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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Read the July 1 Edition of The County Line

County Line Special Edition

Headlines from this edition:

  • CDPHE approves Arapahoe County variance request with amendments
  • Court ruling confirms actions of Arapahoe County Assessor
  • STRIDE Community Health Center offers COVID-19 testing
  • Happy 4th of July; County buildings closed on Friday
  • G...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 29, 2020

CDPHE approves Arapahoe County variance request with amendments

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Decision should allow increased indoor capacity as local businesses reopen

On Monday, June 29, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) approved Arapahoe County’s recent request for a variance from Public Health Order 20-2...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 29, 2020

Independence Day (Observed) - County Offices Closed Friday, July 3

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In observance of the July 4th holiday, County administrative buildings will be closed on Friday, July 3. 

Please have a safe and happy Independence Day. 

Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Read the June 26 Weekly Edition of The County Line

County Line Special Edition

Headlines from this edition:

  • County unveils small business relief plan
  • Rental and mortgage assistance for COVID-related income loss offered
  • Vote Safe. Vote Now.
  • Respect the Burn Ban - No fireworks allowed
  • Get the latest info on available resources for: employm...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Arapahoe County offers rental and mortgage assistance for COVID-related income loss

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With the goal of keeping families in their homes during the coronavirus crisis and related transitions, Arapahoe County has rolled out a new Rental and Mortgage Assistance Program (RMAP) to households that have experienced income loss directly re...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Court ruling confirms actions of Arapahoe County Assessor

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Assessor correctly applying state law in calculating and allocating base and increment valuations in tax increment financing areas

A recent court ruling in support of the Arapahoe County Assessor affirms the Assessor’s Office is correctly applyin...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Arapahoe County unveils small business relief plan

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CARES program funding will help businesses affected by COVID-19

Recognizing the impact the COVID-19 crisis has had on small and medium-size businesses, the Arapahoe County CARES Program is launching Advance Arapahoe, a $6 million grant program that will pr...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 22, 2020

June 25 Telephone Town Hall to focus on new state health orders and safe voting

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Join us Thursday, June 25 at 7 p.m. for our next Telephone Town Hall Q&A event. Get your questions answered about new State guidelines as well as health protections in place for the June 30 state primary election. 

As COVID-19 numbers continue...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Read the June 19 Weekly Edition of The County Line

County Line Special Edition

Headlines from this edition:

  •   $15 million Shareback program helps protect and expand recreation projects throughout Arapahoe County 
  •   Arapahoe County making operational improvements throughout the organization
  •   Commissi...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 18, 2020

Commissioner Holen makes aerial delivery of PPE to Grand Junction hospitals

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Arapahoe County Commissioner Bill Holen, a licensed pilot, recently flew across the state with El Paso County Commissioner Stan VanderWerf to deliver about 500 pounds of much-needed personal protective equipment (PPE) and other medical and cleaning suppli...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 18, 2020

Arapahoe County making operational improvements throughout the organization

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The elected officials, department leaders and employees of Arapahoe County are unified in our goal to improve efficiency and streamline operations wherever possible. Even though the COVID pandemic and resulting shutdowns forced the County to use online ap...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 18, 2020

$15 million Shareback program helps protect and expand recreation projects throughout County

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Annual funding helps municipal budgets hit hard by COVID-19

This month, Arapahoe County Open Spaces distributed $15.7 million in Shareback funds to 12 incorporated cities and towns to support local parks, trails and open space p...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 15, 2020

Temporary Detour on Cherry Creek Trail between South Quebec and East Iliff

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A portion of the Cherry Creek Trail between South Quebec Street and just south of East Iliff Avenue will be closed for construction as part of the Cherry Creek Restoration Project starting June 15 – July 6 (approximately three weeks, weather pen...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Read the June 12 Weekly Edition of The County Line

County Line Special Edition

Headlines from this edition:

  •   County Commissioners’ statement on George Floyd protests, next steps
  •   Arapahoe County Mayors and Commissioners Youth Awards announce 2020 winners
  •   County Commissioners request variance for...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Arapahoe County Commissioners request variance for certain industries

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Citing encouraging trends, ample hospital capacity, and a robust suppression plan for containing the spread of COVID-19, the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners submitted a request today to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPH...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Sheriff's headquarters building reopens after flooding

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The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s building in Centennial is cleaned up from the recent flooding and the lobby will be back open for business on Thursday, June 11 at 7 a.m.Please note: we are open for fingerprinting and concealed handgun permits ONLY...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Arapahoe County Commissioners’ statement on George Floyd protests, next steps

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The recent George Floyd killing and the resulting protests have only exacerbated the stress and uncertainty we’ve all experienced in the past several months. The Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners has always tried to serve, protect, apprecia...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Arapahoe County Mayors and Commissioners Youth Awards announce 2020 winners

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The 20 winners of the 2020 Arapahoe County Mayors and Commissioners Youth Awards (ACMCYA) have been announced. These annual scholarships recognize local high school seniors who have overcome personal adversity and have created positive change in their liv...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 9, 2020

Curbside Pickup Offers New & Replacement Ballots For Voters in the Colorado Primary Election

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On June 30, 2020, Arapahoe County will hold a state primary election, which will determine the U.S. Senate nominees for each political party as well as nominees for state offices and Arapahoe County commissioner. Nominated candidates from each political p...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 9, 2020

Sheriff’s office headquarters suffers flooding and water damage from overnight rainstorm

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CENTENNIAL – The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters in Centennial has suffered flooding and severe water damage after last night’s heavy rainstorm. The roof of the building sustained damage due to the heavy winds o...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 9, 2020

What does “Safer at Home” look like for your business?

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Are masks required for businesses to reopen? What does social distancing look like in a retail establishment? What business support is available?

Join us Thursday, June 11, from 2-3 p.m. for a Business Roundtable discussion with the Tri-County Health Depar...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Read the June 5 Weekly Edition of The County Line

County Line Special Edition

Headlines from this edition:

  •   County approves resolution to permit outdoor dining exceptions in unincorporated areas
  •   There’s still time to claim your economic impact stimulus check
  •   Arapahoe Clerk and Recorder focused...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Arapahoe County approves resolution to permit outdoor dining exceptions in unincorporated areas

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The Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners has approved a resolution that will allow qualified restaurants, bars and other retail food or beverage businesses in unincorporated Arapahoe County to expand their service areas for temporary outdoor accommodati...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Churches, gyms, playgrounds, pools and more can reopen under new guidelines

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Yesterday, Gov. Jared Polis announced that the state is shifting to a new phase: Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors.

This new phase, effective immediately, offers new guidelines for several key areas including Places of Worship, Personal Recreat...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Arapahoe Clerk and Recorder focused on ballot integrity and voter safety heading into elections

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As we make our way through the COVID crisis, many people are wondering how they’ll be able to vote safely this year, and how we’ll ensure the integrity of our elections. These concerns are even more pronounced given that 2020 is a Pres...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 4, 2020

There’s still time to claim your economic impact stimulus check

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Arapahoe County Human Services urgepublic assistance recipients to secure their federal Coronavirus stimulus payments, and here’s how.

It is not too late to receive your economic im...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 1, 2020

June 4 Telephone Town Hall: Kids and COVID-19

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Join us Thursday, June 4 at 7 p.m. for an update about the latest developments in the COVID public health crisis.

This event will have a special focus on child- and education-related issues families will face through the summer and into the fall, and state...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Read the May 29 Special Weekly Edition of The County Line

County Line Special Edition

Headlines from this edition:

  • June 3 Business Roundtable: What does "Safer at Home" look like for your business?
  • Inspirational Gomez family recognized during Foster Care Month
  • Next Telephone Town Hall set for June 4; focus on child- and education-re...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 29, 2020

What does “Safer at Home” look like for your business?

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Are masks required for businesses to reopen? What does social distancing look like in a retail establishment? What business support is available?

Join us Wednesday, June 3, from 2-3 p.m. for a Business Roundtable discussion with the Tri-County Health Depar...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Arapahoe County unveils CARES Act relief plan

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The Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners has approved a resolution authorizing distribution of the approximately $114.5 million the County received from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The funds will be used to bol...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Help craft the future of your parks, trails and open spaces

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Since its inception in 2003, the Arapahoe County Open Spaces Program has built more than 73 miles of new trails, supported more than 160 park and trailhead projects, and conserved more than 31,000 acres of open space. In order to keep this legacy alive an...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Arapahoe County PWD celebrates National Public Works week

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At a time when a lot of other work is on hold, our “road and bridge” crews are still at it. This takes on special meaning this week, the 60th annual National Public Works Week. This year’s theme is “the Rhythm of Pu...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Read the May 22 Special Weekly Edition of The County Line

County Line Special Edition

Headlines from this Special Edition of The County Line:

  • Arapahoe County unveils CARES Act relief plan; County to share $51.5 million with 13 communities
  • County facilities begin reopening to the public
  • The 2020 Arapahoe County Fair has been canceled; virtual ...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Building closures for Memorial Day

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In observance of Memorial Day, Arapahoe County administrative buildings will be closed on Monday, May 25.

Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 20, 2020

2020 Arapahoe County Fair canceled due to COVID-19 impacts

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Plans for a limited 4-H event are still being developed

After weighing all economic and public health and safety considerations, the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners has decided to cancel the 2020 Arapahoe County Fair that had been scheduled for late...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Arapahoe County Guidance: Reopening facilities video

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Arapahoe County Guidance: Reopening Facilities is the second in a series of videos created to help residents understand new safety guidelines as restrictions change.

This video offers an overview of the guidelines and safety measures being put in place at ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 18, 2020

COVID-19 Telephone Town Hall: The road to reopening

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Join us Thursday, May 21 at 7 p.m. for our next Telephone Town Hall and get your questions answered.

Have questions about the County’s reopening plans? Need clarification on when to wear a mask and where? What’s allowable with the big w...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Read the May 15 Special Weekly Edition of The County Line

County Line Special Edition

Headlines from this Special Edition:

  •   Arapahoe County to begin reopening some facilities to the public 
  •   Food assistance always available to those in need
  •   Safer at Home video offers guidance for next phase of COVID bat...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Statewide remembrance virtual event for those lost to COVID-19

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On Friday, May 15 at 7 p.m., Governor Polis is encouraging everyone to honor and remember the more than 1,000 Coloradan that we have lost to COVID-19. This coincides with the national Peace Officers Memorial Day, which the state will commemorate ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Arapahoe County to begin reopening some facilities to the public

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The Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners is pleased to begin reopening its facilities to the public on Monday, May 18. All County facilities have been closed since late-March due to the coronavirus health crisis, but conditions have improved enough that...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 21, 2020

County facilities begin reopening to the public

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On May 18, Arapahoe County welcomed residents back to some buildings and facilities, with numerous health and safety measures in place. County facilities had been closed to the public since late-March, during which time most employees have been working re...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 21, 2020

The 2020 Arapahoe County Fair has been canceled; virtual 4-H details being discussed

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After weighing all economic and public health and safety considerations, the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners has decided to cancel the 2020 Arapahoe County Fair that had been scheduled for July 23-26. The County is finalizing details of hosting a l...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Safer at Home video offers guidance for next phase of COVID battle

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Even though we’ve completed the state’s stay at home public health order, we’re still facing certain restrictions under the state’s safer at home order. Both orders are designed to prevent the spread of the coronavi...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 13, 2020

Arapahoe County to begin reopening County facilities to the public on May 18

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Visits will be by appointment only, with new health and safety protocols in place

 On Monday, May 18, Arapahoe County will begin reopening its facilities to the public after being closed since ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Read the May 7 Special Weekly Edition of The County Line

County Line Special Edition

Headlines from this Special Edition of The County Line:

  •   Understanding the new Safer-at-Home public health order
  •   Kaiser Permanente reclassifies human services caseworkers as first responders during COVID crisis
  •   CSU Extension c...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 11, 2020

All County buildings remain closed to the public

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Although some businesses have reopened under the new Safer at Home guidelines, Arapahoe County buildings remain closed to the public as we continue to put safety measures in place.  

Safety measures include retrofitting public points of contact wi...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Kaiser Permanente reclassifies human services caseworkers as first responders during COVID crisis

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Kaiser Permanente, the primary health care provider for Arapahoe County employees, has agreed that Human Services’ child and adult protective service workers should be reclassified because of their high risk of coronavirus transmission to vulner...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 7, 2020

CSU Extension continues Master Gardener program with appropriate health measures

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One revelation the COVID-19 crisis has produced is heightened awareness of the fragility of our food supply. The Colorado Master Gardenersm program at Colorado State University Extension has been using this time off to develop protocols for safe ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Understanding the new Safer-at-Home public health order

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Beginning this weekend, Arapahoe County residents and businesses will be under the state’s Safer-at-Home public health order. This order replaces the Stay-at-Home order that has been in place throughout April and allows for the gradual opening o...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Tri-County Health Department Moving to Governor Polis’ Safer at Home May 9

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Businesses will be able to open at lower density and following best practices

Tri-County Health Department (TCHD), along with other Denver Metro health departments, will allow its Stay-at-Home order to expire May 8 at midnight for Adams and Arapahoe counti...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 4, 2020

May 7 Telephone Town Hall: The transition to Safer at Home guidelines

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When should you wear a face covering in public? When can you get your hair cut? Are playgrounds still closed? As we transition to the Safer at Home public health guidelines, we know you’ll have questions so we’ve invited Tri-County Hea...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Read the May 1 Special Weekly Edition of The County Line

County Line Special Edition

Headlines from this Special Edition of The County Line:

  •   Arapahoe County Commissioners urge residents, businesses to comply with updated guidelines
  •   Help us envision the future of Open Spaces
  •   Human Services helps family adopt f...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Arapahoe County Commissioners urge residents, businesses to comply with updated guidelines

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We know these are challenging and confusing times. Now that the calendar is turning to May, we’ve seen some changes in the public health orders that we lived with through April. We applaud everyone for doing their best to comply with guidelines ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 27, 2020

Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners' statement on Tri-County extension

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The Tri-County Health Department has the legal authority to issue, modify or withdraw all public health orders in Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties. The data that Tri-County provided about the COVID-19 situation in Arapahoe County indicates that the sp...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 27, 2020

Select social media accounts transitioning effective May 1

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If you have been following the County on social media, Thank You! We truly appreciate your engagement. But we wanted to alert you to some upcoming changes. The decision has been made to retire several social media accounts associated with the County.

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 27, 2020

Tri-County Health Dept. issues guidelines for curbside and delivery service

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The Stay-at-Home public health order remains in place for Arapahoe County residents until May 8, but certain businesses may offer curbside and delivery service starting April 27.

Arapahoe County retail businesses may begin offering curbside pickup and deli...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Read the April 24 Special Weekly Edition of The County Line

County Line Special Edition

Headlines from this Special Edition of The County Line:

  •   Arapahoe County Commissioners offer guidance and updates about COVID-related shutdowns
  •   Recognizing the 1,200+ volunteers who support every aspect of our community
  •   Applic...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Adams and Arapahoe County to be under Stay at Home orders until May 8

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Tri-County Health Department’s Board of Health directs executive director to develop Public Health Orders extending Gov. Polis Stay at Home order with few exceptions

Tri-County Health Department will be extending Gov. Polis Stay at Home order unt...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 20, 2020

April 23 Telephone Town Hall: Navigating the Road to Recovery

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On Thursday, April 23 at 7 p.m., during our next Telephone Town Hall, we’ll discuss the road to recovery. 

What will the new normal look like and what things need to be in place for business and government to reopen? What resources are a...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 20, 2020

Arapahoe County invites non-profits to apply for 2021 Aid to Agencies grants

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Funds available in 2021 for human services, health, and crisis aid organizations

The Arapahoe County Board of County Commissioners is seeking grant applications from human services, health and wellness, and crisis intervention agencies for its 2021 Aid to ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Read the April 17 Special Weekly Edition of The County Line

County Line Special Edition

Headlines from this Special Edition of The County Line:

  •   Arapahoe County Fairgrounds transformed into alternate care medical facility
  •   Next Telephone Town Hall set for Thursday, April 23
  •   Arapahoe/Douglas Works! virtual workshop...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 18, 2020

Ballots from local districts arriving in mailboxes soon

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You may be receiving a ballot in the mail soon. It’s likely from your local fire or parks and rec district. Or maybe it’s from your local metro district about a bond issue. 

Be aware these ballots are NOT sent nor collected by ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 17, 2020

How Arapahoe County is addressing housing and homelessness during the COVID crisis

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Although the coronavirus public health effects are being felt by literally everyone, they’re hitting our most vulnerable populations the hardest. In response to this, various Arapahoe County departments, jurisdictions and ancillary entities are ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Arapahoe/Douglas Works! virtual workshops help minimize the impact of job loss

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The mission of Arapahoe/Douglas Works! (ADW) has always been to provide employment training and assistance to those who need it most. In light of the recent wave of layoffs and unemployment filings in the area (see chart), the agency has begun offering Ra...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Arapahoe County Commissioners offer guidance and updates about COVID-related shutdowns

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Now that Governor Polis has replaced his earlier stay at home public health order with a phased-in plan commonly known as “Safer at Home,” the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners is continuing to evaluate the best available data abo...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Arapahoe County 4-H creates a Virtual Exchange Program

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The hallmark of any 4-H program is its educational component. Now Arapahoe County 4-H is making the most of the current COVID restrictions by developing a 4-H Virtual Exchange Program with Maury County, Tennessee, near Nashville.

The weekly program uses th...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Arapahoe County Fairgrounds transformed into alternate care medical facility

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The Arapahoe County Fairgrounds have been converted to a tier 4 alternate care facility for COVID-19 patients to help alleviate crowding at regional hospitals. The temporary facility will host cases that don’t require acute or critical care. Upo...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 10, 2020

The County Line: Special Weekly Edition—April 10

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Note: During the COVID-19 Pandemic The County Line will have weekly updates

In this Special Edition of The County Line:

  • A special "Thank you" to all of the front line workers from the County Commissioners 
  • During National Child Abuse Preve...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 10, 2020

The Ticker: Updated News and COVID Information

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Even though we’re all figuratively frozen in place, there still are plenty of new developments unfolding across Arapahoe County and throughout Colorado. The Ticker will provide new or updated information as it arises. This week’s editi...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Arapahoe County observes National Child Abuse Prevention Month

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Arapahoe County observes National Child Abuse Prevention Month, rallying support for families during Stay-at-Home order

As the critical need for government-subsidized food, cash and me...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 9, 2020

County extends closure of county facilities to the public indefinitely due to COVID-19

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Essential county services will continue during closure

The Arapahoe County Board of County Commissioners has announced that all county facilities will remain closed to the public indefinitely, in accordance wit...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 6, 2020

COVID-19 virtual town hall with mental and public health experts set for Tuesday, April 7

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The April 7 event will provide the latest coronavirus news and best practices from AllHealth Network and the Aurora Mental Health Center

On Tuesday, April 7, at 7 p.m., Douglas and Arapahoe counties will host a COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall with Tri-County He...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 3, 2020

The County Line: Special Weekly Edition—April 3

County Line Special Edition

In this Special Edition of The County Line:

  • County Commissioners provide guidance during COVID crisis
  • Next Telephone Town Hall focuses on mental and public health; Set for Tuesday, April 7
  • Get the latest information on available resources regarding: employme...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Human Services Fulfilling its Mission During Health Crisis

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Arapahoe County’s Human Services department wants everyone to know that its need-based services are still available to all qualified citizens during the coronavirus crisis. The department’s employees have continued to perform their dut...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Resources and assistance available during COVID-19

Resources and Assistance during COVID-19

We know this is a confusing and uncertain time, especially if you’re experiencing job loss, food insecurity, financial stress or anxiety about your family’s health. So we’ve put together a list of resources that can help with...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 28, 2020

The guidelines are pretty simple: Stay Home. Save Lives.

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We all are part of the solution to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Ask yourself, "Is this trip really essential?" Staying home now will help restore our communities as quickly as possible. 

These are the simple guidelines: Stay at home ex...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Social workers among the ‘essential’, continue services amid stay-at-home order

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Aurora, Colo., March 27, 2020  Arapahoe County child and adult protection workers have stepped up health protection protocols to help slow the spread of COVID-19&a...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

The County Line: Special Weekly Edition—March 26

County Line Special Edition

In this Special Weekly Edition of The County Line:

  • Arapahoe County Board weighs in on the statewide Stay at Home order
  • COVID-19 updates from expert sources and available resources for employment, business, low-income, seniors and volunteering
  • Stay-at-Home Ac...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Stay-at-Home Activities

Stay at home activities

Although we may not be health experts, we understand the value of getting away from the news and taking time to unwind with family and friends. In this technological era there are more ways to do that virtually than ever before, and these are some of our ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Metro Denver Public Health Departments Rescind Stay at Home Public Health Orders; Adopt State Order

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Statement: Metro Denver Public Health Departments Rescind Stay at Home Public Health Orders; Adopt State Order

Boulder County Public Health, Jefferson County Public Health and Tri-County Health Department applaud Gov. Polis and the Colorado Department of P...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Arapahoe County Board on the Statewide Stay-at-Home Order

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After Governor Polis issued his stay-at-home order on Wednesday, March 25, the Tri-County Health Department responded to this development by rescinding its own public health order on March 26.

All residents should consider the Governor’s order to...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Three Metro Denver Public Health Departments Issue Stay-At-Home Orders

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View PDF version of this press releaseView PDF version of the Stay-At-Home Public Health Order

Three Metro Denver Public Health Departments Issue Stay-At-Home Orders to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Jefferson County, Colo. — Three public health depa...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Arapahoe County extends closure of county facilities to the public through April 17

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March 23, 2020—The Arapahoe County Board of County Commissioners has announced that all county facilities will remain closed to the public effective through at least April 17, 2020. This closure is designed to help curb the spread of COVID-19, a...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Take the pledge to complete the 2020 Census!

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Did you know that census data helps communities respond to disasters and secure funding for hospitals, emergency services and for those in need?

It has never been easier to respond on your own without having to meet a census taker. You can respond:

  • Online: ...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 21, 2020

Arapahoe County Treasurer Grants 30-day Waiver of Delinquent Interest

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On March 20, 2020, Governor Polis signed an Executive Order granting County Treasurers the authority to waive delinquent interest on late tax payments. This Executive Order will remain in effect for 30 days, until April 20, 2020. Based on this Executive O...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Cash relief activated for Arapahoe County families in need

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Arapahoe County families experiencing economic hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic may qualify for short-term, state-sponsored financial assistance to help them through the crisis.

Beginning immediately, families may apply for the Colorado Works County E...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 19, 2020

The County Line: Special Edition

County Line Special Edition

The Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners shares a message with residents about COVID-19 in this Special Edition of The County Line. 

Also:

  • Tonight’s COVID-19 Telephone Town Hall has been POSTPONED until March 24
  • How coronavirus closures ...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Tonight's Telephone Town Hall rescheduled for Tuesday, March 24

Town hall March 24

Due to the spring blizzard hitting the Front Range and the impact it has on our emergency responders, tonight’s COVID-19 Telephone Town Hall is being rescheduled for Tuesday, March 24 at 7 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience and hop...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Arapahoe, Adams and Douglas counties to host COVID-19 virtual town hall with Tri-County Health Dept.

COVID-19 Town Hall March 19

Telephone Town Hall Rescheduled 

Due to the spring blizzard hitting the Front Range and the impact it has on our emergency responders, tonight’s COVID-19 Telephone Town Hall is being rescheduled for Tuesday, March 24 at 7 p.m. We apologi...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

County closes county facilities to the public — March 17-27

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Arapahoe County closes county facilities to the public from March 17-27 due to COVID-19 concerns

Employees expected to report to work Tuesday; essential county services will continue during closure

Littleton, CO—March 16, 2020&am...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 15, 2020

County service updates and resource center

Service updates and resources

Concern about the coronavirus (COVID-19) is understandable and appropriate. Arapahoe County and its partners are closely monitoring the situation for the safety of our residents and employees.

For updates on County operations, temporary service changes, an...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Arapahoe County issues emergency declaration to manage COVID-19 response

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Arapahoe County today issued a local emergency declaration to unlock resources, organize county response strategies and provide additional assistance for municipalities that are dealing with COVID-19, the coronavirus.

To date, Arapahoe County has six presu...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Skip the lines and drive time by accessing Colorado PEAK online

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Arapahoe County Department of Human Services wants to make sure the public is aware of available resources in place to help keep the community healthy and safe during the CORVID-19 outbreak across the nation. Everyone has a role to play to prevent the spr...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 9, 2020

Counties to host live COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall, March 11

COVID-19 Town Hall

Residents and business owners are invited to submit questions to Tri-County Health, in advance of and during live virtual meeting. 

On Wednesday, March 11, 7– 8:30 p.m., Douglas, Adams and Arapahoe Counties will host a joint COVID-19 Vir...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Census 101: Is My 2020 Census Data Safe?

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In mid-March 2020, every address in the country will receive an invitation to complete a simple questionnaire. After sending your census response, your personal information is kept safe. By law, it cannot be shared with any other government agency, law en...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 11, 2020

The County Line: March 2020

The County Line

The March issue of The County Line monthly newsletter is out! Catch up on the news including: a county update on the coronavirus and virtual town hall, senior tax exemption awareness, countdown to the 2020 Census, and fiscal and policy discussions for 202...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 10, 2020

Learn what to expect for the Census 2020 count!

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The census helps shape our future, so it’s imperative that we get an accurate count in 2020!

Look for an invitation letter from the U.S. Census Bureau to be hitting mailboxes between March 12-20. It will include instructions on how to complete th...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 27, 2020

November proposal for public comment on VSPCs

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Arapahoe County needs your comments on Voter Service and Polling Centers for Nov. 3 General Election.

Pursuant to C.R.S. 1-5-102.9(1)(c)(II), the Elections Division of the Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder is seeking public comments on the proposed design...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 5, 2020

Coronavirus: Just the facts

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Avoid the hearsay and rumors. The Tri-County Health Department has a dedicated web page outlining facts and updates concerning COVID-19. 

  • Current updates
  • Prevention and preparedness
  • Travel advisories
  • HelpLine information
  • Fact sheets in English, Spanis...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 9, 2020

The Role of County Commissioners - by Jeff Baker

Commissioner Jeff Baker

Many people ask us: “What do county commissioners do?” A complete answer would require more space than we have here, but I’ll try to summarize some of our authorities, duties and responsibilities.

  • First, the Arapahoe County Co...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 9, 2020

AC Commissioners attend annual NACo conference in DC

NACo Legislative Conference

Immediately after finishing up their annual Leadership Workshop at home, the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners flew to Washington DC during the first week of March for the 2020 National Association of Counties (NACo) Legislative Conference. The event...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 9, 2020

Commissioners discuss fiscal, policy agendas for 2020

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Each year, the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners meets with elected officials and department directors for a Leadership Workshop. The two-day gathering for 2020 focused its discussions on the budgetary conditions and limitations Arapahoe County will ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 9, 2020

What to know about the senior tax exemption

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As April 15 nears, you’re probably gathering your tax documents and receipts, and setting up appointments with your tax preparer. Although this can be a stressful time of year for any taxpayer, seniors (and disabled veterans) should be aware tha...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 8, 2020

Help the County achieve accuracy in the critically important 2020 Census count

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Volunteers will be essential in reaching hard-to-count populations and will be stationed at strategic sites between mid-march and July. They’ll encourage citizens to engage in the census, answer basic Census 2020 questions, and provide simple te...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Governor Polis appoints Commissioner Holen to Air Quality Board

County Commissioner Bill Holen

Colorado Governor Jared Polis has named Arapahoe County Commissioner Bill Holen to the Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) Board of Directors. The RAQC has been the lead air quality planning agency for the Denver metro area since its establishment in 1989...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 9, 2020

Arapahoe County Coronavirus Update

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As media, elected officials, and the general public across the globe seek timely information about and wrestle with the potential impact of the COVID-19, or coronavirus, outbreak that originated in China, it’s vitally important that the public k...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 5, 2020

Census 101: How Do I Take the 2020 Census?

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In mid-March 2020, every address in the country will receive an invitation to complete a simple questionnaire. Take 10 minutes to shape the next 10 years by completing it online, by phone, or by mail.  Learn more at arapahoegov.com/census2020

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Arapahoe County Clerk Joan Lopez thanks voters and staff for a strong primary

County Clerk and Recorder, Joan Lopez

As Colorado’s election judges continue counting ballots from the state’s first Presidential Primary Election in 20 years, Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder Joan Lopez would like to thank all who participated.

“We were pleased...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Election results for Arapahoe County

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View the Arapahoe County results for the March 3 Presidential Primary Election. Results will continue being updated and are considered unofficial until the full count is completed and certified.

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 2, 2020

Step back to the 1800s at the 17 Mile House Farm Park

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This Saturday, March 7, kids can enjoy crafts, make pinwheels, and learn the windmill’s history. It’s fun for the whole family!

Visit the 17 Mile House Farm Park, a 155-year old farm, which served as an important resting stop for pionee...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 28, 2020

Monday brings change to two MVexpress kiosk locations

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Effective Monday, March 2 our Motor Vehicle kiosks at the Clerk and Recorder branches in Littleton (5334 S. Prince St.) and Centennial (6954 S. Lima St.) will no longer accept cash. The kiosks will, however, continue to accept check, credit card/debit car...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 27, 2020

Meet Marilyn, the embodiment of the ballot process

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As Election Day nears and ballot processing hums along at full steam, we want you to take a moment to meet Marilyn. 

Marilyn Fenner is 86. She was the first ballot opener to arrive in the morning last week, on our first day opening and processing ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 26, 2020

Census 101: They also Count

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No matter where you’re from, your nationality, your immigration status, or who you live with, for the U.S. Census, everyone counts. Learn more at arapahoegov.com/census2020

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 26, 2020

Youth Scholarship Awards Nominations: Deadline Extended

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The Arapahoe County Mayors and Commissioners Youth Awards program (ACMCYA) has opened its 2020 contest to nominations. The group of local leaders works with the Arapahoe County Foundation and outside sponsors to award one-time scholarships to high school ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 20, 2020

Census 101: How Does the 2020 Census Affect Representation?

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Census data will affect congressional representation in the U.S. House of Representatives. More people = more representation. Colorado is poised to pick up one seat as a result of the 2020 Census so when you see the 2020 Census in your mailbox in March, r...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 19, 2020

Come see how your voted ballots are processed

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You voted. Now what happens to your ballot?

Join Arapahoe County Director of Elections Peg Perl and members of the Elections Division for a tour of our mail ballot processing facility! You will see our secure voting system in action, and observe election w...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 19, 2020

Help the Road and Bridge crews battle ice buildup

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Ice, Ice, Baby... Freezing drizzle and snow are back in the forecast for today, but residents can help reduce ice buildup by:

  • Removing snow from sidewalks as soon as possible, 
  • keeping large trees/shrubs trimmed to reduce their shadows, 
  • a...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 18, 2020

Ballot drop boxes open 24/7 through 7 p.m., March 3

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If you know who you’re voting for, what’s the delay?! There are 29 ballot drop-off locations in Arapahoe County, open 24/7 through 7 p.m., March 3. No stamps required!

And for your convenience, the County has three new ballot box locati...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 13, 2020

Building closures for Presidents Day

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In observance of Presidents Day, Arapahoe County administrative buildings will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17.

Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 13, 2020

Census 101: How will 2020 Census Data be Used?

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Responses to the census fuel more than $675 billion in federal funds to states and communities each year. Arapahoe County relies heavily on these federal dollars to fund and supplement critical programs like Human Services, housing assistance, libraries, ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 10, 2020

Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder unveils new tools and expanded services

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The Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder’s office has rolled out the Qmatic queue management system in its Littleton, Aurora and Centennial offices. This state-of-the-art system is designed to help shorten wait times at County offices, and it expa...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 10, 2020

Watch for your ballots this week

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It’s vote time! 

Ballots for the March 3 Presidential Primary are being mailed this week! Be on the lookout for your ballot to arrive by this coming weekend. And, once you’ve voted, track your ballot online at arapahoevotes.com...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 8, 2020

Census 101: What is the Census?

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The U.S Census has counted the population every 10 years since 1790 and this March, the 23rd census will hit your mailbox. Learn why getting an accurate count is so important to Arapahoe County. More at arapahoegov.com/census2020

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 6, 2020

The County Line: February 2020

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The February issue of The County Line monthly newsletter is out! Catch up on County news including the Open Spaces master plan, volunteer opportunities, the recent oil and gas forums, and proposed changes to the 18th Judicial District. This month&rsqu...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 5, 2020

A Conversation with Commissioner Nancy N. Sharpe

Commissioner Nancy N. Sharpe

Whether you’re new to Arapahoe County or have lived here for many years, you probably know that we’re one of the fastest growing counties in Colorado. And that growth presents us with unique challenges as we look ahead to 2020 and beyo...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 5, 2020

Commissioner Kathleen Conti: The real costs of unfunded mandates

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When I was a state representative, I was talking one day to the mayor of Littleton and the Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder. They told me that they were “counting down the days until the legislative session was over.” When I asked wh...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 4, 2020

Get involved by applying to one of the County’s boards and commissions

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Every year, Arapahoe County offers its residents and business owners numerous ways to make their voices heard by serving on one of our many citizen boards and committees. Since the majority of these positions expire in February, now is the time to get inv...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 4, 2020

State lawmakers’ proposal would divide the 18th Judicial District

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As the Colorado General Assembly kicked off its 2020 legislative session in January, addressing the bloated 18th Judicial District is on the to-do list.

Early in the session, state lawmakers introduced a bill that would split the 18th into two districts. T...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 4, 2020

Open Spaces to update its master plan in 2020

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As 2020 dawns, Arapahoe County’s Open Spaces Program is preparing to update its decade-old master plan. Since the department adopted its current plan in 2010, the County’s population has grown by about 14 percent, which means that our ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 4, 2020

Oil and gas public meetings highlight County’s approach to development

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Arapahoe County hosted a pair of gatherings last month that invited County residents to provide input about the County’s updated plans for oil and gas development. Now the real work begins.

The County is addressing the issue by focusing on the qu...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 30, 2020

We're updating our disaster plan

OEM Survey Spotlight

Blizzards, tornadoes, dam failures. 

Help our Office of Emergency Management make a plan to protect Arapahoe County before disasters strike. Just take our short survey. Visit the Hazard Mitigation Plan web page to learn more about the plan and the...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 30, 2020

Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder addresses error affecting military and overseas voters

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On January 29, 2020, the Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder’s office discovered an error in our UOCAVA ballot delivery, specifically that—as a result of a data entry error in our office—UOCAVA voters who requested delivery of...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 30, 2020

Unaffiliated voters may select a party preference by Feb. 3

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Attention unaffiliated voters!

You may select a party preference for the upcoming Presidential Primary Election on March 3. Your selection must be made by Feb. 3. 

You will then receive your preferred party’s primary ballot. If you do not...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 28, 2020

Notice of Voting System Test

Election Information

A required Logic and Accuracy Test of Arapahoe County’s voting system will be held in advance of the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election. The test is open to the public to observe.

Wednesday, February 5, 20209 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 27, 2020

A Conversation with Commissioner Nancy Jackson

Commissioner Nancy Jackson

Whether you’re new to Arapahoe County or have lived here for many years, you probably know that we’re one of the fastest growing counties in Colorado. And that growth presents us with unique challenges as we look ahead to 2020 and beyo...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 24, 2020

Your 17-year-old may be eligible to vote in the March primary

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Parents: Do you have a 17-year old in the house? New this year, 17-year-olds who will turn 18 by the Nov. 3 General Election may vote in the upcoming Presidential Primary in March.

Colorado’s presidential primary takes place Tuesday, March 3 and ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 23, 2020

A Conversation with Commissioner Jeff Baker

Commissioner Jeff Baker

Whether you’re new to Arapahoe County or have lived here for many years, you probably know that we’re one of the fastest growing counties in Colorado. And that growth presents us with unique challenges as we look ahead to 2020 and beyo...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 30, 2020

We're updating our disaster plan

OEM Survey Spotlight

Blizzards, tornadoes, dam failures. 

Help our Office of Emergency Management make a plan to protect Arapahoe County before disasters strike. Just take our short survey. Visit the Hazard Mitigation Plan web page to learn more about the plan and the...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 22, 2020

New check-in program lets Arapahoe County seniors know someone cares

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We may be living longer, but not necessarily better. According to studies, 29% of seniors in the United States live alone. Older adults who live alone are more likely to be poor, lonely and socially isolated. That’s why the Arapahoe County Sheri...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Youth Awards Nominations Now Open

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The Arapahoe County Mayors and Commissioners Youth Awards program (ACMCYA) has opened its 2020 contest to nominations. The group of local leaders works with the Arapahoe County Foundation and outside sponsors to award one-time scholarships to high school ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Arapahoe County to Hold Public Forums on Oil and Gas Development

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When the Colorado General Assembly passed Senate Bill 181 this past April, it changed how counties and communities may approach oil and gas development within their borders. The new law prioritizes public health, safety and environmental considerations wh...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 14, 2020

Welcome to The County Line

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In the spirit of embracing a new year—and a new decade—the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners is pleased to introduce The County Line. This monthly newsletter will provide updates from all five commissioners about the work we do in...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 8, 2020

Colorado’s “Red Flag” Law

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On January 1, 2020, the state’s Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) took effect and became law. The Colorado General Assembly passed the measure during the 2019 legislative session. It provides the ability for a family, household member or law ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 8, 2020

Commissioners Send Concerns about Denver Metroplex Plan to FAA

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The Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners (Board) recently sent a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) outlining objections to the agency’s final plan to reroute airplane traffic throughout the region. The proposal would...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 8, 2020

Arapahoe County to Oversee Three Elections in 2020

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On the heels of record-breaking voter participation in the 2019 coordinated election, Arapahoe County—along with all Colorado counties—will administer three more in 2020.

For the first time in two decades the state will host a president...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 8, 2020

Arapahoe County Begins Preparations for 2020 Census

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Every 10 years, all American communities do a head count of their population. Although this may seem like just another government survey, the Census has an important impact on everyone’s daily lives. That’s because the population data ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 29, 2019

Colorado Digital ID available starting December 1

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Starting December 1 Coloradans will be able to use digital IDs on their smartphones. Colorado Digital ID is a secure electronic form of a Colorado driver license or state ID stored within the myColorado app

The app’s newest feature gives residen...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 22, 2019

"Forever family" adoptions bring tears, hugs and stability

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The Arapahoe County District Courthouse is typically a somber, formal government building. But every National Adoption Day, it’s pure fun.

On Wednesday, November 20, parents, children, caseworkers, judges, County officials, and other supporters gathered to...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 14, 2019

Innovative use of Jaws-of-Life means repairs take minutes instead of hours

Jaws of life used to repair culvert

Designed to pry or cut the steel from mangled automobiles, we’re probably the only government organization to use the Jaws-of-Life to straighten the crushed ends of steel culverts. Arapahoe County Road and Bridge partnered with Byers Fire Depart...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 12, 2019

17 Mile House barn preservation project completed

17 Mile House Barn

With the help of a $200,000 grant from History Colorado’s State Historical Fund, Arapahoe County Open Spaces has finished a seven-month project designed to stabilize and preserve this historic property.

The 17 Mile House is one of two mile houses in Colora...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 5, 2019

Arapahoe County statement regarding Ballot Measure 1A

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The Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners and Arapahoe County Sheriff Tyler Brown released the following statements regarding Ballot Measure 1A:

Board of County Commissioners: “While we are disappointed in the outcome of this ballot measure, the Board of ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 24, 2019

Commissioner Nancy Sharpe participates in national joint task force

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Earlier this month, Arapahoe County Colorado Commissioner Nancy Sharpe joined fellow county leaders from across the country for an advocacy day on Capitol Hill. The meeting of the National Association of Counties (NACo) and National Sheriffs’ Association ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Commissioners lend their voices to anti-opioid efforts

Bill Holen

In the last three decades, prescription pain pill addiction has become a serious medical crisis-turned-overdose crisis that has led to the premature deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans. In Arapahoe County alone, nearly 500 residents died last yea...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 7, 2019

Citizen-led county taskforce recommends replacing detention center

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An Arapahoe County citizen task force has agreed that securing a new county jail should be a priority for the county, along with providing expanded programming to help lower recidivism rates and offer more help for inmates who are experiencing mental and ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 28, 2020

Property tax statements have arrived

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Arapahoe County has begun mailing 2019 tax statements to all property owners. Residents should receive their statements by February 1.

“The Arapahoe County Treasurer’s Office serves as the single point of property tax collection for mor...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

CDPHE approves Arapahoe County variance request with amendments

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Decision should allow increased indoor capacity as local businesses reopen

On Monday, June 29, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) approved Arapahoe County’s recent request for a variance from Public Health Order 20-2...

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

Arapahoe County unveils small business relief plan

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CARES program funding will help businesses affected by COVID-19

Recognizing the impact the COVID-19 crisis has had on small and medium-size businesses, the Arapahoe County CARES Program is launching Advance Arapahoe, a $6 million grant program that will pr...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

There’s still time to claim your economic impact stimulus check

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Arapahoe County Human Services urgepublic assistance recipients to secure their federal Coronavirus stimulus payments, and here’s how.

It is not too late to receive your economic im...

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News Flash

Posted on: February 3, 2020

Get Involved in Arapahoe County

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There are many ways citizens can get involved, from volunteering to serving on a citizen board, such as:

  • Citizen Boards and Committees
  • Volunteer Connections
  • Arapahoe County Foundation
  • Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office Citizen Academy
  • Homeowner and Nei...
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Posted on: June 18, 2020

$15 million Shareback program helps protect and expand recreation projects throughout County

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Annual funding helps municipal budgets hit hard by COVID-19

This month, Arapahoe County Open Spaces distributed $15.7 million in Shareback funds to 12 incorporated cities and towns to support local parks, trails and open space p...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Temporary Detour on Cherry Creek Trail between South Quebec and East Iliff

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A portion of the Cherry Creek Trail between South Quebec Street and just south of East Iliff Avenue will be closed for construction as part of the Cherry Creek Restoration Project starting June 15 – July 6 (approximately three weeks, weather pen...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Help craft the future of your parks, trails and open spaces

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Since its inception in 2003, the Arapahoe County Open Spaces Program has built more than 73 miles of new trails, supported more than 160 park and trailhead projects, and conserved more than 31,000 acres of open space. In order to keep this legacy alive an...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

2020 Arapahoe County Fair canceled due to COVID-19 impacts

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Plans for a limited 4-H event are still being developed

After weighing all economic and public health and safety considerations, the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners has decided to cancel the 2020 Arapahoe County Fair that had been scheduled for late...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Arapahoe County to begin reopening County facilities to the public on May 18

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Visits will be by appointment only, with new health and safety protocols in place

On Monday, May 18, Arapahoe County will begin reopening its facilities to the public after being closed since late-March...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

$15 million Shareback program helps protect and expand recreation projects throughout County

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Annual funding helps municipal budgets hit hard by COVID-19

This month, Arapahoe County Open Spaces distributed $15.7 million in Shareback funds to 12 incorporated cities and towns to support local parks, trails and open space p...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Temporary Detour on Cherry Creek Trail between South Quebec and East Iliff

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A portion of the Cherry Creek Trail between South Quebec Street and just south of East Iliff Avenue will be closed for construction as part of the Cherry Creek Restoration Project starting June 15 – July 6 (approximately three weeks, weather pen...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Help craft the future of your parks, trails and open spaces

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Since its inception in 2003, the Arapahoe County Open Spaces Program has built more than 73 miles of new trails, supported more than 160 park and trailhead projects, and conserved more than 31,000 acres of open space. In order to keep this legacy alive an...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Building closures for Memorial Day

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In observance of Memorial Day, Arapahoe County administrative buildings will be closed on Monday, May 25.

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

2020 Arapahoe County Fair canceled due to COVID-19 impacts

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Plans for a limited 4-H event are still being developed

After weighing all economic and public health and safety considerations, the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners has decided to cancel the 2020 Arapahoe County Fair that had been scheduled for late...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Arapahoe County to begin reopening County facilities to the public on May 18

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Visits will be by appointment only, with new health and safety protocols in place

 On Monday, May 18, Arapahoe County will begin reopening its facilities to the public after being closed since ...

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

Open Spaces to update its master plan in 2020

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As 2020 dawns, Arapahoe County’s Open Spaces Program is preparing to update its decade-old master plan. Since the department adopted its current plan in 2010, the County’s population has grown by about 14 percent, which means that our ...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Select social media accounts transitioning effective May 1

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If you have been following the County on social media, Thank You! We truly appreciate your engagement. But we wanted to alert you to some upcoming changes. The decision has been made to retire several social media accounts associated with the County.

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Metro Denver Public Health Departments Rescind Stay at Home Public Health Orders; Adopt State Order

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Statement: Metro Denver Public Health Departments Rescind Stay at Home Public Health Orders; Adopt State Order

Boulder County Public Health, Jefferson County Public Health and Tri-County Health Department applaud Gov. Polis and the Colorado Department of P...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Three Metro Denver Public Health Departments Issue Stay-At-Home Orders

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Three Metro Denver Public Health Departments Issue Stay-At-Home Orders to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Jefferson County, Colo. — Three public health depa...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Arapahoe County extends closure of county facilities to the public through April 17

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March 23, 2020—The Arapahoe County Board of County Commissioners has announced that all county facilities will remain closed to the public effective through at least April 17, 2020. This closure is designed to help curb the spread of COVID-19, a...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

County closes county facilities to the public — March 17-27

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Arapahoe County closes county facilities to the public from March 17-27 due to COVID-19 concerns

Employees expected to report to work Tuesday; essential county services will continue during closure

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Posted on: March 15, 2020

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Service updates and resources

Concern about the coronavirus (COVID-19) is understandable and appropriate. Arapahoe County and its partners are closely monitoring the situation for the safety of our residents and employees.

For updates on County operations, temporary service changes, an...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

The County Line: March 2020

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The March issue of The County Line monthly newsletter is out! Catch up on the news including: a county update on the coronavirus and virtual town hall, senior tax exemption awareness, countdown to the 2020 Census, and fiscal and policy discussions for 202...

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Posted on: March 2, 2020

Step back to the 1800s at the 17 Mile House Farm Park

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This Saturday, March 7, kids can enjoy crafts, make pinwheels, and learn the windmill’s history. It’s fun for the whole family!

Visit the 17 Mile House Farm Park, a 155-year old farm, which served as an important resting stop for pionee...

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Posted on: February 6, 2020

The County Line: February 2020

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The February issue of The County Line monthly newsletter is out! Catch up on County news including the Open Spaces master plan, volunteer opportunities, the recent oil and gas forums, and proposed changes to the 18th Judicial District. This month&rsqu...

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

17 Mile House barn preservation project completed

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With the help of a $200,000 grant from History Colorado’s State Historical Fund, Arapahoe County Open Spaces has finished a seven-month project designed to stabilize and preserve this historic property.

The 17 Mile House is one of two mile houses in Colora...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

We're back in the saddle with mounted patrol; sheriff talks use of force & kudos to our deputies!

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

Adult and teen volunteers saddle up alongside deputies for the new Mounted Patrol Unit

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Update: Suspect deceased after officer involved shooting

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Suspect deceased after officer involved shooting

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Sheriff’s office reopens May 18 for Concealed Handgun Permits and Fingerprinting

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The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office will reopen the lobby at its headquarters on Monday, May 18 at 8:00am for its Concealed Handgun Program (CHP) and fingerprinting only. Both programs will be available by appointment only; applicants can begin...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Tri-County Health Department Moving to Governor Polis’ Safer at Home May 9

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Businesses will be able to open at lower density and following best practices

Tri-County Health Department (TCHD), along with other Denver Metro health departments, will allow its Stay-at-Home order to expire May 8 at midnight for Adams and Arapahoe counti...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

COVID-19 virtual town hall with mental and public health experts set for Tuesday, April 7

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The April 7 event will provide the latest coronavirus news and best practices from AllHealth Network and the Aurora Mental Health Center

On Tuesday, April 7, at 7 p.m., Douglas and Arapahoe counties will host a COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall with Tri-County He...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Metro Denver Public Health Departments Rescind Stay at Home Public Health Orders; Adopt State Order

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Statement: Metro Denver Public Health Departments Rescind Stay at Home Public Health Orders; Adopt State Order

Boulder County Public Health, Jefferson County Public Health and Tri-County Health Department applaud Gov. Polis and the Colorado Department of P...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Three Metro Denver Public Health Departments Issue Stay-At-Home Orders

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Three Metro Denver Public Health Departments Issue Stay-At-Home Orders to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Jefferson County, Colo. — Three public health departme...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Arapahoe County extends closure of county facilities to the public through April 17

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March 23, 2020—The Arapahoe County Board of County Commissioners has announced that all county facilities will remain closed to the public effective through at least April 17, 2020. This closure is designed to help curb the spread of COVID-19, a...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Tonight's Telephone Town Hall rescheduled for Tuesday, March 24

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Due to the spring blizzard hitting the Front Range and the impact it has on our emergency responders, tonight’s COVID-19 Telephone Town Hall is being rescheduled for Tuesday, March 24 at 7 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience and hop...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Arapahoe, Adams and Douglas counties to host COVID-19 virtual town hall with Tri-County Health Dept.

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The March 19 event will provide the latest coronavirus news and best practices

On Thursday, March 19, at 7 p.m., Douglas, Adams and Arapahoe counties will host a COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall with Tri-County Health Department officials, county leaders, and su...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

County closes county facilities to the public — March 17-27

County buildings closed to public

Arapahoe County closes county facilities to the public from March 17-27 due to COVID-19 concerns

Employees expected to report to work Tuesday; essential county services will continue during closure

Littleton, CO—March 16, 2020&am...

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

Suspect Arrested in Dog Waste Incident

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ARAPAHOE COUNTY – Investigators arrested a man who fired his gun during an argument with a victim over picking up dog waste. The suspect is 38-year-old Jonathan Emile Dismel of unincorporated Arapahoe County. See booking photo attached.

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Arapahoe County gives dispatchers their due

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The Arapahoe County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) and the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office announced today that 911 emergency dispatchers will now be classified as first responders.  The new status acknowledges dispatchers in the...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

New check-in program lets Arapahoe County seniors know someone cares

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We may be living longer, but not necessarily better. According to studies, 29% of seniors in the United States live alone. Older adults who live alone are more likely to be poor, lonely and socially isolated. That’s why the Arapahoe County Sheri...

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

Investigators arrest babysitter for allegedly sexually assaulting children

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Investigators with the Child Victim Unit (CVU) of the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) have arrested a 22-year-old man for allegedly sexually assaulting children he babysat in Arapahoe County.

CVU investigators arrested Corey Medo on a war...

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

In times of trouble, our victim advocates are here for you.

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Whether you’re a victim of a violent crime, involved in serious car accident or have experienced a traumatic event, victim advocates from the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office will offer you support and resources through your darkest hour.

Advocates are ded...

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY: Deputy to receive Hero Award today for extraordinary action

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WHAT:  The Cherry Creek School District Superintendent Scott Siegfried will present Arapahoe County Sheriff's Deputy Ben Sadler with its December Hero Award.  The CCSD Heroes Award honors those in the Cherry Creek Schools commun...

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

The ACSO is using drones, SROs are educating parents and help us solve a cold case!

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Click photo to read the October edition of the Detail! Or click HERE.

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

Deputies arrest teacher who worked at juvenile detention center

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CENTENNIAL – Arapahoe County Sheriff’s investigators arrested a former educator at the Marvin W. Foote Youth Services Center Thursday on the felony charge of Sexual Assault on a Child by One in a Position of Trust. Maggie Christine Stastny, 32, will be he...

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Posted on: September 3, 2019

We're recruiting, meet our SROs and enter our Blue Patch photo contest!

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

Buy a sheriff patch & fight cancer, Citizens' Academy starts soon, K-9s get $20K!

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Posted on: July 15, 2019

Back the Blue K-9 Force to present sheriff’s office with $20,500 for K-9 unit

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BTBK9, a nonprofit which helps fund safety and medical needs for law enforcement, raised the money by holding fundraising events at Chick-fil-A, Culvers, CoBank, Colonna’s Pizza, Parry’s Pizza, and the Prevail Group. The nonprofit give...

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

Investigators arrest Arapahoe High teacher on charges of sexually assaulting a student

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Investigators responded to the school and conducted a preliminary investigation along with school staff after receiving a tip from a student anonymously through the reporting system Safe2Tell.  Investigators developed enough probable cause that t...

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Posted on: March 4, 2019

Video visit an inmate in the Arapahoe County jail from anywhere

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Visiting an inmate in the Arapahoe County Detention facility just got easier. Instead of driving to the facility to speak to your friend or loved one through a video kiosk, you can now visit with them from virtually anywhere with internet access and a fre...

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

ACSO arrests man for first degree murder after he allegedly shot neighbor in parking dispute

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Johnson was originally held on charges of attempted first degree murder. However, after the victim, Anthony Cunningham, 46, was pronounced deceased on February 18, 2019, the charges were amended against Johnson to first degree murder.

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News Flash

Posted on: June 7, 2020

Fire Restrictions

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On March 23, 2020, Sheriff Tyler Brown banned all open fires and the use of fireworks in unincorporated Arapahoe County, Centennial, Fox Field and Deer Trail. As the fire warden of Arapahoe County, Sheriff Tyler Brown implemented the ban in concurrence wi...

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

Adult and teen volunteers saddle up alongside deputies for the new Mounted Patrol Unit

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Adult and teen volunteers saddle up alongside deputies for the new Mounted Patrol Unit

 

ARAPAHOE COUNTY – The Mounted Unit is back in the saddle again! Now, involving community members as young as 16-years-old to assis...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Sheriff’s office reopens May 18 for Concealed Handgun Permits and Fingerprinting

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The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office will reopen the lobby at its headquarters on Monday, May 18 at 8:00am for its Concealed Handgun Program (CHP) and fingerprinting only. Both programs will be available by appointment only; applicants can begin...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

New check-in program lets Arapahoe County seniors know someone cares

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We may be living longer, but not necessarily better. According to studies, 29% of seniors in the United States live alone. Older adults who live alone are more likely to be poor, lonely and socially isolated. That’s why the Arapahoe County Sheri...

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