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Posted on: August 10, 2022

Creating a new Healthy Rivers experience in Basalt

BASALT, COLO. (August 10, 2022) -- There will soon be a new way to enjoy and learn about the Roaring Fork River in Basalt.  Beginning in mid-August, and continuing through the fall, Pitkin County Healthy Rivers will be installing a boardwalk conn...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Short Term Rental license applications open for properties in unincorporated Pitkin County

PITKIN COUNTY, CO - Members of the public are invited to apply for Short Term Rental (STR) licenses. On June 22, the Pitkin County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) adopted an STR licensing program which goes into effect September 20. At this time, any...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2022

Study to engage trail users to assess outdoor experiences

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Starting July 21, some trail users in the upper Roaring Fork Valley will be asked to carry a GPS unit that tracks their route and then participate in a survey to assess their experiences in the great outdoors.

The survey data is intended to help local land...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2022

Sky Mountain Park users get refresher on trail etiquette

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Trail users at Sky Mountain Park are likely to notice a few new, eye-catching signs posted along the trails these days. The temporary signs offer gentle reminders about making room for everyone at the popular park.

While the park accommodates directional b...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2022

Aspen Airport reopens after small aircraft incident

PRESS RELEASE June 26, 2022For Immediate Release Media Contact: Dan Bartholomew, Aspen Pitkin County Airport Director, (970) 975-3162, dan.bartholomew@pitkincounty.com

Aspen, CO – At 5:25 PM, the Aspen Pitkin County airport reopened after...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2022

Pitkin County Public Health statement on a COVID-19 associated death

The Pitkin County Public Health department has been alerted by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) of a death associated with COVID-19 of a community member. This community member was treated and then died at a hospital in Den...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: June 6, 2022

Public input sought on plan to manage visitation at Maroon Bells

ASPEN, Colo. – The public is invited to participate in a workshop June 9 in Aspen to provide input and learn more about the Maroon Bells Comprehensive Recreation Management Plan effort.

Members of the public can stop by anytime between 5 pm and 7...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2022

Landfill expansion will add needed “life” to Solid Waste Center

Pitkin County Solid Waste Center’s new landfill expansion opens for use on June 3, 2022. The new cell marks the next stage of modernization for the landfill with an engineered synthetic liner, a (leachate) collection system that filters liquids ...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2022

Pitkin County Solid Waste Center’s Motherlode Mercantile opens June 3rd

The Motherlode Mercantile, Pitkin County Solid Waste Center’s next foray into waste diversion, opens to the public on June 3, 2022. This new retail venture aims to divert quality furniture, sports equipment, architectural salvage, lighting and plumbing fi...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2022

Nominations sought for 2022 Pitkin County Cares Volunteer Service and Greg Mace Awards

(Aspen, CO) Pitkin County is now accepting nominations for outstanding volunteers to be honored for the 2022 Pitkin County Cares Volunteer Service Awards. Community members are invited to submit nominations for people who are making a difference in the co...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2022

Pitkin County to begin surveillance efforts for potential mercury exposure

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On May 4, 2022, Pitkin County Public Health (PCPH) was notified by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) of 118 cases of individuals who reside part-time or full-time in Pitkin County, who had been tested for mercury in the bloo...

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Pitkin County Press Releases