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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 24, 2020

Three Metro Denver Public Health Departments Issue Stay-At-Home Orders to Stop Spread of COVID-19

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Three public health departments serving more than 2 million residents across the Metro Denver region joined together to issue Stay-At-Home Public Health Orders in their counties today, effective March 26 at 8:00 a.m. un...

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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 19, 2020

JCPH Issues Public Health Order Closing Restaurants and More at the Local Level

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) today issued a public health order to close all dine-in service at bars and restaurants, as well as all theaters, gyms and county buildings in Jefferson County, Colorado. T...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Jefferson County Board of Commissioners Directs a Closure of County Offices

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Update: March 19, 2020

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 12, 2020

Skip the Office Visit - Colorado PEAK is the Online Portal to Assistance Programs

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Applying for public assistance programs doesn’t have to start with a visit to a crowded lobby. Jefferson County Human Services wants to make sure all are aware of resources in place to keep the community healthy and safe amid news of COVID-19 ca...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Read our latest Engage Jeffco enewsletter

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Read the March 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: 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: March 11, 2020

Fake Coronavirus Map Delivers Malware

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Visiting the website infects the computer with an information stealing program - it is used to steal browsing history, cookies, ID/passwords, cryptocurrency and more. It can also download additional malware onto infected machines.  If you are inf...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Additional Jefferson County Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19

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Jefferson County, Colo. — We have been notified that another Jefferson County resident has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is in their 50s, and was exposed to the virus during international travel. This brings the total pre...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Learn About the 2020 Census and What it Means for Jeffco

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The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departme...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Two Additional Jefferson County Residents Test Positive for COVID-19

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Two passengers aboard a cruise, who are Jefferson County residents, have tested positive for COVID-19. The individuals are a male and female, both in their 70s. They were exposed to the virus during internation...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

First Jefferson County Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) has been notified that the State Laboratory at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has confirmed the first presumptive positive case of COVID-1...

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

Learn About Your County – 2019 Year In Review Online

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The 2019 Year in Review is now available. Check out our interactive version online.

In the report, you will find insight on how your taxpayer dollars are used to fund county programs and services. Departments and elected offices outlined goals that were or...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

Jeffco Public Health Statement: First Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19 in Colorado

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On March 5, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) reported that the state laboratory had a presumptive positive test result for COVID-19.

The case presented itself in a male in his 30s, who had contact with a known case ...

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

Be Aware of Letter for Delinquent Taxes

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Jefferson County was notified of a letter that is being mailed primarily to seniors who do not have a mortgage escrow “advising” them that their taxes are delinquent. The letter goes on to say that the homeowner can pay their taxes thr...

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Posted on: February 25, 2020

Jeffco Commissioners Provide Direction for Preserving Heritage at Fairgrounds

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At today’s staff briefings, the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners provided direction to staff to preserve youth, equine and agricultural activities in Jefferson County. The commissioners heard public testimony during which many community m...

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Posted on: February 7, 2020

Call for Entries to Historical Commission’s Writers’ Awards Program

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The Jefferson County Historical Commission (JCHC) is seeking original articles relating to the rich and captivating history of Jefferson County. You can be a published author!

Whether you are a student or an adult, the JCHC invites you to research...

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Posted on: January 27, 2020

Jeffco to Host Brainstorming Session on Possible Reductions at Fairgrounds

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Jefferson County has invited members of equine and agriculture organizations to participate in a brainstorming session at the Jeffco Fairgrounds on Tuesday, Jan. 28, from 6 – 7:30 p.m., to identify and consider potential options to preserve thos...

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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: January 15, 2020

Be a Super Hero

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Every nonprofit organization relies heavily on volunteers to accomplish the mission and vision they are striving to fulfill. Volunteers ARE the real life Super Heroes in our communities.Severe Weather Shelter Network is in need of Super Heroes! Volunteers...

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

Holiday Tree Recycling

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The Jefferson County Road and Bridge South Shop will be recycling holiday trees this year at no cost to residents. Business and commercial use of this service not permitted. There is a 24-hour drop location outside the main gate of the shop, located at 95...

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Posted on: December 30, 2019

Test Your Home for Radon this January

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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 f...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Jefferson County Project Receives Award from American Planning Association

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The Colorado Chapter of the American Planning Association recently granted the Jefferson County Planning & Zoning Division a 2019 Merit Award for Comprehensive Planning on a Small Budget. Jefferson County’s Comprehensive Master Plan is evalu...

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Posted on: October 14, 2019

Westminster's West 88th Avenue Sewer Repair Project

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The city of Westminster’s contractor will repair a sewer on West 88th Avenue near Sheridan Boulevard. Eastbound West 88th Avenue will be closed to traffic between Eaton Street and Sheridan Boulevard from October 21 through November 4 to complete...

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Come to the Jeffco Campus

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Jefferson County Facilities Management has installed two new Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations at the Administration and Courts Facility. Located on both sides of the upper level of the parking structure, the chargers provide a total of four chargin...

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Posted on: October 10, 2019

Phase 3 of McIntyre Street Project Starting Soon

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Improvements to the next section of McIntyre Street between West 58th Avenue and West 60th Avenue will begin in early October 2019 and continue through spring 2020. Jefferson County and Concrete Express Inc. (CEI) will construct an additional travel lane ...

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Human Services and Public Health look to improve services for homeless population in Jeffco

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The health and well-being of all people in our community is the top priority of both Jefferson County Human Services (JCHS) and Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH). As the Denver Metro area has grown in the last decade, the cost of living and housing ha...

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

Jefferson County Welcomes the BLM to Colorado

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The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, the city of Lakewood and the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation (Jeffco EDC) applaud the Bureau of Land Management’s decision to relocate its headquarter empl...
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Posted on: June 6, 2019

What do you know about our budget?

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Do you know how Jefferson County creates its budget each year or what affects our revenues and expenditures? Check out our video, Budget 101 (YouTube), to learn more about the county’s funds, expenses, revenues and how the mill levy and TABOR af...

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Posted on: May 30, 2019

Public Trustee to be Part of the Jefferson County Treasurer's Office

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Jefferson County Treasurer Jerry DiTullio was at the Colorado State Capitol on Wednesday, May 29 for the signing of House Bill (HB) 19-1295. This bill moves governor appointed public trustees for Colorado's ten most populous counties into the jurisdiction...

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

Meet Commissioner Lesley Dahlkmeper

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Jefferson County is governed by a three-member board, the Board of County Commissioners. To better get to know your county commissioners, we created series of videos in which each commissioner tells us why he or she chose to serve as county commissioner a...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Meet Commissioner Casey Tighe

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Jefferson County is governed by a three-member board, the Board of County Commissioners. To better get to know your county commissioners, we created series of videos in which each commissioner tells us why he or she chose to serve as county commissioner a...

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Meet Commissioner Libby Szabo

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Jefferson County is governed by a three-member board, the Board of County Commissioners. To better get to know your county commissioners, we created series of videos in which each commissioner tells us why he or she chose to serve as county commissioner a...

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