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Posted on: September 21, 2023

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

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Posted on: September 12, 2023

Jefferson County to Mail TABOR Refund Checks to Jeffco Residents

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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).

TABOR requires governments in Colorado to refund revenue collected above the TABOR li...

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Posted on: September 11, 2023

Staying Safe During a Natural Disaster Requires Early Preparation

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One of the best ways to prepare for a disaster – whether it’s wildfire or flooding or a major weather incident – is to be ready before it strikes. 

September is National Preparedness Month. It’s a helpful re...

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Posted on: August 1, 2023

Short-Term Rental Regulation Updates Coming to Jeffco

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Jefferson County Planning & Zoning is working on an update to its Short-Term Rental Regulations to streamline the review process, and to reduce noncompliance. In order to adequately update the regulations to meet the needs of the Jeffco community, Pla...

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Posted on: July 13, 2023

Together Jeffco: Plans and Regulations Update

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Jefferson County is excited to kickoff the Together Jeffco: County Plans and Regulations Update, a two-year process which combines efforts to update several county plans. We want to hear from you — help define the vision and rules that will shap...

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Posted on: August 22, 2023

JCPH and BOH Announce New Executive Director, Dr. Sarah Story

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Jefferson County, Colo. - The Jefferson County Board of Health (BOH) and Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) are excited to announce Executive Director finalist Dr. Sarah Story, Ph.D., MP...

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Posted on: August 15, 2023

The "Road" to Success

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It’s that time of the year - - school buses on the road, more bikes on the sidewalks and an increase in traffic overall.

Educators, students, families, and communities across the county are returning to school for the 2023-24 academic year.&n...

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Posted on: August 1, 2023

Jefferson County Coroner Uses ARPA Resources for Critical Updates

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Jefferson County’s Coroner is hard at work getting her team updated equipment required to meet today’s challenges for hundreds of thousands of residents and visitors. “Many people don’t realize the critical part the county coroner office has 24/7...

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Posted on: July 1, 2023

Jeffco Residents Encouraged to Apply for Volunteer Boards and Commissions

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The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners encourages Jeffco residents to apply to serve on various volunteer boards and commissions. Applications will be accepted July 1 through July 31 for appointments that will be made in late September. Certain board...

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Posted on: July 10, 2023

CDOT Begins I-70 Floyd Hill Project

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The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) began construction on the first section of the I-70 Floyd Hill Project on Thursday, July 6. From west of Evergreen to eastern Idaho Springs, this project encompasses an eight mile section of the I-70 Mounta...

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Posted on: June 22, 2023

Jefferson County Finishes First ARPA-Funded Road and Bridge Project

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Jefferson County's Transportation & Engineering Department recently completed its first project funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Specifically, the Drew Hill Road Culvert Project—over Ralston Creek, some four miles northeast of Golden Gat...

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Posted on: June 7, 2023

Facelift for Multiple Jeffco Plans including Comprehensive Master Plan

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Jefferson County’s diverse communities attract visitors to our parks, trails, and downtown main streets. Some of those visitors decide to stay. Our county is a unique mix of urban, rural, mountains, and plains. This wonderful diversity is what I love most...

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Posted on: June 7, 2023

Jefferson County Announces 2023 Sustainability Award Winners

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The Jefferson County Sustainability Awards are held annually to acknowledge and celebrate environmental stewardship and sustainability efforts made by businesses, employees, students, and residents in Jefferson County.

  • Sustainable Business Award C...
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Posted on: May 15, 2023

Jefferson County Wants Your Input on Allocating Stadium District Funds

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The Metropolitan Football Stadium District (MFSD) refund project is set to make a significant impact on the lives of youth in Jefferson County. With $1.1 million in funds to be distributed, there are many great opportunities for funding youth activities. ...

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Posted on: May 23, 2023

Jeffco Property Value Appeals Due by June 8

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Jefferson County property owners should have received a Notice of Valuation in the mail reflecting an update in property value. If you believe the Jefferson County Assessor’s Office incorrectly valued or classified your property, you can file an...

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Posted on: April 11, 2023

Area Partners Protect 2,000+ Acres of Mount Tom Conservation Corridor

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The once-in-a-generation, $25 million investment will support wildlife and catalyze future outdoor recreation opportunities near Denver

On April 11, The Conservation Fund, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), Jefferson...

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Posted on: April 26, 2023

Breaking Ground in Wheat Ridge: The Ives

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On April 25, the Jeffco Commissioners, along with many city and county partners, broke ground in Wheat Ridge on The Ives.  

A 50-unit community housing those earning 30-60% AMI with half of the units subsidized by Foothills Regional Housing to hou...

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Posted on: May 1, 2023

Fresh Start Event to Resolve Active Warrants in Jefferson, Gilpin Counties

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People with active warrants for non-violent, low-level misdemeanor and traffic charges in Gilpin or Jefferson counties will once again have an opportunity to resolve their case without arrest as Colorado’s First Judicial District hosts its fourth Fresh St...

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Posted on: April 11, 2023

Nominations Being Accepted for Jefferson County’s Sustainability Awards

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The Jefferson County Sustainability Awards are held annually to acknowledge and celebrate environmental stewardship and sustainability efforts made by organizations, employees, students, and residents in Jefferson County. Community members are encouraged ...

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Posted on: April 25, 2023

Seven More Years of Searchable Records Added to Public Database

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The Jefferson County Clerk’s Office has added all 2005-2011 records to its online, searchable database. The 957,000 records uploaded today include over 4.2 million images that range from marriage certificates to real estate records.“Expanding online acces...

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Posted on: April 12, 2023

Jefferson County Awarded Grant to Install EV Charging Stations

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Charging your electric car in Jefferson County is about to get a little easier. The county is installing new electric vehicle charging stations at popular Jefferson County parks. Some of the stations will also provide additional charging for county vehicl...

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Posted on: March 28, 2023

Jefferson County Coroner’s Office Receives IACME Accreditation

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The International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners (IACME) recently announced that the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has received accreditation from the association.The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office self-submitted to this process for ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2023

Commissioners to Host Telephone Town Hall on March 29

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The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners will host a Telephone Town Hall on March 29 at 6 p.m. In this state of the county style town hall, the commissioners will recap 2022 projects and discuss 2023 initiatives.

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Posted on: March 22, 2023

Jefferson County Transfers 20 Acres to Westernaires

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Jefferson County has transferred 20.69 acres southeast of the Jeffco Fairgrounds to the Westernaires, an organization that has served area youth since 1949.  This transfer gives the Westernaires a permanent home on property they have used for the...

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Posted on: March 9, 2023

Jefferson County Seeks Community Input on Plan Updates

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Jefferson County is moving forward with a major initiative to update the county’s Comprehensive Master Plan, Community Wildfire Protection Plan, Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan’s Evacuation Annex, Transportation Master Plans, and Land Use Code.At ...

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Posted on: March 13, 2023

Jefferson County Supports 12 Organizations with Food System Grants

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The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners recently approved $350,000 for food support. These funds are in addition to $1.7 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding approved in 2022 for food security efforts in Jeffco.The additional ARPA fundin...

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Posted on: January 11, 2023

Joe Kerby Joins Jefferson County as County Manager

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On Tuesday, Jan. 10, the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners announced it has hired Joe Kerby as county manager. He will report directly to the Board of County Commissioners and takes over the role on March 20, 2023.

“With his experience in local gover...

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Posted on: February 15, 2023

Commissioner Kerr — Helping Those In Need

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2023 began like 2022 ended, with severe cold weather and temperatures. In fact, Denver tied a 38-year-old cold record at the end of January. 

With those kinds of temperatures our most vulnerable constituents are threatened and for those that don&a...

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Posted on: February 15, 2023

Protect Your Family, Jeffco Community by Recycling Household Hazard Waste

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From under the kitchen sink to the shelves of the garage, household hazardous waste can readily be found in most residences. 

Household hazardous waste (HHW) is any chemical or product that can cause serious illness or pose environmental or health...

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Posted on: January 24, 2023

ACAP and Jefferson County Sign Ground Lease for Aeronautical Development at RMMA

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American Corporate Airport Partners (ACAP) has inked a long-term lease with Jefferson County to develop 30 acres for business aviation use at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (BJC) in Broomfield. The airport, just 15 miles north of downtown Denver and ...

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Posted on: December 20, 2022

Commissioners Approve Jefferson County's Climate Action Plan

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The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners approved the county’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) on Dec. 20. Jefferson County’s Climate Action Plan will address greenhouse gas emissions and help the Jefferson County community adapt to the effects of climate ch...

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Posted on: January 10, 2023

Jefferson County Elected Officials Swearing-in Ceremony

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Newly elected and reelected Jefferson County officials were sworn in at the county’s swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 10, 2023. The ceremony was held in Hearing Room One at the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility, 100 Jefferson County Parkway....

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Jefferson County receives $1.1 million from Metropolitan Football Stadium District

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On Sept. 20, 2022, representatives from the Metropolitan Football Stadium District (MFSD) presented a check for $1.1 million to the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners.

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

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