Snowmass Tourism has contracted with Vladimir Jones, a Denver Advertsing agency, to launch a new ad campaign with the tag line “Meet your outside side.”

Snowmass Tourism will pay about $575,000 to its ad agency, which includes cost of media.

In addition to social and digital media purchases, the media purchase will include primary magazines like Ski and Outside plus some metro billboards.

Snowmass Tourism will unveil the new campaign at the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day.

Recent moisture and favorable weather conditions have guided Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo to modify the current Stage II fire restrictions that have been in effect for all lands in Pitkin County since June 29, 2018.

By order of the Pitkin County Sheriff, effective Friday, August 31, 2018, at 12:01 p.m. all Stage II fire restrictions in Pitkin County are rescinded, and all lands in Pitkin County will revert back to Stage I fire restrictions. These Stage I fire restrictions are in place until further notice.

Announcing the decision to revert back to Stage I fire restrictions, Sheriff Joe DiSalvo said “We use data and science to guide our decision-making process in these situations. The data we’ve seen supports this decision clearly. I work closely with the Fire Chiefs from Aspen, Snowmass, Basalt and Carbondale fire districts, in addition to our State and Federal partners to ensure we approach all fire restrictions in Pitkin County in a coordinated manner and are doing so in the best interest of the public.”

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis has pulled out of the Club 20 debate scheduled for September 8thholds its gubernatorial debate on Sept. 8, citing a scheduling conflict with a family matter. Club 20 is a non partisan group representing local government, business and individuals in 22 counties across the Western Slope. The debate is a long-standing tradition for governor’s race. Club 20 said a candidate has never declined the invitation until now. just one of the major candidates will be there: Republican Walker Stapleton.

The City of Aspen is hosting a public open house on the Stage 2 Water Shortage on Tuesday, August 28 from 5-6pm at the Old Powerhouse, 590 N. Mill Street. It will be change to learn what a Stage 2 Water Shortage means for your personal and business water use.  City water managers and conservation staff will be present to answer your questions.

The Stage 2 Water Shortage requires all Aspen Water customers to follow mandatory conservation rules to protect the water supply and rivers.

Questions and more information: Grace Lodge, Public Outreach Coordinator at 970.920.5112 or