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Posted on: August 10, 2020

Nominations sought for 2020 Pitkin County Cares Volunteer Service and Greg Mace Awards

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Contact: Pat Bingham | patbingham130@gmail.com | 970-366-7901

(Aspen, CO) Pitkin County is now accepting nominations for outstanding volunteers to be honored for the 2020 Pitkin County Cares Volunteer Service Awards. Citizens are invited to submit nominati...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Pitkin County considers open space bond issue

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Pitkin County commissioners will consider issuing up to $20 million for future open space acquisitions when they meet Aug. 12.

The bond issue, unanimously recommended by the Open Space and Trails Board, would fund acquisitions at a time when interest rates...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Project will plug drain at North Star wetland

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Work will begin soon to restore an old-growth wetland at North Star Nature Preserve.

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails has contracted with Diggin’ It Riverworks to plug a drain that is contributing to the drying of the wetland. Ditches were cre...

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Posted on: August 3, 2020

Military aircraft will fly over Aspen today

Media Contact: Rich Englehart, Acting Airport Director, 970-618-7232

Aspen/Pitkin County Airport – The Aspen/Pitkin County Airport is expecting a low-approach flyover of six C-130 aircraft today rather than Tuesday, as previousl...

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Posted on: August 3, 2020

Military Aircraft to Fly Over Aspen

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Media Contact:

Rich Englehart - Acting Airport Director

970-618-7232

Aspen/Pitkin County Airport – On August 4, 2020, barring any unforeseen changes, the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport is expecting a low approach fly over of six C-130 Aircraf...

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Expiring Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Impacts Locals

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Media Contact:

Nan Sundeen - Human Services Director

970-618-9064

The discontinuation of the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program (FPUC) this week could create hardship for some of the more than 1600 Pitkin County residents who are receiving th...

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Posted on: July 27, 2020

Pitkin County Human Services Receives State Recognition

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Media Contact:

NAME: Nan Sundeen

PHONE: 970-920-5209/ 970-618-9064

EMAIL: nan.sundeen@pitkincounty.com

DENVER (July 22, 2020) - The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) recognized Pitkin County Human Services for 2019 C-Stat Distinguished Performance....

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Posted on: July 23, 2020

Airport Supports United Airlines New Face Covering Policy

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Media Contact:

Rich Englehart - Acting Airport Director

970-618-7232

The Aspen/Pitkin County Airport is working closely with its United Airlines partner in Aspen to support the airlines’ new worldwide face-covering policy for its traveling customer...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

John Kinney, Airport Director for Aspen/Pitkin County Airport announces his retirement

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Media Contact: Jon Peacock, County Manager 

jon.peacock@pitkincounty.com 

970-471-8550 

John Kinney, Airport Director, today announced his retirement from the Aspen Pitkin County Airport effective August 10, 2020. 

John&...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Final Airport Interim Parking Improvement Project Completed in Time for 4th of July

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Media Contact: 

Matt Whitelock - Airport Director of Construction

970-319-5263

The final project in a series of parking lot reconfiguration and improvement measures to increase parking capacity and convenience at the airport was completed this week ...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Pitkin County COVID Relief Program Suspended

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Media Contact:

Samuel Landercasper - Economic Assistance Manager

970-920-5244

After issuing nearly $2.3 million in assistance to more than 3,400 Pitkin County residents since late-March, Pitkin County COVID Relief Program has been suspended effective today,...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Construction complete for Castle Creek Corridor Improvement Project

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Construction for the Castle Creek Corridor Improvement Project, including the new Castle Creek Trail that connects Marolt Trail to the Aspen Country Day and Aspen Music Festival and School campuses, is officially complete.

“This has been a positi...

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

COVID Community Meeting Set for Thursday 6.25

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This Thursday 6/25 at 4pm the Covid Community Meeting follows the Pitkin County Board of Health meeting with an update on cases and capacity from Aspen Valley Hospital, how the community is doing on the Roadmap to Recovery as it approaches a new phase, wh...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails launches WildLives campaign

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Pitkin County Open Space and Trails and Colorado Parks and Wildlife announce an educational messaging campaign, WildLives, listen to your better nature. The campaign’s purpose is to educate the public about respectfully interacting with local wi...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Airport Sardy Field Fire Department Training Burns

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Media Contact: Caroline Bonynge

Airport Operations Director - 970-987-4829

The Aspen/Pitkin County Airport will be conducting controlled Live Burn Training June 22-26th, 2020. As a Federal Aviation Administration requirement, Aspen Airport’s Sardy...

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Media Contact: Tracy Truelove 970-366-2502 Continued Five Commitments Practice Advised for Publ

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Media Contact: 

Tracy Truelove

970-366-2502

The news of a multi-jurisdictional outbreak in the Roaring Fork Valley this week created a demand for testing from patrons and community members who were showing no symptoms of the virus. 

Pitkin, ...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Seeking Input on Growth Management Through Climate Action Lens

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Media Contact: Cindy Houben, Director, Community Development

970-319-0220

To ensure that climate action, equity, resiliency and quality of life are achieved as ultimate objectives, Pitkin County Commissioners will be launching a public outreach eff...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Amendments Made to Pitkin County Public Health Order

Media Contact: Tracy Trulove, Pitkin County PIO970-379-7917June 4, 2020

Regardless of State of Colorado amendments to the Governor’s Safer at Home order Tuesday, Pitkin County remains in Phase II of the Roadmap to Reopening. Pit...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Pitkin County Government Offices Remain Closed

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All Pitkin County Government offices will remain closed until a date still to be decided. Even though Phase II of the Public Health’s “Roadmap to Recovery” allows larger gathering sizes and limited openings of restaurants, lo...

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Posted on: February 12, 2020

North Star plan open to public comment

A draft of the 2020 North Star Nature Preserve Management Plan is now open to public comment.

An online link to provide feedback is available at www.pitkinOSTprojects.com – click on the North Star page. Also available on the web page is the draft...

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Posted on: February 10, 2016

Pitkin County Elections Department to Move to New Location

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Clerk and Recorder and Motor Vehicle Departments Move Next

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 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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