News Flash

Posted on: August 10, 2022

Creating a new Healthy Rivers experience in Basalt

BASALT, COLO. (August 10, 2022) -- There will soon be a new way to enjoy and learn about the Roaring Fork River in Basalt.  Beginning in mid-August, and continuing through the fall, Pitkin County Healthy Rivers will be installing a boardwalk conn...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Short Term Rental license applications open for properties in unincorporated Pitkin County

PITKIN COUNTY, CO - Members of the public are invited to apply for Short Term Rental (STR) licenses. On June 22, the Pitkin County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) adopted an STR licensing program which goes into effect September 20. At this time, any...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2022

Study to engage trail users to assess outdoor experiences

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Starting July 21, some trail users in the upper Roaring Fork Valley will be asked to carry a GPS unit that tracks their route and then participate in a survey to assess their experiences in the great outdoors.

The survey data is intended to help local land...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2022

Sky Mountain Park users get refresher on trail etiquette

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Trail users at Sky Mountain Park are likely to notice a few new, eye-catching signs posted along the trails these days. The temporary signs offer gentle reminders about making room for everyone at the popular park.

While the park accommodates directional b...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2022

Aspen Airport reopens after small aircraft incident

PRESS RELEASE June 26, 2022For Immediate Release Media Contact: Dan Bartholomew, Aspen Pitkin County Airport Director, (970) 975-3162, dan.bartholomew@pitkincounty.com

Aspen, CO – At 5:25 PM, the Aspen Pitkin County airport reopened after...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2022

Pitkin County Public Health statement on a COVID-19 associated death

The Pitkin County Public Health department has been alerted by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) of a death associated with COVID-19 of a community member. This community member was treated and then died at a hospital in Den...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: June 6, 2022

Public input sought on plan to manage visitation at Maroon Bells

ASPEN, Colo. – The public is invited to participate in a workshop June 9 in Aspen to provide input and learn more about the Maroon Bells Comprehensive Recreation Management Plan effort.

Members of the public can stop by anytime between 5 pm and 7...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2022

Landfill expansion will add needed “life” to Solid Waste Center

Pitkin County Solid Waste Center’s new landfill expansion opens for use on June 3, 2022. The new cell marks the next stage of modernization for the landfill with an engineered synthetic liner, a (leachate) collection system that filters liquids ...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2022

Pitkin County Solid Waste Center’s Motherlode Mercantile opens June 3rd

The Motherlode Mercantile, Pitkin County Solid Waste Center’s next foray into waste diversion, opens to the public on June 3, 2022. This new retail venture aims to divert quality furniture, sports equipment, architectural salvage, lighting and plumbing fi...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2022

Nominations sought for 2022 Pitkin County Cares Volunteer Service and Greg Mace Awards

(Aspen, CO) Pitkin County is now accepting nominations for outstanding volunteers to be honored for the 2022 Pitkin County Cares Volunteer Service Awards. Community members are invited to submit nominations for people who are making a difference in the co...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2022

Pitkin County to begin surveillance efforts for potential mercury exposure

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On May 4, 2022, Pitkin County Public Health (PCPH) was notified by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) of 118 cases of individuals who reside part-time or full-time in Pitkin County, who had been tested for mercury in the bloo...

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Pitkin County Press Releases

News Flash

Posted on: July 15, 2022

Longtime employee named Interim Community Development Director

On July 2, Pitkin County Assistant Community Development Director Suzanne Wolff was named Interim Community Development Director. Her appointment follows the retirement at the end of June of Cindy Houben, the county’s long-time Community Development Direc...

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Pitkin County PSA
Posted on: July 11, 2022

Public Health holds young pediatric COVID-19 vaccines virtual town hall

Pitkin County Public Health will be hosting a virtual community information town hall event regarding the recent approval of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for the youngest pediatric group, ages 6 months to 4 years. Panelists will include Rahul Shah M.D., pe...

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Posted on: July 6, 2022

Application period reopens for Community Growth Advisory Committee

The Pitkin County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has decided to reopen the application for the Community Growth Advisory Committee through Friday, July 8th at 12 PM. This is to allow for additional applicants for the BOCC to consider in order to rou...

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Pitkin County PSA
Posted on: July 5, 2022

Clerk & Recorder temporary lunchtime closure starts July 6

The Pitkin County Clerk & Recorder’s office at 530 E. Main Street, in the Pitkin County Administration Building, will be closed from 12:30 - 1:30 PM, Monday through Friday, July 6 - 18.

The temporary lunchtime closure is due to staffing shortages withi...

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Pitkin County PSA
Posted on: June 27, 2022

Please provide input on the future of recreation in the Maroon Bells Scenic Area

Please join us on Thursday, June 30, from 5-6:30 PM MT for a Maroon Bells Comprehensive Recreation Plan Virtual Public Meeting. The public is invited to participate in a virtual meeting over Zoom to provide input and learn more about the Maroon Bells Comp...

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Pitkin County PSA
Posted on: June 10, 2022

Expect heavy bike traffic on trails during Ride the Rockies

Ride the Rockies will bring about 950 bicyclists to the Roaring Fork Valley on June 13 and 14. Riders will enter Pitkin County on the Rio Grande Trail on June 13 and stop for festivities in Basalt. More than half of the group will continue to Snowmass Vil...

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