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News Flash

Posted on: October 13, 2021

Kraft-Tharp Talks TABOR

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Having lived in Jefferson County for 24 years, I know firsthand our quality of life is unparalleled. We have a reputation as a wonderful place for all to thrive. However, the quality of services the county provides to residents and local businesses come a...

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Board of County Commissioners - News
Posted on: September 1, 2021

Fighting the Opioid Epidemic in Jefferson County and Colorado

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Many of us have known friends or family members who struggled with opioid addiction. Some received treatment and recovered. However, for far too many, the results can be tragic.  

In Jefferson County alone, drug-related overdose deaths increased 5...

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Board of County Commissioners - News
Posted on: August 11, 2021

Commissioner Kerr Speaks to the Importance of Mental Health

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May 16 seems so long ago. It was the date the county moved to level clear. The six-foot physical distancing rule and all capacity restrictions were removed, and the county removed its mask requirement for indoor public spaces a few weeks later. We were en...

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Board of County Commissioners - News
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Jeffco Commissioners to Host Telephone Town Hall on May 17

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The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners (BCC) is hosting a telephone town hall on Monday, May 17 at 6 p.m. We will be calling 50,000 randomly selected phone numbers to participate, but you don’t have to wait to see if you are chosen.During this over-t...

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Board of County Commissioners - News
Posted on: September 19, 2020

Commissioners Highlight Local Businesses in Video Series

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Jefferson County Commissioners Libby Szabo, Casey Tighe and Lesley Dahlkemper visited with business owners who are emphasizing public safety. These visits were filmed and a series of videos is now available on our YouTube channel.

The goal of the Jeffco Op...

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News Flash

Posted on: September 28, 2021

Make sure your registration is updated, Jeffco voters!

September 28, 2021 is National Voter Registration Day

National Voter Registration Day is the perfect time to make sure you're prepared for the upcoming Nov. 2 Coordinated Election.

If you've moved recently, aren't yet registered, or aren't sure if your current address is ac...

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Clerk and Recorder - News
Posted on: August 26, 2021

Jeffco DMV exceeds 200,000 e-service customers

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The Jefferson County DMV has now provided e-services to more than 200,000 customers in 2021 while also surpassing 40,000 kiosk renewals.

With these impressive milestones, Jeffco DMV is on pace to see another record year of online services growth. Visit Jef...

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Clerk and Recorder - News
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Jeffco Elections wins national innovation award

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GOLDEN, Colo., March 4—The Jefferson County Elections division is the recipient of a 2020 Clearinghouse Award from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, a federal body that recognizes election administrators across the country for innovation....

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Clerk and Recorder - News
Posted on: December 22, 2020

Jeffco C&R team celebrates 2020 achievements

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Our entire team went above and beyond this year to continue building a 21st-century Clerk and Recorder’s office even in the face of a pandemic. Learn more about our achievements here

As for 2021 goals, visit the Jeffco Clerk and Recorder dashbo...

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Clerk and Recorder - News
Posted on: November 4, 2020

Jeffco finished counting on Election Night all ballots received by Election Day

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Jeffco finishes counting 99% of ballots 

 

GOLDEN, Colo., Nov. 4—For the fourth election in a row, Jefferson County has finished counting on Election Night all ballots received by 7 p.m. on Election Day.

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Clerk and Recorder - News
Posted on: October 22, 2020

Find your nearest ballot drop box

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Jeffco now has 36 secure ballot drop boxes located throughout the county. These boxes are both accessible -- many don't require you to get out of your car! -- and secure. Each box is on 24/7 video surveillance and ballots are only collected by ba...

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Cold Cases

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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

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

Beck, Margaret Peggy - Homicide - SOLVED

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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

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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

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

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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

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: October 27, 2017

Einsphar, Steven (a.k.a. Sparr, Steve) - Missing

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On October 27, 2017, Steven Einsphar, also known as Steve Sparr, was last seen getting into a vehicle at an acquaintance’s house near the area of South Kuehster Road and Dancing Bear Trail.  During the course of the investigation inform...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Fuster, Elvin - Homicide

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

Kuetemeier, Ronald - Missing Person

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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

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

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

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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

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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 - SOLVED

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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

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

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

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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: February 4, 2019

Paddock-Weeks, Jacob C. – Missing

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On February 4, 2019, Jacob C. Paddock-Weeks was reported missing.  He was last seen on February 2, 2019, in the area of U.S. Highway 285 near Mile Marker 246 after being involved in a motor vehicle accident.  An attempt to locate Jacob w...

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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

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

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

Unknown - Unidentified Remains - Male

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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. T...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Unknown 1972 - Unidentified Remains - Female

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 - Male

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

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News Flash

Posted on: October 15, 2021

Man convicted in I-70 vehicular homicide case

Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos (DOB: 11-21-1995) was convicted by a Jefferson County jury at the First Judicial District Court on Friday of four counts of Vehicular Homicide for the deadly 2019 incident on I-70 in Lakewood.  Aguilera-Mede...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Man sentenced to life without parole for Lakewood murder

GOLDEN, Colo. (October 14, 2021) – Christopher Michael Pride (DOB: 11-02-1989) was sentenced by the First Judicial District Court to life in prison without the possibility of parole Wednesday. In May, a jury found Pride guilty of murdering 21-ye...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: September 29, 2021

First Judicial DA’s Office a leader at statewide conference

Earning recognition for excellence and training prosecutors across the state, the leadership of the First Judicial District Attorney’s Office (Gilpin/Jefferson) was on full display at the annual Colorado District Attorneys’ Council (CD...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: September 9, 2021

Olde Town Arvada officer-involved shooting investigation complete

The Colorado First Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) has completed its investigation into June’s officer-involved shooting in Olde Town Arvada and presented its findings to the First Judicial District Attorney’s ...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: August 27, 2021

Unlicensed breeder sentenced for animal cruelty in Lakewood

GOLDEN, Colo. (August 25, 2021) – Larysa Pavlona Leuchanka (DOB: 04-25-1960) was sentenced Tuesday to five years probation for animal cruelty charges in Jefferson County. The terms of Leuchanka’s community supervision prohibit her from...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: August 17, 2021

Fresh Start Given to 50 People with Warrants in Jeffco, Gilpin

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A total of 50 people – including some that traveled in from out-of-state – had their warrants for traffic offenses, probation violations and low-level, non-violent misdemeanors cleared Saturday during the first-ever Fresh Start event in Colorado’s First J...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: August 17, 2021

Emmi sentenced to 10 years in prison for murder-for-hire case

GOLDEN, Colo. (Aug. 16, 2021) – Jennifer Reba Emmi (DOB: 1/16/1978) was sentenced Monday in Colorado’s First Judicial District Court to 10 years in prison for multiple cases dating back to 2019.“The defendant poses a threat t...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: August 3, 2021

Man sentenced to life without parole for second murder in 32 years

GOLDEN, Colo. – Convicted of murder for the second time in his life, William Robert Taft (DOB: 5/24/1971) was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. In 1990, he was sentenced to 24 years in prison after pleading gu...

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

Fresh Start - Relief for Outstanding Warrants in Jefferson, Gilpin Counties

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People with active warrants for non-violent, low-level misdemeanor and traffic charges in Jefferson or Gilpin counties will have an opportunity to resolve their case without being arrested. The first-ever Fresh Start event in Colorado’s First Judicial Dis...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Man sentenced 63 years for murder of Lakewood resident

GOLDEN, Colo. – John Tyler Blue (DOB: 3-11-1987) was sentenced Friday to 63 years in prison for the murder of 58-year-old Willie Carr in his Lakewood home.“We hope that this outcome provides some sense of justice for Willie’s...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Fraud Alert – Spotting Scams of Older Adults

If there seems to be reason for concern that an older adult has fallen victim to a scam, whether that be a family member or a friend, here are some things to try:

  • Talk to the older adult about new friends in their life and what kind of activity they&rs...
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District Attorney - News
Posted on: June 25, 2021

District Attorney Statement on Olde Town Arvada CIRT Investigation

(Golden, CO – June 25, 2021) District Attorney Alexis King confirms that the First Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) is helming the investigation of Monday’s tragic events in Olde Town Arvada. CIRT responded imme...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: June 25, 2021

Man sentenced in aggravated robbery, shooting of off-duty police officer

(Golden, CO – June 23, 2021) Samuel Clinton McConnell (DOB: 4-15-76) was sentenced Wednesday in Jefferson County District Court to 32 years in prison for the aggravated robbery of a Circle K and the shooting of an off-duty Denver Police Department officer...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Retired officer charged with sexual assault

(Golden, CO – June 11, 2021)  District Attorney Alexis King announced today that a former law enforcement officer, Wayne Darrell Nelson (DOB 9/21/52), has been charged with seven counts for the alleged sexual assaults of three adult females betwe...

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

Parents sentenced in Fentanyl toxicity death of toddler

(Golden, CO – May 26, 2021) Rashad Turner (DOB: 4-8-90) and Denisha Woodsking (DOB: 10-1-90) have been sentenced in the death of their daughter, two-year-old Jada’Marie Glenn-Turner. Jada’Marie died from accidental fentanyl intoxication.

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Charges filed in Lakewood cyclist death

(Golden, CO – May 21, 2021) District Attorney Alexis King announced that charges have been filed in the death of cyclist Gwen Inglis of Lakewood on May 16, 2021.

District Attorney King charged Ryan Scott Montoya (DOB 8/9/91) with multiple crimes, including...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: May 19, 2021

Christopher Pride found guilty of first-degree murder

(Golden, CO – May 19, 2021)  On Friday May 14, 2021, a Jefferson County jury found Christopher Michael Pride (DOB 11/2/89), guilty of the murder of 21-year-old Roderick Vecchiarelli, and not guilty of the attempted murder of 49-year-old Angela Sa...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: May 13, 2021

Man found guilty of sexual assault on a child at ARC Thrift Store

(Golden, CO – May 13, 2021) A Jefferson County jury found Ronn Gregory Wyman, DOB 1/7/1959, guilty of sexually assaulting a child, age 11, at the ARC Thrift store in Arvada on January 12, 2020.

On January 12, 2020, Arvada police were called to the ARC Thri...

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

Man sentenced to life in prison for 7-Eleven murder

(Golden, CO – May 11, 2021)  Israel Becerril-Rodriguez (DOB: 3-20-94) was sentenced today to life in prison for the murder of 28-year-old Jesus Arambula Terrones at a 7-Eleven store in Lakewood on November 3rd, 2019.  

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Michaela Harman pleads guilty in accidental shooting death of child

(Golden, CO – May 5, 2021) On May 4, 2021, in Jefferson County District Court, Michaela Dawn Harman (DOB 12/1/95) pleaded guilty to felony Child Abuse – Negligently Caused Serious Bodily Injury, a class 4 felony, in the shooting death of three-ye...

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Jarvis Gates sentenced to Life in Prison plus 17 years

(Golden, CO – May 6, 2021) Jarvis Rondale Gates, DOB 6/15/1981, was sentenced yesterday to life in prison plus 17-and-a-half years for the murder of 32-year-old Rotasha Pryor-Thomas in Lakewood on October 31, 2019.

On November 2, 2019, Lakewood po...

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

DA Alexis King celebrates first 100-day accomplishments

Alexis King

Golden, CO (April 22, 2021) –  Today marks the 100th day since District Attorney Alexis King took office. She has wasted no time implementing changes tailored to her promises to voters.

District Attorney Creates One-of-Its-Kind Conviction Integrit...

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Jury verdict in Arvada robbery Involving off-duty police officer

Golden, CO (April 22, 2021)  A Jefferson County jury found Samuel McConnell, DOB 4/15/76, guilty of the lesser charges of Assault in the Second Degree – Reckless Causing Injury (F4), Aggravated Robbery (F3), Theft $50-300 (M3), five counts of Re...

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

24-to-Life for man convicted of multiple sexual assaults in Lakewood

(Golden, CO – April 14, 2021) Darrell Eugene Wall, DOB 1-24-70, appeared yesterday in Jefferson County District Court where he was sentenced to twenty-four years to life in prison for sexually assaulting five women he lured into his van and RV, by offerin...

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Drone Flight on McIntyre Street from W. 50th Avenue to W. 56th Place on September 16, 2021

Jefferson County will conduct an aerial survey from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 16, 2021, using an Unmanned Aircraft System (Drone). 

There are no planned road closures for this flight.

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Drone Flight on Eldridge Street from W. 32nd Avenue south to Creighton Drive on September 16, 2021

Jefferson County will conduct an aerial survey from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 16, 2021, using an Unmanned Aircraft System (Drone). 

There are no planned road closures for this flight.

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

Drone Flight on Crescent Park Drive, SH-72 North to Gross Dam Road on June 23, 2021

Jefferson County will conduct an aerial survey from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23, using an Unmanned Aircraft System (Drone). The drone will fly along Crescent Park Drive from State Highway 72 north to the Jefferson County line at Gross Dam...

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

Drone Flight on Jefferson County Parkway and Illinois Street May 25, 2021

Jefferson County will conduct an aerial survey from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday May 25, using an Unmanned Aircraft System (Drone). The drone will fly along Jefferson County Parkway from US Hwy 6 north to Illinois Street and then continue along Ill...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

RESCHEDULED: Drone Flight on McIntyre Street, Thursday, February 11, 2021

Due to snow cover, the drone flight scheduled for Wednesday, February 10 has been moved to Thursday, February 11 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. The drone will fly along the west side of McIntyre Street between W. 52nd Avenue north to W. 56th Place.

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Drone Flight over JC-73 (Citation Trail to S. Blue Creek Road) on Thursday, January 21, 2021

Jefferson County will be conducting an aerial survey from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Thursday January 21, 2021 using an Unmanned Aircraft System (Drone). The drone will fly along both the east and west sides of JC-73 from Citation Trail to S. Bl...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Drone Flight over the Jeffco Administration & Courts Building on Thursday, January 21, 2021

Jefferson County will be conducting an aerial survey from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday January 21, 2021 using an Unmanned Aircraft System (Drone). The drone will fly over the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility and surrounding area l...

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

Canceled: Drone Flight over the Jeffco Admin. & Courts Building on Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Jefferson County canceled the Unmanned Aircraft System (Drone) flight that was scheduled for January 6 at 10:00 a.m. over the Administration and Courts Building. The aerial survey will be rescheduled for another date. 

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Drone Flight over McIntyre Street (W. 32nd Avenue north to SH-58) on Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Jefferson County will be conducting an aerial survey from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday January 6, 2021 using an Unmanned Aircraft System (Drone). The drone will fly along both the east and west sides of McIntyre Street between W. 32nd Avenue north...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Drone Flight over the Jeffco Administration & Courts Building on Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Jefferson County will be conducting an aerial survey from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 using an Unmanned Aircraft System (Drone). The drone will fly over the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility and surrounding are...

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Drone Flight on S. Kipling Parkway Thursday, November 19, 2020

Jefferson County will conduct an aerial survey from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 19 using an Unmanned Aircraft System (Drone). The drone will fly along the west side of S. Kipling Parkway between W. Coal Mine Avenue to W. Geddes Avenue.

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

Claim Your Child Tax Credit

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Did you know? This year, most families will receive a monthly payment of $250 - $300 per child. Low-income families with children are eligible for this crucial tax relief – including those who have not made enough money to be required to file ta...

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

Spanish-Speaking Resources and Navigation Available Through Conectando

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Spanish version of this story is available at the bottom of the page.

Conectando was created out of a recognition that Spanish-speaking community members need one-on-one support to navigate the enormous amount of resources, services, and communications com...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

COVID-19 Housing Emergency Assistance

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During these uncertain times, many families and community members are facing unanticipated hardships. One of the most critical pieces of a strong community is safe and stable housing. Human Services has emergency assistance funds to assist community membe...

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Human Services Buildings Closed on Fridays

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Human Services and Laramie buildings are open for limited in-person services Mondays through Thursdays from 7:30am – 5:30pm. Buildings are closed on Fridays but services are available virtually. 

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Access Services Virtually Due to COVID-19

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Human Services and Laramie buildings are open for limited in-person services Mondays through Thursdays from 7:30am – 5:30pm. Buildings are closed on Fridays but services are available virtually. 

Services are encouraged to be accessed virtually wh...

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

Read our latest Engage Jeffco enewsletter

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Read the October Issue to find out about county news, community events, classes, health and safety tips, announcements and much more!

Our ongoing goal is to make Engage Jeffco a great resource for citizens to stay updated on county news, important services...

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

Jefferson County Announces Important Snow Removal Updates

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Jefferson County’s Road and Bridge team is getting ready for the upcoming winter season, and the snow that comes with it. Due to a statewide shortage of truck drivers, Jefferson County Road and Bridge revised its Snow Removal Procedure for the u...

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

Commissioner Kraft-Tharp Talks TABOR

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Having lived in Jefferson County for 24 years, I know firsthand our quality of life is unparalleled. We have a reputation as a wonderful place for all to thrive. However, the quality of services the county provides to residents and local businesses come a...

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

Jefferson County Board of Health Issues Public Health Order 21-005

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During a public meeting held on October 11, the Jefferson County Board of Health voted to approve Public Health Order 21-005, which requires all county and municipal government workers to get tested for COVID-19 weekly or submit proof of full vaccination ...

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Posted on: October 18, 2021

Trumbull Bridge Over the South Platte River Repair

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To extend the life of the bridge, this project will rehabilitate the Trumbull Bridge (second bridge north of Deckers) across the South Platte River.  This bridge spans the South Platte River which borders Douglas and Jefferson Counties.  ...

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Jeffco Board of Health Votes to Require Masks in Local Government Buildings

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During a public Special Jefferson County Board of Health Meeting on October 7, the Jefferson County Board of Health voted to approve Public Health Order 21-004, which requires that all individuals ages 2 and older wear a mask in all indoor spaces at all c...

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

US 6 and Heritage Interchange Design Open House

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Golden, CDOT and Jefferson County are partnering to improve the US 6 and Heritage interchange. A virtual open house will be held Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. This open house will include a presentation describing four alternatives for project aesthetics, ...

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

Fighting the Opioid Epidemic in Jefferson County and Colorado

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Many of us have known friends or family members who struggled with opioid addiction. Some received treatment and recovered. However, for far too many, the results can be tragic.  

In Jefferson County alone, drug-related overdose deaths increased 5...

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

Motor Vehicle Tips for Jeffco's Mountain Communities

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The op-ed below was written by Jefferson County Clerk & Recorder George Stern, and was published in the Canyon Courier on Aug. 25.Anyone fortunate enough to live in Jefferson County knows what a geographically diverse place this is, stretching from th...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

Fresh Start Given to 50 People with Warrants in Jefferson, Gilpin Counties

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A total of 50 people – including some that traveled in from out-of-state – had their warrants for traffic offenses, probation violations and low-level, non-violent misdemeanors cleared Saturday during the first-ever Fresh Start event in Colorado’s First J...

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

End to the Mortgage Foreclosure Moratorium: What does this mean for me?

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Advice from the Jefferson County Public Trustee’s Office – Jerry DiTullio & Holly RyanThe moratorium on foreclosing federally insured loans officially ended July 31, 2021. The moratorium prohibited lenders of federally insured defaulted loans from ref...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

2020 Historically Jeffco Magazine Now Available!

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The Jefferson County Historical Commission (JCHC) invites you to read its annual publication, Historically Jeffco magazine. Following the theme of Legacy Trades and Businesses, the 2020 edition highlights numerous local commercial enterprises that have th...

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

Fresh Start - Relief for Outstanding Warrants

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People with active warrants for non-violent, low-level misdemeanor and traffic charges in Jefferson or Gilpin counties will have an opportunity to resolve their case without being arrested. The first-ever Fresh Start event in Colorado’s First Judicial Dis...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Jefferson County Online Services Page Now Available

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On March 19, Jefferson County Public Health issued a Public Health Order, which closed dine-in service at bars and restaurants, as well as theaters, gyms and county buildings. With Jefferson County offices closed due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the county ...

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Posted on: July 12, 2021

Changes to Front Circle of Administration and Courts Facility

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To increase safety at the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility, the front roundabout will permanently be closed to vehicle traffic beginning on July 26. Construction for this project will begin in late July and is currently scheduled to be ...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

New! Sign up for Notifications for COVID-19 Alerts

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Do you want to be notified of the latest news about COVID-19 from Jefferson County, like about vaccines, testing sites, changes to Jeffco’s dial status and more? Then subscribe to our Jeffco COVID-19 Alert notification. We will send these out to you via t...

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Climate Action Plan Approved

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On Sept. 15, the Jefferson County Board of County Commissions adopted by majority vote Resolution No. CC20-254, a resolution acknowledging the global climate crisis and affirming the county’s commitment to climate action. 

In partnership with Jeff...

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Posted on: September 19, 2020

Commissioners Highlight Local Businesses in Video Series

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Jefferson County Commissioners Libby Szabo, Casey Tighe and Lesley Dahlkemper visited with business owners who are emphasizing public safety. These visits were filmed and a series of videos is now available on our YouTube channel.

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Jefferson County Government Properties Go Tobacco-Free

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Effective February 3, 2020, smoking and the use of tobacco products will not be permitted on Jefferson County Government properties except in select, marked Designated Tobacco Use Areas (DTUA) and private vehicles. New signs to point you to those DTUAs th...

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Seasonal Foothills SLASH Drop Off Program support local landowner wildfire mitigation

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Currently, more than two-thirds of the County is in the wildland-urban interface (WUI), including Evergreen and Conifer area which rank #1 in Colorado, and in the top 10 nationally, for potential risk of property loss to wildfire, according to the Verisk ...

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Posted on: September 23, 2021

South Table Mountain Park Plan Update and Community Meeting 10/6 at 6:00 P.M.

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South Table Mountain Park Plan Update and Community Meeting

In an ongoing effort to address the visitation pressure on our park system, Jefferson County Open Space (JCOS) is currently updating the access and trailheads component of the South Table Mountain...

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

Pilot Program Offers Discounted Rideshare Fares to Select Jeffco Trailheads

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Jeffco Open Space Has Teamed Up With Lyft to Offer Discounted Fares to Some of the Busiest Trailheads

Jeffco Open Space (JCOS) is excited to announce a pilot program giving park visitors the opportunity to take advantage of reduced fares from rideshare com...

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

1,192-acre Goltra property outside Golden set to be preserved by year end

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Spectacular 1,192-acre Goltra property outside Golden set to be preserved by year endLongtime priority acquisition to be funded by land exchange with Martin Marietta Materials

Golden, Colorado - Win-win is an understatement with this land conserva...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

Public land agencies remind everyone to #recreateresponsibly this summer

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Public land agencies remind everyone to #recreateresponsibly this summer 

Federal, state, and local agencies remind everyone to know before you go, plan aheadbe courteous on...

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Posted on: October 18, 2021

JCPH Updates COVID-19 Data Dashboard Using 2021 Population Forecast

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In an effort to continue to provide high-quality county-level COVID-19 data to residents and partners, today Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) will update the information on its COVID-19 data dashboard using 2021 Jefferson County population forecasts ...

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

Jefferson County Board of Health Issues Public Health Order 21-005

Board of Health Votes to Require Routine COVID-19 Testing

During a public meeting held on October 11, the Jefferson County Board of Health voted to approve Public Health Order 21-005, which requires all county and municipal government workers to get tested for COVID-19 weekly or submit proof of full vaccination ...

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Jefferson County Board of Health Votes to Require Masks in Local Government Buildings

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During a public Special Jefferson County Board of Health Meeting on October 7, the Jefferson County Board of Health voted to approve Public Health Order 21-004, which requires that all individuals ages 2 and older wear a mask in all indoor spaces at all c...

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

Flu Season is Here: JCPH Encourages Residents to Get Vaccinated for Both Flu & COVID-19

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As we head into fall, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) urges everyone 6 months and older to get an influenza vaccine. With COVID-19 still circulating at high transmission rates in our community, it’s more important than ever to protect your...

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Southwest Plaza COVID-19 Vaccination Site Expands Capacity

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From September 20-30, 2021, the community COVID-19 vaccination site located at Southwest Plaza Mall (8501 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton, CO 80123 – Dillard’s Parking Lot) will have expanded capacity to provide up to 1,000 doses of vaccine ...

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

JCPH Provides Update on COVID-19

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Jefferson County, Colo. — As the highly transmissible Delta variant continues to spread in the county, especially among unvaccinated residents, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) shares an update on the current situation in Jeffco. The department also ...

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

JCPH Supports State Board of Health’s Decision to Require COVID-19 Vaccines at Healthcare Facilities

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On Monday, August 30, 2021, the State Board of Health approved emergency rules requiring vaccination for staff in licensed healthcare settings. Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) applauds the State Board of Health for this important requirement of heal...

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Posted on: August 28, 2021

JCPH Amends PHO 21-002: Order now requires masks for everyone ages 3+ in school settings

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) has amended Public Health Order 21-002, which now requires everyone ages 3 and older (instead of 2 and older) to wear a mask when indoors at all schools and school-based extracurric...

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

JCPH Encourages Residents to Observe International Overdose Awareness Day on August 31

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Jefferson County, Colo. – International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is August 31, 2021, and Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) encourages residents to get involved. IOAD is an annual observance focused on raising awareness and reducing stig...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

NOTICE: Seeking Public Comment on Proposed Revisions to OWTS Resolution & Policy

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As an effort to minimize the impact of nitrate pollution from new and existing development to the groundwater in the Parmalee Gulch watershed, there has been a long-standing Jefferson County Board of Health resolution and policy prohibiting installation o...

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Posted on: August 16, 2021

JCPH Issues Public Health Order 21-002

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) today released Public Health Order 21-002, which requires everyone ages 2 and older to wear a mask when indoors at all schools and sch...

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Posted on: August 13, 2021

JCPH Extends Public Health Order 21-001: County to Remain in Observation Period for Another Month

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Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) today extended Public Health Order 21-001 – COVID-19 Dial. The order is now effective through September 15, 2021. View the full order extension here.

“Given the stall in COVID-19 vaccinations, combi...

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

JCPH Celebrates National Breastfeeding Month and World Breastfeeding Week

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Jefferson County, Colo. — August is National Breastfeeding Month, and the first week of August (1-7) is World Breastfeeding Week. These celebrations are held annually to increase breastfeeding awareness to improve the health of mothers, babies a...

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

Jefferson County Public Health Offers Guidance for Schools, Families Ahead of Back-to-School

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Jefferson County, Colo. — As Jefferson County students soon return to in-person learning, and on the heels of the release of back-to-school guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Jefferson County Public Health (JCP...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

In Alignment with CDC Guidelines, JCPH Strongly Encourages Wearing a Mask Indoors, Regardless of Vax

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Jefferson County, Colo. — On July 27, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance recommending mask wearing for the general public, including those who are fully vaccinated, in areas where there is substantial COVID-...

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

JCPH & Jeffco Public Schools Urge All Students Age 12+ to Get COVID-19 Vaccine before Back-to-School

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Jefferson County, Colo. — With back-to-school just around the corner, now is the perfect time for students who have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccine to get ready to  safely return for the new school year. 

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

JCPH & the RAQC Offer Tips to Stay Healthy When Air Quality is Poor this Summer

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Summer is finally here and we are already feeling the heat in Colorado. This time of year when the climate is hot and dry, increased ground-level ozone pollution and smoke from wildfires can make our air more harmful to...

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

JCPH Launches Countywide Marketing Campaign to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Rates Among Young People

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Jefferson County, Colo. — COVID-19 vaccination rates are rising in Jefferson County, which is driving declining rates of infection overall. However, we are still seeing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, especially among those who remain unvac...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Prevent Diseases Carried by Insects and Animals This Summer

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Summer is here, and that means sunshine, hiking, barbeques and enjoying the great outdoors. Insects and animals are also coming out to explore this time of year, so Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) encoura...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

JCPH Launches New Campaign to Reduce Exposure to Secondhand Smoke and E-Cigarette Aerosol

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Warmer weather is approaching, and more people will be enjoying outdoor public spaces as a safer option for gathering during COVID-19. Because COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can damage the lungs, it is ...

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Posted on: May 15, 2021

JCPH Rescinds County Mask Order to Align with State Requirements

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Along with other Denver Metro Area counties, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) rescinded its countywide mask order (Public Health Order 20-008) effective May 15. Now, all residents should follow the more re...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

JCPH Statement Regarding Mask Guidance – May 14, 2021

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Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is aware of today’s announcement from Gov. Jared Polis and the state’s plans to align with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention around masks. JCPH is awaiting receipt of off...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Jefferson County to Move to Level Clear May 16

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Beginning May 16, Jefferson County will move to Level Clear on the Simplified Dial, per JCPH’s Public Health Order 21-001. Under Level Clear, the county will enter a 90-day observation period during which busi...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

JCPH Releases Updated Mask Order, Aligns with the State on Requirements

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Jefferson County, Colo. – This week, Governor Jared Polis extended the State mask order that allows for fewer restrictions on mask-wearing in certain circumstances. In an effort to keep regulations uniform across the Denver Metro Area, ...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

JCPH Celebrates 2020 Public Health Champions and Releases Report to the Community

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Following a year of pandemic response, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is proud and excited to make two important announcements regarding the efforts made by our community and health department since March 2020. T...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

JCPH Issues Local Public Health Order to Lead County Through Recovery

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) today issued a new public health order (PHO 21-001) to help guide the county through the recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and into a full reopening. The order was is...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

CDPHE Moves Jeffco to Level Yellow on Dial 3.0

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Jefferson County, Colo. – On April 7, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) alerted Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) that the county will be moved to Level Yellow: Concern on the state’s Dial 3....

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

Masks No Longer Required in Outdoor Public Settings in Jeffco

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) today amended the countywide mask order (Public Health Order 20-008), which requires anyone in Jeffco to wear a face covering when in indoor public spaces when 6 ft. distan...

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

JCPH Provides Summary of Dial 3.0 Implications for Jeffco

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Jefferson County, Colo. – With the release of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) new Dial 3.0 framework and public health order yesterday, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is providing a su...

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

JCPH Reminds Community that Masks Are Required in All Indoor & Outdoor Settings

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Jefferson County, Colo. – With spring on the way, people in Jeffco are beginning to spend more time in our great outdoors and the spring sports season is kicking off. Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) reminds all residents that the use of fa...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Reflections: One Year of COVID-19 in Jeffco

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One year ago, our community was bracing for a novel virus that we knew very little about. We didn’t fully understand its origin, how it spread and certainly not how to treat it. All we knew for sure was that this new virus had caused great harm ...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Jefferson County Moves to Level Blue on Dial 2.0

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Effective Feb. 26 at 6 a.m., Jefferson County will move to Level Blue: Caution on the state’s Dial 2.0. Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) was notified about the move by the Colorado Department of Public He...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Jeffco Reaches Goal of Vaccinating at Least 70 Percent of Residents Age 70 and Over

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) announced today that the county has reached its goal of vaccinating at least 70% of residents age 70 and over by the end of February. This monumental effort, achieved in partnership...

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

JCPH announces new Executive Director, Dr. Dawn Comstock

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is excited to announce and welcome its new Executive Director, Dr. Dawn Comstock. Dr. Comstock is bringing with her decades of experience and a passion for data-driven, equity-minde...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Jefferson County Moves to Level Yellow on State’s New Dial 2.0

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Jefferson County, Colo. – On Feb. 5, 2021, Gov. Jared Polis and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) announced a new Dial Framework for measuring county’s levels of openness called Dial 2.0...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

Notice: Fourth Amended Public Health Order 20-009

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Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) released a fourth amended Public Health Order 20-009 (PHO 20-009). The order was amended to provide clarifications on where PHO 20-009 does and does not apply. The intent of the order has not changed. This amended ver...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

JCPH to Open its Vaccination Clinic to Adults Age 70+

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Jefferson County, Colo. — In an effort to help more people in Jefferson County access the COVID-19 vaccine, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is expanding availability o...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

JCPH Partners with COVIDCheck to Provide COVID-19 Testing in Jeffco

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Beginning Feb. 2, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) will partner with COVIDCheck Colorado to provide fast, accurate and free COVID-19 testing at a varie...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

JCPH Provides Update on COVID-19 Testing in Jefferson County

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Jefferson County, Colo. – On Jan. 20, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) alerted Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) of concerns with COVID-19 testing...

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Public Health - News
Posted on: January 14, 2021

JCPH Provides Update on Vaccination Prioritization and Timeline

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Jefferson County, Colo. – As of January 11, 2021, 18,734 Jefferson County residents have received at least their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Of these, 3,799 have received both doses of the vaccine and are on their way to being more prote...

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Public Health - News
Posted on: January 8, 2021

New! Sign up for Notifications for COVID-19 Alerts

Jeffco COVID-19 Alerts

Do you want to be notified of the latest news about COVID-19 from Jefferson County, like about vaccines, testing sites, changes to Jeffco’s dial status and more? Then subscribe to our Jeffco COVID-19 Alert notification. We will send these out to you via t...

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Public Health - News
Posted on: January 5, 2021

January is National Radon Action Month – JCPH offering free test kits by mail to Jeffco residents

National Radon Action Month

Jefferson County, Colo. – January is National Radon Action Month, and Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is encouraging residents to protect themselves and loved ones from dangerous radon gas by testing their homes. To help, JCPH is offering ...

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Public Health - News
Posted on: January 4, 2021

Jefferson County moved to Level Orange on COVID-19 Dial

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) has been notified that as of today, January 4, 2021, the county is being moved to Level Orange on the Dial Framework by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDP...

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Public Health - News
Posted on: December 1, 2020

Notice: Second Amended Public Health Order 20-009

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Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) today released a second amended Public Health Order 20-009 (PHO 20-009). The order was amended to provide clarifications on where PHO 20-009 does and does not apply. The intent of the order has not changed. This amend...

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Public Health - News
Posted on: November 22, 2020

Statement: Extreme demand seen at Jefferson County Fairgrounds testing site, line closed for 11/22

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The COVID-19 testing site at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds is closed for Sunday, 11/22/2020. The site, which is hosted by Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) in partnership with Curative Testing and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Enviro...
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Public Health - News
Posted on: November 21, 2020

Jefferson County Public Health Announces New Large Capacity COVID-19 Testing Sites

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH), in partnership with the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) and Curative Testing, is launching two new FREE COVID-19 testing sites in t...

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Public Health - News
Posted on: November 19, 2020

State to Move Jefferson County to Level Red, “Severe Risk,” in the Dial Effective Nov. 20, 5 p.m.

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Effective Friday, November 20, 2020 at 5 p.m. the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will move several Denver Metro counties, including Jefferson County, to “Level Red – Sev...

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Public Health - News
Posted on: November 9, 2020

Update on Jeffco’s Move to Level Orange & Public Health Order 20-009

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As announced on November 4, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) will move to Level Orange (formerly Level 3) of the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment’s (CDPHE) Dial Framework beginning today, Monday, November 9 at 5 p.m. A...

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Public Health - News
Posted on: November 4, 2020

State to Move Jefferson County to Level Orange in the Dial Due to Continued Surge in COVID-19 Cases

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) was notified today by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) that the county will be moved to Level Orange, formerly Level 3, in the Dial Framework, effect...

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Public Health - News
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Notice: First Amended Public Health Order 20-009

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Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) today released a first amended Public Health Order 20-009 (PHO 20-009). The order was amended to provide clarifications on where PHO 20-009 does and does not apply. The intent of the order has not changed. This amende...

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Public Health - News
Posted on: October 29, 2020

JCPH Announces New COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies to Help Protect Community

JCPH Announces New COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies

Jefferson County, Colo. – Today Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) announced a series of new mitigation strategies to help curb the alarming spread of COVID-19 in the county. Strategies include issuing a new local Public Health Order 20-009 (...

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Public Health - News
Posted on: October 23, 2020

JCPH Launches New Campaign “Together We Go Forward"

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) today announced and launched a new public information campaign aimed to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Jefferson County by reminding people of their important role in this effort. T...

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Public Health - News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Jefferson County Board of Commissioners Directs a Closure of County Offices

COVID-19 Update

As the COVID-19, or Coronavirus, becomes more widespread, the Board of County Commissioners has directed the closure of all county offices to the public, effective today, March 16, with the exception of the courts and those services related to law enforce...

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News Flash

Posted on: October 19, 2021

Road Closure of Deer Ridge Drive

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Full Road Closure of Deer Ridge Drive will be closed to traffic from 15872 Deer Ridge Drive to 15831 Deer Ridge Drive starting October 26th to October 28, 2021.

Work will include the replacement of the culvert cross tube on Deer Ridge Drive.

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Road Closures & Construction
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Road Closure of Malamute Drive

Malamute Detour

Full Road Closure of Malamute Drive will be closed to traffic from Malamute Drive to Red Fox Drive starting October 18th to October 29, 2021. 

Work will include installing a bypass culvert for future work on Malamute Drive.

A detour route (PDF) is ...

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Road Closures & Construction
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Temporary Road Closure of Meadows Drive Bridge

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Temporary Road Closure of Meadows Drive Bridge will be closed to thru traffic from Independence Trail to Highway 74 on October 18th through October 22, 2021, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The bridge on Meadows Drive will be closed to thru traffic for minor b...

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Road Closures & Construction
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Road Closures on S. Alkire Street (S. Zang Court to W. Belleview Avenue)

Roadway closures are and will be in place for the S. Alkire Street Roadway Improvements (S. Zang Court to W. Belleview Avenue) Project. 

  • Starting September 15, W. Arlington Place will be closed to traffic between S. Alkire Street and S. Zinnia Cou...
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News Flash

Posted on: October 18, 2021

Peer Support Program

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Are you or someone you know a romance scam survivor?

To support individuals impacted by romance imposter scams, Cybercrime Support Network offers a free, confidential Peer Support Program for romance scan survivors.  The counselor-led sessions provide a safe virtual environment for individuals to w...

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Secure Jeffco News

News Flash

Posted on: October 19, 2021

Prescribed Burning for Areas in Jefferson Counties Starting October 21, 2021

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Forest Service News Release

CONIFER, Colo., October 15, 2021— As part of the ongoing hazardous fuels reduction project, the South Platte Ranger District will conduct prescribed burns in the Noddles project area of Douglas County and the Sand Springs area i...

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Sheriff - News
Posted on: October 15, 2021

JCSO In-Custody Death

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On Friday, October 15, 2021 at 7:08 a.m., Jefferson County Detention deputies found inmate Richard Stichter, DOB 9/27/84, unresponsive in his cell with a ligature around his neck. Staff immediately attempted lifesaving measures, but Stichter was pronounce...

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Sheriff - News
Posted on: October 9, 2021

Parents Arrested After Injuries Found on Twin Infants

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On Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, JCSO Investigators arrested Jeremy Esposito (5/1/1987) and his wife Jonelle Esposito (7/3/1993) on charges of Child Abuse Resulting in Severe Bodily Injury. On Sunday, Oct. 3, deputies responded to a hospital after staff reported ...

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Sheriff - News
Posted on: October 9, 2021

Parents Arrested After Injuries Found on Twin Infants

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On Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, JCSO Investigators arrested Jeremy Esposito (5/1/1987) and his wife Jonelle Esposito (7/3/1993) on charges of Child Abuse Resulting in Severe Bodily Injury. On Sunday, Oct. 3, deputies responded to a hospital after staff reported ...

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Sheriff - News
Posted on: October 7, 2021

JCSO In-Custody Death

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Jefferson County, CO. – On Wednesday, October 6, 2021 the Jefferson County Detentions staff were notified that 81-year old inmate Alford Wayne Pittman was pronounced deceased at St. Anthony’s Hospital. Pittman was booked into ...

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Sheriff - News
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Jeffco Sheriff’s Office Arrests Second Suspect

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Jefferson County, CO. – On September 24, 2021, Scott Smith (06/15/1975) was arrested on charges of murder in the first degree, tampering with physical evidence, and domestic violence related to a 2020 case that resulted in the ...

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Sheriff - News
Posted on: September 30, 2021

Sheriff Shrader Appoints New Division Chief

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Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader is pleased to announce the appointment of Todd Reeves as Division Chief of the Criminal Investigations Division, to be effective on Monday, October 4, 2021. The division chief position recently became available due to...

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Sheriff - News
Posted on: September 30, 2021

Sheriff’s Office Launches Disasters & Emergencies Guide

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Jefferson County, CO. – As National Emergency Preparedness Month draws to a close, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office introduces a new, interactive and user-friendly Disaster and Emergencies Guide to help residents...

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Sheriff - News
Posted on: September 24, 2021

Suspect Arrested For Murder in 2020 case

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Jefferson County, CO. – On November 1, 2020, Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 5400 block of West Ottawa Avenue after a male caller stated he shot his wife when she came at him with a weapon. The ca...

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Sheriff - News
Posted on: September 20, 2021

Jeffco Sheriff Investigates Apparent Murder Suicide

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Jefferson County, CO. – At 4:10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, deputies responded to a death in the 30000 block of Stagecoach Blvd. An adult female victim had been shot multiple times. Deputies also discovered a deceased adult male in the hom...

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Sheriff - News
Posted on: September 17, 2021

One Deceased After Structure Fire

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Jefferson County, CO. – Just before midnight on September 16, 2021, deputies responded to the 17100 block of Mount Vernon Rd on the call of a disturbance. When deputies arrived they observed flames on one of the residences and contacted...

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Sheriff - News
Posted on: September 3, 2021

JCSO In-Custody Death

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Jefferson County, CO. – Just after 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021 the Jefferson County Detentions staff were contacted by Lakewood Police to report the death of an inmate who was on work release. The inmate was found deceased of an a...

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Sheriff - News
Posted on: September 2, 2021

Officer Involved Shooting

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Jefferson County, CO. – Around noon today, 911 dispatchers received a call from a passerby who saw a man standing at the bottom of the eastbound off-ramp from I-76 to Sheridan Boulevard. The man was reported to be standing next...

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Sheriff - News
Posted on: August 31, 2021

JCSO In-Custody Death

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Jefferson County, CO. – In the early morning hours of Tuesday, Aug. 31. 2021, a Jefferson County work release inmate who was being housed at ICCS was found unresponsive. Despite life-saving efforts, 26-year old Damion White could not be...

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Sheriff - News
Posted on: August 30, 2021

Suspect Arrested After Robbery at Smoke Shop

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Jefferson County, CO. – Just before 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, deputies responded to a robbery that occurred inside the Smoker Friendly store, located at 6762 W. Coal Mine Ave. According to witnesses, the suspect attempted to buy cigarett...

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Sheriff - News

News Flash

Posted on: October 18, 2021

Trumbull Bridge Over the South Platte River Repair

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This project will rehabilitate the Trumbull Bridge (second bridge north of Deckers) across the South Platte River. The project is shared between Jefferson County and Douglas County.

Douglas County is managing the project and construction. Learn more on&...

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Transportation News
Posted on: May 24, 2021

City of Golden Road Closure - 32nd Avenue (McIntyre Street to Ford Street)

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The City of Golden will close 32nd Avenue from McIntyre Street to Ford Street between June 1 and September 10, 2021 as part of the Kinney Run improvements project. 

See City of Golden website for more information. Transportation News