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Posted on: April 21, 2022

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

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Jefferson County Commissioners Honor Sustainability Award Winners

2022 Jefferson County Sustainability Awards

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


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

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 6, 2022

Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport Ranked in the Top 5% of all FBOs in the Nation

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Sheltair’s newest Fixed Based Operator (FBO) and its first location away from the East Coast of the U.S. wasted little time landing in the top 5% of FBOs in this year’s survey. The company began operations at Jefferson County's Rocky Mountain Metropolitan...

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

Jefferson County Board of Health Welcomes New Board member

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Hilda Gehrke Joins Board to Further Passion for Serving Community

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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


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: October 13, 2021

Jefferson County Announces Important Snow Removal Updates

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Due to a statewide shortage of truck drivers, Jefferson County Road and Bridge revised its Snow Removal Procedure for the upcoming 2021-22 winter season (see below for details). We appreciate your understanding as we work through this staffing shortage.


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Posted on: January 5, 2022

Jefferson County, Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport Assisting Victims of Marshall Fire

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The devastating fires that destroyed large parts of Louisville and Superior may have occurred in Boulder County, but their impact was felt by many Jefferson County residents and employees as well. The Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (RMMA) is located ...

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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


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 25, 2021

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 excess revenue collect...

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

Commissioner Kraft-Tharp Talks TABOR


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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