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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Pitkin County Landfill Closed to Private Citizens Until Further Notice

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The Pitkin County Solid Waste Center (AKA Landfill) closed its gate to the public today after demand from private citizens, making non-essential trips to the landfill, exceeded the parameters of the Public Health Order curtailing all but essential travel ...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Late Filing Fees Waived for Business and Residential Personal Property Declarations

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The Pitkin County Assessor’s Office has been working closely with the Colorado Division of Property Taxation on extending the upcoming business and residential personal property reporting deadline. Because most Colorado businesses are not operat...

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Posted on: March 29, 2020

Public Health Order Postpones All but Essential Pitkin County Government Infrastructure Projects

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A number of Pitkin County Government infrastructure construction projects will be postponed as a result of the recent Public Health Order shutting down all non-essential construction by March 31st. 

Projects that will be put on hold include Phase ...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Pitkin County Administrative Offices Closed to Public Access

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Access to Essential County Services Remain Available Virtually 

by email, website or telephone

www.pitkincounty.com 

Call us - 9709-920-5200

We’ll be at the other end of the line! 

In the spirit of social distancing and In ...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Open Space and Trails plows lower Rio

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails took the unusual step of plowing the lower Rio Grande Trail within the county Tuesday to expand outdoor recreational opportunities for the community.

The trail was plowed between Emma and Woody Creek. After four passes w...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Pitkin County Continuity of Business Plan During Novel Coronavirus Outbreak in the Community

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In the spirit of social distancing set forth in the Public Health Order declared by Pitkin County on March 12, 2020, most county staff will be working remotely until further notice and all meetings with staff will be conducted via email, telephone or vide...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

North Star comment period extended

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails will extend the comment period on the draft update to the North Star Management Plan and pause outreach meetings on the plan for an undetermined period.

“Online public comment for the plan will remain open. We ...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Senior Service Suspending All Group Operations

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Under the direction of Pitkin County Public Health and the County Manager’s Office, Senior Service is suspending all programmatic group operations, starting Thursday, March 13th. Including: congregate meals, transportation, and all fitness/socia...

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Posted on: March 1, 2020

Public Health Officials Collaborate to Prepare for Potential COVID-19 Cases in Colorado

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Colorado has not yet experienced a case of COVID-19,  but health officials anticipate that it is only a matter of time before cases emerge. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPH...

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

Elk captures could take place next week

Two Pitkin County open space properties, Sky Mountain Park and Glassier Open Space, could both see use next week as Colorado wildlife officials capture and collar cow elk.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is in the midst of a 6-year study of factors that influe...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Crystal River streambank stabilization project to begin

Work will begin Monday, Feb. 17 along a stretch of the Crystal River where erosion has destabilized the riverbank and is threatening the Crystal Trail.

Gould Construction has been awarded a contract to stabilize the steep bank and prevent the Crystal Trail...

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Posted on: February 12, 2020

North Star plan open to public comment

A draft of the 2020 North Star Nature Preserve Management Plan is now open to public comment.

An online link to provide feedback is available at www.pitkinOSTprojects.com – click on the North Star page. Also available on the web page is the draft...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

Pitkin County Public Health Statement on Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

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Pitkin County Public Health (PCPH) would like to provide some guidance to the community to address questions and concerns around the emerging Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). At this point, we do not have any cases identified locally or within the state of ...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Take Back Your Health by Quitting Smoking

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Quitting smoking or chewing tobacco is among the most common New Year’s resolutions. Now that several communities in Pitkin, Eagle and Garfield Counties have raised taxes on all tobacco products the additional expense might add more impetus to q...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Healthy Rivers Whitewater Park to See Changes This Winter

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Thanks to input from the community, Pitkin County will be making a few changes to the Healthy Rivers Whitewater Park in Basalt this winter. 

In 2019, Healthy Rivers sought public comment on the whitewater park experience through an extensive outre...

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

Landfill Employees get State Appointment and Recognition

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Pitkin County Landfill Manager Cathy Hall has been appointed to the State Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission by Governor Jared Polis. Hall joins the City of Aspen’s 

Senior Environmental Health Specialist, Liz Chapman who chairs the co...

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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 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: 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: 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.

Paving repairs on the upper Brush Creek Trail, on the edge ...Read on...

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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 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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