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Future training center named after fallen deputy
Future training center named after fallen deputy
11/23/2020
The new law enforcement training center is being named after fallen Weld County Sheriff's Deputy Sam Brownlee.
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Final telephone town hall in 2020 on 11/16
Final telephone town hall in 2020 on 11/16
11/13/2020
The final telephone town hall event in 2020 will be on Monday, November 16, at 5:00 p.m.; listen to COVID updates and ask questions of the board.
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Making a positive impact on Weld County veterans
Making a positive impact on Weld County veterans
11/12/2020
Through a pandemic, Weld County Veterans Services continues to serve.
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State and County discuss COVID
State and County discuss COVID
11/10/2020
State supports county's stance on individual responsibility with regard to COVID-19 response.
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Board proclaims Apprenticeship Week in Weld County
Board proclaims Apprenticeship Week in Weld County
11/10/2020
The week stresses the importance of apprenticeships in building a strong workforce in Weld County.
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County celebrates adoptive families in November
County celebrates adoptive families in November
11/05/2020
November has been proclaimed Weld County Adoption Month by the Weld County Board of Commissioners.
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Six boards and commissions seek volunteers
Six boards and commissions seek volunteers
10/30/2020
Volunteer positions give residents an opportunity to be involved in county government.
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Town and County Meeting October 29
Town and County Meeting October 29
10/22/2020
County commissioners and town representatives from Weld County's municipalities will meet for the annual Town and County meeting Thursday.
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Board makes appointments to advisory committee
Board makes appointments to advisory committee
10/22/2020
Seven residents were appointed to the newly formed CDBG Advisory Committee on Wednesday.
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Jerri and Terri Mapelli, daughters of Roland "Sonny" Mapelli who donated the fossil to Weld County, were able to see the fossil before the move to Denver.
DMNS to study Weld County's Official fossil
10/21/2020
Pops the Triceratops to be studied, cleaned and restored before returning to Weld County next year.
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Fourth Weld County Telephone Town Hall Monday
Fourth Weld County Telephone Town Hall Monday
10/15/2020
Join the commissioners for an update on the county's response to COVID-19 on Monday, October 19, at 5:00 p.m.
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Public input needed on improvement projects
Public input needed on improvement projects
10/15/2020
The Citizen Needs Survey asks residents to identify needs they see in their community related to housing and public services.
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Public work sessions for 2021 budget
Public work sessions for 2021 budget
10/13/2020
The Board of Weld County Commissioners will hold public work sessions regarding the 2021 Budget on 10/20 and 10/22.
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Connection matters with long-term care residents
Connection matters with long-term care residents
10/07/2020
Residents' rights are the focus this month for hundreds of long-term care residents in Weld County.
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Regional Communications Center earns top honor
Regional Communications Center earns top honor
09/29/2020
The Weld County Regional Communications Center earned its second national recognition in as many years.
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Citizen input wanted on growth and transportation
Citizen input wanted on growth and transportation
09/23/2020
Feedback on the comprehensive and transportation plans can be given via email or in person at upcoming public hearings.
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Accepting applications for new advisory committee
Accepting applications for new advisory committee
09/16/2020
Applications are now being accepted for the brand-new CDBG Advisory Committee.
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9/21 Telephone Town Hall COVID update
9/21 Telephone Town Hall COVID update
09/16/2020
Join the commissioners for an update on the county's response to COVID-19 on Monday, September 21, at 5:00 p.m.
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September proclaimed National Preparedness Month
September proclaimed National Preparedness Month
09/09/2020
Residents are encouraged to make an emergency preparedness plan with family members.
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September proclaimed Workforce Development Month
September proclaimed Workforce Development Month
09/03/2020
During this month, many events will be held including a virtual job fair, webinars and a fall fest.
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Commissioner Livestream returns Sept. 14
Commissioner Livestream returns Sept. 14
09/02/2020
Beginning at 9:30 a.m. Monday, September 14, commissioners will resume their weekly livestream update of county projects and information.
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Enhanced COVID-19 data dashboard update
Enhanced COVID-19 data dashboard update
09/01/2020
Enhanced data dashboard surpasses 12,000 page views in two weeks and reaches 149,000 total views since April
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Weld County, Upstate launch recovery program
Weld County, Upstate launch recovery program
08/28/2020
Weld County & participating communities have directed a portion of their CARES dollars to a business recovery program managed by Upstate Colorado.
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Rebuttal statement on proposed AQCC revisions
Rebuttal statement on proposed AQCC revisions
08/26/2020
County concerns on AQCC proposed revisions to Regulation 7 formalized in rebuttal statement last night.
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Public input needed on Hazard Mitigation Plan
Public input needed on Hazard Mitigation Plan
08/19/2020
Residents are encouraged to fill out the short survey to see what types of hazards Weld County should focus on in the plan.
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Weld County Junior Livestock Sale tops $1 million
Weld County Junior Livestock Sale tops $1 million
08/14/2020
This year’s sale was on August 3, 2020, and is now the third top grossing sale in Colorado.
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Public input sought for county CDBG program
Public input sought for county CDBG program
08/14/2020
The Citizen Needs Survey asks residents to identify any needs they see in the community related to housing, public improvements and public services.
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Changes coming to intersection of WCR 29 and 90
Changes coming to intersection of WCR 29 and 90
08/13/2020
Drivers are encouraged to be aware of safety enhancements coming to the intersection.
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New COVID-19 data dashboard
New COVID-19 data dashboard
08/13/2020
A new data dashboard has been created to provide residents with more information about COVID-19 in Weld County.
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Board reaffirms support for water-supply project
Board reaffirms support for water-supply project
08/11/2020
The Northern Integrated Supply Project aims to enhance Northern Colorado's water supply.
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1041 WOGLA County Code changes approved
1041 WOGLA County Code changes approved
08/07/2020
Over the course of three months, 1041 WOGLA County Code changes were brought before the board during a three-reading process.
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Child Support Awareness Month recognized in August
Child Support Awareness Month recognized in August
08/07/2020
The Child Support Services (CSS) division of the Weld County DHS provides help to parents and anyone caring for a child.
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County's first roundabout close to completion
County's first roundabout close to completion
08/06/2020
After eight months of construction, the first roundabout on a county road is close to completion at WCRs 54 and 17.
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High Plains Blvd. study and update
High Plains Blvd. study and update
08/05/2020
Next step in finalizing the High Plains Blvd. transportation study is to review the access control plan and receive public comment.
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Public Input for Comprehensive Plan Goes Virtual
Public Input for Comprehensive Plan Goes Virtual
08/05/2020
Take our survey and let us know how you feel about growth in Weld County as we work on updated the comprehensive plan!
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Are you signed up for emergency alerts?
Are you signed up for emergency alerts?
07/30/2020
Register for CodeRED to receive alerts about emergency events happening in your area.
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County fair Junior Livestock Sale benefits youth
County fair Junior Livestock Sale benefits youth
07/29/2020
The Weld County Fair Junior Livestock Sale will be held Monday, August 3, with a new virtual component for public participation.
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Board appoints new county coroner
Board appoints new county coroner
07/28/2020
Dr. Michael Burson replaces Carl Blesch who served as the coroner since 2017.
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BOCC response to Gov. Polis' executive order
BOCC response to Gov. Polis' executive order
07/17/2020
The board backs personal responsibility in response to executive order requiring masks.
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Fair royalty presents fair book to commissioners
Fair royalty presents fair book to commissioners
07/16/2020
The 102nd Weld County Fair will be held July 24 through August 3 with a few changes due to COVID-19.
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Weld County reaches COVID-19 testing goal
Weld County reaches COVID-19 testing goal
07/08/2020
The county tested 10 percent of its population for COVID-19.
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Ag remains focus of 102nd Weld County Fair
Ag remains focus of 102nd Weld County Fair
07/07/2020
The fair will be held July 24 through August 3 and will look different this year due to COVID-19.
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County CDBG program to help communities thrive
County CDBG program to help communities thrive
07/07/2020
Program will implement improvement projects within several municipalities.
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Seven boards and commissions have openings
Seven boards and commissions have openings
07/06/2020
Get involved in a board and commission and positively impact county government.
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Board of Equalization Now Accepting Appeals
07/06/2020
Appeals are now being accepted by the County Board of Equalization.
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Weld County to partner with Evans on road project
Weld County to partner with Evans on road project
07/02/2020
The county approved an IGA for roadway improvements for 23rd Ave. between 37th St. and 42nd St. Evans will vote on the IGA July 7.
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Five key things to remember about COVID-19
Five key things to remember about COVID-19
07/01/2020
The public should stay informed and act based on common sense and wise judgment to protect health and support economic revitalization.
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Weld governments unite for residents & businesses
Weld governments unite for residents & businesses
06/24/2020
All 33 Weld governmental entities unanimously agreed on how CARES Act funds will be utilized to make entities whole after COVID-19 expenses.
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Lawley Appointed Deputy Director
Lawley Appointed Deputy Director
06/23/2020
Weld County Commissioners announce Mark Lawley as the newly appointed Deputy Director of WCDPHE.
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Weld County takes a stand against elder abuse
Weld County takes a stand against elder abuse
06/16/2020
County brings awareness to elder abuse through proclamation at Monday's hearing.
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Financial relief on the way to Weld businesses
Financial relief on the way to Weld businesses
06/15/2020
Commissioner driven HB20-1421 allows suspension of delinquent interest payments for property tax payments, provides business relief.
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Communications team wins award for newsletter
Communications team wins award for newsletter
06/10/2020
The county communications team received the "Tech Trailblazer" award for increasing civic engagement through an email newsletter.
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June 8 Commissioner Telephone Town Hall
June 8 Commissioner Telephone Town Hall
06/02/2020
Residents are invited to listen to COVID-19 updates specific to Weld County on a June 8 telephone town hall.
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Free COVID-19 drive-thru testing next week
Free COVID-19 drive-thru testing next week
05/22/2020
COVID-19 testing in Weld County is increasing as Weld County Government will host free community drive-thru testing events in early June.
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Following CDPHE's reporting changes, COVID-19 deaths in Weld County drop
Following CDPHE's reporting changes, COVID-19 deaths in Weld County drop
05/22/2020
A change in CDPHE's reporting practice reduces number of deaths from COVID-19 in Weld County almost 30%
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County's PPE collection effort continues
County's PPE collection effort continues
05/21/2020
There are many items the public and health care providers can donate to make most of resources.
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May is Foster Care Month!
May is Foster Care Month!
05/14/2020
The month recognizes the efforts of foster and kinship caregivers, community organizations and child welfare professionals.
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Repair on county road 49 to begin this week
Repair on county road 49 to begin this week
05/13/2020
The project will focus on repairing the surface between the rails of the railroad crossing north of county road 54.
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Several boards and commissions seek to fill openings
Several boards and commissions seek to fill openings
05/12/2020
Volunteering allows residents an opportunity to learn about and get involved in county government.
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After 25 years, Dr. Mark Wallace to retire
After 25 years, Dr. Mark Wallace to retire
05/08/2020
After 25 years of dedication to Weld County, Dr. Mark Wallace informed the Board of his plans to retire.
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Board honors nurses on National Nurses Day
Board honors nurses on National Nurses Day
05/06/2020
Today, the Board proudly honored all nurses and gave special recognition to the 18 nurses employed by Weld County!
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Safety a priority as county offices set to reopen
Safety a priority as county offices set to reopen
05/01/2020
On Monday, May 4, the public can expect changes implemented to protect themselves and employees.
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County gives PPE to front-line workers
County gives PPE to front-line workers
04/30/2020
PPE donations went to first responders and medical staff to protect themselves against COVID-19.
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Telephone Town Hall 5/4
Telephone Town Hall 5/4
04/30/2020
The Weld County Board of Commissioners will be holding a telephone town hall on Monday, May 4, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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Best Practices Guidelines for Reopening
Best Practices Guidelines for Reopening
04/23/2020
In preparation for the gradual reopening of businesses across the state, Weld County publishes guidelines.
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Board suspends RV restrictions
Board suspends RV restrictions
04/20/2020
Commissioners suspend a section of county code which limits the amount of time an individual can stay in an RV.
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Live stream addition to Wednesday BOCC schedule
Live stream addition to Wednesday BOCC schedule
04/06/2020
Commissioners will live stream updates on the work county government is doing through the pandemic. These updates will continue through April 29.
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Health, first responders tested in NoCo
Health, first responders tested in NoCo
04/04/2020
Weld, Larimer Counties partner to test health care workers, first responders fo COVID-19
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Weld County recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month with a Virtual Children's Art Gallery
Weld County recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month with a Virtual Children's Art Gallery
04/01/2020
We are once again recognizing Child Abuse Prevention Month, but this year it will be through a new and exciting digital exhibit.
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Board approves financial relief to businesses
Board approves financial relief to businesses
03/25/2020
Through an interest reduction on delinquent property taxes, businesses and individuals given financial relief in face of COVID-19.
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County declares disaster emergency
County declares disaster emergency
03/18/2020
A declaration of disaster emergency was signed by the board so Federal assistance can be accessible to businesses and residents.
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An update on many Clerk and Recorder services
An update on many Clerk and Recorder services
03/17/2020
Despite office closure, many services can be completed online, over the phone or via email.
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County buildings closed to public until 4/8/20
County buildings closed to public until 4/8/20
03/16/2020
Starting March 17, county offices will be closed to the public, but please know business is continuing within each of the county buildings.
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Pandemic emergency not same as disaster emergency
Pandemic emergency not same as disaster emergency
03/16/2020
Commissioners explain difference between a Pandemic Health Emergency and a Declaration of Disaster Emergency as it relates to Weld County.
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Commissioner James recommended to board
Commissioner James recommended to board
03/12/2020
Commissioners recommended Commissioner Scott James be the newest member of the Firestone Urban Renewal Authority (FURA) Board.
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Preparation continues regarding COVID-19
Preparation continues regarding COVID-19
03/12/2020
This week our news is dominated by constant COVID-19 updates. It can be scary, but it doesn’t need to be.
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Open house 3/19 for I-25 Parallel Road Project
Open house 3/19 for I-25 Parallel Road Project
03/11/2020
Weld, Larimer, Mead, Berthoud, Johnstown and CDOT are collectively facilitating the final open house meeting to discuss a new arterial roadway.
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Context on benzene reading at Bella Romero
Context on benzene reading at Bella Romero
03/10/2020
Independent experts find benzene concentrations are not cause for concern at Bella Romero.
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Accounting Department receives 38th GFOA Award
Accounting Department receives 38th GFOA Award
03/04/2020
This achievement is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and reporting.
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Freeman to serve on two CTSI boards
Freeman to serve on two CTSI boards
03/03/2020
Freeman will serve on CTSI's Board of Directors and the Board of Directors for the Colorado Counties Casualty and Property Insurance Pool.
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News / Weld OEM offers free weather spotter class
Weld OEM offers free weather spotter class
03/02/2020
The class will be held on Thursday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m.
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Collaboration brings relief to LaSalle commuters
Collaboration brings relief to LaSalle commuters
02/28/2020
Residents in LaSalle can celebrate a shorter, safer commute through town thanks to the completion of a project that brought three different entities together.
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Weld County finalizes Emergency Operations Plan
Weld County finalizes Emergency Operations Plan
02/21/2020
The EOP guides how the county will respond in emergencies and disasters.
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Weld, Larimer collaborate on workforce development
Weld, Larimer collaborate on workforce development
02/20/2020
A joint meeting between Weld and Larimer County Workforce Development Board was held last week in Loveland.
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Ross sworn in as commissioner
Ross sworn in as commissioner
02/19/2020
Following appointment by the County Council on Monday, Kevin Ross was officially sworn in as Weld County’s newest commissioner.
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Eight boards and commissions have openings
Eight boards and commissions have openings
02/07/2020
Volunteering is a unique way to get involved in county government.
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Everett Hogelin Memorial Award to Kirkmeyer
Everett Hogelin Memorial Award to Kirkmeyer
02/04/2020
Fort Lupton Fire Protection District honors Kirkmeyer with the organization’s prestigious Everett Hogelin Memorial Award.
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Workforce Development Board receives designation
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New public safety radio tower built in Grover
New public safety radio tower built in Grover
01/27/2020
The new tower improves radio signals for law enforcement and emergency responders.
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County updates comprehensive plan
County updates comprehensive plan
01/24/2020
Public outreach for plan update begins at the Colorado Farm Show January 28-30!
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DHS Director retires after more than forty years
DHS Director retires after more than forty years
01/16/2020
Judy Griego says farewell after serving Weld County residents for over four decades.
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2020 Chair, Pro-Tem and Coordinators
2020 Chair, Pro-Tem and Coordinators
01/06/2020
Today, the board elected Freeman as the Chairman and Moreno as Pro-Tem for 2020.
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