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Posted on: January 16, 2020

March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary

March 3 Presidential Primary

On March 3, 2020, Arapahoe County will hold a Presidential Primary election, which will determine the presidential nominees for each political party. All active voters will receive a ballot the week of Feb. 10, 2020. There are recent changes to Colorado&a...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Arapahoe County to Hold Public Forums on Oil and Gas Development

Oil and Gas

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

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Welcome to The County Line

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

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

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. 20.

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Posted on: January 8, 2020

Colorado’s “Red Flag” Law

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

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Posted on: January 8, 2020

Commissioners Send Concerns about Denver Metroplex Plan to FAA

Metroplex

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

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Posted on: January 8, 2020

Arapahoe County to Oversee Three Elections in 2020

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

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

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Posted on: January 8, 2020

Arapahoe County Begins Preparations for 2020 Census

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

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Posted on: January 7, 2020

Take a step back to the 1860s

17 Mile House open house

Looking for something to do with the family this weekend? Why not check out the 17 Mile House Farm Park, a 155-year old farm which served as an important resting stop for pioneers traveling on the Cherokee/Smoky Hill wagon trails in the 1860s. Experience ...

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Posted on: January 2, 2020

A Conversation with Commissioner Bill L. Holen

Commissioner Bill L. Holen

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

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Posted on: December 30, 2019

Byers, CO branch office hours change on Jan. 6

Byers office hours

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

The new hours will be:

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

Services Provided at the B...

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Posted on: December 27, 2019

A Conversation with Commissioner Kathleen Conti

Conversation with Commissioner Conti

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

To help...

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Posted on: December 27, 2019

Text and email alerts for building closures to be discontinued

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As part of our service first philosophy, Arapahoe County continually strives to improve processes, including communication with our residents. To that end, we have recently made some changes to our building closure notification service offered through our...

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Posted on: November 29, 2019

Colorado Digital ID available starting December 1

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

The app’s newest feature gives residen...

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 22, 2019

"Forever family" adoptions bring tears, hugs and stability

adoption ceremony at the Judicial Center

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

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

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Posted on: November 24, 2019

Extended repair work at county admin building to begin

Construction at county admin building

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

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

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

Join us for holiday celebrations at 17 Mile House

17 Mile Holiday Celebrations

Open house at 17 Mile House farm park

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 14, 2019

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

Jaws of life used to repair culvert

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 12, 2019

17 Mile House barn preservation project completed

17 Mile House Barn

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 12, 2019

Town Hall with Commissioner Jeff Baker

Town Hall Jeff Baker November 14

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

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

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Arapahoe County statement regarding Ballot Measure 1A

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

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: October 24, 2019

Commissioner Nancy Sharpe participates in national joint task force

Nancy N. Sharpe

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

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Arapahoe County News
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Commissioners lend their voices to anti-opioid efforts

Bill Holen

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

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

Citizen-led county taskforce recommends replacing detention center

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

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

9-1-1 Authority: Lifesaving location data

911 Authority

Easily confirming the location of mobile callers is now possible for local emergency responders as a result of the Arapahoe County 9-1-1 Authority’s implementation of the RapidSOS NG911 Clearinghouse.

“The first and most important quest...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary

March 3 Presidential Primary

On March 3, 2020, Arapahoe County will hold a Presidential Primary election, which will determine the presidential nominees for each political party. All active voters will receive a ballot the week of Feb. 10, 2020. There are recent changes to Colorado&a...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Arapahoe County to Hold Public Forums on Oil and Gas Development

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

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Welcome to The County Line, a new monthly newsletter

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

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Posted on: December 30, 2019

Byers, CO branch office hours change on Jan. 6

Byers office hours

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

The new hours will be:

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

Services Provided at the B...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Get Involved in Arapahoe County

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There are many ways citizens can get involved, from volunteering to serving on a citizen board or committees.

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Posted on: December 17, 2019

Prevent a "fall through" with ice safety tips

Ice fishing pond

There have already been several instances this year in Colorado of people falling through ice while attempting to ice fish. There probably is no such thing as “safe” ice, but Colorado Parks & Wildlife has shared some guidelines everyone should conside...

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

17 Mile House barn preservation project completed

17 Mile House Barn

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

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

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Posted on: January 7, 2020

Take a step back to the 1860s

17 Mile House open house

Looking for something to do with the family this weekend? Why not check out the 17 Mile House Farm Park, a 155-year old farm which served as an important resting stop for pioneers traveling on the Cherokee/Smoky Hill wagon trails in the 1860s. Experience ...

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Posted on: December 17, 2019

Prevent a "fall through" with ice safety tips

Ice fishing pond

There have already been several instances this year in Colorado of people falling through ice while attempting to ice fish. There probably is no such thing as “safe” ice, but Colorado Parks & Wildlife has shared some guidelines everyone should conside...

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

17 Mile House barn preservation project completed

17 Mile House Barn

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

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

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Posted on: December 31, 2019

Sheriff sets goals for 2020, meet K-9 'Nuke' and snow vs. all-season tires

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Click photo to read the January 2020 edition of the Detail. Or click HERE.

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

Investigators arrest babysitter for allegedly sexually assaulting children

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Investigators with the Child Victim Unit (CVU) of the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) have arrested a 22-year-old man for allegedly sexually assaulting children he babysat in Arapahoe County.

CVU investigators arrested Corey Medo on a war...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: December 12, 2019

In times of trouble, our victim advocates are here for you.

Victim Advocate Program

Whether you’re a victim of a violent crime, involved in serious car accident or have experienced a traumatic event, victim advocates from the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office will offer you support and resources through your darkest hour.

Advocates are ded...

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY: Deputy to receive Hero Award today for extraordinary action

Deputy Ben Sadler fixes flags at Grand View High

WHAT:  The Cherry Creek School District Superintendent Scott Siegfried will present Arapahoe County Sheriff's Deputy Ben Sadler with its December Hero Award.  The CCSD Heroes Award honors those in the Cherry Creek Schools commun...

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

The ACSO is using drones, SROs are educating parents and help us solve a cold case!

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Click photo to read the October edition of the Detail! Or click HERE.

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

Deputies arrest teacher who worked at juvenile detention center

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CENTENNIAL – Arapahoe County Sheriff’s investigators arrested a former educator at the Marvin W. Foote Youth Services Center Thursday on the felony charge of Sexual Assault on a Child by One in a Position of Trust. Maggie Christine Stastny, 32, will be he...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: September 3, 2019

We're recruiting, meet our SROs and enter our Blue Patch photo contest!

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

Buy a sheriff patch & fight cancer, Citizens' Academy starts soon, K-9s get $20K!

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Click photo to read the August edition of the Detail! Or click HERE.

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Posted on: July 15, 2019

Back the Blue K-9 Force to present sheriff’s office with $20,500 for K-9 unit

K-9 Zero

BTBK9, a nonprofit which helps fund safety and medical needs for law enforcement, raised the money by holding fundraising events at Chick-fil-A, Culvers, CoBank, Colonna’s Pizza, Parry’s Pizza, and the Prevail Group. The nonprofit give...

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

Accreditation assessment team invites public comment about ACSO

CALEA

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive in Centennial on July 22, 2019, to examine all aspects of the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office’s policies and procedures, administration, opera...

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

ACSO investigating overnight shooting death of teen

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Investigators say homicide is not school related and there are no suspects at large

The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting death of an 18-year-old victim outside his home in the 21500 block of East Powers Lane last nig...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: April 15, 2019

When there’s an emergency, who are you going to call? 9-1-1 dispatchers

Telecommunicators

When you need urgent help, they’re there. 24/7, 365 days a year, when you call 9-1-1, an Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office public safety dispatcher will answer your call.  That’s why the ACSO is taking this week to ho...

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Posted on: April 11, 2019

Investigators looking for man who tried to sexually assault woman in Centennial

crime stoppers

The subject is described as a white male wearing black jeans, a black jacket with a hoodie, and a black mask that hid everything but his eyes. The victim describes him as a white male, approximately 6-foot tall and weighing around 200 pounds. 

Any...

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

Investigators arrest Arapahoe High teacher on charges of sexually assaulting a student

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Investigators responded to the school and conducted a preliminary investigation along with school staff after receiving a tip from a student anonymously through the reporting system Safe2Tell.  Investigators developed enough probable cause that t...

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

ACSO hosts grand opening for Sheriff’s Office Substation

grand opening details

The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office is opening a new substation that will serve some 25,000 residents in the Four Square Mile and Holly Hills neighborhoods. The neighborhoods are within the Precinct 5 patrol service area. While the ACSO has always had a ...

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Posted on: March 4, 2019

Video visit an inmate in the Arapahoe County jail from anywhere

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Visiting an inmate in the Arapahoe County Detention facility just got easier. Instead of driving to the facility to speak to your friend or loved one through a video kiosk, you can now visit with them from virtually anywhere with internet access and a fre...

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

ACSO arrests man for first degree murder after he allegedly shot neighbor in parking dispute

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Johnson was originally held on charges of attempted first degree murder. However, after the victim, Anthony Cunningham, 46, was pronounced deceased on February 18, 2019, the charges were amended against Johnson to first degree murder.

ACSO dispatch receive...

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Sheriff's Office News
Posted on: January 29, 2019

ACSO arrests man for luring child

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Investigators with the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) unit of the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a Denver man for luring a child online and attempting to sexually assault her – while he is out on bond for the s...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Closure

MLK Spotlight

The lobby of the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2020 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Urgent Need for a New Jail

Jail

Walls crumble, sewage backs up, inmates crowd into pods while the staff struggles to provide basic mental and behavioral health assistance inside the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office jail. 

Take a video tour of the jail.

The Detention Fa...

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Posted on: December 31, 2019

Sheriff sets goals for 2020, meet K-9 'Nuke' and snow vs. all-season tires

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Posted on: October 28, 2019

Burn Ban Lifted

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Due to the current weather conditions and forecasts, Sheriff Tyler Brown has lifted the ban on open fires in unincorporated Arapahoe County, effective immediately.

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

2018 Annual Report

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"The 2018 annual report showcases the many accomplishments of the people and programs in the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office." Sheriff Tyler Brown

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