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Posted on: December 6, 2018

TSA-Mandated Curbside Parking Restrictions Tighten at Aspen/Pitkin County Airport

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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has tightened security measures for curbside parking at all commercial airports, including the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport. The nationwide TSA security standards prohibit unattended vehicles in front of the...

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Posted on: December 5, 2018

Effort to Curb Vaping Underway in Aspen and Statewide

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Colorado youth are vaping nicotine at twice the national average and at the highest rate of 37 states surveyed, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Following the first-ever “No Vape November” campaign in C...

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Posted on: December 5, 2018

Aspen Senior Citizen Named Senior of the Year

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Aspenite Tom Marshall was named Senior of the Year by the Northwest Council of Governments and presented by the Alpine Area Agency on Aging at its 30th annual senior awards ceremony in Frisco. Marshall volunteers for Pitkin County Senior Services driving ...

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

Pitkin County Scores Big At Colorado Counties Soiree

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Outgoing Pitkin County Commissioner Rachel Richards received top honors at the recent Colorado Counties Incorporated (CCI) winter conference. 

Richards, who is leaving her post at the end of the year because of term limits, received the 2018 CCI D...

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Posted on: November 7, 2018

Hunt to close Sky Mountain Park trails

Four trails at Sky Mountain Park will close for the fourth rifle season, Nov. 14-18, 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: November 5, 2018

Endangered Colorado River Subject of Talk

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One of America’s most endangered rivers, the Colorado River is the subject of a talk by author Christa Sadler in Aspen and Carbondale this November. Grand Canyon rafting guide, paleontologist, and author Sadler’s talk is entitled “Seeing Things Whole, Joh...

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Posted on: October 25, 2018

Aspen/Pitkin County Airport Seeks Public Participation in Public Visioning Process

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Pitkin County is now seeking applications from community members interested in participating in four different volunteer advisory groups set up to inform decision-making on airport modernization and improvement in the coming years. Applications will be ac...

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

The Flu Has Arrived in the Roaring Fork Valley

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More than halfway through October there have already been diagnosed cases of influenza in the Roaring Fork Valley and the Pitkin County Public Health Department is working to raise awareness about how to avoid the flu by practicing proper hygiene (hand wa...

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Posted on: October 23, 2018

Valley Resource Management Group Launches Needle Mail Back Program

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The Valley Resource Management group has launched a sharps mail-back campaign called Safety is the Point, providing free containers to people who are home users of injectable medications. Each year millions of Americans use needles, syringes, and lancets,...

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

Carbondale to Crested Butte Plan ready for final review

Following two years of planning, meetings and public input, Pitkin County commissioners and the Open Space and Trails Board will take up the proposed Carbondale to Crested Butte Plan on Wednesday, Nov. 7th in Carbondale.

The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. at...

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Posted on: October 10, 2018

Health and Human Services Parking Lot Re-Do Completed - Ambulance Station Construction Underway

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The Pitkin County Health and Human Services parking lot re-do was completed this week paving the way for the next phase of construction of the new Aspen Ambulance Facility. The parking lot has been closed since late July while crews reconfigured it to mak...

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Posted on: September 25, 2018

Cell Phone Location Software Now Helps Emergency Responders Find You

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The Pitkin County 9-1-1 Dispatch Center is now using technology that will revolutionize the way emergency dispatchers can pinpoint an incoming caller’s location. Apple and Google, along with industry partner RapidSOS, have recently allowed 9-1-1...

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Posted on: July 27, 2018

Updated Castle Creek corridor trail design to be presented Aug. 2

ASPEN - The modified trail design for the Castle Creek Corridor project will be presented to the Pitkin County Open Space and Trails and City of Aspen Parks and Open Space boards on Thursday, Aug. 2 at the Aspen Firehouse at 12 p.m. This meeting is open t...

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Posted on: July 16, 2018

Holsinger to serve on state commission

Paul Holsinger, Agriculture and Conservation Easement Administrator for Pitkin County Open Space and Trails, has been appointed by the Governor to serve on Colorado’s Conservation Easement Oversight Commission.

The commission was established to i...

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Posted on: July 6, 2018

Emma Open Space to be staging area for Xcel repairs

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails has granted use of part of Emma Open Space to facilitate repairs to the transmission lines damaged by the Lake Christine Fire.

Xcel Energy has requested use of a freshly cut hayfield adjacent to the Emma Schoolhouse at H...

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Posted on: June 28, 2018

Energy Performance Soars at Pitkin County Library

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(Aspen, CO) June 28, 2018 — At the turn of the millennium, when leaders at the Pitkin County Library were participating in the civic master planning process and envisioning the future of the library, creating an energy-efficient building was hig...

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails launches Town to Crown initiative

PITKIN COUNTY/ASPEN, CO - Pitkin County Open Space and Trails, in partnership with the Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association (RFMBA) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), is urging bikers to ride from the Town of Carbondale or Willits Center to the tr...

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Posted on: March 12, 2018

Sky Mountain hunting lottery set March 28

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 28.

The hunt, for cow elk only, will again take place during the fourth season – Nov. 14-18. To quali...

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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 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 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: 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 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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Posted on: January 29, 2016

Expanded Airport Secure Boarding Area Opens Saturday

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Capacity Nearly Doubled for TSA Screen Passengers Awaiting Flights

The airport cafe, bar, gift shop and three additional restrooms will become part of the secure boarding area effective this Saturday. That means the only people allowed access to these ...Read on...

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Posted on: January 6, 2016

Pitkin County 'Snowfighters' Learn Avalanche Basics

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Snowplow Drivers Work in Avalanche Prone Valleys

The Pitkin County Road and Bridge Department is receiving basic avalanche training from Mountain Rescue Aspen so that they are better prepared to protect themselves and the public should an avalanche occ...Read on...

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Posted on: December 29, 2015

Pitkin County Veterans Coffee

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4th Tuesday of each month 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm.

Pitkin County Library Mezzanine Room 

120 North Mill St Aspen. 

For more information contact Janine Barth, Pitkin County Veterans Service Officer janine.barth@pitkincounty.com (970) 429-6115

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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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