News & Updates

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    New Curfew Law in Aspen Effective 6 a.m. Friday, July 3

    All retail, restaurant, and bar businesses, with the exception of any business that distributes gasoline through outdoor pumps and hotel room service, within the City of Aspen shall be closed to the public from midnight until 5:00 a.m. Read on...
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    Virtual Community Meeting June 25 - Watch Video

    You can watch the meeting from June 25 Read on...
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    Aspen Saturday Market Begins June 20

    Social distancing and crowd regulation will be a central feature of the Market’s operations. Entrances and exits will be established on Hyman Ave. and Galena St. and Hopkins Ave. and Galena St. Fifty individuals will be allowed on each street at time. Read on...
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    Cardboard Recycling No Longer Accepted at Rio Grande Recycle Center Starting July 1

    The City of Aspen’s Rio Grande Recycle Center will no longer accept cardboard recycling starting July 1 due to budget cuts made in May. The cuts were necessitated by revenue deficits in the City due to COVID-19. Read on...
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    Mask Law Posters for Businesses to Download

    Do you need a poster to hang at the entry of your business to let people know about the mask law in Aspen? You can download this version and print it out. Read on...
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    Marolt Seasonal Housing Available for Rent Now

    Marolt Ranch seasonal housing is available for rent with move-in dates as early as June 15. Interested renters must quality through the Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority. The units in Marolt offer an affordable option for those in need of housing. Read on...
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    Restaurant and Retail Stimulus Program

    Eligible residents will receive $25 gift card by mail Read on...
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    Aspen Gratitude Project Video

    We want to say thank you to all our essential workers and we salute you. Read on...
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    City Seeks Input on Extending Commercial Activities into the Streets

    Community can take survey and leave their comments on Aspen Community Voice In an effort to invigorate economic recovery downtown, the City of Aspen is seeking the public’s input on expanding restaurant and storefront activity into the streets Read on...
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    Join Us in the Aspen Gratitude Project

    We are facilitating a digital thank you campaign to all our essential workers. The Aspen Gratitude campaign is for the entire community. The final product will be a video with every contributor acknowledging whomever they would like to thank. Read on...
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    Mask Donation Program

    The City of Aspen is collecting donations of homemade reusable masks and materials to make masks to have available for the public at our essential businesses. Read on...
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    Make Your Own Face Mask

    Here is information from CDC on how to make your own mask and a viewer-friendly video as well. Read on...
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    Participate in Council Worksession and Meeting

    You can participate virtually. Instructions are below. Read on...
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    Seeking Public Comment on Expediting Construction Projects to Support Economic Recovery

    Aspen City Council is asking the community to provide public comment and to fill out a survey regarding their opinions on the potential of Council fast tracking a program to expedite construction in Aspen Read on...
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    Landscaping COVID-19 Business Safety Plan Requirements

    Landscaping companies are permitted to begin operating in Pitkin County as of as long as they have completed a company-specific operation plan that demonstrates compliance with this Business Safety Plan. See links to plan below. Read on...
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    Apply Now to Resume Your Construction Project

    The City of Aspen has a standardized COVID-19 Site Safety Plan you must follow. You must apply to begin construction again. Read on...
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    A Video Message to the Community from Torre

    A message to the community from Mayor Torre. Thanks for social distancing & flattening the curve in City of Aspen. Read on...
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    A Video Message to the Community from Ann Mullins

    A message to the community from Council Member Ann Mullins. Look for more words from Council all week at 9 a.m. on all our social media channels & website. Thanks for social distancing & flattening the curve in City of Aspen. Read on...
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    A Video Message to the Community from Skippy Mesirow

    A message to the community from Council Member Skippy Mesirow. Look for more words from Council all week at 9 a.m. on all our social media channels & on this website. Thanks for social distancing & flattening the curve in Aspen. Read on...
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    A Video Message to the Community from Rachael Richards

    A message to the community from Council Member Rachael Richards. Look for more words from Council all week at 9 a.m. on all our social media channels & on this website. Thanks for social distancing & flattening the curve in Aspen. Read on...
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    A Video Message to the Community from Ward Hauenstein

    A message to the community from Council Member Ward Hauenstein. Look for more words from Council all week at 9 a.m. on all our social media channels & here on the website. Thanks for social distancing & flattening the curve in Aspen. Read on...
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    Watch Virtual Community Meeting From April 16

    A virtual community meeting was hosted on Thursday, April 16, 2020, at 1:00 pm-3:30 pm on Grassroots TV, online, and KDNK. Read on...
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    How to Participate in City Council Meeting

    There is a meeting on Tuesday, April 14 Read on...
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    Learn More About COVID-19 Test Information in Pitkin County

    This video was produced by the Incident Management Team to talk about testing. Read on...
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    Want to Volunteer in the Community?

    The City and County have a questionnaire you can fill out to determine best way you can help. You can also volunteer for the community-at-large through Aspen Community Foundation. Read on...
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    Celebrate Census Day

    Census data brings in money statewide, regionally, and locally and funds essential services. Read on...
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    City Offices Closed to the Public But We're Open for Business

    We are open for business although our buildings are closed. Read on...
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    Watch the Community Meeting on COVID-19

    You can watch the meeting that aired on Thursday, March 26 at 2:00 p.m. for the community update meeting Read on...
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    City Council Releases Business Information Packet

    Today, March 25, the City of Aspen released a business information packet to all business licensees of the City. The packet is a resource guide, which also includes a plan for each Council member to serve as a liaison to an industry sector in Aspen. Read on...
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    How to Participate in City Council Meeting

    Council Meeting Tuesday, March 24 at 5 p.m. Read on...
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    A Letter to the Community from Aspen City Council

    A letter to the community from Aspen City Council regarding COVID-19 Read on...
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    Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Link to Information for Businesses and Employers

    This may be a useful resource for workers and employers in the community. Read on...
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    Emergency Declaration for City of Aspen

    The City of Aspen Declares Emergency to Request Resources to Mitigate COVID-19 Spread and Impacts in Community Read on...
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    City of Aspen Limits In-Person Services All Services Available Online or By Phone

    In a conscientious effort to safeguard both our employees’ health and safety and that of our customers, the City of Aspen has migrated all its departments to online and phone services. Read on...
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    A Letter to Community Members

    A letter to RFV community members from Pitkin County, the City of Aspen, and the Town of Snowmass Village. Additional Info...
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    Proper Handwashing Protocol

    Do you need a resource for how to properly wash your hands? Read on...
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    Want to Learn More About Corona Virus in Colorado?

    Officials are preparing for potential Coronavirus in Colorado locally in Pitkin County and Statewide in Colorado. Read on...
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    City of Aspen Awards More Than $1.49 Million Dollars in Grants to Valley Non-Profits

    In 2020 the City of Aspen is awarding more than $1.49 million in cash funds and in-kind support to non-profit organizations throughout the Roaring Fork Valley from the City of Aspen’s General Fund, Wheeler Opera House Fund, and Parks & Open Space Fund. Read on...
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    The City of Aspen is Hiring an Assistant City Manager

    First application review on February 28, 2020 Read on...
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    Temporary Road Closure on Owl Creek Road in Snowmass Village on February 9

    Due to the Owl Creek Chase Nordic Ski Race there will be a temporary road closure on Owl Creek Road between Burnt Mountain Circle and Two Creeks Drive on Sunday, February 9 from 9am-10am. Read on...
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    Applications Now Available for Food Tax Refund

    Aspen residents who lived within city limits for the entire year of 2019 and who have been registered to vote since at least January 1, 2019 are eligible to apply for a $55 food tax refund, which is now available as an online application. Read on...
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    Childcare Financial Aid Deadline is February 1

    Kids First and the City of Aspen provide a financial aid program to help defray the expense of childcare for working families. The deadline for applications is February 1, 2020 with assistance to begin March 1, 2020. Read on...
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    City Seeking Your Input on Galena Plaza Conceptual Designs

    The City has three conceptual designs you can provide input on. Read on...
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    Aspen Lumberyard Public Open Houses

    Give feedback on affordable housing neighborhood concepts created from community input gathered last fall. Read on...
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    2019 Aspen Citizen Survey Results Available Online

    Aspen voters and residents gave the City of Aspen high marks in the 2019 Citizen Survey, particularly in comparison to nationwide trends. Read on...
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    Opportunity to Offer Input on North Star Managment Plan

    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. Read on...
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    Community Development Director Public Meet and Greet

    You're invited to meet the finalists for the Community Development Director. Provide your community input on December 5th from 5:45 to 7:00 p.m. Drop in or come at 5:45 for candidate introductions. Read on...
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    2020 Proposed Budget

    2020 Proposed Operating and Capital Budget Read on...
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    City of Aspen Announces Feedback Forum at the Limelight

    Multiple City Projects Join Forces to Increase Participation December 4 at Limelight Hotel from 11am-1pm and 4:30-6:30pm Read on...
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    Black Friday Recreation Pass Sale

    Thursday, 11/28 – Monday, 12/2 on sale dates Read on...
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    Small Cell Infrastructure Workshops Nov. 7-21

    The City of Aspen Invites You to Participate in a Small Cell Facilities Information and Engagement Workshop Read on...
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    Tobacco Tax Revenue Retention Ballot Question

    You can read more about this issue on the November 2019 ballot. Read on...
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    Your Utilities Department Wants to Hear From You!

    If you're a City of Aspen water or electric customer, we are inviting you to take a survey so we can serve you better every day and in times of emergency. The link is below. Read on...
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    City Council Meetings Now on Tuesdays

    City Council regular meetings are moving from Mondays to Tuesdays. With the change the Council and the public has an extra day to review the memos and packets and ask questions. Regular Meetings will now be held the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Read on...
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    The 2019 Aspen Community Survey Available Now

    Please don’t miss the opportunity to complete your survey online by Friday, October 4. Read on...
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    Limited Parking at the Aspen Recreation Center

    Due to several events early fall, the ARC will have limited parking. Read on...
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    City Soliciting Pro/Con Statements on Tabor Sales Tax Ballot Question

    The ballot issue is: Retention of excess of initial revenue estimate of tobacco sales tax. Read on...
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    ARC Closures for Cleaning, Renovation, and Maintenance

    The ARC will be closed from September 7-10. The ARC pool, locker rooms, and climbing tower will be closed September 11- 22 but the fitness classes, cardio, and weight rooms will be open starting September 11. The entire ARC will re-open September 23. Read on...
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    City Manager Recruitment Update

    A special meeting of the Aspen City Council has been set for September 3 for Council to consider a resolution to execute a proposed employment agreement between the City of Aspen and Sara Ott, as the new City Manager. Read on...
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    Water Department Receives $186K+ Grant to Augment River Flows and Enhance Municipal Supply

    The City of Aspen water department is the recipient of a $186,356 grant from the Colorado Water Conservation Board to investigate how the City of Aspen can temporarily use other people’s agricultural water rights for environmental and municipal purposes. Read on...
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    Public Input on City Manager Recruitment

    All three candidates gave presentations to City Council. SEE VIDEO BY CLICKING ON LINK BELOW. Read on...
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    City Council Hosting Free Community Picnic and Children's Fair August 14 at Red Brick

    Aspen City Council’s annual picnic for the community will take place on Wednesday, August 14 from 4:30-7pm at the Red Brick Center for the Arts lawn. Read on...
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    Free Irrigation Audits

    Optimize your sprinkler system with free fixes (replacement sprinkler heads, rain sensors and more!) from the City of Aspen. Appointments still available August 20-21. Read on...
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    Aspen Tennis Club Family Day

    July 20 from 10am - 12pm. This free event is for all levels of player. Read on...
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    Give Your Input on the Marolt and Thomas Open Space Management Plan

    City of Aspen Parks and Open Space is preparing a management plan for the Marolt and Thomas properties to aid effective management of the site. This new document will outline appropriate uses of the open space and guide resource management. Read on...
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    Do you think Aspen needs more event and performance space?

    We'd like to have your input on an online survey by July 6. Read on...
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    Aspen Community Saves $1.6 Million in Energy Costs Over Two Years Through Aspen Energy Challenge

    The City of Aspen and the Community Office for Resource Efficiency are pleased to announce that the organizations helped facilitate $1.6 million in energy savings in the community. Read on...
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  1. Kids First Childcare Offering Emergency and Regular Financial Aid to Support Families

    The City of Aspen Kids First program currently has two types of financial aid for childcare available. One is emergency financial aid for people who are currently not working due to COVID-19. Read on...
  2. Aspen Saturday Market Begins June 20

    Social Distancing and Crowd Regulation Are Essential Read on...
  3. Cardboard Recycling No Longer Accepted at Rio Grande Recycle Center Starting July 1

    The City of Aspen’s Rio Grande Recycle Center will no longer accept cardboard recycling starting July 1 due to budget cuts made in May. The cuts were necessitated by revenue deficits in the City due to COVID-19. Read on...
  4. Marolt Seasonal Housing Available for Rent Now

    Summer lease starts June 15 Read on...
  5. Electronic Waste Events in Aspen

    Residential Electronic Waste Event in Aspen June 20 Businesses can call for appointment for pick-up Read on...
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