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  1. click here for more information about the current moratorium on residential building and str permits

    Ordinance 27

    Aspen City Council instituted Ordinance 27, a moratorium on residential building and vacation rental permits (STRs) to allow for a period to evaluate current and future residential community development in Aspen. More info...
  2. KF financial aid deadline

    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, 2022 with assistance to begin March 1, 2022. Read on...
  3. Safety and Mobility in the Downtown Core - Newsflash

    City Seeks Additional Community Feedback on Safety and Mobility in the Downtown Core Project

    The City of Aspen is actively collecting feedback through January 26 on the Safety and Mobility in the Downtown Core project that will guide plans for a living lab proposed for summer 2022. Read on...
  4. Find resources about mental health.

    Mental Health Resources

    Maintaining your mental health is a daily practice. Asking, “How are you, really?” could make all the difference in someone’s day. Find more information about mental health resources. Read on...
  5. Food Tax Rebate grocery bag

    Food Tax Refund Applications Now Available

    Aspen residents who lived within city limits for the entire year of 2021 and who have been registered to vote since at least January 1, 2021, are eligible to apply for a $55 food tax refund. Read on...
  6. recycle Christmas trees at Rio Grande Recycling Center

    Christmas Tree Recycling

    Recycling your Christmas tree at the Rio Grande Recycling Center until February 14. Trees must be free of lights, ornaments, and other décor. Read on...
  7. get a free radon test kit

    Test for Radon

    Radon is colorless, odorless, and radioactive – and it could be in your home! The good news is that testing for radon is easy. Order a free radon test kit and protect yourself from this dangerous gas. Read on...
  8. terrier dog near snow shovel and pile of snow

    Know Before It Snows

    With more than 150 inches of snowfall each year, we need your help to keep everyone safe on our streets and walkways. Learn more about what laws are in place to protect you and others during our snowy months. More info...
  9. grant applications WEB

    2022 Grant Applications Now Open for Arts & Culture, Community Programs and HHS

    The City of Aspen is pleased to announce the application process for grant funding for community arts and culture, community programs, and health and human services grants is now open. Applications are being accepted now through January 7, 2022. Read on...
  10. COVID Resources - Newsflash

    COVID-19 Resources

    Want to know where to get tested or vaccinated? Curious about when to wear a mask? Here's your connection to COVID-19 information and resources in Pitkin County and Aspen. Read on...
  11. infant childcare

    The City of Aspen and Kids First Are Looking for An Operator to Run an Infant Childcare Business

    The City of Aspen and Kids First are seeking a qualified, licensed childcare provider to run an infant childcare business with space for 8 children. Read on...
  12. New City Hall Main Entrance at 427 Rio Grande Place

    Aspen Relocating to New City Hall

    Aspen’s City Hall is on the move! City staff will begin moving into the community’s new City Hall, located at 427 Rio Grande Place, the week of November 8. Read on...
  13. John Krueger Standing Alongside Rubey Park 10.2021

    Director of Transportation John Krueger Retiring After 25+ Years of Service

    John Krueger, the City of Aspen’s Director of Transportation, is retiring on Dec. 31, 2021, after working for local government for more than 25 years. Read on...
  14. Herron Park rendering of new playground

    Herron Park Playground Opens October 27

    The City of Aspen’s Parks and Open Space Department invites the community to celebrate the new Herron Park Playground opening on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, from 3 to 5 p.m. in Herron Park, 108 Neale Avenue. Read on...
  15. grant review committee web-1

    City of Aspen Recruiting Volunteers for Grant Review Committees

    The City of Aspen is recruiting community volunteers to serve on its Grant Review Committees. Every year the City of Aspen awards up to $1.5 million in grants to nonprofits, arts & culture, and health & human service agencies that serve Aspen. Read on...
  16. 4th Street Bus Stop Construction

    4th Street Bus Stop on Main Street Improvements Start August 23

    The City of Aspen Engineering Department will temporarily close the 4th Street bus stop and the sidewalk between 4th and 5th Streets on Main Street starting Monday, August 23 to address safety improvements. Read on...
  17. Safety and Mobility in the Downtown Core - Newsflash

    Let us know your thoughts on Safety and Mobility in the Downtown Core

    The “Safety and Mobility in the Core” project is a vision for a safe, connected, and vibrant downtown core. We want to know about your experiences traveling in this area, share your input at www.aspencommunityvoice.com through August 13, 2021. Read on...
  18. racket and ball in action_web

    City of Aspen is Seeking Public Input on Renovation of Iselin Tennis and Pickleball Courts

    The City of Aspen is seeking community feedback on the renovation of the Iselin Tennis and Pickleball Courts. The City is taking feedback through early September via Aspen Community Voice at www.aspencommunityvoice.com/pickleball. Read on...
  19. web golf survey

    Aspen Golf Club Survey - Help Us Improve by Giving Us Feedback

    Please tell us how we're doing at the Aspen Golf Club Read on...
  20. 4th of July Parade Float with flag

    City of Aspen and ACRA Soliciting Community Feedback on Annual 4th of July Celebration

    The City of Aspen and the Aspen Chamber Resort Association (ACRA) are soliciting community feedback on the annual 4th of July events in Aspen. Read on...
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    Stage 2 Water Shortage Continues to be in Effect in Aspen

    The City of Aspen is in a Stage 2 Water Shortage. With the US Drought Monitor declaring Pitkin County in "severe" and "extreme" drought conditions & local rivers running at lower than average flows, we as a community must work together to conserve Read on...
  22. Can, jars, and other items to recycle

    Recycle Right

    Reducing waste in Aspen can be confusing. Recycle right and reduce your carbon footprint. Read on...
  23. Trail Closed

    Post Office Trail Temporarily Closed Thursday, June 10 for Maintenance

    The Post Office Trail will be temporarily closed between Puppy Smith Street, Clark's Market, and the Red Brick Center for the Arts on Thursday, June 10, to conduct trail resurfacing and other maintenance work along the trail. Read on...
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    Kids First Seeking Community Feedback on Childcare Capacity

    The City of Aspen Kids First Department is asking the community for feedback on childcare capacity in Aspen and Pitkin County. For years, the demand for childcare has been greater than the number of available spots, especially for infants. Read on...
  25. coming in may 2021

    AIM Utility Project Coming to Aspen This Spring

    Beginning in May all electric and water meters are being upgraded Read on...
  26. sav web

    City Seeks Input on Aspen’s Summer Vitality Plans

    The City of Aspen is seeking community input through the Aspen Community Voice website on how to activate downtown to create summer vitality. Public input will help inform recommendations brought to City Council on March 22, 2021. Read on...
  27. marolt

    Public Input Requested for Marolt Open Space Draft Management Plan

    The City of Aspen Parks and Open Space Department is seeking public input on the Marolt Open Space Draft Management Plan. The public can learn more about recommended management policies & actions & offer narrative opinions at Aspen Community Voice page. Read on...
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  1. City Seeks Additional Community Feedback on Safety and Mobility in the Downtown Core Project

    The City of Aspen is actively collecting feedback on the Safety and Mobility in the Downtown Core project that will guide plans for a living lab proposed for summer 2022. Share your thoughts with the city by January 26 Read on...
  2. City of Aspen 2022 Grant Program Receives 99 Applications Requesting More Than 2.3 Million Dollars

    With the ending of the grant application window, the City of Aspen is pleased to announce receipt of 99 applications totaling $2,359,151.75 from local non-profits serving the Roaring Fork Valley community. Read on...
  3. 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, 2022 with assistance to begin March 1, 2022. Only new applicants apply now. Read on...
  4. Food Tax Refund Applications Now Available

    Aspen residents who lived within city limits for the entire year of 2021 and who have been registered to vote since at least January 1, 2021, are eligible to apply for a $55 food tax refund. Read on...
  5. Suspect Arrested for Aspen Hit and Run

    On Dec. 21, 2021, at 3:00 p.m., the Aspen Police reported the arrest of an 18-year-old female suspect, believed to be responsible for a hit and run incident. Read on...
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