson, Nonnie - Missing Person

The Air Force nurse from San Antonio was visiting her brother in South Jefferson County on Nov. 19, 2006. She was last seen at her brother's house near Kipling and C-470.Dotson was to report back to the Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio two days afte...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Hein, Mitchell - Missing Person

Mitchell Hein was 23 years old in 1983 when he left his parents' house in Golden and headed to Oklahoma. Hein had spent some time wandering from place to place, including Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma and California.

Hein was allegedly traveling with friends i...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Kuetemeier, Ronald - Missing Person

Kuetemeier, Ronald

Ronald Kuetemeier, 57 years of age, was last seen at his home in Evergreen on Friday, June 14, 2013. His wife contacted the sheriff's office to report him as a missing person the following day. Kuetemeier works in the IT field and is currently unemployed....

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Malonson, Brandi Jo - Missing Person

Brandi Jo Malonson's family last saw her in December 2006 when she left their house in South Jefferson County. Malonson was on probation at the time of her disappearance and has a history of drug use. A few months after her disappearance, friends and asso...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Middleton, Evelyn - Missing Person

Middleton, Evelyn - Missing Person

On August 25, 2015, Evelyn “Cricket” Middleton, DOB 11/15/1982 was reported missing by her mother. Her mother had not seen or heard from her for approximately two weeks. A few days later, Evelyn’s vehicle was found abandoned on the west side of Vail Pass....

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Schmidt, Terry - Missing Person

On September 6, 2002, Terry Schmidt, DOB 01/21/1949 was reported missing while staying at the Lost Valley Ranch located at 29555 Goose Creek Road. Terry had traveled with her husband, Wiltz Wagner, from Indiana to attend an annual conference. Terry&rs...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Case no. 00-13413 - Unidentified Remains

Case no 00-13413 Unidentified Remains

On July 24, 2000, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office received a telephone call from a Jefferson County Open Space worker who advised that skeletal remains were found on Mount Galbraith located on Golden Gate Canyon Road in Golden, Colorado. The Open Sp...

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Cold Cases

Posted on: August 16, 2017

Maintenance Operations

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The Road and Bridge division provides many maintenance activities and services, including asphalt maintenance and repair, concrete replacement and repair, and gravel road maintenance, among others. See our Maintenance Activities and Services web page for ...

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Additional Info... Development and Transportation - Maintenance Operations
Posted on: August 16, 2017

Snow Removal

Snow Plow 1059

The Road & Bridge division is currently responsible for snow removal on 2,900 lane miles of paved roads and 700 lane miles of gravel roads in the unincorporated areas of the County. Get all the details on our Snow Removal web page.

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Additional Info... Development and Transportation - Maintenance Operations
Posted on: August 16, 2017

Adopt-a-Road

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Participate in an activity that promotes civic responsibility, community pride and camaraderie within an organization by adopting a Jefferson County roadway. Get all the details on our Adopt-a-Road web page.

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Additional Info... Development and Transportation - Maintenance Operations

Posted on: November 13, 2017

Former Mountain View Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

Leonard Portugal

A former Mountain View Police Officer has entered a guilty plea to Attempt to Influence a Public Servant (F4) and Embezzlement of Public Property (F5).  Leonard Portugal, DOB: 12-29-69, appeared in Jefferson County Court and entered his guilty pl...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: November 7, 2017

Guilty Plea in Aggravated Robbery from Craigslist Transaction Ruse

David Mascarenas

David Ernest Mascarenas, DOB: 4-29-61, appeared in Jefferson County Court yesterday where he pled guilty to six counts for robbing a homeowner at knifepoint using the ruse of a Craigslist transaction.Mascarenas and David Martinez arrived at the home of An...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: November 6, 2017

Arrest Warrants Issued Today in Death of Mitchell Ingle in Golden on October 27, 2017

(Golden, CO – November 6, 2017) Arrest warrants were issued today for the arrest of husband and wife duo of Austin Jeffrey Boutain, DOB: 10-16-93, and Kathleen Elizabeth Boutain, DOB: 30-17-94.

According to the affidavit, Austin and Kathleen Bout...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: November 3, 2017

Lakewood Man Convicted After Running over Bicyclist and Fleeing

stephen tecmire

A Jefferson County jury has returned guilty verdicts in the case against a Lakewood man accused of  running over a bicyclist and then leaving the scene. Stephen Tecmire, DOB: 5-24-54, was found guilty of Leaving the Scene with Serious Bodily Inju...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: October 20, 2017

Lakewood Woman Arrested for Child Abuse

Melissa Mangeri

A 28-year-old Lakewood woman has been arrested for her role in the assault of her two-year-old daughter. Melissa Nicole Mangeri, DOB: 9-14-89, was arrested on October 19 and is being held on suspicion of one count of Child Abuse Resulting in Serious Bodil...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: September 18, 2017

Former Caseworker with Jeffco Human Services Indicted on 22 Counts

Richelle Schultz

The Jefferson County Grand Jury has returned a 22-count indictment accusing a former child welfare caseworker of falsifying information in twelve child abuse and neglect complaints. Richelle Schultz, DOB: 6-28-64, has been charged with 12 counts of Attemp...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: September 8, 2017

Ian O’Connor Charged with Vehicular Homicide in Death of Wheat Ridge Man

Ian OConnor

The First Judicial District Attorney’s Office has formally filed charges against Ian Fitzgerald O’Connor, 32, in the alleged vehicular homicide death of a 53-year-old Wheat Ridge man last month.On August 29, 2017 Colorado State Patrol ...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: September 6, 2017

Michelle Bialas Sentenced to 24 Years Prison for Domestic Violence Stabbing in Black Hawk

Michelle Bialas

Michelle ReNae Bialas, DOB: 5-23-62, has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for stabbing her ex-boyfriend, James Bynum, at the home they had previously shared in Black Hawk.On January 17, 2017 Ms. Bialas went to the house at 305 Genevas Way in Black Haw...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: August 29, 2017

Habitual Criminal Kirk Boyd Sentenced to 32 Years in Prison

Kirk Boyd

Kirk Len Boyd, DOB: 10-20-78, was sentenced to 32 years in prison for a series of crimes committed in the metro Denver area between October 2 and November 12, 2015. Boyd was sentenced on August 24, having pled guilty in four felony cases on July 11, 2017....

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: August 24, 2017

Attorney Glenn Gregory Sentenced to 8Y Prison for Bilking Grandmother out of $1.3M

Glenn Gregory

A Lakewood attorney was sentenced to just eight years in prison for stealing over $1.3 million from his 89-year-old step-grandmother. Glenn William Gregory, DOB: 3-13-62, was sentenced on August 18, 2017.In June, a Jefferson County jury found Gregory guil...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: August 21, 2017

DA Safety Fair Offers Something for Everyone

Safety Fair

  • Collect your shreddables, outdated prescriptions, old cell phones and glasses and bring them to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s 10th Annual Safety Fair on Saturday, August 26, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 1...
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District Attorney - News
Posted on: August 8, 2017

DA’s Citizens Academy Accepting Applications for 2017 Session

  • The First Judicial District Attorney’s Citizens Academy is accepting applications for the 2017 session. This Academy is open to residents of Jefferson and Gilpin counties and is designed to help create a better understanding of the criminal just...
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District Attorney - News
Posted on: August 2, 2017

Woman Convicted in Domestic Violence Stabbing in Black Hawk

Michelle Bialas

A Gilpin County jury found a 55-year-old Rollinsville woman guilty in the stabbing of her ex-boyfriend, James Bynum, DOB: 8-22-53, at their home in January, 2017.According to testimony during the three-day jury trial, Michelle ReNae Bialas, DOB: 5-23-62, ...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: August 1, 2017

Evergreen Roofing Contracting Pleads Guilty to Theft

Jonathan McMillan

An Evergreen roofing contractor has entered guilty pleas to four felony counts for theft from homeowners through his roofing business.Jonathan Paul McMillan, DOB: 1-20-76, is the owner of Lifetime Roofing and Restoration, located in Evergreen, Colorado. B...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: August 1, 2017

Woman Convicted of Faking Cancer to Steal from At-Risk Elder

Nahid Mashrefi

A Jefferson County jury returned guilty verdicts in the case against a 50-year-old woman from Monument for bilking an elderly Westminster man out of over $69,000. The woman, Nahid “Venus” Moshrefi, DOB: 12-28-66, convinced him that she had cancer when she...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: October 6, 2017

Bank Robber Pleads Guilty

Gary Crider

(Golden, CO – October 6, 2017)  Gary Mark Crider, DOB: 2-16-67, appeared in Jefferson County Court on October 2, where he pled guilty to twelve felony counts for the robberies of five banks in the metropolitan Denver area.  Crider pled g...

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District Attorney - News

Posted on: November 20, 2017

Thanksgiving Closure

Happy Thanksgiving

Human Services will resume regular business hours on Monday, November 27th opening at 7:30 am. We wish you and your families a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. 

Human Services - News
Posted on: November 21, 2017

Pack 'N Play Holiday Challenge

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The Jefferson County Power of Partnership recently made a commitment to help infants in Jefferson County have a safe place to sleep. According to the Colorado Child Fatality Prevention program, sleep related infant deaths are the third leading cause of in...

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Human Services - News
Posted on: November 1, 2017

Shining a Light on Veterans during November

Green Light A Vet in November (1)

A green light means go and that’s what veterans are known for—their ability to take action quickly no matter the challenge. The greenlight symbol is an easy way to unite ordinary Americans under a single banner and spread awareness of veteran unemployment...

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Additional Info... Human Services - News
Posted on: November 1, 2017

Sponsor A Family Holiday Gift Drive

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Calling all generous donors to join in making the holiday season a little brighter for families. The Sponsor A Family Holiday Gift Drive serves children and families who are dealing with issues of child abuse and neglect and may not receive any gifts this...

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Human Services - News
Posted on: November 1, 2017

Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) Now Available

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The Jefferson County Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) is now administered by Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado. If you received LEAP last year and still reside at the same address, a LEAP application packet will be mailed to yo...

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Additional Info... Human Services - News

Posted on: November 15, 2017

Commissioner Rosier to leave Jeffco for Sterling Ranch Community Authority Board

Rosier-Resignation

Veteran Jefferson County Elected Official Donald Rosier announced that he will resign from the Board of County Commissioners in early January 2018, to become General Manager of the Sterling Ranch Community Authority Board. Rosier was elected Commissioner ...

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Posted on: November 16, 2017

Read our latest Engage Jeffco enewsletter

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Our ongoing goal is to make the Engage Jeffco enewsletter a great resource for citizens to stay updated on county news, important services, events and much more. In addition, the Engage Jeffco enewsletter is a tool to help get citizens more engaged in the...

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jeffco.us Home - News
Posted on: November 9, 2017

The Giving Tree

Giving Tree 2017 News

Jefferson County's annual holiday tree is now up in the atrium of the Courts & Administration Facility, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden 80419. The giant tree, also known as the Giving Tree, continues the tradition of including gift tags with holi...

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jeffco.us Home - News
Posted on: October 16, 2017

Welcome to the New Jefferson County Website

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Today is the day! Welcome to the new Jefferson County website! We’re excited to bring you this new website that we are confident will make doing business online with the county a better experience.

One of our largest improvements is that our site...

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jeffco.us Home - News
Posted on: October 2, 2017

Commissioners Hosting Telephone Town Hall on Oct. 17

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The Board of County Commissioners (BCC) is hosting a telephone town hall on Oct. 17 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. They will be calling 50,000 randomly selected phone numbers to participate, but you don’t have to wait to see if you are chosen.You can now p...

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Posted on: September 29, 2017

Jeffco EDC Recognizes Commissioner Libby Szabo as Elected Official of the Year

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Jefferson County Commissioner Libby Szabo was named the Elected Official of the Year at Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation’s (Jeffco EDC) 11th Annual Luncheon.Commissioner Szabo was the first Latina female to be elected to a House...

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Posted on: August 1, 2017

Toby's Pet Parade & Fair to Benefit Foothills Animal Shelter

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Get Ready for Fun with the Dog Costume Parade on September 16

Get your tails wagging and your costumes ready for a day of fun! Foothills Animal Shelter will host the second annual Toby’s Pet Parade & Fair event on September 16 in downtown Gol...

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Posted on: July 7, 2017

Sneak Preview of New Jeffco Website Redesign

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Join us for a special sneak preview of our new website before it launches! Be one of a select group of citizens to test out our homepage features to help make our website the best it can be for our residents and visitors.Sign up for a brief, one-hour focu...

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Posted on: July 5, 2017

Small Business Administration Offers Assistance to Those Affected by Hailstorm

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Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Colorado businesses and residents affected by the hailstorm that occurred May 8, 2017, U.S. Small Business Administration's Administrator Linda McMahon announced today. SBA acted under its own authority...

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

Jeffco Human Services Recognized Through White House Nomination

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Jefferson County’s Human Services and its employees are always rising to the challenges of meeting the needs of our most vulnerable community members. Its passionate, committed staff supports our community in every way possible. It truly is an a...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Jefferson County Public Library's Summer Reading Program

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Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) launches its Summer Reading program on June 1 with prizes, contests and exciting events.With a new community-wide goal of reading a collective 30 million minutes in two months, JCPL aims to create a culture of readin...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

County Launches New Engage Jeffco Video 2017

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Look around, what do you see? A beautiful place to call home. An innovative place to work. A breathtaking place to play. Jefferson County is a place to lay your roots. To raise a family. To feel safe. Make a living. Grow older. To breathe and reset.We str...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

Colonel Don Davis Joins Jefferson County as County Manager

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Colonel Don Davis assumed the role of Jefferson County Manager on Monday, May 1, reporting directly to the Board of County Commissioners. He joins the county after a 27-year career serving in the United States Marine Corps.Jefferson County Commissioner an...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Jefferson County Launches New Brand and Logo System

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Jefferson County is getting a new look! The county has recently developed a new brand in an effort to better serve its citizens.Throughout the process of creating the new brand, Jefferson County gathered citizen feedback to help define what citizens think...

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

Jefferson County Launches OpenGov Financial Portal

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OpenGov platform engages residents with instant access to budget data

Jefferson County announced today the launch of a new digital platform powered by OpenGov that provides residents, elected officials and staff unprecedented access to the county&rsquo...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Jeffco Slash Program Returns for the 2017 Season

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Take advantage of the slash program and reduce wildfire danger on your property!

Jefferson County is once again hosting a summer-long slash collection program at which you can drop off all of your slash. The 2017 slash collection program will be somewhere ...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Jeffco Fair & Festival

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Join us August 10 - 13 for the 2nd Annual Jeffco Fair and Festival and help us celebrate Jeffco's past, present and future.

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

Take our Web Interaction Survey

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Jefferson County will be redesigning our website later this year. It is very important to us that we hear from you, the website users, on how you interact with the county, how you use the website and what is important to you.This survey is 14 questions lo...

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Posted on: October 9, 2017

More Peaks to Plains Trail Opens in Clear Creek Canyon Park

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The Peaks to Plains Trail, a key future state-wide connection, gained another three quarters of a mile on Friday, September 29, 2017. This section adds more to the popular trail which will eventually span the entirety of Clear Creek Canyon Park. In additi...

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Posted on: October 9, 2017

Visitor Survey: e-Bikes in Parks

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Jeffco Open Space is in an information gathering phase about e-bikes and wants to engage our visitors in the process through demos and intercept surveys in our parks.

Currently, Jeffco Open Space allows Class 1 e-bikes on paved (concrete or asphalt) trails...

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Posted on: August 30, 2017

Jefferson County Agencies Come Together for National Public Lands Day Clean-up Efforts

On Saturday, September 30, 2017 the nation will celebrate the 24th annual National Public Lands Day, a volunteer effort aimed at preserving and protecting our public lands. This special day provides an opportunity to engage park visitors around a very imp...

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Posted on: August 17, 2017

Fuelwood Sale Expected Winter of 2017

Jeffco Open Space often has fuelwood to sell to the public at the end of the summer. This wood comes from forestry projects including removing dead or diseased trees or thinning for forest health. Harvested wood is first used for structures within Open Sp...

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

Dakota Ridge Trail Extension Opens in Matthews/Winters Park

After a year and a half of rock work, winching, cutting and rock placement, an extension has been added to the Dakota Ridge Trail in Matthews/Winters Park, part of Jeffco Open Space. Located on the geological formation known as the hogback, above C-470 an...

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Posted on: July 7, 2017

Stage 2 Fire Restrictions in Effect for Jeffco Open Space, July 7, 2017

As of 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 7, 2017, all Jeffco Open Space parks will be under Stage 2 fire restrictions. What to know about the Stage 2 fire restrictions for Jeffco Open Space parks:

No recreational fires - no fire allowed (no open flame, no wood or c...

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Posted on: March 24, 2017

Entire Elk Meadow Park Dog Off-leash Area to Close on April 4

The Elk Meadow Park Dog Off-leash Area (DOLA) in Evergreen has multiple safety and environmental challenges that need to be addressed immediately. Earlier this month Jefferson County Open Space (JCOS) evaluated keeping an eight acre area of the DOLA open ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2017

North Floyd Hill Acquisition a Success for Visitors and Benchmark Land Management Partnership

On March 17, 2017, Jeffco Open Space (JCOS) and Clear Creek County Open Space (CCCOS), with grant assistance from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), and in partnership with The Trust for Public Land (TPL) and the Mountain Area Land Trust (MALT), finalized th...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

Most of Elk Meadow Park Dog Off-leash Area to Close On April 4

The Elk Meadow Park Dog Off-leash Area (DOLA) in Evergreen has many safety and environmental challenges that have resulted in plans to close 99 of the 107 acres of the site on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 for major restoration work. A newly fenced area of appro...

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Posted on: March 9, 2017

Applications Open for Jeffco Open Space Trail Stewardship Team

Applications are currently available for the 2017 Jeffco Open Space Trail Stewardship Team (TST) for Jefferson County youth ages 14-18 years. This program provides wages of $9.30 per hour. The applications are available online through April 10, 2017. The ...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

Most of Elk Meadow Park Dog Off-leash Area to Close; Search for New Suitable, Sustainable Site Begin

The Elk Meadow Park Dog Off-leash Area (DOLA) in Evergreen has become so popular with dog owners that the land has suffered from overuse near the point of no return. The high level of use, coupled with challenging site constraints, has resulted in unsafe ...

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Posted on: January 31, 2017

Jeffco Open Space Hosts 2017 Volunteer Recruitment Fair

Each year Jeffco Open Space asks the community to contribute to their mission to preserve, protect and provide by joining the organization as a volunteer. In 2016, a record 3,015 volunteers donated 38,345 hours to Jeffco Open Space. An upcoming volunteer ...

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Posted on: January 31, 2017

Seasonal Wildlife Closures to Begin February 1

Each year Jeffco Open Space (JCOS) uses seasonal wildlife closures at the parks to protect species at sensitive times in their life cycles. This year's seasonal wildlife closures will be implemented at five JCOS Parks.

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

Monthly Jeffco Land Stewardship Series Launches in January

Jefferson County Weed and Pest and Jeffco Open Space are co-hosting a new series this year for Jeffco landowners that will provide an understanding and appreciation for Jeffco lands and their ecological benefits. This free series will consist of evening s...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

Public Input Sought to Address Challenges at Elk Meadow Park Dog Off-leash Area in Evergreen

Jeffco Open Space is asking for public input at an upcoming three-part community meeting series regarding the popular Elk Meadow Park Dog Off-leash Area (DOLA) located in Evergreen, Colorado. The DOLA is experiencing many challenges that affect public hea...

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Posted on: November 16, 2017

JCPH Awarded Federal and State Grants to Prevent Youth Substance Abuse Before It Starts

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Every community wants to raise youth that are healthy, safe and making positive choices, including avoiding substance abuse. Now, with funding from both the national and state government, Jefferson County has more resou...

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Posted on: November 10, 2017

One in Three Adults in Colorado Have Prediabetes — And Most Don’t Know It

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Jefferson County, Colo. — In Colorado, 1,342,000 adults — more than one in three — have prediabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. Without intervention, many people with prediabetes could develop type 2 diab...

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Posted on: November 8, 2017

JCPH Welcomes New Member to the Jefferson County Board of Health

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Jefferson County, Colo. — With a resume that includes speaking engagements with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the White House, Dr. R. Dawn Comstock is among the nation’s top public health experts. Now, Jeffer...

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Posted on: October 27, 2017

Hepatitis C Cases Among Young Adults Spike: JCPH Encourages Prevention Practices

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Hepatitis C virus cases increased 65 percent among 21- to 30-year-olds in 10 Front-Range counties, including Jefferson County, between 2015 and 2016. Cases among this age group in Jefferson County rose nearly 32 percent.

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Posted on: October 18, 2017

Board of Health to Consider Changes in Onsite Wastewater Treatment (Septic) System Regulation

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Jefferson County, Colorado — The Jefferson County Board of Health is in the process of revising its current onsite wastewater treatment (septic) system regulations. These changes are necessary due to recent revisions to the Colorado Onsite Waste...

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Posted on: August 31, 2017

August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day

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Jefferson County, CO — August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day, held each year to raise awareness and remember those who have lost their lives to drug overdose. It is also a day of hope in recognizing the many lives that have been saved from ove...

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Posted on: August 11, 2017

Heading Back to School? Make Sure Your Teen is Up-to-Date on Immunizations to Stay Healthy

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Jefferson County, CO — They’ll always be your baby, even when your little boy towers over your head or your baby girl is going through her first heartbreak. Though the diapers and baby teeth have been replaced by hormones and acne, your teen still needs y...

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Posted on: August 11, 2017

A Bat Found Near Normandy Elementary School Tests Positive for Rabies

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Jefferson County, CO — Another bat has tested positive for rabies in Jefferson County, Colorado. This one was found near Normandy Elementary School, 6750 S Kendall Blvd, Littleton, CO, 80128. People who may have come in contact with this bat or have had e...

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Posted on: August 9, 2017

JCPH's Nutrition Services WIC Program Receives USDA Loving Support Gold Award of Excellence

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Jefferson County, CO — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today awarded the Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program with the Loving Support Gold Award of Excellence....

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Posted on: August 1, 2017

Jefferson County Public Health WIC Program Spotlights Community Resources for Breastfeeding Support

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Jefferson County, CO — August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month and August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week (WBW), an annual celebration of breastfeeding to increase breastfeeding awareness to improve the health of mothers and babies. In honor of t...

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Posted on: July 21, 2017

JCPH’s Valerie Carberry Receives NFP DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

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Jefferson County, CO — Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is honored to announce Valerie Carberry, Public Health Nurse and Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) home visitor at JCPH, has received the NFP DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses. Valerie is only t...

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Posted on: July 3, 2017

Summer is mosquito season – Fight the Bite to prevent West Nile virus

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Jefferson Couty, CO — As you hit the pool, park or patio for the Fourth of July and other celebrations this summer, remember it’s more than just summertime, it’s mosquito season. That means an increased risk of exposure to West Nile virus.

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Posted on: June 28, 2017

Rabies found in first Jefferson County bat and 17th skunk

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Jefferson County, CO — Skunk rabies continues to be a concern in Jefferson County with the 17th skunk testing positive for rabies in 2017. Additionally, a bat in Jefferson County has now also tested positive for rabies. Both bat and skunk rabies are now c...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Full-scale emergency exercise begins tomorrow

Golden, CO — Emergency planners, responders and volunteers throughout Colorado will be participating in a three-day, full-scale exercise June 15 through 17 designed to test community response procedures during a health crisis. ...

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

Prevent Animal-Borne Diseases This Summer

Jefferson County, CO — As families prepare for camping, barbecuing and other outdoor fun this Memorial Day Weekend, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) wishes to remind everyone to put safety at the top of their checklist. Just like t...

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Posted on: May 12, 2017

Support Someone You Care About with Quitting Tobacco this Mother’s Day

Jefferson County, CO — Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is encouraging everyone to take a step towards a healthier lifestyle this Mother’s Day, May 14, 2017. Mother’s Day is a time to share and express love for others, a...

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

#VaccinesWork to Fight Disease and Keep Entire Communities Healthy

Jefferson County, CO — Nearly 500 Colorado children were hospitalized with vaccine-preventable diseases in 2015, according to a report released in February by the Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition. In 17 of C...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

A Skunk found at Stott Elementary School in Arvada Tests Positive for Rabies

Jefferson County, CO — Another skunk has tested positive for rabies in Jefferson County, Colorado. This one was found on the property at Stott Elementary School, 6600 Yank Way in Arvada. Public health urges anyone who may have come in contact wi...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

Communities in Jefferson County, Colorado, are Taking Youth Tobacco Prevention Seriously

Jefferson County, CO — The City of Golden is making good on its initiative to protect youth from tobacco by holding tobacco retailers accountable to the City’s non-cigarette tobacco retailer licensing law. The Golden Police Department ...

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Posted on: April 4, 2017

Rabies Confirmed in a Skunk Found in Lakewood

Jefferson County, CO — A skunk collected in Lakewood near Wadsworth and 16th Avenue was infected with rabies, according to lab results from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).

The skunk came into contact with one dog...

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

Celebrate National Public Health Week by learning more about JCPH

Jefferson County, CO — From immunizations to restaurant inspections, from early childhood health to emergency preparedness, the programs at Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) affect our communities each day. 

That’s why we&a...

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Posted on: March 27, 2017

Edgewater WIC Clinic Moves to Wheat Ridge

Jefferson County, CO — Jefferson County Public Health announced today that it will be moving its Edgewater WIC clinic on Thursday, April 6 and Friday, April 7, 2017 to its new location at the Jeffco Family Health Services Center, 7495 W...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

HUD Bans Smoking in Public Housing

Jefferson County, CO — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has implemented new rules mandating smoke-free policies in all public housing by July 30, 2018. The rule covers 3,100 public housing authorities nationwide, including 47...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

JCPH recognizes the 2016 Public Health Champions of the Year

Jefferson County, CO — Each year during National Public Health Week, April 3-9, 2017, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) honors some of the people who work to prevent illness and promote health in our communities. While they may not have made ...

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

“The Raising of America” Screening Raise Awareness on Early Childhood Health

Jefferson County, Colorado — The United States is the wealthiest nation in the world, but ranks 26th in the world for children’s well-being. One in four children age 5 and under live in poverty in the U.S., and in Jef...

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

Rabies Confirmed in a Skunk Found in Wheat Ridge

Jefferson County, CO — A skunk collected in Wheat Ridge near Sheridan and 35th Avenue was infected with rabies, according to lab results from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). The skunk came into contact with two ...

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

Time to schedule your annual water well checkup!

Jefferson County, Colorado — Just as you check your furnace or smoke detector batteries seasonally, spring is a good season to have an annual water well checkup before the peak water use season begins, according to the National Ground Water Association&am...

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Posted on: February 28, 2017

“Put Your Best Fork Forward” March is National Nutrition Month

Jefferson County, Colorado — Jefferson County Public Health and the JCPH WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Program encourage everyone to “Put Your Best Fork Forward” for this year’s National Nutrition Month...

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Posted on: February 27, 2017

Teaming Up to Keep Youth Hydrated

Jefferson County, CO — The pink water bottle Emmy Adams, a junior at Golden High School, carries around isn’t just a way to stay hydrated. It’s a chance for change.

“I think that by having refillable drink stations, it helps people drink more wate...

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

New Report Shows High Cost of Vaccine-Preventable Disease

Jefferson County, CO — Local health departments in the Denver metro area work to increase vaccination rates in our communities as an important and lifesaving public health practice. Colorado’s current rate of children immunized with all of the recommended...

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Posted on: February 6, 2017

Prevent HPV-Related Cancers: Public Health Launches New Campaign

Jefferson County, CO — Despite the fact that HPV vaccine prevents cancer, the most recent data from Colorado Immunization Information System shows that approximately seven percent of youth ages 11 and 12 in the Denver Metro area are fully covered by this ...

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Posted on: January 30, 2017

Swap Super Bowl Snacks for a Healthier Party

Jefferson County, CO — Every year, on the first Sunday in February, buffalo sauce flows like the Platte River and tortilla chips crunch like Colorado dirt during a drought. Even when our beloved Denver Broncos aren’t playing, Colorado knows football, and ...

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Posted on: January 26, 2017

Prevent Cervical Cancer: January is National Cervical Health Awareness Month

Jefferson County, CO — Join the Denver Metro Alliance for HPV Prevention in recognition of 2017 Cervical Health Awareness Month. Cervical cancer can be prevented with vaccination, regular screening tests and follow-up care. According to the Cente...

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Posted on: January 26, 2017

Public Notice: Jefferson County Board of Health Changes Meeting Location

Jefferson County, CO — The Jefferson County Board of Health will be meeting in the Mt. Bierstadt room at Jefferson County Public Health, 645 Parfet St., Lakewood, CO 80215. The next Board of Health meeting will be March 21, 2017 at 7:30...

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

Jeffco Wears Red on February 3, 2017

Jefferson County, CO — Cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke) kills more people in the United States, Colorado and Jefferson County than any other disease. Each minute, someone in the United States dies from a heart disease-related ev...

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Arvada WIC Celebrates Opportunity to Serve Families at New Location

Jefferson County, CO  The new Arvada Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Clinic, located on the Jefferson County Head Start Campus at 5150 Allison St., Arvada, CO 80002, held its open house from 9-11 a.m. January 13, 2017.

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Jefferson County Public Health Warns Parents and Caregivers About Hidden Sugar in Beverages

Jefferson County, CO — Many parents and caregivers are not aware of the hidden sugar in many of the beverages that they give to their children. That’s why the Healthy Beverage Partnership in conjunction with Jefferson County P...

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

Public Health Assists Child Care Centers and Homeowners with Radon Testing

Jefferson County, CO — Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH), funded by a grant from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE), is providing free radon test kits to day care centers. In November 2015, the Colorado State Board of ...

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Posted on: November 22, 2017

Ulysses Street Closure (Mt. Vernon Road to US-6)

The southbound lane of Ulysses Street will be closed to through traffic from Mt. Vernon Road to US-6 on November 27, 2017.

Jefferson County and its contractor, Concrete Express, Inc. (CEI), are starting construction of a new sidewalk on the north side of U...

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

ROAD CLOSURE – 975 Zinnia Street

A temporary road closure of Zinnia Street will be closed to traffic from 13160 West 9th Avenue to the intersection of West 10th Avenue on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Milling and Patching crews will be conducting Asphalt Remove &am...

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Posted on: November 2, 2017

S. Platte Canyon Rd. ramp from C-470

The S. Platte Canyon Road ramp from C-470 will be closed to traffic on Monday, November 6 through Wednesday, December 6 for construction of a new roundabout.

Turning movements at the S. Kendall Boulevard and W. Chatfield Avenue intersection will be severel...

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Posted on: October 26, 2017

W. Chatfield Ave. (S. Pierce St. to S. Kendall Blvd.)

W. Chatfield Avenue will be closed to traffic from S. Pierce Street to S. Kendall Boulevard on Saturday, October 28 through November 30.

Only local traffic will be allowed between S. Pierce Street and S. Newland Street.  Traffic will be detoured n...

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Posted on: September 28, 2017

Douglas Mountain Drive - Temporary Road Closure

Douglas Mountain Drive will be closed to traffic at the intersection of Robinson Hill Road and Douglas Mountain Drive and at the intersection of State Highway 119 and Douglas Mountain Drive. Effective immediately to approximately noon today, Thursday, Sep...

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Posted on: November 20, 2017

Safety in Faith "Next Steps" Forum

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Unfortunately the recent tragedy in Sutherland Springs,Texas, underscores the need for Jefferson County's Safety in Faith program. Over the past two
weeks, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s has received inquiries from local houses of worship abo...

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Posted on: September 29, 2017

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Offers Business Academy

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is offering its first Business Academy for local business owners and managers. This free crime prevention course will be held three consecutive Thursday mornings from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. on October 12th, 19th, and 26th....

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Posted on: September 22, 2017

Law Enforcement Agencies Partner to Target Drunk Driving in JeffCo

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On Friday night, September 22, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office will be working in conjunction with Colorado State Patrol and the Metro DUI Task Force to perform a countywide DUI saturation. The task force will consist of officers from Aurora, Denver...

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

Officer Involved Shooting in South Jeffco

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September 21, 2017 at 3:42 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call regardinga reckless driver on eastbound C-470. The caller reported that a black Audi
sedan was speeding and passing cars on the shoulder of the road. The Audi then ex...

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Posted on: September 15, 2017

Suspect Wanted for Seriously Injuring a Toddler

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Joshua James Gonzales (10/24/95) is wanted for child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury, a Class 3 Felony, for an incident that is believed to have occurred on Monday, September 11 in the 1400 block of S. Pierson Street. The incident was not reporte...

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Posted on: September 5, 2017

JeffCo Investigating In-custody Death

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On August 31, 2017 at 10:00 p.m., inmate Suzanne Burgaz (DOB 10/13/1962) was found non-responsive with a television power cord around her neck in a dayroom at the Jefferson County Detention Facility. Deputies immediately began life-saving measures with th...

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Posted on: August 3, 2017

Fire Restrictions Lifted in Jefferson County

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Effective today, August 3, 2017, at 12:00 p.m., Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader will lift the temporary fire restriction order for Jefferson County. Denver Mountain Parks and Jeffco Open Space will remain in a Stage 2 Fire Ban, while Lakewood Open S...

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Posted on: August 25, 2017

Law Enforcement Agencies Partner to Target Drunk Driving in JeffCo

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On Saturday, August 26, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office will be working in cooperation with the Arvada Police Department and Lakewood Police Department on DUI checkpoints. We are combining multiple agency efforts with the goal of sending a...

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Posted on: July 24, 2017

Animal Control Offers Pet Safety Education at Courthouse

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This summer, Jefferson County Animal Control is partnering with the City of Golden’s Animal Control to provide information and education to visitors of the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility. From 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. o...

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Posted on: July 23, 2017

Man drowns in the Platte River

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OnSaturday, July 22, 2017 at 3:00 p.m., a man drowned in the Platte River. The43-year-old Castle Rock resident, whose identity is being withheld pendingnotification of family, was tubing near the Platte River Campground with hisfiancée and frie...

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

Temporary Fire Ban Implemented in Jefferson County

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Effective at noon on July 13, 2017, Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader will enact a Stage 2 Fire Ban for Jefferson County. This temporary Stage 2 Fire Ban supersedes all previous fire restrictions and bans.

THIS TEMPORARY STAGE 2 FIRE BAN APPLIES TO ALL...

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

Sheriff’s Office Seeks Public’s Help

Jennifer Brooks

Jefferson County Sheriff’s investigators are seeking to locate additional victims of a felony reckless driving incident that occurred around noon on July 10 on Highway 285 in the area between WagonTrail and S. Hillview Road, on both north and so...

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Posted on: July 10, 2017

JeffCo Hires Detention Administrator

Rob Rearson swearing in

Tomorrow, July 11, Robert Reardon will be sworn in as the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Detention Administrator at 4:00 p.m. in the Commons Lobby at the Sheriff’s Office, 200 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden. In addition to Reardon’s appointment as Detention...

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Posted on: June 29, 2017

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Implemented in Portions of JeffCo

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Effective at 6:00 p.m. today, June 29, 2017, the Jefferson County Sheriff will implement temporary Stage 1 Fire Restrictions for portions of Jefferson County. The restrictions apply to the areas west of Highway 93, west of C-470, and south and west of the...

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Posted on: June 29, 2017

Restricted Access on Clear Creek Lifted

Clear Creek

By order of the Sheriff and effective immediately, restrictions that previously limited waterway activities on Clear Creek are lifted. The restrictions in the City of Golden have also been lifted. The boundaries affected by the restriction order on June 1...

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Posted on: June 22, 2017

Jefferson County Clarifies the Use and Possession of Fireworks

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With the Fourth of July rapidly approaching, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office would like to clarify Colorado law as it applies to the use and possession of fireworks in the unincorporated areas of Jefferson County.

A good rule of thumb: any device tha...

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Posted on: June 12, 2017

Access Restricted on Clear Creek

Clear Creek

Effective Monday, June 12th, 2017 Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader and the Golden Police Department will limit waterway activities on Clear Creek. These temporary restrictions apply to Clear Creek in unincorporated Jefferson County, as well as those ...

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Posted on: June 5, 2017

JeffCo Investigating In-custody Death

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On May 31, 2017 at 7:00 a.m., inmate Mark Witkowski (07/26/71) was found non-responsive with a ligature around his neck in his cell at the Jefferson County Detention Facility. Sheriff’s deputies immediately began administering CPR and called for...

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Posted on: May 25, 2017

CSOC Scholarship Award Recipient Announced

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Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader is pleased to announce Valeria Garcia-Salcedo as this year’s recipient of the County Sheriffs of Colorado (CSOC) scholarship award for Jefferson County. Ms. Garcia-Salcedo will be recognized by the sheriff a...

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

Law Enforcement Agencies Partner to Target Drunk Driving in JeffCo

DUI saturation

On Saturday, May 27, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting aDUI checkpoint in the area of S. Kipling Parkway and W. Bowles Ave, and theLakewood Police Department will be conducting a DUI checkpoint in the Belmarshopping area. ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2017

Second Arrest Made in JeffCo Homicide

Kenneth Crise

The second suspect wanted in the shooting death of 26 year old Samuel Addison Stewart is in custody on a warrant for first degree murder. Stewart was found deceased in his vehicle in the 11300 block of W. Maplewood Drive on May 1. He had sustained multipl...

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Arrest Made in JeffCo Homicide

Homicide Suspects Jordan Lemarinel and Kenneth Crise

This afternoon, Jefferson County investigators executed an arrest warrant for Jordan Lemarinel (04/17/90) on suspicion of first degree murder in the death of Samuel Addison Stewart (07/02/90). A warrant has also been issued for the arrest of Kenneth Crise...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

Community Meeting Regarding Sexually Violent Predator

Julian Reyes

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a community notification meeting on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, to discuss the residency of sexually violent predator Julian Andrew Reyes, age 57. The meeting will be held from 6:00 – 7:00 p...

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

JeffCo Investigating Homicide

Samuel Stewart

At 3:30 p.m. on Monday, May 1, Jefferson County deputies were dispatched to a call of a suspicious vehicle in the 11300 block of W Maplewood Drive. The vehicle – a white Ford Explorer unfamiliar to the neighborhood – was first noticed in the morning and r...

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Posted on: April 27, 2017

JCSO Achieves National Reaccreditation

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Last month, the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) reaccredited the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement operations and public safety communications. The Sheriff’s Office first achieved na...

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Cooperates with ICE

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Illegal immigration is understandably a concern for many citizens and I am occasionally asked “Why is Jefferson County a sanctuary county?” My response is simple: It is not.

Jefferson County has been unfairly and inaccurately labeled a ...

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Posted on: April 22, 2017

Body Recovered from Wellington Lake

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Late afternoon on April 21, Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies recovered a body from Wellington Lake. The decedent has been identified as Henry Wendel, the victim of a canoe accident that occurred on the lake on March 22. The canoe was carrying...

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Posted on: March 24, 2017

Criminal Investigations Division

Frank Sanchez

Frank Junior Sanchez (DOB 03/20/1991) is wanted for attempted murder by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Sanchez is a Hispanic male, 5’10, 195 lbs, black hair, brown eyes, with acne scars on his face. A photo is attached. His las...

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Posted on: March 30, 2017

Fire Ban Lifted, Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Reinstated

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Effective at 12:00 p.m. today, March 30, 2017, the Jefferson County Sheriff rescinded the temporary Stage 2 Fire Ban and reinstated Stage 1 Fire Restrictions for all Jefferson County. While recent and forecasted weather helps reduce the risk of wildland f...

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Annual Courage Walk Honors Victims of Crime

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On Saturday, April 8, 2017, victim advocates will host the 24th annual Courage Walk for victims’ rights at the Jefferson County Courts and Administrative Building. The walk, which coincides with National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, is ...

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Temporary Fire Ban Implemented in Jefferson County

fire restriction

Effective at midnight, this evening, March 6, 2017, Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader will enact a Stage 2 Fire Ban for Jefferson County. This Temporary Stage 2 Fire Ban supersedes all previous Fire Restrictions and Bans.

THIS TEMPORARY STAGE 2 FIRE BA...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

JeffCo Partners with Business Owners to Combat Counterfeiters

counterfeit training

In 2015, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office investigated 21 reports of fraud involving counterfeit money. In 2016 that number rose to 71 and so far this year, we have had 12 cases reported. Due to this increase in the use of counterfeit money...

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

Senior Citizen Missing

Missing Man

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in locating a missing senior citizen. Gary Mills, 73, left his home in the 25300 block of N. Turkey Creek Rd. in Evergreen on February 15th at 5:20 p.m. and has not returned. Mr. Mills is 5’9”, 115 ...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Cheezo Program

Cheezo

Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader and District Attorney Pete Weir announced today that the Child Sex Offender Internet Investigations (CSOII) Unit known as Cheezo will be operating under the Sheriff’s Office effective immediately. At a press...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

Jeffco Sheriff’s Office Citizens’ Academy starting in March

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The highly anticipated return of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Citizens’ Academy is around the corner and we are now accepting applications. The academy will begin on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, and is a 10-week program designed to provid...

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Posted on: January 12, 2017

Attempted Burglary of Gun Store

Attempted gun store burglary suspects

At 1:30 a.m. on January 12th, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office was notified of an alarm at Denver Guns and Ammo located at 8250 W. Coalmine Ave. When deputies arrived the suspects had already fled. They had attempted to make entry by breaking two sto...

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