Adams County will re-open county buildings - including the Government Center, Human Services Center, and Motor Vehicle locations - on Tuesday, June 2 , with a four-day schedule and new safety measures in place. Click here for more information.
Adams County is now under an extended Safer-at-Home Order until further notice. For more information on the order, visit the Tri-County Health Department site at

Gov. Hickenlooper Orders Flags Lowered for Arvada Firefighter

Gov. John Hickenlooper ordered flags lowered to half-staff on Thursday, Sept. 14, on all public buildings statewide in memory of Arvada Firefighter Lieutenant Jim Schaefer. Flags should be lowered from sunrise to sunset.

Schaefer, 58, died on Sept. 10 after a courageous battle with cancer. He served as a member of Arvada Fire for more than 20 years, most recently as Lieutenant at Station 3. Schaefer loved serving the people of Arvada. He is survived by his wife, three adult children, his mother, sisters and numerous nephews and nieces. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 14, at 10 a.m. at Faith Bible Chapel, 63rd Ave. and Ward Rd. in Arvada.