Washington, DC 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

      Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 11, 2006

                          ASPEN EXPLORATION CORPORATION
               (Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)

           Delaware                    000-09494                84-0811316
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(State or other jurisdiction    (Commission File Number)     (I.R.S. Employer
       of Incorporation)                                    Identification No.)

                 2050 S. Oneida St., Suite 208, Denver, CO 80224
               (Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

        Registrant's telephone number, including area code: 303-639-9860

          (Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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Item 3.02         Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities.

     As described in response to Item 5.02, below, Aspen Exploration Corporation
appointed Kevan B. Hensman a director of Aspen effective September 11, 2006. In
connection with that appointment, Aspen granted Mr. Hensman an option to
purchase 10,000 shares of Aspen common stock. The following sets forth the
information required by Item 3.02 of Form 8-K and Item 701 of Regulation S-B.

(a)  On September 11, 2006, we issued an option to purchase 10,000 shares of
     Aspen's common stock to Kevan B. Hensman. The options are exercisable at
     $3.70, expire September 11, 2011 and vested immediately.

(b)  No underwriters were involved in the transactions.

(c)  The stock options were issued in consideration of Mr. Hensman joining the
     board of directors and Aspen received no cash therefor.

(d)  The transaction was exempt from registration under the Securities Act of
     1933, as amended by reason of Sections 4(2) and 4(6) of the Securities Act
     of 1933.

(e)  The options are exercisable to purchase shares of common stock as described

(f)  No proceeds were received.

Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors;
          Appointment of Principal Officers

(a)  None

(b)  None

(c)  None

(d)  Appointment of Directors

     Kevan B. Hensman became a director of Aspen Exploration Corporation on
September 11, 2006. Since June 2006, Mr. Hensman has been the Manager of
Paramount Citrus Association with current duties including the preparation of an
annual plan; quarterly budget updates; management reporting; and analysis. From
April 2002 to June 2006, Mr. Hensman served as an Analyst for Truxtun Radiology
Medical Group, LP with the duties of providing financial analysis; performing
special projects; and assisting the Practice Administrator in performing various
duties and assignments.

     Mr. Hensman was employed by Aera Energy, LLC as its Energy Portfolio
Consultant from June 1999 to November 2001. During his tenure, his duties
included providing an analysis of gas pricing and supply to upper management and
the operation departments; the administration and negotiation of all gas
purchase/sales contracts and gas pipeline transportation contracts and
agreements; advising business partners on current Governmental regulations and
legislation; managing the fuel budget; preparing month-, quarter- and year-end
reports; and partnering with department heads to prepare the annual plan and
budget forecasts.

     Mr. Hensman served as the Planner/Gas Analyst from November 1997 to May
1999 for Texaco Exploration and Production Company. His duties included
evaluating the energy markets for gas pricing for the management team and
production department; supporting the gas contract administration; negotiating
gas contracts for natural gas purchase and sales and pipeline transportation;
managing the imbalance account with vendors to minimize the company's penalty
fees; scheduling deliveries of supplies to production operations and projects;
budgeting for the yearly plan and five year strategic plan for Kern River
Business Unit; completing forecasts; economics evaluations; performing variance
reports and month-end reports; managing project completion audits; resolving
accounting and budget issues; and preparing month-end and year-end reports with

     Mr. Hensman served as the Supervisor of Fuel Supply and Acquisition Analyst
from February 1991 to October 1997 for Santa Fe Energy/Monterey Resources. Mr.
Hensman was responsible for administration and negotiating gas purchase/sales
contracts; tracking fuel use; scheduling and balancing on gas pipelines;
evaluating energy markets relating to gas pricing for the recommendation of term
purchases; supporting annual planning and budget cyclic; economic evaluation of
acquisition candidates; and portfolio evaluation.

     Mr. Hensman is not a director of any other public company. In 1999, Mr.
Hensman received a Bachelors of Science degree in finance from California State
University Bakersfield (CSUB).

     Mr. Hensman was not appointed to any committees of the board of directors,
and has no prior relationship with Aspen. Mr. Hensman was not appointed pursuant
to any arrangement or understanding between him and any other person except for
the grant of stock options as described above.


     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

September 13, 2006.

                                       ASPEN EXPLORATION CORPORATION

                                       By: /s/ Robert A. Cohan
                                       Robert A. Cohan