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Posted on: December 5, 2019

North Star the focus of public open house

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails will host an open house on Thursday, Dec. 12 to discuss future management of North Star Nature Preserve and seek input from the community.

The event, from 4-7 p.m., will take place at Local Coffee House, 614 E. Cooper Av...

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

Pitkin County Leads in Statewide Recycling

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Pitkin County has been recognized as a leader in the State for waste diversion and recycling.  According to the recently released 2019 Annual State of Recycling Report, Pitkin County placed first among its neighboring Counties on the western slop...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

Airport Parking Improvements Nearly Complete

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Parking improvements at the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport, including a new Cell Phone Waiting Lot, will be completed by the end of the week, weather permitting. 

The reconfiguration and restriping of existing economy and employee parking areas have ...

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

Draft plan for Penny Hot Springs open to public comment

Pitkin County is inviting the public to comment on a draft plan to guide the management of Penny Hot Springs, a popular destination in the Crystal River Valley.

The county’s Open Space and Trails Board reviewed the draft plan Nov. 7 and voted to ...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Hunt to close Sky Mountain Park trails

Four trails at Sky Mountain Park will close for the fourth rifle season, Nov. 13-17, 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: October 29, 2019

Pitkin County Public Health Steps Up Alerts to Locals About Vaping

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The Colorado Department of Health and Environment has recently reported its ninth case of disease linked to vaping in Colorado and  Pitkin County Public Health is stepping up outreach to people who vape or use e-cigarettes and their families to e...

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Posted on: October 21, 2019

North Star public survey underway

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails has launched an online survey to seek public input as the department prepares to update the North Star Nature Preserve Management Plan.

The survey went live on Monday morning, Oct. 21, at www.pitkinOSTprojects.com (click...

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Posted on: October 16, 2019

2019 Pitkin County Cares and Greg Mace Awards Announced

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Ten outstanding Roaring Fork Valley Residents are being honored for their volunteer work in Pitkin County. They were nominated by citizens to receive the Pitkin County Cares Volunteer Service Awards. Now in its 19th year, the goal of the county’...

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

Whitewater Park Modifications Topic of Public Meeting

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River users and Healthy Rivers Whitewater Park enthusiasts will gather in Basalt this week to discuss possible modifications to the play waves structures located in the Roaring Fork River just downstream from Fisherman’s Park in Basalt. Wave par...

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Posted on: September 23, 2019

New Parking Rates at Airport Effective October 1st

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Increased parking rates at the Aspen/Pitkin County airport aimed at discouraging non-traveler “day parking” go into effect October 1st.  The biggest increase will be felt by those who park at the airport between 2 and 12 hours...

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

Grazing allotment retirement to benefit area bighorn sheep

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Pitkin County Open Space and Trails has proposed contributing $32,000 toward elimination of a domestic sheep grazing allotment in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area to benefit the native bighorn sheep herd.

County commissioners and the Open Space an...

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Posted on: July 22, 2019

County seeks input on Penny Hot Springs

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails is seeking public input as it begins work on a management plan for Penny Hot Springs in the Crystal Valley. An online survey is available through Aug. 9 to collect initial feedback from interested citizens.

In addition, ...

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

Pitkin County to buy land near Filoha Meadows

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails has placed 10 acres near the south end of Filoha Meadows Nature Preserve under contract.

The Board of County Commissioners will take up the $1,550,000 purchase on first reading on July 24. Second reading and a public hea...

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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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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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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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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: 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.

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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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