News Flash

Posted on: January 24, 2023

ACAP and Jeffco Sign Ground Lease for Aeronautical Development at RMMA

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NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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 CO. The airpo...

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Airport - News
Posted on: August 4, 2022

JSX offers flights to Burbank, Dallas, Las Vegas and Phoenix

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On August 4, JSX kicked off its charter jet service at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (RMMA) with nonstop flights on 30-seat jets from RMMA to Burbank, CA and Dallas, TX. On November 3, JSX introduced non-stop service to Las Vegas and Phoeni...

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Airport - News

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ARPA News

2 Stories
Posted on: September 28, 2022

Jeffco Commissioners Approve American Rescue Plan Act Funding for Sheriff Staffing

ARPA_News

In partnership with the Sheriff’s Office, the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners approved up to $3.75 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding for staffing and retention in the Sheriff’s Office Detention Services Division. As part of the co...

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ARPA News
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Jeffco Wildfire Safe Team Using ARPA Funding to Reduce Wildfire Risks, Protect Residents

ARPA_News

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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ARPA News

News Flash

Posted on: January 11, 2023

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 l...

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Board of County Commissioners - News
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

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News Flash

Posted on: January 10, 2023

Welcome Clerk and Recorder Amanda M. Gonzalez!

Amanda Gonzalez

Amanda M. Gonzalez took the oath of office today to become the next Clerk and Recorder of Jefferson County. She succeeds outgoing Clerk George Stern. Here is more information about Clerk Gonzalez:

Amanda Gonzalez has spent her career creating policies that...

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Clerk and Recorder - News
Posted on: January 3, 2023

Clerk and Recorder team celebrates four years of achievements

2019-2022 Achievements

Our entire team went above and beyond these past four years to build a 21st-century Clerk and Recorder’s office. Visit our Achievements page to learn more.

 

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Clerk and Recorder - News
Posted on: November 9, 2022

Jefferson County has finished counting 99% of ballots

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Jefferson County has finished counting 99% of ballots.

Jeffco has a total of 302,307 ballots returned thus far. More than 95% of voters submitted their mail ballot, while fewer than 5% voted in person. The vast majority of voters used one of the county&...

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Clerk and Recorder - News
Posted on: October 4, 2022

Jeffco DMV wins another national award

GovX Project Winner - Jefferson County Motor Vehicle

The Center for Digital Government recently honored the Jefferson County Motor Vehicle division with a national Government Experience Award for the office's online chat. 

The Jeffco DMV recently expanded its online chat function to serve m...

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Clerk and Recorder - News
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Jeffco finishes counting 99% of ballots on Election Night

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For the sixth election in a row, Jefferson County finished counting 99% of ballots on Election Night.

Jeffco had a total of 138,135 ballots returned thus far. More than 98% of voters submitted their mail ballot while fewer than 2% voted in person. The vast...

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Clerk and Recorder - News
Posted on: April 26, 2022

Is your voter registration up to date?

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Are you ready for the June 28 state primary?

Visit Jeffco.com to make sure your information is current or to register for the first time.

You can learn more about key dates and election security safeguards on our election information page.

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Clerk and Recorder - News
Posted on: December 29, 2021

Jeffco C&R team celebrates 2021 achievements

This is a list of 2021 achievements

Our entire team went above and beyond this year to continue building a 21st-century Clerk and Recorder’s office. Visit our 2021 Achievements page to learn more.

To see our 2022 goals and track our progress, visit the Jeffco Clerk and Recorder das...

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Cold Cases

48 Stories
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Baca, Jeannette Louise - Homicide

On June 11, 1978, the nude body of Jeannette Louise Baca, DOB 12/05/1960 was found dumped and concealed 6.7 miles south of US Hwy 285 on Foxton Road in Conifer, Colorado. Her body was located by two hikers in the area and was found at the bottom of a 10 f...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Barrett, Colleen Kay - Missing Person

Colleen Barrett was sharing a residence on the 5800 block of Rapp Street in Englewood with boyfriend Robert Alurac until July 19, 2007, when she went missing. A few days later, on July 23, a real estate agent showing a home near Morrison discovered Alurac...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Beck, Margaret Peggy - Homicide - SOLVED

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On Aug. 18, 1963, Margaret "Peggy" Beck, a 16-year-old Girl Scout aide, was found dead at the Flying G Ranch Girl Scout camp near Deckers. Beck, who had been sleeping alone in a tent near many other campers, had been sexually assaulted and stran...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Betts, Dellmer - Homicide

Betts, Dellmer 1

On Sunday, April 27, 1986, hikers found the body of a white male in a drainage ditch at Highway 6, about 4.5 miles west of Highway 58. The body was identified as 29-year-old Dellmer Betts, who had recently been released from prison after serving time for ...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Boisvert, Elie Phil - Homicide

On June 9, 1965, neighbors in the 1800 block of Cody Street heard yelling at about 2 p.m. They went outside to discover Elie Boisvert had been cut, and he was yelling at a male to leave. Witnesses described the person as a black male, 35 to 40 years of ag...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Burton, Helen - Homicide

On July 31, 1982, the nude body of Helen Burton, DOB 03/16/1923 was found by a child and his father while playing in the park located on Deer Creek Canyon Road in Littleton, Colorado. Helen was reported missing out of Denver City on July 10, 1982 and was ...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Cassel, Frederich H. - Homicide

On Nov. 3, 1972, Frederich H. Cassel began to complain of chest congestion. He was admitted to the hospital on November 9 of that year, and, after feeling better, he was released on Nov. 30. Cassel was then readmitted to the hospital on Dec. 8, 1972, comp...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Caudill, Jessica - Homicide

Caudill, Jessica

On April 14, 1990 hikers on North Table Mountain located the body of a female in a ravine just off of Highway 58. Investigation determined that the body was that of 15 year old Jessica Caudill, who had been deceased for several days.Jessica was a runaway ...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Cohen, Harold Murphy - Homicide

Cohen, Harold Murphy

On Saturday, Nov. 1949, 38-year-old Harold Murphy Cohen was reported missing to the Denver Police Department. Cohen, who went by the name Murphy or "Murph," was a known gambler and fight referee. He had reportedly attended a ceremonial dinner at...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Cooley, Melanie Suzy - Homicide

Cooley, Melanie Suzy

On April 15, 1975, Melanie "Suzy" Cooley left Nederland High School where she was a senior. She was last seen hitchhiking in Nederland. A road maintenance worker found her body on May 2, 1975, in Coal Creek Canyon.

Cooley was last seen wearing bl...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Corriveau, Hollis Jim Sr. - Homicide

On Sunday, Nov. 11, 1970, residents found a body in a ditch in the 4900 block of South Wadsworth Boulevard. The body was identified as 46-year-old Hollis “Jim” Corriveau Sr. Corriveau was last seen at about 8 p.m. on the evening of Nov...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Cortez, Lenora Christina - Homicide

On November 24, 1985, the nude body of Lenora Cristina Cortez, DOB 06/02/1964 was found on the side of US Hwy 285 and Light Lane in Conifer, Colorado by a motorist. Lenora was identified by her family members and was described as a transient without a per...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Coursey, Nora Lois - Homicide

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The body of 30-year-old Nora Lois Coursey was found on July 9, 1957, about a mile west of Phillipsburg on Colorado State Highway 124 (Deer Creek Canyon Road). Coursey had been missing since June 19, 1957, when she attended an afternoon birthday party with...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

DeTemple, Julia Ann - Homicide

DeTemple, Julia Ann

On September 17, 1986, two employees were loading gravel on outlying Coors property, east of Highway 58 and McIntyre Street. They found a badly decomposed body in the nearby brush. Investigation determined that the body was that of 26 year old Julia DeTem...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Dotson, Nonnie - Missing Person

The Air Force nurse from San Antonio was visiting her brother in South Jefferson County on Nov. 19, 2006. She was last seen at her brother's house near Kipling and C-470.Dotson was to report back to the Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio two days afte...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: October 27, 2017

Einsphar, Steven (a.k.a. Sparr, Steve) - Missing

Steven Einspahr

On October 27, 2017, Steven Einsphar, also known as Steve Sparr, was last seen getting into a vehicle at an acquaintance’s house near the area of South Kuehster Road and Dancing Bear Trail.  During the course of the investigation inform...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Fuster, Elvin - Homicide

Fuster, Elvin

During the late afternoon of July 13, 1981, a resident in the 4000 block of Easley road in Golden reported what appeared to be a dead body on his property. The sheriff's office responded and found the body of Elvin Victor Fuster, a 19-year-old male who ha...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Garcia, Jose San Juan - Homicide

Garcia

On October 28, 1990, the body of Jose San Juan Garcia, DOB 05/20/1960 was found on the south side of Interstate 70 at mile marker 249. Jose had received multiple gunshot wounds. Jose was a Mexican national who was working and living in Vail, Colorado. The...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Garrick Jr., John Joseph - Homicide

On February 12, 1982, the body of John Joseph Garrick JR, DOB 11/04/1946 was found at his residence located at 132 Paradise Road in Golden, Colorado. John had received multiple gunshot wounds to his body. He was found by two construction workers who had b...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Gonzales, Lucas - Homicide

Gonzales, Lucas

On Jan. 31, 1995, Lucas Gonzales left his home with his uncle at about 2 p.m. He told his wife he would be back within 45 minutes. Gonzales and his uncle were in a white, two-door, 1992 Hyundai Excel. The uncle said he dropped Gonzales off near 46th and F...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Groezinger, Mark - Homicide

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On the morning of April 7, 1984, deputies responded to a report of a body lying on the front seat of a parked vehicle at Mother Cabrini Shrine, located near I-70 and Highway 40 in Golden. At the scene, deputies found the body of Mark Groezinger lying in t...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Hein, Mitchell - Missing Person

Mitchell Hein was 23 years old in 1983 when he left his parents' house in Golden and headed to Oklahoma. Hein had spent some time wandering from place to place, including Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma and California.

Hein was allegedly traveling with friends i...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Hoffman, Jarl - Homicide

Hoffman, Jarl

On May 19, 1976, at about 2:58 a.m., 21-year old Camp George West Honor Camp inmate Jarl Hoffman was playing billiards in the recreation building with other inmates when someone from outside, near Old Golden Road, shot him. A vehicle was seen speeding awa...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Hutchings, Linda - Homicide

Hutchings, Linda

On Sept. 1, 1979, a family picking cattails found a body down an embankment, near Indiana and West 82nd Avenue. The body was later identified as Linda Hutchings, a 17-year-old Arvada resident, who was reported missing to the Arvada Police Department on Au...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Kuetemeier, Ronald - Missing Person

Kuetemeier, Ronald

Ronald Kuetemeier, 57 years of age, was last seen at his home in Evergreen on Friday, June 14, 2013. His wife contacted the sheriff's office to report him as a missing person the following day. Kuetemeier works in the IT field and is currently unemployed....

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Kunselman, Nick and Hart, Stephanie - Homicide

Subway Homicide

Jefferson County, Colorado: On February 14, 2000, at approximately 12:47 A.M., high school sweethearts Nicholas (Nick) Kunselman and Stephanie Hart-Grizzell were found murdered in a Subway sandwich shop a few blocks south of Columbine High School in Littl...
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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Lilly, John - Homicide

Lilly, John

On July 2, 1979, at about 9:30 p.m., drivers along West 64th Avenue, about one-half mile west of Easley, found a man's body in the road. The body was identified as 27-year-old John Lilly, who had died of gunshot wounds. Lilly, who was known to sell drugs,...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Lingaas, Dennis Oscar - Homicide

On April 7, 1994, human remains were found by a US Forest Service worker in the area of Forest Service Road 695 and County Road 96. The remains were later identified to be that of Dennis Oscar Lingaas, DOB 04/20/1945. Dennis was reported missing out of De...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Lucero, Eugene - Homicide

On February 22, 1995, the body of Eugene Lucero, DOB 11/23/1945 was found in the White Ranch Open Space Park west of Golden, Colorado. Eugene was a Metro Taxi Cab driver and picked up a passenger at the Sapp Brother’s Truck Stop at I-70 and Quebec Street ...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Mabbutt, Lorne - Homicide

Mabbutt

On December 14, 2012, three hikers in the area of Red Rocks Park contact a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Deputy at the Trading Post. They told the Deputy that while they were hiking west of the amphitheater they discovered a human skeleton. ...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

MacLean, Shannon Rose - Homicide

MacLean, Shannon Rose

On or about April 29, 1988, 19-year-old Shannon Rose MacLean was hitchhiking with a female friend on Broadway between Evans and Mississippi in Denver. The women got a ride from a white man, described as being in his early 30s with a chubby build. He was b...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Malin, Richard Gary - Homicide

On August 16, 1976, at 8:30 a.m., Richard Gary Malin, DOB 03/10/1941 was found deceased by his wife at their residence located at 30290 Palomino Drive in Evergreen, Colorado. Richard was found just inside the front door of the residence and had been shot....

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Moore, Jeannie - Homicide - SOLVED

Solved Moore

On Aug. 25, 1981, Jeannie Moore left her home for work at the Tenneco gas station at 13th and Wadsworth. As usual, she began hitchhiking at the onramp from Harlan to westbound I-70 at about 7:10 a.m. An employee and a customer at a nearby gas station, alo...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Malonson, Brandi Jo - Missing Person

Brandi Jo Malonson's family last saw her in December 2006 when she left their house in South Jefferson County. Malonson was on probation at the time of her disappearance and has a history of drug use. A few months after her disappearance, friends and asso...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Middleton, Evelyn - Missing Person

Middleton, Evelyn - Missing Person

On August 25, 2015, Evelyn “Cricket” Middleton, DOB 11/15/1982 was reported missing by her mother. Her mother had not seen or heard from her for approximately two weeks. A few days later, Evelyn’s vehicle was found abandoned on the west side of Vail Pass....

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Murray, James William - Homicide

Murray, James William

On May 15, 1988, residents of a Deer Creek Canyon home experienced problems with their toilet. After trying several remedies, the residents opened the septic tank and discovered a body inside. With help from Aspen Septic Service and the Jefferson County C...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Neill, Joyce - Homicide

On April 13, 1969, a family picnicking found the body of 17-year-old Joyce Neill about three miles up Golden Gate Park Road from the turn off to Crawford Gulch. Neill's body was located down an embankment from the road. She had moved to Denver from Arizon...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Nygaard, John - Homicide

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On May 24, 1977 workers for Robinson Brick arrived at the entrance to the Chieftain Mine, immediately west of the Lakewood Motorcycle Park located at about 15000 West Alameda Parkway. Upon exiting the gate at about 6:40 am they discovered the body of John...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: February 4, 2019

Paddock-Weeks, Jacob C. – Missing

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On February 4, 2019, Jacob C. Paddock-Weeks was reported missing.  He was last seen on February 2, 2019, in the area of U.S. Highway 285 near Mile Marker 246 after being involved in a motor vehicle accident.  An attempt to locate Jacob w...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Pillman, Judy Tina - Homicide

Pillman, Judy Tina

On Oct. 26, 1986, two fishermen arrived on the west side of Chatfield State Park near South Wadsworth Boulevard to go fishing. Their dog located a body partially covered with brush. Investigation determined the body was that of 24-year-old Judy Pillman, w...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Schmidt, Terry - Missing Person

On September 6, 2002, Terry Schmidt, DOB 01/21/1949 was reported missing while staying at the Lost Valley Ranch located at 29555 Goose Creek Road. Terry had traveled with her husband, Wiltz Wagner, from Indiana to attend an annual conference. Terry&rs...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Stone, Sharon - Homicide

Stone, Sharon

On July 28, 1989, a man trying to find a hubcap discovered a body down an embankment about one-half mile west of Highway 93 on Golden Gate Canyon Road. The body was identified as Sharon Stone, who had also used the names Sharon Flynn and Sharon Geionety. ...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Unknown - Unidentified Remains - Male

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On July 24, 2000, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office received a telephone call from a Jefferson County Open Space worker who advised that skeletal remains were found on Mount Galbraith located on Golden Gate Canyon Road in Golden, Colorado. T...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Unknown 1972 - Unidentified Remains - Female

On Aug. 27, 1972, skeletal remains were found on Forest Road 554, about one mile east of the Park and Jefferson County lines. The remains were determined to be that of a female, about 17 to 23 years of age, between 5 foot and 5 foot 3 inches tall with dar...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Unknown 1977 - Homicide - Male

On Feb. 13, 1977, hikers discovered a body in a military-type, mummy style sleeping bag, about 100 feet over the embankment from Highway 285, a mile south of Colorado Highway 8. An autopsy indicated the male body had been there between 30 and 60 days befo...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Unknown Male Baby - Homicide

On March 24, 1966, a man out on a drive found a male baby wrapped in blue cloth. The man had stopped in a pull-out 2 miles south of Simms on Alameda and saw the baby down an embankment. The newborn was determined to have been full term and had died of exp...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

VanDuyn, Rick - Homicide

VanDuyn, Rick

Rick VanDuyn, a 27-year-old Genesee resident, was working as a security guard for Evergreen Security on Sunday, Oct. 19, 1986. After picking up the day's proceeds from the Safeway in Conifer, he drove in his marked, Evergreen Security car to the Mountain ...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Witt, Rosetta - Homicide

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On October 2, 1961, 74-year-old Rosetta Witt was shot in her small grocery store attached to her home at 5050 Carr St. at about 10:44 a.m. Money was missing from the cash register. Shortly before the shooting, a white male (depicted in the composite drawi...

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Cold Cases

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: July 26, 2022

Drone Flight on McIntyre Street at W. 44th Avenue, Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Jefferson County will be conducting an aerial survey from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, using an Unmanned Aircraft System (Drone). The drone will fly over the intersection of McIntyre Street and West 44th Avenue.

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Drone Flights
Posted on: July 6, 2022

Drone Flight on W. Belleview Avenue, Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Jefferson County will be conducting an aerial survey from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 6, using an Unmanned Aircraft System (drone). The drone will fly along W. Belleview Avenue between W. Quincy Avenue and Willow Springs Road.

There are no p...

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Drone Flights

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: January 26, 2023

Severe Weather Resources for Jefferson County

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Winter is here, and that means we can experience very cold temperatures and extreme weather events. Please see the information below for severe and extreme weather community resources. Please consider sharing this information with those who you know may b...

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Human Services - News
Posted on: December 7, 2022

Jeffco 2023 Point-in-Time Count Volunteer Sign-up

Cold Weather months

Heading Home is now recruiting volunteers for the 2023 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count to conduct interviews with homeless individuals and families in emergency shelters, human service organizations, parks, and other places where unhoused residents spend time. ...

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Human Services - News
Posted on: December 30, 2021

Access Services Virtually

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Human Services and Laramie buildings are open for limited in-person services Mondays through Thursdays from 7:30am – 5:30pm. Buildings are closed on Fridays but services are available virtually. 

Services are encouraged to be accessed virtually wh...

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Human Services - News

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: January 23, 2023

Innovation Interns Research and Pilot New Solutions for Jeffco (December 2022)

The Fall 2022 Innovation Internship Program has ended, and we are proud of the achievements of this cohort! The interns at Business Innovation & Technology (BIT) spent their Fall?term working with Jeffco employees across several departments to researc...

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Innovation at Jeffco - Innovations in Action
Posted on: September 14, 2022

Innovation Interns Research and Pilot New Solutions for Jeffco (Summer 2022)

The 2022 Summer Innovation Internship Program has ended, and we are proud of the achievements of this cohort! The interns at Business Innovation & Technology (BIT) spent their summer semester working with Jeffco employees across several depar...

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Innovation at Jeffco - Innovations in Action
Posted on: August 9, 2022

YourJeffco App Allows Citizens to Submit Road Maintenance Requests

Jefferson County is excited to launch a new website and app, YourJeffco, that enables citizens, visitors, and business owners in the county to report issues and concerns about roads and bridges maintained by Jefferson County.

Visit the YourJeffco web porta...

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Innovation at Jeffco - Innovations in Action
Posted on: July 6, 2022

Marlin McDaniel Wins Granicus' Innovator of the Year Award

Granicus, the premier provider of government experience cloud tools, recently announced the winners of its 13th annual Digital Government Awards.

Team Jeffco's Marlin McDaniel was honored with the Innovator of the Year Award. McDaniel founded and ...

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Innovation at Jeffco - Innovations in Action
Posted on: July 6, 2022

Jefferson County Archives Launches New Website

The Jefferson County Archives has been very busy over the past year implementing a newly designed website to make historical information about the county easier to find. It contains links to a keyword searchable catalog, a brand-new digital collections si...

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Innovation at Jeffco - Innovations in Action
Posted on: June 27, 2022

Innovation Interns Research and Pilot New Solutions for Jeffco (Spring 2022)

Spring 2022 Interns - Group Photo

The 2022 Spring Innovation Internship Program has come to a close and we are proud of the achievements of this cohort! The interns at Business Innovation & Technology spent their spring semesters working with Jeffco employees across several department...

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Innovation at Jeffco - Innovations in Action
Posted on: February 23, 2022

New Technology Improves Community Engagement at Public Meetings

Jefferson County is committed to engaging communities around issues that matter to them. Over the past two years, we have taken steps to ensure community members have convenient access to public meetings wherever they are. By deploying new technology in c...

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Innovation at Jeffco - Innovations in Action
Posted on: January 31, 2022

Jeffco Wins National Innovation Award for Live Chat Service

In 2021, the Jefferson County Elections division was the recipient of a 2020 Clearinghouse Award from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, a federal body that recognizes election administrators across the country for innovation. Jeffco was honored for...

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Innovation at Jeffco - Innovations in Action
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Transition to T-Mobile Creates $2.1 Million in Savings and Wins NACo Award

In 2020, Jefferson County's Innovation Team conducted an analysis on county cellular service and identified an opportunity to significantly reduce annual operating costs. With help from several departments, the team organized comprehensive networ...

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Innovation at Jeffco - Innovations in Action

News Flash

Posted on: January 26, 2023

32nd Ave Full Road Closure (McIntyre St. to Ford St.)

Map of area between North Table Mountain and South Table Mountain

There will be a full road closure of W 32nd Ave., with the road closed to traffic from McIntyre St. to Ford St. The closure will take place from 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1 to, 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3.

West 32nd Ave. is being widened. For the safety of work cre...

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jeffco.us Home - News
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Severe Weather Resources for Jefferson County

Snow on the mountains with the text "Severe Weather Resources"

Winter is here, and that means we can experience very cold temperatures and extreme weather events. Please see the information below for severe and extreme weather community resources. Please consider sharing this information with those who you know may b...

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jeffco.us Home - News
Posted on: January 24, 2023

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

Aerial image of runway at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport

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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jeffco.us Home - News
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Read our latest Engage Jeffco e-newsletter

Engage Jeffco

Read the Engage Jeffco January 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, impo...

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jeffco.us Home - News
Posted on: January 11, 2023

Joe Kerby Joins Jefferson County as County Manager

Joe Kerby headshot with text to announce his hiring as County Manager

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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jeffco.us Home - News
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: December 7, 2022

Jeffco 2023 Point-in-Time Count Volunteer Sign-up

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Heading Home is now recruiting volunteers for the 2023 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count to conduct interviews with homeless individuals and families in emergency shelters, human service organizations, parks, and other places where unhoused residents spend time. ...

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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: 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: 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: 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: January 23, 2023

Jeffco Open Space 2023 Seasonal Wildlife Closures to Begin February 1

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Centennial Cone Park  Elk Range Trail at Centennial Cone Park, including the interior of Travois, Evening Sun and Elk Range loop, is closed from February 1 through mid-June to protect elk during their calving season. All other trails are open.

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Posted on: January 12, 2023

JCPH Recommends Jeffco Residents Test Their Homes for Radon (También Disponible en Español)

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Jefferson County, Colo. — January is National Radon Action Month, and Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is encouraging residents to protect themselves and loved ones from dangerous radon gas by ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2023

First 2023 Case of Rabies in Colorado Found in Morrison (También Disponible en Español)

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Jefferson County, Colo. — A skunk found on Jan. 2, 2023 in Morrison near W. Belleview and Quincy Avenues has tested positive for rabies. This is the first rabid animal to be found in Jefferson Count...

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Posted on: December 27, 2022

Jefferson County Board of Health Welcomes New Board Member, Rachelle Woods

The Jefferson County Board of Health welcomes its latest member, Rachelle Woods.

Jefferson County, Colo. — On Nov. 1, 2022, the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners appointed Rachelle Woods, MSN, RN, as the newest member of the Jefferson County Board of Health. The Board of Health is the governing body for Jefferso...

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Posted on: November 29, 2022

For World AIDS Day, JCPH encourages all residents to get tested and know their status

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Across the U.S., about 1.2 million people have HIV — and about 13 percent of them don’t know it and need testing. That’s roughly twice the population of Jefferson County. While the...

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

Make this holiday season sweet by putting food safety at the forefront

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Jefferson County, Colo. — The holidays are a time for family, celebrations and — of course — food. As the winter holiday season kicks off, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) wants to remind all our residents that the best ...

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Posted on: November 16, 2022

JCPH selected for community air monitoring grant

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JCPH to receive grant funding to help address air quality information gaps in underserved communities 

Jefferson County, Colo. — On November 3, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced [external link] Jeffe...

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Posted on: November 2, 2022

Winter Preparedness In Colorado

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Weather in Colorado can be unpredictable, and sudden changes in weather can quickly create dangerous situations. At Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH), we recommend all our residents prepare themselves, their home an...

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Posted on: October 26, 2022

Take Steps to Prevent Lead Poisoning in Children

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Creating and maintaining safe, healthy environments for our community’s children is a top priority for all of us. However, so frequently, the things that can harm children are the things we can’t see...

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Posted on: October 25, 2022

JCPH Advisory - Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza on the Rise Across Colorado

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) and The Colorado Department of Agriculture [external link], have continued to monitor for reports of wild and domestic birds that have been infected with Highly Pathogenic Avian Inf...

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Posted on: October 18, 2022

Omicron booster doses available for all individuals ages 5 and older at JCPH

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Jefferson County, Colo. — As of Oct. 12, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration [external link] and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [external link] have approved the bivalent booster...

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Posted on: October 6, 2022

Flu Season is Here: Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones from the Flu

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Jefferson County, Colo. — As we enter flu season, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is recommending the Jefferson County community, ages six months and older, get their annual flu vaccine. While there is no way of knowing yet what the flu se...

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Posted on: September 27, 2022

This National Preparedness Month, JCPH encourages residents to take action before disasters happen

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Jefferson County, Colo. – During National Preparedness Month, observed annually in September, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) wants to remind Jeffco community members to stay organized and ready in case of a sudden disaster or emergency ev...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

For Sexual Health Awareness Month, JCPH launches new resource called Text4SexFacts

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Jefferson County, Colo. — At Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH), we know that it’s important for all members of our community to feel educated and empowered about their sexual health. That’s why this September, for Nationa...

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

Jefferson County Public Health recognizes SepticSmart Week

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Whether it’s eating broccoli, going to the dentist or getting a physical, we all know there are things we must do to take care of ourselves and the systems in our body. When we don’t take care of our...

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Posted on: September 12, 2022

JCPH encourages all residents to take steps to keep their food safe

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Ensuring that our community has access to safe, healthy and contaminant-free food is a core pillar of public health. At Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH), our Environmental Health Services team works diligently with retail fo...

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Posted on: September 7, 2022

New omicron boosters available now at JCPH clinic

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Jefferson County, Colo. — To continue to provide the best protection from the COVID-19 virus and its variants, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is excited to announce the availability of new, b...

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Posted on: September 6, 2022

For National Suicide Prevention Month and Week, JCPH reminds residents of vital resources

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Suicide is never an easy topic to discuss, but just as Jefferson County’s population continues to grow, so has the number of people suicide affects in our county.  In fact, in 2021, suicide was the eighth leading cause o...

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Posted on: August 30, 2022

HELPING JEFFCO KIDS THRIVE: A review of Healthy Kids Colorado Survey data and public health services

The beginning of a new school year is an exciting and busy time for families in Jefferson County. As families in our community adjust to new routines, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) knows this season can also be stressful and complicated. To help o...

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Posted on: August 26, 2022

Take Steps to Prevent Overdose and Create a Safer, Healthier Jeffco

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Overdose affects the entire Jefferson County community. Many people in our community have lost or nearly lost someone to overdose, have experienced an overdose themselves or know someone who uses drugs. Alongside those ...

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

Novavax vaccine against COVID-19 now available at JCPH

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is excited to announce the availability of a new kind of COVID-19 vaccine at our clinic in Lakewood (645 Parfet St.). The new vaccine,...

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Posted on: July 28, 2022

JCPH celebrates National Breastfeeding Month, emphasizes need for robust support of nursing families

Jefferson County, Colo. – Bringing a child into the world can be difficult, especially amidst recent concerns like the nationwide infant formula shortage. That’s why it’s so important new parents have a strong suppor...

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

JCPH Offers Tips to Stay Healthy and Safe during Poor Air Quality Days This Summer

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Each summer, Jefferson County, along with the entire Denver Metropolitan Area, faces challenges when it comes to clean, healthy and safe air. During this time of year, when the climate is hot and dry, air quality can worsen and m...

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Posted on: July 14, 2022

Take Steps to Prevent Animal- and Insect-borne Diseases this Summer

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Jefferson County, Colo. — It’s summer in Colorado, and it’s the perfect time for Jeffco residents to enjoy their favorite outdoor activities. Whether you’re spending your days at cookouts, hiking or by the pool, Jef...

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

CDC authorizes COVID-19 vaccines for children aged 6 months and older

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Last weekend, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gave its official recommendation that all children ages 6 months and older be vaccinated against COVID-19...

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Get Paid to Get Tested at Jefferson County Public Health

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Jefferson County, Colo. — With rates of many sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) on the rise across the county and state, including HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV), it’s more important than e...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

JCPH Advisory: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

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Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is reaching out to all county residents who keep backyard poultry flocks (chickens, geese, ducks, quails, etc.) and farm owners with poultry to alert them to a strain of avian flu that has been detected in Colorado. T...

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Posted on: June 15, 2022

Notice: Jefferson County now in CDC’s Community Level High, additional precautions recommended

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As COVID-19 case counts and positivity rates have continued to increase across the state, Jefferson County has moved to COVID-19 Community Level High based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) metrics. Significantly, this means that within ...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Jefferson County moves to CDC’s COVID-19 Community Level Medium

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Jefferson County, Colo. — With both case counts and positivity rates rising in Jefferson County, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has moved Jeffco from COVID-19 Communit...

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

JCPH recognizes 2021 Public Health Champions and releases 2021 Report to the Community

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Through the challenges of the last several years, it has been strength and camaraderie within our community that have brought us together and kept us united. In the face of some of the largest public health needs and concerns we have ever faced, Jefferson...

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

JCPH Warns of Possible Exposure to Hepatitis A in Wheat Ridge

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH), in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), is advising the public about a potential expo...

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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 m...

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Posted on: February 16, 2022

Jefferson County Board of Health Designates Interim Senior Leadership Team to Lead JCPH

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The Jefferson County Board of Health (BOH) and Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) are in the planning stages of recruiting a new Executive Director to lead the department. To help lead JCPH and provide strategic public health direction in the meantime,...

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Posted on: February 10, 2022

Jefferson County Board of Health Votes to Rescind PHO 21-006

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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...

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Posted on: February 3, 2022

Jefferson County Board of Health Votes to Rescind PHO 21-006 on Feb. 18, 2022

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The Jefferson County Board of Health met today, Feb. 3, 2022, to discuss the future of PHO 21-006, the public health order requiring the use of masks in all public, indoor settings, including school and childcare settings. After hearing updated data from ...

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Posted on: January 26, 2023

32nd Ave Full Road Closure

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There will be a full road closure of W 32nd Ave., with the road closed to traffic from from McIntyre St. to Ford St. The closure will take place from 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1 to, 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3.

W 32nd Ave is being widened. For the crew and the trav...

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Posted on: January 13, 2023

Update: Nighttime Single Lane Closures on JC-73 Near Buffalo Park Road

January 30, 2023 Update

Crews will resume gas line relocation and abandonment work beginning Wednesday through Friday, February 1 through 3, 2023. 

All work will be conducted at night with one-lane closures controlled by flaggers. Work hours will b...

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Posted on: December 8, 2022

Lane Closure (not Road Closure) of Westbound 32nd Avenue

Lane Closure (not Road Closure) of Westbound  32nd Avenue

 

Westbound Lane Closure of 32nd Avenue will be closed from McIntyre Street to the Coors tunnel beginning on December 14, 2022, until January 31, 2023. 

 

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

JCSO Arrests DPD Sergeant for Internet Luring of a Child

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Jefferson County, CO. – A sergeant with the Denver Police Department is in custody, facing charges of internet luring of a child. 45-year old Timothy Hyatt turned himself in to authorities just after 9 a.m. today, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. Hyatt was arres...

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

Arrests Made in Home Burglary

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Jefferson County, CO. – Just after 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16, JCSO deputies responded to a call referencing a burglary and shots fired in the 12000 block of West 9th Place. It was determined that a group of suspects forced entry into a ho...

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

Good News From a Resident About the West Quincy Avenue Road Widening Project

Jefferson County is partnering with Lakehurst Water and Sanitation District this summer to relocate one mile of water mainline before the road widening construction project starts this fall. Lakehurst hired Brannan Construction to build the new water line...

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