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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Take Back Your Health by Quitting Smoking

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Quitting smoking or chewing tobacco is among the most common New Year’s resolutions. Now that several communities in Pitkin, Eagle and Garfield Counties have raised taxes on all tobacco products the additional expense might add more impetus to q...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Healthy Rivers Whitewater Park to See Changes This Winter

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Thanks to input from the community, Pitkin County will be making a few changes to the Healthy Rivers Whitewater Park in Basalt this winter. 

In 2019, Healthy Rivers sought public comment on the whitewater park experience through an extensive outre...

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

Landfill Employees get State Appointment and Recognition

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Pitkin County Landfill Manager Cathy Hall has been appointed to the State Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission by Governor Jared Polis. Hall joins the City of Aspen’s 

Senior Environmental Health Specialist, Liz Chapman who chairs the co...

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

Fall Leaf Peepers Push Capacity of Maroon Bells Bus Shuttle and Parking

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Almost 120,000 visitors rode the Roaring Fork Transit Authority’s Maroon Bells Shuttle last summer and fall. While this is a slight decrease from the 2018 season, visitation last fall set a new record for visitors per day.

Shuttle service was del...

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Airport Now Better Prepared for Holiday Influx

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Significantly more terminal space and more parking spaces will make the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport better prepared for the influx of holiday travelers than it has been in recent years. Beginning this week the number of flights per day will double from 12...

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Posted on: December 13, 2019

Aspen School District Leader Receives Helen K. Klanderud Award

Interim Superintendent of the Aspen School District, Dr. Tom Heald is the recipient of the 2019 Helen K. Klanderud Exemplary Service Award. The award was announced by Pitkin County Human Services which received nominations and a majority vote from over 40...

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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: 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: 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: 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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