News & Updates

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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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    City of Aspen Enacts Stage 2 Water Shortage

    City Council voted to enacted a Stage 2 Water Shortage due to low water levels. The goal of Stage 2 is to protect the health of Castle and Maroon Creeks, which are running at only 30% of average for August, while maintaining municipal water demands. Read on...
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    Electric Vehicle Sales EVent Offers Discounts on Plug-In Cars

    Six local auto dealers showing gas-electric hybrids and all electric models eligible for discounts and tax credits. Read on...
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    Community Picnic - August 15 at Red Brick Center for the Arts

    New Date, New Location, New Activities, Same Fun! Wednesday, August 15 from 4:30-7pm. Read on...
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    Castle Creek Bridge/Hallam Street Project Construction Phase Three Date Pushed to September 4

    Phase three construction and detours for the Castle Creek Bridge / Hallam Street Improvement project will now begin September 4. Following the Labor Day weekend, the full Power Plant detour will go into effect from approximately 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. M-F. Read on...
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    New Bike Lockers for Rent at Buttermilk Parking Lot

    The City of Aspen Parks and Open Space Department has just installed 20 new bike lockers at the Buttermilk parking lot in an effort to help commuters who take the bus or drive up valley switch to bikes for the last few miles of their commute. Read on...
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    City Seeking Community Input on Potential City/JAS Partnership

    The City of Aspen has been invited by Jazz Aspen Snowmass to partner in purchasing a downtown building that includes the benefit of subsidized performance, rehearsal, and meeting space for community non-profits to use as well as the City and the Wheeler. Read on...
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    FAQ on Lake Christine WIldfire and City of Aspen Impacts

    This is a FAQ to help Aspen residents prepare in case of power outage and to list resources about the wildfire. Read on...
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    Air Quality Health Information for Wildfire Smoke

    Due to the Lake Christine Wildfire in Basalt, it's possible that those with compromised health are experiencing challenges with smoke in the air. If smoke is thick in your neighborhood you may want to remain indoors. www.aspenairquality.com Read on...
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    Lake Christine Wildfire, Aspen Power Outage, and Update Information

    The City of Aspen may experience a power outage due to the Lake Christine Wildfire in Basalt. Read on...
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    City Council Monday Worksessions Now Begin at 4pm

    Aspen City Council Monday worksessions will now be held at 4pm instead of 5pm. This change provides consistency with worksession times weekly as Tuesday worksessions also begin at 4pm. Regular City Council meeting will continue to begin at 5pm. Read on...
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    City of Aspen Signs Contract to Purchase 517 E. Hopkins for Office Space

    Aspen’s city manager Steve Barwick has signed a real estate contract to purchase the building at 517 E. Hopkins for $23 million from Aspen developer Mark Hunt. The deal is contingent on City Council approval on July 2 and a 45-day due diligence period. Read on...
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    Pitkin County Sheriff announces Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

    The Pitkin County Sheriff, with the support of all Fire Chiefs of Aspen, Snowmass, Basalt, and Carbondale, is imposing Stage 1 fire restrictions due to the unseasonably warm weather and lack of moisture this summer. Read on...
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    The Aspen Citizens Academy is now open for applications.

    Have you ever wondered how Aspen’s local government operates? Apply to be in the Aspen Citizens Academy! Read on...
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    City Council Votes to Support Moving Conditional Water Rights off Wilderness Areas

    The Aspen City Council voted unanimously at its meeting tonight, May 29, to approve a resolution supporting settlements reached with several opposers to Aspen’s two pending water court cases regarding its storage rights on Castle and Maroon Creeks. 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. 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...
  2. Community Workshop to Gather Input on Future Arts and Culture Needs in Aspen

    The City of Aspen and Wheeler Opera House are conducting a feasibility study to investigate a possible expansion of the Wheeler, associated costs, and what arts and performance needs the community has for such a space. Read on...
  3. Children’s Parade in Aspen May 21 at 10am

    The Aspen community is invited to attend the Kids First annual Aspen Children’s Parade in celebration of Month of the Young Child. The parade begins at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21 on Hopkins Avenue at the Aspen Fire Station. Read on...
  4. 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. To make it easier for the applicants this year, the City has created an online application. Read on...
  5. 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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