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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Bridge replacement set on Hunter Creek Trail

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Replacement of a bridge on the lower Hunter Creek Trail will begin Monday, Sept. 21, closing the trail to through traffic from both directions for about two weeks.

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails, along with a Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers crew, will...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2020

PROS AND CONS ABOUT BALLOT ISSUES NOW BEING COLLECTED

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Contact: Janice Vos Caudill | Clerk and Recorder – 429-2710

(Aspen, CO) Local election officials are now collecting comments from the public detailing the pros and cons of six financial ballot issues in the upcoming Pitkin County General...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Ideas for Emma Store buildings open to public input

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A volunteer Steering Committee has produced recommendations for the future of the Emma Store buildings, two landmark structures in Emma. Now, it’s time for the public to weigh in on the group’s ideas.

The Pitkin County Open Space and Tr...

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

Historic Emma house ready for use

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The historic Mather House at Emma Open Space is ready for its third century of occupants after a long-needed restoration project funded by Pitkin County Open Space and Trails.

The $500,760 project was done by Key Elements Construction with guidance from co...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2020

Aspen/Pitkin County Airport Runway Closure

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Aspen/Pitkin County Airport – Beginning Sunday, September 13th, 2020 at 11 p.m., the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport will be closing Runway 15/33 and all taxiway and ramp surfaces to perform required airfield maintenance and painting. Aircr...

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Posted on: August 10, 2020

Nominations sought for 2020 Pitkin County Cares Volunteer Service and Greg Mace Awards

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Contact: Pat Bingham | patbingham130@gmail.com | 970-366-7901

(Aspen, CO) Pitkin County is now accepting nominations for outstanding volunteers to be honored for the 2020 Pitkin County Cares Volunteer Service Awards. Citizens are invited to submit nominati...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Pitkin County considers open space bond issue

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Pitkin County commissioners will consider issuing up to $20 million for future open space acquisitions when they meet Aug. 12.

The bond issue, unanimously recommended by the Open Space and Trails Board, would fund acquisitions at a time when interest rates...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2020

Military aircraft will fly over Aspen today

Media Contact: Rich Englehart, Acting Airport Director, 970-618-7232

Aspen/Pitkin County Airport – The Aspen/Pitkin County Airport is expecting a low-approach flyover of six C-130 aircraft today rather than Tuesday, as previousl...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2020

Expiring Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Impacts Locals

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Media Contact:

Nan Sundeen - Human Services Director

970-618-9064

The discontinuation of the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program (FPUC) this week could create hardship for some of the more than 1600 Pitkin County residents who are receiving th...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

John Kinney, Airport Director for Aspen/Pitkin County Airport announces his retirement

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Media Contact: Jon Peacock, County Manager 

jon.peacock@pitkincounty.com 

970-471-8550 

John Kinney, Airport Director, today announced his retirement from the Aspen Pitkin County Airport effective August 10, 2020. 

John&...

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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: 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 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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Pitkin County Press Releases
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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Pitkin County Press Releases
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: 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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