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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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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

Press Release

 

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

 

Press Release

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

Press Release

 

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 12, 2020

Aspen Golf Club Wins Three Awards from Colorado Avid Golfer Magazine

 PSAAspen Golf Club Wins Three Awards from Colorado Avid Golfer MagazineSummer pass sale and open houseAspen, Colorado – February 12, 2020 – The City of Aspen is pleased to announce the Aspen Golf Club has been recognized by t...

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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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Press Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2020

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

Public Service Announcement

 

Temporary Road Closure on Owl Creek Road in 

Snowmass Village on February 9

 

ASPEN, CO. – January 29, 2020 – Due to the Owl Creek Chase Nordic Ski Race there will be a tempo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 23, 2020

Applications Available for Food Tax Refund - Apply Online

PRESS RELEASEApplications Available for Food Tax RefundApply online nowAspen, CO – January 23, 2020 – Aspen residents who lived within city limits for the entire year of 2019 and who have been registered to vote since at least January ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2020

Childcare Financial Aid Deadline is February 1

 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTChildcare Financial Aid Deadline is February 1Contact: Kids First, 970-920-5769Aspen, Colorado – January 14, 2020 – Kids First and the City of Aspen provide a financial aid program to help defray th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2020

PUBLIC ASKED TO WEIGH IN ON NEXT PHASE OF LUMBERYARD AFFORDABLE HOUSING DESIGN

PUBLIC ASKED TO WEIGH IN ON NEXT PHASE OF LUMBERYARD AFFORDABLE HOUSING DESIGNContact: Chris Everson, Affordable Housing Manager, City of Aspen, 970-429-1834 or Chris.everson@cityofaspen.comASPEN, CO. – January 9, 2020 – The City of As...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 27, 2019

New Year's Eve Celebration in Aspen

 PSANew Year’s Eve Celebration in AspenAspen, Colorado – December 27, 2019 – The City of Aspen is the perfect place to celebrate New Year’s Eve with a host of free activities for the public.December 31 acti...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Full Swing Golf Simulator Open House December 12

 PSAFull Swing Golf Simulator Open House December 12Aspen, Colorado – December 9, 2019 – It’s always summer at the Aspen Golf Club!  The Full Swing Golf Simulator is now open to the public and allows players...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2019

2019 Aspen Citizen Survey Results Presented to Council Monday, December 9

PRESS RELEASE2019 Aspen Citizen Survey Results Presented to Council Monday, December 9Results Available OnlineContact: Alissa Farrell, HR Director/Interim Assistant City Manager, 970-920-5743 or alissa.farrell@cityofaspen.comAspen, CO – December...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2019

Income Tax Credit Available for Charitable Donations to Qualified Childcare Programs

 PSAIncome Tax Credit Available for Charitable Donations to Qualified Childcare ProgramsAspen, Colorado – December 3, 2019 – As individuals and businesses are thinking about year-end charitable donations, Kids First wants to m...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 26, 2019

City of Aspen Announces Feedback Forum at the Limelight - December 4

City of Aspen Announces Feedback Forum at the LimelightMultiple city projects join forces to increase participationContact: Tracy Trulove, City of Aspen Communications DirectorP: (970) 379-7917 | E: tracy.trulove@cityofaspen.comASPEN, CO. – Nove...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2019

Black Friday Aspen Recreation Pass Sale

 PSABlack Friday Aspen Recreation Pass SaleAspen, Colorado – November 19, 2018 – The City of Aspen is once again selling its popular Black Friday Recreation Pass, which offers a discounted membership rate for both the Aspen Re...

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