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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Joe Zanin Nominated for 4th of July Parade Grand Marshal

 PSAJoe Zanin Nominated for 4th of July Parade Grand MarshalAspen, CO – June 22, 2022 – The City of Aspen’s 4th of July Parade Committee has selected longtime Valley local and community volunteer, Joe Zanin to serve ...

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Bike to Work Day is June 22 in Aspen

 PSABike to Work Day is June 22 in AspenAspen, CO – June 16, 2022 – Aspen residents and commuters are invited to celebrate Bike to Work Day on June 22.  Stations will be set up at Hopkins and 4th; Hallam Street near t...

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Posted on: June 15, 2022

City of Aspen is Hosting Open House on Iselin Tennis and Pickleball Courts Renovation Project

PSACity of Aspen is Hosting Open House on Iselin Tennis and Pickleball Courts Renovation ProjectJuly 13 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Iselin CourtsAspen, CO – June 15, 2022 – The City of Aspen is hosting an open house to share ...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

Director of Kids First Shirley Ritter Retiring After 25 Years of Service

PRESS RELEASEDirector of Kids First Shirley Ritter Retiring After 25 Years of ServiceContact:  Shirley Ritter, Director of Kids First, 970-920-5370 or Shirley.Ritter@aspen.govAspen, Colo. – June 13, 2022 – Shirley Ritter, City...

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Aspen Police Encourages Property Owners to Take Precautions to Secure Homes from Burglary

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Aspen Police Encourages Property Owners to Take Precautions to Secure Homes from Burglary

Contacts: 

Bill Linn, Assistant Chief of Operations, Aspen Police Department, 1-970-274-4103, Bill.Linn@aspen.govJami McMannes, Com...

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Aspen Chief of Police Richard Pryor Announces Retirement

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Aspen Chief of Police Richard Pryor Announces Retirement

Contacts:

Richard Pryor, Chief of Police, City of Aspen, Richard.Pryor@aspen.gov, 970-274-4101Jami McMannes, Communications Manager, City of Aspen Jami.McMannes@aspen.gov, 970-76...

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

Celebrate Arbor Day June 4 in Paepcke Park

Celebrate Arbor Day 

June 4 in Paepcke Park

Celebrate Aspen’s 30th Year as a Tree City USA

 

 

 

Aspen, Colorado – May 31, 2022 – The City of Aspen Parks Department will host a community...

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

City Of Aspen Accepting Food Truck Applications

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

City Of Aspen Accepting Food Truck Applications Application Deadline is June 7

 

Contacts: 

CJ Oliver, Director of Environmental Health & Sustainability, City of Aspen, CJ.Oliver@aspen.gov, 9...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

May 21 E-Waste Collection Event Cancelled

 

  

 

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

 

May 21 E-Waste Collection Event Cancelled

Postponed Until September 10, 2022

Contacts: Ainsley Brosnan-Smith, Waste Reduction & Environmental Specialist, City of Aspen, 1-970-6...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Arbor Day CANCELLED for Saturday, May 21 in Paepcke Park

PSAArbor Day CANCELLED forSaturday, May 21 in Paepcke ParkAspen, Colorado – May 20, 2022 – City of Aspen Arbor Day that was scheduled for Saturday, May 21 is CANCELLED due to snow and cold temperatures.  The City will reschedu...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Celebrate Community Health Day on May 21

PSACelebrate Community Health Day on May 21Free Admittance to ARC with exhibits and classAspen, Colorado – May 17, 2022 – Celebrate free Community Health Day at the Aspen Recreation Center on Saturday, May 21 from 9 a.m. – 3 ...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

The City Celebrates Historic Preservation Month with a Progressive Bike Tour through Aspen on May 31

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

The City Celebrates Historic Preservation Month with a Progressive Bike Tour through Aspen on May 31

Contacts: 

Natalie Feinberg-Lopez, Principal Planner for Historic Preservation, City of Aspen, 1-970-618-8424, Natatlie....

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Burlingame Early Childhood Education Center Community Survey Open Now

PSABurlingame Early Childhood Education Center Community SurveyThe survey is available May 12 - 22Aspen, Colorado – May 12, 2022 – The City of Aspen is soliciting community feedback to help inform the design direction of the Burlingame...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Recycle E-Waste for Free at the E-Waste Collection Event on May 21

the electronic waste collection event is May 21

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Recycle E-Waste for Free at the E-Waste Collection Event on May 21

Contacts: 

Ainsley Brosnan-Smith, Waste Reduction & Environmental Specialist, City of Aspen, 1-970-618-9757, Ainsley.Brosnan-Smith@aspen.govJami McMan...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Celebrate Arbor Day May 21 in Paepcke Park in Aspen

PSACelebrate Arbor DaySaturday, May 21 in Paepcke ParkCelebrate Aspen’s 30th Year as a Tree City USAAspen, Colorado – May 10, 2022 – The City of Aspen Parks Department will host a community celebration for Arbor Day on Saturd...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

City of Aspen Releases 2021 Air Quality Report

PRESS RELEASE

City of Aspen Releases 2021 Air Quality Report

Contacts: 

Jannette Whitcomb, Senior Environmental Health Specialist of Air Quality, City of Aspen, 1-970-920-5069, Jannette.Whitcomb@aspen.gov. Jami McMannes, Communica...

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

Spring and Cooper Project Schedule Change

Image of Spring and Cooper Intersection with construction hat over it

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Spring and Cooper Project Schedule ChangeIntersection closure extended for three weeks

Aspen, Colo. – Wednesday, May 4, 2022  The City of Aspen is extending the closure of the intersection of Spring Street and ...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Aspen Moratorium on Residential Building Permits Will Extend Through August 8, 2022

PRESS RELEASE

 Aspen Moratorium on Residential Building Permits Will Extend Through August 8, 2022

Contacts:

Phillip Supino, Community Development Director, City of Aspen, 1-970-429-2767, Phillip.Supino@aspen.gov Jami McMannes, Communicatio...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Registration Now Open for 4th of July Parade and Community Village Exhibit Booths

PSARegistration Now Open for 4th of JulyParade and Community Village Exhibit BoothsDeadline to apply for Parade is May 27Aspen, Colorado – May 3, 2022 – The City of Aspen is proud to be organizing the 2022 4th of July parade and Commun...

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

City of Aspen Staff Request an Extension to the Moratorium

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT 

City of Aspen Staff Request an Extension to the Moratorium Second Reading for Ordinance No. 8, Series 2022 is May 3, 2022

Contacts:

Phillip Supino, Community Development Director, City of Aspen, 1-970-429-2767,&...

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Posted on: April 18, 2022

City of Aspen Annual Spring Clean-Up

Public Service Announcement

City of Aspen Annual Spring Clean-Up May 16-19, 2022, for all Aspen Residents

Contacts: Daniel Maldonado, Mechanic, Street Department, City of Aspen, 970-920-5132, dan.maldonado@aspen.gov 

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Posted on: April 14, 2022

Aspen City Council awards over $1.4 million in grant support

FIle Folder labeled Grants

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Aspen City Council awards over $1.4 million in grant support The City of Aspen’s grant program provides support to 95 local nonprofits   

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Posted on: April 14, 2022

City to Share Progress about Residential Building Policies at Upcoming Outreach Events

PRESS RELEASE

City to Share Progress about Residential Building Policies at Upcoming Outreach EventsPublic Welcome to Attend on April 27 and April 30

 

Contacts: 

Ben Anderson, Principal Long-Range Planner, Community Development, City of Asp...

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

Aspen City Council Approves Building IQ Ordinance

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Aspen City Council Approves Building IQ OrdinanceA City of Aspen Climate Action Program in Partnership with CORE 

 

Contacts:

Jami McMannes, Communications Manager, City of Aspen, 970-765-4752, Jami.McMannes...

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

Childcare Financial Aid Deadline is May 2

 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Childcare Financial Aid Deadline is May 2

 

Contact: Kids First, 970-920-5363

 

Aspen, Colorado – April 13, 2022 – Kids First and the City of Aspen provide a financi...

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

City of Aspen Moves into Second Phase of Armory Hall Long-Term Strategy Development Process

Armory Outreach Round 2 Newsflash

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City of Aspen Moves into Second Phase of Armory Hall Long-Term Strategy Development Process  Provide feedback on the project through April 24

Aspen, Colo. – Thursday, April 7, 2022 – The City of A...

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Posted on: April 5, 2022

City to Host Free Screening of WASTED! on April 13

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City to Host Free Screening of WASTED! on April 13

Film Highlights the Benefits of Diverting Organic Waste from the Landfill

Contacts:Liz O’Connell Chapman, Senior Waste & Environmental Health Specialist, City of Aspen, 970-319-68...

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Posted on: March 28, 2022

Spring and Cooper Intersection Improvement Project Begins April 4

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Spring and Cooper Intersection Improvement Project Begins April 4 

Aspen, Colo. – Monday, March 28, 2022 – The Spring Street and Cooper Avenue Intersection improvement project begins Monday, ...

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Posted on: March 15, 2022

Director of Golf Steve Aitken Retiring from City of Aspen After 29 Years of Service

PRESS RELEASEDirector of Golf Steve Aitken Retiring from City of Aspen After 29 Years of ServiceContact: Austin Weiss, Director of Parks and Recreation, 970-429-2023 or austin.weiss@aspen.gov or Steve Aitken, Director of Golf, 970-920-5719 or steve.aitken...

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Posted on: March 14, 2022

The City of Aspen and Kids First Are Accepting Proposals for an Operator to Run a Childcare Business

 PRESS RELEASEThe City of Aspen and Kids First Are Accepting Proposals for an Operator to Run a Childcare Business at the Yellow BrickAspen, Colorado – March 14, 2022 – The City of Aspen and Kids First are seeking proposals fr...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

AABC Trail Detour Near Roundabout in Aspen

 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

 

AABC Trail Detour Near Roundabout in Aspen

 

Aspen, Colorado – March 11, 2022 – The ABC trail that connects the City of Aspen with the Aspen Airport Business Center is bein...

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Posted on: February 24, 2022

City Seeks Community Input on Future Programming Options for Historic Armory Hall

An image of the armory aganist a backdrop of the City of ASpen with text asking for community input

PRESS RELEASE

City Seeks Community Input on Future Programming Options for Historic Armory Hall Community can take questionnaire and share ideas on Aspen Community Voice

Aspen, Colo. – Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 – The City...

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

City Seeks Input on the Future of Residential Building and Short-Term Rentals in Aspen

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City Seeks Input on the Future of Residential Building and Short-Term Rentals in Aspen 

Aspen, Colo. – Tuesday, February 15, 2022 – The City of Aspen is actively seeking community participation to...

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

Aspen Police Releases 2021 Records Report

PRESS RELEASE

Aspen Police Releases 2021 Records Report

Aspen, Colo. – Tuesday, February 15, 2022 – The Aspen Police Department released their 2021 Year in Review, an annual report that summarizes their response records...

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Posted on: November 8, 2021

The City of Aspen and Kids First Are Looking for An Operator to Run an Infant Childcare Business

 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTThe City of Aspen and Kids First Are Looking for An Operator to Run an Infant Childcare BusinessAspen, Colorado – February 14, 2022 – The City of Aspen and Kids First are seeking a qualified, licens...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

City Seeks Additional Community Feedback on Safety and Mobility in the Downtown Core Project

Safety and Mobility in the Downtown Core Project Image with Galena and Cooper highlighted

PRESS RELEASE

City Seeks Additional Community Feedback on Safety and Mobility in the Downtown Core ProjectShare your thoughts with the city by January 26

Aspen, Colo. – Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022 – The City of Aspen is ac...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

City of Aspen 2022 Grant Program Receives 99 Applications Requesting More Than 2.3 Million Dollars

PRESS RELEASE

City of Aspen 2022 Grant Program Receives 99 Applications Requesting More Than 2.3 Million Dollars

Aspen, Colo. – Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022 – With the ending of the grant application window, the City...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

Childcare Financial Aid Deadline is February 1

Childcare Financial Aid Deadline is February 1

 

Contact: Kids First, 970-920-5363

 

Aspen, Colorado – January 18, 2022 – Kids First and the City of Aspen provide a financial aid program to help defray t...

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

Food Tax Refund Applications Now Available

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Food Tax Refund Applications Now AvailableApply online beginning Friday, January 7

Aspen, Colo. – Friday, January 7, 2022 – Aspen residents who lived within city limits for the entire year of 2021 and...

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Posted on: December 22, 2021

Suspect Arrested for Aspen Hit and Run

PRESS RELEASE

Suspect Arrested for Aspen Hit and Run 

Contact: Jami McMannes, Communications Manager, City of Aspen, 970-765-4752, jami.mcmannes@aspen.gov 

Aspen, Colo. – Dec. 21, 2021 – On Dec. 21, 202...

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Posted on: December 13, 2021

Community asked for input on Aspen Lumberyard Affordable Housing Project Design

Aspen Lumberyard December 15 Open Housees

PRESS RELEASE

Community asked for input on Aspen Lumberyard Affordable Housing Project DesignOpen Houses Scheduled for December 15, Noon to 2 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

ASPEN, CO. – Monday, Dec. 13, 2021 – The City of Aspen i...

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Posted on: December 13, 2021

2022 New Year’s Eve Celebration

 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT2022 New Year’s Eve CelebrationAspen, Colorado –December 13, 2021– The City of Aspen looks forward to welcoming in 2022 with free events for the community the evening of December 31, 2021....

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Posted on: December 1, 2021

Grand Opening of New City Hall

 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTGrand Opening of New City HallWednesday, December 8 from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.Aspen, Colorado –December 1, 2021– The community is invited to a Grand Opening event for the new Aspen City Hall on Wednes...

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Winter Transit and Parking Information

 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTWinter Transit and Parking InformationAspen, Colorado – November 23, 2021– The City of Aspen has now transitioned to its winter transit schedule.  The appropriate information is listed belo...

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Aspen Relocating to New City Hall

PRESS RELEASE

Aspen Relocating to New City Hall Staff start moving on November 8, building opens for business on November 15

Contacts:        Robert Schober, Capital Assets Director, robert.schober@cityofaspen.co...

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

City of Aspen Signals Change with Control of Main Street Traffic Lights

PRESS RELEASE

City of Aspen Signals Change with Control of Main Street Traffic Lights

Contacts: Carly McGowan, Project Manager, carly.mcgowan@cityofaspen.com or 970-309-2690, and Denise White, Communications Director, denise.white@cityofaspen.com o...

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Posted on: November 3, 2021

2022 Grant Applications Now Open for Arts and Culture, Community Programs, and Health and Human Ser

PSA2022 Grant Applications Now Open for Arts and Culture, Community Programs, and Health and Human ServicesContact: John Barker, Management Analyst, john.barker@cityofaspen.com, 970-429-5716 or Alissa Farrell, Administrative Services Director, Alissa.farr...

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Posted on: October 26, 2021

Herron Park Playground Opens October 27

Herron Park rendering of new playground

PRESS RELEASE

Herron Park Playground Opens October 27

Contacts: Michael Tunte, Landscape Architect/Project Manager, michael.tunte@cityofaspen.com or 970-429-2029, and Denise White, Communications Director, denise.white@cityofaspen.com or 970.920.52...

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Childcare Financial Aid Deadline is November 1

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Childcare Financial Aid Deadline is November 1

Contact:         Kids First, 970-920-5769

Aspen, Colo. – Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 - Kids First and the City of Aspen provide a fi...

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

New Trunk or Treat Halloween Event at ARC

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

New Trunk or Treat Halloween Event at ARC 

Aspen, Colo. – Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 – The Aspen Recreation Department is pleased to announce a new family-friendly Halloween celebration called Trunk or ...

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

Aspen 360°: A Look Inside Your Government Now Accepting Applications

Aspen 360 former class on water tour

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Aspen 360°: A Look Inside Your Government Now Accepting Applications

Aspen, Colo. – Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2021 - The City of Aspen’s annual program to enroll residents in an opportunity to learn how thei...

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

Director of Transportation John Krueger Retiring After 25+ Years of Service

John Krueger Standing Alongside Rubey Park 10.2021

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Director of Transportation John Krueger Retiring After 25+ Years of Service 

Aspen, Colo. – Oct. 11, 2021 – John Krueger, the City of Aspen’s Director of Transportation, is retiring on Dec. 31, ...

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

City of Aspen Water Department Recognized with EPA Award

PRESS RELEASECity of Aspen Water Department Recognized with EPA AwardContact: Rob Gregor, Utilities Management Analyst, Robert.gregor@cityofaspen.com or 970-429-1993.  Aspen, Colorado – October 7, 2021 - The City of Aspen is proud to an...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

City of Aspen Recruiting Volunteers for Grant Review Committees

 PRESS RELEASECity of Aspen Recruiting Volunteers for Grant Review CommitteesVolunteers will recommend the allocation of more than $1.5 millionContact: Alissa Farrell, Administrative Services Director, Alissa.farrell@cityofaspen.com or 970-920-57...

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Posted on: September 7, 2021

Community E-Waste Collection Event is September 18

   PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTCommunity E-Waste Collection Event is September 18Contact: Ainsley Brosnan-Smith, Waste Reduction & Environmental Specialist, 970.618.9757, Ainsley.Brosnan-Smith@CityOfAspen.com.Aspen, Colorado &ndas...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

4th Street Bus Stop on Main Street Improvements Start August 23

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

4th Street Bus Stop on Main Street Improvements Start August 23

Aspen, Colo. – Friday, August 20, 2021 – The City of Aspen Engineering Department will temporarily close the 4th Street bus stop and the sidewalk...

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

Historic Preservation Commission Awards Leaders in Historic Preservation

301 E Hopkins is a 1890 miner's cabin.

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Historic Preservation Commission Awards Leaders in Historic Preservation

Contact: Natalie Feinberg Lopez, Historic Preservation Officer, City of Aspen Community Development Department, 970-429-2759, Natalie.FeinbergLopez@CityOfAspen.c...

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

City Council Hosting Community Picnic with Kids First Children’s Fair August 19 at the Red Brick

PSACity Council Hosting Community Picnic with Kids First Children’s Fair August 19 at the Red BrickAspen, Colorado – August 5, 2021 – Aspen City Council’s annual free picnic for the community will take place on Thur...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

City of Aspen is Seeking Public Input on Renovation of Iselin Tennis and Pickleball Courts

 PRESS RELEASE

 

City of Aspen is Seeking Public Input on Renovation of Iselin Tennis and Pickleball Courts 

Meet and Greet Scheduled for July 28 from 9-11 a.m. at Iselin Courts

Contact: Cory Vander Veen, Recreation Director, City o...

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Childcare Financial Aid Deadline is August 1

 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Childcare Financial Aid Deadline is August 1

 

Contact: Kids First, 970-920-5769

Aspen, Colorado –    – Kids First and the City of Aspen ...

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Aspen Names Three Department Directors

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Aspen Names Three Department Directors

Contacts:         Sara Ott, City Manager, sara.ott@cityofaspen.com or 970-920-5083, Denise White, Communications Director, denise.white@cityofaspen.com or 970-...

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

City of Aspen and ACRA Soliciting Community Feedback on Annual 4th of July Celebration

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City of Aspen and ACRA Soliciting Community Feedback on Annual 4th of July Celebration

Contacts:        Nancy Lesley, City of Aspen Director of Events and Marketing, 970-429-2092 or nancy.lesley@cit...

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