On Oct. 14, all 12,000 county ballots were dropped in the mail.
Category: Pitkin County
Ambulance district to ask voters for increased funding
The district was formed in 1982 by the county with a mill levy of .82. The mill levy been reduced over the years to .22 by the county’s Fenton amendment and the state’s Taxpayers Bill of Rights, or TABOR amendment, both of which reduce tax rates as property values rise.
Potential Smuggler Mine buyer wants two big homes
The recently retired CEO of a major U.S. marketing company wants to turn the historic Smuggler Mine into a tourist attraction, but also wants Pitkin County to allow him to build large homes next to the mine.
County expects bids for second private jet center at airport
A proposal submitted by Landmark Aviation in 2013 has been reviewed and now “trips a decision” that will eventually allow other parties to bid on a contract for a second FBO in Aspen.
Anatomy of a rescue in the Hunter-Fryingpan Wilderness
We were more fortunate than most to have a Mountain Rescue Aspen member within easy reach; to have trained first-aid responders on our team and among our participants; to be prepared with food, water and shelter; and to have the blessing of military veterans who managed this crisis with the best mindsets one could imagine.
Pitkin County adds to its employee housing portfolio
After the purchase of the two new condos at the ABC and Hunter Creek, the county would have eight employee housing units. The county has about 230 employees.
Aspen runway expansion plans advance
Moving the existing runway by 80 feet to the west and widening it by 150 feet could help bring the airport up to FAA standards.
County moves closer to paving two miles of Rio Grande Trail
The work, expected to begin by the end of July, will not close the popular trail that many visitors and locals use to ride between Aspen and Woody Creek.
County officials ‘not impressed’ with efforts to restore wedding meadow
On Friday July 11 about half of the 2-acre wedding site, which is right off a public road at about 10,700 feet, appeared to be dry, bare dirt.
Miller challenges county on party-tent moratorium
Little Annie’s landowner urges officials to “table” their moratorium on party tents in the rural and remote zone.