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Posted on: May 15, 2018

Pitkin County Healthy Rivers Grant Recipients Announced

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Three organizations whose missions include protecting river ecosystems have been awarded funding from the Pitkin County Healthy Rivers annual grant program. The program “supports organizations or individuals working to improve watershed quantity...

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails launches Town to Crown initiative

PITKIN COUNTY/ASPEN, CO - Pitkin County Open Space and Trails, in partnership with the Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association (RFMBA) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), is urging bikers to ride from the Town of Carbondale or Willits Center to the tr...

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Posted on: April 25, 2018

Colorado Public Radio - On Again

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Colorado Public Radio, the popular classical music radio station that has been off the air in Aspen for most of the winter has begun broadcasting again via Pitkin County’s Upper Red Mountain translator tower. 

Engineers in late January d...

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

Pitkin County Healthy Rivers Promotes Proper Disposal of Medications

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Pitkin County Healthy Rivers is using the momentum of the National Drug Take-Back Day campaign to remind the public about the environmental impact that improperly disposed of medications and vitamins can have if they find their way into the watershed and ...

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Posted on: April 18, 2018

Short and Long Term Parking Available at Base of Buttermilk this Spring, Summer and Fall

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With parking at a premium in the Aspen area, Pitkin County and the City of Aspen are joining forces to offer a selection of long and short-term parking options to construction companies and the general public. From May 1st to November 30th, 347 parking sp...

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Posted on: April 11, 2018

Pitkin County Concerned About Trash Along the Highway

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Now that winter snows are melting, debris from the back of improperly covered pickup trucks and larger haulers is in full view littering the shoulders of Highway 82 between the Airport Business Center and Solid Waste Center. Pitkin County recently receive...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

Pitkin County Adult and Family Services Recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month

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Thousands of pinwheels have been planted across the nation this month, and at the Schultz Health and Human Service building in Aspen to raise awareness during Child Abuse Prevention Month. Each of the 89 spinning, blue and silver pinwheels planted in the ...

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Posted on: April 2, 2018

Pitkin County Public Assistance Fraud Investigations Collaborative to Launch

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The Pitkin County Economic Assistance Department will launch a new Joint Fraud Investigations Collaborative on April 15, 2018. The collaborative will investigate cases of possible public assistance fraud to comply with state and federal statutes establish...

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Posted on: March 14, 2018

Denver TV Rebroadcast Via Pitkin County Translator Discontinued Until Further Notice

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Residents who rely on Pitkin County’s “free TV” translator system for major network programming from the Denver market will be without that service until further notice. The Translator Department has been notified that the satellite service that made it p...

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Posted on: March 13, 2018

More New and Expanded Nonstop Flights at Aspen/Pitkin County Airport this Spring

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Delta to continue nonstop flights from Salt Lake City year-round

Delta is adding new flights into Aspen Snowmass (ASE) this spring with twice daily nonstop flights from Salt Lake City (SLC).  As Delta’s nearest hub barely 50 minutes flyi...

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Posted on: March 12, 2018

Sky Mountain hunting lottery set March 28

A portion of Sky Mountain Park will again be open to limited hunting in the fall, but a lottery to choose five participating hunters will take place March 28.

The hunt, for cow elk only, will again take place during the fourth season – Nov. 14-18. To quali...

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Posted on: March 9, 2018

Opioid Crisis the Topic of Upcoming Regional Meeting in Roaring Fork Valley

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Experts on the opioid crisis in Colorado share their expertise with public health and human services leaders in Pitkin, Eagle and Garfield Counties at their regional POD/Human Services Commission meeting next week.  

Joining the panel of experts i...

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Posted on: February 13, 2018

Pitkin County Recognizes 50th Anniversary of 9-1-1

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Pitkin County did not have basic, three-digit 9-1-1 service until 1980, but the first 9-1-1 call in the United States was placed in Alabama on February 16, 1968. The 50th anniversary of the 9-1-1 emergency telephone system is being recognized on February ...

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Posted on: November 28, 2017

Winter trail closures begin Friday

Trails at Sky Mountain Park and Glassier Open Space will close for the winter on Friday, Dec. 1. Pitkin County Open Space and Trails reminds the public to observe these closures, intended for the benefit wildlife during the winter months. The trails reope...

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Posted on: November 13, 2017

Hunt to close Sky Mountain Park trails

Four trails at Sky Mountain Park will close for the fourth rifle season, Nov. 15-19, while an elk hunt occurs on a portion of the park.

Cozyline, Airline, Skyline Ridge and Ditchline trails will all be closed to public use during the hunt for safety reason...

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Posted on: September 12, 2017

Comment deadline for trail alternatives extended to Oct. 30

The public will have an extra month to comment on the potential alignment of a Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail.

During recent public meetings, some members of the community suggested more time should be given for public comment, given the breadth of wild...

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail alternatives set for release

Three presentations during the first week of September will kick off the next round of discussions on the proposed Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail.

First up is a Sept. 5th presentation on the Clear Creek Canyon Trail in Jefferson County, which serves as ...

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

History of travel in Crystal Valley to be focus of presentation

The history of travel in the Crystal Valley will be the focus of an Aug. 24th program that kicks off a series of presentations on the planned Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail.

Dale Will, director of special projects and acquisitions with Pitkin County Ope...

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Posted on: December 8, 2016

GOCO awards $100,000 to trail planning

The Great Outdoors Colorado Board today awarded a $100,000 grant to Pitkin County for planning the Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail.

The Connect Initiative trail-planning grant will be combined with a $200,000 allocation from Pitkin County Open Space and ...

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

Pitkin County moves to conserve St. Jude's Ranch

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Pitkin County is poised to protect another historic ranch on the edge of Basalt.  The Board of County Commissioners will consider adoption of an agreement to purchase a $5.2 million conservation easement on the Cerise family’s Saint Jud...

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Posted on: June 27, 2016

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails and US Forest Service to open joint Visitor Information Center

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails will open in its new temporary quarters at the Forest Service Visitor Information Center in Aspen on Tuesday, July 5. The Forest Service will begin welcoming visitors there on July 5, as well.

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Posted on: June 6, 2016

Rio Grande Trail voting starts today

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Rio Grande Trail fans, it’s time to vote.

The local trail is one of five across the nation that have been nominated for inclusion in the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Hall of Fame. Public voting begins today and continues through June 15. Go to railsto...Read on...

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Posted on: March 2, 2016

Open houses set on Lazy Glen Open Space plan

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Public input into the management of Pitkin County’s Lazy Glen Open Space will be the focus of two upcoming open houses.

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails will host a March 7 open house specifically for Lazy Glen Subdivision residents, to take place f...Read on...

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Posted on: February 10, 2016

Pitkin County Elections Department to Move to New Location

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The Pitkin County Elections Department, now located on the ground floor of the Courthouse Plaza is moving to its new location in the Ute City Bank building arcade, at 501 E. Hyman Ave, on Fe...Read on...

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Posted on: February 2, 2016

County Commissioner Appointed to Statewide Public Lands Council

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The Bureau of Land Management announced new appointments to its citizen-based Northwest Resource Advisory Council (RAC) this week and Pitkin County Commissioner, George Newman is among the appointees. The RAC, composed to members with diverse interests an...Read on...

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Posted on: December 2, 2015

Unveiling of Pitkin County Facilities Design Choices at Public Open House Events

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Public Feedback Will Influence Design Decision

A series of architectural renderings of building concepts for Pitkin County’s new Public Safety and Administration building will be unveiled at public open house events on December 9th. The new building wi...Read on...

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Posted on: December 1, 2015

Community Input Sought for the Pitkin County Healthy Rivers Whitewater Wave and Streamside Project

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In advance of the construction of a whitewater wave and streamside improvements in the Roaring Fork River in Basalt, the first of a series of public meetings is being held December 7th to gather public input on the streamside improvements. A Recreationa...Read on...

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Posted on: November 9, 2015

Pitkin County Assumes Control of High Valley Farm Odor Monitoring

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The Pitkin County Environmental Health Department has assumed control of the High Valley Farm marijuana growing operation’s 3rd party odor monitoring program. In an agreement reached with Pitkin County Commissioners in September, High Valley Farms is payi...Read on...

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Posted on: September 29, 2015

Veterans Service Officer Now Based in Pitkin County

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A Veterans Service Officer (VSO) is now on the job in Aspen to help veterans in Pitkin County navigate everything from disability compensation and health care to vocational training and pensions. Colorado Veterans Service Officer (CVSO), Scott Ring has j...Read on...

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Posted on: September 21, 2015

Coffee Chats with Airport Director to Discuss Airport Improvements

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Public Invited to Ask Questions and Learn More about Environment Assessment

Pitkin County Airport Director John Kinney wants to share a cup of coffee with anyone who would like to join him at a series of ‘Coffee Chats’ in the coming weeks. The coffee c...Read on...

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Posted on: September 10, 2015

Volunteers needed to help restore North Star riverbank

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ASPEN – Pitkin County Open Space and Trails staff has been busy at work at North Star Nature Preserve in preparation for a hands-on volunteer project to restore two sections of eroded riverbank on the 245-acre open space near Aspen.

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Posted on: September 9, 2015

East of Aspen boardwalk to close for repairs

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ASPEN – The boardwalk portion of the East of Aspen Trail will be closed Sept. 14 and 15 while repair work begins on buckled sections of the structure.

The boardwalk carries the bike/pedestrian trail over wetland areas, southeast of Aspen. The East of A...Read on...

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Posted on: September 3, 2015

Stein Bridge to close for construction

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ASPEN –Stein Bridge and its trail connections in the Roaring Fork Gorge will be closed to traffic starting next week to allow replacement of the span’s aging abutments. The bridge will also be raised by 3 feet to better accommodate boating on the Roaring ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 4, 2015

Pitkin County Launches Full-Featured Map Website

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Citizens in all corners of the globe can now access a powerful new Pitkin County map-making tool that can help them do everything from create a custom neighborhood mailing list to customized themed maps. Such map-making endeavors previously required a v...Read on...

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Posted on: July 7, 2015

Pitkin County rangers and sheriff's deputies busy at North Star

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ASPEN – Rangers with Pitkin County Open Space and Trails have been busy patrolling North Star Nature Preserve, while county sheriff’s deputies have stepped up enforcement efforts along the Highway 82 corridor next to the popular boating area.

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Posted on: July 6, 2015

Elected Officials to View a Waste Sort at the Landfill

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To better understand exactly what our community is tossing into the trash, Aspen and Pitkin County are conducting a Waste Sort this week at the landfill. Elected officials from both jurisdictions will attend the sort on Thursday, July 9th from 8:30am to ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 24, 2015

American to Launch New Non-Stop Flights From Chicago this Winter

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New non-stop flights from Chicago and expanded service from Dallas Fort Worth have been added to the Aspen Snowmass winter flight schedule this winter. The Aspen/Pitkin County Airport today announced that American Airlines will offer new daily non-stop fl...Read on...

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Posted on: June 10, 2015

Pitkin County Shines Spotlight on Summer Activities for 55+

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As the days grow longer and outer layers are finally shed, the 55+ crowd is ready to spring into summer. Join Pitkin County Senior Services on June 18th for the “Aging Well ~ Spring Into Summer Wellness” at Aspen Valley Hospital from 3 to 6 p.m. to learn ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 8, 2015

Nominations Sought for the 2015 Pitkin County Cares Volunteer Service Awards

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Pitkin County is now accepting nominations for outstanding volunteers to be honored for the 2015 Pitkin County Cares Volunteer Service Awards. Citizens are invited to submit nominations for people who are making a difference in the community.

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Posted on: June 4, 2015

Trail repairs to begin June 9

ASPEN – Paving work to repair segments of the Rio Grande, Brush Creek and Basalt-Old Snowmass trails will begin June 9 after rain delays postponed the start of work. Detours will be in place to route trail users around the work zones.

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Posted on: May 27, 2015

Trail repairs begin June 1

ASPEN – Paving work to repair segments of the Rio Grande, Brush Creek and Basalt-Old Snowmass trails will begin next week. Detours will be in place to route trail users around the work zones.

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Posted on: May 22, 2015

Pitkin County eyes purchase of scenic Snowmass Canyon parcel

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ASPEN – The proposed purchase of a unique Snowmass Canyon property that offers access to both the Roaring Fork River and national forest lands above the valley via Arbaney Gulch will come before Pitkin County commissioners on May 27.

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Posted on: May 11, 2015

City/County Water-Saving Landscape Program

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The City of Aspen Water Department and the Pitkin County Landfill are partnering to provide and distribute gardens specially designed for our altitude and climate. The so-called ‘gardens in a box’ will include 28 plants, a plant care guide and an easy to...Read on...

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Posted on: May 4, 2015

Public input welcome on North Star Management Plan

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ASPEN – A draft management plan for one of Pitkin County’s most revered open spaces, North Star Nature Preserve, is open to a five-week public comment period starting today – Monday, May 4. The county’s Open Space and Trails Board and county commissioners...Read on...

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Posted on: January 29, 2016

Expanded Airport Secure Boarding Area Opens Saturday

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Capacity Nearly Doubled for TSA Screen Passengers Awaiting Flights

The airport cafe, bar, gift shop and three additional restrooms will become part of the secure boarding area effective this Saturday. That means the only people allowed access to these ...Read on...

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Posted on: January 6, 2016

Pitkin County 'Snowfighters' Learn Avalanche Basics

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Snowplow Drivers Work in Avalanche Prone Valleys

The Pitkin County Road and Bridge Department is receiving basic avalanche training from Mountain Rescue Aspen so that they are better prepared to protect themselves and the public should an avalanche occ...Read on...

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Posted on: December 29, 2015

Pitkin County Veterans Coffee

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4th Tuesday of each month 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm.

Pitkin County Library Mezzanine Room 

120 North Mill St Aspen. 

For more information contact Janine Barth, Pitkin County Veterans Service Officer janine.barth@pitkincounty.com (970) 429-6115

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Posted on: September 29, 2015

Veterans Service Officer Now Based in Pitkin County

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A Veterans Service Officer (VSO) is now on the job in Aspen to help veterans in Pitkin County navigate everything from disability compensation and health care to vocational training and pensions. Colorado Veterans Service Officer (CVSO), Scott Ring has j...Read on...

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