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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Jeffco Business Survey on COVID-19 Effects

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Jefferson County Seeks Feedback from Business Owners

While the COVID-19 pandemic is not yet over, Jefferson County is already thinking about the future, as well as the recovery needs of our community. Jefferson County wants to get feedback from business ow...

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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: June 16, 2021

Jefferson County Seeks Resident Feedback

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With a light finally at the end of the long tunnel that is the COVID-19 pandemic, Jefferson County is setting its sights on the future, as well as on pandemic recovery needs for communities. Jefferson County Government is seeking input from Jeffco residen...

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Read our latest Engage Jeffco enewsletter

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Read the July 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, e...

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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: June 1, 2021

US 6 and Heritage Interchange Design Public Meeting

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Golden, CDOT and Jefferson County are partnering to improve the US 6 and Heritage interchange. An open house was hosted Wednesday, Feb. 24, where four alternatives for the interchange were presented. Participants were given an opportunity to ask questions...

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

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 Golden's website for more information.

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

Let's Clear the Air We Share

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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 more criti...

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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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Posted on: May 3, 2021

New Drop Boxes at Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility

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Drop boxes were recently added to the desk just inside the main entrance of the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility, where citizens can drop off documents for various offices and departments. This option may come in handy on Fridays, when ...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Wind Energy Regulation Updates

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Jefferson County Planning & Zoning drafted changes to two sections of the Zoning Resolution to address non-commercial Wind Energy Conversion Systems (WECS). Non-commercial WECS are intended to serve only principal and accessory uses on a property and ...
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Posted on: March 11, 2021

Whiskey Decanters Return to Treasurer’s Office

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A beloved collection of Jim Beam whiskey decanters belonging to former Jefferson County Treasurer Donald E. Couch have made their way back home to the Treasurer’s Office and are once again on display there. The collection consists of 34 whiskey ...

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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 in other c...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

National Public Risk Management Awareness Day

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March 1, 2021 is National Public Risk Management Awareness Day. We would like to recognize our safety and risk teams and give kudos to all of these staff members and groups within Jefferson County who work so hard behind the scenes every day to enhance ou...

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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. Under the new dial...

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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: 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: January 4, 2021

Meet Your Newly Elected Jeffco Officials on Jan. 12

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Please join us for the 2021 Jefferson County Elected Officials Swearing-In Ceremony. The following will be sworn into office: Commissioner Elect Andy Kerr; Commissioner Elect Tracy Kraft-Tharp; District Attorney Elect Alexis King; Surveyor Elect Robert He...

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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 the county....

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

Jeffco Development and Transportation In-Person Services Closed

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Several divisions under Jeffco’s Development and Transportation department are closing in-person appointments and services due to the increase in the community spread of COVID-19. The safety and well-being of our visitors and our employees is ou...

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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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Posted on: October 29, 2020

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

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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 (PHO 20-009...

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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. 

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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: September 10, 2020

Jeffco Sustainability and Human Services Partner to Distribute Free LED Lighting Kits

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Please note that the kits are available to clients of Human Services already visiting the building for official county business, and are not freely available to the public for pickup at this time.

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

Sheltair Unveils New Denver FBO Terminal and Hangar Complex

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Sheltair is proud to announce the opening of its new state-of-the-art FBO and hangar complex at the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (KBJC) in Broomfield, Colorado. It features a 10,400 square-foot FBO terminal, nearly 11 acres of ramp space, and a 31,...

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Posted on: March 29, 2020

Jeffco Hope Fund to Help Strengthen and Stabilize Community Organizations Responding to COVID-19

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Community First Foundation created the Jeffco Hope Fund to strengthen and stabilize community organizations responding to and impacted by COVID-19. With a $1 million contribution to seed the fund, the foundation welcomes donations from the Jeffco communit...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Jeffco Strong: Working Together to Keep Our Community Healthy and Safe

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Although many of us are feeling a wide range of emotions, including uncertainty and concern, Jeffco has a long tradition of coming together to care for one another in times of crisis.

Multiple county agencies are assisting our lead agency, Jeffco Public He...

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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: March 16, 2020

Jefferson County Board of Commissioners Directs a Closure of County Offices

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On March 19, 2020, the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners voted to approve a First Extension of Disaster Declaration COVID-19 (PDF), which expanded the March 13, 2020, order declaring a COVID-19 local disaster emergency i...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Jefferson County Declares Local Emergency to Address COVID-19

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On Friday, March 13, in collaboration with Jefferson County Public Health, Board of County Commissioners Chair Lesley Dahlkemper signed a Disaster Declaration, which allows the county to activate certain response plans and makes the county eligible for fu...

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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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