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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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Board of County Commissioners - News
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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Board of County Commissioners - News
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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Board of County Commissioners - News
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 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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Board of County Commissioners - News
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 pa...

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Board of County Commissioners - News
Posted on: July 25, 2022

Dahlkemper Participates in NACo Opioid Panel

Dahlekmper Opioid Panel

At last week’s NACo Annual Conference, held in Adams County, Colorado, County Commissioner Lesley Dahlkemper, along with other key leaders across the nation, participated in a panel to discuss “County Opioid Litigation Wins and Plannin...

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Board of County Commissioners - News
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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Board of County Commissioners - News
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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Board of County Commissioners - News
Posted on: July 13, 2022

18 Months in Office: What I’ve Learned

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As a county 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’...

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Board of County Commissioners - News
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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Board of County Commissioners - News
Posted on: May 18, 2022

Sustainability: Working Together for the Future

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Jefferson County has made a commitment to its constituents to make decisions that protect the economic, social, and environmental health of the community. Making decisions and taking action that is sustainable recognizes the "big picture" and ta...

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Board of County Commissioners - News
Posted on: April 14, 2022

County vs. Household Budgets: The Same Right?

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As commissioners we receive, and 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 ...

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Board of County Commissioners - News
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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Board of County Commissioners - News
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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