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Posted on: August 12, 2022

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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

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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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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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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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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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Posted on: July 29, 2022

Read the July 29 edition of The County Line

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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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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Posted on: July 21, 2022

Arapahoe County Fair is next week!

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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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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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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

Read the July 8 edition of The County Line

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Posted on: June 3, 2022

Read the June 3 edition of The County Line

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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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.

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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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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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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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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Read the May 13 edition of The County Line

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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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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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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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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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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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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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

The County Line Winter 2022

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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Arapahoe County News
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.

Arapahoe County News
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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Arapahoe County News
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 Impacts for the Week of Aug. 14

Arapahoe County Public Works and Concrete Express Inc. continue corridor improvements on Iliff Avenue this week. Road excavation and removals continue on the north side of Iliff Avenue. 

Crews have fully close...

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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.

Arapahoe County News
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

Arapahoe County News
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

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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: December 7, 2021

Arapahoe County welcomes new director of Information Technology

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Arapahoe County is proud to welcome Philip Savino as its new director of Information Technology.

Savino will oversee the centralized IT operations for the County, including technology-related projects, infrastructure and hardware; applications developed in...

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

Partnering for the Holidays program brings smiles (and gifts) to hundreds this year

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A heartwarming turnout of families and individuals Saturday, Dec. 4 at Elevate Hope Church in Centennial brought smiles to hundreds of families, children and adults who participated in the annual holiday gift giving program.

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Posted on: December 3, 2021

Read the Dec. 3 edition of The County Line

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County 4-H Program brings home eight awards; Read the latest edition of ACSO's The Detail; New projects take shape along High Line Canal; Masks required in public indoor spaces

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

CSU Extension 4-H Program brings home eight state and regional awards

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Demonstrating leadership in innovative programming throughout the pandemic

The Arapahoe County CSU Extension 4-H team was recognized with eight awards at the annual Colorado Association of Extension 4-H Agents Award Banquet Nov. 9, including a special pla...

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Posted on: November 29, 2021

Aurora and Centennial motor vehicle offices will close at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30

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Our Aurora and Centennial motor vehicle offices will close at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30, to accommodate memorial services for one of our staff. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

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Posted on: November 24, 2021

Read the Nov. 24 edition of The County Line

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Happy Thanksgiving; Sheriff's Office kicks off Christmas toy drive; Mask requirements re-issued for public indoor spaces; From the garden, to families in need

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Planning for Arcadia Park in the Four Square Mile neighborhood is underway

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Planning is underway for a new neighborhood park within the future multi-family and paired-home housing community being planned for the Potter's House Church parcel at 9495 E. Florida Ave. The dedicated public park will provide Four Square Mile residents ...

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Tri-County Health issues public health order mandating masks in public indoor spaces

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On Monday, Nov. 22, citing a risk of dwindling hospital capacity and the possibility of having to ration hospital care, the Board of Health of the Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) approved a public health order requiring masking in all public indoor sp...

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

County building closures for Thanksgiving

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In observance of Thanksgiving, Arapahoe County administrative buildings will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 25 and Friday, Nov. 26.

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Read the Nov. 19 edition of The County Line

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Thanksgiving meals hand-delivered to hundreds of families; County celebrates forever families on National Adoption Day; Residents sought for in-person focus groups; Apprenticeships change lives; And more...

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

Arapahoe County helps hand-deliver Thanksgiving meals to hundreds of families

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Volunteers from the Arapahoe County department of Human Services, in partnership with Brave Church in Englewood, hosted the annual Thanksgiving food distribution event on Saturday, Nov. 13. to serve hundreds of families in need. These folks set up the eve...

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Posted on: November 17, 2021

Arapahoe County celebrates forever families on National Adoption Day

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Tears of joy filled the courtroom at the 18th Judicial Courthouse on Friday, Nov. 12 as families officially became whole, formalizing their adoptions with the assistance of Arapahoe County Human Services staff and caseworkers.

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Posted on: November 16, 2021

Clerk and Recorder's office in Centennial extends its closure through Thursday

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Due to unforeseen circumstances the Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder Centennial Office will extend its closure through Thursday, Nov. 18. Customers with appointments will be emailed about walk in service options and rescheduling information. We apologiz...

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Posted on: November 12, 2021

Read the Nov. 12 edition of The County Line

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Celebrate Colorado Apprenticeship Month; Board approves new oil and gas regulations; Clerk & Recorder Office is hiring; Public comment sought on Transportation Master Plan: Get tips to help you save energy; And more...

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Posted on: November 10, 2021

Celebrate Colorado Apprenticeship Month by hiring or becoming an apprentice

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The apprenticeship program through Arapahoe/Douglas Works! (A/D Works!) proves there’s something for everyone.

When you think “apprentice,” what comes to mind? Maybe you think those are only for the trades, or perhaps you reca...

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Posted on: November 9, 2021

Arapahoe County Board approves new oil and gas regulations

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After an extensive public and industry engagement process, Arapahoe County this week solidified new oil and gas regulations that address key safety, traffic and quality of life considerations. The new rules aim to create parity between industry and reside...

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Posted on: November 8, 2021

County administrative buildings closed for Veterans Day

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

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Posted on: November 8, 2021

Heating your home will cost more this winter

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National gas prices are at their highest point since 2014. Electricity costs are up too. That means that the cost to heat homes during the coming months will be higher as well. The Community Resource’s Weatherization Team has 7 low- or no-cost t...

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Posted on: November 3, 2021

Arapahoe County seeking public comment on Transportation Master Plan

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The 2040 Transportation Master Plan (TMP) Draft is now available for final review and comment. Read the entire report at www.arapahoegov.com/transportationplan.?

Residents are encouraged to submit feedback to transportationplan@arapahoego...

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Read the Nov. 5 edition of The County Line

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Arapahoe County voters approve Ballot Issue 1A; Kiowa Creek North Open Space master planning process is underway; The Clerk & Recorder's Office is hiring; County sees sharp increase in annual SCFD funding; And more...

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Posted on: November 4, 2021

Arapahoe County sees sharp increase in annual SCFD funding

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Thanks to a timely increase in local retail sales, the Arapahoe County Cultural Council will award more than $2 million dollars to support area arts, scientific and cultural organizations in 2021-22.

The 2021-22 awards total is $2,282,528.68,&...

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Posted on: November 4, 2021

Arapahoe County voters enthusiastically approve Ballot Issue 1A

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The 2021 Coordinated Election featured a variety of school board, city council and other down-ballot races that will help shape Arapahoe County’s priorities in the coming years. The big news for all County residents and visitors was that our vot...

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Posted on: November 3, 2021

Virtual Town Hall Q&A: COVID-19 Vaccines and Kids

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What a difference a year makes—In-person school has returned and COVID-19 vaccines for kids are on the horizon. But with so much information flying around, it's hard to know what's next for your child. Join officials from the Tri-County Health Department ...

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Posted on: November 1, 2021

Kiowa Creek North Open Space Master Planning process is underway

Learn more about the Kiowa Creek Master Plan and take the survey

County seeks community input on the future of the 265-acre property

Arapahoe County is seeking public feedback for a 265-acre property located just south of the Town of Bennett. The Kiowa Creek North site was purchased by the County in 2009, specifically f...

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Posted on: October 29, 2021

Read the Oct. 29 edition of The County Line

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Human Services to mark National Adoption Day; Regis Jesuit highlights “I Voted” sticker contest winner; Commissioners request clarification on proposed O&G regulations; Virtual town hall on COVID-19 vaccines for school-age children; And more...

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Posted on: October 28, 2021

Arapahoe County Human Services to mark National Adoption Day on Nov. 12

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As November rolls around, the Arapahoe County Human Services team is gearing up for another productive and inspiring National Adoption Month. Each year, we focus our outreach and awareness-raising efforts around an adoption-related theme to help ...

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Posted on: October 28, 2021

Regis Jesuit video highlights “I Voted” sticker contest winner

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Regis Jesuit High School students have created a video to highlight the work of classmate Mary Seier, whose “I Voted” sticker won the Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder’s ...

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Posted on: October 28, 2021

Arapahoe County Commissioners request clarification on proposed O&G regulations

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The Arapahoe County Board of County Commissioners will conduct a follow-up public meeting in November to address new oil and gas regulations, after residents and industry representatives were unable to come to an agreement about well pad setbacks. The Boa...

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

Vote centers open Monday, Oct. 25

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

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

Read the Oct. 22 edition of The County Line

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Vote centers open Monday, Oct. 25; Next steps after Adams County departure from Tri-County Health partnership; Commissioner talks focus on transportation plans; Public hearing on Oct. 26 for oil and gas regulations; And more...

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

Arapahoe Cares: Dig Deep Research

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

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

Transportation plans are the focus of next Conversations with Commissioners

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

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners statement on Adams County TCHD announcement

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

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Read the Oct. 15 edition of The County Line

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

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Arapahoe County Commissioners review public health agency options

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

Earlier this year, Arapahoe and Adams counties&a...

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Read the Oct. 8 edition of The County Line

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

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Road and Bridge crews prepare for winter

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

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

It's fall street sweeping time in Arapahoe County!

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

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

Preserving the past, for the future

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

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

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

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Posted on: October 4, 2021

Tickets on sale now for Board & Barrel!

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

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

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Read the Oct. 1 edition of The County Line

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

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Posted on: September 30, 2021

Arapahoe Day building closures

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

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

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Human Services marks National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October

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

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

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Posted on: September 30, 2021

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

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

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

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

County seeks feedback on Accessory Dwellings in unincorporated Arapahoe County

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

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

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Posted on: September 24, 2021

Read the Sept. 24 edition of The County Line

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

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

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

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

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

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Read the Sept. 17 edition of The County Line

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

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

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

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

After D...

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

Explore Arapahoe County with our updated Bike and Trail map

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

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

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

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

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

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

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

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

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

Below are important reminde...

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Posted on: September 10, 2021

Read the Sept. 10 edition of The County Line

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

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: September 7, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Arapahoe County officials discuss road maintenance with Box Elder community

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Follow-up to the Box Elder Creek Community Meeting

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

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

American Public Works Association recognizes Arapahoe County with two awards

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

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

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

Read the Sept. 3 edition of The County Line

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

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Arapahoe County Board considering next steps with Tri-County Health

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

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Arapahoe County offering rental assistance to those affected by COVID

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

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Labor Day building closure

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

Please have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend.

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

Treat Street at the Arapahoe County Scaregrounds

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

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Posted on: August 30, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: August 30, 2021

Honeybees and our Ecosystem at 17 Mile House Farm Park

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

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

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

Read the Aug. 27 edition of The County Line

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

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

2020 Census Update

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

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

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Posted on: August 23, 2021

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

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

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

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

Read the Aug. 20 edition of The County Line

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

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

Herb harvest open house at 17 Mile House Farm Park

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

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Posted on: August 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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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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