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Posted on: March 7, 2019

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. 15-19...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: March 6, 2019

Pitkin County Receives $350,000 GOCO Grant for Healthy Rivers Whitewater Park

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 3/6/2019Contact:   Rosemary Dempsey, 303-226-4530, rdempsey@goco.org    

                 Andre Wille - Chair, Heal...

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Posted on: February 20, 2019

Airport to Tow Unattended Vehicles in Front of Terminal at Owner's Expense

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Effective Monday, March 4th unattended vehicles parked in front of the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport terminal will be towed at the owner’s expense. 

Unattended vehicle parking curbside at the terminal in Aspen has been strictly enforced si...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: February 4, 2019

High-Speed Internet to Light Up Parts of the Crystal River Valley by Summer

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In the latest step toward facilitating high-speed internet in the far-reaches of Pitkin County, Pitkin County’s Broadband partner Mammoth Networks is now seeking proposals from Internet Service Providers who can bring the much sought-after service to the ...

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Posted on: January 31, 2019

CPW to conduct six-year study of Avalanche Creek elk herd

ASPEN, Colo. - Beginning in early March, Colorado Parks and Wildlife researchers will begin a six-year study of the Avalanche Creek elk herd in the Roaring Fork Valley.CPW reminds the public that they may see activity typically related to research project...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2019

911 Surcharge Increase Anticipated

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In response to a 98% increase in emergency calls and a 42% increase in calls for service since 2010 the Aspen-Pitkin County Emergency Telephone Service Authority has submitted an application to the State Public Utilities Commission to increase the monthly...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: January 23, 2019

County Commissioners Appoint Community Volunteers to Serve on Airport Advisory Groups

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The Pitkin County Board of Commissioners appointed over 116 community members to serve on four airport advisory committees and issue-specific focus groups. Advisory group members will get to work immediately on critical key issues that affect the future o...

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Posted on: January 22, 2019

Major Improvements Planned for Brush Creek Park-and-Ride

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The free public parking lot and transit facility at the intersection of Brush Creek Road and Highway 82 are getting a multi-million dollar facelift thanks to a grant from the federal government and local matching funds. The $1.9 million Federal Lands Acce...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2019

BOCC to consider conservation of large ranch, Emma open space purchase

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Pitkin County Commissioners are being asked to take action Wednesday, Jan. 23, to purchase a 36-acre agricultural parcel in Emma and authorize the purchase of a conservation easement covering 1,222 acres at the mouth of Thompson Creek.

The Emma land purcha...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Jaffee River Trail dog use open to input

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails is conducting a public survey on use of the Wilton Jaffee Park Sr. River Trail as an off-leash dog area.

The river trail has been informally used by dog walkers as an off-leash area, but it has not been formally designat...

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Posted on: January 9, 2019

Pitkin County Takes Another Giant Step Toward Facilitating Local High-Speed Internet Service

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Pitkin County Commissioners today approved a regional wholesale provider of broadband services, Mammoth Networks, as the Network Operator for Pitkin County’s forthcoming broadband initiative. 

 

“This is an exciting ste...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: December 19, 2018

2018 Pitkin County Cares Awards Given to Deserving Locals

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Nine outstanding Roaring Fork Valley Residents and one public agency were honored for their work in the community by Pitkin County Commissioners today. They were nominated by citizens to receive Pitkin County Cares Awards. Now in its 18th year, the goal o...

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Posted on: December 6, 2018

TSA-Mandated Curbside Parking Restrictions Tighten at Aspen/Pitkin County Airport

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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has tightened security measures for curbside parking at all commercial airports, including the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport. The nationwide TSA security standards prohibit unattended vehicles in front of the...

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Posted on: November 7, 2018

Hunt to close Sky Mountain Park trails

Four trails at Sky Mountain Park will close for the fourth rifle season, Nov. 14-18, 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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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2018

Carbondale to Crested Butte Plan ready for final review

Following two years of planning, meetings and public input, Pitkin County commissioners and the Open Space and Trails Board will take up the proposed Carbondale to Crested Butte Plan on Wednesday, Nov. 7th in Carbondale.

The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. at...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2018

Updated Castle Creek corridor trail design to be presented Aug. 2

ASPEN - The modified trail design for the Castle Creek Corridor project will be presented to the Pitkin County Open Space and Trails and City of Aspen Parks and Open Space boards on Thursday, Aug. 2 at the Aspen Firehouse at 12 p.m. This meeting is open t...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: July 16, 2018

Holsinger to serve on state commission

Paul Holsinger, Agriculture and Conservation Easement Administrator for Pitkin County Open Space and Trails, has been appointed by the Governor to serve on Colorado’s Conservation Easement Oversight Commission.

The commission was established to i...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2018

Emma Open Space to be staging area for Xcel repairs

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails has granted use of part of Emma Open Space to facilitate repairs to the transmission lines damaged by the Lake Christine Fire.

Xcel Energy has requested use of a freshly cut hayfield adjacent to the Emma Schoolhouse at H...

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Pitkin County Press Releases
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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Pitkin County Press Releases
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 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 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...

Pitkin County Press Releases
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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Pitkin County Press Releases
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 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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Pitkin County Press Releases
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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Pitkin County Press Releases
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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Pitkin County Press Releases
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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