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Posted on: April 10, 2020

The Ticker: Updated News and COVID Information

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Arapahoe County observes National Child Abuse Prevention Month

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 9, 2020

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

County buildings closed to public

Essential county services will continue during closure

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 6, 2020

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

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 3, 2020

The County Line: Special Weekly Edition—April 3

County Line Special Edition

In this Special Edition of The County Line:

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

Human Services Fulfilling its Mission During Health Crisis

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Resources and assistance available during COVID-19

Resources and Assistance during COVID-19

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 28, 2020

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

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 27, 2020

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

The County Line: Special Weekly Edition—March 26

County Line Special Edition

In this Special Weekly Edition of The County Line:

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

Stay-at-Home Activities

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

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

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

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

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 25, 2020

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

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 24, 2020

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Take the pledge to complete the 2020 Census!

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

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

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

Arapahoe County Treasurer Grants 30-day Waiver of Delinquent Interest

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Cash relief activated for Arapahoe County families in need

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 19, 2020

The County Line: Special Edition

County Line Special Edition

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

Also:

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

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

Town hall March 24

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 18, 2020

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

COVID-19 Town Hall March 19

Telephone Town Hall Rescheduled 

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

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

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

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

Littleton, CO—March 16, 2020&am...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 15, 2020

County service updates and resource center

Service updates and resources

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Arapahoe County issues emergency declaration to manage COVID-19 response

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

To date, Arapahoe County has six presu...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Skip the lines and drive time by accessing Colorado PEAK online

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 9, 2020

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

COVID-19 Town Hall

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Census 101: Is My 2020 Census Data Safe?

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 11, 2020

The County Line: March 2020

The County Line

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 10, 2020

Learn what to expect for the Census 2020 count!

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 27, 2020

November proposal for public comment on VSPCs

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 5, 2020

Coronavirus: Just the facts

Coronavirus

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

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

The Role of County Commissioners - by Jeff Baker

Commissioner Jeff Baker

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

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

AC Commissioners attend annual NACo conference in DC

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 9, 2020

Commissioners discuss fiscal, policy agendas for 2020

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 9, 2020

What to know about the senior tax exemption

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 8, 2020

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Governor Polis appoints Commissioner Holen to Air Quality Board

County Commissioner Bill Holen

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 9, 2020

Arapahoe County Coronavirus Update

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 5, 2020

Census 101: How Do I Take the 2020 Census?

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 4, 2020

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

County Clerk and Recorder, Joan Lopez

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

“We were pleased...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Election results for Arapahoe County

Election Results

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 2, 2020

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

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 28, 2020

Monday brings change to two MVexpress kiosk locations

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 27, 2020

Meet Marilyn, the embodiment of the ballot process

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 26, 2020

Census 101: They also Count

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 26, 2020

Youth Scholarship Awards Nominations: Deadline Extended

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 24, 2020

Voter Service and Polling Centers are now open

Voter Service and Polling Centers

Voter Service and Polling Centers are now open for the March 3 Presidential Primary Election. Arapahoe County citizens may visit to:

  • Drop-off a voted mail-in ballot
  • Register to vote in-person
  • Update voter registration
  • Replace a damaged mail ballot
  • Request a ba...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 20, 2020

Census 101: How Does the 2020 Census Affect Representation?

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 19, 2020

Come see how your voted ballots are processed

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You voted. Now what happens to your ballot?

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 19, 2020

Help the Road and Bridge crews battle ice buildup

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

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

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

Ballot drop box

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 13, 2020

Building closures for Presidents Day

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

Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 13, 2020

Census 101: How will 2020 Census Data be Used?

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 10, 2020

Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder unveils new tools and expanded services

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 10, 2020

Watch for your ballots this week

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It’s vote time! 

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 8, 2020

Census 101: What is the Census?

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 4, 2020

CANCELED: Love is in the air at 17 Mile House Farm Park

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CANCELED: Due to adverse snow conditions, Saturday’s Open House is canceled.

This Saturday, see what Valentine’s Day looked like in the 1800s with vintage valentines, refreshments and family-friendly crafts, including a make-your-own va...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 6, 2020

The County Line: February 2020

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 5, 2020

A Conversation with Commissioner Nancy N. Sharpe

Commissioner Nancy N. Sharpe

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 5, 2020

Commissioner Kathleen Conti: The real costs of unfunded mandates

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 4, 2020

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

Hands up for volunteering

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 4, 2020

State lawmakers’ proposal would divide the 18th Judicial District

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 4, 2020

Open Spaces to update its master plan in 2020

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 4, 2020

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

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 30, 2020

We're updating our disaster plan

OEM Survey Spotlight

Blizzards, tornadoes, dam failures. 

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 30, 2020

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 30, 2020

Unaffiliated voters may select a party preference by Feb. 3

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Attention unaffiliated voters!

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 28, 2020

Notice of Voting System Test

Election Information

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

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

Arapahoe Count...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 27, 2020

A Conversation with Commissioner Nancy Jackson

Commissioner Nancy Jackson

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 24, 2020

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

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 23, 2020

A Conversation with Commissioner Jeff Baker

Commissioner Jeff Baker

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 30, 2020

We're updating our disaster plan

OEM Survey Spotlight

Blizzards, tornadoes, dam failures. 

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 22, 2020

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

Senior Check In

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

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Youth Awards Nominations Now Open

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Arapahoe County to Hold Public Forums on Oil and Gas Development

Oil and Gas

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 14, 2020

Welcome to The County Line

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 8, 2020

Colorado’s “Red Flag” Law

Red flag

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 8, 2020

Commissioners Send Concerns about Denver Metroplex Plan to FAA

Metroplex

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 8, 2020

Arapahoe County to Oversee Three Elections in 2020

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 8, 2020

Arapahoe County Begins Preparations for 2020 Census

People participating in census conversations

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: December 30, 2019

Byers, CO branch office hours change on Jan. 6

Byers office hours

Beginning Jan. 6 the Byers branch of the Clerk and Recorder's office will be changing hours to provide greater availability to customers during their lunch hour.

The new hours will be:

  • Monday - Friday
  • 7-10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Services Provided at the B...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 29, 2019

Colorado Digital ID available starting December 1

Digital ID on smartphone

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

The app’s newest feature gives residen...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 22, 2019

"Forever family" adoptions bring tears, hugs and stability

adoption ceremony at the Judicial Center

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 24, 2019

Extended repair work at county admin building to begin

Construction at county admin building

Extended repairs to the fire line at the county administrative building (5334 S Prince St, Littleton) are needed and will begin on Monday, Nov. 25. The work is estimated to take about a month.

Although the work is taking place near the public entrance, the...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 22, 2019

Join us for holiday celebrations at 17 Mile House

17 Mile Holiday Celebrations

Open house at 17 Mile House farm park

Saturday, December 79 a.m.–12 p.m.8181 S. Parker Road Centennial, CO 80016

Travelers often bring their holiday traditions with them on the road, and those on the Smoky Hill Trail were no exception. G...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 14, 2019

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

Jaws of life used to repair culvert

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 12, 2019

17 Mile House barn preservation project completed

17 Mile House Barn

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 12, 2019

Town Hall with Commissioner Jeff Baker

Town Hall Jeff Baker November 14

You have questions, and we have answers! This month, Commissioner Jeff Baker welcomes Arapahoe County Assessor PK Kaiser and Clerk and Recorder Joan Lopez for a Town Hall Meeting in Bennett.

Thursday, Nov. 146:30-8 PMEastern Service Center4405 S. CR 129Ben...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 5, 2019

Arapahoe County statement regarding Ballot Measure 1A

Arapahoe County red logo

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 24, 2019

Commissioner Nancy Sharpe participates in national joint task force

Nancy N. Sharpe

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Commissioners lend their voices to anti-opioid efforts

Bill Holen

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 7, 2019

Citizen-led county taskforce recommends replacing detention center

taskforce recommends replacing jail

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 28, 2020

Property tax statements have arrived

Front of county administrative building

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

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

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