Aspen Recreation Center

Hats off to Froggy

Jul 13, 2017
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  The life of Scott Whitlock, known as “Froggy” to his friends, will be celebrated by the community this weekend.

Saturday, the Aspen Figure Skating Club will present two performances of “Beauty and the Beast on Ice.”

More seniors accessing services through Pitkin County

Aug 27, 2015
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The number of elderly residents getting involved in Pitkin County’s Senior Services’ offerings is growing. 

The first half of 2015 saw twice the number of new senior registrations for programs like nutrition, compared to the same period in 2014. Pitkin County Senior Services offers things like transportation, home delivered meals and exercise classes. Senior Services Director Marty Ames says the Aspen Recreation Center is also seeing more seniors.

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Staffers at the city-owned Aspen Recreation Center are updating their business plan in an effort to save taxpayers money. As Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports, the facility is heavily subsidized.

Taxpayers pitch in to pay for community recreation centers around the country. Tim Anderson is Director for the Aspen Recreation Center that has a $4 million annual budget. He says the facility raises more than half of that. The rest is subsidized by city government.