News Flash

Posted on: October 21, 2021

Arapahoe Cares: Dig Deep Research

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In most ways, the pandemic had a significant impact on our daily lives. We’ve gotten used to carry-out only and businesses being closed due to staffing shortages, sometimes permanently. Signs on the doors of our local stores and restaurants show...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 21, 2021

County Board to determine next steps after Adams County departure from Tri-County Health partnership

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The Adams County decision to leave the Tri-County Health Department on Tuesday, Oct. 20 means that Arapahoe County will likely have to create its own public health department as well. After Adams County announced its intentions, the Arapahoe County Board ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 21, 2021

Vote centers open Monday, Oct. 25

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As Election Day 2021 approaches, Voter Service and Polling Centers (VSPCs) will open this Monday, Oct. 25. All seven VSPCs will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. &n...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 21, 2021

Arapahoe County Board to host public meeting around oil and gas regulations

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New oil and gas regulations for Arapahoe County will be reviewed and could be adopted by the Board of County Commissioners after a public hearing set for Oct. 26. The Board will host the public hearing at 9:30 a.m. at the Arapahoe County Administration Bu...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 19, 2021

Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners statement on Adams County TCHD announcement

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The Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners is saddened that our neighboring counties have chosen to end the productive 55-year partnership with the Tri-County Health Department. Arapahoe County residents will continue to receive all existing Tri-County pu...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Read the Oct. 15 edition of The County Line

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County Commissioners review public health agency options; Winter building closure announcements; Commissioner talks focus on transportation plans; Free and low-cost flu shots available; And more...

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Arapahoe County Commissioners review public health agency options

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On Tuesday, Oct. 12, the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners heard a presentation that will help determine the best path forward for the County’s future public health agency operations. 

Earlier this year, Arapahoe and Adams ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Transportation plans are the focus of next Conversations with Commissioners

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Arapahoe County is the fastest-growing county in Colorado, which increases the need to update the County’s transportation infrastructure. In 2020 we began updating the existing Transportation Master Plan with an eye toward 2040. Join each commis...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Work on the Iliff Ave. Corridor Project will cause temporary travel impacts

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Travel Impacts for the Week of Oct. 18

Beginning Oct. 18, crews will begin paving temporary detour pavement in preparation to shift traffic and open work areas for new roadway construction. Paving and barrier removal operations will require single lane day...

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Read the Oct. 8 edition of The County Line

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Preserving the past, for the future; Transportation updates the focus of next Conversations with Commissioners; Road and Bridge crews prepare for winter; Winter festival at the Fairgrounds; And more...

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Road and Bridge crews prepare for winter

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As Arapahoe County Public Works and Development (PWD) turns its attention to its snow removal plan, workers are hoping the traveling public will exercise patience during big storms this winter—or bett...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 7, 2021

It's fall street sweeping time in Arapahoe County!

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Beginning Oct. 18, crews will begin in the Eastern and unincorporated parts of the County and move west. Residents can help in this effort by making sure curbs and gutters are cleared of debris and that you move your vehicles during your scheduled week. E...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 5, 2021

Preserving the past, for the future

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Arapahoe County’s records are a physical connection between our history and the present day.

But Deputy Director of Records Juan Guzman has his mind on tomorrow—and beyond.

“Records tell the story of Arapahoe County,”...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 4, 2021

Tickets on sale now for Board & Barrel!

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Arapahoe County presents a unique wintertime event featuring a snowboard rail jam, premium barrel-aged libations, s’mores, and great vendors and vibes.

Who: Arapahoe County Fairgrounds What:&am...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Read the Oct. 1 edition of The County Line

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Human Services marks National Domestic Violence Awareness Month; Tri-County Health to provide services in Douglas County in ‘22; Get into the Halloween spirit with Treat Street; County administrative buildings closed on Monday, Oct. 4; And more...

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Posted on: September 30, 2021

Arapahoe Day building closures

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In observance of Arapahoe Day, County administrative buildings will be closed on Monday, Oct. 4.

Colorado no longer celebrates Columbus Day; instead, the Board of County Commissioners chose to recognize Arapahoe Day in the County, the date of which corres...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Human Services marks National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October

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Series of “Now I Know” videos spotlights warning signs and trends

The impact of domestic violence is something Arapahoe County Human Services addresses every day, and recently the issue has landed especially close to home. In addition t...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 30, 2021

Tri-County Health will continue to provide services in Douglas County in ‘22

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Douglas County Commissioners and Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) signed an Intergovernmental Agreement Sept. 28 for TCHD to continue providing public health services through the end of 2022.

The agreement comes after Douglas County decided to leave the...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 28, 2021

County seeks feedback on Accessory Dwellings in unincorporated Arapahoe County

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Attention residents of unincorporated Arapahoe County: Take our survey on "Mother-in-Law Dwellings" to help inform potential changes to the Land Development Code.

Arapahoe County wants your feedback on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), al...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 27, 2021

Public Works and Development releases its 2020 Community Report

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The year 2020 was a challenging time, but a pandemic could not stop Arapahoe County Public Works and Development from accomplishing their mission to serve its citizens. The department adapted, streamlined services online, and transitioned staff to work ef...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 24, 2021

Read the Sept. 24 edition of The County Line

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County awards Open Space funds at annual Shareback & Grant Awards Ceremony; Arapahoe Cares: The Clue Room Live Escape; Register now for our Oct. 9 5K Walk/Run; New community vaccination sites open; And more...

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Arapahoe County awards Open Space funds at annual Shareback & Grant Awards Ceremony

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$16.6 million distributed to agency partners and $4.45?million in grants awarded ??

Arapahoe County Commissioners have distributed more than $21 million to cities, towns and partner agencies as part of the County’s Open Spaces Shareback & Gran...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Read the Sept. 17 edition of The County Line

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Commissioners hear consultants’ updates on potential Tri-County Health reorganization; County is hiring for multiple human services positions; There’s no such thing as an “off year” election; Bike to work next week; Get ready for Treat Street; And more...

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

Arapahoe County commissioners hear consultants’ updates on potential Tri-County Health breakup

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This week, the Arapahoe Board of County Commissioners (Board) hosted a study session to view preliminary information about the future of the Tri-County Health Department and the County’s relationship with the public health agency.

After D...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Explore Arapahoe County with our updated Bike and Trail map

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This map highlights our vast network of bike and walking trails which are yours to enjoy!

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

Arapahoe County seeks Human Services employees at in-person job fair

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Arapahoe County is hosting an in-person job fair, focused on careers in the Human Services field.

Saturday, Sept 259 a.m. to 12 p.m. CentrePoint Plaza14980 E. Alameda Dr., Aurora

The County is seeking qualified candidates to work in the following&a...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 14, 2021

There’s no such thing as an “off year” election

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From state and local ballot measures to city council and school board races across Arapahoe County, the 2021 Coordinated Election this November will decide issues and candidates that will shape your community’s future. 

Below are important reminde...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Read the Sept. 10 edition of The County Line

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American Public Works Association recognizes Arapahoe County with two awards; Bike to Work on Sept. 22; Become a 911 Dispatcher; Don’t miss our last 5K Trail Walk/Run of 2021 on Oct. 9; Sept. is Suicide Prevention Month; And more...

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

Crews begin work on Iliff Avenue Corridor Improvement Project near Parker Road (CO 83)

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Arapahoe County Public Works and Development, along with contractor partner Concrete Express Inc., this week started initial roadway preparations and earthwork outside the active lanes on Iliff Avenue as part of a $25.64 million Iliff Avenue Corridor Impr...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 9, 2021

Don’t miss our last 5K Trail Walk/Run of 2021 on Oct. 9!

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The course begins and ends at our newest trailhead and park, Long’s Pine Grove, along the High Line Canal

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Posted on: September 7, 2021

Get back in the saddle for the 2021 Bike to Work Day on Sept. 22

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Arapahoe County Open Spaces is pumped up and ready to hand out breakfast burritos from Little Anita’s, bike bells you’ll actually want to use, coffee, snacks, and copies of the 2021 Explore Arapahoe Bike and Trails Ma...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 8, 2021

Arapahoe County officials discuss road maintenance with Box Elder community

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Follow-up to the Box Elder Creek Community Meeting

In July, Arapahoe County Public Works and Development staff hosted an online public meeting for residents of the Box Elder Creek subdivision in unincorporated Arapahoe County. The meeting was designed to s...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 8, 2021

American Public Works Association recognizes Arapahoe County with two awards

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Arapahoe County Public Works and Development (PWD) recently received two awards from the American Public Works Association (APWA) Colorado Chapter.

APWA is the not-for-profit national public works organization that supports publi...

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

Read the Sept. 3 edition of The County Line

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County Board considering next steps with Tri-County Health; Rental assistance available to those affected by COVID; Be a shopper for a local senior; Honey Bees and our Ecosystem at 17 Mile House; Find your next career; And more...

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Arapahoe County Board considering next steps with Tri-County Health

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On Monday, Aug. 30, the Tri-County Health Department Board of Health (BOH) issued a new public health order (PHO) about mandatory masking in schools that rescinded Arapahoe County’s ability to opt out. 

The Arapahoe County Board ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 2, 2021

Arapahoe County offering rental assistance to those affected by COVID

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With the recent news that only about 11% of federally approved COVID-19 rental assistance has been distributed to those who need it most—a number that’s even lower in Colorado—it’...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 2, 2021

Labor Day building closure

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In observance of the Labor Day holiday, County administrative buildings will be closed on Monday, Sept. 6.

Please have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend.

Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 1, 2021

Treat Street at the Arapahoe County Scaregrounds

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On Saturday, Oct. 23, come out for a safe day of trick-or-treating and spooktacular family fun. Music, activities, costume contests and more! Wear a costume and get in FREE.

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Posted on: August 30, 2021

Tri-County Board of Health rescinds the County’s ability to opt out of any public health order

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On Monday night, the Tri-County Health Department Board of Health rescinded the County’s ability to opt out of any public health order. Based on this action, the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners (Board) no longer has statutory authority to...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 30, 2021

Honeybees and our Ecosystem at 17 Mile House Farm Park

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Drop by and learn why honeybees and pollination are important for our food supply, from the farm’s apiarists Joe and Debbie Komperda. Featuring fun, hands-on learning activities for youth.

This is a FREE event, but registration is required.Learn more and r...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 27, 2021

Read the Aug. 27 edition of The County Line

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Census update, Arapahoe CARES helped save area small businesses during the pandemic, County Board study session on school mask order, High Line Canal Conservancy second annual Walk for the Canal

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

2020 Census Update

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This month, the U.S. Census Bureau released data from the 2020 Census. This is the decennial process by which things such as federal funding and Congressional representation are determined.  

It won’t surprise anyone to learn that Colorado grew ra...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 23, 2021

Attend our COVID-19 update telephone town hall on Aug. 26

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Join us on Thursday, Aug. 26 from 6-7 p.m. for a telephone town hall to get the latest updates on the current state of the pandemic in Arapahoe County from the Tri-County Health Department.  

At the time of the event, listen in and ask questions b...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Read the Aug. 20 edition of The County Line

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Public Health Order requiring facial coverings for schools and child care settings; COVID-19 update telephone town hall; Learn about I-70 corridor improvement plans; Herb harvesting at 17 Mile House open house; and more...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

Public Health Order requiring facial coverings for schools and child care settings

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On Aug. 18, 2021, the Tri-County Health Department issued a public health order that requires all children from 2-12 years of age to wear a face covering while in any indoor school setting in Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas Counties. Additio...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 17, 2021

Herb harvest open house at 17 Mile House Farm Park

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Drop by and learn the basics of growing, harvesting and preserving herbs, including lavender, basil and rosemary. Get recipes and discover how to make herbed vinaigrette and prepare lavender for baking. Featuring fun, hands-on learning activities for yout...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 13, 2021

Read the Aug. 13 edition of The County Line

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Board approves resolution to extend open space sales and use tax; Rental assistance; Virtual town hall Aug. 25 on I-70 improvements; Graduating senior makes generous donation

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

Resolution to extend Open Space Sales and Use Tax

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Arapahoe County Board unanimously approves resolution to extend open space sales and use tax  Voters will decide in November whether to continue countywide investment 

On Tuesday, Aug. 10, the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners (Board...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 10, 2021

Improvements Recommended at I-70/Airpark and I-70/Watkins Interchanges

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Improvements Recommended at I-70/Airpark and I-70/Watkins Interchanges 

The area in Arapahoe and Adams counties surrounding the interchanges at I-70/Airpark and I-70/Watkins Road is planned for substantial new development.  Arapahoe Count...

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Posted on: August 9, 2021

Rental assistance available through Arapahoe County

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Short-term help to keep you and your family in your home

During the coronavirus pandemic, millions of renters have struggled to make their monthly payments. If paying rent has become a challenge for you or someone you know, you may be eligible for short-t...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Read the Aug. 6 edition of The County Line

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Commissioners lead Open Spaces reauthorization discussions; Advisory Council applicants wanted; Aid grant deadline approaching; Sheriff/Coroner open house & pancake breakfast; Comment on the Transportation Master Plan; Sign up for the next 5K fun run

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

ACOEM Statement on Emergency Alert Sent August 4, 2021

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CENTENNIAL – On the afternoon of August 4th, 2021, the City of Englewood notified the Arapahoe County Office of Emergency Management (ACOEM) of two positive E. coli tests at one location had occurred. State regulations require that a boil water order is p...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 5, 2021

County commissioners lead Open Spaces reauthorization discussions with residents, stakeholders

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Over the past few weeks, the Arapahoe County commissioners have been visiting with their respective districts about the Open Space Sales and Use Tax, a one-quarter of one cent tax that has been responsible for funding the County...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 4, 2021

County Public Works & Development building temporarily closed

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Due to a building heating and cooling issue, Arapahoe County Public Works and Development’s Lima Plaza office (6924 S. Lima St., Centennial) will be closed to the public Aug. 4- 6, 2021. Many services can be accessed online. The office will reop...

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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 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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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 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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Arapahoe County News
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

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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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

No Burn Ban UPDATED 7.7.20

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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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.

Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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.

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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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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.

Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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News Flash

Posted on: September 14, 2021

There’s no such thing as an “off year” election

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From state and local ballot measures to city council and school board races across Arapahoe County, the 2021 Coordinated Election this November will decide issues and candidates that will shape your community’s future. 

Below are important reminde...

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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: September 2, 2021

Arapahoe County offering rental assistance to those affected by COVID

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With the recent news that only about 11% of federally approved COVID-19 rental assistance has been distributed to those who need it most—a number that’s even lower in Colorado—it’s a good time to remind everyone that Ar...

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News Flash

Posted on: October 5, 2021

4-H holiday evergreen sale; Order by Oct. 29!

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Holiday wreaths, garlands, and greens for sale! Proceeds support Arapahoe County 4-H youth activities, academic scholarships, training, and more...

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Posted on: October 4, 2021

Tickets on sale now for Board & Barrel!

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Arapahoe County presents a unique wintertime event featuring a snowboard rail jam, premium barrel-aged libations, s’mores, and great vendors and vibes.

Who: Arapahoe County Fairgrounds What:&am...

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

Explore Arapahoe County with our updated Bike and Trail map

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This map highlights our vast network of bike and walking trails which are yours to enjoy!

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

Treat Street at the Arapahoe County Scaregrounds

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On Saturday, Oct. 23, come out for a safe day of trick-or-treating and spooktacular family fun. Music, activities, costume contests and more! Wear a costume and get in FREE.

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

County commissioners lead Open Spaces reauthorization discussions with residents, stakeholders

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Over the past few weeks, the Arapahoe County commissioners have been visiting with their respective districts about the Open Space Sales and Use Tax, a one-quarter of one cent tax that has been responsible for funding the County...

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Posted on: October 4, 2021

Tickets on sale now for Board & Barrel!

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Arapahoe County presents a unique wintertime event featuring a snowboard rail jam, premium barrel-aged libations, s’mores, and great vendors and vibes.

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Arapahoe County awards Open Space funds at annual Shareback & Grant Awards Ceremony

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$16.6 million distributed to agency partners and $4.45?million in grants awarded ??

Arapahoe County Commissioners today celebrated the distribution of more than $21 million to cities, towns and partner agencies ...

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

Explore Arapahoe County with our updated Bike and Trail map

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This map highlights our vast network of bike and walking trails which are yours to enjoy!

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

Don’t miss our last 5K Trail Walk/Run of 2021 on Oct. 9!

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The course begins and ends at our newest trailhead and park, Long’s Pine Grove, along the High Line Canal

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Posted on: September 7, 2021

Get back in the saddle for the 2021 Bike to Work Day on Sept. 22

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Arapahoe County Open Spaces is pumped up and ready to hand out breakfast burritos from Little Anita’s, bike bells you’ll actually want to use, coffee, snacks, and copies of the 2021 Explore Arapahoe Bike and Trails Ma...

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

Treat Street at the Arapahoe County Scaregrounds

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On Saturday, Oct. 23, come out for a safe day of trick-or-treating and spooktacular family fun. Music, activities, costume contests and more! Wear a costume and get in FREE.

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Posted on: August 30, 2021

Honeybees and our Ecosystem at 17 Mile House Farm Park

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Drop by and learn why honeybees and pollination are important for our food supply, from the farm’s apiarists Joe and Debbie Komperda. Featuring fun, hands-on learning activities for youth.

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

Herb harvest open house at 17 Mile House Farm Park

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Drop by and learn the basics of growing, harvesting and preserving herbs, including lavender, basil and rosemary. Get recipes and discover how to make herbed vinaigrette and prepare lavender for baking. Featuring fun, hands-on learning activities for yout...

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

County commissioners lead Open Spaces reauthorization discussions with residents, stakeholders

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Over the past few weeks, the Arapahoe County commissioners have been visiting with their respective districts about the Open Space Sales and Use Tax, a one-quarter of one cent tax that has been responsible for funding the County...

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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: August 10, 2021

Arapahoe Sheriff & Coroner invites public to Open House and Free Pancake Breakfast

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ARAPAHOE COUNTY – Looking for a fun and free family-friendly event this weekend? Take a peek inside the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office and Coroner's Facility, climb into a SWAT vehicle and try on SWAT gear, watch a p...

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

ACOEM Statement on Emergency Alert Sent August 4, 2021

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CENTENNIAL – On the afternoon of August 4th, 2021, the City of Englewood notified the Arapahoe County Office of Emergency Management (ACOEM) of two positive E. coli tests at one location had occurred. State regulations require that a boil water order is p...

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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.

The sheriff’s office is the first law e...

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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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Click photo to read the January edition of The Detail Newsletter or click HERE.

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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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Click photo to read the December edition of The Detail Newsletter or click HERE.

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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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Click photo to read the October edition of The Detail Newsletter or click HERE.

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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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Click photo to read the July edition of The Detail Newsletter or click HERE.

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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.

The sheriff’s office is the first law enforcement agency in the United States t...

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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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