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Posted on: June 20, 2019

Bike to work, and assess the Rio Grande Trail while you're at it

Those who commute to and from Aspen via the Rio Grande Trail, or simply recreate on the trail, are invited to offer their thoughts on where they’d like to see more amenities along the route.

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails will have a booth a...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2019

Pitkin Area Co-Responder (PACT) Celebration

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MEDIA CONTACT: Karen Koenemann - Director of Pitkin County Public Health -  970.429.6171 

The Pitkin Area Co-Responder Team (PACT) is celebrating its official launch with a community-wide celebration with food, music, giveaways a...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2019

Pitkin County’s High country Roads May Not Open For Some Time

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Media Contact: Brian Pettet - Pitkin County Road and Bridge Director - 970-379-3703

Following the herculean effort to open Maroon Creek Road before Memorial Day weekend, Pitkin County’s 8-person road and bridge heavy equipment crew is now focusin...

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Posted on: June 13, 2019

Powerline Failure on Red Mountain Causes TV and Radio Broadcast Outages

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A malfunction in the powerline that provides power to the Lower Red translator site on Red Mountain has caused television and radio outages in the Aspen area and points down valley. The outage is impacting TV stations that rely on the translator to rebroa...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Airport Parking Upgrades and Security Improvements Get Underway

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All parking spaces in the traveller drop-off and pick-up area in front of the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport terminal are being eliminated beginning this week and replaced with drive-through only lanes. This is the latest step to meet national security stand...

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

Airport curbside drop-off upgrade

Effective May 20, 2019 the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport, in compliance with the Transportation Security Administration’s Federal Mandate, will be improving the passenger throughput and efficiency of the passenger drop-off and pick-up. The first t...

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Sky Mountain Park, Glassier open Thursday

Trails at Sky Mountain Park and Glassier Open Space will reopen for the season on Thursday, but downhill-only Deadline Trail at Sky Mountain will remain closed for maintenance.

Reshaping of Deadline Trail began last fall, but work was suspended when it beg...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: March 7, 2019

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. 15-19...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2019

CPW to conduct six-year study of Avalanche Creek elk herd

ASPEN, Colo. - Beginning in early March, Colorado Parks and Wildlife researchers will begin a six-year study of the Avalanche Creek elk herd in the Roaring Fork Valley.CPW reminds the public that they may see activity typically related to research project...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2019

BOCC to consider conservation of large ranch, Emma open space purchase

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Pitkin County Commissioners are being asked to take action Wednesday, Jan. 23, to purchase a 36-acre agricultural parcel in Emma and authorize the purchase of a conservation easement covering 1,222 acres at the mouth of Thompson Creek.

The Emma land purcha...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Jaffee River Trail dog use open to input

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails is conducting a public survey on use of the Wilton Jaffee Park Sr. River Trail as an off-leash dog area.

The river trail has been informally used by dog walkers as an off-leash area, but it has not been formally designat...

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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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Pitkin County Press Releases
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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Pitkin County Press Releases
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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Pitkin County Press Releases
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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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2016

Pitkin County Elections Department to Move to New Location

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Clerk and Recorder and Motor Vehicle Departments Move Next

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...

Pitkin County Press Releases
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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Pitkin County Press Releases
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: 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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Pitkin County Press Releases
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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Pitkin County Press Releases
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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