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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Mask Law Posters for Businesses to Download

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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.

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

FAQ on Congressional CARES Act

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This document was updated March 30, 2020.

FAQ on CARES Act

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

City Council Releases Business Information Packet

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City Council Releases Business Information PacketTo Help Local Businesses with Resources and ContactsOn March 25, the City of Aspen released a business information packet to all business licensees of the City.  The packet is a resource guide, whi...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Watch the Community Meeting on COVID-19

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You can watch the community COVID-19 update from Thursday, March 26at 2:00 p.m. This meeting was led by local public and elected officials and served as an opportunity to inform the Pitkin County Community of the current status of the state of Pitkin Coun...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

A Letter to the Community from Aspen City Council

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The Council wants the community to know how much we care and that we are being proactive.

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Compostable Takeout Collection Available at Rio Grande Recycling Center

Rio Grande Recycling Center accepts compostable containers

The City of Aspen’s Environmental Health and Sustainability department is working with EverGreen ZeroWaste to provide compostable takeout food container collection at the Rio Grande Recycling Center. 

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

City Seeks Input on Aspen’s Summer Vitality Plans

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City Seeks Input on Aspen’s Summer Vitality PlansCommunity can take survey and leave comments on Aspen Community VoiceThe City of Aspen is seeking community input through the Aspen Community Voice website on how to activate downtown to create su...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

Election Results 2021

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See results here.

No run-off is necessary.

Council:

Ward Hauenstein

John Doyle

Mayor:

Torre

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Public Input Requested for Marolt Open Space Draft Management Plan

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Public Input Requested for Marolt Open Space Draft Management PlanThe 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 and...

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

City of Aspen Seeks Input on 50-Year Water Plan

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City of Aspen Seeks Community Input on 50-Year Water PlanThird and final community input session will help shape long-term water plan

The City of Aspen’s Water Utility is offering its third of three community engagement sessions focused on its 50...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Wheeler Opera House announces the appointment of Lisa Rigsby Peterson as Executive Director

Lisa Rigsby Peterson is new Executive Director for Wheeler Opera House

Wheeler Opera House announces the appointment of Lisa Rigsby Peterson as Executive Director

The City of Aspen has named Lisa Rigsby Peterson as the new Executive Director of the Wheeler Opera House. Rigsby Peterson’s hire comes after an extensive...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

Public Input Requested for Herron Park and Ute Park Renovation Projects

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The City of Aspen Parks and Open Space Department is seeking public input on proposed renovations to Herron Park and Ute Park.  Both projects are scheduled for upgrades this spring through fall.  The public can learn more about the proje...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

New Ballot Drop Box for City of Aspen Municipal Election

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New Ballot Drop Box for City of Aspen Municipal Election

City of Aspen Voters Have Several Options for Ballot Return

Starting February 8, ballots are being mailed to all eligible Aspen voters for the March 2 municipal election.  New this year, the ...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Applications Now Available for Food Tax Refund

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Applications Available for Food Tax Refund

Apply online beginning today

Aspen residents who lived within city limits for the entire year of 2020 and who have been registered to vote since at least January 1, 2020 are eligible to apply for a $55 food tax ref...

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

The City of Aspen is looking for a new APCHA Director

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The Aspen-Pitkin County Housing Authority (APCHA) is seeking an Executive Director/ Department Director to lead this long-standing, affordable workforce housing program for the 3,080 deed restricted, and rental housing units in Pitkin County. The unique g...

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority Launches HomeTrek

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Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority Launches HomeTrekAPCHA housing information goes digital

HomeTrek, APCHA’s new online tool, has launched to the public after a year of buildout, testing, and user groups. HomeTrek is an online tool th...

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Posted on: January 19, 2021

Watch Out for False Unemployment Claims

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Aspen PD Sees Increase in Fraudulent Unemployment ClaimsCaution Advised Regarding Identity Theft

The Aspen Police Department reports a rise in unemployment fraud since this past summer, hitting a peak this month. Between January 1 and 15, 2021, 16 complain...

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

City of Aspen Police Department and Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office Announce Reward

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The Aspen Police Department and Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office would like to share notification of a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the recent vandalism and tampering with the city’s natural gas s...

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Register Your Emergency Alarm System

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Emergency Alarm SystemsIs yours registered? 

Did you know that The Aspen Police Department will only respond to security alarm calls when the alarm system is registered? Having your alarm system registered with the Aspen Police Department also ens...

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

Know Before It Snows

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Snow is in the forecast. Are you prepared? Help keep Aspen safe during these slick and flurry months.

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Community Meeting January 14 at 6 p.m.

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Zoom link to meeting here.

Passcode: 782326You can also follow along on your phone by dialing US: +1 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 892 5261 3490   

More information halfway down this page: https://covid19.pitkincounty.com/

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

City of Aspen Hosts Free Scavenger Hunt

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City of Aspen Hosts Free Scavenger HuntSkiers on Parade Hunt Offers Locals and Guests a Fun Adventure in Downtown AspenDecember 17, 2020 – The City of Aspen has partnered with a Denver based company, Let’s Roam, to host a free scavenge...

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Posted on: December 28, 2020

Natural Gas Outage

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On December 26, 2020, incidents resulted in a natural gas outage within Aspen city limits and the surrounding area. More than 3,500 properties have been affected by the outage. Black Hills Energy is taking necessary measures to safely reinstate natural ga...

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Posted on: December 15, 2020

City of Aspen Releases Initial Findings of Smart Zone Pilot Program

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City of Aspen Releases Initial Findings of Smart Zone Pilot ProgramInnovative Smart Zones, piloted by Aspen in partnership with curb management platform, Coord, show a strong start in improving safety and efficiency of bustling downtown area

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

City of Aspen Names New Director of Parks and Recreation

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City Manager Sara Ott has named Austin Weiss as the City of Aspen’s new Parks and Recreation Director, effective immediately.

“This position requires a leader who understands Aspen’s mountain culture and how it influences the ...

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

Sign up for Pitkin Alert Special Needs Registry

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If you identify as any of the following: deaf, hard of hearing, visually impaired, communications limitations, speech difficulties, cognitive disability, mobility issues, are on oxygen, are power dependent for things like dialysis or refrigerated medicine...

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Posted on: November 25, 2020

City of Aspen Non-Essential Services Closed November 26 and 27

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City of Aspen Non-Essential Services Closed November 26 and 27 Essential services will remain in operation

In celebration of Thanksgiving, the City of Aspen will close many city facilities and suspend some virtual services on Thursday, No...

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

Lift One Corridor Project Update

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The final step of the land use review for the Lift One Corridor projects (Lift One Lodge and Gorsuch Haus) will kick off with an initial public hearing with the Planning and Zoning Commission On Wednesday, November 4.

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

The Aspen Recreation Center is Opening October 5

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Welcome Back to the Aspen Recreation Centers! The staff of the Aspen Recreation Department has been working hard on developing a reopening plan for the Recreation Centers that follows best practice COVID-19 safety measures and protocols. Our already high ...

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

City of Aspen and ACRA hosting Two Virtual Town Hall Meetings on COVID Winter Planning

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City of Aspen and ACRA hosting Two Virtual Town Hall Meetings on COVID Winter Planning

Business Specific Meeting and Community Focused Meetings Scheduled 

The City of Aspen and Aspen Chamber Resort Association (ACRA) are hosting two virtual town ha...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Small Business Loan Information

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Colorado Lending Source and the City of Aspen have partnered to create the City of Aspen Revolving Loan Program for small businesses. Application and more info:https://www.coloradolendingsource.org/aspen

The Aspen City Council approved the creation of this...

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

Stage 2 Water Shortage in Effect September 1

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The City of Aspen will enter a Stage 2 Water Shortage on September 1.  With the US Drought Monitor declaring Pitkin County in “extreme drought conditions” and local rivers running at 40-70% of median flows, we as a community m...

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Posted on: August 12, 2020

Colorado I-70 and Independence Pass Both Open with Limitations

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CO 82 Westbound / Eastbound Independence Pass 

Limited access for passenger vehicles only.  See details and route map suggestions in this press release.

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

Get Real Time Air Quality Data

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Two great resources to check for up-to-date conditions are: www.aspenairquality.com and www2.purpleair.com. You can search your location in Purple Air to find accurate data.

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

Stage One Water Shortage in Effect

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Learn more:

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What is a Stage One Drought Declaration? 

The objective of water use restrictions during this stage is a ten percent (10%) reduction in treated water use; ten percent (10%) reduction in pressurized raw water u...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

City of Aspen Citizen Academy Now Accepting Applications

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City of Aspen Citizen Academy Now Accepting ApplicationsThe City of Aspen’s annual Citizen Academy program is now accepting applications for the class of 2020.  The Citizen Academy program offers Aspen and Roaring Fork Valley residents ...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

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

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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 p...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Mask Law Posters for Businesses to Download

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Do you need a poster to hang at the entry of your business to let people know about the mask law in Aspen?

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Cardboard Recycling No Longer Accepted at Rio Grande Recycle Center Starting July 1

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Cardboard Recycling No Longer Accepted at Rio Grande Recycle Center Starting July 1The 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 ne...

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

Aspen Saturday Market Begins June 20

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Aspen Saturday Market Begins June 20Social Distancing and Crowd Regulation Are EssentialThe City of Aspen’s Saturday Market opens to the public on June 20 with operating hours of 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. weekly.  Social distancing a...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Marolt Seasonal Housing Available for Rent Now

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Marolt Seasonal Housing Available for Rent NowSummer lease starts June 15 

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 Housin...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Letter to Community from Aspen Officials

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June 3, 2020

To the Aspen community, fellow Americans, and Aspen visitors,

Like many of you, we watched the needless death of George Floyd on video in disbelief. We recognize that systemic racism in our country h...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Restaurant and Retail Stimulus Program

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Restaurant and Retail Stimulus ProgramEligible residents will receive $25 gift card by mailIn an effort to reinvigorate the Aspen economy, the City of Aspen is mailing $25 gift cards to all households who applied and qualified for a 2019 Food Tax Refund a...

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Aspen Gratitude Project Video

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To all our essential workers: We want you to know how much we appreciate you! We are so grateful that you have kept our community going without fail during the height of COVID-19 in Aspen and we know you will keep us going for all the days ahead. We are s...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

City Seeks Input on Extending Commercial Activities into the Streets

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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 ...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Join Us in the Aspen Gratitude Project

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City of Aspen Requests Photo Thank You Messages to Essential WorkersThe Aspen Gratitude Campaign facilitates community’s expression of appreciationThe City of Aspen is facilitating a local digital thank you campaign to all our essential workers ...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Mask Donation Program

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Can’t Stay in?  Stay Safe when you go out and cover your face! The Pitkin County Board of Health is recommending that residents wear face coverings while outside their homes in addition to social distancing.   ...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Participate in Council Worksession and Meeting

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Please note the instructions are different for the worksession on Monday and the regular meeting on Tuesday.

Notice Regarding Public Participation at City Council Work Session Worksession

Monday, April 27 at 4 p.m. 

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

Seeking Public Comment on Expediting Construction Projects to Support Economic Recovery

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City of Aspen 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 potent...

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

Apply Now to Resume Your Construction Project

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Application and details are at www.cityofaspen.com/covidconstruction.  You can also reach out to CMPhelp@cityofaspen.com with questions. 

Construction can begin April 27 if you have completed your application and gotten City approval.

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

A Video Message to the Community from Torre

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A message to the community from Mayor Torre. Look for more words from Council on all our social media channels & website.  Thanks for social distancing & flattening the curve in City of Aspen.

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Posted on: April 16, 2020

A Video Message to the Community from Ann Mullins

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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. &a...

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

A Video Message to the Community from Skippy Mesirow

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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 City o...

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Posted on: April 14, 2020

A Video Message to the Community from Rachael Richards

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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 & website.  Thanks for social distancing & flattening the curve in City of Aspe...
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Posted on: April 13, 2020

A Video Message to the Community from Ward Hauenstein

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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 & website.  Thanks for social distancing & flattening the curve in City of Aspen...
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Posted on: April 14, 2020

Watch Virtual Community Meeting From April 16

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You can watch all archived Pitkin County Public Health and Community meetings here: https://pitkincounty.com/374/County-Webcasts


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Posted on: April 13, 2020

How to Participate in City Council Meeting

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You can Participate virtually only; no in person attendance allowed.

Want to comment?

Submit a request to comment to Clerk’s Office 970-920-5001 or send an email to citizencalls@cityofaspen.com at least 15 minutes prior to the meeting start

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Learn More About COVID-19 Test Information in Pitkin County

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This video was produced April 7, 2020.

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Celebrate Census Day

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Celebrate Census Day (April 1st) by completing yours today.

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Census data brings in money for local services, gives you a voice in the government, and guides important community decisions.  You count!  Colorado&a...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Watch the Community Meeting on COVID-19

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You can watch the community COVID-19 update from Thursday, March 26at 2:00 p.m. This meeting was led by local public and elected officials and served as an opportunity to inform the Pitkin County Community of the current status of the state of Pitkin Coun...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

City Council Releases Business Information Packet

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City Council Releases Business Information PacketTo Help Local Businesses with Resources and ContactsToday, March 25, the City of Aspen released a business information packet to all business licensees of the City.  The packet is a resource guide,...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

How to Participate in City Council Meeting

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Notice Regarding Public Participation

Attendance at the Council meeting will be limited to comply with ten (10) person maximum for meeting participation. Sister Cities room next to Council Chambers will be available for ten(10) people to view the meeting. ...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

A Letter to the Community from Aspen City Council

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The Council wants the community to know how much we care and that we are being proactive.

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Link to Information for Businesses and Employers

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We know you may have a lot of questions about your work and business and the economy.  This information may be of help to you right now.  There are resources for workers and business owners from the Colorado Department of Labor and Emplo...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Emergency Declaration for City of Aspen

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The City of Aspen Declares Emergency to Request Resources to Mitigate COVID-19 Spread and Impacts in CommunityCity Manager Declaration

City Council Extension of Declaration - This declaration extended the one explained below until such time as Council elec...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

City of Aspen Limits In-Person Services All Services Available Online or By Phone

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City of Aspen Limits In-Person ServicesAll Services Available Online or By PhoneIn 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 ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

A Letter to Community Members

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A letter to RFV community members from Pitkin County, the City of Aspen, and the Town of Snowmass Village.

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Posted on: March 14, 2020

Virtual Community Meeting Video From Monday, March 16, 2020

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Virtual Community Meeting on Monday, March 16, 2020

 The Pitkin County Incident Management Team and Pitkin County Public Health Department hosted a virtual community meeting on Monday, March 16 at 3 pm MST.

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Proper Handwashing Protocol

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Here is a resource for your home and business.  A flyer on how to properly wash your hands.

https://cityofaspen.com/DocumentCenter/View/5613/hand-washing-flyer

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Compostable Takeout Collection Available at Rio Grande Recycling Center

Contact: Liz Chapman, Senior Waste Reduction & Environmental Health Specialist, Liz.Chapman@CityOfAspen.com, 970.319.6890

Aspen, Colorado – March 4, 2021 – The City of Aspen’s Environmental Health and Sustainability depart...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

City Seeks Input on Aspen’s Summer Vitality Plans

PRESS RELEASECity Seeks Input on Aspen’s Summer Vitality PlansCommunity can take survey and leave comments on Aspen Community VoiceContact: Pete Rice, Engineering Division Manager, pete.rice@cityofaspen.com or 970.319.3710, and Mitch Osur, Direc...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Public Input Requested for Marolt Open Space Draft Management Plan

 PRESS RELEASEPublic Input Requested for Marolt Open Space Draft Management PlanContact: John Spiess, Open Space and Natural Resources Manager, City of Aspen, 970-618-6935 or john.spiess@cityofaspen.comAspen, CO – March 2, 2021 &nda...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Wheeler Opera House announces the appointment of Lisa Rigsby Peterson as Executive Director

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Wheeler Opera House announces the appointment of Lisa Rigsby Peterson as Executive Director

Contact(s): Sara Ott, City Manager, sara.ott@cityofaspen.com or 970-920-5083 and Denise White, Communications Director, denise.white@cityofaspen.com or...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

City of Aspen Seeks Community Input on 50-Year Water Plan

City of Aspen Seeks Community Input on 50-Year Water PlanThird and final community input session will help shape long-term water planContact: Steve Hunter, Utilities Resource Manager, City of Aspen Water Department, 970-970.309.5657 or steve.hunter@cityof...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

New Ballot Drop Box for City of Aspen Municipal Election

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New Ballot Drop Box for City of Aspen Municipal ElectionCity of Aspen Voters Have Several Options for Ballot ReturnContact: Nicole Henning, City Clerk, Nicole.Henning@cityofaspen.com or 970.429.2685Aspen, CO – February 4, 2021 &...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Aspen Fat Bike Race Goes Virtual

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Aspen Fat Bike Race Goes VirtualAspen, Colorado – February 1, 2021 – The City of Aspen annual Fat Bike Race is going virtual to support safe riding and encourage racers to participate in the event. Participating riders...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

Public Input Requested for Herron Park and Ute Park Renovation Projects

 PRESS RELEASEPublic Input Requested for Herron Park and Ute Park Renovation ProjectsContact: Mike Tunte, Landscape Architect & Construction Manager, Parks and Open Space Department, City of Aspen, 970-429-2029 or Michael.tunte@cityofaspen.co...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

STATEMENT: Upper Valley Law Enforcement Agencies Regarding COVID-19 Public Health Order Enforcement

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January 21, 2021

 

We understand the frustration of many in the valley community with those who are perceived as flouting the COVID-19 public health orders. 

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority Launches HomeTrek

     

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Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority Launches HomeTrekAPCHA housing information goes digital

Contact:   Diane Foster, Assistant City Manager, diane.foster@cityofaspen.com, 970-920-529...

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Posted on: January 19, 2021

Aspen PD Sees Increase in Fraudulent Unemployment Claims

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Public Service AnnouncementAspen PD Sees Increase in Fraudulent Unemployment ClaimsCaution Advised Regarding Identity Theft 

Contact: Bill Linn, Assistant Chief, Aspen Police Department, Ph: 970.274.4103, Bill.Linn@CityOfAspen.Com&nbs...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

Childcare Financial Aid Deadline is February 1

 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTChildcare Financial Aid Deadline is February 1Contact: Kids First, 970-920-5769Aspen, Colorado – January 15, 2021 – Kids First and the City of Aspen provide a financial aid program to help defray th...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Aspen Golf Club Season Golf Passes on Sale March 1

 PRESS RELEASEAspen Golf Club Season Golf Passes on Sale March 1Passes will be capped to maintain quality experience at Golf ClubContact: Steve Aitken, Director of Golf, 970-920-5719 or steve.aitken@cityofaspen.com.Aspen, CO – January 1...

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

City of Aspen Police Department and Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office Announce Reward

 

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City of Aspen Police Department and Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office Announce Reward

Contacts:  Rick Magnuson, City of Aspen Police Department Investigative Sergeant, 970-920-5400 and Alex Burchetta, Pitkin County Sh...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

City of Aspen Seeks Community Input on 50-Year Water Plan

 PRESS RELEASECity of Aspen Seeks Community Input on 50-Year Water PlanCommunity input will help shape long-term plan for this shared resourceContact: Steve Hunter, Utilities Resource Manager, City of Aspen Water Department, 970-970.309.5657 or s...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Infant and Toddler Caregiving Class

PSAInfant and Toddler Caregiving ClassContact: Megan Monaghan, Early Childhood Teacher, Kids First, 970-920-5373, megan.monaghan@cityofaspen.comAspen, CO – January 4, 2021 – The City of Aspen’s Kids First program is hosting a...

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Posted on: December 31, 2020

Person of Interest Cleared

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Person of Interest Cleared

Contacts: Bill Linn, City of Aspen Police Department Assistant Chief, 970-274-4103

Alex Burchetta, Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office Undersheriff, 970-309-2317

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Posted on: December 28, 2020

Space Heaters Available for Residents Impacted by Natural Gas Outage

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Updated December 29, 2020 at 9 a.m.

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Space Heaters Available for Residents Impacted by Natural Gas OutageHeaters provided by Black Hills energy available tonight

Contact: Bill Linn, Assistant Police Chief, City of Aspen Police Departmen...

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Posted on: December 23, 2020

City of Aspen Non-Essential Services Closed Over the Holidays

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City of Aspen Non-Essential Services Closed Over the Holidays  

Essential services will remain in operation

Contact: Jami McMannes, Communications Manager, 970-765-4752, jami.mcmannes@cityofaspen.com

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Posted on: December 21, 2020

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cancelled

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTNew Year’s Eve Fireworks CancelledAspen, Colorado – December 21, 2020 – The City of Aspen will not be featuring fireworks this New Year’s Eve due to an abundance of caution for the spread ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 18, 2020

Kids First Holiday Resources for Families

 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTKids First Holiday Resources for FamiliesAspen, Colorado – December 18, 2020 – Kids First, the City of Aspen’s early childhood resource center, has posted a holiday specific resource list ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2020

City of Aspen Hosts Free Scavenger Hunt

 PRESS RELEASECity of Aspen Hosts Free Scavenger HuntSkiers on Parade Hunt Offers Locals and Guests a Fun Adventure in Downtown AspenContact: Sandra Doebler, Special Events Coordinator, 970-429-2093 or Sandra.doebler@cityofaspen.comAspen, CO &...

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Posted on: November 25, 2020

City of Aspen Non-Essential Services Closed November 26 and 27

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

City of Aspen Non-Essential Services Closed November 26 and 27 Essential services will remain in operation

Contact: Denise White, Communications Director, denise.white@cityofaspen.com or 970-920-5293Jami McMannes, Commun...

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

City of Aspen Names New Director of Parks and Recreation

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City of Aspen Names New Director of Parks and Recreation

Contact: Diane Foster, Assistant City Manager, diane.foster@cityofaspen.comor 970-920-5296 and Denise White, Communications Director, denise.white@cityofaspen.com or 970-920-5293

Aspen, C...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Waste Reduction Fee Reinstated December 1

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Waste Reduction Fee Reinstated December 1

Aspen, CO – November 20, 2020 – The City of Aspen will reinstate the Waste Reduction Fee for using disposable paper bags at local grocers on December 1, 2020. The fee...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 11, 2020

Red Brick Recreation Center to Close Until November 18

PRESS RELEASERed Brick Recreation Center to Close Until November 18Limited staffing resources temporarily will close the center and delay opening of the Aspen Ice GardenContacts: Cory Vander Veen, Recreation Director, cory.vanderveen@cityofaspen.com or 97...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2020

Childcare Financial Aid Deadline is November 1

 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTChildcare Financial Aid Deadline is November 1Contact: Kids First, 970-920-5769Aspen, Colorado – October 22, 2020 – Kids First and the City of Aspen provide a financial aid program to help defray th...

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

City of Aspen Seeks Input on 50-Year Water Plan

PRESS RELEASECity of Aspen Seeks Input on 50-Year Water PlanCommunity input will help shape long-term plan for this shared resourceContact: Steve Hunter, Utilities Resource Manager, City of Aspen Water Department, 970-970.309.5657 or steve.hunter@cityofas...

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Posted on: October 15, 2020

TEMPORARY ARC CLOSURE DUE TO COVID-19 CASES

TEMPORARY ARC CLOSURE DUE TO COVID-19 CASESContact: Cory Vander Veen, Recreation Director, cory.vanderveen@cityofaspen.com or 970-355-5536 and Tracy Trulove, Pitkin County PIO, 970-366-2502 or tracy.trulove@pitkincounty.comAspen, CO – October 15...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2020

New City of Aspen Sales Tax Collection Portal

PSANew City of Aspen Sales Tax Collection PortalContact: Anthony Lewin, Senior Tax Auditor, 970-920-5006 or Anthony.lewin@cityofaspen.comAspen, CO – October 8, 2020 – The City of Aspen’s Finance Department is updating the pro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Aspen Wins EPA Award for Water Efficiency

CONTACT: Lee Ledesma, City of Aspen Utilities, Finance andAdministrative Manager, 970-309-8882lee.ledesma@cityofaspen.comFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 7, 2020Aspen’s QWEL Program Wins WaterSense® Partner of the Year AwardWashington, D.C.&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Join Kids First for Parenting Workshops Online

PSAJoin Kids First for Parenting Workshops OnlineContact: Adley Kent, Early Childhood Teacher, Kids First, 970-920-5742, adley.kent@cityofaspen.com or Megan Monaghan, Early Childhood Teacher, Kids First, 970-920-5373, megan.monaghan@cityofaspen.comAspen, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2020

City of Aspen and ACRA hosting Two Virtual Town Hall Meetings on COVID Winter Planning

 PRESS RELEASECity of Aspen and ACRA hosting Two Virtual Town Hall Meetings on COVID Winter PlanningBusiness Specific Meeting and Community Focused Meetings ScheduledContact: Jennifer Phelan, Development Manager, City of Aspen, 970- 319.9949 or J...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2020

Stage 2 Water Shortage Restrictions Begin September 1

 PRESS RELEASEStage 2 Water Shortage Restrictions Begin September 1Contact: Steve Hunter, Utilities Resource Manager, 970.309.5657 or steve.hunter@cityofaspen.comAspen, CO – August 31, 2020 – The City of Aspen Stage 2 Water Sh...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 13, 2020

Aspen Saturday Market Artisans go Online to Sell Goods

PSAAspen Saturday Market Artisans go Online to Sell GoodsContact: Sandra Doebler, Special Events Coordinator, 970-429-2093 or Sandra.doebler@cityofaspen.comAspen, CO – August 13, 2020 – The City of Aspen is supporting various methods f...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2020

APCHA Executive Director Resigns

 PRESS RELEASEAPCHA Executive Director ResignsCity of Aspen and Pitkin County will begin recruitment for new directorContact: Sara Ott, Aspen City Manager, 970-920-5083, sara.ott@cityofaspen.comAspen, CO – August 12, 2020 – Th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2020

Paepcke Transit Hub Conceptual Designs Completed and Open for Public Comment

 PRESS RELEASEPaepcke Transit Hub Conceptual Designs Completed and Open for Public CommentWatch the video and share your thoughts at aspencommunityvoice.comMedia Contact: Mitzi Rapkin, Communications ManagerP: (970) 920-5082 | E: mitzi.rapkin@cit...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2020

WE-cycle Expands Bikeshare with New e-bike Pilot Program

PRESS RELEASEWE-cycle Expands Bikeshare with New e-bike Pilot ProgramCommunity Feedback is EncouragedContact: John Krueger, Director of Transportation, 9970-920-5042 or john.krueger@cityofaspen.comAspen, CO – August 4, 2020 – WE-cycle,...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Aspen City Council Enacts Stage 1 Water Shortage

 PRESS RELEASEAspen City Council Enacts Stage 1 Water ShortageContact: Steve Hunter, Utilities Portfolio Manager, 970.309.5657 or steve.hunter@cityofaspen.com  Aspen, Colorado – July 16, 2020 –  Aspen City Co...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2020

City of Aspen Citizen Academy Now Accepting Applications

PSACity of Aspen Citizen Academy Now Accepting ApplicationsContact: Nathaniel Ross, Management Analyst, 970-970-5298 or nathaniel.ross@cityofaspen.comAspen, CO – July 6, 2020 – The City of Aspen’s annual Citizen Academy progr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Kids First Childcare Offering Emergency and Regular Financial Aid to Support Families

PSAKids First Childcare Offering Emergency and Regular Financial Aid to Support FamiliesAspen, CO – June 30, 2020 – The City of Aspen Kids First program currently has two types of financial aid for childcare available. One is emergency...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2020

Aspen Saturday Market Begins June 20

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PSAAspen Saturday Market Begins June 20Social Distancing and Crowd Regulation Are EssentialAspen, CO - June 17, 2020 – The City of Aspen’s Saturday Market opens to the public on June 20 with operating hours of 8:30 a.m. – 1 p...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2020

Cardboard Recycling No Longer Accepted at Rio Grande Recycle Center Starting July 1

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Cardboard Recycling No Longer Accepted at Rio Grande Recycle Center Starting July 1

Contact: Liz Chapman, Senior Waste Reduction and Environmental Health Specialist, 970-319-6890 or liz.chapman@cityofaspen.com

Aspen, CO - June 15, 202...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Marolt Seasonal Housing Available for Rent Now

PSAMarolt Seasonal Housing Available for Rent NowSummer lease starts June 15Aspen, Colorado – June 11, 2020– Marolt Ranch seasonal housing is available for rent with move-in dates as early as June 15.  Interested renters must ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Electronic Waste Events in Aspen

PSAResidential Electronic Waste Event in Aspen June 20Businesses can call for appointment for pick-upContact: Liz Chapman, Sr. Waste Reduction and Environmental Health Specialist, 970-319-6890 or liz.chapman@cityofaspen.comAspen, Colorado – June...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2020

City of Aspen Parks Department Offers Clean-Up Help for Downed Trees

PSACity of Aspen Parks Department Offers Clean-Up Help for Downed TreesAspen, CO - June 9, 2020 – A June storm characterized by heavy snow and precipitation caused many downed trees and limbs throughout Aspen.  The City of Aspen Parks a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Exterior Work on Wheeler Opera House Begins in July

EXTERIOR WORK ON WHEELER OPERA HOUSE BEGINS IN JULYThe project is being expedited to lessen overall Wheeler closure timeContact: Mitzi Rapkin, Communications Manager, City of Aspen, 970-319-2791 or Mitzi.rapkin@cityofaspen.comAspen, CO (June 1, 2020): A n...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 4, 2020

City of Aspen Supports Peaceful Protestors This Weekend

 Press ReleaseCity of Aspen Supports Peaceful Protestors This WeekendContact: Mike Tracey, Sergeant, Aspen Police Department, 970-920-5400 or mike.tracey@cityofaspen.comASPEN, CO. – June 4, 2020 –Two protests have been arrange...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Restaurant and Retail Stimulus Program

 

Press Release

Restaurant and Retail Stimulus Program

Eligible residents will receive $25 gift card by mail

 

Contact: Mitch Osur, Director of Parking and Downtown Services, 970-429-1766 or mitch.osur@cityofaspen.com

 

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2020

City of Aspen to Resume Paid Parking June 1

Press ReleaseCity of Aspen to Resume Paid Parking June 1Transition to paid parking includes discounted rates and some free parking zonesContact: Mitch Osur, Director of Parking and Downtown Services, 970-429-1766 or mitch.osur@cityofaspen.comASPEN, CO. &a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2020

City Seeks Input on Extending Commercial Activities into the Streets

PRESS RELEASECity Seeks Input on Extending Commercial Activities into the StreetsCommunity can take survey and leave their comments on Aspen Community VoiceMedia Contact: Pete Rice, Division Manager, Engineering, 970-429-2769 or pete.rice@cityofaspen.com ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2020

City of Aspen Requests Photo Thank You Messages to Essential Workers

Press ReleaseCity of Aspen Requests Photo Thank You Messages to Essential Workers The Aspen Gratitude Campaign facilitates community’s expression of appreciationContact: Mitzi Rapkin, Communications Manager, 970-319-2791 or Mitzi.rapkin@cityofas...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Annual Spring Clean-Up Cancelled Due to COVID-19

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Annual Spring Clean-Up Cancelled Due to COVID-19

Aspen, CO – April 30, 2020 – The City of Aspen will not be holding its annual spring clean-up this year due to COVID-19.  Traditionally our Street Department schedul...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2020

City of Aspen Hires Assistant City Manager

Press ReleaseCity of Aspen Hires Assistant City ManagerNew Position Will Aid in Transition with Retirement of Parks and Recreation ManagerContact: Sara Ott, Aspen City Manager, 970-230-2692 or sara.ott@cityofaspen.comASPEN, CO. – April 28, 2020 ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2020

City of Aspen Now Accepting Applications for Rent Grant Program

 

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City of Aspen Now Accepting Applications for Rent Grant Program

 

Contact: Mitch Osur, Director of Parking and Downtown Services, 970-429-1766 or mitch.osur@cityofaspen.com

 

 

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2020

City of Aspen Now Processing Applications to Reopen Construction Sites

Press ReleaseCity of Aspen Now Processing Applications to Reopen Construction SitesApproved Applicants May Begin Work April 27Contact: Mike Horvath, Project Manager III, mike.horvath@cityofaspen.comASPEN, CO. – April 23, 2020 – The Cit...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2020

CO 82 Traffic Signal Replacement Project to begin next week

PRESS RELEASECO 82 Traffic Signal Replacement Project to begin next weekCity manages the project to expedite replacement Contact: Tracy Trulove, City of Aspen Communications Director; 970-379-7917;tracy.trulove@cityofaspen.comASPEN, Colo. &nd...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2020

Food Tax Refund Deadline Extended Until April 22

PRESS RELEASEDeadline for Food Tax Refund ExtendedApply online now through 5pm on Wednesday, April 22Aspen, CO – April 16, 2020 – The City of Aspen is doing a one-time extension to the food tax refund to allow residents an extra week t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Short Term Rentals in Aspen Must Cease Operation Until COVID-19 Health Orders Lifted

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Short Term Rentals in Aspen Must Cease Operation 

Until COVID-19 Health Orders Lifted

ASPEN, CO. – March 27, 2020 – To comply with Pitkin County Public Health and State of Colorado standing health orders r...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2020

City Council Releases Business Information Packet

Press ReleaseCity Council Releases Business Information PacketTo Help Local Businesses with Resources and ContactsASPEN, CO. – March 25, 2020 – Today, the City of Aspen released a business information packet to all business licensees o...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Construction Site Closure Notice for Aspen

Press ReleaseConstruction Site Closure Notice for AspenASPEN, CO. – March 24, 2020 – In order to comply with the March 23, 2020 Pitkin County health order, residential and commercial construction sites may continue minimum basic operat...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Childcare Services Available for Children of Essential Workers

Press ReleaseChildcare Services Available for Children of Essential WorkersASPEN, CO. – March 24, 2020 –Kids First, in partnership with Pitkin County Human Services, Eagle County Human Services, Aspen Valley Hospital, and local childca...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Foundation Work for New City Offices Impacted ACES Ponds at Hallam Lake

Foundation Work for New City Offices Impacted ACES Ponds at Hallam LakeCity project team and ACES are working together to take immediate steps to mitigate disturbanceMedia Contact:Kathleen Wanatowicz, Project Public InformationP: (970) 618-5114 | E: kathl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2020

City of Aspen Limits In-Person Services All Services Available Online or By Phone

City of Aspen Limits In-Person ServicesAll Services Available Online or By PhoneASPEN, CO. – March 17, 2020 – In a conscientious effort to safeguard both our employees’ health and safety and that of our customers, the City of...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2020

Free Parking in Aspen Beginning March 17

FREE PARKING IN ASPEN BEGINNING MARCH 16

Downtowner and Car-to-Go Programs Suspended – 3/17

Direct Highlands and Galena Street Shuttle Suspended – 3/17

ASPEN, CO. – March 15, 2020 – The City of Aspen is offeri...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2020

The City of Aspen Declares Emergency to Request Resources to Mitigate COVID-19

The City of Aspen Declares Emergency to Request Resources to Mitigate COVID-19 Spread and Impacts in Community

Contact: Mitzi Rapkin, Communications Manager, City of Aspen, 970-920-5082 or 970-319-2791 and mitzi.rapkin@cityofaspen.com

ASPEN, CO. –...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 4, 2020

City of Aspen Awards More Than $1.49 Million Dollars in Grants to Valley Non-Profits

City of Aspen Awards More Than $1.49 Million Dollars in Grants to Valley Non-ProfitsContact: Gena Buhler, Executive Director, Wheeler Opera House, 970-920-5790 or gena.buhler@cityofaspen.comAspen, Colorado – February 4, 2020 – In 2020 ...

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