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Annual Trees for Vail Giveaway June 20-23

  • 14 June 2017
Annual Trees for Vail Giveaway June 20-23
The Town of Vail is sponsoring the distribution and giveaway of 100 native tree and shrub species as part of the annual Trees for Vail program.  Beginning Tuesday, June 20, Vail residents or property owners who show proof of Vail residency will be eligible to pick up a free one-gallon tree or native shrub. The trees will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis and will be limited to one tree per household. 

Vail Sponsors Stormwater Art Installation to Raise Awareness about How Stormwater Impacts Gore Creek

  • 6 June 2017
Vail Sponsors Stormwater Art Installation to Raise Awareness about How Stormwater Impacts Gore Creek
In the wake of a series of incidents in which pollutants including paint, cooking grease, cement and food have been dumped down storm drains, the Town of Vail has begun a campaign to raise awareness of the impacts of stormwater pollution. Working with Art in Public Places, the Environmental Sustainability Division has developed a creative concept to visually draw one’s attention directly to the source: the storm drain.

Town of Vail Establishes Gore Creek Spill Hotline: 970-476-GORE

  • 6 June 2017
Town of Vail Establishes Gore Creek Spill Hotline:  970-476-GORE
The Town of Vail has activated a new hotline to collect tips on suspected spills or potential hazards to Gore Creek and other local waterways as part of its comprehensive focus on stream health. The hotline number, 970-476-GORE (4673), allows callers to share reports anonymously to the town’s Environmental Sustainability Office. The reports will be investigated and addressed as quickly as possible in cooperation with other regulatory agencies including Vail Fire & Emergency Services, Vail Police and Eagle River Water and Sanitation District.

Town of Vail Increases Presence on Facebook

  • 28 May 2017
Town of Vail Increases Presence on Facebook
The Town of Vail is adding to its existing Facebook presence with introduction of a new main page as an additional way to interact with community members and to share announcements on town-sponsored community events, town-funded special events, environmental activities, neighborhood services and more. The town’s Police, Fire and Library pages will continue to thrive with accounts established previously – each with their distinctive, loyal fans.

Sole Power Challenge Enters Seventh Season

  • 23 May 2017
Sole Power Challenge Enters Seventh Season
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 29, participants can log on to solepower.org and keep track of the miles year-round.

Vail Sponsors Lunch with the Locals June 21

  • 18 June 2017
Vail Sponsors Lunch with the Locals June 21
The Town of Vail will sponsor another installment of its Lunch with the Locals series at noon Wednesday, June 21 at the Lionshead Welcome Center. Attendees will enjoy a free lunch while listening to a presentation from Kendall Bakich of Colorado Parks and Wildlife as well as Matt Grove of U.S. Forest Service. Bakich and Grove will talk about the groundbreaking DNA research they are doing that is redefining the way native cutthroat trout are classified in Colorado. 

Vail Town Council to Host Discussion on Stephens Park at Tuesday’s Meeting

  • 16 June 2017
Vail Town Council to Host Discussion on Stephens Park at Tuesday’s Meeting
Excessive dog waste, off-leash responsibilities and conflicts regarding shared uses at Stephens Park will be the topic of a discussion that will take place during the Tuesday, June 20 Vail Town Council meeting. The item is listed third on the meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers. Users of the park, located at 2470 South Frontage Road West in the Intermountain neighborhood, are encouraged to take part in the discussion to help determine actions that will improve the overall enjoyment of the park. 

Vail Town Council to Consider Transportation Impact Fee at June 20 Meeting

  • 16 June 2017
Vail Town Council to Consider Transportation Impact Fee at June 20 Meeting
The Vail Town Council will again consider first reading of an ordnance establishing a transportation impact fee at its regular meeting on Tuesday, June 20. The item, Ordinance No. 4, is listed as 5.1 on the meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with opportunities for public comment.

Community Workshop Takes Place June 15 to Help Prioritize Update to Comprehensive Open Lands Plan

  • 15 June 2017
Community Workshop Takes Place June 15 to Help Prioritize Update to Comprehensive Open Lands Plan
A community workshop to assist in the update of the Town of Vail Comprehensive Open Lands Plan will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 15 in the Grand View on the third level of the Lionshead Welcome Center. This workshop is the fourth in a series of community discussions that are being used to evaluate the current plan and help identify updates.

Town of Vail to Host Community Discussions on Short-Term Rental Policies June 20 & July 11

  • 13 June 2017
Town of Vail to Host Community Discussions on Short-Term Rental Policies June 20 & July 11
The Town of Vail is inviting public comment on potential updates to policies governing the community’s short-term rental market. Two discussions have been scheduled to collect feedback from the community. The meetings will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. June 20 and July 11 in the Vail Municipal Building prior to the start of the regularly scheduled evening Town Council session. Property owners, neighbors, renters, homeowner association representatives and others that are benefiting or otherwise impacted by the short-term rental market are encouraged to participate. An online survey also will be available to collect feedback in the coming weeks.

Vail Town Council to Consider Transportation Impact Fee at June 6 Meeting

  • 5 June 2017
Vail Town Council to Consider Transportation Impact Fee at June 6 Meeting
The Vail Town Council will consider first reading of an ordnance establishing a transportation impact fee at its regular meeting on Tuesday, June 6. The item, Ordinance No. 4,  is listed as 6.1 on the meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with opportunities for public comment.

Vail Resolves to Continue Climate Change Actions

  • 5 June 2017
Vail Resolves to Continue Climate Change Actions
The Town of Vail is committed to work diligently to reach its 20 percent by 2020 local emissions and reductions goal. That’s the message from Mayor Dave Chapin who has been fielding questions from the community following the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate accord.

Vail Mail Summer Kick Off 2017

  • 31 May 2017
Vail Mail Summer Kick Off 2017

One of the top events of the year kicks off the summer season in Vail with the GoPro Mountain Games, June 8-11. With warming temperatures and rising streams, it’s the perfect combination for athletes and spectators. A preview of Vail's summer activities is highlighted here.  

 


Vail Sponsors Lunch with the Locals May 24

  • 23 May 2017
Vail Sponsors Lunch with the Locals May 24
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. 

New Online Citizen Portal Launched by Community Development Department

  • 21 May 2017
Customers of the Town of Vail Community Development Department now have access to a new 24/7 online citizen portal to submit applications for contractor registration and various construction-related permits, fire permits and public works permits. The portal also accepts planning applications for review by the Design Review Board and Planning and Environmental Commission. In addition, residents can access the citizen portal to submit a code enforcement request or check to see the status of any permit activity in their neighborhood.  
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