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    Public Input on City Manager Recruitment

    All three candidates gave presentations to City Council. SEE VIDEO BY CLICKING ON LINK BELOW. Read on...
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    City Council Hosting Free Community Picnic and Children's Fair August 14 at Red Brick

    Aspen City Council’s annual picnic for the community will take place on Wednesday, August 14 from 4:30-7pm at the Red Brick Center for the Arts lawn. Read on...
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    Water Department Receives $186K+ Grant to Augment River Flows and Enhance Municipal Supply

    The City of Aspen water department is the recipient of a $186,356 grant from the Colorado Water Conservation Board to investigate how the City of Aspen can temporarily use other people’s agricultural water rights for environmental and municipal purposes. Read on...
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    Free Irrigation Audits

    Optimize your sprinkler system with free fixes (replacement sprinkler heads, rain sensors and more!) from the City of Aspen. Appointments still available August 20-21. Read on...
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    Aspen Tennis Club Family Day

    July 20 from 10am - 12pm. This free event is for all levels of player. Read on...
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    Give Your Input on the Marolt and Thomas Open Space Management Plan

    City of Aspen Parks and Open Space is preparing a management plan for the Marolt and Thomas properties to aid effective management of the site. This new document will outline appropriate uses of the open space and guide resource management. Read on...
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    Attention Development Community - New Permit Software Coming This Month

    The City's new permitting system - Salesforce - is going live this month. Read on...
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    Do you think Aspen needs more event and performance space?

    We'd like to have your input on an online survey by July 6. Read on...
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    Apply Now for 2019 Citizens Academy

    The Citizens Academy is a great way to learn how your local government works, meet City employees and get insight on what they do, and meet your fellow residents. Read on...
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    Max Marolt Scholarship for Young Athletes

    Apply to receive up to $1,000 for being an ambassador for the Aspen community, with the Max Marolt Athletic Scholarship Fund. Deadline July 1, 2019 at 5 pm. Read on...
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    Marolt and Thomas Open Space Management Plan Open House

    The public is invited to attend the open house and offer input on the Marolt and Thomas Open Space Management Plan on Tuesday, June 25 from 4:30-6:30pm at Red Brick Center for the Arts Conference Room. Read on...
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    Aspen for Animals Adult NTRP Tennis Tournament

    Join us for an USTA sanctioned tournament. Read on...
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    Castle Creek Bridge Detour for Downvalley Motorists on Friday, May 31

    Westbound motorists to use Power Plant detour via 6th Street 7-11 a.m. Read on...
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    Workshop for Community Input for Wheeler Expansion

    Please come to a workshop and provide your perspective on the long-term performing arts, and culture, and event space needs in Aspen. Thursday, May 30 from 5-6pm at The Vault, second floor of Wheeler Opera House. Read on...
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    2020 Grant Applications Now Open for Arts and Non-Profits

    The City of Aspen is pleased to announce the application process for community arts and non-profits grants is now open with over $1 million in available funding. Deadline to apply is July 29, 2019. Read on...
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    Celebrate Arbor Day Saturday, May 18 in Paepcke Park

    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 Park. Read on...
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    Electronic Waste Collection Events in Aspen

    The City of Aspen is hosting two events for residents and businesses to responsibly and safely recycle electronic waste. Read on...
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    Aspen Community Invited to Participate in Engagement Session on City Manager Recruitment

    The Aspen community is invited to attend an engagement session with recruitment firm Peckham & McKenney to provide input on desired qualities for the next city manager. The engagement session input will contribute to shaping a candidate profile. Read on...
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    Map of City Department Locations

    Need to find a City department? We are located in various areas around Aspen. Click below and find the department you are looking for. We are happy to serve you. Read on...
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    City of Aspen Hires Peckham & McKenney to Conduct National Search for New City Manager

    The City of Aspen is pleased to announce it has selected executive search firm Peckham & McKenney to conduct the recruitment for a new City Manager. Peckham & McKenney was chosen from 7 firms that submitted responses to the City’s RFPs. Read on...
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    Childcare Financial Aid Deadline is May 1

    Kids First and the City of Aspen provide a financial aid program to help defray the expense of childcare for working families. The deadlines is 5/1, with assistance to begin 6/1. Everyone who currently receives financial aid must re-apply at this time. Read on...
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    City Seeks Public Input on Future of Rio Grande Recycle Center

    To participate in a survey and provide feedback visit www.aspencommunityvoice.com and click on Rio Grande Recycle Center. Read on...
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    Applications Available for Food Tax Refund

    Aspen residents who lived within city limits for the entire year of 2018 and who have been registered to vote since at least January 1, 2018 are eligible to apply for a $55 food tax refund, which is now available as an online application. Read on...
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    Night Work for Aspen City Offices March 19-21

    6 p.m.-6 a.m. Delays possible at Rio Grande Parking Garage Entrance Read on...
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    Public Open House at Golf Course March 14

    The public is invited to attend and open house on March 14 from 3:30-6:30pm at the Aspen Golf Clubhouse. Read on...
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    Pothole Repair in Aspen Friday and Saturday

    Friday – CDOT Crews at Roundabout; Saturday – City Crews at Castle Creek Bridge Read on...
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    Lift One Corridor Plan Ballot Issue Information

    Fact Sheet, Question and Answer, and Pro and Con Statements. Read on...
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    Aspen City Office Building Project to Begin February 4 after 6 Years of Planning

    On February 4, the City of Aspen is scheduled to begin initial utilities work and minor demolition activities on the site of its new office building at 425 Rio Grande Place. Read on...
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    Owl Creek Chase Nordic Ski Race February 10

    The Owl Creek Chase has been one of Colorado’s premier cross-country ski races since 1985. The challenging course from Snowmass Village to the Aspen Cross Country Center presents the very best that Colorado skiing has to offer. Read on...
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    Council Appoints Sara Ott as Interim City Manager

    Aspen City Council has appointed Sara Ott as its Interim City Manager while council members work with the City's Human Resources team to select a recruitment firm to execute a national search for Aspen's next City Manager. Read on...
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    Free Christmas Tree Composting Through February 14

    Compost your tree for free at the Rio Grande Recycling Center. Read on...
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    The City's Building Department is now located in City Hall

    Come visit the Building Department on the 3rd floor of City Hall. Hours are 8am-4:30 Monday through Friday. Read on...
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    Independence Pass Closed for the Season

    Independence Pass is closed for the season. Read on...
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    City Council and Opposers Reach Settlement on Conditional Water Storage Rights

    Aspen City Council has reached settlement agreements with all opposers to Aspen’s two pending water court cases regarding its conditional storage rights on Castle and Maroon Creeks. Read on...
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    Ballot Fact Sheets

    Here you will find fact sheets for ballot questions 2B, 2C, and 2D. Read on...
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    Stormwater Cleaning Work - October 15-November 1

    The City of Aspen is conducting necessary work to clean the underground storm drains throughout Aspen during the month of October. Read on...
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    Community Forest Management Plan Open Houses - October 10 abd 17

    The public is invited to learn about the plan and ask questions at two open houses. Wednesday, October 10 from 3:30-7:30pm in the Sister Cities Room at City Hall and Wednesday, October 17 from 3:30-7:30pm in Connor Park. Read on...
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    City and CORE Offering Free Home Energy Assessments for Aspen Residents

    The City of Aspen and the Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE) are offering free home energy efficiency assessments to the first 50 Aspen residents to sign up during the month of October. Both homeowners and renters are eligible. Read on...
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    Free Residential E-Waste Day - Saturday, October 6, 2018

    Come recycle your e-waste from 9am-1:30pm at Pitkin County Landfill on Saturday, October 6. Read on...
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    Shining Mountains Film Festival - October 7 and 8

    In honor of Aspen designating the second Monday in October 'Indigenous Peoples Day', the City is hosting its first ever Shining Mountains Film Festival, which is a showcase and celebration of Native American culture and filmmaking. Read on...
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    Bicycle Friendly Community Survey

    The City of Aspen and the League of American Bicyclists is asking Aspen visitors and residents to fill out a survey to determine how we are doing as a bike friendly city. Read on...
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    Open House for Stage 2 Water Shortage

    What does a Stage 2 Water Shortage mean for Aspen residents? Come to an open house Tuesday, August 28 from 5-6pm at the Old Powerhouse and learn more about water conservation and mandatory conservation measures from local water managers. Read on...
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    Changes in Tobacco Law and Taxes Coming to Aspen

    In November 2017, Aspen voters elected to put an additional $3 sales tax per 20-pack of cigarettes in City limits and change the purchase age of tobacco from 18 to 21 years old starting January 1, 2018. Read on...
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    Aspen Community Saves $1.6 Million in Energy Costs Over Two Years Through Aspen Energy Challenge

    The City of Aspen and the Community Office for Resource Efficiency are pleased to announce that the organizations helped facilitate $1.6 million in energy savings in the community. Read on...
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    What Does "Locally Serving Restaurant" Mean to You?

    The City of Aspen is poised to look for a new tenant for its restaurant space in the Wheeler Opera House. Read on...
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  1. Framing the Future: Engagement on Affordable Housing in Aspen Begins August 14

    Earlier this summer Aspen City Council set a priority to build more affordable housing at its annual retreat and the first meeting of this term. Council has directed staff to work on developing around 200+ units. Read on...
  2. City Council Hosting Community Picnic and Children’s Fair August 14 at the Red Brick

    Aspen City Council’s annual free picnic for the community will take place on Wednesday, August 14 from 4:30-7pm at the Red Brick Center for the Arts lawn. This year, the event will also feature a Children’s Fair sponsored by Kids First. Read on...
  3. Finalists Announced for Open City Manager Position Interviews take place August 8 and are open to th

    Aspen City Council has narrowed the search for a new City Manager from 64 applicants to four final candidates. Read on...
  4. Free Sprinkler Efficiency Check-Ups for Aspen Residents and Business Owners

    The City of Aspen is offering free sprinkler efficiency checkups for residential and commercial properties in Aspen from August 20-22. Read on...
  5. Water Department Receives $186K+ Grant to Augment River Flows and Enhance Municipal Supply

    he City of Aspen is pleased to announce its water department is the recipient of a $186,356 grant from the Colorado Water Conservation Board to investigate how the City of Aspen can temporarily use other people’s agricultural water rights. Read on...
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