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Posted on: October 21, 2021

Read our latest Engage Jeffco enewsletter

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

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

Jefferson County Announces Important Snow Removal Updates

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Jefferson County’s Road and Bridge team is getting ready for the upcoming winter season, and the snow that comes with it. Due to a statewide shortage of truck drivers, Jefferson County Road and Bridge revised its Snow Removal Procedure for the u...

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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: October 12, 2021

Jefferson County Board of Health Issues Public Health Order 21-005

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During a public meeting held on October 11, the Jefferson County Board of Health voted to approve Public Health Order 21-005, which requires all county and municipal government workers to get tested for COVID-19 weekly or submit proof of full vaccination ...

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Posted on: October 18, 2021

Trumbull Bridge Over the South Platte River Repair

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To extend the life of the bridge, this project will rehabilitate the Trumbull Bridge (second bridge north of Deckers) across the South Platte River.  This bridge spans the South Platte River which borders Douglas and Jefferson Counties.  ...

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Jeffco Board of Health Votes to Require Masks in Local Government Buildings

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During a public Special Jefferson County Board of Health Meeting on October 7, the Jefferson County Board of Health voted to approve Public Health Order 21-004, which requires that all individuals ages 2 and older wear a mask in all indoor spaces at all c...

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

US 6 and Heritage Interchange Design Open House

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Golden, CDOT and Jefferson County are partnering to improve the US 6 and Heritage interchange. A virtual open house will be held Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. This open house will include a presentation describing four alternatives for project aesthetics, ...

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

Fighting the Opioid Epidemic in Jefferson County and Colorado

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Many of us have known friends or family members who struggled with opioid addiction. Some received treatment and recovered. However, for far too many, the results can be tragic.  

In Jefferson County alone, drug-related overdose deaths increased 5...

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

Motor Vehicle Tips for Jeffco's Mountain Communities

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The op-ed below was written by Jefferson County Clerk & Recorder George Stern, and was published in the Canyon Courier on Aug. 25.Anyone fortunate enough to live in Jefferson County knows what a geographically diverse place this is, stretching from th...

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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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Posted on: August 11, 2021

End to the Mortgage Foreclosure Moratorium: What does this mean for me?

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Advice from the Jefferson County Public Trustee’s Office – Jerry DiTullio & Holly RyanThe moratorium on foreclosing federally insured loans officially ended July 31, 2021. The moratorium prohibited lenders of federally insured defaulted loans from ref...

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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