Fire managers and officials with state and local agencies have partnered and agreed to officially lift all fire restrictions in Eagle County beginning Friday, September 7, 2018 at 12:01 a.m.  Shooting ranges will also officially be open (with the exception of the Lake Christine shooting range) to accommodate hunters and the public, which coincides with the start of hunting season.  

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission will have a busty day in Glenwood Springs tomorrow They will be at the Colorado Mountain College’s Morgridge Commons Meeting & Conference Center, 815 Cooper Avenue, in Glenwood Springs. to discuss a number of topics with the public including allowing leashed dogs on select trails at Cheyenne Mountain State Park, prohibiting fishing at the ponds within the dog off-leash area at Chatfield State Park,as well as the future of state parks with a presentation called Envisioning Colorado’s Future State Parks”

the The meeting is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and adjourn at 5 p.m. tomorrow, in Glenwood Springs. The public is invited to all meetings and presentations and may come and go as they please. The Envisioning Colorado’s Future State Parks that will be broadcast on Facebook Live from 2 – 5 p.m. A complete agenda for this meeting can be found on the CPW website.

Registration for the Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) 5th and 6th Grade Passport Program and the Colorado Gems Card for the winter 2018-19 season is now open. The popular Passport Program offers access to 22 ski areas across the state by giving fifth graders three days of completely free skiing or snowboarding at each ski area and sixth graders 88 days on the slopes for less than $1.20 per day. The program is ideal for families new to the sport or new to the state as well as experienced lifelong skiing families. Fifth graders who have never skied or snowboarded are eligible for a free lesson and equipment rental.
 
Participating resorts in the 2018-19 Passport program include: Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Snowmass, Steamboat, Sunlight, Telluride, Winter Park and Wolf Creek amongst others

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Cooper, Copper Mountain, Howelsen Hill, , Loveland, The Colorado Gems Card provides discounted skiing and riding access to eleven of Colorado’s most authentic ski areas through buy one, get one free or 30 percent discounted adult lift tickets. Kendall Mountain, owned and operated by the town of Silverton, joined the Passport and Gems Card programs in the middle of the 2017-18 season.
 
 
To register for the Passport Program and for more information about First Class Lessons, parents can visit www.ColoradoSki.com/Passport. The CSCUSA Passport Program enjoys the support of presenting sponsor Christy Sports, which provides a free equipment rental to all Passport families, and program partners Credit Union of Colorado and HEAD Wintersports.
 
 
 
Aspen Snowmass created Give A Flake in conjunction with Karsh Hagan, a Denver-based marketing, design and technology company that worked with Aspen Snowmass to produce 2017-18’s The Aspen Way, laying the groundwork for this year’s campaign.
 
 
Give A Flake initially focuses on climate change and its human and economic consequences. The campaign zeros in on three Senators who are swing votes on climate policy: Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski, Maine’s Susan Collins, and Ohio’s Rob Portman, each of whom has expressed a clear understanding of the science of climate change yet has failed to take meaningful action on the issue.
 
To push them on the issue, Give A Flake advertisements in national magazines will feature tear-out, pre-paid postage cards for readers to sign and mail to those Senators urging them to act on climate change. The letters will also be available in-resort for guests to sign and send. Online ads will encourage people to register to vote and participate in the upcoming elections. A visit to www.GiveAFlake.com offers visitors a one-click way to reach out to every state’s national representatives through directed Tweets and printable letters to Congress. 
 
In its second installment, the campaign will focus on social concerns, including tolerance and LGBTQ rights. As Kaplan explains, “not only does Aspen Snowmass have valued visitors who are diverse in their sexual orientations and ethnicities, but our coworkers, friends, and community members are, too. We want everyone to feel welcomed and cherished. Advocating for what’s right and taking a stand shows we really mean it.” 
 
Jeff Martin, Karsh Hagan’s chief creative officer, says “We are so fortunate to work with a client who is not afraid to stand behind their convictions and trusts us to give those values a voice. Aspen’s bold spirit inspires us all in this time of continued political and social uncertainty.”
 
Furthermore, “Despite the political chaos there are still a few brands willing to peek out of their safe zone and take a stand for their values. We hope more brands will step up,” explains Dave Cook, executive creative director, Karsh Hagan.
 
For more information about Give A Flake, visit: www.GiveAFlake.com.

first annual Pitkin County Public Safety Expo this Saturday, Sept 8th, 11a -3pm adjacent to the Farmers Market in Aspen. There wil be Vehicles on displays as well as bouncy house and dunk tanks for the kids .