Posted on: February 13, 2018

Pitkin County Recognizes 50th Anniversary of 9-1-1

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Pitkin County did not have basic, three-digit 9-1-1 service until 1980, but the first 9-1-1 call in the United States was placed in Alabama on February 16, 1968. The 50th anniversary of the 9-1-1 emergency telephone system is being recognized on February ...

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Posted on: February 12, 2018

Adjustments Underway at Pitkin County Healthy Rivers Whitewater Park

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A section of the Roaring Fork River is closed and heavy equipment is in the river in the vicinity of the Pitkin County Healthy Rivers Whitewater Park while adjustments to the wave features are made. The park opened during spring runoff 2017 and adjustment...

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

Colorado Public Radio - On Again/Off Again in Aspen

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Aging infrastructure and the difficulty accessing a radio translator site near the top of Red Mountain hasn’t helped Pitkin County radio technicians keep Colorado Public Radio (CPR) on the air in Aspen this winter. CPR has been mostly off-the-air since la...

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Posted on: January 22, 2018

Influenza Cases in Pitkin County Steadily Increasing

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Diagnosed cases of Influenza in Pitkin County have surpassed last year’s levels so far this flu season. A select sample of medical providers in Pitkin County report that of the total number of patients they have seen 5.4% have presented with flu...

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Posted on: January 11, 2018

State Marijuana Tax Cash Funds Granted to Pitkin County for Mental Health and Substance Use Response

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Pitkin County’s effort to improve the response to mental health and substance use cases just got a boost from the Colorado Department of Human Services’ Office of Behavioral Health. The County will receive up to $362,500 per year from ...

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Posted on: January 8, 2018

Growing Senior Meals Program

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One of Aspen’s Best Kept “Secrets”

With an estimated 4,000 people living in Pitkin County over the age of 60, Pitkin County Senior Services strives to fulfill its mission “to facilitate quality of life and independen...

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

Final Ambulance Station Design Open House

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The public will get a look at the BOCC-approved Ambulance Station design at a public open house on Tuesday, January 9th at 5:30 pm at the Pitkin County Health and Human Services offices located at 0405 Castle Creek Road in Aspen.

 

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

Local Families Could Lose Low-Cost Health Insurance

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Pitkin County Economic Assitance Offers Help Navigating Other Insurance Options

Contact:   Sam Landercasper: Economic Assistance Manager - 970-429-6167

If the federally funded CHP+ program expires at the end of January, 157 households in Pitkin Cou...

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Posted on: December 18, 2017

How to Reduce Waste this Holiday Season from the Pitkin County Landfill

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Greening the Holiday Season

Contact: Cathy Hall - Pitkin County Solid Waste Manager - 429-2882

Americans throw away 25% more waste between the Thanksgiving and New Years holidays than they do the rest of the year so Pitkin County Solid Waste Center is offer...

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Posted on: November 28, 2017

Winter trail closures begin Friday

Trails at Sky Mountain Park and Glassier Open Space will close for the winter on Friday, Dec. 1. Pitkin County Open Space and Trails reminds the public to observe these closures, intended for the benefit wildlife during the winter months. The trails reope...

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Posted on: November 13, 2017

Hunt to close Sky Mountain Park trails

Four trails at Sky Mountain Park will close for the fourth rifle season, Nov. 15-19, while an elk hunt occurs on a portion of the park.

Cozyline, Airline, Skyline Ridge and Ditchline trails will all be closed to public use during the hunt for safety reason...

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Posted on: September 12, 2017

Comment deadline for trail alternatives extended to Oct. 30

The public will have an extra month to comment on the potential alignment of a Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail.

During recent public meetings, some members of the community suggested more time should be given for public comment, given the breadth of wild...

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail alternatives set for release

Three presentations during the first week of September will kick off the next round of discussions on the proposed Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail.

First up is a Sept. 5th presentation on the Clear Creek Canyon Trail in Jefferson County, which serves as ...

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

History of travel in Crystal Valley to be focus of presentation

The history of travel in the Crystal Valley will be the focus of an Aug. 24th program that kicks off a series of presentations on the planned Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail.

Dale Will, director of special projects and acquisitions with Pitkin County Ope...

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Work begins on trailhead parking lots

The construction of a new parking area to serve Glassier Open Space and improvements to two other trailhead parking areas managed by Pitkin County Open Space and Trails are scheduled to commence soon.

Pitkin County has contracted with Frontier Paving of Si...

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

Consultants selected to help plan trail

Engineering and ecological work on the Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail is ready to begin following the recent selection of two consultants.

ERO Resources, based in Hotchkiss, Colo., was chosen as the ecological consultant. The contract covers two years o...

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Posted on: March 23, 2017

Public input welcome on Emma Open Space

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails will host an open house Thursday, March 30 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Basalt Town Hall to kick off management planning for Emma Open Space and the Emma Townsite property.  Citizens are invited to provide their inpu...

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Sky Mountain hunting lottery set March 20

ASPEN – A portion of Sky Mountain Park will again be open to limited hunting in the fall, but a lottery to choose five participating hunters will take place March 20.

The hunt, for cow elk only, will again take place during the fourth season &...

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Posted on: December 8, 2016

GOCO awards $100,000 to trail planning

The Great Outdoors Colorado Board today awarded a $100,000 grant to Pitkin County for planning the Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail.

The Connect Initiative trail-planning grant will be combined with a $200,000 allocation from Pitkin County Open Space and ...

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

Pitkin County moves to conserve St. Jude's Ranch

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Pitkin County is poised to protect another historic ranch on the edge of Basalt.  The Board of County Commissioners will consider adoption of an agreement to purchase a $5.2 million conservation easement on the Cerise family’s Saint Jud...

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Posted on: June 27, 2016

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails and US Forest Service to open joint Visitor Information Center

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails will open in its new temporary quarters at the Forest Service Visitor Information Center in Aspen on Tuesday, July 5. The Forest Service will begin welcoming visitors there on July 5, as well.

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Posted on: June 6, 2016

Rio Grande Trail voting starts today

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Rio Grande Trail fans, it’s time to vote.

The local trail is one of five across the nation that have been nominated for inclusion in the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Hall of Fame. Public voting begins today and continues through June 15. Go to railsto...Read on...

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Posted on: April 28, 2016

Open space policy to guide habitat preservation, human use

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails is seeking public input on a draft policy that will guide its approach to habitat preservation and human uses such as recreational trails and agriculture.

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Posted on: April 4, 2016

Osprey cam in Emma goes live

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The osprey nest in Emma is ready for prime time.

An osprey cam, as it has been dubbed, was installed last December by a Holy Cross Energy crew. With the camera, viewers can keep tabs on the goings-on in the nest whenever they like. Go to www.pitkincou...Read on...

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Posted on: March 7, 2016

Sky Mountain hunting lottery set March 18

ASPEN – A portion of Sky Mountain Park will again be open to limited hunting in the fall, but a lottery to choose five participating hunters will take place March 18.

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Posted on: March 2, 2016

Open houses set on Lazy Glen Open Space plan

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Public input into the management of Pitkin County’s Lazy Glen Open Space will be the focus of two upcoming open houses.

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails will host a March 7 open house specifically for Lazy Glen Subdivision residents, to take place f...Read on...

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Posted on: February 10, 2016

Pitkin County Elections Department to Move to New Location

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The Pitkin County Elections Department, now located on the ground floor of the Courthouse Plaza is moving to its new location in the Ute City Bank building arcade, at 501 E. Hyman Ave, on Fe...Read on...

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Posted on: February 2, 2016

County Commissioner Appointed to Statewide Public Lands Council

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The Bureau of Land Management announced new appointments to its citizen-based Northwest Resource Advisory Council (RAC) this week and Pitkin County Commissioner, George Newman is among the appointees. The RAC, composed to members with diverse interests an...Read on...

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Posted on: December 2, 2015

Unveiling of Pitkin County Facilities Design Choices at Public Open House Events

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Public Feedback Will Influence Design Decision

A series of architectural renderings of building concepts for Pitkin County’s new Public Safety and Administration building will be unveiled at public open house events on December 9th. The new building wi...Read on...

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Posted on: December 1, 2015

Community Input Sought for the Pitkin County Healthy Rivers Whitewater Wave and Streamside Project

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In advance of the construction of a whitewater wave and streamside improvements in the Roaring Fork River in Basalt, the first of a series of public meetings is being held December 7th to gather public input on the streamside improvements. A Recreationa...Read on...

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Posted on: November 9, 2015

Pitkin County Assumes Control of High Valley Farm Odor Monitoring

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The Pitkin County Environmental Health Department has assumed control of the High Valley Farm marijuana growing operation’s 3rd party odor monitoring program. In an agreement reached with Pitkin County Commissioners in September, High Valley Farms is payi...Read on...

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Posted on: September 29, 2015

Veterans Service Officer Now Based in Pitkin County

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A Veterans Service Officer (VSO) is now on the job in Aspen to help veterans in Pitkin County navigate everything from disability compensation and health care to vocational training and pensions. Colorado Veterans Service Officer (CVSO), Scott Ring has j...Read on...

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Posted on: September 21, 2015

Coffee Chats with Airport Director to Discuss Airport Improvements

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Public Invited to Ask Questions and Learn More about Environment Assessment

Pitkin County Airport Director John Kinney wants to share a cup of coffee with anyone who would like to join him at a series of ‘Coffee Chats’ in the coming weeks. The coffee c...Read on...

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Posted on: September 10, 2015

Volunteers needed to help restore North Star riverbank

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ASPEN – Pitkin County Open Space and Trails staff has been busy at work at North Star Nature Preserve in preparation for a hands-on volunteer project to restore two sections of eroded riverbank on the 245-acre open space near Aspen.

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Posted on: September 9, 2015

East of Aspen boardwalk to close for repairs

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ASPEN – The boardwalk portion of the East of Aspen Trail will be closed Sept. 14 and 15 while repair work begins on buckled sections of the structure.

The boardwalk carries the bike/pedestrian trail over wetland areas, southeast of Aspen. The East of A...Read on...

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Posted on: September 3, 2015

Stein Bridge to close for construction

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ASPEN –Stein Bridge and its trail connections in the Roaring Fork Gorge will be closed to traffic starting next week to allow replacement of the span’s aging abutments. The bridge will also be raised by 3 feet to better accommodate boating on the Roaring ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 4, 2015

Pitkin County Launches Full-Featured Map Website

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Citizens in all corners of the globe can now access a powerful new Pitkin County map-making tool that can help them do everything from create a custom neighborhood mailing list to customized themed maps. Such map-making endeavors previously required a v...Read on...

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Posted on: July 7, 2015

Pitkin County rangers and sheriff's deputies busy at North Star

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ASPEN – Rangers with Pitkin County Open Space and Trails have been busy patrolling North Star Nature Preserve, while county sheriff’s deputies have stepped up enforcement efforts along the Highway 82 corridor next to the popular boating area.

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Posted on: July 6, 2015

Elected Officials to View a Waste Sort at the Landfill

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To better understand exactly what our community is tossing into the trash, Aspen and Pitkin County are conducting a Waste Sort this week at the landfill. Elected officials from both jurisdictions will attend the sort on Thursday, July 9th from 8:30am to ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 24, 2015

American to Launch New Non-Stop Flights From Chicago this Winter

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New non-stop flights from Chicago and expanded service from Dallas Fort Worth have been added to the Aspen Snowmass winter flight schedule this winter. The Aspen/Pitkin County Airport today announced that American Airlines will offer new daily non-stop fl...Read on...

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Posted on: June 10, 2015

Pitkin County Shines Spotlight on Summer Activities for 55+

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As the days grow longer and outer layers are finally shed, the 55+ crowd is ready to spring into summer. Join Pitkin County Senior Services on June 18th for the “Aging Well ~ Spring Into Summer Wellness” at Aspen Valley Hospital from 3 to 6 p.m. to learn ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 8, 2015

Nominations Sought for the 2015 Pitkin County Cares Volunteer Service Awards

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Pitkin County is now accepting nominations for outstanding volunteers to be honored for the 2015 Pitkin County Cares Volunteer Service Awards. Citizens are invited to submit nominations for people who are making a difference in the community.

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Posted on: June 4, 2015

Trail repairs to begin June 9

ASPEN – Paving work to repair segments of the Rio Grande, Brush Creek and Basalt-Old Snowmass trails will begin June 9 after rain delays postponed the start of work. Detours will be in place to route trail users around the work zones.

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Posted on: May 27, 2015

Trail repairs begin June 1

ASPEN – Paving work to repair segments of the Rio Grande, Brush Creek and Basalt-Old Snowmass trails will begin next week. Detours will be in place to route trail users around the work zones.

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Posted on: May 22, 2015

Pitkin County eyes purchase of scenic Snowmass Canyon parcel

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ASPEN – The proposed purchase of a unique Snowmass Canyon property that offers access to both the Roaring Fork River and national forest lands above the valley via Arbaney Gulch will come before Pitkin County commissioners on May 27.

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Posted on: May 11, 2015

City/County Water-Saving Landscape Program

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The City of Aspen Water Department and the Pitkin County Landfill are partnering to provide and distribute gardens specially designed for our altitude and climate. The so-called ‘gardens in a box’ will include 28 plants, a plant care guide and an easy to...Read on...

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Posted on: May 4, 2015

Public input welcome on North Star Management Plan

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ASPEN – A draft management plan for one of Pitkin County’s most revered open spaces, North Star Nature Preserve, is open to a five-week public comment period starting today – Monday, May 4. The county’s Open Space and Trails Board and county commissioners...Read on...

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