The Town of Vail will sponsor another installment of its Lunch with the Locals series at noon on Wednesday, May 24 at the Lionshead Welcome Center. Attendees will enjoy a free lunch while listening to a presentation from Nick Courtens, senior horticulturist with Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. Courtens will discuss how to attract beneficial insects to your garden and control pests with limited or no chemical pesticides.
Vail’s summer parking garage operations will remain free this season with a new ticketing system that allows the town’s parking staff to track daily activity within the Vail Village and Lionshead structures. Beginning Memorial Day and extending through the summer, drivers will be required to pull a ticket at the gate to activate entry into the parking garage; to leave the garage, the same ticket will need to be inserted at the exit gate. Parking hosts will be on site throughout...
Town of Vail buses will transition to summer service beginning Monday, May 29 which includes increased frequency on targeted outlying routes to encourage additional ridership. Residents and guests serviced by the East Vail, Golf Course and Sandstone routes are being challenged to leave their vehicles behind this summer and enjoy the convenience of more than double the service than in previous seasons during peak hours.
April showers bring May flowers…and Sole Power. Memorial Day is nearly here and that means it is time for the annual Sole Power Challenge, which turns seven years old this season. To date, 752 people have logged 27,471 trips and 175,821 miles (over 168,000 lbs. of carbon reduced). Sole Power Challenge is free and encourages active commuting in the Eagle Valley. Participants get outside, get fit, reduce our carbon footprint, save money and have fun. While the challenge starts on May...
Town of Vail municipal offices will be closed Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. Regular office hours will resume Tuesday, May 30. Transit services will operate uninterrupted during the holiday. Call 911 for police, fire or medical emergencies. The police records counter in the Municipal Building will be open on Monday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to assist with customer needs.
A grand opening ceremony for Booth Creek Park is set for 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 6 to celebrate completion of a three-year-long, $2.4 million renovation funded by the town. Members of the Vail Town Council will be on hand to join with community members to introduce the park’s new features and recognize those responsible for the undertaking.
A new election calendar established for Vail’s 2017 regular municipal election means candidates interested in running for one of four open seats on the Vail Town Council will need to file their paperwork well in advance of the Nov. 7 election. The calendar, based on revisions to the Colorado Municipal Election Code to accommodate active military and overseas voters, requires council candidates to file their paperwork by Aug. 28, which is four weeks earlier than in previous elections.
The Vail Police Department is taking part in the second phase of the statewide Click It or Ticket Campaign. The enforcement period is from May 22 through June 4. With help from a state grant, the Vail Police Department will be working approximately 64 hours of patrol time solely dedicated to seat belt enforcement during this time period. A final enforcement period for the year is scheduled for July 17-23.