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Posted on: April 19, 2021

City Announces New Director of Parks and Open Space

Press Release

City Announces New Director of Parks and Open Space

Ten Year Parks Employee Matt Kuhn Promoted to Position

Contact: Austin Weiss, Director of Parks and Recreation, 970-429-2023 or Austin.weiss@cityofaspen.com

Aspen, Colorado &ndash...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2021

The Season for Holiday Lights Is Over

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT 

The Season for Holiday Lights Is Over

Contact: Bob Narracci, Zoning Administrator, Community Development, City of Aspen, Bob.Narracci@CityOfAspen.com, 970-429-2754

Aspen, Colorado – April 16, 2021 – N...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2021

Multiple Auto Thefts Reported in Aspen

PRESS RELEASE

Grand Theft Auto Reported in Aspen  

Contact: Bill Linn, Assistant Chief of Police, Aspen Police Department, 970-274-4103, Bill.Linn@CityOfAspen.com 

Aspen, Colorado –&a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2021

AIM Utility Project Coming to Aspen This Spring

PSAAIM Utility Project Coming to Aspen This SpringBeginning in May all electric and water meters are being upgradedContact: Ryan Loebach, PE, Senior Project Manager, Utilities Department, 970-309-9750 or ryan.loebach@cityofaspen.com or Mitzi Rapkin, Commu...

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

City of Aspen Annual Spring Clean-Up Returns

PSACity of Aspen Annual Spring Clean-Up ReturnsMay 17-20, 2021 for all Aspen ResidentsAspen, Colorado – April 12, 2021 – The City of Aspen Streets Department is pleased to announce the return of the annual spring clean-up event. From M...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Childcare Financial Aid Deadline is May 1

PSAChildcare Financial Aid Deadline is May 1Contact: Kids First, 970-920-5769Aspen, Colorado – April 7, 2021– Kids First and the City of Aspen provide a financial aid program to help defray the expense of childcare for working families...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2021

Aspen Parks & Open Space and Recreation Launch New Website

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTAspen Parks & Open Space and Recreation Launch New WebsiteAspen, Colorado – March 9, 2021 – The Aspen Parks and Open Space and Aspen Recreation Department are proud to announce the launch of a newly desig...

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Compostable Takeout Collection Available at Rio Grande Recycling Center

Contact: Liz Chapman, Senior Waste Reduction & Environmental Health Specialist, Liz.Chapman@CityOfAspen.com, 970.319.6890

Aspen, Colorado – March 4, 2021 – The City of Aspen’s Environmental Health and Sustainability depart...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

City Seeks Input on Aspen’s Summer Vitality Plans

PRESS RELEASECity Seeks Input on Aspen’s Summer Vitality PlansCommunity can take survey and leave comments on Aspen Community VoiceContact: Pete Rice, Engineering Division Manager, pete.rice@cityofaspen.com or 970.319.3710, and Mitch Osur, Direc...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Public Input Requested for Marolt Open Space Draft Management Plan

 PRESS RELEASEPublic Input Requested for Marolt Open Space Draft Management PlanContact: John Spiess, Open Space and Natural Resources Manager, City of Aspen, 970-618-6935 or john.spiess@cityofaspen.comAspen, CO – March 2, 2021 &nda...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Wheeler Opera House announces the appointment of Lisa Rigsby Peterson as Executive Director

PRESS RELEASE

Wheeler Opera House announces the appointment of Lisa Rigsby Peterson as Executive Director

Contact(s): Sara Ott, City Manager, sara.ott@cityofaspen.com or 970-920-5083 and Denise White, Communications Director, denise.white@cityofaspen.com or...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2021

City of Aspen Seeks Community Input on 50-Year Water Plan

City of Aspen Seeks Community Input on 50-Year Water PlanThird and final community input session will help shape long-term water planContact: Steve Hunter, Utilities Resource Manager, City of Aspen Water Department, 970-970.309.5657 or steve.hunter@cityof...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 4, 2021

New Ballot Drop Box for City of Aspen Municipal Election

PRESS RELEASE

New Ballot Drop Box for City of Aspen Municipal ElectionCity of Aspen Voters Have Several Options for Ballot ReturnContact: Nicole Henning, City Clerk, Nicole.Henning@cityofaspen.com or 970.429.2685Aspen, CO – February 4, 2021 &...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Aspen Fat Bike Race Goes Virtual

 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Aspen Fat Bike Race Goes VirtualAspen, Colorado – February 1, 2021 – The City of Aspen annual Fat Bike Race is going virtual to support safe riding and encourage racers to participate in the event. Participating riders...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2021

Public Input Requested for Herron Park and Ute Park Renovation Projects

 PRESS RELEASEPublic Input Requested for Herron Park and Ute Park Renovation ProjectsContact: Mike Tunte, Landscape Architect & Construction Manager, Parks and Open Space Department, City of Aspen, 970-429-2029 or Michael.tunte@cityofaspen.co...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

STATEMENT: Upper Valley Law Enforcement Agencies Regarding COVID-19 Public Health Order Enforcement

JOINT PRESS STATEMENT 

from the upper valley law enforcement agencies

January 21, 2021

 

We understand the frustration of many in the valley community with those who are perceived as flouting the COVID-19 public health orders. 

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 20, 2021

Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority Launches HomeTrek

     

PRESS RELEASE

Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority Launches HomeTrekAPCHA housing information goes digital

Contact:   Diane Foster, Assistant City Manager, diane.foster@cityofaspen.com, 970-920-529...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Childcare Financial Aid Deadline is February 1

 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTChildcare Financial Aid Deadline is February 1Contact: Kids First, 970-920-5769Aspen, Colorado – January 15, 2021 – 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 13, 2021

Aspen Golf Club Season Golf Passes on Sale March 1

 PRESS RELEASEAspen Golf Club Season Golf Passes on Sale March 1Passes will be capped to maintain quality experience at Golf ClubContact: Steve Aitken, Director of Golf, 970-920-5719 or steve.aitken@cityofaspen.com.Aspen, CO – January 1...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2021

City of Aspen Police Department and Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office Announce Reward

 

PRESS RELEASE

City of Aspen Police Department and Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office Announce Reward

Contacts:  Rick Magnuson, City of Aspen Police Department Investigative Sergeant, 970-920-5400 and Alex Burchetta, Pitkin County Sh...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2021

City of Aspen Seeks Community Input on 50-Year Water Plan

 PRESS RELEASECity of Aspen Seeks Community Input on 50-Year Water PlanCommunity input will help shape long-term plan for this shared resourceContact: Steve Hunter, Utilities Resource Manager, City of Aspen Water Department, 970-970.309.5657 or s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2021

Infant and Toddler Caregiving Class

PSAInfant and Toddler Caregiving ClassContact: Megan Monaghan, Early Childhood Teacher, Kids First, 970-920-5373, megan.monaghan@cityofaspen.comAspen, CO – January 4, 2021 – The City of Aspen’s Kids First program is hosting a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 31, 2020

Person of Interest Cleared

PRESS RELEASE

Person of Interest Cleared

Contacts: Bill Linn, City of Aspen Police Department Assistant Chief, 970-274-4103

Alex Burchetta, Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office Undersheriff, 970-309-2317

Aspen, CO – December 31, 2020 –...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 28, 2020

Space Heaters Available for Residents Impacted by Natural Gas Outage

Heater Map

Updated December 29, 2020 at 9 a.m.

Press Release

Space Heaters Available for Residents Impacted by Natural Gas OutageHeaters provided by Black Hills energy available tonight

Contact: Bill Linn, Assistant Police Chief, City of Aspen Police Departmen...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 23, 2020

City of Aspen Non-Essential Services Closed Over the Holidays

Public Service Announcement

City of Aspen Non-Essential Services Closed Over the Holidays  

Essential services will remain in operation

Contact: Jami McMannes, Communications Manager, 970-765-4752, jami.mcmannes@cityofaspen.com

Aspen, Colora...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 21, 2020

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cancelled

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTNew Year’s Eve Fireworks CancelledAspen, Colorado – December 21, 2020 – The City of Aspen will not be featuring fireworks this New Year’s Eve due to an abundance of caution for the spread ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 18, 2020

Kids First Holiday Resources for Families

 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTKids First Holiday Resources for FamiliesAspen, Colorado – December 18, 2020 – Kids First, the City of Aspen’s early childhood resource center, has posted a holiday specific resource list ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2020

City of Aspen Hosts Free Scavenger Hunt

 PRESS RELEASECity of Aspen Hosts Free Scavenger HuntSkiers on Parade Hunt Offers Locals and Guests a Fun Adventure in Downtown AspenContact: Sandra Doebler, Special Events Coordinator, 970-429-2093 or Sandra.doebler@cityofaspen.comAspen, CO &...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 25, 2020

City of Aspen Non-Essential Services Closed November 26 and 27

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

City of Aspen Non-Essential Services Closed November 26 and 27 Essential services will remain in operation

Contact: Denise White, Communications Director, denise.white@cityofaspen.com or 970-920-5293Jami McMannes, Commun...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 23, 2020

City of Aspen Names New Director of Parks and Recreation

PRESS RELEASE

City of Aspen Names New Director of Parks and Recreation

Contact: Diane Foster, Assistant City Manager, diane.foster@cityofaspen.comor 970-920-5296 and Denise White, Communications Director, denise.white@cityofaspen.com or 970-920-5293

Aspen, C...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Waste Reduction Fee Reinstated December 1

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Waste Reduction Fee Reinstated December 1

Aspen, CO – November 20, 2020 – The City of Aspen will reinstate the Waste Reduction Fee for using disposable paper bags at local grocers on December 1, 2020. The fee...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 11, 2020

Red Brick Recreation Center to Close Until November 18

PRESS RELEASERed Brick Recreation Center to Close Until November 18Limited staffing resources temporarily will close the center and delay opening of the Aspen Ice GardenContacts: Cory Vander Veen, Recreation Director, cory.vanderveen@cityofaspen.com or 97...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2020

Childcare Financial Aid Deadline is November 1

 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTChildcare Financial Aid Deadline is November 1Contact: Kids First, 970-920-5769Aspen, Colorado – October 22, 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: October 21, 2020

City of Aspen Seeks Input on 50-Year Water Plan

PRESS RELEASECity of Aspen Seeks Input on 50-Year Water PlanCommunity input will help shape long-term plan for this shared resourceContact: Steve Hunter, Utilities Resource Manager, City of Aspen Water Department, 970-970.309.5657 or steve.hunter@cityofas...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2020

TEMPORARY ARC CLOSURE DUE TO COVID-19 CASES

TEMPORARY ARC CLOSURE DUE TO COVID-19 CASESContact: Cory Vander Veen, Recreation Director, cory.vanderveen@cityofaspen.com or 970-355-5536 and Tracy Trulove, Pitkin County PIO, 970-366-2502 or tracy.trulove@pitkincounty.comAspen, CO – October 15...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2020

New City of Aspen Sales Tax Collection Portal

PSANew City of Aspen Sales Tax Collection PortalContact: Anthony Lewin, Senior Tax Auditor, 970-920-5006 or Anthony.lewin@cityofaspen.comAspen, CO – October 8, 2020 – The City of Aspen’s Finance Department is updating the pro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Aspen Wins EPA Award for Water Efficiency

CONTACT: Lee Ledesma, City of Aspen Utilities, Finance andAdministrative Manager, 970-309-8882lee.ledesma@cityofaspen.comFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 7, 2020Aspen’s QWEL Program Wins WaterSense® Partner of the Year AwardWashington, D.C.&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Join Kids First for Parenting Workshops Online

PSAJoin Kids First for Parenting Workshops OnlineContact: Adley Kent, Early Childhood Teacher, Kids First, 970-920-5742, adley.kent@cityofaspen.com or Megan Monaghan, Early Childhood Teacher, Kids First, 970-920-5373, megan.monaghan@cityofaspen.comAspen, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2020

City of Aspen and ACRA hosting Two Virtual Town Hall Meetings on COVID Winter Planning

 PRESS RELEASECity of Aspen and ACRA hosting Two Virtual Town Hall Meetings on COVID Winter PlanningBusiness Specific Meeting and Community Focused Meetings ScheduledContact: Jennifer Phelan, Development Manager, City of Aspen, 970- 319.9949 or J...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2020

Stage 2 Water Shortage Restrictions Begin September 1

 PRESS RELEASEStage 2 Water Shortage Restrictions Begin September 1Contact: Steve Hunter, Utilities Resource Manager, 970.309.5657 or steve.hunter@cityofaspen.comAspen, CO – August 31, 2020 – The City of Aspen Stage 2 Water Sh...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 13, 2020

Aspen Saturday Market Artisans go Online to Sell Goods

PSAAspen Saturday Market Artisans go Online to Sell GoodsContact: Sandra Doebler, Special Events Coordinator, 970-429-2093 or Sandra.doebler@cityofaspen.comAspen, CO – August 13, 2020 – The City of Aspen is supporting various methods f...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2020

APCHA Executive Director Resigns

 PRESS RELEASEAPCHA Executive Director ResignsCity of Aspen and Pitkin County will begin recruitment for new directorContact: Sara Ott, Aspen City Manager, 970-920-5083, sara.ott@cityofaspen.comAspen, CO – August 12, 2020 – Th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2020

Paepcke Transit Hub Conceptual Designs Completed and Open for Public Comment

 PRESS RELEASEPaepcke Transit Hub Conceptual Designs Completed and Open for Public CommentWatch the video and share your thoughts at aspencommunityvoice.comMedia Contact: Mitzi Rapkin, Communications ManagerP: (970) 920-5082 | E: mitzi.rapkin@cit...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2020

WE-cycle Expands Bikeshare with New e-bike Pilot Program

PRESS RELEASEWE-cycle Expands Bikeshare with New e-bike Pilot ProgramCommunity Feedback is EncouragedContact: John Krueger, Director of Transportation, 9970-920-5042 or john.krueger@cityofaspen.comAspen, CO – August 4, 2020 – WE-cycle,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 16, 2020

Aspen City Council Enacts Stage 1 Water Shortage

 PRESS RELEASEAspen City Council Enacts Stage 1 Water ShortageContact: Steve Hunter, Utilities Portfolio Manager, 970.309.5657 or steve.hunter@cityofaspen.com  Aspen, Colorado – July 16, 2020 –  Aspen City Co...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2020

City of Aspen Citizen Academy Now Accepting Applications

PSACity of Aspen Citizen Academy Now Accepting ApplicationsContact: Nathaniel Ross, Management Analyst, 970-970-5298 or nathaniel.ross@cityofaspen.comAspen, CO – July 6, 2020 – The City of Aspen’s annual Citizen Academy progr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Kids First Childcare Offering Emergency and Regular Financial Aid to Support Families

PSAKids First Childcare Offering Emergency and Regular Financial Aid to Support FamiliesAspen, CO – June 30, 2020 – The City of Aspen Kids First program currently has two types of financial aid for childcare available. One is emergency...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2020

Aspen Saturday Market Begins June 20

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PSAAspen Saturday Market Begins June 20Social Distancing and Crowd Regulation Are EssentialAspen, CO - June 17, 2020 – The City of Aspen’s Saturday Market opens to the public on June 20 with operating hours of 8:30 a.m. – 1 p...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2020

Cardboard Recycling No Longer Accepted at Rio Grande Recycle Center Starting July 1

Press Release

 

Cardboard Recycling No Longer Accepted at Rio Grande Recycle Center Starting July 1

Contact: Liz Chapman, Senior Waste Reduction and Environmental Health Specialist, 970-319-6890 or liz.chapman@cityofaspen.com

Aspen, CO - June 15, 202...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Marolt Seasonal Housing Available for Rent Now

PSAMarolt Seasonal Housing Available for Rent NowSummer lease starts June 15Aspen, Colorado – June 11, 2020– Marolt Ranch seasonal housing is available for rent with move-in dates as early as June 15.  Interested renters must ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Electronic Waste Events in Aspen

PSAResidential Electronic Waste Event in Aspen June 20Businesses can call for appointment for pick-upContact: Liz Chapman, Sr. Waste Reduction and Environmental Health Specialist, 970-319-6890 or liz.chapman@cityofaspen.comAspen, Colorado – June...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2020

City of Aspen Parks Department Offers Clean-Up Help for Downed Trees

PSACity of Aspen Parks Department Offers Clean-Up Help for Downed TreesAspen, CO - June 9, 2020 – A June storm characterized by heavy snow and precipitation caused many downed trees and limbs throughout Aspen.  The City of Aspen Parks a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2020

Exterior Work on Wheeler Opera House Begins in July

EXTERIOR WORK ON WHEELER OPERA HOUSE BEGINS IN JULYThe project is being expedited to lessen overall Wheeler closure timeContact: Mitzi Rapkin, Communications Manager, City of Aspen, 970-319-2791 or Mitzi.rapkin@cityofaspen.comAspen, CO (June 1, 2020): A n...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 4, 2020

City of Aspen Supports Peaceful Protestors This Weekend

 Press ReleaseCity of Aspen Supports Peaceful Protestors This WeekendContact: Mike Tracey, Sergeant, Aspen Police Department, 970-920-5400 or mike.tracey@cityofaspen.comASPEN, CO. – June 4, 2020 –Two protests have been arrange...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Restaurant and Retail Stimulus Program

 

Press Release

Restaurant and Retail Stimulus Program

Eligible residents will receive $25 gift card by mail

 

Contact: Mitch Osur, Director of Parking and Downtown Services, 970-429-1766 or mitch.osur@cityofaspen.com

 

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2020

City of Aspen to Resume Paid Parking June 1

Press ReleaseCity of Aspen to Resume Paid Parking June 1Transition to paid parking includes discounted rates and some free parking zonesContact: Mitch Osur, Director of Parking and Downtown Services, 970-429-1766 or mitch.osur@cityofaspen.comASPEN, CO. &a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2020

City Seeks Input on Extending Commercial Activities into the Streets

PRESS RELEASECity Seeks Input on Extending Commercial Activities into the StreetsCommunity can take survey and leave their comments on Aspen Community VoiceMedia Contact: Pete Rice, Division Manager, Engineering, 970-429-2769 or pete.rice@cityofaspen.com ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2020

City of Aspen Requests Photo Thank You Messages to Essential Workers

Press ReleaseCity of Aspen Requests Photo Thank You Messages to Essential Workers The Aspen Gratitude Campaign facilitates community’s expression of appreciationContact: Mitzi Rapkin, Communications Manager, 970-319-2791 or Mitzi.rapkin@cityofas...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Annual Spring Clean-Up Cancelled Due to COVID-19

PSA

 

Annual Spring Clean-Up Cancelled Due to COVID-19

Aspen, CO – April 30, 2020 – The City of Aspen will not be holding its annual spring clean-up this year due to COVID-19.  Traditionally our Street Department schedul...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2020

City of Aspen Hires Assistant City Manager

Press ReleaseCity of Aspen Hires Assistant City ManagerNew Position Will Aid in Transition with Retirement of Parks and Recreation ManagerContact: Sara Ott, Aspen City Manager, 970-230-2692 or sara.ott@cityofaspen.comASPEN, CO. – April 28, 2020 ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2020

City of Aspen Now Accepting Applications for Rent Grant Program

 

Press Release

City of Aspen Now Accepting Applications for Rent Grant Program

 

Contact: Mitch Osur, Director of Parking and Downtown Services, 970-429-1766 or mitch.osur@cityofaspen.com

 

 

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2020

City of Aspen Now Processing Applications to Reopen Construction Sites

Press ReleaseCity of Aspen Now Processing Applications to Reopen Construction SitesApproved Applicants May Begin Work April 27Contact: Mike Horvath, Project Manager III, mike.horvath@cityofaspen.comASPEN, CO. – April 23, 2020 – The Cit...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2020

CO 82 Traffic Signal Replacement Project to begin next week

PRESS RELEASECO 82 Traffic Signal Replacement Project to begin next weekCity manages the project to expedite replacement Contact: Tracy Trulove, City of Aspen Communications Director; 970-379-7917;tracy.trulove@cityofaspen.comASPEN, Colo. &nd...

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Press Releases
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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