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Encyclopedia > Aspen, Colorado
City of Aspen, Colorado
Location in Pitkin County and the state of Colorado
Location in Pitkin County and the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 39°11′32″N 106°49′28″W / 39.19222, -106.82444
Country Flag of the United States United States
State Flag of Colorado State of Colorado
County Pitkin County Seat[1]
Incorporated April 1, 1881[3]
Government
 - Type Home Rule Municipality[1]
 - Mayor Mick Ireland[2]
Area
 - Total 9.1 km² (3.5 sq mi)
 - Land 9.1 km² (3.5 sq mi)
 - Water 0 km² (0 sq mi)
Elevation GR3 2,405 m (7,890 ft)
Population (2000)
 - Total 5,914
 - Density 649.9/km² (1,689.7/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 - Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 81611, 81612 (PO Box)[4]
Area code(s) 970
FIPS code 08-03620
GNIS feature ID 0204686
Highways    
Website: City of Aspen

The City of Aspen is a Home Rule Municipality that is the most populous city and the county seat of Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 5,804.[5] Founded as a mining camp in the Colorado Silver Boom and named because of the abundance of aspen trees in the area, the city is now a ski resort and cultural center. The city emerged as a skiing mecca following World War II and the foundation of the Aspen Skiing Company by Walter Paepcke, a Chicago industrialist who sought to create a utopian community of the mind and body. Paepcke's legacy of the Aspen/Snowmass resorts, along with such institutions as the Aspen Institute and the Aspen Music Festival and School, have made the city a year-round international destination for recreation, arts, business, and intellectual discourse. In the late 20th century, the city developed as an off-beat haven for misfits, attracting such free spirits as John Denver (who wrote several folk songs about the town, including "Aspenglow", and "Starwood in Aspen") and Hunter S. Thompson, who was glorified by many locals for his embodiment of the "freak power" ethic of the community. The city is the site of the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival. Image File history File links Pitkin_County_Colorado_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Aspen_Highlighted. ... Pitkin County is a county in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... 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View south along Galena Street in downtown Aspen. The Aspen Mountain ski area is in the background.
View south along Galena Street in downtown Aspen. The Aspen Mountain ski area is in the background.

This historic character of the city has been challenged in recent decades by skyrocketing property values and the proliferation of second homes, increasingly shutting low- and middle-income workers out of the city and creating a large pool of commuters from nearby bedroom communities such as Basalt and Carbondale. At the same time, in stark contrast to its historic character, the city has emerged into international fame as a glitzy playground of the wealthy and famous. The downtown has been largely transformed into an upscale shopping district that includes high-end restaurants, salons, and boutiques. The booming real estate market has forced the city to struggle between permitting growth and restricting it. The city today remains a mix of high-end luxury homes and condos intermixed with legacy residences and mobile home parks populated by an old guard of Aspen residents struggling to maintain the unique character of the city. Image File history File links View of downtown Aspen, Colorado southward along Galena Street, showing Aspen Mountain in the background. ... Image File history File links View of downtown Aspen, Colorado southward along Galena Street, showing Aspen Mountain in the background. ... Commuters waiting for the morning train in Maplewood, New Jersey A bedroom community, dormitory town, or commuter town is a community that is primarily residential in character, with most of its workers commuting to a nearby town or city to earn their livelihood. ... Basalt is a town located in Eagle County, Colorado. ... Mount Sopris, south of town, as viewed from Colorado Rocky Mountain School Carbondale is a town in Garfield County, Colorado, United States. ... Real estate is a legal term that encompasses land along with anything permanently affixed to the land, such as buildings. ... A modern double-wide manufactured home. ...


Description and history

Aspen in 1962
Aspen in 1962

The city sits along the southeast (upper) end of the Roaring Fork Valley, along the Roaring Fork River, a tributary of the Colorado River about 40 miles south of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. It is surrounded by mountain and wilderness areas on three sides: Red Mountain to the north, Smuggler Mountain to the east, and Aspen Mountain to the south. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (5312x3501, 4117 KB) Personal Photograph File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (5312x3501, 4117 KB) Personal Photograph File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Roaring Fork Valley is a geographical region in western Colorado in the United States. ... The Roaring Fork River, a tributary of the Colorado, is shown highlighted on a map of the western United States The Roaring Fork River is a tributary of the Colorado River, approximately 70 mi (113 km) long, in west central Colorado in the United States. ... Colorado River in the Grand Canyon from Desert View The Colorado River is a river in the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, approximately 1,450 mi (2,333 km) long, draining a part of the arid regions on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains. ... Grand Avenue, Glenwood Springs Hot Springs Pool at Glenwood Springs, Colorado Glenwood Springs view towards south as seen from Glenwood Caverns, Colorado Glenwood Springs is a city in Garfield County, Colorado, United States. ... Aspen Mountain (elevation 9721 ft) is a mountain in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado in the United States. ...


The city has its roots in the winter of 1879, when a group of miners ignored pleas by Frederick Pitkin, governor of Colorado, to return across the Continental Divide due to an uprising of the Ute Indians. Originally named Ute City, the small community was renamed Aspen in 1880 and quickly surpassed Leadville as the nation's most productive mining district for silver. Despite the price of silver steadily declined during the silver boom in Colorado and the frequent Indian attacks, production expanded due to the passage of the Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890, which doubled the government's purchase of silver. By 1893, Aspen's prosperity resulted in a population of 12,000 residents, with banks, a hospital, two theaters, an opera house and electric lights. Economic collapse came with the Panic of 1893, when President Cleveland called a special session of Congress and repealed the act. Within weeks, many of the Aspen mines were closed and thousands of miners were put out of work. It was proposed that silver be recognized as legal tender and the Populist Party adopted that as one of its main issues; Davis H. Waite, an Aspen newspaperman and agitator was elected governor of Colorado on the Democratic Ticket; but in time the movement failed. The Sherman Silver Purchase Act was an 1890 United States federal law. ... The Panic of 1893 was a serious decline in the economy of the United States that began in 1893 and was precipitated in part by a run on the gold supply. ... The Populist Party was a short-lived political party in late 19th century in the United States. ... Davis Hanson Waite (April 9, 1825-November 27, 1901), U.S. Populist Party politician, He served as Governor of Colorado from 1893 to 1895. ...


Eventually, after wage cuts, mining revived somewhat, but production declined and by the 1930 census only 705 residents remained. There was a fine stock of old business blocks and residences and excellent snow. Aspen's development as a ski resort first flickered in the 1930's when investors conceived of a ski area, but the project was interrupted by World War II. Friedl Pfeifer, a member of the 10th Mountain Division who had trained in the area, returned to the area and linked up with industrialist Walter Paepcke and his wife Elizabeth. The Aspen Skiing Corporation was founded in 1946 and quickly became a well-known resort, hosting the FIS World Championships in 1950. Paepcke also played an important role in bringing the Goethe Bicentennial Convocation to Aspen in 1949, an event held in a newly designed tent by the architect Eero Saarinen. Aspen was now on the path to becoming an internationally known ski resort and cultural center, home of the Aspen Music Festival and School. The area would continue to grow with the development of three additional ski areas, Buttermilk (ski area) (1958), Aspen Highlands (1958), and Snowmass (1969). Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Saarinens Gateway Arch frames The Old Courthouse, which sits at the heart of the city of Saint Louis, near the rivers edge. ... Colorado boasts many world-class ski resorts. ... Founded in 1949, the Aspen Music Festival and School is an internationally renowned classical music festival that presents world-class music in an intimate, small-town setting. ... Buttermilk Ski Area is the easiest skiing mountian in Aspen, Colorado. ... Snowmass Ski Area Snowmass is a part of the Aspen/Snowmass ski resort complex located in western Colorado near the town of Aspen, Colorado. ...


In 1977, Aspen was thoroughly photographed for the Aspen Movie Map project funded by the U.S. Department of Defense. The Movie Map is one of the earliest examples of virtual reality software. The Aspen Movie Map was a revolutionary hypermedia system developed at MIT by a team working with Andrew Lippman in 1978 with funding from ARPA. // Features The Aspen Movie Map allowed the user to take a virtual tour through the city of Aspen, Colorado. ... The United States Department of Defense, abbreviated DoD or DOD and sometimes called the Defense Department, is a civilian Cabinet organization of the United States government. ... This article is about the simulation technology. ... Computer software (or simply software) refers to one or more computer programs and data held in the storage of a computer for some purpose. ...


Geography

Aspen is located at 39°11′32″N, 106°49′28″W (39.192297, -106.824470)GR1, along Colorado State Highway 82. Colorado State Highway 82 is a state highway of the U.S. state of Colorado. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.1 km² (3.5 mi²), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

John Denver memorial
John Denver memorial

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 5,914 people, 2,903 households, and 1,082 families residing in the city. The population density was 646.9/km² (1,675.4/mi²). There were 4,354 housing units at an average density of 476.2/km² (1,233.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.94% White, 0.44% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 1.45% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 1.64% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. 6.14% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... John Denver (December 31, 1943 â€“ October 12, 1997), born Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... Hispanics in the United States, or Hispanic Americans, are American citizens or residents of Hispanic ethnicity who identify themselves as having Hispanic Cultural heritage. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 2,903 households out of which 16.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 28.8% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 62.7% were non-families. 43.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.94 and the average family size was 2.67. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 13.1% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 42.1% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and 7.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 115.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 117.5 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $53,750, and the median income for a family was $70,300. Males had a median income of $41,011 versus $32,023 for females. The per capita income for the city was $40,680. About 3.6% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.4% of those under age 18 and 2.6% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Transportation

  • Roaring Fork Transportation Authority or RFTA, provides bus service in Aspen, and pay service to the surrounding communities of Snowmass Village, Basalt, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs and Rifle. Local RFTA bus service within Aspen and to the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport is free.
  • Aspen's only airport is Aspen-Pitkin County Airport also known as Sardy Field. The airport is a FAA Class 1 airport, and has one asphalt runway, 100 ft. wide and 7,006 ft long. Its hours of operation with FAA air traffic control is 7am to 10pm MST/MDT. Sardy Field is Colorado's third busiest airport. The airport has a large General Aviation section which can accommodate the many corporate airplanes and private jets which can crowd the airport during the busy holiday seasons. The F.B.O., which operates the General Aviation section, is Atlantic Aviation. The airport also has 3 regular commercial air carriers: United Airlines and Delta Airlines (operated by SkyWest Airlines), and US Airways (operated by AmericaWest Airlines).

Roaring Fork Transportation Authority was established in 1983, and is operated by a Rural Transportation Authority. ... Aspen-Pitkin County Airport (IATA: ASE, ICAO: KASE), also known as Sardy Field is a public airport located northwest of Aspen, Colorado. ...

Famous part-time residents

John Denver (December 31, 1943 â€“ October 12, 1997), born Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. ... Prince Bandar bin Sultan is a member of the Saudi royal family and a personal friend to several US Presidents. ... Bill Joy William Nelson Joy (born Nov 8, 1954), commonly known as Bill Joy, is an American computer scientist. ... Hunter Stockton Thompson (July 18, 1937 – February 20, 2005) was an American journalist and author. ... Pitkin County is a county in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Harold Wallace Ross (November 6, 1892 - December 6, 1951) was an American journalist and founder of The New Yorker magazine, which he edited from 1925 to his death. ... Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, and actress. ... Kevin Michael Costner (born January 18, 1955) is an American film actor, director and producer. ... Goldie Jeanne Hawn (born November 21, 1945) is an Academy Award-winning American actress, director and producer. ... Kurt Vogel Russell (born March 17, 1951) is an American actor. ... Martina Navratilova (born October 18, 1956, in Prague, Czechoslovakia) is a former World No. ... Donald Hugh Don Henley (born July 22, 1947 in Gilmer, Texas) is an American rock musician who is the drummer and one of the lead singers and songwriters of the band Eagles. ... The Eagles redirects here. ... -1... John Joseph Nicholson (born April 22, 1937), known as Jack Nicholson, is a three time Academy Award-winning American actor internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals of neurotic characters. ... For other people bearing this name, see Michael Douglas (disambiguation) Michael Kirk Douglas (born September 25, 1944) is an American actor and producer, primarily in movies and television. ... Michael Dammann Eisner (born March 7, 1942) was CEO of The Walt Disney Company from September 22, 1984 to September 30, 2005. ... Andy Ray Mill (born November 2, 1953 in Aspen, Colorado) is a two-time Olympic downhill skier from the United States. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Gretchen Bleiler (born on April 10, 1981 in Toledo, Ohio [1]) is a professional snowboarder. ... José Antonio Domínguez Banderas (born August 10, 1960), better known as Antonio Banderas, is a Spanish film actor and singer who has starred in high-profile Hollywood films including Assassins, Interview with the Vampire, Mariachi sequels, Philadelphia, The Mask of Zorro, and the Shrek sequels. ... Melanie Griffith (born August 9, 1957, in New York City) is an Academy Award-nominated American film actress. ... Donald Wayne Don Johnson (born December 15, 1949) is an American actor well known for his fame in film and television. ... Felicity Huffman (born December 9, 1962) is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning American film and television actress. ...

Sister cities

Aspen has six sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International, Inc. (SCI): Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Panorama of Chamonix valley Chamonix-Mont-Blanc or, more commonly, Chamonix is a town and commune in eastern France, in the Haute-Savoie département, at the foot of Mont Blanc. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Davos viewed from air Davos is a town in eastern Switzerland, in the canton of Graubünden, on the Landwasser River. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Garmisch-Partenkirchen (29,875 inhabitants; 01-01-2004) is a market town, and the administrative centre of the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, in the Oberbayern region of Bavaria, Germany, near the border with Austria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... For other places with the same name, see Queenstown (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... San Carlos de Bariloche is a city in the province of Río Negro, Argentina, situated on the foothills of the Andes, surrounded by lakes (Nahuel Huapi, Gutiérrez Lake, Moreno Lake and Mascardi Lake) and mountains (Tronador, Cerro Catedral, Cerro López). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Shimukappu (占冠村; -mura) is a village located in Yūfutsu District, Kamikawa, Hokkaido, Japan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Canfranc Estacion in autumn. ...

Trivia

Dumb and Dumber, starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, was partially filmed in Asspen. Dumb and Dumber is a comedy film starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, released in 1994. ... James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a two-time Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian-American A-list film actor and comedian. ... For other persons of this name, see Jeff Daniels (disambiguation). ...


See also

Other famous ski towns in North America: Asspen is episode 603 of the Comedy Central series South Park. ... This article is about the TV series. ...

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References

  1. ^ a b Active Colorado Municipalities (HTML). State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs (2007-02-27). Retrieved on 2007-02-27.
  2. ^ City Council. City of Aspen. Retrieved on 2007-08-18.
  3. ^ Colorado Municipal Incorporations (HTML). State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives (2004-12-01). Retrieved on 2007-08-18.
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Further reading

  • Malcolm Rohrbough, Aspen: The History of a Silver Mining Town 1879-1893, Oxford University Press, 1988, ISBN 0195054288
  • Frank L. Wentworth of Aspen (1866-1942), Aspen on the Roaring Fork, Sundance Publication, hardcover, ISBN 0-913582-15-8 (earlier editions exist), (common in the used book market, look on ABE)
  • Bruce Berger, The Complete Half-Aspenite, WHO Press, 2005, ISBN 1-882426-22-3
  • Bruce Berger, Music in the Mountains: The First Fifty Years of the Aspen Music Festival, Johnson Books, 2001, ISBN 1-55566-311-7

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