News Flash

Posted on: December 7, 2022

Arapahoe County promotes sustainable, affordable housing

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Arapahoe County will now be more competitive in securing state affordable housing grants, following an update to its Land Development Code (LDC), approved by the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) in November.  

The LDC updates include promoting...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: December 2, 2022

Read the Dec. 2 edition of The County Line

The County Line Fall 2022

Canvass Board certifies Arapahoe County Election results;
New exhibition at the History Colorado Center; Water resources; Public Health on social media; Visit the Village and more!

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Posted on: November 29, 2022

New exhibition at the Colorado History Center

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A new exhibition—The Sand Creek Massacre: The Betrayal that Changed Cheyenne and Arapaho People Forever—opened at the History Colorado Center last week as part of National Native American Heritage Month. The exhibition recounts the dea...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 28, 2022

New community housing development will serve unhoused clients in the justice system

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A new 80-100 bed permanent housing project that will serve unhoused clients of justice rehabilitation programs in Arapahoe County is now in the works thanks to an agreement with Brothers Redevelopment and an infusion of $3 million in American Rescue Plan ...

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Posted on: November 28, 2022

How much growth is possible with a limited water supply?

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A yearlong water study will help answer a question that developers and elected officials in Arapahoe County want to know: how much growth is possible with a limited water supply?

The study will look at water resources across the entire County, both unincor...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Colorado Master Gardeners grow impact and reach in 2022

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Each year, Arapahoe County CSU Extension trains 15-20 residents to become certified Colorado Master Gardeners through a competitive selection process. Congratulations to our 2022 cohorts for making a positive impact on our community. Rec...

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Open Spaces News
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Read the Nov. 18 edition of The County Line

The County Line Fall 2022

Funding secured to study transportation needs; Post-election audit scheduled for Monday; Make the holidays special for those in need; Compete in our gingerbread house contest; and more!

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Posted on: November 21, 2022

County building closures for Thanksgiving

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In observance of Thanksgiving, Arapahoe County administrative buildings will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25.

Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 16, 2022

Help guide the County’s future on our Citizen Boards and Committees

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When you serve as a volunteer on one of our many citizen advisory bodies, you’ll provide input into the County’s decision-making process in a wide variety of areas while the County benefits from your knowledge, experience and expertise.

Applications are ac...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 16, 2022

Post-election audit scheduled for Monday

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Votes for the 2022 General Election are tallied and an important test to confirm accuracy of the results, known as a risk-limiting audit, will take place Monday, Nov. 21 at 9 a.m.

Bipartisan teams of election judges and party representati...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 15, 2022

Invoices to regulated businesses coming in January

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Licensing invoices from Arapahoe County Public Health will be mailed in early 2023

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Posted on: November 15, 2022

Summer paving program laid down a record 44,624 tons of asphalt

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Arapahoe County used a record amount of asphalt for the 2022 summer paving program — over 44,000 tons to be exact. That’s the equivalent weight of four Eiffel Towers on unincorporated County roads. Ooh la la. 

The mild fall wea...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 11, 2022

Read the Nov. 11 edition of The County Line

The County Line Fall 2022

Ballots continue to be tabulated after smooth Election Day; Help those displaced by the Club Valencia Fire; Public Works prepped for 'plow season'; Saving energy and money this winter; Call for volunteers; and more!

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Posted on: November 14, 2022

Funding secured to study transit and micro-mobility transportation needs

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Arapahoe County has secured funding from the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) to study transit and micro-mobility transportation needs within the urban corridor and to make improvements to the High Line Canal Trail crossing at Arapahoe Road ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 10, 2022

Public Works prepped for 'plow season'

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Annual snow management plan announced

It’s a mixed winter forecast for the Public Works and Development team as they prepare the County’s annual snow management plan. On one hand, we’re expecting a mild and dry winter. On the ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 10, 2022

Ballots continue to be tabulated after smooth Election Day

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Ballot boxes are locked and vote centers are closed after another successful Arapahoe County election. Mail and in-person ballots were still being tabulated at the Arapahoe County Elections Facility as of Thursday, Nov. 10. 

Unofficial el...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 9, 2022

Know Arapahoe

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Families across Colorado and the nation are facing rising inflation and an uncertain economy. That means paying close attention to expenses and making the most of every dollar. County government is no different.

In Arapahoe County, we are doing more with l...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 8, 2022

Election night updates—know where to go

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To get regular updates on preliminary, unofficial election results, visit arapahoevotes.gov or follow twitter.com/arapahoeclerk after the polls close at 7 p.m. The Elections Division will post results approx. every 90 minutes through 11:30 tonight.&nb...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 8, 2022

County administrative buildings closed for Veterans Day

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

Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 8, 2022

Saving energy and money this winter

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With colder weather now upon us, we encourage residents to plan ahead for heating season and take steps now to save energy and money this winter.

Although energy costs have increased nationwide due to higher wholesale natural gas prices, there are still ac...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 4, 2022

Help fire victims

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Donate to help those displaced by the Club Valencia Fire

When a fire broke out at the Club Valencia condominiums, Arapahoe County rushed to provide emergency services to the more than 85 households displaced by the fire. Several departments are working tog...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 4, 2022

Read the Nov. 4 edition of The County Line

The County Line Fall 2022

Learn how 'ballot curing' helps ensure votes will be counted; Attend our Public Health virtual town hall on Nov. 10; New childhood center breaks ground; Join Operation Green Light for Veterans; Visit the Village family fun day; and more!

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Posted on: November 4, 2022

County document drop boxes will be temporarily unavailable

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Document drop boxes for the Assessor’s Office, Treasurer’s Office, Motor Vehicle and Recording Divisions will be temporarily unavailable from 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9.??We apologize for the inconvenience.?...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 1, 2022

Arapahoe County launches ‘Operation Green Light’ in support of local Veterans

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In advance of the upcoming Veterans Day holiday, Arapahoe County will illuminate buildings green Nov. 7-13 as part of Operation Green Light, a new national collaborative initiative of the National Association of Counties (NACo) to support militar...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 1, 2022

November is National Adoption Month

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Arapahoe County celebrates forever families on November 4

The Human Services department would like to share its enthusiasm and excitement regarding the observance of National Adoption Month this November. This is an important time of year when our staff ce...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 31, 2022

New early childhood center helps end cycle of poverty and housing instability

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Center will serve families in Aurora A new $2 million early childhood education center in Aurora will help end the cycle of poverty and housing instability for families enrolled in a unique residential program and will help shore up a childcare d...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 31, 2022

Learn how 'ballot curing' helps ensure votes will be counted

A bin of mail-in ballots with a sign that reads "signature verification"

We know voters have to sign their ballot envelope for their vote to be counted, but what happens if they forget? Or if election officials can’t verify that the signature is authentic? 

This latest video from the Arapahoe County Elections ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 28, 2022

Read the Oct. 28 edition of The County Line

The County Line Fall 2022

Arapahoe County puts a price tag on 2023: $498 million; Voting centers opening for General Election; Public Health telephone town hall set for Nov. 10; Fall street sweeping begins; and more!

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Posted on: October 27, 2022

Arapahoe County shines a bright light on small community solar gardens

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Arapahoe County on Oct. 25 adopted new regulations for small solar systems — also known as community solar gardens — within the County’s Land Development Code. The new rules bring the County into alignment with state regulati...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 26, 2022

Fall street sweeping begins in Arapahoe County

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It's street sweeping time in Arapahoe County! Beginning Oct. 31, crews will begin in the eastern and unincorporated parts of the County and move west. 

Citizens can help in this effort by making sure curbs and gutters are cleared of debri...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 26, 2022

Get the latest info on the formation of the County's Public Health department

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Join us for a virtual town hall and get the latest updates on the formation of Arapahoe County's Public Health department, which is set to replace Tri-County Health Department on Jan. 1, 2023. Learn about services being offered and clinic locatio...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 26, 2022

Popularity of rain barrel workshops prove residents eager to conserve water

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For two hours, citizens, who were lucky enough to snag a spot for one of the rain barrel workshops co-sponsored by Arapahoe County, became familiar with emitters, diverters, downspouts and spigots.

The 25 citizens who attended the Oct. 21 workshop at the g...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 25, 2022

Arapahoe County puts a price tag on 2023: $498 million

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Recommended budget leverages limited funding to maintain services, build new health department and enhance public safety

Arapahoe County commissioners today premiered a $498 million Recommended 2023 Budget, which includes funding for a new public ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 25, 2022

Voting centers opening for General Election

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Many Arapahoe County voter service and polling stations (VSPCs) opened on Monday, Oct. 24. 

Deputy Director of Elections Peg Perl encouraged voters to return ballots or vote in person early to avoid potentially long waits as Elec...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 21, 2022

Fall tour of Open Spaces in eastern Arapahoe County

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It’s a magical time of year to get outside and enjoy Arapahoe County’s parks, trails and open spaces.

Recently, Open Spaces staff and members of the Open Space and Trails Advisory Board had the opportunity to experience firsthand the di...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 21, 2022

Read the Oct. 21 edition of The County Line

The County Line Fall 2022

Help us feed our community this Thanksgiving; Keeping the County safe from cyberattacks; Get your annual flu vaccine; Seeking vendors for our holiday marketplace; and more!

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Posted on: October 19, 2022

More than you expect

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If you asked the average person what county government provides, you may get some pat answers like collecting property taxes or issuing license plates. And while those are two of the most common interactions we provide, there’s a whole lot more ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 12, 2022

The ballots are coming! The ballots are coming!

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Check your mailbox—General Election ballots begin mailing to all active registered voters on Monday, Oct. 17. Be sure to check and/or update your voter registration information at ArapahoeVotes.gov if you’ve moved or ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 9, 2022

Human Services Thanksgiving Food Drive to meet record number of clients in need this holiday

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More than 400 vulnerable children, their families and individuals served in Human Services will be on a list to receive a Thanksgiving meal this year, thanks to the generous donations by Human Services staff, partnering County departments/offices...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 14, 2022

Read the Oct. 14 edition of The County Line

The County Line Fall 2022

The ballots are coming!; Thanksgiving Food Drive in progress; Treat Street is next week!; Take the Business Climate survey; and more!

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Posted on: October 12, 2022

Keeping the County safe from cyberattacks

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While October is National Cybersecurity Month, keeping your personal information secure is something we focus on every day.

Here are a few of the ways we are proactive at preventing cyberattacks:

  • Employ a full-time cybersecurity manager, supported by a robu...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 7, 2022

Read the Oct. 7 edition of The County Line

The County Line Fall 2022

Regional program helps first-time moms through home nurse visits; Learn how to collect and conserve water at our rain barrel workshop; Arapahoe Road Improvements – Open House; Community garden coming to Cheyenne-Arapaho Park; and more!

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Posted on: October 6, 2022

Public Health hearing on regulations scheduled for Oct. 26

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On Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 3 p.m., the Arapahoe County Board of Health will take public comment on proposed regulations for body art facilities and onsite wastewater treatment (septic) systems. Public comment will also be open for proposed fees to be charge...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 6, 2022

Regional program gives first-time moms a boost through home nurse visits

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An essential public health program that connects nurses with first-time moms will be available to Arapahoe County residents in January 2023 when the County opens its new public health department. The Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program provides a holis...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 4, 2022

Learn how to collect and conserve water at our rain barrel workshop

Two blue rain barrels sitting side by side

With water becoming an even more scarce commodity in Colorado, Arapahoe County is hosting two workshops this month for citizens interested in capturing rainwater in a barrel. 

The County, in cooperation with numerous partners, is hosting rain barr...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 4, 2022

Arapahoe Road Improvements – Open House

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Join a neighborhood discussion hosted by Arapahoe County Public Works and Development to discuss a project to address operational and safety improvements on Arapahoe Road between South Lewiston Way and South Buckley Road. You are invited to an Open House ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 30, 2022

Read the Sept. 30 edition of The County Line

The County Line Fall 2022

Wear purple on Oct. 20 to support domestic violence awareness; Proposed changes to medical/retail marijuana regulations; Dry Creek/ I-25 intersection project has begun; Annual Shred-a-thon is Oct. 8; and more!

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Posted on: September 29, 2022

New community garden is coming to Cheyenne-Arapaho Park

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A Community garden is coming to Cheyenne-Arapaho park in Spring 2023! The new garden will have 22 plots, including four wheelchair-accessible plots, for residents to grow their own vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers. Community gardens are a wonderful ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 28, 2022

Arapahoe County seeks contract Chief Medical Officer

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Arapahoe County Public Health is seeking a group of physicians or an individual to provide contract chief medical officer services. 

The chief medical officer will provide:

  • Consultation, technical assistance, and medical advice in the development o...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 28, 2022

Arapahoe Day building closures

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In observance of Arapahoe Day, County administrative buildings will be closed on Monday, Oct. 3. (Arapahoe County recognizes Arapahoe Day, the date of which corresponds to the State's observance of Mother Cabrini Day.)

Northern Arapaho el...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 27, 2022

First Byers clean up day proves huge success and desire for more

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Arapahoe County Public Works and Development recently held its first cleanup day in Byers, and citizens turned out to get rid of unwanted items, scrap metal and tree debris.

The response was so overwhelming that the County’s Zoning division is looking into...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 28, 2022

Wear purple on October 20 to support domestic violence awareness

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time every year when people and organizations unite to raise awareness of domestic violence issues, advocate for change, celebrate survivors, and mourn those who have tragically lost their lives to domestic ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 27, 2022

County seeks public input on proposed changes to retail marijuana regulations

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Arapahoe County is proposing changes to medical and retail marijuana regulations that will allow current businesses to move to another location within unincorporated Arapahoe County.

The proposed changes to the County’s Land Development Code do not increas...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 27, 2022

Dry Creek/I-25 intersection improvement project has begun

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The Colorado Department of Transportation, in collaboration with Arapahoe County and the City of Centennial, has started initial work on a project that will make improvements to the intersection of Dry Creek Road and I-25 and expand the number of lanes to...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Read the Sept. 23 edition of The County Line

The County Line Summer 2022

Take a tour of our Election Facility; Proposed code changes would help secure affordable housing in County; Applicants sought for Citizen Redistricting Advisory Committee; and more!

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Arapahoe County seeks applicants for Citizen Redistricting Advisory Committee

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As part of a required legislative process, Arapahoe County will re-draw boundaries for county commissioner districts in 2023. To assist with this process, the County is seeking interested residents to serve on a Citizen Redistricting Advisory Committee th...

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

17 Mile House Farm Park Dairy History

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Drop by 17 Mile House Farm Park and learn about the property’s dairy history (1880-1950). Visit the milking parlor in the barn, milk house, and butter churn display. Featured activity: make and taste your own butter!

Saturday, Oct. 8, 20229 a.m.–12 p.m.17 ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 15, 2022

Learn how elections work

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Take a tour of our election facility; Dates available through Oct. 10

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

Read the Sept. 16 edition of The County Line

The County Line Summer 2022

County officials visit Northern Arapaho Tribe in Wyoming; County awards $24 million in open space funds to local governments; Are you registered to vote? Make sure or miss out; and more!

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Posted on: September 18, 2022

Proposed code changes would help secure affordable housing in Arapahoe County

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Arapahoe County is seeking public comment on proposed changes to the Land Development Code that would help the County be more competitive in securing state grants that promote affordable housing. 

The proposed changes include promoting sustainable...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 14, 2022

County officials visit Northern Arapaho Tribe in Wyoming

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In late-August, a contingent of Arapahoe County commissioners and staff traveled to Wind River, WY to meet with the Northern Arapaho Business Council and their colleagues, touring the community and discussing how to advance the newly formalized relationsh...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Conversations with Commissioners: Opioid Town Hall

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Join the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners and members of the Region 9 Opioid Abatement Council as they discuss how the newly formed Council is addressing the opioid crisis in our area. Learn more about this crucial work and get your questions answer...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Are you registered to vote? Make sure or miss out!

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National Voter Registration Day is a nonpartisan civic holiday encouraging citizens to register to vote, or make sure they are properly registered. The holiday with the not-so-catchy acronym celebrates its 10th anniversary this year on Tuesday, Sept. 20.&...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 12, 2022

Help guide the County’s future on our Citizen Boards and Committees

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When you serve as a volunteer on one of our many citizen advisory bodies, you’ll provide input into the County’s decision-making process in a wide variety of areas while the County benefits from your knowledge, experience and expertise...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 9, 2022

Arapahoe County awards $24 million in open space funds to local governments

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Arapahoe County today awarded more than $24 million in open space funding to cities, towns and partner agencies, enhancing local parks, trails and open space offerings across the region. The annual open space awards ceremony recognizes how the County’s on...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 9, 2022

Commissioner Jackson named Local Community Behavioral Health Champion

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Arapahoe County Commissioner Nancy Jackson on Wednesday was named the 2022 Local Community Behavioral Health Champion by the Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council. The award recognizes her passion and dedication to making behavioral health care more acce...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 9, 2022

Read the Sept. 9 edition of The County Line

The County Line Summer 2022

Arapahoe County seeks applicants for Citizen Redistricting Advisory Committee; Opioid Town Hall; Workforce Development Month; 5K Trail Run and more!

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Workforce Development Month

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In recognition of the critical role workforce development services play in Colorado’s commitment to support a thriving environment for workers and employers throughout the state, Governor Jared Polis has proclaimed September Workforce Development Month. &...

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

Read the Sept. 2 edition of The County Line

The County Line Summer 2022

County pauses Emergency Rental Assistance program; Meet the Racial Equity Subcommittee and share your thoughts; Get help with internet/computer costs; Learn about heritage and native plants at 17 Mile House; And more...

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

County pauses Emergency Rental Assistance program

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Arapahoe County’s Emergency Rental Assistance program moratorium went into effect on Sept. 1 while the County works through a backlog of applications. Until further notice, we will only accept applications from people who are in the court proces...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 31, 2022

Labor Day building closure

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In observance of the Labor Day holiday, County administrative buildings will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5.

Please have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend.

Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 26, 2022

Read the Aug. 26 edition of The County Line

The County Line Summer 2022

Overdose awareness day is August 31; Learn about heritage and native plants at the 17 Mile House; Solar panel public meeting set for Sept. 6; We're hiring!; And more...

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

Heritage and Native Plants at the Farm

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Drop by 17 Mile House Farm Park to learn about gardening with Colorado native plants from CSU Extension Master Gardeners. Take a guided walk around the farm at 10 a.m. to identify plants such as sage and heritage roses used for potpourri and tea. Featured...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 17, 2022

Arapahoe County adds 24-hour ballot drop box at County Fairgrounds

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To better serve voters in developing areas of the County, the Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder’s office announced today it will install a 24-hour ballot drop box at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds.

The drop box is being moved to the new location from the...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 19, 2022

Read the Aug. 19 edition of The County Line

The County Line Summer 2022

DRCOG seeks input on plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; County adds 24-hour ballot drop box at Fairgrounds; Beans! A free online class of quick and tasty recipe tips; Now hiring election judges to staff voting centers; And more...

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

DRCOG seeks input on plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

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As the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, they’re inviting you to share your thoughts on transportation planning as far out as 2050.

DRCOG’s recently updated 2050 Metro Vision Regiona...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 16, 2022

Your country (and your county) need you!

Election-workers

Arapahoe County is hiring election judges to staff voting centers for the November elections. 

We offer:  

  • Paid training 
  • Fun working environment 
  • Various levels of commitment

Go to ArapahoeVotes.gov/election-judges for mor...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 12, 2022

Read the Aug. 12 edition of The County Line

The County Line Summer 2022

Hit the trails for the Arapahoe County 5K; Meet our new Arapahoe County CSU Extension director; Dine for the High Line; Apply for the Fall 2022 DRCOG Civic Academy; And more...

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Posted on: August 5, 2022

Meet our new Arapahoe County CSU Extension Director

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Arapahoe County Open Spaces is thrilled to announce the appointment of new CSU Extension Director Dina Baker, following a four-month extensive search. Dina began at the County Aug. 8.

Dina will head the Arapahoe County CSU Extension division, overseeing ni...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 8, 2022

The Arapahoe County 5K Trail Run is Sept. 15!

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A timed run along the Chery Creek Trail in Centennial. BBQ and live bluegrass at the finish line!

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Posted on: August 5, 2022

Read the Aug. 5 edition of The County Line

The County Line Summer 2022

County Fair welcomes big crowds; Arapahoe County kicks off regional approach to addressing opioid crisis; New Public Health department approved for WIC services; County seeking public input on solar gardens; And more...

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Posted on: August 4, 2022

Arapahoe County kicks off regional approach to addressing opioid crisis

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Arapahoe County and its municipalities launched a new, coordinated approach to address the opioid crisis, leveraging long-term funding for prevention, treatment and harm reduction efforts within the community. 

This collaborative effort stems from...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Arapahoe County Fair welcomes big crowds

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Yeeehaaww! Last weekend we hosted more than 28,000 visitors at the 2022 Arapahoe County Fair, marking the second-largest attendance on record for the 116-year tradition. County staff put their best feet (read: boots) forward and produced an event that cel...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Arapahoe County Public Health approved for WIC services

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Arapahoe County Public Health will be authorized to provide the Colorado Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants & Children (WIC), beginning in Jan. 2023. This authorization ensures a seamless transition for mothers and children who ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Arapahoe County seeking public input on solar gardens

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Arapahoe County is proposing to amend regulations for small solar systems—also known as community solar gardens—within the County’s Land Development Code. 

The proposed administrative solar rules will bring the County...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Wanted: volunteers for user experience research

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In an effort to build a more resident-friendly experience, Arapahoe County is seeking volunteers to provide input on its services.  

Interested County residents who are at least 18 years old should complete an online form to volunteer to be part o...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Clerk and Recorder’s Office: Aurora branch reopens

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After a nearly two-month closure, the Aurora branch of the Clerk and Recorder’s Office reopened to the public on Monday, Aug. 1.  

The closure was required after a plumbing issue caused sewage to back up into the building. The building h...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: July 29, 2022

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The County Line Summer 2022

Deadline approaching for 2023 Aid to Agencies applications; Wagons West—A Musical Tribute at 17 Mile House; Free Webinar—back to school meal planning; High Line Canal Trail detour at Parker/Mississippi; And more...

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Posted on: July 27, 2022

Wagons West—a Musical Tribute at the 17 Mile House Farm Park

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Drop by 17 Mile House Farm Park to enjoy the musical program Wagons West, featuring pastimes from the 1800s. Suzie and Gary make history come alive with their songs and stories of Colorado pioneers, Native Americans, gold miners, cowboys and more. The son...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: July 22, 2022

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The County Line Summer 2022

Arapahoe County Fair is next week!; Help guide the County’s future on our Citizen Committees; A/D Works! program helps small businesses with digital technologies; Zero fare for better air; Take the Public Health Services survey; And more...

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

High Line Canal trail underpass improvements underway

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The High Line Canal Trail near Parker Road and E. Mississippi Ave. will be closed while crews install the permanent pedestrian railing along the trail on the south side of Parker Road. The closure will begin at 7 a.m. August 15 and run through 7 p.m. Augu...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: July 21, 2022

Arapahoe County Fair is next week!

2022 Arapahoe County Fair

The biggest event of the year runs from July 28-31! Tickets still available!

The Arapahoe County Fair, which has been an annual celebration since 1906, is a beloved community tradition that showcases the County’s agricultural and Western heritage...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: July 20, 2022

Help guide the County’s future on our Citizen Boards and Committees

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When you serve as a volunteer on one of our many citizen advisory bodies, you’ll provide input into the County’s decision-making process in a wide variety of areas while the County benefits from your knowledge, experience, and expertis...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: July 15, 2022

Arapahoe/Douglas Works! program helps small businesses better utilize digital technologies

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The Arapahoe/Douglas Works! Workforce Center (ADW!) is working with area partners to offer a series of courses that helps small businesses leverage digital technologies to get back on track after the pandemic.

The disruption caused by the pandemic has been...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: July 15, 2022

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The County Line Summer 2022

Key staff to join Arapahoe County Public Health; County candidate lot draw announced; Road & Bridge in-person job fair on July 22; Feedback sought on transportation projects and our contractor licensing program; And more...

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Posted on: July 14, 2022

County candidate lot draw announced

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The Elections Division will hold the Candidate Lot Draw at 9 a.m. on July 26 to determine the order in which all County-level candidates will appear on General Election ballots.

The randomized process involves drawing a token representing each major politi...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: July 13, 2022

Give your feedback on new licensing proposals

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Arapahoe County is proposing changes to the contractor licensing program that would clarify license types, align licenses with the International Code certification guidelines. and change when a license expires.

The Building division within Public Works and...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: July 13, 2022

Arapahoe/Douglas Works! receives award for exceptional veteran service

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Arapahoe/Douglas Works! was presented with the prestigious Mark Sanders Award from the National Association of State Workforce Agencies at the 2022 Veterans Conference in Washington, D.C. 

The Mark Sanders Award is bestowed each year upon one indi...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: July 11, 2022

Public feedback sought on proposed metro-area transportation projects

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The Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) is seeking public feedback on 59 transportation projects throughout the Denver metropolitan area that are under consideration for the agency’s coveted 2022-2025 Transportation Improvement Progra...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: July 7, 2022

Arapahoe County seeks Road & Bridge employees at in-person job fair

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Arapahoe County is hosting an in-person job fair, focused on careers maintaining roads, bridges and other transportation assets, on Friday, July 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dove Valley Regional Park7900 S Potomac St., in Centennial. M...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: July 8, 2022

Key staff to join Arapahoe County Public Health

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Arapahoe County Public Health (ACPH) has filled six critical leadership positions in anticipation of being fully operational by Jan. 1, 2023:

  • Penny Grande as deputy director
  • Michele Askenazi as director of environmental health, communicable disease, emergen...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: July 8, 2022

Enter your best work in Public Competitions at the Arapahoe County Fair

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Enter your creations in four categories: Culinary Arts, Visual Arts, Fiber Arts, and Skilled Arts. Earn ribbons (and bragging rights!) from a panel of expert judges.

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Posted on: July 8, 2022

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The County Line Summer 2022

2023 Aid to Agencies grant applications now open; Road & Bridge holding in-person job fair; Watch Live—Election audit and certification; Fair Public Competitions—bring home the blue!; Two timber bridges being replaced in eastern County; And more...

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Posted on: July 7, 2022

Watch live: public election audit and certification

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During the week of July 11, the Clerk and Recorder’s Office will livestream two important post-election processes that ensure transparency and accuracy.

July 12: Risk-Limiting Audit

On July 12, the Elections Division will conduct the risk-limiting...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: July 5, 2022

CDOT to replace two timber bridges in eastern Arapahoe County starting in mid-July

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The Colorado Department of Transportation will replace two timber bridges in eastern Arapahoe County on U.S. 40 near Peoria Road and Deer Trail starting in mid-July. Full highway closures are necessary for bridge demolition and replacement as both concret...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: July 5, 2022

Arapahoe County now accepting 2023 Aid to Agencies applications

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Arapahoe County is accepting applications until August 5, 2022, for its Aid to Agencies grant program, which provides more than $500,000 in competitive grant funding to eligible nonprofit 501(C)(3) or 501(C) organizations each year.&...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: July 1, 2022

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The County Line Spring 2022

County unveils 2021 Annual Report at State of the County event; Arapahoe County signs agreement with Northern Arapaho Tribe; Public Health department Telephone Town Hall July 7; Public Health Board appoints director; And more...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

Arapahoe County unveils 2021 Annual Report at State of the County event

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Colorado’s third-largest county is emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic with a new public health department, a historic and long-awaited relationship with the Northern Arapaho Tribe, and a focus on economic development. County officials shared th...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 30, 2022

Arapahoe County Public Health Board appoints director

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Arapahoe County’s Foundational Board of Health today named Jennifer L. Ludwig the public health director. Ludwig will ensure that Arapahoe County Public Health (ACPH) is operational by Jan. 1, 2023.

Ludwig brings with her more than 25 years of pu...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 29, 2022

County administrative buildings closed on Monday, July 4

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 28, 2022

Arapahoe County signs agreement with Northern Arapaho Tribe

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On June 28, representatives from the Northern Arapaho Tribe in Wyoming and the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) signed a historic memorandum of agreement (MOA) formalizing the relationship between the Tribe and the County. The signing ceremon...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 24, 2022

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The County Line Spring 2022

Join us on July 7 for a Public Health department telephone town hall; Wastewater and wasting water; Get your tix for Jumanji on June 30; Explore your outdoors at 17 Mile House; And more...

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Posted on: June 23, 2022

New Public Health department telephone town hall

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Join us for a telephone town hall on the creation of Arapahoe County’s new public health department. Meet the new members of the Foundational Board of Health, learn what progress has been made so far, and get your questions answered.

Thursday, July 7 at 6:...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Wastewater and wasting water

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As summer kicks into gear, there are numerous ways to help local waterways stay clear of debris and pollutants produced by warm-weather activities such as fertilizing lawns and plants, lawn mowing, and walking your dog. 

As the much-needed monsoon...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 17, 2022

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The County Line Spring 2022

Arapahoe County appoints its Foundational Board of Health; Unaffiliated Voters—There can be only one! County to observe Juneteenth holiday—Voting centers remain open; Human Services honored for benefits work; And more...

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Arapahoe County appoints its Foundational Board of Health

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Five-member governing body will set up the new public health department by Jan. 1, 2023

On June 14, the new Arapahoe County Public Health Department reached a critical milestone, as the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners appointed five individuals to t...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Arapahoe County CSU Extension wins regional award for Urban Ranchers Camp

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Demonstrating excellence in animal science programming 

The Arapahoe County CSU Extension 4-H team in June received a Western Regional Award for Excellence in Animal Science Programming, for the Urban Ranchers Day Camp program. The team will be re...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Reminder to Unaffiliated Voters: There can be only one!

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The Clerk and Recorder’s Office is reminding unaffiliated voters to vote and return only one ballot for the June 28 Primary Election. By law, when a ballot return envelope contains both a Democratic and Republican voted ballot, neither one can b...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 14, 2022

County Board votes to observe Juneteenth as a County holiday

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During the June 14, 2022 Board of County Commissioners meeting, the Board voted to add Juneteenth as an official County holiday following similar legislation by the state. 

In observance of Juneteenth, Arapahoe County administrative buildings will...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Explore YOUR outdoors at the 17 Mile House Farm Park

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Drop by 17 Mile House Farm Park and experience outdoors at the farm with CSU Extension 4-H program specialists. They will introduce youth to urban wildlife, trees, and nature around the 17 Mile House. Featured activity: see and feel animal skins and skull...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 10, 2022

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The County Line Spring 2022

Check the mail for your ballot!; County administrative buildings closed on June 20— Voting to remain open; Support your High Line Canal; County Fair seeking vendors; New Public Health Services survey; And more...

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

Aurora Motor Vehicle office temporarily closed

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Arapahoe County’s DMV facility at City Center Market, 490 S. Chambers Road in Aurora, has been closed due to a sewage backup in the building caused by a construction issue near the facility. We’re working with the building’s ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 8, 2022

Human Services honored at CCI for providing timeliness of benefits during COVID-19

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At the recent Colorado Counties, Inc. (CCI) conference in Vail, the Arapahoe County Human Services department was honored by the Colorado Department of Human Services with a prestigious award that recognized its outstanding performance during the pandemic...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 7, 2022

Check the mail for your ballot!

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Ballots for the June 28 Primary Election began mailing to eligible voters on Monday, June 6. Voters who have not yet received theirs should check their voter registration information on www.arapahoevotes.gov to make sure their information is current.&...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 3, 2022

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The County Line Spring 2022

Funding for Arapahoe County Public Health; Attend the State of the County event; Volunteer for the Arapahoe County Fair; Bike to Work Day is June 22; Take the weekly health department survey; And more...

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

Funding Arapahoe County Public Health

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In just under six months, Arapahoe County will have its own public health department to serve our 650,000 residents. The department will offer many programs and services that are currently provided by Tri-County Health Department. As we transition from th...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 1, 2022

Bike to Work Day is June 22

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It’s a great day to hit the trails and try commuting to work by bike! Stop by our stations for breakfast burritos and local pastries, updated trail maps, cool swag, and more. Brought to you in partnership with the City of Centennial, Denver South, Giant o...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 27, 2022

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The County Line Spring 2022

Youth Awards celebrates 23 area high school seniors; Get the facts about election results; Public Works Play Date returns!; Board approves development plan for Potter's House Church property; Wool Spinning at 17 Mile House; And more...

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

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 30.

Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 25, 2022

Youth Awards celebrates 23 area high school seniors

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For the first time since 2019, Arapahoe County was able to host the annual Mayors and Commissioners Youth Awards in person, honoring 23 area high school seniors who have overcome a wide range of obstacles to achieve personal and academic...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 25, 2022

Board approves development plan for Potter's House Church property

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Development of the former Potter’s House Church property within the Four Square Mile Neighborhood has cleared its first hurdle, as the Board of County Commissioners have approved a general development plan.

Commissioners voted unanimously for the...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 24, 2022

Little kids, big trucks, family fun at annual Public Works Play Date

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Arapahoe County Public Works and Development (PWD) hosts its popular Public Works Play Date on Friday, June 10 in Centennial. The free community event for families features fun and educational activities related to the services provided by PWD divisions, ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 24, 2022

Get the facts about election results

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Rumors and disinformation about how elections workers count, report and certify election results abound. Take three minutes to get the truth from an expert source. 

The Clerk and Recorder’s Office just produced a short, informative video...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 20, 2022

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The County Line Spring 2022

Outdoor summer movie series kicks off June 23; Register to vote; Commissioner events focus on homelessness; Seeking commercial vendors for County Fair; Take the weekly health dept. survey; And more...

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Meet with Commissioner Nancy Jackson (District 4) in person on May 26

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Our Conversations with a Commissioner events return to in-person gatherings! Meet with Commissioner Nancy Jackson (District 4) and learn more about our latest efforts to address homelessness and provide feedback to the commissioner about all County busine...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 19, 2022

Arapahoe County’s outdoor summer movie series kicks off June 23

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Pictures on the Plains is back at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds in Aurora for a third year in a row! Tickets are $5 and include free popcorn, movie-themed activities for the entire family, and a movie under the stars. Featuring Jurassic Park (1...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Wool Spinning at the 17 Mile House Farm Park

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Drop by 17 Mile House Farm Park and discover how animal wool is spun into the sweaters we wear. Featured activity: try wool carding by hand and dye your own sheep’s wool! We will also offer small-group tours of the historic 17 Mile House and barn.

Saturday...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 13, 2022

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The County Line Spring 2022

Eviction Clinic Pilot Program launched; Conversations with Commissioners focuses on homelessness; Public feedback sought for Potter’s House Church property; Public Works Week—Ready and Resilient; And more...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Meet with Commissioner Nancy Sharpe (District 2) in person on May 19

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Our Conversations with a Commissioner events return to in-person gatherings! Meet with Commissioner Nancy Sharpe (District 2) and learn more about our latest efforts to address homelessness and provide feedback to the commissioner about all County busines...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Public Works—Ready and Resilient

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Earlier this year, Arapahoe County Public Works and Development (PWD) received accreditation from the American Public Works Association (APWA) for a second time—a feat that took a lot of hard work to achieve.

The accreditation process was a major...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Arapahoe County, Colorado Legal Services launch Eviction Clinic Pilot Program

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Arapahoe County residents who are facing potential eviction now have access to possible alternatives. The County is partnering with Colorado Legal Services (CLS), which provides civil legal services to low-income Coloradans, for an Eviction Clinic Pilot P...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Public feedback sought for Potter’s House Church property

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The Board of County Commissioners’ public hearing for the proposed rezoning of the Potter’s House Church property within the Four Square Mile Neighborhood will be held during its second meeting in May. 

The hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. May 2...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 6, 2022

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The County Line Spring 2022

Public Health services to protect medically underserved, community health; Elections reminds voters of new districts, precinct numbers; Property tax appeals window is open; and much more...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Arapahoe County Public Health services to protect medically underserved, community health

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As Arapahoe County moves through the complex process of setting up its single-county public health department, one of the primary questions County officials have received is which services will the new health department provide? Arapahoe County’s priority...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Meet with Commissioner Bill Holen (District 5) in person on May 12

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Our Conversations with a Commissioner events return to in-person gatherings! Meet with Commissioner Bill Holen (District 5) and learn more about our latest efforts to address homelessness and provide feedback to the commissioner about all County business....

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Meet with Commissioner Jeff Baker (District 3) in person on May 11

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Our Conversations with a Commissioner events return to in-person gatherings! Meet with Commissioner Jeff Baker (District 3) and learn more about our latest efforts to address homelessness and provide feedback to the commissioner about all County business....

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Arapahoe County Elections reminds voters of new districts, precinct numbers

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The Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder’s Office is advising voters that their precinct or district numbers may have changed as a result of the 2022 redistricting process and these changes may affect Congressional or State legislative contests that appear ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 2, 2022

The property tax appeals process is now open through June 1

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We offer multiple convenient ways to file appeals for residential and business property owners. For more information, email Valuationappealappointment@arapahoegov.com, call 303-795-4600, or visit www.arapahoegov.com/assessor.

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

Cheyenne-Arapaho Park expansion project to benefit community

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Construction will begin mid-May 2022 on a project to renovate and activate the west side of Cheyenne-Arapaho Park in the Four Square Mile area of unincorporated Arapahoe County. The 4.6-acre park located at 9200 E. Iowa Ave. approximately one-half mile no...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 28, 2022

Meet with Commissioner Carrie Warren-Gully (District 1) in person on May 5

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Our Conversations with a Commissioner events return to in-person gatherings! Meet with Commissioner Carrie Warren-Gully (District 1) and learn more about our latest efforts to address homelessness and provide feedback to the commissioner about all County ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Read the April 29 edition of The County Line

The County Line Spring 2022

County Board returns to in-person district events!; Street sweeping suspended in some areas; What do County Commissioners do?; Work begins on Parker Rd Overpass; Call for commercial vendors for annual fair; And more...

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

County 101: The Role of County Commissioners

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By now you’re aware that Arapahoe County is run by a board of commissioners, but you may still be wondering exactly what commissioners do. As part of our County 101 series, we’ve created this short video that outlines the many ways the Arapahoe County Boa...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 28, 2022

Arapahoe County Board returns to in-person district events!

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Q2 Conversations with a Commissioner focuses on combatting homelessness

Starting May 5, the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) will resume holding its Conversations with a Commissioner events in person. These one-hour town halls will provide upd...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Staffing shortages force suspension of street sweeping in unincorporated Arapahoe County

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Arapahoe County Public Works and Development is suspending its annual Spring Street Sweeping Program due to a staffing shortage affecting 30 percent of its workforce. The County’s Road and Bridge division is unable to simultaneously support stre...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 21, 2022

Stage 2 Open Burning Ban

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Due to the extremely dry conditions in unincorporated Arapahoe County, Centennial, Foxfield, and Deer Trail, Arapahoe County is in stage 2 open burn ban.

In stage 2 open burn ban:

No fireworks or any other outdoor fires including, but not limited to, campfi...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 22, 2022

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The County Line Spring 2022

5 Sustainability Tips to Celebrate Earth Day; Upcoming Conversations with Commissioners addresses homelessness; Last chance to apply for our foundational board of health; Jobseekers earn bigger paychecks with A/D Works!

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Work begins on Parker Road Overpass for High Plains Trail

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Arapahoe County Open Spaces, Public Works & Development, and Jalisco International, Inc. will start construction of the Parker Road Overpass for High Plains Trail on Monday, April 25. 

The Open Spaces project will improve regional trail connec...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 20, 2022

5 sustainability tips to celebrate Earth Day

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Arapahoe County has an internal, four-part program to help us practice sustainability and do our part to protect the environment by focusing on energy, waste diversion, indoor water, and landscape water. Our 25-employee sustainability task force advocates...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 19, 2022

How to protect your flock from Avian Influenza

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Have backyard chickens? Please use the following resources for information regarding the current Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) outbreak.

Call your veterinarian if your flock shows signs of influenza or you suspect exposure.

No Vet? You can also c...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 15, 2022

Read the April 15 edition of The County Line

The County Line Spring 2022

Arapahoe County seeking foundational Board of Health candidates; Get involved with our Citizen Boards and Committees; Maximizing the use of navigators in accessing County services; Spring street sweeping begins; And more...

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Posted on: April 14, 2022

Help guide the County’s future on our Citizen Boards and Committees

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When you serve as a volunteer on one of our many citizen advisory bodies, you’ll provide input into the County’s decision-making process in a wide variety of areas while the County benefits from your knowledge, experience and expertise...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 14, 2022

Maximizing the use of navigators in accessing County services

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Local governments are constantly trying to streamline their services, but no matter how much progress they make there always will be layers of processes that residents must complete to receive these services. This can be especially difficult for those liv...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 13, 2022

The Regional Transportation District wants your feedback on fares

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The Regional Transportation District (RTD) wants your feedback as it regards fares. The agency is currently conducting a survey and planning community meetings to understand what the public thinks about fares and to gather feedback on current fares and ho...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 13, 2022

Arapahoe County seeking foundational Board of Health candidates

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As part of Arapahoe County’s new health department creation process, the County has opened the application process to secure candidates for its foundational board of health. The single-county health department will open by Jan. 1, 2023, replacin...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 7, 2022

It's spring street sweeping time for unincorporated Arapahoe County!

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Beginning Monday, April 18, crews will begin in the western part of the County and move east. Residents can help in this effort by making sure curbs and gutters are clear of debris and that you move your vehicles off the street during your scheduled week ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 11, 2022

Water bugs at the 17 Mile House Farm Park

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Drop by 17 Mile House Farm Park and learn about water critters living in Cherry Creek from City & County of Denver Environmental Educator Donny Roush. Take a short, guided nature walk with Casey Davenhill from Cherry Creek Stewardship Partners. Featur...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Read the April 8 edition of The County Line

The County Line Spring 2022

Tips for emergency preparedness and home insurance protection; Area minority groups see significant family income gains; Take the weekly health department survey; County Elections seeks public comment; And more...

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Posted on: April 8, 2022

Arapahoe/Douglas Works! lauds significant median family income gains for area minority groups

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Multiple factors have contributed to the median family income for Arapahoe County’s Black/African American and Hispanic/Latino communities growing significantly faster than the national average between 2014 and 2019. This is the conclusion of a ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Tips for emergency preparedness and home insurance protection

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The Marshall Fire was one of the most devastating fires in Colorado history. On Dec. 30, 2021, fires raged across more than 6,000 acres, through Boulder County, destroying more than 1,000 homes and structures in a day. 

Unfortunately, one of the c...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Read the April 1 edition of The County Line

The County Line Winter 2022

County enters next phase in public health department planning; April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month; Take the weekly health department survey; Meet the beekeepers at 17 Mile House; And more...

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Arapahoe County enters next phase in public health department planning

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On Tuesday, March 29, the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners (Board) launched the next phase of planning for the County’s new public health department. This new department will serve as the County’s public health services provider effective Jan. 1, 20...

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

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Child abuse and neglect is a serious problem affecting every segment of our society. We all play a role in preventing this from happening, and finding solutions requires input and action from everyone. 

Each April is National Child Abuse Preventio...

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

Read the March 25 edition of The County Line

The County Line Winter 2022

County updates building codes; Health department telephone town hall on March 30; Take the weekly health department survey; Learn how elections work; And more...

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

County updates building codes to comply with international standards

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Starting April 1, new Code and Design Criteria for residential and commercial buildings within unincorporated Arapahoe County will go into effect. 

The new code was approved by the Board of County Commissioners in November 2021 a...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 22, 2022

Meet the beekeepers at the 17 Mile House Farm Park

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Drop by 17 Mile House Farm Park and learn the basics of honeybees, beekeeping, and bee-friendly gardens from the farm’s apiarists Joe and Debbie Komperda. Featured activity: make your own beeswax candle!

Saturday, April 9, 20229 a.m.–12...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 14, 2022

Get the latest updates on the formation of the County public health department

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Arapahoe County invites residents to a virtual town hall on Wednesday, March 30 at 6:30 p.m. to hear about our approach to forming a single-county public health department. Arapahoe County commissioners and County staff will provide an overview o...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 16, 2022

Public health is more than you think

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Programs help communities thrive by preventing disease, reducing accidents, and encouraging safety. Learn more about what public heath is, and isn't...

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

Read the March 18 edition of The County Line

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Addressing homelessness through partnerships; Learn what a health department does, and doesn't; Congress passes two laws to aid military veterans; And more...

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

Third public meeting about the Arcadia Park Project set for March 29

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Join us for a third public meeting about the Arcadia Park Project, a future park planned for a portion of the Potter’s House Church parcel at 9495 E. Florida Ave. We’ll unveil the draft final design concept that was developed based on community input and ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 17, 2022

Congress passes two laws to aid military veterans

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Earlier this month, Congress passed the Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act, which will permanently expand access to Veterans Affairs (VA) health care and disability benefits for veterans exposed to airborne toxins dur...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 17, 2022

Addressing homelessness through partnerships

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The amount of people experiencing homelessness throughout Arapahoe County more than doubled in just one year. Due to the pandemic, only those experiencing sheltered homelessness were counted in 2021, so the true numbers are even greater than the available...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 16, 2022

Drop red gorgeous

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Document drop boxes offer 24-hour convenience, security for motorists, residents and customers

County residents, motorists, property owners and even newlyweds are using Arapahoe County’s document drop boxes, a secure, 24-hour option to return important doc...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

Read the March 11 edition of The County Line

The County Line Winter 2022

Update on the health department creation process; March highlights the important role of social workers; Take the weekly Health Dept. survey; and more...

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Posted on: March 10, 2022

Arapahoe County Board update on the health department creation process

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Since this past fall, the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners has been executing the complex process of creating a single-county public health department. This became necessary after Adams and Douglas counties exited our 55-year partnership with the Tr...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 7, 2022

What's the BUZZ with bees in Colorado?

Learn more about the 900 species of bees in Colorado

What's the BUZZ with bees in Colorado? These little pollinators in our backyard impact us more than you would think. With "A Beginner's Field Guide to Identifying Bees" you can learn how to identify bees in Colorful Colorado!

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Posted on: March 4, 2022

Read the March 4 edition of The County Line

The County Line Winter 2022

Elections seeks public comment on vote center locations; Take the weekly Health Dept. survey; Public Works earns prestigious accreditation; Jeff Baker named treasurer of DRCOG board; And more...

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

AC Public Works earns prestigious accreditation for second time

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After months of diligent work by its staff, Arapahoe County Public Works and Development (PWD) has earned re-accreditation through the American Public Works Association (APWA).

In 2018, Arapahoe County PWD became the first county in Colorado to earn APWA a...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 3, 2022

Jeff Baker named treasurer of 2022-’23 DRCOG board

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In February, the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) elected its officers to serve a one-year term, and Arapahoe County District 3 Commissioner Jeff Baker was named treasurer.

DRCOG board directors collaborate and guide the metro region in the a...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 3, 2022

Arapahoe County Elections seeks public comment on vote center locations

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County will host 32 polling centers for Nov. 8 General Election

Pursuant to state law [C.R.S. 1-5-102.9(1)(c)(II)], the Arapahoe County Elections Division is seeking public input on possible locations for new voter service and polling centers (VSPCs) for t...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 1, 2022

Not One More Child coalition hears from parents

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A special parent panel discussion during last Wednesday’s Not One More Child in Arapahoe County community coalition event revealed what Human Services clients value during difficult times. The group focuses on building connections, sharing resources and c...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 25, 2022

Read the Feb. 25 edition of The County Line

The County Line Winter 2022

Take the weekly Health Dept. survey; Honoring Veterans, and keeping them warm;
Learn how elections work by taking a tour!; Property tax exemption programs available; And more...

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Posted on: February 20, 2022

Looking ahead in 2022 with Commissioner Bill Holen, District 5

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Join Commissioner Bill Holen for a virtual conversation about the projects and initiatives on tap for the County, and District 5, in 2022. 

Thursday, Feb. 246:30 p.m.

At the time of the event:

  1. Watch the presentation and ask questions at www.arapahoe...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 19, 2022

Looking ahead in 2022 with Commissioner Carrie Warren-Gully, District 1

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Join Commissioner Carrie Warren-Gully for a virtual conversation about the projects and initiatives on tap for the County, and District 1, in 2022. 

Wednesday, Feb. 236:30 p.m.

At the time of the event:

  1. Watch the presentation and ask questions at ww...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 18, 2022

Read the Feb. 18 edition of The County Line

The County Line Winter 2022

Help guide the County’s future on our Citizen Boards and Committees; Arapahoe County wants your input on Health Department priorities; Conversations with Commissioners conclude next week; And more...

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Posted on: February 18, 2022

ArapahoeVotes.com is now ArapahoeVotes.gov

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The Arapahoe County Elections Division announced a move to help residents easily identify its website as a trusted source of information, changing its website domain from ArapahoeVotes.com to ArapahoeVotes.gov last week.

Unlike .com domains, .gov ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 17, 2022

Eastern County Vision Study looks at growth scenarios

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As part of the Watkins/Bennett Area Vision Study, a water supply study is being conducted that is designed to inform land use concepts over the coming months. 

This study started in late-2020 and looks at the area south ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 17, 2022

Help guide the County’s future on our Citizen Boards and Committees

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Seeking to fill immediate vacancies for the Liquor Authority, the Open Space and Trails Advisory Board, and more

When you serve as a volunteer on one of our many citizen advisory bodies, you’ll provide input into the County’s decision-m...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 16, 2022

Building closures for Presidents Day

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In observance of Presidents Day, Arapahoe County administrative buildings will be closed on Monday, Feb. 21.

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

Read the Feb. 11 edition of The County Line

The County Line Winter 2022

County outlines allocation of $127.5 million in ARPA relief funds; Nominations for 2022 Youth Awards now being accepted; County Board shares 2022 projects and priorities; Last two Conversations with Commissioners coming up; And more...

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

Arapahoe County outlines allocation of $127.5 million in ARPA relief funds

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As Arapahoe County residents, businesses and other organizations continue to recover from the pandemic, the County has begun distributing the one-time infusion of federal funds it received in 2021, to help those who have been hit hardest by various COVID-...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 10, 2022

Arapahoe County now accepting nominations for 2022 Youth Awards

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The Arapahoe County Mayors and Commissioners Youth Awards (ACMCYA) is now accepting nominations for the class of 2022. This award recognizes teenagers who have overcome obstacles and risen to any challenges life has presented. The award is unique because ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 9, 2022

Arapahoe County Board outlines 2022 projects and priorities

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As the County moves full steam ahead with its 2022 agenda, the Board of County Commissioners has highlighted our 2021 accomplishments and set its objectives for 2022. Despite the many challenges the County has faced, our staff and elected officials have c...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 5, 2022

Looking ahead in 2022 with Commissioner Jeff Baker, District 3

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Join Commissioner Jeff Baker for a virtual conversation about the projects and initiatives on tap for the County, and District 3, in 2022. 

Wednesday, Feb. 96:30 p.m.

At the time of the event:

  1. Watch the presentation and ask questions at www.arapahoe...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 4, 2022

Read the Feb. 4 edition of The County Line

The County Line Winter 2022

Tri-County Board to end mask requirements; Commissioners hear preliminary data from the community health assessment; Homelessness in Arapahoe County; Conversations with Commissioners continue next week; And more...

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Posted on: February 3, 2022

Submit your feedback about the Potter’s House Church site

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Citizen feedback, an informational meeting and a public hearing are on tap in February as part of a proposal to redevelop the former Potter’s House Church property within unincorporated Arapahoe County. 

Four Square Mile Neighborhood residents hav...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 3, 2022

Commissioners hear preliminary data from the community health assessment

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A 2021 health assessment of Arapahoe County revealed that income, housing and social connections have a direct impact on the health of residents. The preliminary report describes seven factors that the county will need to address to increase quality of li...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 3, 2022

County participates in Point in Time Count of those experiencing homelessness

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The 2022 numbers will be released in the coming months ahead of a coordinated effort to strategically work toward ending homelessness in our region

Arapahoe County participated in the annual Point in Time Count of those experiencing homelessness on the eve...

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

Tri-County Board of Health to end mask requirements

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Citing rapidly improving COVID-19 conditions, vaccine availability, and a well-established range of effective prevention measures, the Tri-County Health Department Board of Health (BOH) voted to direct Dr. John Douglas, Tri-County’s Executive Di...

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Posted on: January 30, 2022

Looking ahead in 2022 with Commissioner Nancy Jackson, District 4

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Join Commissioner Nancy Jackson for a virtual conversation about the projects and initiatives on tap for the County, and District 4, in 2022. 

Thursday, Feb. 36:30 p.m.

At the time of the event:

  1. Watch the presentation and ask questions at www.arapah...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 29, 2022

Looking ahead in 2022 with Commissioner Nancy Sharpe, District 2

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Join Commissioner Nancy Sharpe for a virtual conversation as she highlights projects and initiatives, as well as provides updates on the formation of the new Arapahoe County health department. Learn what's on tap for the County, and District 2, i...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 28, 2022

Read the Jan. 28 edition of The County Line

The County Line Winter 2022

County Board of Commissioners approves new precinct maps; Cherry Creek kindergarteners donate jammies; Conversations with Commissioners events begin Feb. 2; Protecting the High Line Canal: Our Progress, Our Future; And more...

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Posted on: January 25, 2022

Protecting the High Line Canal: Our Progress, Our Future

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This week, Arapahoe County celebrates our partners and the launch of the Canal Collaborative (formerly called the High Line Canal Working Group). The new structure for operations and management of the Canal will help ensure this regional treasure is prote...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 27, 2022

Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners approves new precinct maps

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Process based on U.S. Census data, aligns boundaries with Congressional and State District maps

On Tuesday, Jan. 25, the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved new precinct maps created by the Clerk and Recorder’s Office. The...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 26, 2022

Cherry Creek kindergarteners donate jammies to kids served in Human Services

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The entire class of five- and six-year-old students at Coyote Hills Elementary School in southeast Aurora helped meet a very important need in Human Services clients by donating more than 60 new pajamas to the department to give to families in need. The d...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 25, 2022

The RTD wants your feedback on its long-term plan recommendations

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The Regional Transportation District (RTD) wants to hear from you as the agency works on creating a long-term plan/vision through its initiative: Reimagine RTD. 

As part of the on-going Reimagine RTD process, the agency has released a draft System...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 21, 2022

Read the Jan. 21 edition of The County Line

The County Line Winter 2022

5 things you should know about the County's proposed new health dept.; Conversations with Commissioners start in February; Become a election poll worker;
And more...

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Looking ahead in 2022: Conversations with Commissioners

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Join us for a series of virtual town hall meetings in February. Each Commissioner will highlight projects and initiatives, as well as provide updates on the formation of the new Arapahoe County health department. Learn what's on tap for the Count...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 19, 2022

Public Works and Development temporarily closing its Lima Office

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Due to increasing cases of COVID-19, Arapahoe County Public Works and Development is closing its Lima Office  (6924 S. Lima St., Centennial) to the public on Thursday, Jan. 20. The closure will remain in effect through Friday, Jan. 21. The office...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 19, 2022

5 things you should know about Arapahoe County’s proposed new health department

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In late 2021, Arapahoe County began moving forward with the planning of a new single-county public health department. Since then, the County has begun exploring all options for delivering public health services and developing the necessary transition plan...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Work on the Iliff Ave. Corridor Project causing temporary travel impacts

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Travel Impact for the Week of Dec. 12

Arapahoe County Public Works and Concrete Express Inc. continue corridor improvements on Iliff Avenue. Road excavation and removals are ongoing on Iliff Avenue. 

On Saturday, Dec. 17, traffic will be shifted in...

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Posted on: January 15, 2022

Applications are open for Coding it Forward’s paid, summer fellowships!

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Coding it Forward is empowering the next generation of technology leaders to innovate at the intersections of technology and public service in local, state and federal government offices. To that end, we're particularly proud to announce that Arapahoe Cou...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Read the Jan. 14 edition of The County Line

The County Line Winter 2022

Commissioner seat assignments for 2022; Conversations with Commissioners set for February; 17 Mile House historian brings her own personal connection to local history; Going back to roots to prepare for the future; And more...

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Posted on: January 13, 2022

Arapahoe County Board approves Commissioner assignments for 2022

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The Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners kicked off its 2022 agenda?Jan. 11?by approving its officer assignments, committee and liaison roles for the year. The Board voted to place the following Commissioners in leadership?posts:?

  • Nancy Jackson (District...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 13, 2022

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. 17.

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

Public Works and Development temporarily closing its Lima Office

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Due to increasing cases of COVID-19, Arapahoe County Public Works and Development is closing its Lima Office (6924 S. Lima St., Centennial) to the public at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 10. The closure will remain in effect through Friday, Jan. 14. The office w...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Read the Jan. 7 edition of The County Line

The County Line Winter 2022

County seeks public comment on precinct renumbering; “Elves” help Santa deliver gifts to seniors; Learn how County government works; And more...

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

17 Mile House historian brings her own personal connection to its local history

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Arapahoe County staff member Karen Sear is interviewed in the latest segment of Connected Colorado, about the historic 17 Mile House Farm Park in Centennial and her own personal connection to its local history. Watch now.

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

Omicron driving COVID-19 cases to highest levels on record

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A dramatic surge of new COVID-19 cases has reached record high levels in the Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) area.

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Posted on: January 3, 2022

Arapahoe County Elections welcomes public comment for precinct renumbering

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County adjusts precinct numbers and boundaries to align with new U.S. and state maps

The Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder’s Office is seeking public comment before presenting new precinct maps to the Board of County Commission...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 3, 2022

New fees for engineering permits effective Jan. 1, 2022

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New fees for engineering permits have gone into effect as of Jan. 1, 2022. The new 2022 Permit Fee Schedule replaces the previous fee schedule which was approved by the Board of County Commissioners in 2009. The fee increase covers the cost of Engineering...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: December 30, 2021

Read the Dec. 30 edition of The County Line

The County Line Winter

Public health order extended for indoor masking; 2022 Aid to Agencies grants total almost $1.85 million; County's Toyland Project provides alternative to criminal sentencing; And more...

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Posted on: December 29, 2021

Tri-County Health Department public health orders to remain in effect past Jan. 3

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Given the recent spike in Covid case rates due to the highly contagious Omicron variant, the Tri-County Health Department will extend its public health order around masking in schools and for indoor public spaces throughout the County. The school mask ord...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: December 30, 2021

Arapahoe County 2022 Aid to Agencies grants total almost $1.85 million

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Arapahoe County will award $1,679,414 for its annual Aid to Agencies grant program, which provides funding for eligible non-profit 501(C)(3) or 501(C) organizations that meet the application criteria and serve the County’s at-risk and underserve...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: December 23, 2021

2021 Better Together

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As we head into 2022, the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners wanted to look back at the many events, occasions and success we enjoyed this year. It was wonderful to see our residents’ and businesses’ smiling faces again, and we look forward to seeing ...

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Posted on: December 17, 2021

Read the Dec. 17 edition of The County Line

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County formally begins process for creating single-county health department; Board green-lights 2022 budget; New State license plate policy; County offices closed on Dec. 23 & 24; And more...

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Posted on: December 20, 2021

It was a banner summer for the Road & Bridge paving program

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Public Works and Development had a banner summer 2021 paving program, resurfacing two bridges as well as 60 lane miles of county-maintained roads between April and November.

The mild weather in recent months allowed the Road and Bridge paving crew to compl...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: December 17, 2021

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. 23
  • Friday, Dec. 24
  • Friday, Dec. 31

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

Arapahoe County Board green-lights 2022 budget

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The Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners has approved the County’s budget for 2022. This budget provides funding for services, programs, and projects that support the mission, vision, and valuesof the Board, and it helps ensure that the County...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: December 15, 2021

New Utility Relocation Policy to help County recoup costs

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A new Utility Clearance Policy and Procedure will help Arapahoe County recoup costs associated with the relocation of sanitary (sewer) and water lines by sharing up to 50 percent of the costs with local water and sanitation districts. Ov...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: December 14, 2021

Arapahoe County formally begins process for creating single-county health department

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The Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners (Board) has taken its latest step toward forming a single-county health department by clarifying its intention to depart the multi-county Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) partnership after Dec. 31, 2022. The B...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Read the Dec. 10 edition of The County Line

The County Line Winter

Partnering for the Holidays brings smiles to hundreds; It snowed at the Fairgrounds last Saturday...well, sort of!; Land a career in software development with free training; Attention motorists: License plate transfer changes; And more...

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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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