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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Commissioner Kraft-Tharp Reflects on First Quarter in Office

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Three months ago, along with newly elected Commissioner Kerr, I was sworn in as your Jeffco Commissioner, representing District 1. 

As we complete our first quarter, the biggest issue we have been focusing on is COVID-19 and all the impacts it has...

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

Community Input Requested on Jeffco Strategic Plan

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A strategic plan serves to set priorities, focus energy and resources, strengthen operations, and ensure that employees and other stakeholders are working toward common goals for the betterment of the organization. A strategic plan becomes an agreement th...

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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 18, 2021

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 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 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 4, 2021

US 6 and Heritage Interchange Design

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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: February 23, 2021

Grand Opening of PorchLight, A Family Justice Center

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The long-awaited grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for PorchLight, A Family Justice Center in Jefferson County is finally here: 

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting CeremonyWednesday, February 24, 2021 I 9 a.m.Virtual to the public, In-person...

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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 7, 2021

Inspections Start, Businesses Pre-Certified for Jefferson County’s Five-Star Certification Program

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With approval of the Jeffco Five-Star Certification Program, Jefferson County has begun sending inspectors out to restaurants that indicated interest for certification and participation in the program and completed an application that was approved. At thi...

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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: December 31, 2020

CDPHE Approves Jefferson County’s Five-Star Certification Program

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On December 31, 2020, at 4 p.m., we received approval from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) of our Five-Star Certification Program. Due to the recent announcement from Governor Jared Polis that all counties in Level Red wil...

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Posted on: December 24, 2020

Jefferson County Submits Application for Five-Star Certified Business Variance Program

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Jefferson County submitted the required application and letters of support to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) on Dec. 23 for the “5 star” certified business variance program that, if approved, will allow increased capacity...

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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: 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: 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 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: July 24, 2020

Jeffco Taking Steps to Reduce COVID-19 Case Increase with Goal of Avoiding Business Closures

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Despite several public health orders over the last few weeks and concerted efforts, Jefferson County has seen an increase in COVID-19 cases – from 388 cases (probable and confirmed) during the weeks of June 27...

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

JCPH Issues Public Health Order 20-008 Requiring Mask-Wearing Outdoors

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH), at the direction of the Jefferson County Board of Health, today issued a new Public Health Order 20-008 (PHO 20-008) that requires everyone in Jeffco ages 11 and older to wear a ma...

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Posted on: July 20, 2020

JCPH Issues Public Health Order 20-007 Requiring Approval of Large Event Plans

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County Must Take Steps to Suppress Cases or Risk Losing Local Variance

Jefferson County, Colo. – Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) today issued Public Health Order 20-007, which requires venues hosting large events to provide a plan outlining...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

JCPH Adopts State Executive Order Requiring Use of Face Coverings in Indoor Public Spaces

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On July 14, 2020, JCPH issued Emergency Public Health Order 20-005 ordering all individuals in Jefferson County to wear face coverings with certain limited exceptions, in an effort to protect and preserve the public health. Shortly after JCPH Order 20-005...

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Posted on: July 5, 2020

JCPH Statement on Bandimere Speedway’s Fourth of July Events

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Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) has been closely monitoring the situation at Bandimere Speedway, and we are disappointed in the organization’s ability to limit and manage the crowd size, implement social distancing requirements and adhere ...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

JCPH Urges Residents to Continue to Take Steps to Prevent COVID-19

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Jefferson County, Colo. — As cases of COVID-19 begin to decline in Jefferson County, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) reminds residents we must all continue to take important steps to sustain this momentum. This is especially impor...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Floodplain Information for Jeffco Residents

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Many people think they are not in danger of flooding if they don’t live near a stream or creek. Unfortunately, this is not true. Flooding is the nation’s number one natural disaster. Flash floods, inland flooding and seasonal storms fl...

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

Jefferson County to Move to “Safer-at-Home” Level Beginning May 9

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Along with other counties in the Denver Metro region, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) will allow the county’s extension of the Stay-at-Home order to expire at midnight on May 8. This means that ...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

JCPH Extends Stay-at-Home Order through May 8

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) has issued a public health order extending the state’s Stay-at-Home order in Jefferson County through May 8, 2020, with a key revision to support non-Critical businesses. ...

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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: April 22, 2020

JCPH Working with Regional Partners on Strategies For Slowly Opening Communities

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Earlier this week, Governor Polis announced a path forward to continue to help protect our community from COVID-19 while slowly reopening our economy. The statewide Stay-at-Home order is set to expire on April 26. We ar...

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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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