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Paid Family Leave Employer Portal Goes Live in Colorado

December 7, 2022

Paid Family Leave Employer Portal Goes Live in Colorado   Convenient one-stop shop for employers preparing for Colorado’s new paid family leave requirements is up and running   (DENVER) – Colorado employers, and the third-party administrators who serve them, have a new, easy way to manage the proven benefits of paid family medical leave as the…

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CORE Electric, FarmBox Foods announce partnership to grow trees for reforestation

November 28, 2022

A groundbreaking reforestation program launched by CORE Electric Cooperative and FarmBox Foods is using innovation to achieve a new form of environmental stewardship. On Nov. 17, the electricity provider finalized a contract with FarmBox Foods, a Colorado-based manufacturer of controlled-climate farms, to grow trees in a Vertical Hydroponic Farm housed inside an upcycled, insulated shipping…

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Do you know the ins and outs of family fire safety?

November 23, 2022

Emergency guide and activity book available at What do you do if a smoke alarm goes off in your home? Do your kids know what to do? According to the National Fire Protection Association, Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day and then Christmas Eve. Now is the…

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Colorado launches Driver License and State ID in Apple Wallet

November 22, 2022

Coloradans can present their Colorado ID in Wallet easily and securely at select TSA checkpoints Information courtesy of the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Looking to make holiday travel a little easier? The Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) this month launched Colorado ID in Apple Wallet, providing an easy, fast, and secure digital version of…

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Work-Based Learning Incentive (WBLI) Program Seeking Applications for WBLI Intermediaries

November 21, 2022

DENVER – The Division of Employment and Training at the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) is seeking applications from entities interested in growing and enhancing Colorado’s Work-Based Learning Incentive (WBLI) program by becoming Work-Based Learning Intermediaries.  In May of 2022 the Colorado State Legislature passed Senate Bill 22-140, creating the WBLI program. The goal of…

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Important Updates for US 85 Travelers Near Highlands Ranch

November 21, 2022

In partnership with CDOT, Douglas County is making major improvements to US 85 between Highlands Ranch Parkway and C-470.  We need your help to ensure the work zone is safe. Here are the top 5 things you need to know: Slow down in the cone zone. The speed limit has been reduced to 45 mph.…

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Colorado Employment Situation – October 2022

November 18, 2022

17,700 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added in October;Unemployment Rate Rises to 3.6%   Household survey dataAccording to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased two-tenths of a percentage point in October to 3.6 percent. The number of unemployed individuals rose by 6,800 over the same time period to 116,400. Colorado’s unemployment rate has ranged…

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Douglas County commissioners highlight ARPA fund designations in annual State of the County

November 17, 2022

Water and wastewater gets $35M Douglas County Commissioners George Teal, Abe Laydon and Lora Thomas announce ARPA fund designations during the annual State of the County event. THELMA GRIMES Posted Wednesday, November 16, 2022 7:18 pm Haley Lena In honor of the multi-generational impacts of public services to Douglas County, the annual State of the County address…

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Local safety-net programs benefit from annual grant funds

November 16, 2022

County’s portion of the Philip S. Miller Trust distributed to organizations that work with the community’s most vulnerable The Board of Douglas County Commissioners has selected 31 nonprofit programs to share $100,000 in grant funds from the County’s 2022 portion of the Philip S. Miller Trust. Together, these vital programs cast a wide safety net…

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US 85 traffic shifts and business access changes coming this week

November 14, 2022

Left-turn access will be restricted permanently at some driveways and intersections If you access businesses along US 85 (Santa Fe Drive) in Highlands Ranch, you’ll want to know that left turns will be limited beginning this week. For safety reasons, business access will change to right-in, right-out only at private driveways and un-signalized intersections between…

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