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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Final Airport Interim Parking Improvement Project Completed in Time for 4th of July

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Media Contact: 

Matt Whitelock - Airport Director of Construction

970-319-5263

The final project in a series of parking lot reconfiguration and improvement measures to increase parking capacity and convenience at the airport was completed this week ...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Pitkin County COVID Relief Program Suspended

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Media Contact:

Samuel Landercasper - Economic Assistance Manager

970-920-5244

After issuing nearly $2.3 million in assistance to more than 3,400 Pitkin County residents since late-March, Pitkin County COVID Relief Program has been suspended effective today,...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Construction complete for Castle Creek Corridor Improvement Project

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Construction for the Castle Creek Corridor Improvement Project, including the new Castle Creek Trail that connects Marolt Trail to the Aspen Country Day and Aspen Music Festival and School campuses, is officially complete.

“This has been a positi...

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

COVID Community Meeting Set for Thursday 6.25

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This Thursday 6/25 at 4pm the Covid Community Meeting follows the Pitkin County Board of Health meeting with an update on cases and capacity from Aspen Valley Hospital, how the community is doing on the Roadmap to Recovery as it approaches a new phase, wh...

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

Public Health Advisory: Hand Sanitizer

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Food and Drug Administration issued an advisory to consumers to not use hand sanitizers containing methanol. "Methanol is not an acceptable ingredient for hand sanitizers and should not be used due to its toxic effects...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails launches WildLives campaign

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Pitkin County Open Space and Trails and Colorado Parks and Wildlife announce an educational messaging campaign, WildLives, listen to your better nature. The campaign’s purpose is to educate the public about respectfully interacting with local wi...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Pitkin County awards four Healthy Rivers grants

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Media Contact:

Lisa MacDonald

Pitkin County Attorney’s Office & Healthy Rivers Program

healthyrivers@pitkincounty.com

970-920-5191

On Tuesday, June 16th, the Pitkin County Board of County Commissioners authorized four Healthy Rivers grants total...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Airport Sardy Field Fire Department Training Burns

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Media Contact: Caroline Bonynge

Airport Operations Director - 970-987-4829

The Aspen/Pitkin County Airport will be conducting controlled Live Burn Training June 22-26th, 2020. As a Federal Aviation Administration requirement, Aspen Airport’s Sardy...

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Media Contact: Tracy Truelove 970-366-2502 Continued Five Commitments Practice Advised for Publ

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Media Contact: 

Tracy Truelove

970-366-2502

The news of a multi-jurisdictional outbreak in the Roaring Fork Valley this week created a demand for testing from patrons and community members who were showing no symptoms of the virus. 

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

COVID Community Meeting Set for Thursday 6/11/2020

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The public is invited to a Virtual Community Meeting this Thursday, June 11th at 4pm. The meeting includes updates from Aspen Valley Hospital and Pitkin County Human Services. Watch the meeting at www.pitkincounty.com/watchmeetings, on Facebook Live or on...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

National Garbage Man Appreciation Day

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Media Contact: Cathy Hall - Landfill Manager

970-429-2882

A contingent of front-line employees who may have been taken for granted during the COVID-19 shutdown in Pitkin County and around the world are being recognized on National Garbage Man Appreciation D...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Seeking Input on Growth Management Through Climate Action Lens

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Media Contact: Cindy Houben, Director, Community Development

970-319-0220

To ensure that climate action, equity, resiliency and quality of life are achieved as ultimate objectives, Pitkin County Commissioners will be launching a public outreach eff...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Amendments Made to Pitkin County Public Health Order

Media Contact: Tracy Trulove, Pitkin County PIO970-379-7917June 4, 2020

Regardless of State of Colorado amendments to the Governor’s Safer at Home order Tuesday, Pitkin County remains in Phase II of the Roadmap to Reopening. Pit...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Pitkin County Government Offices Remain Closed

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All Pitkin County Government offices will remain closed until a date still to be decided. Even though Phase II of the Public Health’s “Roadmap to Recovery” allows larger gathering sizes and limited openings of restaurants, lo...

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

New Website Promises Real-Time COVID-19 and Community Data

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MEDIA CONTACT: Phylis Mattice - Deputy County Manager - 970-319-2383

Information the community needs to stay current on the COVID-19 response and recovery in Pitkin County is now available on a new, more user-friendly website. The new website has evolved f...

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Posted on: May 24, 2020

State Grants Pitkin County Variance to Governor’s Safer at Home Order

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Steve Child - Pitkin County Commissioner - Chair - 970-948-3008

Jon Peacock - County Manager - 970-471-8550

Karen Koenemann - Public Health Director - 970-319-8634

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) today granted ...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Airport Gears Up for Increase in Travelers

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MEDIA CONTACT: Airport Director John Kinney - 970-429-2851

Photos of Airport staff installing social distancing items in the terminal: CLICK HERE

The Aspen/Pitkin County Airport has taken extraordinary measures to protect the health and safety of i...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Pitkin County COVID Emergency Relief Fund Reserved for Most Need

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MEDIA CONTACT: Samuel Landercasper - Economic Assistance Manager - 970-309-3474

In the two months since the COVID-19 community shutdown began nearly 3,000 individuals and 500 children under 18 have received emergency funding from Pitkin County’s ...

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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 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 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 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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