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We know it's hard to think about wildfires when the rivers are raging and we're having a 'lush' spring/summer so far....but we'd like you to know that there are MANY things you can do to prepare now. We live in a 'high desert' and it WILL dry out as the summer progresses! Our local fire chiefs have a message for you.
Pitkin County launched "Text to 911" today...the first community in the state to have this valuable service as Dispatch/911 Director Bruce Romero explains:
Here's our new Airport spot. Hope you like it!

Today is the 50th anniversary of the emergency 9-1-1 system! My how it's grown in Pitkin County!

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Here's an opportunity for someone in the valley who is passionate about water:

The Ruedi Water and Power Authority (RWAPA), an interagency governmental body in the Roaring Fork Valley, seeks an Executive Director (ED). The ED works as a part-time contractor and is responsible to the Board of Directors (elected officials from 7 jurisdictions). RWAPA's mission is to preserve and protect the water resources of the Roaring Fork Valley through education, planning, projects and intergovernmental cooperation. Compensation is negotiable. More information including full position description, qualifications, etc., can be found at Cover letters and resume sent to Mark Fuller at by March 15 will receive priority consideration. The position will be open until filled.
Aspen, CO · Part-time job