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Commissioners approve higher parking rates at Aspen airport

August 22, 2019

The Pitkin County Commissioners approved a proposal by the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport staff to raise parking rates. The increases are aimed to discourage non-flying commuters from using the airport parking as a cheap alternative and to free up space for legitimate users.

Meter replacements to help conserve water in Aspen

August 21, 2019

Despite being turned down for a Bureau of Reclamation grant, city of Aspen utilities officials say they will move forward on a project to replace the city’s aging water meters. The city applied for a...

Aspen officials look to fast track child care options

August 21, 2019

The waitlist for infant childcare is currently 50 deep in Aspen, and babies who haven’t been conceived or born yet are on some of those lists. Aspen City Council is attempting to find solutions to address the crisis.

Wildlife officials: Even with abundant natural foods for bears around Aspen, people need to secure sources

August 20, 2019

An abundant bounty of natural food is expected for bears around the Aspen area but serviceberry, choke cherry and acorns are generally maturing late because of all the snow last winter and a wet, cool spring. Wildlife officers stress that even with abundant natural food available, people need to eliminate food sources for bruins because they will always go for an easy meal.

Aspen’s electeds choose parts of ‘uphill economy’ effort

August 19, 2019

Aspen City Council agreed Monday to move forward with specific elements of the “uphill economy plan” that was initiated by a previous administration. After reviewing a 130-page packet of information surrounding the plan, which began...

Changes afoot for old Main St. Bakery property

August 19, 2019

Plans for the old Main Street Bakery building not only call for a new diner but more than doubling the net leasable space of the historic property. A proposal that planners are billing as a...

What’s the Big Deal: $6 million for West End Victorian

August 19, 2019

“What’s the Big Deal?” runs Mondays and is based on the most expensive property transaction recorded in Pitkin County through 3 p.m. each Friday. Price: $6 million Date recorded: Aug. 14 Address: 707 N. Third...

Business Monday: Snowmass spec home goes bankrupt

August 19, 2019

The developer of a spec home in Snowmass Village, once advertised for $16 million, has placed the property in bankruptcy. The Chapter 11 bankruptcy was filed Aug. 12 in Denver by a limited liability corporation...