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    Independence Pass Closed for the Season

    Independence Pass is closed for the season. Read on...
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    Ballot Fact Sheets

    Here you will find fact sheets for ballot questions 2B, 2C, and 2D. Read on...
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    City Council and Opposers Reach Settlement on Conditional Water Storage Rights

    Aspen City Council has reached settlement agreements with all opposers to Aspen’s two pending water court cases regarding its conditional storage rights on Castle and Maroon Creeks. Read on...
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    Stormwater Cleaning Work - October 15-November 1

    The City of Aspen is conducting necessary work to clean the underground storm drains throughout Aspen during the month of October. Read on...
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    Community Forest Management Plan Open Houses - October 10 abd 17

    The public is invited to learn about the plan and ask questions at two open houses. Wednesday, October 10 from 3:30-7:30pm in the Sister Cities Room at City Hall and Wednesday, October 17 from 3:30-7:30pm in Connor Park. Read on...
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    City and CORE Offering Free Home Energy Assessments for Aspen Residents

    The City of Aspen and the Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE) are offering free home energy efficiency assessments to the first 50 Aspen residents to sign up during the month of October. Both homeowners and renters are eligible. Read on...
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    Free Residential E-Waste Day - Saturday, October 6, 2018

    Come recycle your e-waste from 9am-1:30pm at Pitkin County Landfill on Saturday, October 6. Read on...
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    Shining Mountains Film Festival - October 7 and 8

    In honor of Aspen designating the second Monday in October 'Indigenous Peoples Day', the City is hosting its first ever Shining Mountains Film Festival, which is a showcase and celebration of Native American culture and filmmaking. Read on...
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    Bicycle Friendly Community Survey

    The City of Aspen and the League of American Bicyclists is asking Aspen visitors and residents to fill out a survey to determine how we are doing as a bike friendly city. Read on...
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    Open House for Stage 2 Water Shortage

    What does a Stage 2 Water Shortage mean for Aspen residents? Come to an open house Tuesday, August 28 from 5-6pm at the Old Powerhouse and learn more about water conservation and mandatory conservation measures from local water managers. Read on...
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    City of Aspen Enacts Stage 2 Water Shortage

    City Council voted to enacted a Stage 2 Water Shortage due to low water levels. The goal of Stage 2 is to protect the health of Castle and Maroon Creeks, which are running at only 30% of average for August, while maintaining municipal water demands. Read on...
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    Electric Vehicle Sales EVent Offers Discounts on Plug-In Cars

    Six local auto dealers showing gas-electric hybrids and all electric models eligible for discounts and tax credits. Read on...
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    Community Picnic - August 15 at Red Brick Center for the Arts

    New Date, New Location, New Activities, Same Fun! Wednesday, August 15 from 4:30-7pm. Read on...
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    Castle Creek Bridge/Hallam Street Project Construction Phase Three Date Pushed to September 4

    Phase three construction and detours for the Castle Creek Bridge / Hallam Street Improvement project will now begin September 4. Following the Labor Day weekend, the full Power Plant detour will go into effect from approximately 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. M-F. Read on...
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    New Bike Lockers for Rent at Buttermilk Parking Lot

    The City of Aspen Parks and Open Space Department has just installed 20 new bike lockers at the Buttermilk parking lot in an effort to help commuters who take the bus or drive up valley switch to bikes for the last few miles of their commute. Read on...
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    City Seeking Community Input on Potential City/JAS Partnership

    The City of Aspen has been invited by Jazz Aspen Snowmass to partner in purchasing a downtown building that includes the benefit of subsidized performance, rehearsal, and meeting space for community non-profits to use as well as the City and the Wheeler. Read on...
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    FAQ on Lake Christine WIldfire and City of Aspen Impacts

    This is a FAQ to help Aspen residents prepare in case of power outage and to list resources about the wildfire. Read on...
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    Air Quality Health Information for Wildfire Smoke

    Due to the Lake Christine Wildfire in Basalt, it's possible that those with compromised health are experiencing challenges with smoke in the air. If smoke is thick in your neighborhood you may want to remain indoors. www.aspenairquality.com Read on...
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    Lake Christine Wildfire, Aspen Power Outage, and Update Information

    The City of Aspen may experience a power outage due to the Lake Christine Wildfire in Basalt. Read on...
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    City Council Monday Worksessions Now Begin at 4pm

    Aspen City Council Monday worksessions will now be held at 4pm instead of 5pm. This change provides consistency with worksession times weekly as Tuesday worksessions also begin at 4pm. Regular City Council meeting will continue to begin at 5pm. Read on...
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    City of Aspen Signs Contract to Purchase 517 E. Hopkins for Office Space

    Aspen’s city manager Steve Barwick has signed a real estate contract to purchase the building at 517 E. Hopkins for $23 million from Aspen developer Mark Hunt. The deal is contingent on City Council approval on July 2 and a 45-day due diligence period. Read on...
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    Pitkin County Sheriff announces Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

    The Pitkin County Sheriff, with the support of all Fire Chiefs of Aspen, Snowmass, Basalt, and Carbondale, is imposing Stage 1 fire restrictions due to the unseasonably warm weather and lack of moisture this summer. Read on...
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    The Aspen Citizens Academy is now open for applications.

    Have you ever wondered how Aspen’s local government operates? Apply to be in the Aspen Citizens Academy! Read on...
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    City Council Votes to Support Moving Conditional Water Rights off Wilderness Areas

    The Aspen City Council voted unanimously at its meeting tonight, May 29, to approve a resolution supporting settlements reached with several opposers to Aspen’s two pending water court cases regarding its storage rights on Castle and Maroon Creeks. Read on...
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    Colorado Supreme Court Upholds Aspen’s Bag Fee

    The City of Aspen is pleased to report that the Colorado Supreme Court has decided to uphold the city-wide bag fee in Aspen grocery stores. This decision is consistent with those of the lower courts, that the bag fee does not operate as a tax. Read on...
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    Aspen City Council Enacts Stage 1 Water Shortage

    Aspen City Council voted unanimously at its meeting Monday, May 14 to enact a Stage 1 Water Shortage due to low snowpack and drought conditions in the Aspen area. Read on...
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    City of Aspen Unveils New Brand and Logo

    The City of Aspen is proud to announce that it has developed a new brand and logo. The goal of the new design is to create more cohesion within the government and to communicate a united visual message to Aspen’s residents, visitors, and businesses. Read on...
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    New Traffic Pattern Begins April 30 for Castle Creek Bridge/Hallam Street Improvement Project

    Modified phase II detours for the Castle Creek Bridge / Hallam Street Improvement Project will begin at approximately 7 a.m. on Monday, April 30. Read on...
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    Electronic Waste Collection Events

    The City of Aspen is sponsoring personal and business e-waste events. Read on...
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    Free Training for the Public on MAP ASPEN

    MAP ASPEN, the City of Aspen’s Open Data Site, provides public access to GIS information from the City of Aspen free of charge. Read on...
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    Castle Creek Bridge/Hallam Street Project Update

    Castle Creek Bridge/Hallam Street Project will have a new detour route beginning Friday, April 6. Read on...
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    Eddy Out: A Pause in the Fast Flow of Information

    A DIALOGUE SERIES ON WATER ISSUES IN ASPEN Join us for a series of casual conversations about water issues in Aspen. Read on...
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    Talk about Parking and Transit in the Aspen Core with City Staff

    Wednesday, April 4 at the Pitkin County Library Meeting Room at 10am, 12pm, and 5pm. Read on...
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    Historic Preservation Benefits Survey Available Now

    The City of Aspen Community Development department has created a survey to understand the community’s perception of the Historic Preservation Program and its benefits. Read on...
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    Aspen Ascent Experience

    In partnership with Aspen Skiing Company and the City of Aspen, The Aspen Ascent Buttermilk Uphill Festival will return for the second year in a row with gear demos, vendors, uphill clinics and a mountain-top party on March 31. Read on...
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    What Do You Think of E-Bikes on the Rio Grande Trail?

    Learn more about the issue and take a survey. Read on...
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    Aspen Golf Simulator Open House

    Wednesday March 14, 2pm – 7pm Read on...
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    Opening Reception at Red Brick Center for the Arts

    Color of Emotion on Thursday, March 15 from 5-7pm Read on...
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    Moss in the ARC Pool? Yes, please!

    Cleaner, Less Chlorinated Pool Thanks to City Grant Read on...
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    Winter is the Best Time to Test for Radon

    This winter, Aspen residents are invited to stop by the Environmental Health and Sustainability office at Aspen City Hall to pick up a free radon test kit. Read on...
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    Apply to Serve on a City Board or Commission

    The City of Aspen needs dedicated volunteers, like you, to serve on our citizen boards. The City is so grateful for the service of all our civic volunteers. Read on...
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    Free Christmas Tree Composting

    Turn your Christmas Tree into soil. From now until Valentine’s Day the City of Aspen provides a free place to drop off naked Christmas trees to be composted Read on...
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    South Aspen Street Condominiums Available For Sale

    14 Units are now available for sale as part of the new South Aspen Street Condominiums development. Units available for sale are a mix of Category 3 and 4; unit sizes range from studios to a 3-bedroom. Read on...
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    Changes in Tobacco Law and Taxes Coming to Aspen

    In November 2017, Aspen voters elected to put an additional $3 sales tax per 20-pack of cigarettes in City limits and change the purchase age of tobacco from 18 to 21 years old starting January 1, 2018. Read on...
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    2017 Aspen Citizen Survey Results Online

    The City of Aspen earned high marks in the 2017 City of Aspen Citizen Survey, continuing a multi-year trend of generally positive feedback. Aspen voters say they continue to enjoy a high quality of life and close to 100% said they feel safe in the City. 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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    What Does "Locally Serving Restaurant" Mean to You?

    The City of Aspen is poised to look for a new tenant for its restaurant space in the Wheeler Opera House. Read on...
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  1. Childcare Financial Aid Deadline is November 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 November 1, 2018 with assistance to begin December 1, 2018. Read on...
  2. Kids First Sponsoring Free Parenting Workshops October 8 and 15 in Aspen

    The City of Aspen Kids First is sponsoring two parenting workshops presented by Mia Wilson, MA, LPC and Megan Monaghan, MA, designed to help parents nurture and facilitate their child’s emotional development. Read on...
  3. Celebrate Mallfest 42 October 6 from 11am-2pm

    The City of Aspen’s Pedestrian Mall is the proud recipient of the American Planning Association’s 2018 “Great Places in America” designation. A celebration of this designation and the 42nd anniversary of the Mall will take place October 6. Read on...
  4. City Ditches Shutting Down October 1

    The City of Aspen will be turning off the water that flows into its ditches on Monday, October 1. Read on...
  5. City Adds Four More Electric Vehicle Charging Spaces at Rio Grande Parking Garage

    Due to user demand, the City of Aspen’s Rio Grande Parking Garage just increased its electric vehicle (EV) charging capacity by four spaces, bringing the total number of EV charging spaces there to seven. Read on...
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