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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: 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: October 21, 2020

City of Aspen Seeks Input on 50-Year Water Plan

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City of Aspen Seeks Input on 50-Year Water PlanCommunity input will help shape long-term plan for this shared

The City of Aspen’s Water Utility is undertaking a strategic planning process to provide a long-term reliable and sustainable water supply for the...

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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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CDOT PRESS RELEASE - August 24, 2020 - The Colorado Department ...

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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: April 2, 2020

Virtual Community Meeting August 13

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Join Pitkin County Public Health on Thursday 8/13 at 1:00 pm for the COVID Community Meeting that will provide an update on the Coronameter and the public health indicators used to design and use that tool for increased awareness in our community. Also, B...

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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?

You can download this version and print it out.

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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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Read the Letter in Spanish (carta en espanol)

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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Please click here to watch.

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.

Watch the meeting here.

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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 2, 2020

Want to Learn More About Corona Virus in Colorado?

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If you’re interested in learning more about Coronavirus Disease and Colorado, there is updated information at https://www.colorado.gov/cdphe including testing data, fact sheets, what you can do, and links to other resources.  Locally, o...

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

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

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

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

The City of Aspen is Hiring an Assistant City Manager

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The Assistant City Manager is responsible for providing complex administrative leadership within a dynamic, full-service local government through implementation of the City’s policy priorities. Aspen’s small-town character, with world-...

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Posted on: February 1, 2020

Temporary Road Closure on Owl Creek Road in Snowmass Village on February 9

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Temporary Road Closure on Owl Creek Road inSnowmass 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...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Applications Now Available for Food Tax Refund

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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 availa...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Childcare Financial Aid Deadline is February 1

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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. Only new applicants need to apply at t...

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Posted on: December 10, 2019

City Seeking Your Input on Galena Plaza Conceptual Designs

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The Galena Plaza green space is an important site that connects the Rio Grande Park and Roaring Fork River to downtown Aspen.  It is adjacent to the new City offices and currently there are three conceptual designs we'd like you to take a survey ...

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Posted on: January 6, 2020

Aspen Lumberyard Public Open Houses

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Please come to an Open House:

Roxy's Cafe at ABC on Wednesday, January 15 from 4-7pm

City Council Chambers at Aspen City Hall on Thursday, January 16 from 11am - 1pm or 3 - 6 pm

These are free events and food and beverage will be provided.  

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

2019 Aspen Citizen Survey Results Available Online

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Survey Results

Aspen voters and residents gave the City of Aspen high marks in the 2019 Citizen Survey, particularly in comparison to nationwide trends.  Respondents in Aspen were much more satisfied with their quality of life here – 93%...

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Posted on: December 2, 2019

Community Development Director Public Meet and Greet

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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. View the candidate resumes here

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

City of Aspen Announces Feedback Forum at the Limelight

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City of Aspen Announces Feedback Forum at the LimelightMultiple city projects join forces to increase participationThe City of Aspen will be hosting an interactive open house event called Feedback Forum to offer information and gather community feedback o...

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