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Posted on: July 30, 2021

Read the July 30 edition of The County Line

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County Fair shatters previous attendance record; Commissioners focus on Open Space Sales & Use Tax; Governor spotlights new apprenticeship program; The pandemic isn’t over; lIiff Ave. corridor project begins; Ag biodiversity program at 17 Mile House

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Iliff Avenue corridor project begins in August

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 Arapahoe County Public Works and Development (PWD), along with contractor partner Concrete Express Inc., will begin the $25.64 million Iliff Avenue Corridor Improvement Project between South Parker Road (CO 83) and Quebec Street this week. Once ...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Public health officials: The pandemic isn’t over

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Officials from the Tri-County Health Department are cautioning residents and visitors that the pandemic risk in the Denver Metro area has not passed, despite the recent lifting of restrictions.

Tri-County Director John Douglas cites the emerging Delta vari...

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Let’s get moving and hit the trails!

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Register now for the County's next 5K Trail Run/Walk at Richmil Ranch on Aug. 14, celebrating Open Spaces, fitness, and our thriving local trail system

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

2021 Arapahoe County Fair shatters previous attendance record

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First Front Range fair of the year hosts almost 37,000 visitors

The Arapahoe County Fair rebounded from its COVID-related cancellation in 2020 by welcoming a record-breaking 36,854 attendees to the four-day event. This was about 10,000 more visitors than t...

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Read the July 23 edition of The County Line

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Draft transportation master plan available for public comment; Conversations with Commissioners focus on Open Space Sales and Use Tax; The Arapahoe County Fair is underway!; Next 5K at Richmil Ranch on Aug. 14

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Agricultural biodiversity open house at 17 Mile House Farm Park

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Arapahoe County Open Spaces presents an agricultural biodiversity educational program. Drop by and learn how the diversity of crops and their wild relatives, trees, animals and other species all contribute to the food we eat. The historic 1870s barn will ...

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Posted on: July 21, 2021

Conversations with Commissioners focus on Open Space Sales and Use Tax

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Arapahoe County’s Open Spaces are among our most treasured assets. From parks to trails to waterways, these amenities enhance the quality of life throughout the County. The Open Space Sales and Use Tax—which dedicates one-quarter of on...

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

Draft transportation master plan available for public comment

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Arapahoe County is seeking input from the public as the county continues its efforts to map out its transportation needs and goals for the next 20 years. 

Proposed recommendations for the 2040 Transportation Master Plan (TMP) are now available for...

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

Read the July 16 edition of The County Line

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2022 Aid to Agencies applications open; ACSO Open House; What does the Clerk and Recorder's Office do?; Get tickets for the County Fair Brew Fest; Facilities & Fleet welcomes new director; Aurora branch office partially closed on July 21

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Arapahoe County now accepting 2022 Aid to Agencies applications

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Arapahoe County is accepting applications until Aug. 27, 2021 for its annual Aid to Agencies grant program, which provides nearly $530,000 in funding for eligible non-profit 501(C)(3) or 501(C) organizations that meet the application criteria and serve th...

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

Read the July 9 edition of The County Line

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County to host in-person job fair July 17; New Quincy/Gun Club intersection opens; Last call for Public Competition entries; Sheriff’s Office receives rare honor; County Fair volunteers sought; Officials discuss road maintenance with Box Elder community

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Arapahoe County officials discuss road maintenance with Box Elder community

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As road maintenance continues to consistently rank among Arapahoe County residents’ top priorities, County officials held a virtual public meeting this week with members of the Box Elder Creek Ranch community to address their concerns about road...

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

New Quincy/Gun Club intersection opens to ease congestion along E-470

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On the southwest corner of Quincy Avenue and Gun Club Road, the partners who paved the way for a new intersection geared to ease traffic congestion gathered on a key piece of property that was once proposed to be a gas station. 

That property now ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: July 7, 2021

What does the Clerk and Recorder's Office do for you?

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Check out all of the ways the Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder's Office serves you and your neighbors! We're here for you—whether you're casting a ballot, getting plates for your vehicle, getting married, or enjoying...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Arapahoe County to host in-person job fair

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Arapahoe County is hosting an in-person job fair on Saturday, July 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at CentrePoint Plaza, 14980 E. Alameda Dr. in Aurora.

The County is seeking qualified candidates to work in the following departments:

  • Facilities and Fleet Managemen...
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Posted on: July 2, 2021

Read the July 2 edition of The County Line

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Child Tax Credit monthly payments start July 15; Get your tickets now for a hoppin' good time; Fire restrictions and fireworks; COVID-19 testing site at Centennial Center Park has moved; Offices will be closed on Monday, July 5

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

County administrative buildings closed on Monday, July 5

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In observance of the July 4th holiday, County administrative buildings will be closed on Monday, July 5. Have a safe and happy Independence Day. 

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Posted on: June 29, 2021

Child Tax Credit monthly payments start July 15

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The Child Tax Credit in the American Rescue Plan provides the largest Child Tax Credit ever and historic relief to the most working families ever—and most families will automatically receive monthly payments without having to take any action. Fo...

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Read the June 25 edition of The County Line

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Open Spaces Master Plan focuses on support and sustainability; New intersection configuration to help ease congestion; Get tickets for Men in Black June 30; Free COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Aurora

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Fire restrictions and fireworks

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While there are currently no fire restrictions in unincorporated Arapahoe County, remember, fireworks that explode or leave the ground are illegal in the state of Colorado. $43 million worth of property damage occurs annually due to fireworks. In 2017 12,...

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

Clerk and Recorder's office in Littleton will be partially closed on June 30

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On Wednesday, June 30, the Clerk and Recorder’s Littleton Branch Office at 5334 S. Prince St. will partially close to the public at 12:30 p.m. so our Voter Services and Recording teams may participate in an emergency training exercise. The Motor...

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Posted on: June 22, 2021

Arapahoe County Open Spaces Master Plan now available

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Seeks to support County assets and create a sustainable future for program 

The Arapahoe County Board of County Commissioners has formally approved the updated Open Spaces Master Plan, which outlines priorities for the program for the next decade ...

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Posted on: June 22, 2021

New intersection configuration promises to help ease congestion

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Hundreds of workdays and thousands of work hours culminated on Tuesday, June 22, with the opening of the new partial continuous flow intersection (PCFI) at Quincy Avenue and Gun Club Road. 

Crews worked...

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

Motorists can expect delays at Quincy Ave. and Gun Club Road into Tuesday morning

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Final phases of new intersection work to interrupt traffic Monday night and early Tuesday morning (June 21-22)

Motorists are encouraged to avoid the intersection at Quincy Ave. and Gun Club Road on Monday night and early Tuesday morning as workers construc...

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

Read the June 18 edition of The County Line

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Polling shows support for Open Spaces tax reauthorization; New Veterans Service Office addresses community needs; Free COVID-19 tests and vaccines available in Littleton; CSU Extension community needs assessment; Win a new Ford truck!; And more...

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

Polling shows support for Arapahoe County Open Spaces tax reauthorization

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Preliminary polling data obtained by Arapahoe County indicates that County residents are largely in favor of reauthorizing the Open Spaces Sales and Use Tax that is currently scheduled to sunset in 2023.

The Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners reviewed ...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

New Arapahoe County Veterans Service Office location addresses community needs

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Video describes how jointly funded office in Aurora is assisting veterans

The newly created Veterans Service Office (VSO) in Aurora has spent the past several months providing benefits education and services, an extension of existing VSOs that was establis...

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Read the June 11 edition of The County Line

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Youth Awards highlights exceptional seniors; New veterans service office connects veterans to benefits; Volunteers needed for the annual Fair; County students create new “I Voted,” “Future Voter” stickers; and more

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

Arapahoe County CSU Extension launches community needs assessment survey

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Colorado State University Extension in Arapahoe County is conducting a community needs assessment in order to better understand the pressing issues facing Colorado today. The short 10-minute survey is designed to gather information to help CSU Extension t...

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

Youth Awards highlights exceptional Arapahoe County high school seniors

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Last week, Arapahoe County hosted a virtual awards ceremony to celebrate 14 area high school seniors for winning the 2021 Mayors and Commissioners Youth Awards scholarships. These annual awards are given to students who have overcome different types of ad...

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Arapahoe County seeking volunteers for the annual Fair

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Anyone 16 and older may apply for the July 22-25 event

Arapahoe County Fair organizers are looking for enthusiastic and fun-loving people to volunteer their time during the 2021 Fair, July 22-25. Individuals and groups are needed each year to help make the...

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

County students create new “I Voted,” “Future Voter” stickers

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Stickers to be used in Mail Ballot Packets, Distributed at Voter Service and Polling Centers

The Clerk and Recorder’s Office announced two winners in the Elections Division’s Student Sticker Contests last week.

Vivian Marchetti, a third-grade student at Ral...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Read the June 4 edition of The County Line

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Foster parent appreciation event makes headlines; Spin your heart out with unlimited rides; Volunteers touch the lives of residents in many different ways; Update your voter registration; Tickets on sale for Pictures on the Plains

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Meet the beekeepers at 17 Mile House Farm Park

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Arapahoe County Open Spaces presents “Meet the 17 Mile House Beekeepers” educational program. Drop by and learn the basics of honeybees, beekeeping, and bee-friendly gardens from the farm’s apiarists Joe and Debbie Komperda. ...

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Sheriff's Office releases 2020 Annual Report

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The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office has released its 2020 Annual Report. The report highlights some the accomplishments and goals achieved over the course of last year.

“In 2020, we experienced many new challenges with the Covid-19 pan...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

Read the May 28 edition of The County Line

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Join us for the Mayors and Commissioners Youth Awards!; Students learn how to grow healthy food; Movie night under the stars; June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

County administrative buildings closed for Memorial Day

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In observance of Memorial Day, Arapahoe County administrative buildings will be closed on Monday, May 31.

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

CSU Master Gardeners show students how to grow healthy food

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Last week, Master Gardener volunteers from Arapahoe County helped 274 students at Clayton Elementary in grades K-6 plant a vegetable garden. The volunteers shared an outdoor lesson describing the parts of a plant and their functions.

Students planted their...

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

It's going to be a BLAST!

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Tickets on sale now for the 2021 Arapahoe County Fair!

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Posted on: May 22, 2021

A virtual conversation with Commissioner Jeff Baker, District 3

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Despite the pandemic's unique challenges, the planning and management for critical services has never stopped. This quarter, join Commissioner Jeff Baker and his special guest Public Works & Development Director Bryan Weimer as they provide u...

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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Read the May 21 edition of The County Line

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Assisting the County's veterans; Last Q2 Conversations with Commissioners May 26; Why Weatherize? Why not!?; Mow Down Pollution—a lawnmower exchange program; Spotlight on Sheriff Tyler Brown

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

Thank you for your service: can the County assist you?

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Arapahoe County is dedicated to serving veterans in accessing the benefits they are eligible for through the Veteran Services Office. Our Service Officers are veterans themselves and they have the experience to assist with a wide-range of services. The Co...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

Read the May 14 edition of The County Line

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Arapahoe County to move to Level Clear; Next Conversation with Commissioners May 20; County Fair tickets on sale soon; Public Works Week recognizing strides made; Chalk Lines & Vines happening this weekend

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

Tri-County Health Department Moves Adams and Arapahoe Counties to Level Clear May 16

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Businesses may fully open as 90-day observation period begins

On May 16, the Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) will move Adams and Arapahoe counties to Level Clear on the Simplified Dial, entering the Phase 2 Observation Period of the Public Health Order...

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

A virtual conversation with Commissioner Bill Holen, District 5

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Despite the pandemic's unique challenges, the planning and management for critical services has never stopped. This quarter, join Commissioner Bill Holen and his special guest Open Spaces Director Shannon Carter as they provide updates on project...

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Posted on: May 12, 2021

Public Works recognizes the strides made during a challenging time

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May 16-22 is National Public Works week and this year’s theme is “Stronger Together,” an apt description for a year that relied on Public Works and Development (PWD) employees working as a cohesive unit while being located ph...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Heritage sheep & wool spinning at 17 Mile House Farm Park

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Arapahoe County Open Spaces presents a heritage sheep and wool spinning educational program. Drop by and learn why we shear sheep and what happens to the fleece and sheep afterwards. Featuring fun, hands-on learning activities for youth, including wool dy...

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Posted on: May 8, 2021

A virtual conversation with Commissioner Carrie Warren-Gully, District 1

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Despite the pandemic's unique challenges, the planning and management for critical services has never stopped. This quarter, join Commissioner Carrie Warren-Gully and her special guest Finance Director Todd Weaver as they provide updates on projects and i...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Read the May 7 edition of The County Line

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Transportation Master Plan community survey IDs top priorities; Join the next Conversations with Commissioners; Bring your sensitive docs to annual Shred-a-thon; Get tickets for the next 5K Trail Walk/Run Series

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

Transportation Master Plan community survey IDs congestion and safety as top priorities

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We’ve reviewed the community input for our 2040 Transportation Master Plan. The results clearly highlight that no two corridors are alike, and they all require different solutions to meet future mobility needs.

The survey was conducted earlier th...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

A virtual conversation with Commissioner Nancy Jackson, District 4

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Despite the pandemic's unique challenges, the planning and management for critical services has never stopped. This quarter, join Commissioner Nancy Jackson and her special guest Community Resources Director Katherine Smith as they provide update...

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Posted on: May 1, 2021

A virtual conversation with Commissioner Nancy Sharpe, District 2

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Despite the pandemic's unique challenges, the planning and management for critical services has never stopped. This quarter, join Commissioner Nancy N. Sharpe and her special guest Human Services Director Cheryl Ternes as they provide updates on ...

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Read the April 30 edition of The County Line

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Assessor outlines 2021 tax assessment process; Join Conversations with Commissioners next week; Public Works and Development unveils its summer schedule; Canada thistle is taking over; Ready, Set, Dance! at the Chalk Lines & Vines Event

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Arapahoe County Public Works and Development unveils its summer schedule

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The arrival of warmer weather (finally) means it’s construction season across the Front Range. Arapahoe County Public Works and Development (PWD) is continuing to work at its eternally productive pace on a variety of projects and initiatives. Here are som...

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Arapahoe County Assessor outlines 2021 tax assessment process

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Area real estate market remains strong despite pandemic effects

Despite the widespread COVID-related setbacks during the past year, the real estate market in the Denver Metropolitan area is still growing. It’s being driven by an improving economy, populati...

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

Canada thistle is coming to dominate your yard

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Now's the time to plan your counterattack!

Spring is slowly breaking free of winter. The weather is warming up just enough for Canada thistle to rear its ugly head. This invader, which dates to the early 1900s, is one of the most common noxious we...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

Read the April 23 edition of The County Line

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See something, do something to prevent child abuse; Get involved with citizen boards and committees; Open Spaces delivers real results in 2020; Single-payment tax deadline is approaching; And more...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

Get involved with Arapahoe County’s citizen boards and committees

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Do you want to make your voice heard across the County? Consider applying for one of our many citizen boards and committees. The County’s 23 advisory groups have rotating memberships, and new vacancies open up regularly. Some of these groups hav...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Single-payment tax deadline is approaching for County property owners and businesses

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The month of April can mean different things to different people, but to virtually everyone, it means tax time.

Although the Internal Revenue Service has extended this year’s tax filing and payment date for individuals from the traditional April ...

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

See something, do something about child abuse and neglect

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month, a time to recognize the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect. It’s also an opportunity to raise awareness and inspire collective action so that...

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

Backyard Chickens and Chicks educational program

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Arapahoe County Open Spaces presents a backyard chicken educational program. Drop by and learn the basics of backyard chicken care, feeding, and coop selection. Featuring fun, hands-on learning activities for youth, including baby chicks!

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Open Spaces delivers real results in 2020

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The 2020 Open Spaces Annual Report is hot off the press, and we’d like to share some exciting news about the impact of the program on local communities. If the last year has taught us anything, it is the immense value of our parks, trails, and o...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Read the April 16 edition of The County Line

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County to remain at Level Blue; CARES funding helped thousands of residents and businesses; Quincy/Gun Club project to begin final phase; Plan now to exhibit your entries at the County Fair

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Arapahoe County CARES helped thousands of area residents and businesses weather COVID

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The numbers are in, and Arapahoe County’s CARES program was pleased to be able to offer unprecedented financial relief and assistance to the County’s residents, businesses and communities during the last half of 2020.

After the entire c...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Arapahoe County to remain at Level Blue under new Public Health Order

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Restrictions to last until May 16 to help control spread of COVID-19 

Beginning April 16, Arapahoe County businesses and residents will follow simplified restrictions issued by the Tri-County Health Department (TCHD), with the continued goal of co...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Quincy/Gun Club project to begin final phase

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Heads up motorists. The final phase of the Quincy Ave./Gun Club Road intersection improvement project will kick into gear in the coming days.

The project, which started in late 2019, is designed to alleviate congestion at this major intersection near E-470...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

Is there a Blue Ribbon in your future?

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Calling all creatives, gardeners, makers, and more! Plan now to exhibit your entries at the 2021 Arapahoe County Fair.

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Read the April 9 edition of The County Line

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How Arapahoe County CARES helped one business stay viable and reach new heights; Arapahoe/Douglas Works! program helps retrain, fortify H-1B workforce;
Not One More Child event renews focus on child abuse prevention; and more

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

How Arapahoe County CARES helped one business stay viable and reach new heights

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As the pandemic unfolded last year, like so many small business owners, Tia Cavender wondered more than a few times if she’d be able to keep her company open long enough to weather the COVID-related setbacks. As the founder and CEO of Dig Deep, she’d devo...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Not One More Child event renews focus on child abuse prevention

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On April 2, more than 45 guests tuned in for 2021’s first Not One More Child in Arapahoe County meeting. The gathering coincided with national Child Abuse Prevention Awareness month, which oc...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Arapahoe/Douglas Works! program helps retrain, fortify H-1B workforce

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Innovative resource for middle- and high-skilled H-1B careers

Colorado is a national leader in emerging technology and innovation. In recent years, before COVID-19, the state experienced rapid economic growth and historically low unemployment, leading to s...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Beware the invasion of the “Spurge”

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Myrtle Spurge tries to fool you with its beauty, but it’s actually a noxious weed that is quite poisonous. As the snow melts, this weed species is already green and actively growing!  The best method of controlling it is to pull it by h...

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Posted on: April 4, 2021

COVID-19 Summer Outlook Telephone Town Hall

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As more and more Coloradans get vaccinated against COVID-19, everyone is beginning to wonder what summer will look like in Colorado. If you’re wondering about your favorite summer activities (like the Arapahoe County Fair), join us for a COVID-1...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Arapahoe County announces Business Rent Rescue program

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Applications open until April 16 for COVID-affected businesses

Arapahoe County is administering a Rent Rescue Grant Program to support our small and medium-sized businesses throughout our communities. If your business is behind on commercial lease payments...

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Posted on: April 2, 2021

Read the April 2 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition:

  • Arapahoe County announces Business Rent Rescue program
  • April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • Clerk and Recorder resumes passport services
  • Introducing County 101
  • COVID Update Telephone Town Hall April 8 (CORRECTION: The cor...
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Posted on: April 1, 2021

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and throughout the year, Arapahoe County encourages all individuals to play a role in making the County a safer place for children and families. By ensuring that parents have the knowledge, skills and resour...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Introducing County 101

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In a country the size of the United States, interacting with government—whether city, county, state or federal—can be a bewildering, frustrating task. Even though public service professionals are dedicated to serving their constituents...

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

Clerk and Recorder resumes passport services

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As vaccination rates increase and public health guidelines begin to easemany Arapahoe County residents have travel on their minds.

Anticipating a rush of eager travelers thi...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

Read the March 26 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition:

  • State officials introduce Dial 3.0, further opening our economy
  • Tix on sale now for 5K run/walk and wine and art festival
  • Voting sticker design contest open to students
  • Arapahoe County Fair seeking commercial vendors
  • Comment on the...
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Posted on: March 25, 2021

State officials introduce Dial 3.0, further opening our economy

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This week, Governor Polis and state public health officials unveiled Dial 3.0, the latest iteration of the state’s dial dashboard system. This version of the dial will be in place until mid-April. Under the ninth amended Public Health Order 20-3...

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Read the March 19 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition:

  • Arapahoe County reopens applications to Five-Star program
  • County takes a brawny approach to road repair
  • Tix for Chalk Lines & Vines wine/art event on sale now
  • Open Spaces master plan virtual town Hall—March 25

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 18, 2021

Arapahoe County reopens applications to Five-Star program

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The Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners has decided to reopen the application process for the County’s Five-Star Partner Program after a brief hiatus. The Board suspended new applications as the County was moving from Level Yellow to Level Bl...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 16, 2021

Arapahoe County takes a brawny approach to road repair

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How a “giant paper towel holder” helps fix cracks easier and faster

The Federal Highway Administration recently recognized Arapahoe County's Road and Bridge division for its innovative creati...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 15, 2021

Join us for Chalk Lines & Vines, our first wine and chalk art festival

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Join us for Chalk Lines & Vines, our first annual outdoor wine and chalk art festival featuring a wine-tasting tour of Colorado’s best wines, chalk muralists, and live entertainment—set against the colorful backdrop of the Front Range and Eastern Plai...

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Posted on: March 14, 2021

DELAYED OPENING: All County buildings will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 16

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Due to continued cleanup efforts, ALL Arapahoe County facilities—including courts— will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 16. All remote and virtual services will still be available.

Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Improved COVID rates move Arapahoe County to Level Blue

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After meeting the required public health metrics over the past seven days, Arapahoe County will be moving to Level Blue, effective at 6 a.m. Sunday, March 14. This means that all County businesses can operate at higher capacities, and/or with fewer restri...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 14, 2021

Arapahoe County Open Spaces virtual town hall to discuss County’s Master Plan

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Arapahoe County invites the public to attend a virtual town hall on Thursday, March 25 at 6:30?p.m.?to discuss the?future of the Arapahoe County Open Spaces program.?The County has drafted an updated Master Plan, which includes a vision for the future of ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Read the March 12 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition:

  • Arapahoe County officials testify on bills before the General Assembly
  • Registration open for first 5K walk/run event
  • County reopens Small Business Relief Fund grant applications
  • Open Spaces Master Plan virtual town hall
  • CSU Extensi...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 10, 2021

Arapahoe County officials testify on bills before the General Assembly

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With the 2021 state legislative session in full swing, Arapahoe County elected officials have been weighing in on a pair of legislative measures with ties to voting access and representation, and to the recently completed 2020 Census.

Last week, County Boa...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 9, 2021

Let’s get moving and hit the trails!

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Join us for Arapahoe County’s inaugural 5K Trail Run/Walk Series celebrating Open Spaces, fitness and good health, and our thriving local trail system. We’ll have prizes and free swag, light breakfast and boo...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Read the March 5 edition of The County Line

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Headlines for this edition:

  • County moves certified businesses to Level Blue, suspends new Five-Star applications
  • Gearing up for 2021 events with Arapahoe County Open Spaces
  • Assessor’s Office update on senior citizen property tax exemption
  • Paving the...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Gearing up for 2021 events with Arapahoe County Open Spaces

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These challenging times have proven the immense value of our local parks, trails, and open spaces. Arapahoe County remains committed to protecting these treasured spaces and supporting a high quality of life for all residents. That’s why we have...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Assessor’s Office update on Senior Citizen Property Tax Exemption

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Tax time is here again. The Arapahoe County Assessor’s Office is now accepting the Senior Citizen Property Tax Exemption applications for tax year 2022 through Aug. 15, 2021.

These same tax exemptions are available to 100% disabled veterans. Applicants mus...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Clerk and Recorder’s Office wins U.S. Election Assistance Commission 2020 Clearinghouse Award

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Annual “Clearie” Awards Recognizes Elections Division for Curbside Pickup Program

The Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder’s Office was recognized by the United States Election Assistance Commission (EAC) as a 2020 Clearinghouse...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 2, 2021

County moves Five-Star partners to Level Blue, suspends new Five-Star applications

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On Tuesday, March 2, Governor Polis announced that Colorado has officially met the statewide goal of vaccinating 70% of all Coloradans aged 70 and above. This development means that Arapahoe County’s certified Five-Star partners that have been operating a...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Five-Star certified businesses move closer to Level Blue restrictions

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On Friday, Governor Polis announced that Colorado will have vaccinated 70% of the state’s 70-and-over population, likely by the end of this weekend. Once the state has crossed this threshold, all Arapahoe County Five-Star certified businesses wi...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Read the Feb. 26 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition:  

  • MHFD announces drainage and flood mitigation projects in Arapahoe County
  • Tri-County Health Vaccine Town Hall March 4
  • How would you improve the County's transportation network?
  • Youth Awards nomination deadline e...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 25, 2021

MHFD announces drainage and flood mitigation projects in Arapahoe County

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The Mile High Flood District (MHFD) is partnering with 41 local governments to create master plans for drainage improvements throughout the Denver Metropolitan area; design, construct, and maintain stream corridors, including removal of trash and debris; ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 22, 2021

How would you improve the County's transportation network?

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Arapahoe County is looking at transportation needs with an eye toward 2040. Arapahoe is the fastest growing county in Colorado and as the population grows, so too does the need for County infrastructure. The Transportation Master Plan is being updated wit...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Don't miss this virtual conversation with Commissioner Jeff Baker, District 3

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Commissioner Jeff Baker, District 3, is looking ahead to what we can accomplish in 2021. Despite the pandemic's unique challenges, the planning and management for critical services has never stopped. Now the County is setting its sights on the go...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 20, 2021

Don't miss this virtual conversation with Commissioner Bill Holen, District 5

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Commissioner Bill Holen, District 5, is looking ahead to what we can accomplish in 2021. Despite the pandemic's unique challenges, the planning and management for critical services has never stopped. Now the County is setting its sights on the go...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Read the Feb. 19 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition:

  • County extends relief funding for small businesses
  • Find info about vaccination plans from Tri-County Health
  • Conversations with Commissioners continue Feb. 24 and 25
  • Found true love? Apply for a marriage license online

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 18, 2021

Paving the way for more regional trail connections

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Improving trail connectivity across the County is a priority at Arapahoe County Open Spaces. We want to make it as seamless and safe as possible for trail users to recreate in a variety of ways within the County.

Harvest Trail—a new (2020) multi-use, off-s...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 9, 2021

Arapahoe County reopens Small Business Relief Fund Grant applications

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State statute adds $2.9 million to the County’s funding pool

Arapahoe County is reopening the application process for its Small Business Relief Fund to support the most vulnerable small businesses throughout our communities. These businesses are ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 15, 2021

Don't miss this virtual conversation with Commissioner Nancy Sharpe, District 2

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Commissioner Nancy Sharpe, District 2, is looking ahead to what we can accomplish in 2021. Despite the pandemic's unique challenges, the planning and management for critical services has never stopped. Now the County is setting its sights on the ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 14, 2021

Don't miss this virtual conversation with Commissioner Carrie Warren-Gully, District 1

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Introducing your new District 1 County commissioner, Carrie Warren-Gully. As seasoned public servant, she has jumped in with both feet and is already looking ahead to what we can accomplish in 2021. Despite the pandemic's unique challenges, the p...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Read the Feb. 12 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition:

  • Dial 2.0 further reopens Arapahoe County
  • Vaccine distribution improving but still challenging
  • Colorado County Clerks Association offering scholarships 
  • Conversations with Commissioners scheduled through February
  • Watch the ...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 11, 2021

Vaccine distribution improving but still challenging

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Although the new presidential administration in Washington, DC has made the rollout of the COVID vaccines a top priority, numerous distribution hurdles remain.

As state and local agencies and providers struggle with an inconsistent federal supply chain, th...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 11, 2021

Dial 2.0 further reopens Arapahoe County

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Last week, Governor Polis announced an updated version of Colorado’s dial dashboard, dubbed Dial 2.0. Since last year the state has been moving counties up and down the dial based on COVID case rates, hospital capacities and other trends.

These g...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Building closures for Presidents Day

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In observance of Presidents Day, Arapahoe County administrative buildings will be closed on Monday, Feb. 15.

Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Colorado County Clerks Association offering scholarships

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The Colorado County Clerks Association is awarding scholarships to outstanding high school seniors who demonstrate service to their community.

The 2021 CCCA Scholarship Program will award one-time regional scholarships i...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 8, 2021

Don't miss this virtual conversation with Commissioner Nancy Jackson, District 4

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Commissioner Nancy Jackson, District 4, is looking ahead to what we can accomplish in 2021. Despite the pandemic's unique challenges, the planning and management for critical services has never stopped. Now the County is setting its sights on the...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Colorado unveils Dial 2.0, moves Arapahoe County to Level Yellow

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On Friday, the state announced that it will move Arapahoe County to Level Yellow on the COVID dial dashboard, effective at 9 a.m. on Saturday, February 6. This decision will further reopen the County’s economy by allowing many area businesses to...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Read the February 5 edition of The County Line

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Headlines for this edition:

  • Declining case rates boost Five-Star businesses
  • Conversations with Commissioners start Feb. 11
  • Youth Awards now accepting nominations
  • Learn about Our Progress Takes Flight Award

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 4, 2021

Arapahoe County Youth Awards now accepting nominations

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Do you know an exceptional Arapahoe County high school senior who’s gone above and beyond to achieve exceptional accomplishments? If so, you can nominate them for an Arapahoe County Mayors and Commissioners Youth Award (ACMCYA).

This program reco...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 4, 2021

Declining case rates boost Five-Star businesses

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On Tuesday, Arapahoe County’s rate of two-week cumulative COVID cases officially moved into Level Orange on the state’s COVID dial dashboard for the first time in months, starting the clock for certified Five-Star Partners to begin ope...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Vaccination Update: Telephone Town Hall

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Arapahoe County will lead a virtual town hall to discuss the latest COVID vaccination developments as they pertain to the counties overseen by the Tri-County Health Department. Officials from Arapahoe County will be joined by leadership from Adams and Dou...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Read the Jan. 29 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this issue:

  • Latest information about COVID vaccines in Colorado
  • Open Spaces celebrates partnerships and real results in 2020
  • Changes coming to Arapahoe County property tax statements
  • Vaccination Update Telephone Town Hall Feb. 4
  • Volunteer for th...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 28, 2021

Latest information about COVID vaccines in Colorado

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With a new administration in Washington DC, updated federal production and distribution plans for COVID-19 vaccines are beginning to take shape, with significant ramifications for Colorado and Arapahoe County.

This week, Governor Polis outlined his latest ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 27, 2021

Changes coming to Arapahoe County property tax statements

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County to save money and resources by sending postcards to certain taxpayers 

Arapahoe County property owners whose property taxes were paid through an escrow account in 2020 will not receive a full tax statement this year.  A significant...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 25, 2021

Open Spaces celebrates partnerships and real results in 2020

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Did you know Arapahoe County’s parks, trails and open spaces are funded by a voter-supported, quarter-cent Open Space Sales and Use Tax? More than 62% of the tax revenues are distributed directly back to local agency partners through our Shareback (50%) a...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 23, 2021

Arapahoe County Board welcomes new commissioner

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As the 2021 legislative year gets underway, the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners has added a new face to its lineup.Commissioner Carrie Warren-Gully was sworn in on January 11 as the newest commissioner from County District 1. Her win in the Novembe...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Read the January 22 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition:

  • Small Business Relief Grant Funding application deadline is approaching
  • Welcome to our new County Commissioner for District 1
  • Meet Mary. She is an ArapaHero
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Information

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 20, 2021

Changes coming to Arapahoe County property tax statements

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County to save money and resources by sending postcards to certain taxpayers 

Arapahoe County property owners whose property taxes were paid through an escrow account in 2020 will not receive a full tax statement this year.  A significant...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

Read the January 15 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition:

  • Arapahoe County provides relief funding for small businesses
  • Welcome to our new Community Resources Director
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Information
  • Watch the swearing-in ceremony; New officer assignments
  • Offices closed Monday, Jan. 18 for Ma...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Building closures for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Arapahoe County administrative buildings will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18.

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Arapahoe County welcomes new Community Resources Director

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Katherine Frances Smith to oversee critical programs that serve vulnerable communities

The Arapahoe County Board of County Commissioners have announced Katherine “Kathy” Frances Smith as the new director of Community Resources. Smith wi...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Arapahoe County provides relief funding for small businesses

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New state law frees up funding for businesses affected by COVID-19

Applications are now available for direct relief payments to Arapahoe County small businesses that have been affected by the pandemic.As a result SB20B-001, which the General Assembly passe...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 10, 2021

DIVE into the Open Spaces Master Plan

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Stay up-to-date on the Open Spaces Master Plan process and learn more about the results from the recent DIVE engagement phase.

What We've Heard So Far

DIVE Engagement Summary (December 2020): This document summarizes the results of our most recent phase of ...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Read the January 8 edition of The County Line

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Headlines for this edition:

  • Why businesses should still apply for five-star certification
  • Tune in to the Arapahoe County virtual swearing-in ceremony
  • Meet our first ArapaHero, Carol
  • Offices closed Jan. 18 for Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Why businesses should still apply for Five-Star certification

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Although Arapahoe County currently sits at Level Red on the state’s COVID dial dashboard, an order from Governor Polis allowed all County businesses to operate at Level Orange capacities beginning on January 4, 2021.

This move coincided with the ...

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

Arapahoe County co-hosting virtual Town Hall about latest COVID vaccination news

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Adams and Douglas County officials to be joined by Tri-County Health experts

On Thursday, January 7, Arapahoe County will lead a virtual town hall to discuss the latest COVID vaccination developments as they pertain to the counties overseen by the Tri-Coun...

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Posted on: January 1, 2021

Read the January 1 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition:

  • Applications for County's Five-Star Recovery Partner Program now being accepted
  • County to move to Level Orange on Jan. 4
  • Vaccination Telephone Town Hall on Jan. 7
  • Virtual swearing in ceremony on Jan. 11
  • Report street racin...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: December 31, 2020

Arapahoe County to move to Level Orange on Jan. 4

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County now accepting applications for its Five-Star Recovery Partner Program

Late Wednesday evening, Governor Polis announced that counties under Level Red restrictions – which currently includes Arapahoe County – will move to Level Ora...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: December 30, 2020

UPDATE: County now accepting applications for its Five-Star Recovery Partner Program

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Arapahoe County to Move to Level Orange on Jan. 4

Late Wednesday evening, Governor Polis announced that counties under Level Red restrictions – which currently includes Arapahoe County – will move to Level Orange restrictions beginning ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Arapahoe County submits variance application to CDPHE

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Arapahoe County has applied to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) for a variance that, if approved, will enable the County to open its Five-Star Recovery Partner Program for area businesses. The Arapahoe County Five-Star Reco...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: December 20, 2020

Building closures for Christmas and New Year's

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In observance of upcoming holidays, Arapahoe County administrative buildings will be closed on: 

  • Thursday, Dec. 24
  • Friday, Dec. 25
  • Friday, Jan. 1

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

Read the Dec. 18 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition:

  • Commissioners approve 2021 budget
  • Season's Greetings from the Board of County Commissioners
  • Eastern Plains Emergency Food Program extended
  • Vaccine Q & A
  • Teen donates 200+ books to "parenting time" program
  • Rene...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: December 16, 2020

Arapahoe County commissioners approve 2021 budget

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Last week, the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners approved the County’s annual budget for 2021. The County’s Finance department is expected to complete the full budget document by late-January. The 2021 Recommended Budget is now av...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: December 11, 2020

Headlines from the Dec. 11 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition:

  • CDPHE updates public health order to add flexibility for some entities
  • Growing and giving – A community tradition
  • Grateful for the gift of an engaged electorate
  • A time for giving
  • Fire restrictions drop to Stage 1 in Arapa...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: December 9, 2020

CDPHE updates Public Health Order to add flexibility for some entities

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This week, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) amended the existing public health order with updates to the COVID-19 dial framework to add more flexibility for certain entities. Governor Polis also extended the statewide mask ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: December 9, 2020

Fire restrictions drop to Stage 1 in Arapahoe County

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ARAPAHOE COUNTY – Recent moisture and relative humidity has allowed Sheriff Tyler Brown to ease fire restrictions in Arapahoe County. Beginning December 9, 2020, fire restrictions in unincorporated Arapahoe County, Centennial, Foxfield and Deer Trail have...

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

Grateful for the gift of an engaged electorate

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Drop boxes are locked, ballots are counted (and re-counted),and results are official. It took a lot of preparation and hard work to manage the 2020 General Election, but it is officially over, and Arapahoe County voters have a lot to be proud of.

This elec...

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Posted on: December 4, 2020

Read the Dec. 4 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition:

  • Call for applicants for advisory boards, committees and commissions
  • Business assistance grants deadline Dec. 11
  • Watkins-Bennett area vision study public meeting Dec. 9
  • Open Spaces recognizes recipients of stewardship award
  • Share th...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: December 3, 2020

Call for applicants to Arapahoe County’s citizen advisory boards, committees and commissions

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Citizen engagement is a hallmark of any healthy democracy. Colorado just witnessed record voter turnout for the 2020 elections, and now Arapahoe County invites its residents to keep participating via our Citizen Advisory Boards, Committees and Commissions...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: December 3, 2020

Recounts for County Commissioner, 18th Judicial District Attorney races

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Two races in the General Election were decided by margins likely small enough to require mandatory statutory recounts. Arapahoe County’s Elections Division will conduct both simultaneously, to be completed no later than Dec. 8, ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: December 3, 2020

Arapahoe County announces round 2 of pandemic business assistance grants

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Arapahoe County is launching the latest iteration of its Advance Arapahoe initiative to ease the current economic burden resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. This $5 million grant program is targeted to businesses within Arapahoe County that have a gross...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: December 1, 2020

County honors Buckley Air Force Base Buffer Project partners with 2020 stewardship award

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Conservation in perpetuity of more than 700 acres surrounding Buckley Air Force Base  

Arapahoe County Open Spaces (ACOS) is recognizing a group of partners—including nonprofits, local, state and federal government agencies—for coming tog...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 27, 2020

Read the Nov. 27 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition:

  • Colorado Heart Gallery helps foster children, families connect
  • Drive a little more, wait a lot less
  • The November issue of The Detail is out
  • You're doing a great job, at both jobs

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 22, 2020

Building closures for Thanksgiving

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In observance of Thanksgiving, Arapahoe County administrative buildings will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27.

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Read the Nov. 20 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition:

  • CDPHE moves Arapahoe County, 14 others to Level Red
  • Know when to get tested for COVID-19
  • How would you prioritize the County's Open Spaces?
  • A perfect gift for your aspiring junior baker
  • Thanksgiving holiday closures

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 17, 2020

CDPHE moves Arapahoe County, 14 others to Level Red

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Citing a continued rise in COVID case rates, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is moving Arapahoe County to Level Red – Severe Risk - Safer at Home on the state’s COVID dial dashboard. The CDPHE is moving 14 other c...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Should you get tested for COVID-19?

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Should You Get Tested?

Anyone who needs a test is encouraged to get one, but the State offers this additional guidance on when to get tested and how long to quarantine.

If You Have Symptoms:

  • Anyone who has symptoms should get tested immediately and isolate f...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 18, 2020

Home Safe for the Holidays: Telephone Town Hall

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Learn how to navigate the next 30 days. Join us, along with partners from Adams County and the Tri-County Health Department as we provide guidance on moving into the Red Level (Severe Risk) and what it means for residents and businesses.

Thursday, Nov. 19 ...

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

Read the Nov. 13 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition:

  • CDPHE moves Arapahoe County to Level Orange
  • New strategic plan will help guide us for years to come
  • Shovel snow for a neighbor in need
  • Celebrate the Evans family with us during National Adoption Month
  • Keep it Up! COVID safety guida...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 9, 2020

CDPHE moves Arapahoe County to Level Orange

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Further restrictions made necessary by sharp rise in COVID rates

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is directing Arapahoe County to move from Level Yellow: Safer at Home - Concern to Level Orange: Safer at Home - High Risk on ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 9, 2020

A Conversation with Commissioner Nancy Jackson on Nov. 12

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Join District 4 Arapahoe County Commissioner Nancy Jackson for a virtual event on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m.

This year has presented unique challenges, but the planning and management for critical services never stops. Commissioner Jackson will p...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 7, 2020

Building closures for Veterans Day

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In observance of Veterans Day, Arapahoe County administrative buildings will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 11.

Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 6, 2020

Read the Nov. 6 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition:

  • COVID case numbers continue to rise in Arapahoe County and around Colorado
  • 2020 General Election sees historic turnout
  • Get the story on the Open Spaces master plan
  • Ask Commissioner Nancy Jackson your questions on Nov. 12
  • Business w...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 5, 2020

COVID case numbers continue to rise in Arapahoe County and around Colorado

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The onset of autumn’s cooler weather is forcing more people indoors. This and other factors are causing a troubling increase in COVID case numbers in the County and throughout the state, which is made even more concerning by the onset of flu sea...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 5, 2020

2020 General Election sees historic turnout

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As expected, this year’s presidential election featured impassioned interest from voters across the country. In Colorado, the share of eligible voters who cast ballots rose from 72.7% in 2016 to 76.8% this year, one of the highest levels in the ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 2, 2020

A Conversation with Commissioner Nancy N. Sharpe: Nov. 5

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Join District 2 Arapahoe County Commissioner Nancy N. Sharpe for a virtual conversation on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m.

This year has presented unique challenges, but the planning and management for critical services never stops. Commissioner Sharpe will pro...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 31, 2020

You're invited! Virtual open house for Open Spaces master plan

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Arapahoe County Open Spaces is hosting two virtual Public Open House meetings to share potential priorities for its future direction for the next decade and beyond.

Community members are invited to learn more about the master planning process, ask question...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 31, 2020

County walk-in services on Election Day will be limited

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On Election Day (Tuesday, Nov. 3), the County’s priority will be supporting in-person voters and its many Voter Service and Polling Centers (VSPCs). County administrative buildings will be closed to in-person visits for all other services (except the Trea...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 29, 2020

Free COVID-19 community testing site opening Monday, Nov. 2 in Centennial

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CARES-funded facility to provide results within four days

Arapahoe County’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is working with the Tri-County Health Department and the City of Centennial to open a free COVID community testing site at Centennia...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Read the Oct. 30 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition:

  • Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment moves Arapahoe County to Safer at Home Level 2 in response to rising COVID-19 case rates
  • Tri-County Health Department’s guidelines for having a safe and fun Hallow...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 27, 2020

Arapahoe County moved to Safer at Home Level 2 in response to rising COVID-19 case rates

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Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment moves Arapahoe County to Safer at Home Level 2 in response to rising COVID-19 case rates

This week, the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners (Board) learned that the Colorado Department of Public Hea...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Tri-County Health Department’s guidelines for having a safe and fun Halloween

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Now that the weather is cooling and the holidays are approaching, public health officials are urging us to be more vigilant than ever about following the practices that have proven to be the most effective measures in slowing the spread of COVID.

The Tri-C...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Healthy and Safe Voting Options: Telephone Town Hall Q&A

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Join Arapahoe County elected officials and elections staff for an overview of healthy and safe voting options for the 2020 General Election. Learn how the Elections Division keeps your ballot secure throughout the process to make sure your voice is heard....

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Read the Oct. 23 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this issue:

  • Free COVID-19 community testing site reopening Oct. 26 in Aurora
  • Healthy and Safe Voting Options: Oct. 29 Telephone Town Hall
  • Free business recovery conference starts next week
  • Tri-County Health issues new public health order
  • Oil and...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 22, 2020

Free COVID-19 community testing site reopening Oct. 26 in Aurora

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Responding to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases statewide, Arapahoe County CARES is working with the City of Aurora and the Tri-County Health Department to open additional free COVID-19 testing sites in Aurora, part of a continued effort to make free tes...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Rising COVID-19 numbers jeopardize Arapahoe County’s Safer at Home Level 1 status

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Tri-County Health Department issues an Emergency Public Health Order to help suppress the virus

In response to recent increases in COVID-19 case rates and related data, the Tri-County Health Department, in coordination with Arapahoe County and its 13 munic...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 19, 2020

A Conversation with Commissioner Kathleen Conti on Oct. 22

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Join District 1 Arapahoe County Commissioner Kathleen Conti for a virtual event on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 5:30 p.m.

This year has presented unique challenges, but the planning and management for critical services never stops. Commissioner Conti will provide ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 16, 2020

A Conversation with Commissioner Bill L. Holen on Oct. 20

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Join District 5 Arapahoe County Commissioner Bill L. Holen for a virtual event on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m.This year has presented unique challenges, but the planning and management for critical services never stops. Commissioner Holen will provide updat...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Read the Oct. 16 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this issue:

  • Tri-County Health Department’s guidelines for small gatherings
  • How to cast your ballot and stay healthy in the 2020 election
  • Join Conversations with Commissioners Bill Holen and Kathleen Conti next week
  • Roundup: County res...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Tri-County Health Department’s guidelines for small gatherings

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Now that the weather is cooling and the holidays are approaching, public health officials are urging us to be more vigilant than ever about following the practices that have proven to be the most effective measures in slowing the spread of COVID.

The Tri-C...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 14, 2020

How to cast your ballot and stay healthy in the 2020 election

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With competing headlines and an avalanche of social media posts about the General Election and COVID-19 dominating our attention, many of us have concerns about staying healthy as we prepare t...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Update on COVID and Schools: Telephone Town Hall Q&A

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Officials from Arapahoe County school districts, the Tri-County Health Dept. and AllHealth Network will offer the latest information and lessons learned about school reopenings and what to expect this fall.

Thursday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m.

At the time of the eve...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Read the Oct. 9 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition:

  • Rise in COVID incidence rates prompts implementation of Arapahoe County’s mitigation plan
  • Join Commissioner Jeff Baker on Wednesday, Oct. 14 
  • Arapahoe County announces round 2 of pandemic business assistance gr...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 8, 2020

Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas counties must reduce COVID-19 numbers or face tighter restrictions

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As a result of rising numbers of infections, Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) warns that Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas counties are each at risk of moving to a more restrictive level in Colorado’s COVID-19 Dial, which could include reduced cap...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 9, 2020

A Conversation with Commissioner Jeff Baker, District 3

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Arapahoe County Commissioner Jeff Baker, District 3, invites you to join him to get updates on County business and participate in a discussion about oil and gas development and other projects affecting his district’s residents.

Wednesday, Oct. 14...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 8, 2020

Columbus Day building closures

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In observance of the federal holiday, County administrative buildings will be closed on Monday, Oct. 12. 

Please have a safe long weekend: Be smart. Mask up. Mind your distance.

Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 2, 2020

Rise in COVID incidence rates prompts implementation of Arapahoe County’s mitigation plan

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A recent increase in Arapahoe County’s COVID incidence rates has forced the County to implement its mitigation plan for controlling the spread of the virus. Over the past few weeks, the County has been in Level 1 of the State’s Safer at Home public health...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 2, 2020

Read the Oct. 2 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition:

  • New Mondays-only rapid-testing site to open Oct. 5 in Aurora
  • Arapahoe County recognized for performance management leadership
  • Arapahoe County develops new strategic plan
  • 17 Mile House Farm Park is great for family explorers!
  • County...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 1, 2020

New Mondays-only rapid-testing site to open Oct. 5 in Aurora

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Although certain area COVID testing sites will soon close, other options are still available, and Arapahoe County officials urge everyone who needs a test to take advantage of these free options.

COVID-19 testing at the community-based site at the Aurora S...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Arapahoe County recognized for performance management leadership

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The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) has recognized Arapahoe County for its commitment to data-driven government management and reporting with a Certificate of Distinction in Performance Management.

“Performance management is a bedro...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 30, 2020

Oil and gas virtual public meeting set for Oct. 7

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Join the conversation with County staff to discuss the draft Oil and Gas regulations. This has been an ongoing, open feedback process with County residents and stakeholders. New regulations are now drafted for your input. The County is committed to balanc...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 28, 2020

From windmills to bat houses, 17 Mile House Farm Park is great for family explorers!

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17 Mile House Farm Park, located at 8181 S. Parker Road in Centennial, is an incredible place for families to wander and explore. While the 155-year-old historic farmhouse is open by appointment only due to COVID, there’s a ton to see and apprec...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 30, 2020

Time is running out to complete the 2020 Census!

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Time is running out to complete the 2020 Census! The Census is only conducted once a decade, so this information will be used to determine the funding our County gets for things like emergency services, transportation, healthcare, school...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Read the Sept. 25 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition of The County Line:

  • Arapahoe County officials urge residents to take advantage of free COVID testing
  • County to host Oil and Gas virtual public meeting
  • Shred-a-thon event set for Oct. 3
  • A roundup of regional bike trails in Arapahoe ...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 21, 2020

A roundup of regional bike trails in Arapahoe County

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We missed seeing everyone on Bike to Work Day, when Arapahoe County Open Spaces traditionally hosts a breakfast burrito pit stop during the morning commute, but it was still great to see people hitting the trails during 2020 Bike to Wherever Week (Sept. 2...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 21, 2020

Overwhelmed? Join our next Telephone Town Hall focusing on dealing with life during COVID-19

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Navigating life during the pandemic can be a struggle. Work, illness, kids, school, job loss—it’s easy to become overwhelmed. And if you have questions about how best to manage your mental health during these particularly stressful tim...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Read the Sept. 18 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition:

  • New online tool gives quick look at COVID status and recovery 
  • Inverness Drive West Bikeway public meeting
  • Partnership with Littleton benefits school and entire community
  • Last chance: Share your ideas about transportation...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 16, 2020

New online tool gives quick look at COVID status and recovery

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A new online “dial dashboard” unveiled this week by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) gives local governments and residents the ability to track COVID-19 recovery progress using key metrics. It a...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Arapahoe County officials urge residents to take advantage of free COVID testing

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Now that Colorado schools have begun to reopen and Labor Day weekend has passed, public health officials are monitoring COVID case numbers to determine whether we’ll see another spike in infections over the next few weeks.

Such a rise occurred af...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Partnership with Littleton benefits school and entire community

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Back to School looks a bit different these days, but at the beginning of the 2019-20 school year students at Field Elementary in Littleton gathered to celebrate an exciting new addition. Littleton Public Schools (LPS), in partnership with the City of Litt...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Read the Sept. 11 Edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this issue:

  • Arapahoe County partners with CU Anschutz on COVID-19 antibodies study 
  • Supporting Local Agriculture on the Eastern Plains
  • Help develop a new transportation road map for our future
  • 2020 Census – the time to respon...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Arapahoe County partners with CU Anschutz on COVID-19 antibodies study

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In an effort to better understand how COVID-19 spreads through communities, Arapahoe County is collaborating with the University of Colorado – Anschutz Medical Campus on a COVID-19 Arapahoe SErosurveillance Study (CASES) Project. The project&...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Supporting local agriculture on the eastern plains

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Arapahoe County’s Mule Gulch Open Space, located six miles southwest of Byers on the Eastern Plains of Colorado, is one of the County’s largest—and newest—properties. It was acquired in 2017 as part of a large-scale...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 6, 2020

A Virtual Conversation with Commissioner Kathleen Conti: Sept. 10

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Join District 1 Arapahoe County Commissioner Kathleen Conti for a virtual event on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m.

This year has presented unique challenges, but the planning and management for critical services never stops. Commissioner Conti, with special g...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 3, 2020

In need of public assistance?

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Be aware of fraudulent websites redirecting people to paid sites. Trust Colorado.gov/PEAK for the free, fast and secure way to access benefit information - anytime and anywhere. Colorado.gov/PEAK is the official state online service for Coloradans to scre...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Read the Sept. 4 Edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this issue of The County Line:

  • Commissioners commemorate Overdose Awareness Day
  • Join Commissioner Kathleen Conti on Thursday, Sept. 10
  • Fall Gardening Series: Tips from the Pros
  • Aurora Sports Park COVID-19 Testing
  • Administrative buildings closed ...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Arapahoe County Commissioners commemorate Overdose Awareness Day

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One troubling byproduct of the 2020 COVID crisis is its effect on the already daunting opioid problem across the U.S. The American Medical Association (AMA) publicized a series of reports in August that detailed how more than 40 states have reported incre...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 26, 2020

Arapahoe County Commissioners urge everyone to be cautious on Labor Day weekend

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As the unprecedented summer of 2020 nears an end, we all probably would prefer to use the Labor Day holiday to attend a party and unwind with friends and family. Unfortunately, the still-evolving COVID public health crisis means that our typical late-summ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Labor Day building closure

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In observance of the Labor Day holiday, County administrative buildings will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7.

Please have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend: Be smart. Mask up. Mind your distance.

Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 30, 2020

A Virtual Conversation with Commissioner Nancy N. Sharpe: Sept. 3

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Join District 2 Arapahoe County Commissioner Nancy N. Sharpe for a virtual event on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m.

This year has presented unique challenges, but the planning and management for critical services never stops. Commissioner Sharpe, with special ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 28, 2020

Read the Aug. 28 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this issue:

  • Commissioners urge everyone to be cautious on Labor Day weekend
  • Join a virtual conversation with Commissioner Nancy N. Sharpe on Sept. 3
  • A wish comes true with Aurora’s inclusive playground
  • Get more engaged by applying to ...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 21, 2020

A wish comes true with Aurora's inclusive playground

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A year ago this week, Arapahoe County Open Spaces joined the City of Aurora, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Aurora Rotary Club, and hundreds of community members to celebrate the grand opening of the City’s first inclusive playground at Red-Tailed Hawk...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 25, 2020

Scheduling motor vehicle, recording and voter service appointments a “win-win”

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Satisfaction up, wait times down with advance scheduling

Although COVID-19 is changing the way Arapahoe County retailers and service providers do business, it isn’t always clear how well new precautions and systems to keep customers safe are bein...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 23, 2020

A Virtual Conversation with Commissioner Jeff Baker on Aug. 27

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Join District 3 Arapahoe County Commissioner Jeff Baker for a virtual event on Thursday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m.This year has presented unique challenges, but the planning and management for critical services never stops. Commissioner Baker, with special guest ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Read the August 21 Edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition of The County Line:

  • COVID trends in Arapahoe County are moving in the right direction
  • Join a virtual conversation with Commissioner Jeff Baker on Aug. 27 (CORRECTION: The Special Guest listed for Commissioner Jeff Baker&...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Recent COVID trends in Arapahoe County are moving in the right direction

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Over the past several weeks we’ve encouraged all area residents and visitors to continue observing the COVID-prevention public health orders and best practices that the state and the Tri-County Health Department have installed. Failure to do so,...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 18, 2020

Pictures on the Plains treats residents to a (safe) night out

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Earlier this month, Arapahoe County residents were treated to a night out under the stars with a pair of movie events that brought more than 300 attendees to the Fairgrounds for Pictures on the Plains. The free events treated guests to a local band and mo...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 15, 2020

That mask wearing everyone is talking about? It's helping.

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Thanks to your dedication to wearing masks, maintaining social distancing and washing your hands, our positive COVID case numbers are headed in the right direction—down! In fact, 96% of Arapahoe County residents and visitors have been wearing fa...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Read the Aug. 14 Edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition:

  • Arapahoe County Commissioners approve new position to support local veterans 
  • New COVID-19 community testing site at Aurora Sports Park
  • Get your kids the new #YouthACOS Adventure Workbook today!
  • Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) is no...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Arapahoe County Commissioners approve new position to support local veterans

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One-year pilot program jointly funded with Adams County and City of Aurora

The Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved aagreement that will create a new Veterans Service Officepo...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 13, 2020

PEAK Chatbot adds features to get you quick answers

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The Colorado Program Eligibility and Application Kit (PEAK) has everything you need to learn about public assistance programs, such as medical, food, cash, and early childhood assistance.

And now, no matter your schedule, the new PEAK Chatbot is ready 24/7...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 12, 2020

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) is now available in Colorado

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Pandemic EBT, or P-EBT, provides food-purchasing assistance to families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals and attend a school that participates in the National School Lunch Program. This benefit is being distributed bec...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 10, 2020

New COVID-19 community testing site coming to Aurora Sports Park

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A new community-based COVID-19 testing site is now open in Aurora at the 250-acre Aurora Sports Park, 19300 E. Colfax Ave.

Drive-up testing is available for free to any individual who wants to be tested, especially for those who...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 8, 2020

Get your kids the new #YouthACOS Adventure Workbook today!

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Do you have kids at home or work with kids who need something to do, have something to say, or want to learn more about Arapahoe County Open Spaces? Well, we have just the activity to get them (and maybe you) into the great outdoors. 

Download our...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 9, 2020

Keep up the great work, Arapahoe!

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Thank you to everyone helping to keep our COVID numbers headed in the right direction—down! We have made significant declines in case rates–a nearly 50% reduction since July 27. Plus, mask/face covering wearing is up to 93% across the ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 7, 2020

A Virtual Conversation with Commissioner Bill L. Holen on Aug. 12

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Join District 5 Arapahoe County Commissioner Bill L. Holen for a virtual event on Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 7 p.m.This year has presented unique challenges, but the planning and management for critical services never stops. Commissioner Holen, with special gu...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 7, 2020

Headlines from the August 7 Edition of The County Line

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Headlines from The County Line:

  • County Commissioners resume Conversation events virtually 
  • UPDATE: County receives one-week extension on variance 
  • Arapahoe County Open Spaces releases annual report
  • Denver Water’s Lead Reduction Pro...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 6, 2020

A Virtual Conversation with Commissioner Nancy Jackson on Aug. 10

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Join District 4 Arapahoe County Commissioner Nancy Jackson for a virtual event on Monday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m.

This year has presented unique challenges, but the planning and management for critical services never stops. Commissioner Jackson, with special gue...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Candidate information session

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On Tuesday, Aug. 4, members of the Board of County Commissioners, elected officials and County department heads held a virtual information session for those interested in running for countywide office in the November election. This was an opportunity for ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 4, 2020

Arapahoe County Open Spaces releases annual report

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Arapahoe County is fortunate to have strong support from our community – voters, municipalities, recreation districts, nonprofits and businesses alike – which allows us to invest millions of dollars annually in the outdoors through our...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 3, 2020

Let’s Talk Transportation

Transportation Master Plan Public Meeting

Aug. 5 virtual public meeting kicks-off 2040 Transportation Master Plan

When you want to go on a road trip, what do you do first? You pick a destination, for sure, then you begin planning on how to get there. You look at maps and guides, you consult with y...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 2, 2020

New and improved park reopens in Byers

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On July 25, 2020, the town of Byers celebrated the grand reopening of the Byers Community Park. Since 2013, Arapahoe County Open Spaces has granted Byers Park and Recreation District a total of nearly $400,000 in planning and construction funds to create ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: July 31, 2020

Read the July 31 Edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this week’s edition:

  • Residents, visitors and businesses must reduce COVID rates or risk losing variance
  • Congrats to our 4-H youth!
  • Make a difference; Become an election judge
  • Shoppers for Seniors needed
  • Help shape the future of transpo...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Denver Water’s Lead Reduction Program has begun

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Have you recently received a new water pitcher in the mail? For that you can thank Denver Water. The agency serves about 1.5 million people in the metro area and began rolling out its Lead Reduction Program in late-July.

The 15-year program identifies&...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 6, 2020

County Commissioners resume Conversation events virtually

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When 2020 started, the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners launched a series of quarterly town halls to better engage with our residents. These in-person events, called Conversations with a Commissioner, featured a Board member and a guest or two speak...

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Arapahoe County News

News Flash

Posted on: June 15, 2021

New Arapahoe County Veterans Service Office location addresses community needs

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Video describes how jointly funded office in Aurora is assisting veterans

The newly created Veterans Service Office (VSO) in Aurora has spent the past several months providing benefits education and services, an extension of existing VSOs that was establis...

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County 101
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Arapahoe County Assessor PK Kaiser outlines 2021 tax assessment process

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Area real estate market remains strong despite pandemic effects

Despite the widespread COVID-related setbacks during the past year, the real estate market in the Denver Metropolitan area is still growing. It’s being driven by an improving economy, populati...

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County 101
Posted on: April 22, 2021

Single-payment tax deadline is approaching for County property owners and businesses

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The month of April can mean different things to different people, but to virtually everyone, it means tax time.

Although the Internal Revenue Service has extended this year’s tax filing and payment date for individuals from the traditional April 15 to May ...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Arapahoe County CARES helped thousands of area residents and businesses weather COVID

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The numbers are in, and Arapahoe County’s CARES program was pleased to be able to offer unprecedented financial relief and assistance to the County’s residents, businesses and communities during the last half of 2020.

After the entire country was left reel...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

How Arapahoe County CARES helped one business stay viable and reach new heights

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As the pandemic unfolded last year, like so many small business owners, Tia Cavender wondered more than a few times if she’d be able to keep her company open long enough to weather the COVID-related setbacks. As the founder and CEO of Dig Deep, she’d devo...

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

Draft transportation master plan available for public comment

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Arapahoe County is seeking input from the public as the county continues its efforts to map out its transportation needs and goals for the next 20 years. 

Proposed recommendations for the 2040 Transportation Master Plan (TMP) are now available for...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Get the latest vaccine updates from the Tri-County Health Dept.

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Vaccination distribution and prioritization plans are made at the state level and passed through the local health authorities to carry out. For Arapahoe County, that health authority is the Tri-County Health Department. To get the latest vaccination updat...

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

COVID-19 Testing Locations and Guidance

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Testing Locations in Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas Countieswww.tchd.org/827/Free-COVID-19-Testing-SitesThe Tri-County Health Department offers detailed testing information for the Tri-County area. For symptomatic individuals or those who b...

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

Conversations with Commissioners focus on Open Space Sales and Use Tax

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Arapahoe County’s Open Spaces are among our most treasured assets. From parks to trails to waterways, these amenities enhance the quality of life throughout the County. The Open Space Sales and Use Tax—which dedicates one-quarter of one cent from retail s...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Agricultural biodiversity open house at 17 Mile House Farm Park

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Arapahoe County Open Spaces presents an agricultural biodiversity educational program. Drop by and learn how the diversity of crops and their wild relatives, trees, animals and other species all contribute to the food we eat. The historic 1870s barn will ...

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Let’s get moving and hit the trails!

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Register now for the County's next 5K Trail Run/Walk at Richmil Ranch on Aug. 14, celebrating Open Spaces, fitness, and our thriving local trail system

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Let’s get moving and hit the trails!

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Register now for the County's next 5K Trail Run/Walk at Richmil Ranch on Aug. 14, celebrating Open Spaces, fitness, and our thriving local trail system

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Agricultural biodiversity open house at 17 Mile House Farm Park

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Arapahoe County Open Spaces presents an agricultural biodiversity educational program. Drop by and learn how the diversity of crops and their wild relatives, trees, animals and other species all contribute to the food we eat. The historic 1870s barn will ...

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

Conversations with Commissioners focus on Open Space Sales and Use Tax

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Arapahoe County’s Open Spaces are among our most treasured assets. From parks to trails to waterways, these amenities enhance the quality of life throughout the County. The Open Space Sales and Use Tax—which dedicates one-quarter of on...

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Posted on: June 22, 2021

Arapahoe County Open Spaces Master Plan now available

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Seeks to support County assets and create a sustainable future for program 

The Arapahoe County Board of County Commissioners has formally approved the updated Open Spaces Master Plan, which outlines priorities for the program for the next decade ...

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

Polling shows support for Arapahoe County Open Spaces tax reauthorization

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Preliminary polling data obtained by Arapahoe County indicates that County residents are largely in favor of reauthorizing the Open Spaces Sales and Use Tax that is currently scheduled to sunset in 2023.

The Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners reviewed ...

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

Arapahoe County CSU Extension launches community needs assessment survey

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Colorado State University Extension in Arapahoe County is conducting a community needs assessment in order to better understand the pressing issues facing Colorado today. The short 10-minute survey is designed to gather information to help CSU Extension t...

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Arapahoe County seeking volunteers for the annual Fair

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Anyone 13 and older may apply for the July 22-25 event

Arapahoe County Fair organizers are looking for enthusiastic and fun-loving people to volunteer their time during the 2021 Fair, July 22-25. Individuals and groups are needed each year to help make the...

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Meet the beekeepers at 17 Mile House Farm Park

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Arapahoe County Open Spaces presents “Meet the 17 Mile House Beekeepers” educational program. Drop by and learn the basics of honeybees, beekeeping, and bee-friendly gardens from the farm’s apiarists Joe and Debbie Komperda. ...

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

CSU Master Gardeners show students how to grow healthy food

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Last week, Master Gardener volunteers from Arapahoe County helped 274 students at Clayton Elementary in grades K-6 plant a vegetable garden. The volunteers shared an outdoor lesson describing the parts of a plant and their functions.

Students planted their...

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

Broncos Pkwy trailhead parking lot closed June 1-5

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The Broncos Pkwy Trailhead parking lot will be closed from Tuesday, June 1 to Saturday, June 5 for maintenance work. The lot is being regraded to improve drainage on the entrance road and re-graveled to increase reliability and performance. Signage will d...

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

Pictures on the Plains is back by popular demand!

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Tickets on sale now for June 16—The Croods: A New Age & June 30—Men in Black.

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

It's going to be a BLAST!

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Tickets on sale now for the 2021 Arapahoe County Fair!

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Heritage sheep & wool spinning at 17 Mile House Farm Park

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Arapahoe County Open Spaces presents a heritage sheep and wool spinning educational program. Drop by and learn why we shear sheep and what happens to the fleece and sheep afterwards. Featuring fun, hands-on learning activities for youth, including wool dy...

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

Backyard Chickens and Chicks educational program

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Arapahoe County Open Spaces presents a backyard chicken educational program. Drop by and learn the basics of backyard chicken care, feeding, and coop selection. Featuring fun, hands-on learning activities for youth, including baby chicks!

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Open Spaces delivers real results in 2020

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The 2020 Open Spaces Annual Report is hot off the press, and we’d like to share some exciting news about the impact of the program on local communities. If the last year has taught us anything, it is the immense value of our parks, trails, and open spaces...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

Is there a Blue Ribbon in your future?

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Calling all creatives, gardeners, makers, and more! Plan now to exhibit your entries at the 2021 Arapahoe County Fair

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

Join us for Chalk Lines & Vines, our first wine and chalk art festival

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Join us for Chalk Lines & Vines, our first annual outdoor wine and chalk art festival featuring a wine-tasting tour of Colorado’s best wines, chalk muralists, and live entertainment—set against the colorful backdrop of the Front Range and Eastern Plai...

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Posted on: March 14, 2021

Arapahoe County Open Spaces virtual town hall to discuss County’s Master Plan

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Arapahoe County invites the public to attend a virtual town hall on Thursday, March 25 at 6:30?p.m.?to discuss the?future of the Arapahoe County Open Spaces program.?The County has drafted an updated Master Plan, which includes a vision for the future of ...

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

Let’s get moving and hit the trails!

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Register now for Arapahoe County’s inaugural 5K Trail Run/Walk Series celebrating Open Spaces, fitness and good health, and our thriving local trail system

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Paving the Way for More Regional Trail Connections

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Improving trail connectivity across the County is a priority at Arapahoe County Open Spaces. We want to make it as seamless and safe as possible for trail users to recreate in a variety of ways within the County.

Harvest Trail—a new (2020) multi-use, off-s...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

DIVE into the Open Spaces Master Plan

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Stay up-to-date on the Open Spaces Master Plan process and learn more about the results from the recent DIVE engagement phase.

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DIVE Engagement Summary (December 2020): This document summarizes the results of our most recent phase of ...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Open Spaces celebrates partnerships and real results in 2020

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Did you know Arapahoe County’s parks, trails and open spaces are funded by a voter-supported, quarter-cent Open Space Sales and Use Tax? More than 62% of the tax revenues are distributed directly back to local agency partners through our Shareback (50%) a...

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Posted on: December 30, 2020

Bijou Basin Open Space goes from wind to solar power

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Last week, our Open Spaces natural resources team finished installing two solar-powered pumps at Bijou Basin Open Space, our largest property (2,800+ acres) located in the Eastern plains of Arapahoe County. The solar installation project rejuvenated two w...

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Posted on: December 1, 2020

Open Spaces recognizes recipients of the 2020 Our Progress Takes Flight Award

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Conservation in perpetuity of more than 700 acres surrounding Buckley Air Force Base

This week, Arapahoe County is recognizing the recipients of the 2020 Our Progress Takes Flight Award, an award presented annually&...

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Let's play pickleball! All-new courts in Greenwood Village

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Have you heard of pickleball? It’s a fast-growing, all-ages sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping pong. Last month, we joined the City of Greenwood Village for a celebration of two brand-new pickleball courts at Westlands Park. The c...

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Posted on: October 31, 2020

You're invited! Virtual open house for Open Spaces master plan

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Arapahoe County Open Spaces is hosting two virtual Public Open House meetings to share potential priorities for its future direction for the next decade and beyond.

Community members are invited to learn more about the master planning process, ask question...

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

From windmills to bat houses, 17 Mile House Farm Park is great for family explorers!

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17 Mile House Farm Park, located at 8181 S. Parker Road in Centennial, is an incredible place for families to wander and explore. While the 155-year-old historic farmhouse is open by appointment only due to COVID, there’s a ton to see and apprec...

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

A roundup of regional bike trails in Arapahoe County

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We’ll miss seeing everyone on Bike to Work Day, when Arapahoe County Open Spaces traditionally hosts a breakfast burrito pit stop during the morning commute, but it’s still a great time to grab your bike and hit the trails. In fact, th...

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Posted on: September 15, 2020

Partnership with Littleton Benefits School and Entire Community

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Back to School looks a bit different these days, but at the beginning of the 2019-20 school year students at Field Elementary in Littleton gathered to celebrate an exciting new addition. Littleton Public Schools (LPS), in partnership with the City of Litt...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Supporting Local Agriculture on the Eastern Plains

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Arapahoe County’s Mule Gulch Open Space, located six miles southwest of Byers on the Eastern Plains of Colorado, is one of the County’s largest -- and newest -- properties. It was acquired in 2017 as part of a large-scale effort around...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

A Wish Comes True with Aurora's Inclusive Playground

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A year ago this week, Arapahoe County Open Spaces joined the City of Aurora, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Aurora Rotary Club, and hundreds of community members to celebrate the grand opening of the City’s first inclusive playground at Red-Tailed Hawk...

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Posted on: August 18, 2020

Pictures on the Plains treats residents to a (safe) night out

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Earlier this month, Arapahoe County residents were treated to a night out under the stars with a pair of movie events that brought more than 300 attendees to the Fairgrounds for Pictures on the Plains. The free events treated guests to a local band and mo...

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Posted on: August 8, 2020

Get your kids the new #YouthACOS Adventure Workbook today!

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Do you have kids at home or work with kids who need something to do, have something to say, or want to learn more about Arapahoe County Open Spaces? Well, we have just the activity to get them (and maybe you) into the Great Outdoors. 

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Posted on: August 4, 2020

Arapahoe County Open Spaces releases annual report

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Arapahoe County is fortunate to have strong support from our community – voters, municipalities, recreation districts, nonprofits and businesses alike – which allows us to invest millions of dollars annually in the outdoors through our...

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Posted on: August 2, 2020

New and improved park reopens in Byers

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On July 25, 2020, the town of Byers celebrated the grand reopening of the Byers Community Park. Since 2013, Arapahoe County Open Spaces has granted Byers Park and Recreation District a total of nearly $400,000 in planning and construction funds to create ...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Sheriff’s Office receives rare Triple Crown accreditation honor

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CENTENNIAL – The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office received the prestigious Triple Crown award on June 24 at the National Sheriff’s Association annual conference in Phoenix, AZ.

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Sheriff's Office releases 2020 Annual Report

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CENTENNIAL – The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office is releasing its 2020 Annual Report. It’s now available for review HERE. The report highlights some the accomplishments and goals achieved over the course of last year.

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

Sheriff to ‘swear in’ new therapy puppy for Littleton Public Schools

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ARAPAHOE COUNTY – He’s only ten weeks old, but little ‘Rex’ is ready to get to work! Sheriff Tyler Brown will swear in the ACSO’s newest member, a black Labrador retriever puppy. Rex is our first therapy dog, and he’ll be teamed up with School Resource Of...

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

It’s Time to Give 9-1-1 Pros the Respect They Deserve

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Throughout the COVID crisis, Colorado’s 9-1-1 professionals have been there for us, 24/7.

They have prioritized our health and safety over their own by continuing to work in close quarters, often without access to vital personal protective equipm...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Arapahoe Sheriff Investigators looking for dump truck driver following serious crash on I-25

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Arapahoe County Sheriff Traffic Investigators are looking for the driver of a blue Peterbilt dump truck with a blue bed. They believe the driver may have witnessed a serious accident that occurred on I-25. The sheriff’s office released surveilla...

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

Sheriff's Office Launches New Online Public Access Portal

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ARAPAHOE COUNTY – Arapahoe County citizens now have an easier, more convenient and less expensive way to access public information and pay fines online. The sheriff’s office has launched a new, updated public access portal on its websi...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Teaching cops how to "step on it"; local kids get a Merry Christmas and much more!

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

Fire restrictions drop to Stage 1 in Arapahoe County

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ARAPAHOE COUNTY – Recent moisture and relative humidity has allowed Sheriff Tyler Brown to ease fire restrictions in Arapahoe County. Beginning December 9, 2020, fire restrictions in unincorporated Arapahoe County, Centennial, Foxfield and Deer Trail have...

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Posted on: December 2, 2020

Community helps local family; Jail gives coats to inmates; and Citizens' Academy goes virtual.

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

Jail boss leaves for Denver; scouts learn bike safety; and crime lab solves high-profile case.

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

Honoring female deputies; meet at the SO for online sales; buy a mask, help a cancer patient.

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

An SRO as a role model; co-responding to calls for service; and an autistic boy gets a surprise.

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Posted on: August 3, 2020

Prepping for monsoon season; social distance driving; and making a difference in kids' lives

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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: July 6, 2021

Sheriff’s Office receives rare Triple Crown accreditation honor

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CENTENNIAL – The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office received the prestigious Triple Crown award on June 24 at the National Sheriff’s Association annual conference in Phoenix, AZ.

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Posted on: June 7, 2020

Fire Restrictions

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There is currently no burn ban in Arapahoe County. Please remember fireworks that explode or leave the ground are illegal in Colorado. $43 million worth of property damage occurs annually due to fireworks. Learn more about fire restrictions here: https://...

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Sheriff's Office releases 2020 Annual Report

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CENTENNIAL – The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office is releasing its 2020 Annual Report. It’s now available for review HERE. The report highlights some the accomplishments and goals achieved over the course of last year.

“In 2020, we experienced many new cha...

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

Sheriff's Office Launches New Online Public Access Portal

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ARAPAHOE COUNTY – Arapahoe County citizens now have an easier, more convenient and less expensive way to access public information and pay fines online. The sheriff’s office has launched a new, updated public access portal on its website, which allows the...

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Posted on: October 9, 2020

COVID-19 Testing Locations and Guidance

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Testing Locations in Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas Countieswww.tchd.org/827/Free-COVID-19-Testing-SitesThe Tri-County Health Department offers detailed testing information for the Tri-County area. For symptomatic individuals or those who b...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

Tri-County Health Department Moves Adams and Arapahoe Counties to Level Clear May 16

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Businesses may fully open as 90-day observation period begins

On May 16, the Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) will move Adams and Arapahoe counties to Level Clear on the Simplified Dial, entering the Phase 2 Observation Period of the Public Health Order...

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