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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Aphid Season Nearing Conclusion in Aspen

PSAAphid Season Nearing Conclusion in AspenAspen, Colorado – September 16, 2019 – The City of Aspen Parks and Open Space Department wants to let Aspen residents know that we are nearing the end of a season with particularly high number...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Framing the Future: Affordable Housing Community Outreach Events September 12 and September 19

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Framing the Future: Affordable Housing Community Outreach Events September 12 and September 19

Contact: Chris Everson, Affordable Housing Project Manager, City of Aspen, 970-429-1834 or Chris.Everson@cityofaspen.com; or Michelle Bonfils Thibea...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2019

Free Sprinkler Efficiency Check-Ups for Aspen Residents and Business Owners

PSAFree Sprinkler Efficiency Check-Ups for Aspen Residents and Business OwnersAspen, Colorado – September 3, 2019 – The City of Aspen is offering free sprinkler efficiency checkups for residential and commercial properties in Aspen fro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2019

Framing the Future: Engagement on Affordable Housing in Aspen Begins August 14

PRESS RELEASEFraming the Future: Engagement on Affordable Housing in Aspen Begins August 14Contact: Chris Everson, Affordable Housing Project Manager, City of Aspen, 970-429-1834 or chris.everson@cityofaspen.com; or Michelle Bonfils Thibeault, Project Man...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2019

City Council Hosting Community Picnic and Children’s Fair August 14 at the Red Brick

PSACity Council Hosting Community Picnic and Children’s Fair August 14 at the Red BrickAspen, Colorado – August 5, 2019 – Aspen City Council’s annual free picnic for the community will take place on Wednesday, Augus...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2019

Finalists Announced for Open City Manager Position Interviews take place August 8 and are open to th

PRESS RELEASEFinalists Announced for Open City Manager PositionInterviews take place August 8 and are open to the communityContact: Alissa Farrell, HR Director/Interim Assistant City Manager, 970-920-5743 or alissa.farrell@cityofaspen.comAspen, CO &nd...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2019

Free Sprinkler Efficiency Check-Ups for Aspen Residents and Business Owners

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Free Sprinkler Efficiency Check-Ups for Aspen Residents and Business Owners

Aspen, Colorado – July 31, 2019 – The City of Aspen is offering free sprinkler efficiency checkups for residential and commercial properties in Aspen from Au...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2019

Water Department Receives $186K+ Grant to Augment River Flows and Enhance Municipal Supply

Press ReleaseWater Department Receives $186K+ Grant to Augment River Flows and Enhance Municipal SupplyContact: Margaret Medellin, City of Aspen, Utilities Portfolio Manager, 970-429-1992 or Margaret.Medellin@cityofaspen.comAspen, Colorado – Jul...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2019

Childcare Financial Aid Deadline is August 1

 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTChildcare Financial Aid Deadline is August 1Contact: Kids First, 970-920-5769Aspen, Colorado – July 15, 2019 – Kids First and the City of Aspen provide a financial aid program to help defray the exp...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2019

City Community Development Director Accepts New Position at Design Workshop

Press ReleaseCity Community Development Director Accepts New Position at Design WorkshopContact: Jessica Garrow. Community Development Director, 970-429-2780, Jessica.garrow@cityofaspen.com or Sara Ott, Interim City Manager, 970-920-5083, sara.ott@cityofa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 11, 2019

City Opens New Online Portal for Resident Requests, Complaints, and Feedback

Press ReleaseCity Opens New Online Portal for Resident Requests, Complaints, and FeedbackThe City of Aspen is pleased to announce a new online portal, called QAspen, for residents and visitors to log service requests, complaints, or to offer feedback to C...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2019

HPC Awards Historic Preservation Leaders

PRESS RELEASEHPC Awards Historic Preservation LeadersAwards to be Presented at City Council - Monday, June 10th at 5 p.m.Contact: Amy Simon, City Historic Preservation Officer, 970-429-2758 or amy.simon@cityofaspen.comAspen, CO – June 7, 2019 &a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 4, 2019

City Manager Applications Now Being Accepted

Press ReleaseCity Manager Applications Now Being AcceptedContact: Alissa Farrell, Interim Assistant City Manager/HR Director, 970-920-5743, or Alissa.farrell@cityofaspen.comAspen, Colorado – June 4, 2019 – The City of Aspen is now acti...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 3, 2019

Rio Grande Parking Garage Closure June 7-9

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTRio Grande Parking Garage Closure June 7-9Rio Grande Parking Garage closed 5 p.m. Friday, June 7 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 9Media Contact: Kathleen Wanatowicz, Public InformationP: (970) 618-5114 | E: kathleen@prstudioco.comAspen, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 30, 2019

Tracy Trulove Hired as New Communications Director for City of Aspen

Press ReleaseTracy Trulove Hired as New Communications Director for City of AspenContact: Alissa Farrell, Interim Assistant City Manager/HR Director, 970-920-5743, or Alissa.farrell@cityofaspen.comAspen, Colorado – May 30, 2019 – The C...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2019

Castle Creek Bridge Detour for Downvalley Motorists on Friday, May 31

CCB Detour Map - May 31

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTCastle Creek Bridge Detour for Downvalley Motorists on Friday, May 31Westbound motorists to use Power Plant detour via 6th Street 7-11 a.m.Media Contact: Bryana Starbuck, Public InformationP: (970) 691-6884 | E: bryana@prstudioc...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2019

Community Workshop to Gather Input on Future Arts and Culture Needs in Aspen

PSACommunity Workshop to Gather Input on Future Arts and Culture Needs in AspenThursday, May 30 from 5-6pm at Wheeler Opera HouseAspen, Colorado – May 22, 2019 – The City of Aspen and Wheeler Opera House are conducting a feasibility st...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Children’s Parade in Aspen May 21 at 10am

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Children’s Parade in Aspen May 21 at 10am

 

 

Aspen, Colorado – May 14, 2019 – The Aspen community is invited to attend the Kids First annual Aspen Children’s Parade in celebrati...

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

2020 Grant Applications Now Open for Arts and Non-Profits

PSA2020 Grant Applications Now Open for Arts and Non-ProfitsContact: Gena Buhler, Executive Director, Wheeler Opera House, 970-920-5790, gena.buhler@cityofaspen.comAspen, Colorado – May 14, 2019 – The City of Aspen is pleased to announ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2019

Celebrate Arbor Day Saturday, May 18 in Paepcke Park

PSACelebrate Arbor Day Saturday, May 18 in Paepcke ParkAspen, Colorado – May 13, 2019 – The City of Aspen Parks Department will host a community celebration for Arbor Day on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Paepcke ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2019

Community Meeting to Discuss Results of Regional Roaring Fork Housing Study

Community Meeting to Discuss Results of Regional Roaring Fork Housing StudyContact: Mike Kosdrosky, APCHA, Executive Director, 970-920-5068, mike.kosdrosky@cityofaspen.comAspen, Colorado – May 8, 2019 – The Aspen community is invited t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2019

Community Celebration in Honor of Passage Bill to Fund Full-Day Kindergarten

PSACommunity Celebration in Honor of Passage Bill to Fund Full-Day KindergartenContact: Shirley Ritter, Kids First Director, 970-920-5370 or Shirley.ritter@cityofaspen.comAspen, Colorado – May 8, 2019 – City of Aspen Kids First departm...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2019

Electronic Waste Collection Events in Aspen

PSAElectronic Waste Collection Events in AspenContact: Liz Chapman, Sr. Waste Reduction and Environmental Health Specialist, 970-429-1831 or liz.chapman@cityofaspen.comAspen, Colorado – May 6, 2019 – The City of Aspen is hosting two ev...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2019

City Earns Strongest Moody Rating Possible for Municipal Bonds

PSACity Earns Strongest Moody Rating Possible for Municipal BondsContact: Pete Strecker, Finance Director, 970-920-5007, pete.strecker@cityofaspen.comAspen, Colorado – May 3, 2019 – The City of Aspen has earned the strongest credit rat...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2019

Aspen Community Invited to Participate in Engagement Session on City Manager Recruitment

PRESS RELEASEAspen Community Invited to Participate in Engagement Session on City Manager RecruitmentContact: Alissa Farrell, HR Director/Interim Assistant City Manager, 970-920-5743 or alissa.farrell@cityofaspen.comAspen, CO – May 3, 2019 &...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 25, 2019

City Offices Rio Grande Pl. Road Closure Update

Media Contact: Kathleen Wanatowicz, Public Information

P: (970) 618-5114 | E: kathleen@prstudioco.com

Aspen, CO – April 25, 2019 – Right-of-way utility work from Mill St. to the west of the parking garage entrance is expected to be completed on schedule. Du...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2019

City of Aspen Hires Peckham & McKenney to Conduct National Search for New City Manager

City of Aspen Hires Peckham & McKenney to Conduct National Search for New City ManagerContact: Alissa Farrell, HR Director/Interim Assistant City Manager, 970-920-5743 or alissa.farrell@cityofaspen.comAspen, CO – April 17, 2019 – T...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 4, 2019

Kids First Places Blue Pinwheels Around Aspen for Child Abuse Prevention Month

 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTKIDS FIRST PLACES BLUE PINWHEELS AROUND ASPEN FOR CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTHAspen, Colorado – April 4, 2019 – The City of Aspen’s Kids First Department is working with the state of Color...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2019

Right of Way Construction Season in Aspen Begins April 1

 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTRight of Way Construction Season in Aspen Begins April 1Media Contacts: Bryana Starbuck, Public Information, (970) 691-6884 or bryana@prstudioco.com andPete Rice, Senior Project Manager, City of Aspen, (970) 429-2769 o...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 28, 2019

Tot Lot Playground Open House

 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTTot Lot Playground Open HouseApril 4 from 3:30-6pm at Red Brick Community Meeting RoomAspen, Colorado – March 28, 2019 – The City of Aspen Parks Department is hosting a public open house on Thursday...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2019

Childcare Financial Aid Deadline is May 1

 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTChildcare Financial Aid Deadline is May 1Contact: Kids First, 970-920-5769Aspen, Colorado – March 25, 2019 – Kids First and the City of Aspen provide a financial aid program to help defray the expen...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2019

City Offices Project Utility Work Begins April 1

 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTCity Offices Project Utility Work Begins April 1Rio Grande Pl. Street and Parking Closures April-June 2019Media Contact: Kathleen Wanatowicz, Public Information; (970) 618-5114; kathleen@prstudioco.comAspen, CO &nd...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2019

City of Aspen Stormwater Manager April Long Appointed to Statewide Water Quality Control Commission

City of Aspen Stormwater Manager April Long Appointed to Statewide Water Quality Control CommissionMedia Contacts: Trish Aragon, City of Aspen City Engineer,(970) 429-2785, trish.aragon@cityofaspen.com orApril Long, City of Aspen Stormwater Manager and Cl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 20, 2019

Night Work for Aspen City Offices Completed Early

Night Work for Aspen City Offices Completed EarlyMedia Contact: Kathleen Wanatowicz, Public InformationP: (970) 618-5114 | E: kathleen@prstudioco.comAspen, CO – March 20, 2019 – Critical deconstruction night work that was originally sc...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 20, 2019

City Recognized for Strong Moody Rating and Excellence in Financial Reporting

PSACity Recognized for Strong Moody Rating and Excellence in Financial ReportingContact: Pete Strecker, Finance Director, 970-920-5007, pete.strecker@cityofaspen.comAspen, Colorado – March 20, 2019 – The City of Aspen is pleased to sha...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2019

Night Work for Aspen City Offices March 19-21

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTNight Work for Aspen City Offices March 19-216 p.m.-6 a.m. Delays possible at Rio Grande Parking Garage EntranceMedia Contact: Kathleen Wanatowicz, Public InformationP: (970) 618-5114 | E: kathleen@prstudioco.comAspen, CO &n...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 14, 2019

Public Information Meeting for New City Offices

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTPublic Information Meeting for New City OfficesAspen, Colorado – March 14, 2019 – The City of Aspen and its partners are holding a neighborhood meeting on Tuesday, March 19 at 12pm at the Pitkin County Libra...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 14, 2019

City Seeks Public Input on Future of Rio Grande Recycle Center

PSACity Seeks Public Input on Future of Rio Grande Recycle CenterContact: CJ Oliver, Director of Environmental Health and Sustainability, 970-920-5008, cj.oliver@cityofaspen.comAspen, Colorado – March 18, 2019 – The City of Aspen is se...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2019

Pothole Repair in Aspen Friday and Saturday

 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTPothole Repair in Aspen Friday and SaturdayFriday – CDOT Crews at Roundabout; Saturday – City Crews at CCBAspen, Colorado – March 13, 2019 – The City of Aspen is working with CDO...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2019

APCHA Affidavit Deadline for Affordable Housing Owners

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTAPCHA Affidavit Deadline for Affordable Housing OwnersAspen, Colorado – March 12, 2019 – APCHA will be conducting its biennial affidavit in March. The affidavit will be emailed out on March 13, 2019 and can b...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 7, 2019

The City of Aspen Hosting Second Symposium Geared toward Strengthening Colorado’s Recreational Econo

PRESS RELEASEThe City of Aspen Hosting Second Symposium Geared toward Strengthening Colorado’s Recreational EconomyContact: Phillip Supino, Long Range Planner, City of Aspen, 970-429-2767 or Phillip.supino@cityofaspen.comAspen, Colorado &nda...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 20, 2019

Renovation on Golf Course Sand Bunkers, Tees, and Hole 7 to Commence in Spring

PRESS RELEASERenovation on Golf Course Sand Bunkers, Tees, and Hole 7 to Commence in SpringContact: Steve Aitken, CGCS, Director of Golf,  Steve.Aitken@cityofaspen.comor 970-920-5719.Aspen, Colorado – February 20, 2019 – The A...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 7, 2019

City of Aspen Hires Mike Metheny as Chief Building Official

PRESS RELEASECity of Aspen Hires Mike Metheny as Chief Building OfficialContact: Jessica Garrow, Community Development Director, 970-429-2780 or jessica.garrow@cityofaspen.com.Aspen, Colorado – February 7, 2019 – The City of Aspen Comm...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2019

Groundbreaking for New City Offices

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTGroundbreaking for New City OfficesFriday, February 8 at 1pmAspen, Colorado – February 5, 2019 – The community is invited to a groundbreaking for the new City of Aspen offices on Friday, February 8 at 1pm at ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2019

City of Aspen Offering Free Radon Test Kits

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTCITY OF ASPEN OFFERING FREE RADON TEST KITSContact:  Jannette Whitcomb, Senior Environmental Health Specialist, 970-920-5069 or Jannette.whitcomb@cityofaspen.comAspen, CO – January 30, 2019 – The Cit...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2019

City of Aspen Seeking Pro/Con Statements on Lift One Corridor Ballot Question

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTCity of Aspen Seeking Pro/Con Statements on Lift One Corridor Ballot QuestionAspen, Colorado – January 30, 2018 – The City of Aspen is seeking written comments for and against the Lift One Corridor election q...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2019

Community Meet and Greet for Construction Kick-Off for New City Offices Project

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTCommunity Meet and Greet for Construction Kick-Off for New City Offices ProjectFebruary 1, 2019 10am-12pm at 425 Rio Grande PlaceAspen, Colorado – January 29, 2018 – The City of Aspen and its partners in the ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2019

2018 Aspen Citizen Survey Results Online

PRESS RELEASE2018 Aspen Citizen Survey Results OnlineContact: Karen Harrington, Director of Quality, 970-429-2856 or karen.harrington@cityofaspen.comAspen, Colorado – January 25, 2019 – A random selection of Aspen voters gave the City ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2019

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 – January 22, 2018 – In 2019 ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2019

Aspen City Office Building Project to Begin February 4 after 6 Years of Planning

PRESS RELEASEAspen City Office Building Project to Begin February 4 after 6 Years of PlanningContact: Mitzi Rapkin, Community Relations Director, 970-920-5082 or Mitzi.rapkin@cityofaspen.comAspen, CO – January 17, 2019 – On February 4,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 15, 2019

Childcare Financial Aid Deadline is February 1

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTChildcare Financial Aid Deadline is February 1Contact: Kids First, 970-920-5769Aspen, Colorado – January 15, 2018 – Kids First and the City of Aspen provide a financial aid program to help defray the expense ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2019

City of Aspen Manager Resigns

PRESS RELEASECity of Aspen Manager ResignsAspen, CO – January 7, 2018 – A majority of Aspen City Council, tonight, requested the resignation of city manager Steve Barwick.“It’s been my pleasure to work with Steve fo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 2, 2019

Chief Building Official Stephen Kanipe Retiring After 30 Years of Service

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Chief Building Official Stephen Kanipe Retiring After 30 Years of Service

Contact: Stephen Kanipe, Chief Building Official, 970-429-2766 or Stephen.kanipe@cityofaspen.com; Jessica Garrow, Community Development Director, 970-429-2780 ...Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 20, 2018

Kids First Holding Training for Teachers and Parents on Infant and Toddler Development

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Kids First Holding Training for Teachers and Parents on Infant and Toddler Development

Contact: Megan Monaghan, Lead Trainer, 970-920-5373 or megan.monaghan@cityofaspen.com

Aspen, CO – December 20, 2018 – Kids First is leading a 48...Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2018

Aspen’s Long-Range Planner Tapped to Serve on Colorado Census Committee

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Aspen’s Long-Range Planner Tapped to Serve on Colorado Census Committee

 

Contact: Phillip Supino, City of Aspen Long-Range Planner, 970-429-2767 or Phillip.Supino@cityofaspen.com

Aspen, CO &n...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2018

Lift One Corridor Plan Open House

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Lift One Corridor Plan Open House

Aspen, Colorado – November 19, 2018 – The community is invited to an open house to ask City of Aspen staff questions about the proposed Lift One Corridor Plan on Monday, November 26 from 11...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2018

Childcare Financial Aid Deadline is November 1

Childcare Financial Aid Deadline is November 1

Contact: Kids First, 970-920-5769

Aspen, Colorado – October 8, 2018 – Kids First and the City of Aspen provide a financial aid program to help defray the expense of childcare for wo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2018

Kids First Sponsoring Free Parenting Workshops October 8 and 15 in Aspen

Kids First Sponsoring Free Parenting Workshops

October 8 and 15 in Aspen and November 5 and 12 in Basalt

 

Aspen, Colorado – October 2, 2018 – The City of Aspen Kids First is sponsoring two parenting workshops presented ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2018

Celebrate Mallfest 42 October 6 from 11am-2pm

Celebrate Mallfest 42 October 6 from 11am-2pm

 

Aspen, Colorado – October 1, 2018 – The City of Aspen’s Pedestrian Mall is the proud recipient of the American Planning Association’s 2018 “G...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2018

City Ditches Shutting Down October 1

City Ditches Shutting Down October 1

 

Aspen, Colorado – September 27, 2018 – The City of Aspen will be turning off the water that flows into its ditches on Monday, October 1.  Those who pump raw water from the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2017

2017 Aspen Citizen Survey Results Online

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2017 Aspen Citizen Survey Results Online

 

 

Contact: Barry Crook, assistant city manager, 970-920-5296 or barry.crook@cityofaspen.com

 

Aspen, Colorado – December 4, 2017 – A random selection of Aspen voters g...

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