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Posted on: October 22, 2018

Carbondale to Crested Butte Plan ready for final review

Following two years of planning, meetings and public input, Pitkin County commissioners and the Open Space and Trails Board will take up the proposed Carbondale to Crested Butte Plan on Wednesday, Nov. 7th in Carbondale.

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Posted on: October 10, 2018

Health and Human Services Parking Lot Re-Do Completed - Ambulance Station Construction Underway

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The Pitkin County Health and Human Services parking lot re-do was completed this week paving the way for the next phase of construction of the new Aspen Ambulance Facility. The parking lot has been closed since late July while crews reconfigured it to mak...

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Posted on: October 2, 2018

Election War Games Prepare Clerks for Midterms

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The Pitkin County Election staff, Clerk and Recorder, and County Information Technology personnel participated in an election preparedness tabletop exercise in September designed as the “war games” of potential cyber and infrastructure...

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Posted on: September 25, 2018

Cell Phone Location Software Now Helps Emergency Responders Find You

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The Pitkin County 9-1-1 Dispatch Center is now using technology that will revolutionize the way emergency dispatchers can pinpoint an incoming caller’s location. Apple and Google, along with industry partner RapidSOS, have recently allowed 9-1-1...

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Posted on: September 24, 2018

Unique Partnership Highlights Free E-Waste Recycling Day at the Landfill

Pitkin County and the City of Aspen are partnering with an award-winning recycling non-profit, called Blue Star Recyclers, that employs people with cognitive disabilities at a free community electronics recycling day at the landfill October 6.  E...

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Posted on: September 11, 2018

Pros and Cons About Ballot Issues Now Being Collected

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Media Contact:

Contact: Janice Vos Caudill

Clerk and Recorder – 429-2710

Important Input for TABOR Notices to be Mailed in October

(Aspen, CO) Local election officials are now collecting comments from the public detailing the pros and cons of nine fi...

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Posted on: August 17, 2018

Enhancements Significantly Improve Pitkin Alert System

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Subscribers to Pitkin Alert can now opt into new and improved features that make the local emergency alert system more targeted and efficient and more accessible to visitors to the community. Pitkin Alert is used by all Pitkin County public safety agencie...

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Posted on: August 6, 2018

Airport Emergency Drill to Test First Responder Readiness

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Aspen / Pitkin County Airport will conduct a mass casualty and emergency response drill on Friday, September 14th, 2018.  It is an FAA requirement that all commercial service airports conduct tabletop emergency drills annually with the third year...

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Posted on: July 27, 2018

Updated Castle Creek corridor trail design to be presented Aug. 2

ASPEN - The modified trail design for the Castle Creek Corridor project will be presented to the Pitkin County Open Space and Trails and City of Aspen Parks and Open Space boards on Thursday, Aug. 2 at the Aspen Firehouse at 12 p.m. This meeting is open t...

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Posted on: July 19, 2018

Lake Christine Fire Grows - Temporary Flight Restrictions in Aspen Airspace Expanded

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(Aspen, CO) The Lake Christine fire is now moving in a northeasterly direction in the vicinity of Basalt Mountain. Increased aerial fire attacks have been ordered to help maintain containment of the blaze.

Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs), that have be...

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Posted on: July 18, 2018

Nominations Sought for 2018 Pitkin County Cares and Greg Mace Awards

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(Aspen, CO) Pitkin County is now accepting nominations for outstanding volunteers to be honored for the 2018 Pitkin County Cares Volunteer Service Awards. Citizens are invited to submit nominations for people who are making a difference in the community.&...

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Posted on: July 16, 2018

Holsinger to serve on state commission

Paul Holsinger, Agriculture and Conservation Easement Administrator for Pitkin County Open Space and Trails, has been appointed by the Governor to serve on Colorado’s Conservation Easement Oversight Commission.

The commission was established to i...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2018

Incentives for Waste Reduction Theme of Draft Ordinance

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Pitkin County is in the process of updating its 1991 Waste and Recycling Ordinance with an eye on cost incentives for waste reduction. Under the proposed ordinance, single-stream recycling would be included on all residential and commercial trash bills. T...

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Posted on: July 6, 2018

Emma Open Space to be staging area for Xcel repairs

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails has granted use of part of Emma Open Space to facilitate repairs to the transmission lines damaged by the Lake Christine Fire.

Xcel Energy has requested use of a freshly cut hayfield adjacent to the Emma Schoolhouse at H...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2018

Energy Performance Soars at Pitkin County Library

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(Aspen, CO) June 28, 2018 — At the turn of the millennium, when leaders at the Pitkin County Library were participating in the civic master planning process and envisioning the future of the library, creating an energy-efficient building was hig...

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails launches Town to Crown initiative

PITKIN COUNTY/ASPEN, CO - Pitkin County Open Space and Trails, in partnership with the Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association (RFMBA) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), is urging bikers to ride from the Town of Carbondale or Willits Center to the tr...

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Posted on: March 12, 2018

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. 14-18. To quali...

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Posted on: November 28, 2017

Winter trail closures begin Friday

Trails at Sky Mountain Park and Glassier Open Space will close for the winter on Friday, Dec. 1. Pitkin County Open Space and Trails reminds the public to observe these closures, intended for the benefit wildlife during the winter months. The trails reope...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2017

Hunt to close Sky Mountain Park trails

Four trails at Sky Mountain Park will close for the fourth rifle season, Nov. 15-19, 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: December 8, 2016

GOCO awards $100,000 to trail planning

The Great Outdoors Colorado Board today awarded a $100,000 grant to Pitkin County for planning the Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail.

The Connect Initiative trail-planning grant will be combined with a $200,000 allocation from Pitkin County Open Space and ...

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

Pitkin County moves to conserve St. Jude's Ranch

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Pitkin County is poised to protect another historic ranch on the edge of Basalt.  The Board of County Commissioners will consider adoption of an agreement to purchase a $5.2 million conservation easement on the Cerise family’s Saint Jud...

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Posted on: March 2, 2016

Open houses set on Lazy Glen Open Space plan

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Public input into the management of Pitkin County’s Lazy Glen Open Space will be the focus of two upcoming open houses.

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails will host a March 7 open house specifically for Lazy Glen Subdivision residents, to take place f...Read on...

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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 2, 2015

Unveiling of Pitkin County Facilities Design Choices at Public Open House Events

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Public Feedback Will Influence Design Decision

A series of architectural renderings of building concepts for Pitkin County’s new Public Safety and Administration building will be unveiled at public open house events on December 9th. The new building wi...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: November 9, 2015

Pitkin County Assumes Control of High Valley Farm Odor Monitoring

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The Pitkin County Environmental Health Department has assumed control of the High Valley Farm marijuana growing operation’s 3rd party odor monitoring program. In an agreement reached with Pitkin County Commissioners in September, High Valley Farms is payi...Read on...

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Posted on: September 29, 2015

Veterans Service Officer Now Based in Pitkin County

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A Veterans Service Officer (VSO) is now on the job in Aspen to help veterans in Pitkin County navigate everything from disability compensation and health care to vocational training and pensions. Colorado Veterans Service Officer (CVSO), Scott Ring has j...Read on...

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Posted on: September 3, 2015

Stein Bridge to close for construction

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ASPEN –Stein Bridge and its trail connections in the Roaring Fork Gorge will be closed to traffic starting next week to allow replacement of the span’s aging abutments. The bridge will also be raised by 3 feet to better accommodate boating on the Roaring ...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: June 24, 2015

American to Launch New Non-Stop Flights From Chicago this Winter

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New non-stop flights from Chicago and expanded service from Dallas Fort Worth have been added to the Aspen Snowmass winter flight schedule this winter. The Aspen/Pitkin County Airport today announced that American Airlines will offer new daily non-stop fl...Read on...

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Posted on: June 4, 2015

Trail repairs to begin June 9

ASPEN – Paving work to repair segments of the Rio Grande, Brush Creek and Basalt-Old Snowmass trails will begin June 9 after rain delays postponed the start of work. Detours will be in place to route trail users around the work zones.

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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 11, 2015

City/County Water-Saving Landscape Program

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The City of Aspen Water Department and the Pitkin County Landfill are partnering to provide and distribute gardens specially designed for our altitude and climate. The so-called ‘gardens in a box’ will include 28 plants, a plant care guide and an easy to...Read on...

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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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