|Aspen’s ZGreen Program Wins EPA Clean Air Excellence |
Thursday, May 27, 2010 (5667 reads)
Mayor Mick Ireland is in Washington DC this week to accept an award for Clean Air Excellence from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on behalf of the City’s ZGreen Program. Council Member Torre is joining the Mayor on his trip and the two will be meeting with Senators during their visit. The City of Aspen ZGreen program is a third party certification that recognizes businesses, citizens and events for their environmental efforts. To become ZGreen certified, businesses and citizens must make changes to their operations or lifestyles in a variety of ways, including taking actions to improve air quality. The program has 21 certified ZGreen businesses, and more than 200 certified citizens, 130 of which have agreed to make a change to reduce air pollution. Their commitment will reduce PM-10 levels in Aspen by an average of 86,718 grams per year.
|Aspen Golf Club Recognized for Environmental Excellence|
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 (5810 reads)
The Aspen Golf Club golf course has retained its designation as a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, an Audubon International program. Steve Aiken, Golf Course Superintendent, led the effort to maintain sanctuary status on the course. Aspen Golf Club was designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary in 1999 and is one of the 32 courses in Colorado and 758 courses in the world to receive the honor.
|Free TV from Pitkin County|
Friday, May 21, 2010 (6571 reads)
An all-out community education effort about Pitkin County’s free digital TV service gets underway in mid-June. Pitkin County finished converting its free, over-the-air television service to digital this spring.
|New Report Reiterates Kids First Stance |
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 (5570 reads)
High-quality child care can have a lasting impact on a child’s
development, behavior and cognitive abilities, according to a report
released Monday by the National Institute of Child Health and Human
Development (NICHD). The report echoes the position long held by the
City of Aspen’s childcare program, Kids First.
|Trade Your Weeds for Wildflowers|
Monday, May 17, 2010 (5503 reads)
Pitkin County Land Management and Pitkin County Open Space and Trails have teamed up with local nurseries to provide free coupons to Pitkin County residents, in exchange for their ornamental noxious weeds.
|Bomb Threat at Carl's Pharmacy|
Friday, May 14, 2010 (5548 reads)
Bomb Threat at Carl’s Pharmacy
ASPEN, CO – 05/14/2010 – Today, Friday May 14, 2010 at 12:31PM the Aspen Pitkin County Communications Center received a 911 call from Carl’s Pharmacy, 306 East Main Street, advising they had received a call from an unknown male saying there was a bomb in the building. Members of the Aspen Police, Aspen Volunteer Fire Department, and Aspen Ambulance responded to the scene per protocol.
|City Sponsors Electronic Recycling Event |
Friday, May 14, 2010 (5553 reads)
It’s time to clear out old electronics and recycle responsibly. The City
of Aspen is sponsoring an electronics collection event on May 21 and 22
for both businesses and residents.
|Council to Discuss ARC Expansion Concept |
Friday, May 14, 2010 (5341 reads)
Aspen City Council will hear preliminary information about an Aspen
Recreation Center Expansion Plan at their work session on Tuesday, May
18. The expansion, however, is not moving forward in the near future due
to funding and other constraints.
|May is Month of the Young Child |
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 (5420 reads)
May is Month of the Young Child in Aspen, and the City is promoting it
with a children’s parade as well as a parent night at the Yellow Brick.
|Lower Your Cancer Risk |
Friday, May 07, 2010 (5497 reads)
The President’s Cancer Panel warned on Thursday that environmentally
caused cancers are 'grossly underestimated' and 'needlessly devastate
|Public Meeting on Galena Plaza, May 20|
Thursday, May 06, 2010 (5675 reads)
The Rio Grande Garage roof is leaking, which will compromise the garage structure if left unchecked. Galena Plaza must be removed in order to repair the leak. The City is initiating a public process to help determine what the new plaza design will be over the garage roof and is holding its first public meeting on the topic this month.