News Flash

Posted on: January 26, 2023

PitkinAlert system now available in 100 languages

New app launched in an effort to reach all community members more equitably

PITKIN COUNTY, COLO. (Jan. 26, 2023) - Citizens and visitors can now receive PitkinAlerts in over 100 different languages with a new Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office translation app,...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2023

Pitkin County inmates transition to Eagle County Detention Facility

New partnership allows Pitkin County to continue with safety improvements at its facility

PITKIN COUNTY, COLO. (January 12, 2023) - At noon on Thursday, Pitkin County deputies escorted seven inmates to the Eagle County Detention Facility in Eagle, Colorado...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2023

COVID-19 testing site at Aspen Airport due to close January 14

Vaccination bus, which administers free COVID and flu shots, will continue operating into 2023

PITKIN COUNTY, COLO. (January 12, 2023) - Due to a reduction in individuals seeking community testing resources as well as a continued shift from emergency respo...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2023

Pitkin County elected officials sworn into office on Courthouse steps

The officials, who were elected November 8, start or resume their roles

ASPEN, COLO. (January 10, 2023) - Four incumbents and one newly elected official were sworn in on the steps of the Pitkin County Courthouse today. In November, voters re-elected Distri...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2022

Eighteen agencies sign on to the Roaring Fork Valley Wildfire Collaborative

Agreement will facilitate cross-boundary work to create fire resilient communities

CARBONDALE, Colo. (Dec 15, 2022) – Understanding that wildfires do not recognize jurisdictional lines, 18 local, county, state and federal agencies involved in wildfire miti...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2022

Airport Advisory Board reflects on first year, looks ahead to 2023 projects

At monthly meeting, Board members also approve emissions study

PITKIN COUNTY, COLO. (Dec. 16, 2022) - Nearly one year ago, on January 20, 2022, the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport Advisory Board (AAB) met for the first time following a robust community engagem...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: December 7, 2022

Flight Operations Safety Task Force approved by Pitkin County Commissioners

Creation of Task Force was recommended by citizen-led Airport Advisory Board

PITKIN COUNTY, COLO. (Dec. 7, 2022) – At a regular meeting on Wednesday, December 7, the Pitkin County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) considered and unanimously ap...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2022

Pitkin County selects Andrew Knapp as County Engineer

Knapp brings more than a decade of local experience in transportation engineering

PITKIN COUNTY, COLO. (Nov. 30, 2022) - Andrew Knapp, who previously served as Resident Engineer for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) in the Roaring Fork and C...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2022

Public invited to weigh in on planning effort to manage Maroon Bells visitation

Development of Comprehensive Recreation Management Plan continues with Dec. 7 workshop

PITKIN COUNTY, COLO. (November 29, 2022) – The public is invited to participate in a workshop on Wednesday, December 7 in Aspen to provide input and hear about...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Diane Jackson named Deputy Airport Director at Aspen Airport

Jackson served previously in leadership roles at airports in Florida, Connecticut

PITKIN COUNTY, COLO. (Nov. 23, 2022) - Diane Jackson, who previously served as Airport Manager at Tweed-New Haven Airport and Communications Director at the Naples Municipal ...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Hunt to close Sky Mountain Park trails

PITKIN COUNTY, COLO. (Nov. 18, 2022) - Five trails at Sky Mountain Park will close for the fourth rifle season, Nov. 23-27, while an elk hunt occurs on a portion of the park.

Cozyline, Airline, Incline, Skyline Ridge and Ditchline trails will all be closed...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Pitkin County Clerk & Recorder completes tally of overseas, military, and cured ballots

PITKIN COUNTY, COLO. (Nov. 18, 2022) - The Pitkin County Clerk & Recorder completed its final tally of ballots Thursday after processing military, overseas, and cured ballots. A total of 240 ballots were processed by two sets of bipartisan election ju...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2022

Pitkin County leads the state in recycling and composting at county-level

Pitkin County rates number one at the county-level for recycling and composting residential and commercial waste, according to report

(PITKIN, COLO.) Nov. 15, 2022 - On America Recycles Day and during Colorado Recycles Week, Eco-Cycle and CoPIRG Foundation...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2022

9,485 ballots processed by Pitkin County Clerk & Recorder

“Cured” and overseas ballots yet to be counted

PITKIN COUNTY, COLO. (Nov. 10, 2022) – Following a successful initial processing of ballots by the Pitkin County Clerk & Recorder’s office after this week’s General Election, the county is continuing its i...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2022

In-Person Voting Available in Aspen, Snowmass Village, and Basalt on Election Day, Nov. 8

Mail Ballot Drop Boxes also available in Aspen, Snowmass Village, Basalt, and RedstonePITKIN COUNTY, COLO. (Nov. 7, 2022) - Election Day is tomorrow and if you haven’t yet voted, please remember to submit your ballot before 7PM tomorrow, November 8. As we...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2022

Suzanne Wolff named Pitkin County Community Development Director

ASPEN, COLO. (October 27, 2022) - After an extensive national search, longtime Community Development staff member Suzanne Wolff has been named Community Development Director. Wolff, who has worked for the county for 30 years, served as Planning Director/A...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2022

Implementing Common Ground Recommendations for Aspen Airport

ASPEN, COLO. (Oct. 21, 2022) The Airport Advisory Board, at its October 20 meeting, weighed in on a plan to implement the Common Ground Recommendations from the community-driven ASE Vision process. The Recommendations were adopted by the Pitkin County Boa...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2022

Voluntary Safe Gun Disposal Event

PITKIN COUNTY, COLO. (October 14, 2022) – As part of his new Voluntary Safe Gun Disposal initiative, Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo and the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office will launch a Voluntary Gun Disposal program with a kick-off event on October 22,...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2022

Proposed 2023 county budget prioritizes projects that bring sustainability, resiliency to community

ASPEN, COLO. (October 11, 2022) The Pitkin County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will consider a proposed 2023 county budget and five-year plan at a work session Tuesday, Oct. 11. It’s the first of many meetings about the budget the Board will hold ...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2022

Historic Pitkin County Courthouse celebrates reopening on October 5, 2022

ASPEN, COLO. (September 29, 2022) – The historic Pitkin County Courthouse on Main Street in Aspen, Colorado, has reopened after being closed since March for a major remodel. Beginning in 2019, Pitkin County undertook a significant remodel to upd...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2022

The 2022 General Election has begun

ASPEN, COLO. (Sept. 23, 2022) Voters registered in Pitkin County as military/overseas are due to receive their ballots for the 2022 General Election beginning Friday, Sept. 23, according to Pitkin County Clerk & Recorder Ingrid K. Grueter. 

Th...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Pros and cons about ballot issues now being collected

(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 General Election, Nov. 8.  The comments collected from the public will be publish...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2022

2022 Pitkin County Cares Volunteer Service and Greg Mace Award Recipients Announced

The recipients of the 2022 Pitkin County Cares Volunteer Service and Greg Mace Awards will be honored by the Pitkin County Commissioners during a televised work session on Tuesday, September 13th at 10 a.m. 

A record 21 outstanding Roaring Fork Va...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
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: 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