WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549


                                    FORM 8-K

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

                                 Date of Report:

                                December 9, 2008

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

     Delaware                       0-9494                84-0811316
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     State of                       Commission File       IRS Employer
     Incorporation                  Number                Identification No.

              2050 S. Oneida St., Suite 208, Denver, CO 80224-2426
                     Address of principal executive offices

                           Telephone number, including
                                    Area code

                                 Not applicable
           Former name or former address if changed since last report

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Item 5.02 - Departure of Directors or Certain Executive Officers; Election of
Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain

     On December 9, 2008 the Board of Directors of Aspen Exploration Corporation
("Aspen" or the "Company") unanimously appointed Douglas P. Imperato to serve as
a Company director. There is no arrangement or understanding pursuant to which
Mr. Imperato was appointed to our Board of Directors. Although he has previously
been granted Company stock options, Mr. Imperato was not granted stock options
or any other form of remuneration upon his appointment. However, in the future
we may determine it is appropriate to grant Mr. Imperato stock options in
consideration for his service as a director. Consistent with the Company's
current practice for its other non-employee director, Mr. Imperato will be paid
for attending Board meetings and will also be reimbursed for any expenses that
he incurs in performing his duties as a director.

     Mr. Imperato is a self-employed geologist in the oil and gas exploration
industry and has served as a Company consultant on an on-going basis. In the
past we have paid Mr. Imperato consulting fees for services provided to the
Company, and have paid such fees during our current fiscal year. However, to
date the consulting fees we have paid to Mr. Imperato have been significantly
less than $120,000 in each of our previous fiscal years, and we do not expect
the consulting fees that we have, and will, pay to Mr. Imperato in our current
fiscal year to equal $120,000 or greater.

     Mr. Imperato has working and royalty interests in certain of the California
oil and gas properties operated by the Company. During the Company's fiscal year
ended June 30, 2008 Mr. Imperato was paid $166,202 in royalties and
significantly less than $120,000 in profits from his working interests.

     Mr. Imperato has previously entered into an agreement with Brian Wolf Oil &
Gas Properties ("Wolf"), who was engaged by the Company to assemble and operate
the Company data room. Mr. Wolf has agreed to share with Mr. Imperato a portion
of any commission or fees paid to Wolf by the Company for assembling and
operating the data room, and marketing the Company's California assets. However,
the Company's obligation to compensate Wolf is contingent upon the sale of the
Company's California assets, and because no such sale has been consummated, the
amount of any compensation to be paid to Wolf is currently indeterminable. Mr.
Imperato disclosed this compensation arrangement to the Company prior to his
appointment to the Board of Directors.

Item 8.01 Other Events.

     As previously disclosed, on November 21, 2008 the Company closed the data
room where parties interested in purchasing Company assets or exploring a
business combination with the Company could review certain information regarding
the Company. After the closing of the data room the Company received several
submissions of interest regarding the potential purchase of substantially all of
the Company's California oil and gas properties and interests. The Company is
continuing to negotiate with one of the offerors to define a transaction that
Aspen will consider submitting to its shareholders for approval. The Company
cannot offer any assurance that we will be able to define an appropriate
transaction, that either we or the purchaser will meet the conditions necessary
to complete the transaction (if one is agreed upon), or that Aspen's
shareholders will approve any transaction submitted to them. Further
announcements will be made as appropriate.


     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned,
thereunto duly authorized, on the 15th day of December 2008.

                                        Aspen Exploration Corporation

                                        By: /s/ R.V. Bailey
                                            R.V. Bailey, Chief Executive Officer