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Jefferson County Employee Newsletter: County Line, 1976-2005

Identifier: Series-165

Scope and Contents

The "County Line" employee newsletter was created in 1976 for the purpose of enhancing employee communications within the county. It was first published monthly by the Personnel Department, then by the Administrative Services Division, and later by the Public Information Office. It became bi-monthly starting in 2000.

The newsletter highlighted a different employee every month; celebrated national and local awards as well as the employee of the month; recent hires, anniversaries, retirements, and births and deaths; news about softball teams and bowling leagues; credit union news and educational columns; and had a classified ad section. It also described the functions of a different department every month.

The first unnamed issue of the newsletter was published August 20, 1976, and it advertised a contest to name it. A $25 U.S. Savings Bond was given to the employee who submitted the winning name. It was thereafter published as "The Jefferson County Line" until August 1990 when it was shortened to simply "County Line." The last issue of record appears to be the July/August 2005 issue.

Missing July 1998, November 1998, March 1999 and July/August 2001.


  • Existence: 1976-2005


Conditions Governing Access

Archives collection material is non-circulating, requires staff retrieval and is available for use by appointment in the reading room.


0.60 Cubic Feet (Two document boxes (one slim legal-size document box and one letter-size document box))

Language of Materials



Arranged chronologically in two boxes.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Copies of the Jefferson County Line employee newsletter were found in the Archives office in 2009. There was no documentation as to where they came from. Accession number was assigned in 2010 during processing.

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Repository Details

Part of the Jefferson County Archives Repository

3500 Illinois Street
Suite 2350
Golden CO 80401 United States