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Posted on: November 16, 2022

Giving Tree returns to Jeffco Administration and Courts Facility

Jefferson County Giving Tree. Gifts are due by Monday, Dec. 5. Questions? Call 303-271-8505

Adorned with approximately 300 tags, Jefferson County's annual holiday tree will be up in the atrium of the Administration and Courts Facility, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden, on Nov. 21. The tree, also known as the Giving Tree, will continue the tr...

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

Read our latest Engage Jeffco e-newsletter

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Read the November Engage Jeffco 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, imp...

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Posted on: November 4, 2022

TABOR, ARPA and Developing the Jefferson County Budget

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Op-Ed Authors: Commissioners Tracy Kraft-Tharp, Andy Kerr, Lesley Dahlkemper

For some, the county budget may seem like nothing more than a thick pile of indecipherable numbers, detailed charts and spreadsheets. For us, it captures the community’s...

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Posted on: November 16, 2022

Jefferson County Internet Access Survey

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Jefferson County needs your input on the current state of internet access where you live or work. Community feedback is critical to help the county secure grant funding that will allow internet service providers to plan new broadband initiatives in Jeffco...

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Posted on: November 11, 2022

Gratitude Goes Beyond One Day a Year

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By definition, gratitude means “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.”

It’s hard to believe another Thanksgiving is just a few days from now. How did 365 days go so quickly? Many of us will be traveling t...

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Posted on: October 25, 2022

Fresh Start - Relief for Outstanding Warrants

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The First Judicial District will hold its next Fresh Start event on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden, CO 80419.

Which cases are eligible?

People wi...

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Posted on: October 19, 2022

Three Jefferson County Initiatives in November

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Jefferson County has put forth language for three ballot initiatives for the election this November. Ballots were mailed starting October 17. 

1A: the ballot initiative “debruces” all nonproperty tax revenue sources. Debrucing ...

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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 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 22, 2022

Commissioners to Host Telephone Town Hall on Sept. 29

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Update on Jefferson County's Budget and Funding Challenges

The Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners will host a telephone town hall on the county's budget and funding challenges Thursday, September 29 at 6 p.m. We will be callin...

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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 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: 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: 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 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: 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 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

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

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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 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: 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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