On Tuesday, Nov. 29, the Adams County Board of Commissioners (BoCC) awarded more than $10 million in open space grants thanks to the voter-approved Open Space Sales Tax. Due to post-pandemic recovery, Adams County awarded every dollar available. Funding for the fall 2022 grant cycle came from revenues from the first half of the 2022 Adams County Open Space Sales Tax, which was passed by Adams County voters in 1999, and in perpetuity in 2020.
Strong Economic Recovery, Unemployment Down 2%
The Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) unanimously adopted the 2023 Adams County budget at public hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 22. The 2023 budget is set at $719,282,203, which is a 9% increase from 2022.
Board of County Commissioners Looks to Honor Victims with Action to End Gun Violence
Governor Polis Orders Flags Lowered to Honor the Passing of U.S. Representative Donald McEachin from Virginia
DENVER — Today, Governor Jared Polis ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff beginning immediately until sunset tonight, in honor of the passing of U.S. Representative Donald McEachin from Virginia, as directed by President Biden.
COLORADO SPRINGS - Governor Jared Polis ordered flags lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide from sunrise Nov. 21 until sunset Nov. 26, 2022, to honor and remember the victims of the horrific shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs. Flags will be lowered for 5 days to remember each of the 5 individuals who lost their lives in this senseless tragedy.
Looks to Add Over 100 Employees and Four Locations for New Health Department
As of Jan. 3, 2023, Adams County will be opening county buildings on Mondays and resuming a five-day schedule. The updated 2023 building schedule will continue to provide a regular 40-hour workweek for residents and employees, but by opening county buildings on Mondays, residents will have more flexibility to utilize in-person services.
DENVER - Governor Jared Polis ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings and properties on Thursday, Nov. 10, to honor the life of Minority Leader Hugh McKean. The flags will remain lowered from sunrise to sunset for his memorial service at the Colorado state capitol which will begin at 11:30 a.m. MT.
The memorial service will be live streamed at: https://www.youtube.com/c/GovOfCO.
Voter Turnout 14% Lower Compared to Previous Midterm Election
As of Monday, Nov. 7, 104,285 Adams County voters, or around 30% of registered voters, have returned their ballots to the Adams County Clerk & Recorder’s Office, and there is still time for voters to return their completed ballots.