The Aspen 50: billionaires of Pitkin County

There are now more than 1,600 billionaires in the world, and at least fifty of them have stakes in the Aspen area — primarily through their ownership of real estate in Pitkin County.

Who owns employee housing in Pitkin County?

A list of the owners of all of the ownership units under the jurisdiction of the Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority shows what buyers paid for their unit, when they bought it, and what it’s worth as of May 2014.

City approves 2013 grants to arts and community nonprofits

The Aspen City Council approved its 2013 budget Monday night on second reading and in so doing approved $756,200 in grants to over 50 local arts and community nonprofits. The city also approved another $106,250 worth of in-kind grants, mainly to sports-centered nonprofits, such as ice time for Aspen Junior Hockey and the Aspen Skating Club. The city’s grants to arts, community, open-space and sports-related nonprofits are separate from its funding of health and human services organizations, a process it shares with Pitkin County. The city is discussing revising its funding of those organizations, according to recent stories in the Aspen Daily News and The Aspen Times. At the City Council meeting on Monday, former Aspen Mayor Helen Klanderud asked about the amount of funding in the 2013 budget for health and human services organizations.

Local donors to Colorado congressional races

Public information from the Federal Election Commission shows that in 2011, Aspenites made 99 donations to Rep. Scott Tipton (R-Cortez), totaling $50,322. In the same year, they made 79 donations totaling $20,585 to Sal Pace, Tipton’s Democratic challenger. Between September 1 and Dec. 31, 2011, Tipton had 14 donations from Aspenites totaling $8,375, while Pace had 69 donations from Aspenites worth $18,855. Information such as this can be gleaned from the searchable database above.