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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Jefferson County receives $1.1 million from Metropolitan Football Stadium District

County Commissioners receive a check from the Metro Football Stadium District

Representatives from the Metropolitan Football Stadium District (MFSD) on Tuesday presented a check for $1.1 million to the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners. 

The funds stem from the recent sale of the Denver Broncos franchise and Jefferson...

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

Jefferson County Food System Grant Open for Applications

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On June 14, the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners approved $1.7 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to be used to support Jefferson County’s long-term food security and collective impact efforts. Applications are now open for the Jeff...

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Posted on: September 12, 2022

Jefferson County to Mail Residents TABOR Refund Checks

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Jefferson County taxpayers will soon receive a TABOR refund check in the mail, as required by the state’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights Amendment (TABOR).

The TABOR Amendment requires governments in Colorado to refund revenue collected abov...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Read our latest Engage Jeffco enewsletter

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Read the September 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 servic...

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

Working to Reduce Wildfire Risk

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Take a drive in Evergreen, Conifer or Pine and you’ll easily see how the majestic views, mountain lifestyle and nearby trails continue to attract many to our area.  Driving along these narrow back roads also make the area’s fire risk quickly evid...

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Posted on: August 30, 2022

Jefferson County featured in PBS NewsHour story

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Jefferson County was featured in a recent PBS NewsHour story about the nationwide staffing shortages state and local governments are facing. Richland County in South Carolina was also featured in the story.

PBS NewsHour reporter Catherine Rampell and produ...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

New YourJeffco app allows citizens to submit road maintenance requests

YourJeffco is a road maintenance reporting app and web portal for Jefferson County.

Jefferson County is excited to announce the implementation of a new website and app, YourJeffco, that enables citizens, visitors, and business owners in the county to report issues and concerns about roads and bridges maintained by Jefferson County.&n...

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

Helping Kids Succeed on their “Paths”

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If the summer-ending-and-school-starting ritual makes you anxious, you aren’t alone. Our children are headed back to school and Jefferson County Government is proud to do our part to not only help our children succeed in their early education path but als...

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Posted on: August 4, 2022

JSX Kicks Off Charter Service at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport

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On Aug. 4, JSX kicked off its charter jet service at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (RMMA) in Broomfield. They will offer publicly available nonstop flights on 30-seat jets from RMMA to Burbank, CA and Dallas, TX. JSX will operate approximately eight...

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

Commissioners Announce Scientific & Cultural Facilities District 2022 Tier III Grant Awardees

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At the July 19 Board of County Commissioners’ Staff Briefings, Kendal Zimmermann, Program Officer, Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), and Ron Isaacson, Cultural Council Chair, presented the funding recommendations for the 2022 SCFD &...

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

Good News From a Resident About the West Quincy Avenue Road Widening Project

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Jefferson County is partnering with Lakehurst Water and Sanitation District this summer to relocate one mile of water mainline before the road widening construction project starts this fall. Lakehurst hired Brannan Construction to build the new water line...

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Posted on: July 18, 2022

Jefferson County Working to Reduce Wildfire Risk

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Take a drive in Evergreen, Conifer or Pine and you’ll easily see how the majestic views, mountain lifestyle and nearby trails continue to attract many to our area.  Driving along these narrow back roads also make the area’s fire risk quickly evid...

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Posted on: July 13, 2022

18 Months in Office: What I’ve Learned

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As a commissioner, I work to listen to as many people as possible and go to where they are. Government can be intimidating to many people as they may feel there isn’t an easy, comfortable way to be heard, and they sometimes won’t let u...

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Posted on: June 28, 2022

GROC Conference Starts Discussions on How Best to Fight the Opioid Epidemic

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The Gateway to the Rockies Opioid Council (GROC) hosted a conference on June 23, 2022, to start the discussions with stakeholders and the community about what the historic settlement dollars from major drug manufacturers and distributors mean for our regi...

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

Join us on Bike to Work Day

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Each Bike to Work Day, commuters in the region are encouraged to bicycle to work, helping them save money on their commutes, improve their health and lower stress levels — all while reducing traffic congestion and improving air quality. Commute ...

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Moving Forward Together: The Opioid Crisis

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Many of us have been touched in one way or another by the devastating impact of the opioid epidemic. The numbers are daunting. Between 2018 and 2020, drug overdoses statewide exceeded more than 3,500 with opioid overdose deaths increasing by 54 percent be...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Jefferson County Commissioners Honor Sustainability Award Winners

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The Jefferson County Commissioners and the Jefferson County Sustainability Commission are thrilled to announce the 2022 Sustainability Award winners, celebrating and recognizing outstanding achievements related to environmental stewardship and community c...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Jeffco Wildfire Safe Team Using ARPA Funding to Reduce Wildfire Risks, Protect Residents

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As wildfires increase in frequency and severity in Colorado, Jefferson County formed the Jeffco Wildfire Safe Team (JWS) with this primary focus: protect people and structures, reduce fuels, and recycle biomass across the county. With the help of $2.8 mil...

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

Jefferson County Announces New Alert System: LookoutAlert

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Local Officials Encourage Residents to Register for LookoutAlert at LookoutAlert.co.

Public safety officials in Jefferson County, the City and County of Broomfield, and the City of Westminster announced today that LookoutAlert is now avai...

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

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 second Fresh Start event in Colorado’s First Judici...

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Posted on: April 14, 2022

County vs. Household Budgets: The Same Right?

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As commissioners we encourage citizens to contact us with their concerns and questions regarding the county. As we have been sharing with you, our businesses and community groups, Jefferson County is facing significant budget challenges. As a result, I re...

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

Jefferson County Board of Health Welcomes New Board member

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Jefferson County, Colo. — In February 2022, the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners appointed Hilda Gehrke as the newest member to the Jefferson County Bo...

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

Community Budget Forums – Jefferson County Needs Your Input

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It’s critical that your voice be heard. What are your needs and priorities? Which county services matter the most to you? As part of our community outreach on the budget, we are hosting Community Budget Forums in April and May. These meetings will be in-p...

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

What Jefferson County Funding Challenges Mean to You

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Jefferson County has a reputation as a wonderful place to live, visit, and conduct business. However, the quality services the county provides to residents and local businesses come at a cost. Despite General Fund reductions in 2020 and 2021, the county i...

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Posted on: March 9, 2022

How Jefferson County Serves its Community

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Jefferson County is a beautiful place to call home. Our innovative spirit attracts businesses, and our breath-taking surroundings draw outdoor enthusiasts. Everything we do as your county government is based on the belief that we should provide equitable,...

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Posted on: March 9, 2022

Facing Foreclosure? Federal Mortgage Assistance is Available

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Advice from the Jefferson County Public Trustee’s Office – Jerry DiTullio & Holly Ryan

The moratorium on foreclosing federally insured loans officially ended July 31, 2021. The moratorium prohibited lenders of federally insured defa...

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Posted on: February 10, 2022

Jefferson County Board of Health Votes to Rescind PHO 21-006

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Jefferson County, Colo. — During a public special Jefferson County Board of Health meeting held virtually on February 10, the Jefferson County Board of Health voted to rescind Public Health Order 21-006, the public health order requiring the use of masks ...

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Posted on: January 17, 2022

Commissioner Kraft-Tharp Shares Year-End Reflections and New Year Plans

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It is hard to believe that January 12 marked my one-year anniversary of serving as your newly elected county commissioner. I have truly enjoyed working for you and thankful to all the people that reached out with questions, ideas or to raise concerns, and...

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

Abel Montoya named new Jeffco Director of Development and Transportation

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Abel Montoya has been named the Jefferson County Development and Transportation Director, reporting directly to County Manager Don Davis. He officially began his new role on Dec. 30, 2021. Montoya replaces Jeanie Rossillon, who served as the county&rs...

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Posted on: November 15, 2021

Sharing Our Paths, Roadways and Trails

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It is no surprise that our multi-use trails, paths, and roadways are busier than ever. Whether you are trying to reduce your carbon footprint, get more exercise or just enjoying the great outdoors, with so many users, some using our roadways and trails fo...

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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: 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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