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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Read the April 16 edition of The County Line

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

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

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

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

After the entire c...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 15, 2021

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

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 15, 2021

Quincy/Gun Club project to begin final phase

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Is there a Blue Ribbon in your future?

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

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Read the April 9 edition of The County Line

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

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Not One More Child event renews focus on child abuse prevention

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 8, 2021

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

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Beware the invasion of the “Spurge”

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 4, 2021

COVID-19 Summer Outlook Telephone Town Hall

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

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Posted on: April 2, 2021

Read the April 2 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition:

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

Arapahoe County announces Business Rent Rescue program

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Applications open until April 16 for COVID-affected businesses

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

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Introducing County 101

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Clerk and Recorder resumes passport services

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

Anticipating a rush of eager travelers thi...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Read the March 26 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition:

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

State officials introduce Dial 3.0, further opening our economy

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

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Read the March 19 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition:

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 18, 2021

Arapahoe County reopens applications to Five-Star program

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 16, 2021

Arapahoe County takes a brawny approach to road repair

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 14, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

Improved COVID rates move Arapahoe County to Level Blue

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 14, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

Read the March 12 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition:

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

Arapahoe County officials testify on bills before the General Assembly

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

Last week, County Boa...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 9, 2021

Arapahoe County reopens Small Business Relief Fund Grant applications

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

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

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

Let’s get moving and hit the trails!

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Assessor’s Office update on Senior Citizen Property Tax Exemption

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

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

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Read the March 5 edition of The County Line

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Headlines for this edition:

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

Gearing up for 2021 events with Arapahoe County Open Spaces

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 4, 2021

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

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: March 2, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Read the Feb. 26 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition:  

  • MHFD announces drainage and flood mitigation projects in Arapahoe County
  • Tri-County Health Vaccine Town Hall March 4
  • How would you improve the County's transportation network?
  • Youth Awards nomination deadline e...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Five-Star certified businesses move closer to Level Blue restrictions

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 25, 2021

MHFD announces drainage and flood mitigation projects in Arapahoe County

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 22, 2021

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 22, 2021

How would you improve the County's transportation network?

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

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Posted on: February 20, 2021

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 18, 2021

Paving the way for more regional trail connections

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

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

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Read the Feb. 19 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition:

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 15, 2021

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 14, 2021

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

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

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Read the Feb. 12 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition:

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

Vaccine distribution improving but still challenging

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 11, 2021

Dial 2.0 further reopens Arapahoe County

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

These g...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Building closures for Presidents Day

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

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Colorado County Clerks Association offering scholarships

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 8, 2021

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Colorado unveils Dial 2.0, moves Arapahoe County to Level Yellow

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

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Read the February 5 edition of The County Line

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Headlines for this edition:

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: February 4, 2021

Arapahoe County Youth Awards now accepting nominations

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

This program reco...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

Declining case rates boost Five-Star businesses

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

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Vaccination Update: Telephone Town Hall

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

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Read the Jan. 29 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this issue:

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

Latest information about COVID vaccines in Colorado

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

This week, Governor Polis outlined his latest ...

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

Changes coming to Arapahoe County property tax statements

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 25, 2021

Open Spaces celebrates partnerships and real results in 2020

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

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Posted on: January 23, 2021

Arapahoe County Board welcomes new commissioner

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

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Read the January 22 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition:

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

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

Read the January 15 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition:

  • Arapahoe County provides relief funding for small businesses
  • Welcome to our new Community Resources Director
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Information
  • Watch the swearing-in ceremony; New officer assignments
  • Offices closed Monday, Jan. 18 for Ma...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Arapahoe County provides relief funding for small businesses

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Building closures for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Arapahoe County welcomes new Community Resources Director

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Katherine Frances Smith to oversee critical programs that serve vulnerable communities

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 10, 2021

DIVE into the Open Spaces Master Plan

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

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

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Read the January 8 edition of The County Line

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Headlines for this edition:

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Why businesses should still apply for Five-Star certification

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

This move coincided with the ...

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

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

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

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

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Posted on: January 1, 2021

Read the January 1 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition:

  • Applications for County's Five-Star Recovery Partner Program now being accepted
  • County to move to Level Orange on Jan. 4
  • Vaccination Telephone Town Hall on Jan. 7
  • Virtual swearing in ceremony on Jan. 11
  • Report street racin...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: January 20, 2021

Changes coming to Arapahoe County property tax statements

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: December 31, 2020

Arapahoe County to move to Level Orange on Jan. 4

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: December 30, 2020

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

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Arapahoe County to Move to Level Orange on Jan. 4

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Arapahoe County submits variance application to CDPHE

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: December 20, 2020

Building closures for Christmas and New Year's

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

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

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

Read the Dec. 18 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition:

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

Arapahoe County commissioners approve 2021 budget

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

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

Headlines from the Dec. 11 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition:

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

CDPHE updates Public Health Order to add flexibility for some entities

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: December 9, 2020

Fire restrictions drop to Stage 1 in Arapahoe County

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

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

Grateful for the gift of an engaged electorate

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

This elec...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Read the Dec. 4 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition:

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

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: December 3, 2020

Recounts for County Commissioner, 18th Judicial District Attorney races

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: December 3, 2020

Arapahoe County announces round 2 of pandemic business assistance grants

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: December 1, 2020

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

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 27, 2020

Read the Nov. 27 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition:

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

Read the full issue 

Don't miss a t...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 22, 2020

Building closures for Thanksgiving

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

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Read the Nov. 20 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition:

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 17, 2020

CDPHE moves Arapahoe County, 14 others to Level Red

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Should you get tested for COVID-19?

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Should You Get Tested?

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

If You Have Symptoms:

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

Home Safe for the Holidays: Telephone Town Hall

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

Thursday, Nov. 19 ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Read the Nov. 13 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition:

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

CDPHE moves Arapahoe County to Level Orange

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Further restrictions made necessary by sharp rise in COVID rates

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 9, 2020

A Conversation with Commissioner Nancy Jackson on Nov. 12

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 7, 2020

Building closures for Veterans Day

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

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Posted on: November 6, 2020

Read the Nov. 6 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition:

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

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 5, 2020

2020 General Election sees historic turnout

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 2, 2020

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

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 31, 2020

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

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 31, 2020

County walk-in services on Election Day will be limited

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 29, 2020

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

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CARES-funded facility to provide results within four days

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

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Posted on: October 30, 2020

Read the Oct. 30 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition:

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

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

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 26, 2020

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

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

The Tri-C...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 26, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Read the Oct. 23 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this issue:

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

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 16, 2020

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

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 19, 2020

A Conversation with Commissioner Kathleen Conti on Oct. 22

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 16, 2020

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Read the Oct. 16 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this issue:

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

Tri-County Health Department’s guidelines for small gatherings

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

The Tri-C...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 14, 2020

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 12, 2020

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

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

Thursday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m.

At the time of the eve...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Read the Oct. 9 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition:

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

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 9, 2020

A Conversation with Commissioner Jeff Baker, District 3

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

Wednesday, Oct. 14...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 8, 2020

Columbus Day building closures

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

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

Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 2, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

Read the Oct. 2 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition:

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

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

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Arapahoe County recognized for performance management leadership

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

“Performance management is a bedro...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 30, 2020

Oil and gas virtual public meeting set for Oct. 7

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 28, 2020

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 30, 2020

Time is running out to complete the 2020 Census!

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Read the Sept. 25 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition of The County Line:

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

A roundup of regional bike trails in Arapahoe County

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 21, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Read the Sept. 18 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition:

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

New online tool gives quick look at COVID status and recovery

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 15, 2020

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

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

Such a rise occurred af...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 15, 2020

Partnership with Littleton benefits school and entire community

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

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Read the Sept. 11 Edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this issue:

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

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Supporting local agriculture on the eastern plains

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 6, 2020

A Virtual Conversation with Commissioner Kathleen Conti: Sept. 10

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 3, 2020

In need of public assistance?

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Read the Sept. 4 Edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this issue of The County Line:

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

Arapahoe County Commissioners commemorate Overdose Awareness Day

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 26, 2020

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Labor Day building closure

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

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

Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 30, 2020

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

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 28, 2020

Read the Aug. 28 edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this issue:

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

A wish comes true with Aurora's inclusive playground

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 25, 2020

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

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Satisfaction up, wait times down with advance scheduling

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 23, 2020

A Virtual Conversation with Commissioner Jeff Baker on Aug. 27

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Read the August 21 Edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition of The County Line:

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

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 18, 2020

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 15, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Read the Aug. 14 Edition of The County Line

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Headlines from this edition:

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

Arapahoe County Commissioners approve new position to support local veterans

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 13, 2020

PEAK Chatbot adds features to get you quick answers

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 12, 2020

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 10, 2020

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

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 8, 2020

Get your kids the new #YouthACOS Adventure Workbook today!

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

Download our...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 9, 2020

Keep up the great work, Arapahoe!

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 7, 2020

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 7, 2020

Headlines from the August 7 Edition of The County Line

County Line Special Edition

Headlines from The County Line:

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

A Virtual Conversation with Commissioner Nancy Jackson on Aug. 10

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Candidate information session

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 4, 2020

Arapahoe County Open Spaces releases annual report

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 3, 2020

Let’s Talk Transportation

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 2, 2020

New and improved park reopens in Byers

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: July 31, 2020

Read the July 31 Edition of The County Line

County Line Special Edition

Headlines from this week’s edition:

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

Denver Water’s Lead Reduction Program has begun

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

The 15-year program identifies&...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 6, 2020

County Commissioners resume Conversation events virtually

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: July 30, 2020

Arapahoe County residents, visitors and businesses must reduce COVID rates or risk losing variance

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Last week, Arapahoe County filed a mitigation plan with the State of Colorado as a result of the recent rise in COVID positivity rates in the County. The increase jeopardized the variance that the Colorado Department of Public Health and...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: July 27, 2020

Workforce Development & Recovery: Telephone Town Hall Q&A

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Join representatives from Arapahoe County, A/D Works!, and Tri-County Health Dept. on July 30 at 7 p.m. to get your questions answered.

Thursday’s Telephone Town Hall will focus on employment resources and training available to job seekers, and a...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: July 27, 2020

Join us for Pictures on the Plains, August 5!

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You’re invited to spend a family night under the stars at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds on August 5! Bring a picnic, games, blankets and lawn chairs, and enjoy a FREE movie (Moana) and concert.

Reserve your social-distanced “pod&...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: July 26, 2020

You’re invited to Walk FOR the Canal!

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Let’s get moving!
Arapahoe County Open Spaces is a proud sponsor of the first-ever, Walk FOR the Canal – a walking challenge to support your 71-mile High Line Canal (presented by the Friedman Family Foundation).
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: July 24, 2020

Read the July 24 Edition of The County Line

County Line Special Edition

Headlines from the July 24 Edition of The County Line:

  • County businesses asked to increase compliance to maintain COVID-related variance
  • Join the conversation: Transportation Master Planning public meeting planned
  • Newest County park opens to the public
  • Webina...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Commissioners opt out of Tri-County Health mask order in eastern Arapahoe County

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After weighing all options and considering city decisions, the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners approved opting out of the Tri-County Health Department’s recent mask order for unincorporated areas of the County east of Watkins Road. This d...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: July 23, 2020

County businesses asked to increase compliance to maintain COVID-related variance

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Arapahoe County has begun sending letters to industries that were included under the variance that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) granted to qualifying Arapahoe County industries on June 29.

A key stipulation of the varian...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Back to Business Webinar: Restaurant Edition

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Attention restaurant owners and managers! The coronavirus isn’t going away any time soon, and we want to make sure your restaurant is able to weather the storm.

Join us tomorrow, Friday, July 24, 9:30 a.m. for a special restaurant-focused webinar...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: July 22, 2020

Arapahoe County unveils CARES Act relief plan

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The Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners has approved a resolution authorizing distribution of the approximately $114.5 million the County received from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The funds will be used to bol...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Arapahoe County unveils small business relief plan

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CARES program funding will help businesses affected by COVID-19

Application deadline extended to August 1, 2020.

Recognizing the impact the COVID-19 crisis has had on small and medium-size businesses, the Arapahoe County CARES Program is launching ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: July 20, 2020

Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office releases 2019 Annual Report

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CENTENNIAL – The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office has released its 2019 Annual Report. It’s now available for review HERE.

The report comes a year and a half after Sheriff Tyler Brown took office and highlights some of the acc...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Read the July 17 Edition of The County Line

County Line Special Edition

Headlines from this edition of The County Line:

  • Commissioners urge safe practices after Governor’s statewide mask order
  • Open Space awards grants to 9 local jurisdictions
  • Respond to the 2020 Census online! Door-to-door interviewing starts in August
  • H...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: July 17, 2020

Arapahoe County Commissioners urge safe practices after Governor’s statewide mask order

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On Thursday, Governor Polis issued an executive order that mandates mask-wearing throughout Colorado for anyone ages 10 and up. The Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners would like to remind residents that adhering to best practices—including s...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: July 15, 2020

Arapahoe County awards Open Space grants to 9 local jurisdictions

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A total of $3.43 million in grants will fund playground, park and trail improvements

On Tuesday, July 14, the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners announced grant awards ranging from $28,000 to $500,000 to local cities, towns and recreation districts as ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: July 16, 2020

Arapahoe County Humans Services receives C-Stat honor for fourth straight year

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At a time when delivering relief to vulnerable populations has never been more critical, Arapahoe County Human Services has been recognized by the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) for its C-Stat Distinguished Performance.

This honor goes to cou...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: July 14, 2020

Aurora Motor Vehicle Office closes temporarily after employee tests positive for COVID-19

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Arapahoe County will temporarily close its Aurora Motor Vehicle Office from Wednesday, July 15 through Friday, July 17, after the county confirmed one employee tested positive for COVID-19 and...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: July 14, 2020

It’s not too late to respond to the 2020 Census online!

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To complete the Census, visit 2020census.gov and remember that your response will help shape public services like healthcare clinics, emergency response preparedness and education programs.

We strongly encourage residents to respond to the 2020 Census onli...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: July 14, 2020

Newest County park opens to the public

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The long-awaited Long’s Pine Grove, a 2.8-acre park in the Four Square Mile neighborhood of unincorporated Arapahoe County, opened to the public on July 15. Our Open Spaces team gave Commissioners Jeff Baker and Kathleen Conti an impromptu sneak...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: July 13, 2020

Back-to-School Telephone Town Hall Q&A event

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July 16 at 7 p.m.: Back-to-School Telephone Town Hall

Officials from Arapahoe County school districts and the Tri-County Health Dept. will answer questions about the latest plans for the fall term.

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Read the July 10 Edition of The County Line

County Line Special Edition

Headlines from the July 10 Edition of The County Line

  • State, County see record turnout in June 30 election
  • Impact Your Space: Take the Open Spaces Master Plan Survey
  • Staff Performs Life- and Property-Saving Measures in Byers
  • Back-to-School Telephone Town Hall...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Impact your space

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Arapahoe County Open Spaces is asking residents to take the online Open Spaces Master Plan survey to share their thoughts about the future of County parks, trails and open spaces. It should take no more than 15 minutes to complete and can be taken anytime...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Read the July 1 Edition of The County Line

County Line Special Edition

Headlines from this edition:

  • CDPHE approves Arapahoe County variance request with amendments
  • Court ruling confirms actions of Arapahoe County Assessor
  • STRIDE Community Health Center offers COVID-19 testing
  • Happy 4th of July; County buildings closed on Friday
  • G...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 29, 2020

CDPHE approves Arapahoe County variance request with amendments

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Decision should allow increased indoor capacity as local businesses reopen

On Monday, June 29, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) approved Arapahoe County’s recent request for a variance from Public Health Order 20-2...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 29, 2020

Independence Day (Observed) - County Offices Closed Friday, July 3

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In observance of the July 4th holiday, County administrative buildings will be closed on Friday, July 3. 

Please have a safe and happy Independence Day. 

Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Read the June 26 Weekly Edition of The County Line

County Line Special Edition

Headlines from this edition:

  • County unveils small business relief plan
  • Rental and mortgage assistance for COVID-related income loss offered
  • Vote Safe. Vote Now.
  • Respect the Burn Ban - No fireworks allowed
  • Get the latest info on available resources for: employm...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Arapahoe County offers rental and mortgage assistance for COVID-related income loss

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With the goal of keeping families in their homes during the coronavirus crisis and related transitions, Arapahoe County has rolled out a new Rental and Mortgage Assistance Program (RMAP) to households that have experienced income loss directly re...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Court ruling confirms actions of Arapahoe County Assessor

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Assessor correctly applying state law in calculating and allocating base and increment valuations in tax increment financing areas

A recent court ruling in support of the Arapahoe County Assessor affirms the Assessor’s Office is correctly applyin...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 22, 2020

June 25 Telephone Town Hall to focus on new state health orders and safe voting

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Join us Thursday, June 25 at 7 p.m. for our next Telephone Town Hall Q&A event. Get your questions answered about new State guidelines as well as health protections in place for the June 30 state primary election. 

As COVID-19 numbers continue...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Read the June 19 Weekly Edition of The County Line

County Line Special Edition

Headlines from this edition:

  •   $15 million Shareback program helps protect and expand recreation projects throughout Arapahoe County 
  •   Arapahoe County making operational improvements throughout the organization
  •   Commissi...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 18, 2020

Commissioner Holen makes aerial delivery of PPE to Grand Junction hospitals

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Arapahoe County Commissioner Bill Holen, a licensed pilot, recently flew across the state with El Paso County Commissioner Stan VanderWerf to deliver about 500 pounds of much-needed personal protective equipment (PPE) and other medical and cleaning suppli...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 18, 2020

Arapahoe County making operational improvements throughout the organization

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The elected officials, department leaders and employees of Arapahoe County are unified in our goal to improve efficiency and streamline operations wherever possible. Even though the COVID pandemic and resulting shutdowns forced the County to use online ap...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 18, 2020

$15 million Shareback program helps protect and expand recreation projects throughout County

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Annual funding helps municipal budgets hit hard by COVID-19

This month, Arapahoe County Open Spaces distributed $15.7 million in Shareback funds to 12 incorporated cities and towns to support local parks, trails and open space p...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 15, 2020

Temporary Detour on Cherry Creek Trail between South Quebec and East Iliff

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A portion of the Cherry Creek Trail between South Quebec Street and just south of East Iliff Avenue will be closed for construction as part of the Cherry Creek Restoration Project starting June 15 – July 6 (approximately three weeks, weather pen...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Read the June 12 Weekly Edition of The County Line

County Line Special Edition

Headlines from this edition:

  •   County Commissioners’ statement on George Floyd protests, next steps
  •   Arapahoe County Mayors and Commissioners Youth Awards announce 2020 winners
  •   County Commissioners request variance for...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Arapahoe County Commissioners request variance for certain industries

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Citing encouraging trends, ample hospital capacity, and a robust suppression plan for containing the spread of COVID-19, the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners submitted a request today to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPH...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Sheriff's headquarters building reopens after flooding

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The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s building in Centennial is cleaned up from the recent flooding and the lobby will be back open for business on Thursday, June 11 at 7 a.m.Please note: we are open for fingerprinting and concealed handgun permits ONLY...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Arapahoe County Commissioners’ statement on George Floyd protests, next steps

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The recent George Floyd killing and the resulting protests have only exacerbated the stress and uncertainty we’ve all experienced in the past several months. The Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners has always tried to serve, protect, apprecia...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Arapahoe County Mayors and Commissioners Youth Awards announce 2020 winners

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The 20 winners of the 2020 Arapahoe County Mayors and Commissioners Youth Awards (ACMCYA) have been announced. These annual scholarships recognize local high school seniors who have overcome personal adversity and have created positive change in their liv...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 9, 2020

Curbside Pickup Offers New & Replacement Ballots For Voters in the Colorado Primary Election

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On June 30, 2020, Arapahoe County will hold a state primary election, which will determine the U.S. Senate nominees for each political party as well as nominees for state offices and Arapahoe County commissioner. Nominated candidates from each political p...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 9, 2020

Sheriff’s office headquarters suffers flooding and water damage from overnight rainstorm

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CENTENNIAL – The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters in Centennial has suffered flooding and severe water damage after last night’s heavy rainstorm. The roof of the building sustained damage due to the heavy winds o...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 9, 2020

What does “Safer at Home” look like for your business?

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Are masks required for businesses to reopen? What does social distancing look like in a retail establishment? What business support is available?

Join us Thursday, June 11, from 2-3 p.m. for a Business Roundtable discussion with the Tri-County Health Depar...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Read the June 5 Weekly Edition of The County Line

County Line Special Edition

Headlines from this edition:

  •   County approves resolution to permit outdoor dining exceptions in unincorporated areas
  •   There’s still time to claim your economic impact stimulus check
  •   Arapahoe Clerk and Recorder focused...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Arapahoe County approves resolution to permit outdoor dining exceptions in unincorporated areas

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The Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners has approved a resolution that will allow qualified restaurants, bars and other retail food or beverage businesses in unincorporated Arapahoe County to expand their service areas for temporary outdoor accommodati...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Churches, gyms, playgrounds, pools and more can reopen under new guidelines

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Yesterday, Gov. Jared Polis announced that the state is shifting to a new phase: Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors.

This new phase, effective immediately, offers new guidelines for several key areas including Places of Worship, Personal Recreat...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Arapahoe Clerk and Recorder focused on ballot integrity and voter safety heading into elections

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As we make our way through the COVID crisis, many people are wondering how they’ll be able to vote safely this year, and how we’ll ensure the integrity of our elections. These concerns are even more pronounced given that 2020 is a Pres...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 4, 2020

There’s still time to claim your economic impact stimulus check

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Arapahoe County Human Services urgepublic assistance recipients to secure their federal Coronavirus stimulus payments, and here’s how.

It is not too late to receive your economic im...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: June 1, 2020

June 4 Telephone Town Hall: Kids and COVID-19

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Join us Thursday, June 4 at 7 p.m. for an update about the latest developments in the COVID public health crisis.

This event will have a special focus on child- and education-related issues families will face through the summer and into the fall, and state...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Read the May 29 Special Weekly Edition of The County Line

County Line Special Edition

Headlines from this edition:

  • June 3 Business Roundtable: What does "Safer at Home" look like for your business?
  • Inspirational Gomez family recognized during Foster Care Month
  • Next Telephone Town Hall set for June 4; focus on child- and education-re...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 29, 2020

What does “Safer at Home” look like for your business?

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Are masks required for businesses to reopen? What does social distancing look like in a retail establishment? What business support is available?

Join us Wednesday, June 3, from 2-3 p.m. for a Business Roundtable discussion with the Tri-County Health Depar...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Help craft the future of your parks, trails and open spaces

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Since its inception in 2003, the Arapahoe County Open Spaces Program has built more than 73 miles of new trails, supported more than 160 park and trailhead projects, and conserved more than 31,000 acres of open space. In order to keep this legacy alive an...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Arapahoe County PWD celebrates National Public Works week

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At a time when a lot of other work is on hold, our “road and bridge” crews are still at it. This takes on special meaning this week, the 60th annual National Public Works Week. This year’s theme is “the Rhythm of Pu...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Read the May 22 Special Weekly Edition of The County Line

County Line Special Edition

Headlines from this Special Edition of The County Line:

  • Arapahoe County unveils CARES Act relief plan; County to share $51.5 million with 13 communities
  • County facilities begin reopening to the public
  • The 2020 Arapahoe County Fair has been canceled; virtual ...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 21, 2020

Building closures for Memorial Day

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In observance of Memorial Day, Arapahoe County administrative buildings will be closed on Monday, May 25.

Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 20, 2020

2020 Arapahoe County Fair canceled due to COVID-19 impacts

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Plans for a limited 4-H event are still being developed

After weighing all economic and public health and safety considerations, the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners has decided to cancel the 2020 Arapahoe County Fair that had been scheduled for late...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Arapahoe County Guidance: Reopening facilities video

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Arapahoe County Guidance: Reopening Facilities is the second in a series of videos created to help residents understand new safety guidelines as restrictions change.

This video offers an overview of the guidelines and safety measures being put in place at ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 18, 2020

COVID-19 Telephone Town Hall: The road to reopening

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Join us Thursday, May 21 at 7 p.m. for our next Telephone Town Hall and get your questions answered.

Have questions about the County’s reopening plans? Need clarification on when to wear a mask and where? What’s allowable with the big w...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Read the May 15 Special Weekly Edition of The County Line

County Line Special Edition

Headlines from this Special Edition:

  •   Arapahoe County to begin reopening some facilities to the public 
  •   Food assistance always available to those in need
  •   Safer at Home video offers guidance for next phase of COVID bat...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Statewide remembrance virtual event for those lost to COVID-19

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On Friday, May 15 at 7 p.m., Governor Polis is encouraging everyone to honor and remember the more than 1,000 Coloradan that we have lost to COVID-19. This coincides with the national Peace Officers Memorial Day, which the state will commemorate ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Arapahoe County to begin reopening some facilities to the public

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The Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners is pleased to begin reopening its facilities to the public on Monday, May 18. All County facilities have been closed since late-March due to the coronavirus health crisis, but conditions have improved enough that...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 21, 2020

County facilities begin reopening to the public

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On May 18, Arapahoe County welcomed residents back to some buildings and facilities, with numerous health and safety measures in place. County facilities had been closed to the public since late-March, during which time most employees have been working re...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 21, 2020

The 2020 Arapahoe County Fair has been canceled; virtual 4-H details being discussed

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After weighing all economic and public health and safety considerations, the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners has decided to cancel the 2020 Arapahoe County Fair that had been scheduled for July 23-26. The County is finalizing details of hosting a l...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Safer at Home video offers guidance for next phase of COVID battle

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Even though we’ve completed the state’s stay at home public health order, we’re still facing certain restrictions under the state’s safer at home order. Both orders are designed to prevent the spread of the coronavi...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 13, 2020

Arapahoe County to begin reopening County facilities to the public on May 18

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Visits will be by appointment only, with new health and safety protocols in place

 On Monday, May 18, Arapahoe County will begin reopening its facilities to the public after being closed since ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Read the May 7 Special Weekly Edition of The County Line

County Line Special Edition

Headlines from this Special Edition of The County Line:

  •   Understanding the new Safer-at-Home public health order
  •   Kaiser Permanente reclassifies human services caseworkers as first responders during COVID crisis
  •   CSU Extension c...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 11, 2020

All County buildings remain closed to the public

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Although some businesses have reopened under the new Safer at Home guidelines, Arapahoe County buildings remain closed to the public as we continue to put safety measures in place.  

Safety measures include retrofitting public points of contact wi...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Kaiser Permanente reclassifies human services caseworkers as first responders during COVID crisis

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Kaiser Permanente, the primary health care provider for Arapahoe County employees, has agreed that Human Services’ child and adult protective service workers should be reclassified because of their high risk of coronavirus transmission to vulner...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 7, 2020

CSU Extension continues Master Gardener program with appropriate health measures

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One revelation the COVID-19 crisis has produced is heightened awareness of the fragility of our food supply. The Colorado Master Gardenersm program at Colorado State University Extension has been using this time off to develop protocols for safe ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Understanding the new Safer-at-Home public health order

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Beginning this weekend, Arapahoe County residents and businesses will be under the state’s Safer-at-Home public health order. This order replaces the Stay-at-Home order that has been in place throughout April and allows for the gradual opening o...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Tri-County Health Department Moving to Governor Polis’ Safer at Home May 9

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Businesses will be able to open at lower density and following best practices

Tri-County Health Department (TCHD), along with other Denver Metro health departments, will allow its Stay-at-Home order to expire May 8 at midnight for Adams and Arapahoe counti...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 4, 2020

May 7 Telephone Town Hall: The transition to Safer at Home guidelines

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When should you wear a face covering in public? When can you get your hair cut? Are playgrounds still closed? As we transition to the Safer at Home public health guidelines, we know you’ll have questions so we’ve invited Tri-County Hea...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Read the May 1 Special Weekly Edition of The County Line

County Line Special Edition

Headlines from this Special Edition of The County Line:

  •   Arapahoe County Commissioners urge residents, businesses to comply with updated guidelines
  •   Help us envision the future of Open Spaces
  •   Human Services helps family adopt f...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Arapahoe County Commissioners urge residents, businesses to comply with updated guidelines

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We know these are challenging and confusing times. Now that the calendar is turning to May, we’ve seen some changes in the public health orders that we lived with through April. We applaud everyone for doing their best to comply with guidelines ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 27, 2020

Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners' statement on Tri-County extension

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The Tri-County Health Department has the legal authority to issue, modify or withdraw all public health orders in Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties. The data that Tri-County provided about the COVID-19 situation in Arapahoe County indicates that the sp...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 27, 2020

Select social media accounts transitioning effective May 1

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If you have been following the County on social media, Thank You! We truly appreciate your engagement. But we wanted to alert you to some upcoming changes. The decision has been made to retire several social media accounts associated with the County.

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 27, 2020

Tri-County Health Dept. issues guidelines for curbside and delivery service

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The Stay-at-Home public health order remains in place for Arapahoe County residents until May 8, but certain businesses may offer curbside and delivery service starting April 27.

Arapahoe County retail businesses may begin offering curbside pickup and deli...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Read the April 24 Special Weekly Edition of The County Line

County Line Special Edition

Headlines from this Special Edition of The County Line:

  •   Arapahoe County Commissioners offer guidance and updates about COVID-related shutdowns
  •   Recognizing the 1,200+ volunteers who support every aspect of our community
  •   Applic...
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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Adams and Arapahoe County to be under Stay at Home orders until May 8

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Tri-County Health Department’s Board of Health directs executive director to develop Public Health Orders extending Gov. Polis Stay at Home order with few exceptions

Tri-County Health Department will be extending Gov. Polis Stay at Home order unt...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 20, 2020

April 23 Telephone Town Hall: Navigating the Road to Recovery

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On Thursday, April 23 at 7 p.m., during our next Telephone Town Hall, we’ll discuss the road to recovery. 

What will the new normal look like and what things need to be in place for business and government to reopen? What resources are a...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 20, 2020

Arapahoe County invites non-profits to apply for 2021 Aid to Agencies grants

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Funds available in 2021 for human services, health, and crisis aid organizations

The Arapahoe County Board of County Commissioners is seeking grant applications from human services, health and wellness, and crisis intervention agencies for its 2021 Aid to ...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Arapahoe County Commissioners offer guidance and updates about COVID-related shutdowns

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Now that Governor Polis has replaced his earlier stay at home public health order with a phased-in plan commonly known as “Safer at Home,” the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners is continuing to evaluate the best available data abo...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Arapahoe County Fairgrounds transformed into alternate care medical facility

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The Arapahoe County Fairgrounds have been converted to a tier 4 alternate care facility for COVID-19 patients to help alleviate crowding at regional hospitals. The temporary facility will host cases that don’t require acute or critical care. Upo...

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Arapahoe County News