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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Castle Creek Bridge Detour for Downvalley Motorists on Friday, May 31

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Castle Creek Bridge Detour for Downvalley Motorists on Friday, May 31Westbound motorists to use Power Plant detour via 6th Street 7-11 a.m.On Friday, May 31, the City of Aspen will be making a temporary repair to pavement peel on the Castle Creek Bridge. ...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Workshop for Community Input for Wheeler Expansion

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CALLING ALL:ARTS ORGANIZATIONSFRIENDS OF THE ARTSCOMMUNITY MEMBERSWe want your input!Please come to a workshop and provide your perspective on the long-term performing arts, and culture, and event space needs in Aspen.Community Input WorkshopThursday, May...

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Posted on: May 15, 2019

2020 Grant Applications Now Open for Arts and Non-Profits

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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.  To make it easie...

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Celebrate Arbor Day Saturday, May 18 in Paepcke Park

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Celebrate Arbor Day Saturday, May 18 in Paepcke ParkThe 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.  Festivities will include: free hotdogs a...

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

Electronic Waste Collection Events in Aspen

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Electronic Waste Collection Events in AspenThe City of Aspen is hosting two events for residents and businesses to responsibly and safely recycle electronic waste.   On Saturday, May 18 from 9am-1pm, community members can drop-off personal e-wast...

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

Aspen Community Invited to Participate in Engagement Session on City Manager Recruitment

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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 nex...

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

City of Aspen Hires Peckham & McKenney to Conduct National Search for New City Manager

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City of Aspen Hires Peckham & McKenney to Conduct National Search for New City ManagerThe City of Aspen is pleased to announce it has selected executive search firm Peckham & McKenney to conduct the recruitment for a new City Manager.  Pe...

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

Childcare Financial Aid Deadline is May 1

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 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTChildcare Financial Aid Deadline is May 1Contact: Kids First, 970-920-5769Aspen, Colorado – March 25, 2019 – Kids First and the City of Aspen provide a financial aid program to help defray the expen...

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

City Seeks Public Input on Future of Rio Grande Recycle Center

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City Seeks Public Input on Future of Rio Grande Recycle CenterThe City of Aspen is seeking public input on the future of the Rio Grande Recycle Center.  Since 1993, the RGRC has been in operation for drop-off recycling services for glass, cardboa...

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Posted on: January 2, 2019

Applications Available for Food Tax Refund

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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 here: https://www...

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Posted on: March 18, 2019

Night Work for Aspen City Offices March 19-21

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTNight Work for Aspen City Offices March 19-216 p.m.-6 a.m. Delays possible at Rio Grande Parking Garage EntranceMedia Contact: Kathleen Wanatowicz, Public InformationP: (970) 618-5114 | E: kathleen@prstudioco.comAspen, CO &n...

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

Public Open House at Golf Course March 14

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Public Open House at Golf Course March 14

The public is invited to attend and open house on Thursday, March 14 from 3:30-6:30pm at the Aspen Golf Clubhouse featuring bunker project information, free golf on the simulator and to purchase golf passes. Food w...

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

Pothole Repair in Aspen Friday and Saturday

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Pothole Repair in Aspen Friday and SaturdayFriday – CDOT Crews at Roundabout; Saturday – City Crews at CCBAspen, Colorado – March 13, 2019 – The City of Aspen is working with CDOT on repairs to the pothole at the ro...

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

Aspen City Office Building Project to Begin February 4 after 6 Years of Planning

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Aspen City Office Building Project to Begin February 4 after 6 Years of PlanningOn 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. &...

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

Owl Creek Chase Nordic Ski Race February 10

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Owl Creek Chase 21K Nordic Ski Race February 10, 2019

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 ...

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

Council Appoints Sara Ott as Interim City Manager

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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.  Sara Ott's appointment...

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Posted on: January 9, 2019

Free Christmas Tree Composting Through February 14

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Free Christmas Tree CompostingStill have your Christmas tree?  Compost it for free at the Rio Grande Recycling Center.  Bring trees with no lights or decorations to the Christmas tree corral.  Christmas tree lights can be recycl...

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Posted on: December 26, 2018

Environmental Health and Sustainability Department Has Moved to Old Powerhouse Building

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You can now find the City's Environmental Health and Sustainability Department on the 2nd Floor of the Old Powerhouse Building, 590 North Mill Street.  Stop by for all of your environmental health and sustainability needs including restaurant lic...

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Posted on: November 5, 2018

Independence Pass Closed for the Season

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Independence Pass is closed for the season.  Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) crews will keep the Aspen and Twin Lakes winter gates closed for the season. Crews have recorded over a foot of snow that fell along the pass from the storm...

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Posted on: October 16, 2018

City Council and Opposers Reach Settlement on Conditional Water Storage Rights

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PRESS RELEASE 

 

City Council and Opposers Reach Settlement
on Conditional Water Storage Rights on Maroon and Castle Creeks

 

TheAspen City Council has reached settlement agreements with all opposers to
Aspen’s two pending water court cases regarding its conditional storage rightson Castle and Maroon Creeks. The settlement stipulations are a result of
negotiations between the City and all parties over the proposed sites of thefuture reservoirs.  The next steps will
be obtaining water court approval of the stipulations and entry of decreescontinuing the conditional water rights for another six-year period. 

 

“This
is a great example illustrating that collaboration and working toward common goalscreated a water storage solution that is better for all parties involved,” said
Margaret Medellin, City of Aspen Utilities Portfolio Manager.  “There is great reason to celebrate when youbegin a process at opposite ends of the spectrum and end the process in
agreement.  This is a big win for ourcommunity.”

 

Throughout
this process, the City’s primary concern, in concert with its commitment toenvironmental values, has been to safeguard its water storage rights to meet
the needs of its water customers with a sufficient, legal, and reliable watersupply, now and into the future, despite future risks and uncertainty, most
notably from climate change.

 

Overthe last few months the City of Aspen reached agreements with opposers
including Wilderness Workshop, Western Resource Advocates, American Rivers,Trout Unlimited, Pitkin County, the U.S. Forest Service and private land
owners.  Last week, the City reached anagreement with the final opposing party. 

 

Forthe last year and a half, the City has been working with these parties to find
a suitable resolution where the City’s water storage rights would be protectedwhile also providing environmental protections for these delicate areas.  

“The
City of Aspen has always had the interest of its water customers and community 
in the forefront of itsgoals to ensure Aspen could deliver adequate and safe water to its residents
and visitors,” said Mayor Steve Skadron.

 

“Throughout thisprocess, City Council was acting in the best interest of its current and future
water customers as part of prudent water management. I am proud we were able tosafeguard our future water storage needs while also collaborating to protect
sensitive wilderness areas,” he added.

 

Inaccordance with the stipulations, Aspen will file a water court application to
transfer both of its water storage rights to one or more locations that are notin wilderness areas.  The new storage
locations include City-owned land in the Woody Creek area, the Aspen GolfCourse, Cozy Point Ranch, Zoline Open Space, Vagneur Gravel Quarry and/or any
other location agreed to in writing by the City and the parties opposing thecurrent cases. In addition, Aspen has agreed to limit the total amount diverted
annually to storage to a total of 8,500 acre-feet.

 

Aspenhas held its conditional water storage rights on Maroon Creek and Castle Creek
since 1965.  Over decades, Aspen CityCouncil has protected its water storage rights in order to be responsible
stewards of the water supply needed for Aspen’s utility customers, now and intothe future.   In 2016, as required by
law, Aspen filed applications with the Division 5 Water Court to continue theseconditional water storage rights for another six-year period.  A total of ten parties filed statements of
opposition to one or both applications.  

 

Afterthe stipulations have been approved and the decrees entered in the current cases,
Aspen can begin planning and engineering work and developing a water courtapplication to change the location of the storage rights to one or more of the
new sites outside of the Wilderness Area. 

 

 

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Posted on: October 2, 2018

Ballot Fact Sheets

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Click here for these fact sheets: 2B- Charter Amendment for Enterprise Fund Bonding; 2C - Charter Amendment for Franchise Agreements; 2D - City Office Space Location

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Stormwater Cleaning Work - October 15-November 1

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Stormwater Cleaning Work

The City of Aspen is conducting necessary work to clean the underground storm drains throughout Aspen during the month of October.  The work is an essential part of maintaining the City’s stormwater infrastructur...

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Posted on: October 8, 2018

Community Forest Management Plan Open Houses - October 10 abd 17

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Community Forest Management Plan Open Houses

October 10 and 17

 

The City of Aspen Forestry Department has just completed an update of the Community Forest Management Plan.  The public is invited to learn about the plan and ask questions at...

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Posted on: October 3, 2018

City and CORE Offering Free Home Energy Assessments for Aspen Residents

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City and CORE Offering Free Home Energy Assessments for Aspen Residents

Contact: Laura Armstrong, Climate and Sustainability Programs Associate at 970.920.5104 or laura.armstrong@cityofaspen.com.

Aspen, Colorado – October 3, 2018 &nda...

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Posted on: September 24, 2018

Free Residential E-Waste Day - Saturday, October 6, 2018

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Free E-Waste Residential Recycling Day.  Saturday, October 6 from 9am-1:30pm at Pitkin County Landfill.  Come by and recycle your electronics.  Examples of items you CAN recycle include: TVs, laptops, keyboards, desktop computer...

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

Shining Mountains Film Festival - October 7 and 8

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As a celebration of Native American culture and history, The Shining Mountain Film Festival will debut nine dynamic and diverse films on October 7th and 8th 2018. This date commemorates Indigenous People’s Day which, as of last year, the City of...

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Posted on: September 6, 2018

Bicycle Friendly Community Survey

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Did you know that the City of Aspen has a silver rating from The League of American Bicyclists program called Bicycle Friendly Community?  See our report card here.  How do you think we are doing as a bike friendly city?  This s...

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Posted on: August 24, 2018

Open House for Stage 2 Water Shortage

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City of Aspen Stage 2 Water Shortage Open House

We invite you to attend an open house to learn more about what Stage 2 means for you, your business, and our community.  City water managers and conservation staff will be present to answer your ques...

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Posted on: August 14, 2018

City of Aspen Enacts Stage 2 Water Shortage

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City of Aspen Enacts Stage 2 Water Shortage Aspen City Council voted to enacted a Stage 2 Water Shortage in the City of Aspen due to extremely low water levels due to low snowpack and little summer precipitation. The goal of Stage 2 is to protect...

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Posted on: August 7, 2018

Electric Vehicle Sales EVent Offers Discounts on Plug-In Cars

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Electric Vehicle Sales EVent offers discounts on plug-in cars

 

Six local auto dealers showing gas-electric hybrids, all-electric models

The Electric Vehicle Sales Event, aimed at drivers in Garfield, Eagle and Pitkin counties, will offer discounts ...

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Posted on: July 25, 2018

Community Picnic - August 15 at Red Brick Center for the Arts

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Aspen City Council’s annual picnic for the community will take place on Wednesday, August 15 from 4:30-7pm at the Red Brick Center for the Arts lawn.  The picnic, which provides free locally-sourced food for the first 750 people, will f...

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Posted on: July 17, 2018

Castle Creek Bridge/Hallam Street Project Construction Phase Three Date Pushed to September 4

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Phase Three date Pushed to September 4 for Castle Creek Bridge / Hallam Street Project

Power Plant detours to resume following Labor Day weekend

Aspen, CO – The City of Aspen announces that phase three construction and detours for the Castle Creek...

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

New Bike Lockers for Rent at Buttermilk Parking Lot

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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 fo...

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Posted on: July 10, 2018

City Seeking Community Input on Potential City/JAS Partnership

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The City of Aspen has been invited by Jazz Aspen Snowmass to partner in purchasing a downtown building that includes the benefit of offering subsidized performance, rehearsal, event, and meeting space for community non-profits to use as well as the City a...

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Posted on: July 5, 2018

Air Quality Health Information for Wildfire Smoke

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Air Quality Health Information for Wildfire Smoke

 Due to the Lake Christine Wildfire in Basalt, it is possible that those with compromised health are experiencing challenges with smoke in the air. If smoke is thick or becomes thick in your neighb...

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Posted on: July 4, 2018

Lake Christine Wildfire, Aspen Power Outage, and Update Information

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The City of Aspen may experience a power outage of approximately 72-hours due to the Lake Christine Wildfire in Basalt.  Depending on wind direction, the flames may reach the transformers that supply power to the upper Roaring Fork Valley includi...

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Posted on: June 25, 2018

City Council Monday Worksessions Now Begin at 4pm

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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 starting Monday, July 2.   This change provides consistency with worksession times weekly as Tuesday worksessions also ...

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Posted on: June 18, 2018

City of Aspen Signs Contract to Purchase 517 E. Hopkins for Office Space

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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 (the old Aspen Daily News Building) for $23 million from Aspen area dev...

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Posted on: June 13, 2018

Pitkin County Sheriff announces Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

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Pitkin County Sheriff announces Stage 1 Fire RestrictionsThe 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 mois...

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

The Aspen Citizens Academy is now open for applications.

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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!

The Aspen Citizens Academy is a community program designed to inform and empower resi...

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Posted on: May 29, 2018

City Council Votes to Support Moving Conditional Water Rights off Wilderness Areas

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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 tw...

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Posted on: December 4, 2017

Changes in Tobacco Law and Taxes Coming to Aspen

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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. The ...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Aspen Community Saves $1.6 Million in Energy Costs Over Two Years Through Aspen Energy Challenge

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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, compared to a 2013 through 2014 baseline in partnership Holy Cross Energy ...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

What Does "Locally Serving Restaurant" Mean to You?

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In the past, the rent for the restaurant has been subsidized in an effort to serve and attract local diners, including those attending Wheeler events. But what does "locally serving" really mean? We want to hear your opinions so we have a broad ...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Castle Creek Bridge Detour for Downvalley Motorists on Friday, May 31

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTCastle Creek Bridge Detour for Downvalley Motorists on Friday, May 31Westbound motorists to use Power Plant detour via 6th Street 7-11 a.m.Media Contact: Bryana Starbuck, Public InformationP: (970) 691-6884 | E: bryana@prstudioc...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Community Workshop to Gather Input on Future Arts and Culture Needs in Aspen

PSACommunity Workshop to Gather Input on Future Arts and Culture Needs in AspenThursday, May 30 from 5-6pm at Wheeler Opera HouseAspen, Colorado – May 22, 2019 – The City of Aspen and Wheeler Opera House are conducting a feasibility st...

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

Children’s Parade in Aspen May 21 at 10am

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Children’s Parade in Aspen May 21 at 10am

 

 

Aspen, Colorado – May 14, 2019 – The Aspen community is invited to attend the Kids First annual Aspen Children’s Parade in celebrati...

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

2020 Grant Applications Now Open for Arts and Non-Profits

PSA2020 Grant Applications Now Open for Arts and Non-ProfitsContact: Gena Buhler, Executive Director, Wheeler Opera House, 970-920-5790, gena.buhler@cityofaspen.comAspen, Colorado – May 14, 2019 – The City of Aspen is pleased to announ...

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Celebrate Arbor Day Saturday, May 18 in Paepcke Park

PSACelebrate Arbor Day Saturday, May 18 in Paepcke ParkAspen, Colorado – May 13, 2019 – 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 ...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

Community Meeting to Discuss Results of Regional Roaring Fork Housing Study

Community Meeting to Discuss Results of Regional Roaring Fork Housing StudyContact: Mike Kosdrosky, APCHA, Executive Director, 970-920-5068, mike.kosdrosky@cityofaspen.comAspen, Colorado – May 8, 2019 – The Aspen community is invited t...

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

Community Celebration in Honor of Passage Bill to Fund Full-Day Kindergarten

PSACommunity Celebration in Honor of Passage Bill to Fund Full-Day KindergartenContact: Shirley Ritter, Kids First Director, 970-920-5370 or Shirley.ritter@cityofaspen.comAspen, Colorado – May 8, 2019 – City of Aspen Kids First departm...

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

Electronic Waste Collection Events in Aspen

PSAElectronic Waste Collection Events in AspenContact: Liz Chapman, Sr. Waste Reduction and Environmental Health Specialist, 970-429-1831 or liz.chapman@cityofaspen.comAspen, Colorado – May 6, 2019 – The City of Aspen is hosting two ev...

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

City Earns Strongest Moody Rating Possible for Municipal Bonds

PSACity Earns Strongest Moody Rating Possible for Municipal BondsContact: Pete Strecker, Finance Director, 970-920-5007, pete.strecker@cityofaspen.comAspen, Colorado – May 3, 2019 – The City of Aspen has earned the strongest credit rat...

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

Aspen Community Invited to Participate in Engagement Session on City Manager Recruitment

PRESS RELEASEAspen Community Invited to Participate in Engagement Session on City Manager RecruitmentContact: Alissa Farrell, HR Director/Interim Assistant City Manager, 970-920-5743 or alissa.farrell@cityofaspen.comAspen, CO – May 3, 2019 &...

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Posted on: April 25, 2019

City Offices Rio Grande Pl. Road Closure Update

Media Contact: Kathleen Wanatowicz, Public Information

P: (970) 618-5114 | E: kathleen@prstudioco.com

Aspen, CO – April 25, 2019 – Right-of-way utility work from Mill St. to the west of the parking garage entrance is expected to be completed on schedule. Du...

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

City of Aspen Hires Peckham & McKenney to Conduct National Search for New City Manager

City of Aspen Hires Peckham & McKenney to Conduct National Search for New City ManagerContact: Alissa Farrell, HR Director/Interim Assistant City Manager, 970-920-5743 or alissa.farrell@cityofaspen.comAspen, CO – April 17, 2019 – T...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

Kids First Places Blue Pinwheels Around Aspen for Child Abuse Prevention Month

 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTKIDS FIRST PLACES BLUE PINWHEELS AROUND ASPEN FOR CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTHAspen, Colorado – April 4, 2019 – The City of Aspen’s Kids First Department is working with the state of Color...

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

Right of Way Construction Season in Aspen Begins April 1

 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTRight of Way Construction Season in Aspen Begins April 1Media Contacts: Bryana Starbuck, Public Information, (970) 691-6884 or bryana@prstudioco.com andPete Rice, Senior Project Manager, City of Aspen, (970) 429-2769 o...

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Posted on: March 28, 2019

Tot Lot Playground Open House

 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTTot Lot Playground Open HouseApril 4 from 3:30-6pm at Red Brick Community Meeting RoomAspen, Colorado – March 28, 2019 – The City of Aspen Parks Department is hosting a public open house on Thursday...

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

Childcare Financial Aid Deadline is May 1

 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTChildcare Financial Aid Deadline is May 1Contact: Kids First, 970-920-5769Aspen, Colorado – March 25, 2019 – Kids First and the City of Aspen provide a financial aid program to help defray the expen...

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

City Offices Project Utility Work Begins April 1

 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTCity Offices Project Utility Work Begins April 1Rio Grande Pl. Street and Parking Closures April-June 2019Media Contact: Kathleen Wanatowicz, Public Information; (970) 618-5114; kathleen@prstudioco.comAspen, CO &nd...

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Posted on: March 22, 2019

City of Aspen Stormwater Manager April Long Appointed to Statewide Water Quality Control Commission

City of Aspen Stormwater Manager April Long Appointed to Statewide Water Quality Control CommissionMedia Contacts: Trish Aragon, City of Aspen City Engineer,(970) 429-2785, trish.aragon@cityofaspen.com orApril Long, City of Aspen Stormwater Manager and Cl...

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

Night Work for Aspen City Offices Completed Early

Night Work for Aspen City Offices Completed EarlyMedia Contact: Kathleen Wanatowicz, Public InformationP: (970) 618-5114 | E: kathleen@prstudioco.comAspen, CO – March 20, 2019 – Critical deconstruction night work that was originally sc...

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

City Recognized for Strong Moody Rating and Excellence in Financial Reporting

PSACity Recognized for Strong Moody Rating and Excellence in Financial ReportingContact: Pete Strecker, Finance Director, 970-920-5007, pete.strecker@cityofaspen.comAspen, Colorado – March 20, 2019 – The City of Aspen is pleased to sha...

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Posted on: March 18, 2019

Night Work for Aspen City Offices March 19-21

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTNight Work for Aspen City Offices March 19-216 p.m.-6 a.m. Delays possible at Rio Grande Parking Garage EntranceMedia Contact: Kathleen Wanatowicz, Public InformationP: (970) 618-5114 | E: kathleen@prstudioco.comAspen, CO &n...

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

Public Information Meeting for New City Offices

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTPublic Information Meeting for New City OfficesAspen, Colorado – March 14, 2019 – The City of Aspen and its partners are holding a neighborhood meeting on Tuesday, March 19 at 12pm at the Pitkin County Libra...

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

City Seeks Public Input on Future of Rio Grande Recycle Center

PSACity Seeks Public Input on Future of Rio Grande Recycle CenterContact: CJ Oliver, Director of Environmental Health and Sustainability, 970-920-5008, cj.oliver@cityofaspen.comAspen, Colorado – March 18, 2019 – The City of Aspen is se...

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

Pothole Repair in Aspen Friday and Saturday

 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTPothole Repair in Aspen Friday and SaturdayFriday – CDOT Crews at Roundabout; Saturday – City Crews at CCBAspen, Colorado – March 13, 2019 – The City of Aspen is working with CDO...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

APCHA Affidavit Deadline for Affordable Housing Owners

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTAPCHA Affidavit Deadline for Affordable Housing OwnersAspen, Colorado – March 12, 2019 – APCHA will be conducting its biennial affidavit in March. The affidavit will be emailed out on March 13, 2019 and can b...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

The City of Aspen Hosting Second Symposium Geared toward Strengthening Colorado’s Recreational Econo

PRESS RELEASEThe City of Aspen Hosting Second Symposium Geared toward Strengthening Colorado’s Recreational EconomyContact: Phillip Supino, Long Range Planner, City of Aspen, 970-429-2767 or Phillip.supino@cityofaspen.comAspen, Colorado &nda...

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Posted on: February 20, 2019

Renovation on Golf Course Sand Bunkers, Tees, and Hole 7 to Commence in Spring

PRESS RELEASERenovation on Golf Course Sand Bunkers, Tees, and Hole 7 to Commence in SpringContact: Steve Aitken, CGCS, Director of Golf,  Steve.Aitken@cityofaspen.comor 970-920-5719.Aspen, Colorado – February 20, 2019 – The A...

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Posted on: February 7, 2019

City of Aspen Hires Mike Metheny as Chief Building Official

PRESS RELEASECity of Aspen Hires Mike Metheny as Chief Building OfficialContact: Jessica Garrow, Community Development Director, 970-429-2780 or jessica.garrow@cityofaspen.com.Aspen, Colorado – February 7, 2019 – The City of Aspen Comm...

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Posted on: February 5, 2019

Groundbreaking for New City Offices

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTGroundbreaking for New City OfficesFriday, February 8 at 1pmAspen, Colorado – February 5, 2019 – The community is invited to a groundbreaking for the new City of Aspen offices on Friday, February 8 at 1pm at ...

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Posted on: January 30, 2019

City of Aspen Offering Free Radon Test Kits

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTCITY OF ASPEN OFFERING FREE RADON TEST KITSContact:  Jannette Whitcomb, Senior Environmental Health Specialist, 970-920-5069 or Jannette.whitcomb@cityofaspen.comAspen, CO – January 30, 2019 – The Cit...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2019

City of Aspen Seeking Pro/Con Statements on Lift One Corridor Ballot Question

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTCity of Aspen Seeking Pro/Con Statements on Lift One Corridor Ballot QuestionAspen, Colorado – January 30, 2018 – The City of Aspen is seeking written comments for and against the Lift One Corridor election q...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2019

Community Meet and Greet for Construction Kick-Off for New City Offices Project

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTCommunity Meet and Greet for Construction Kick-Off for New City Offices ProjectFebruary 1, 2019 10am-12pm at 425 Rio Grande PlaceAspen, Colorado – January 29, 2018 – The City of Aspen and its partners in the ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2019

2018 Aspen Citizen Survey Results Online

PRESS RELEASE2018 Aspen Citizen Survey Results OnlineContact: Karen Harrington, Director of Quality, 970-429-2856 or karen.harrington@cityofaspen.comAspen, Colorado – January 25, 2019 – A random selection of Aspen voters gave the City ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2019

City of Aspen Awards More Than $1.49 Million Dollars in Grants to Valley Non-Profits

City of Aspen Awards More Than $1.49 Million Dollars in Grants to Valley Non-ProfitsContact: Gena Buhler, Executive Director, Wheeler Opera House, 970-920-5790 or gena.buhler@cityofaspen.comAspen, Colorado – January 22, 2018 – In 2019 ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2019

Aspen City Office Building Project to Begin February 4 after 6 Years of Planning

PRESS RELEASEAspen City Office Building Project to Begin February 4 after 6 Years of PlanningContact: Mitzi Rapkin, Community Relations Director, 970-920-5082 or Mitzi.rapkin@cityofaspen.comAspen, CO – January 17, 2019 – On February 4,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 15, 2019

Childcare Financial Aid Deadline is February 1

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTChildcare Financial Aid Deadline is February 1Contact: Kids First, 970-920-5769Aspen, Colorado – January 15, 2018 – Kids First and the City of Aspen provide a financial aid program to help defray the expense ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2019

Open House to Meet Chief Building Official Job Finalists

Open House to Meet Chief Building Official Job FinalistsAspen, CO – January 8, 2019 – The City of Aspen Community Development Department is hiring a new Chief Building Official.  The public is invited to a meet and greet with ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2019

City of Aspen Manager Resigns

PRESS RELEASECity of Aspen Manager ResignsAspen, CO – January 7, 2018 – A majority of Aspen City Council, tonight, requested the resignation of city manager Steve Barwick.“It’s been my pleasure to work with Steve fo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 2, 2019

Chief Building Official Stephen Kanipe Retiring After 30 Years of Service

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Chief Building Official Stephen Kanipe Retiring After 30 Years of Service

Contact: Stephen Kanipe, Chief Building Official, 970-429-2766 or Stephen.kanipe@cityofaspen.com; Jessica Garrow, Community Development Director, 970-429-2780 ...Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: December 20, 2018

Kids First Holding Training for Teachers and Parents on Infant and Toddler Development

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Kids First Holding Training for Teachers and Parents on Infant and Toddler Development

Contact: Megan Monaghan, Lead Trainer, 970-920-5373 or megan.monaghan@cityofaspen.com

Aspen, CO – December 20, 2018 – Kids First is leading a 48...Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2018

Aspen’s Long-Range Planner Tapped to Serve on Colorado Census Committee

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Aspen’s Long-Range Planner Tapped to Serve on Colorado Census Committee

 

Contact: Phillip Supino, City of Aspen Long-Range Planner, 970-429-2767 or Phillip.Supino@cityofaspen.com

Aspen, CO &n...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2018

Lift One Corridor Plan Open House

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Lift One Corridor Plan Open House

Aspen, Colorado – November 19, 2018 – The community is invited to an open house to ask City of Aspen staff questions about the proposed Lift One Corridor Plan on Monday, November 26 from 11...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2018

Childcare Financial Aid Deadline is November 1

Childcare Financial Aid Deadline is November 1

Contact: Kids First, 970-920-5769

Aspen, Colorado – October 8, 2018 – Kids First and the City of Aspen provide a financial aid program to help defray the expense of childcare for wo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2018

Kids First Sponsoring Free Parenting Workshops October 8 and 15 in Aspen

Kids First Sponsoring Free Parenting Workshops

October 8 and 15 in Aspen and November 5 and 12 in Basalt

 

Aspen, Colorado – October 2, 2018 – The City of Aspen Kids First is sponsoring two parenting workshops presented ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2018

Celebrate Mallfest 42 October 6 from 11am-2pm

Celebrate Mallfest 42 October 6 from 11am-2pm

 

Aspen, Colorado – October 1, 2018 – The City of Aspen’s Pedestrian Mall is the proud recipient of the American Planning Association’s 2018 “G...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2018

City Ditches Shutting Down October 1

City Ditches Shutting Down October 1

 

Aspen, Colorado – September 27, 2018 – The City of Aspen will be turning off the water that flows into its ditches on Monday, October 1.  Those who pump raw water from the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 7, 2018

City Adds Four More Electric Vehicle Charging Spaces at Rio Grande Parking Garage

City Adds Four Electric Vehicle Charging Spaces at Rio Grande Parking GarageContact: Laura Armstrong, Climate and Sustainability Programs Associate at 970.920.5104, or laura.armstrong@cityofaspen.com.Aspen, Colorado – August 7, 2018 – ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2018

APCHA Hires Compliance Manager

APCHA Hires Compliance Manager

 

Contact: Mike Kosdrosky, APCHA, Executive Director, 970-920-5068 or mike.kosdrosky@cityofaspen.com

 

Aspen, Colorado – July 31, 2018 – The Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority ha...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 16, 2018

Kids First Free Children’s Fair

 

Kids First Free Children’s Fair

July 21 from 9am – 12pm

 

Contact: Robin Strecker, Kids First, Nurse Consultant, 920-5363 or robin.strecker@cityofaspen.com

Aspen, Colorado – July 16, 2018 – Join the City of Aspen and Kids First for...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 11, 2018

Childcare Financial Aid Deadline is August 1

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTChildcare Financial Aid Deadline is August 1Contact: Kids First, 970-920-5769Aspen, Colorado – July 11, 2018 – Kids First and the City of Aspen provide a financial aid program to help defray the expense of ch...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 20, 2018

Seventeen Commercial Kitchens in Aspen Saving up to 20,000 Gallons of Water Each

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Seventeen Commercial Kitchens in Aspen Saving up to 20,000 Gallons of Water EachContact: Laura Armstrong, Climate and Sustainability Programs Associate at 970.920.5104, or laura.armstrong@cityofaspen.com or Nick Trautner, Senior Env...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 29, 2018

City Council Votes to Support Moving Conditional Water Rights off Wilderness Areas

PRESS RELEASE City Council Votes to Support Moving Conditional Water Rights off Wilderness Areas Contact: Margaret Medellin, Utilities Portfolio Manager, 970.429.1992, Margaret.medellin@cityofaspen.com; Will Roush, Conservation Director, Wilderness Worksh...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2017

2017 Aspen Citizen Survey Results Online

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2017 Aspen Citizen Survey Results Online

 

 

Contact: Barry Crook, assistant city manager, 970-920-5296 or barry.crook@cityofaspen.com

 

Aspen, Colorado – December 4, 2017 – A random selection of Aspen voters g...

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