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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Short Term Rentals in Aspen Must Cease Operation Until COVID-19 Health Orders Lifted

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Short Term Rentals in Aspen Must Cease Operation 

Until COVID-19 Health Orders Lifted

ASPEN, CO. – March 27, 2020 – To comply with Pitkin County Public Health and State of Colorado standing health orders r...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

City Council Releases Business Information Packet

Press ReleaseCity Council Releases Business Information PacketTo Help Local Businesses with Resources and ContactsASPEN, CO. – March 25, 2020 – Today, the City of Aspen released a business information packet to all business licensees o...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Construction Site Closure Notice for Aspen

Press ReleaseConstruction Site Closure Notice for AspenASPEN, CO. – March 24, 2020 – In order to comply with the March 23, 2020 Pitkin County health order, residential and commercial construction sites may continue minimum basic operat...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Childcare Services Available for Children of Essential Workers

Press ReleaseChildcare Services Available for Children of Essential WorkersASPEN, CO. – March 24, 2020 –Kids First, in partnership with Pitkin County Human Services, Eagle County Human Services, Aspen Valley Hospital, and local childca...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Foundation Work for New City Offices Impacted ACES Ponds at Hallam Lake

Foundation Work for New City Offices Impacted ACES Ponds at Hallam LakeCity project team and ACES are working together to take immediate steps to mitigate disturbanceMedia Contact:Kathleen Wanatowicz, Project Public InformationP: (970) 618-5114 | E: kathl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2020

City of Aspen Limits In-Person Services All Services Available Online or By Phone

City of Aspen Limits In-Person ServicesAll Services Available Online or By PhoneASPEN, CO. – March 17, 2020 – In a conscientious effort to safeguard both our employees’ health and safety and that of our customers, the City of...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2020

Free Parking in Aspen Beginning March 17

FREE PARKING IN ASPEN BEGINNING MARCH 16

Downtowner and Car-to-Go Programs Suspended – 3/17

Direct Highlands and Galena Street Shuttle Suspended – 3/17

ASPEN, CO. – March 15, 2020 – The City of Aspen is offeri...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

The City of Aspen Declares Emergency to Request Resources to Mitigate COVID-19

The City of Aspen Declares Emergency to Request Resources to Mitigate COVID-19 Spread and Impacts in Community

Contact: Mitzi Rapkin, Communications Manager, City of Aspen, 970-920-5082 or 970-319-2791 and mitzi.rapkin@cityofaspen.com

ASPEN, CO. –...

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Posted on: February 12, 2020

Aspen Golf Club Wins Three Awards from Colorado Avid Golfer Magazine

 PSAAspen Golf Club Wins Three Awards from Colorado Avid Golfer MagazineSummer pass sale and open houseAspen, Colorado – February 12, 2020 – The City of Aspen is pleased to announce the Aspen Golf Club has been recognized by t...

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

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 – February 4, 2020 – In 2020 ...

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

Temporary Road Closure on Owl Creek Road in Snowmass Village on February 9

Public Service Announcement

 

Temporary Road Closure on Owl Creek Road in 

Snowmass Village on February 9

 

ASPEN, CO. – January 29, 2020 – Due to the Owl Creek Chase Nordic Ski Race there will be a tempo...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Applications Available for Food Tax Refund - Apply Online

PRESS RELEASEApplications Available for Food Tax RefundApply online nowAspen, CO – January 23, 2020 – Aspen residents who lived within city limits for the entire year of 2019 and who have been registered to vote since at least January ...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Childcare Financial Aid Deadline is February 1

 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTChildcare Financial Aid Deadline is February 1Contact: Kids First, 970-920-5769Aspen, Colorado – January 14, 2020 – Kids First and the City of Aspen provide a financial aid program to help defray th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2020

PUBLIC ASKED TO WEIGH IN ON NEXT PHASE OF LUMBERYARD AFFORDABLE HOUSING DESIGN

PUBLIC ASKED TO WEIGH IN ON NEXT PHASE OF LUMBERYARD AFFORDABLE HOUSING DESIGNContact: Chris Everson, Affordable Housing Manager, City of Aspen, 970-429-1834 or Chris.everson@cityofaspen.comASPEN, CO. – January 9, 2020 – The City of As...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 27, 2019

New Year's Eve Celebration in Aspen

 PSANew Year’s Eve Celebration in AspenAspen, Colorado – December 27, 2019 – The City of Aspen is the perfect place to celebrate New Year’s Eve with a host of free activities for the public.December 31 acti...

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

Full Swing Golf Simulator Open House December 12

 PSAFull Swing Golf Simulator Open House December 12Aspen, Colorado – December 9, 2019 – It’s always summer at the Aspen Golf Club!  The Full Swing Golf Simulator is now open to the public and allows players...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2019

2019 Aspen Citizen Survey Results Presented to Council Monday, December 9

PRESS RELEASE2019 Aspen Citizen Survey Results Presented to Council Monday, December 9Results Available OnlineContact: Alissa Farrell, HR Director/Interim Assistant City Manager, 970-920-5743 or alissa.farrell@cityofaspen.comAspen, CO – December...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2019

Income Tax Credit Available for Charitable Donations to Qualified Childcare Programs

 PSAIncome Tax Credit Available for Charitable Donations to Qualified Childcare ProgramsAspen, Colorado – December 3, 2019 – As individuals and businesses are thinking about year-end charitable donations, Kids First wants to m...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 26, 2019

City of Aspen Announces Feedback Forum at the Limelight - December 4

City of Aspen Announces Feedback Forum at the LimelightMultiple city projects join forces to increase participationContact: Tracy Trulove, City of Aspen Communications DirectorP: (970) 379-7917 | E: tracy.trulove@cityofaspen.comASPEN, CO. – Nove...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2019

Black Friday Aspen Recreation Pass Sale

 PSABlack Friday Aspen Recreation Pass SaleAspen, Colorado – November 19, 2018 – The City of Aspen is once again selling its popular Black Friday Recreation Pass, which offers a discounted membership rate for both the Aspen Re...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2019

City Air Monitor Registers 290 Days of Clean Air in 2018

PRESS RELEASECity Air Monitor Registers 290 Days of Clean Air in 2018Contact: Jannette Whitcomb, Senior Environmental Health Specialist, 970-920-5069 or Jannette.whitcomb@cityofaspen.comAspen, CO –October 22, 2019 – The release of the ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2019

Childcare Financial Aid Deadline is November 1

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTChildcare Financial Aid Deadline is November 1Contact: Kids First, 970-920-5769Aspen, Colorado – October 21, 2019 – 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: October 15, 2019

Aspen’s Carpool Kiosk for Commuters Moving to Brush Creek Park & Ride

PSAAspen’s Carpool Kiosk for Commuters Moving to Brush Creek Park & RideContact: Mitch Osur, Director of Parking and Downtown Services, 970-429-1766 or mitch.osur@cityofaspen.comAspen, Colorado – October 15, 2019 – The Ci...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2019

Aspen Community Voice Hosts Two New Public Input Initiatives

PSA 

 

Aspen Community Voice Hosts Two New Public Input Initiatives

Share your thoughts on PaepckeTransit Hub and Galena Plaza

Contact: Tracy Trulove, City of Aspen Communications Director, (970) 379-7917, tracy.trulove@cityofaspen.com

ASPEN,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2019

Aphid Season Nearing Conclusion in Aspen

PSAAphid Season Nearing Conclusion in AspenAspen, Colorado – September 16, 2019 – The City of Aspen Parks and Open Space Department wants to let Aspen residents know that we are nearing the end of a season with particularly high number...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Framing the Future: Affordable Housing Community Outreach Events September 12 and September 19

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Framing the Future: Affordable Housing Community Outreach Events September 12 and September 19

Contact: Chris Everson, Affordable Housing Project Manager, City of Aspen, 970-429-1834 or Chris.Everson@cityofaspen.com; or Michelle Bonfils Thibea...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2019

Free Sprinkler Efficiency Check-Ups for Aspen Residents and Business Owners

PSAFree Sprinkler Efficiency Check-Ups for Aspen Residents and Business OwnersAspen, Colorado – September 3, 2019 – The City of Aspen is offering free sprinkler efficiency checkups for residential and commercial properties in Aspen fro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2019

Framing the Future: Engagement on Affordable Housing in Aspen Begins August 14

PRESS RELEASEFraming the Future: Engagement on Affordable Housing in Aspen Begins August 14Contact: Chris Everson, Affordable Housing Project Manager, City of Aspen, 970-429-1834 or chris.everson@cityofaspen.com; or Michelle Bonfils Thibeault, Project Man...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2019

City Council Hosting Community Picnic and Children’s Fair August 14 at the Red Brick

PSACity Council Hosting Community Picnic and Children’s Fair August 14 at the Red BrickAspen, Colorado – August 5, 2019 – Aspen City Council’s annual free picnic for the community will take place on Wednesday, Augus...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2019

Finalists Announced for Open City Manager Position Interviews take place August 8 and are open to th

PRESS RELEASEFinalists Announced for Open City Manager PositionInterviews take place August 8 and are open to the communityContact: Alissa Farrell, HR Director/Interim Assistant City Manager, 970-920-5743 or alissa.farrell@cityofaspen.comAspen, CO &nd...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2019

Free Sprinkler Efficiency Check-Ups for Aspen Residents and Business Owners

PSA

Free Sprinkler Efficiency Check-Ups for Aspen Residents and Business Owners

Aspen, Colorado – July 31, 2019 – The City of Aspen is offering free sprinkler efficiency checkups for residential and commercial properties in Aspen from Au...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2019

Water Department Receives $186K+ Grant to Augment River Flows and Enhance Municipal Supply

Press ReleaseWater Department Receives $186K+ Grant to Augment River Flows and Enhance Municipal SupplyContact: Margaret Medellin, City of Aspen, Utilities Portfolio Manager, 970-429-1992 or Margaret.Medellin@cityofaspen.comAspen, Colorado – Jul...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2019

Childcare Financial Aid Deadline is August 1

 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTChildcare Financial Aid Deadline is August 1Contact: Kids First, 970-920-5769Aspen, Colorado – July 15, 2019 – Kids First and the City of Aspen provide a financial aid program to help defray the exp...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2019

City Community Development Director Accepts New Position at Design Workshop

Press ReleaseCity Community Development Director Accepts New Position at Design WorkshopContact: Jessica Garrow. Community Development Director, 970-429-2780, Jessica.garrow@cityofaspen.com or Sara Ott, Interim City Manager, 970-920-5083, sara.ott@cityofa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 11, 2019

City Opens New Online Portal for Resident Requests, Complaints, and Feedback

Press ReleaseCity Opens New Online Portal for Resident Requests, Complaints, and FeedbackThe City of Aspen is pleased to announce a new online portal, called QAspen, for residents and visitors to log service requests, complaints, or to offer feedback to C...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2019

HPC Awards Historic Preservation Leaders

PRESS RELEASEHPC Awards Historic Preservation LeadersAwards to be Presented at City Council - Monday, June 10th at 5 p.m.Contact: Amy Simon, City Historic Preservation Officer, 970-429-2758 or amy.simon@cityofaspen.comAspen, CO – June 7, 2019 &a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 4, 2019

City Manager Applications Now Being Accepted

Press ReleaseCity Manager Applications Now Being AcceptedContact: Alissa Farrell, Interim Assistant City Manager/HR Director, 970-920-5743, or Alissa.farrell@cityofaspen.comAspen, Colorado – June 4, 2019 – The City of Aspen is now acti...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 3, 2019

Rio Grande Parking Garage Closure June 7-9

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTRio Grande Parking Garage Closure June 7-9Rio Grande Parking Garage closed 5 p.m. Friday, June 7 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 9Media Contact: Kathleen Wanatowicz, Public InformationP: (970) 618-5114 | E: kathleen@prstudioco.comAspen, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 30, 2019

Tracy Trulove Hired as New Communications Director for City of Aspen

Press ReleaseTracy Trulove Hired as New Communications Director for City of AspenContact: Alissa Farrell, Interim Assistant City Manager/HR Director, 970-920-5743, or Alissa.farrell@cityofaspen.comAspen, Colorado – May 30, 2019 – The C...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2019

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

CCB Detour Map - May 31

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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Children’s Parade in Aspen May 21 at 10am

PSA

 

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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
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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