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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 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.  

Town of Vail to Acquire Unit for Employee Housing

  • 17 May 2017
Proceeds from the Town of Vail’s housing fee-in-lieu fund will be used to purchase a one-bedroom, one-bath 522 square foot home at the Gore Range Condominiums, 2189 Chamonix Lane, in West Vail. The purchase price of $325,000, pending appraisal and other contingencies, was authorized by the Vail Town Council at its May 16 meeting. The town presently owns three other homes in the Gore Range Condominiums.

Chamonix Vail Public Groundbreaking Ceremony is Tuesday

  • 15 May 2017
Chamonix Vail Public Groundbreaking Ceremony is Tuesday
A public groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate construction of Vail’s newest neighborhood will be taking place at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 16 at the development site located at 2310 Chamonix Road just north of the West Vail Fire Station. Members of the Vail Town Council and the design-build team will be on hand to officially recognize the many community members and partners responsible for the development.

Vail Spring Cleaning Blitz Returns May 11-13

  • 10 May 2017
Vail Spring Cleaning Blitz Returns May 11-13
Vail’s annual spring cleaning activities are returning this year with free one-day-only recycling opportunities on Friday, May 12 for paper shredding, e-waste and household hazardous waste as well as clothing and shoe recycling.  New this year, the town will be collecting bike tubes, tents, wetsuits (no booties) and old climbing ropes to be recycled. The 2017 collection event has been moved to the Ford Park parking lot to accommodate increased participation by the community. Activities will culminate on Saturday, May 13 with the annual town wide cleanup event. Dumpsters courtesy of Vail Honeywagon will be available for residential items in West Vail along the North Frontage Road just past the West Vail Fire Station and at the East Vail Park and Ride during the three-day event.

Prospective Homebuyers Prepare for Chamonix Vail Lottery Drawing

  • 3 May 2017
Prospective Homebuyers Prepare for Chamonix Vail Lottery Drawing
The Town of Vail will be conducting its first large-scale housing lottery in 20 years on Wednesday, May 3 when 88 qualified homebuyers will gather at Donovan Pavilion for the Chamonix Vail selection process. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for registration and sign-in with the lottery proceedings beginning promptly at 6 p.m. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Vail Sponsors Lunch with the Locals April 26

  • 23 April 2017
Vail Sponsors Lunch with the Locals April 26
The Town of Vail will sponsor another installment of its Lunch with the Locals series at noon Wednesday, April 26 at the Grand View on the third level of the Lionshead Welcome Center. Attendees will enjoy a free lunch while listening to a presentation about how stormwater runoff impacts Gore Creek and how Town of Vail plans to address this issue. Town watershed education coordinator Pete Wadden will talk about how stormwater runoff carries pollutants into creeks and how storm drains differ from sanitary sewers.

Town of Vail Issues Caution Regarding Use of Pesticides

  • 16 April 2017
Town of Vail Issues Caution Regarding Use of Pesticides
Many of the pesticides used to protect trees in Vail can unintentionally kill beneficial insects, both on land and in Gore Creek. As a way to reduce the negative impacts of pesticide use, town officials are asking homeowners, property managers and commercial applicators to carefully consider what they are spraying and how it is being applied.  

Free Landscape Workshop on April 27 to Focus on Best Practices to Restore the Gore

  • 13 April 2017
Free Landscape Workshop on April 27 to Focus on Best Practices to Restore the Gore
Registration is now taking place for a free workshop on sustainable landscaping practices scheduled for Thursday, April 27 in Vail. This free, day-long workshop will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Grand View on the third level of the Lionshead Welcome Center. Sponsored by the Town of Vail, Eagle River Water & Sanitation District and Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, this is the second year for the training and coincides with expanded educational programming identified in the Town of Vail Gore Creek Strategic Action Plan.

Housing Lottery Applications Available for Vail Master Purchaser List

  • 12 April 2017
Housing lottery applications for the Town of Vail's master purchaser list are now available on the town’s web site or from the Community Development Department, 75 S. Frontage Road. The list will be in effect for one year and used when any existing town-facilitated housing units, such as Vail Commons, Red Sandstone Creek, North Trail Townhomes and Arosa Drive Duplex become available for resale.

Vail to Host Construction Season Kick-off Meeting April 12

  • 10 April 2017
The Town of Vail will be hosting its annual construction season kick-off meeting from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 12 at Donovan Pavilion, 1600 S. Frontage Road. The meeting will include a new open house format with information on construction staging parameters, noise allowances, contractor parking information, the town’s 24/7 customer portal, contractor registration requirements and inspection schedules. In addition, recycling requirements and streamtract regulations will be available from the town’s environmental team.

Housing Lottery Applications Available for Vail Master Purchaser List

  • 7 April 2017
Housing lottery applications for the Town of Vail's master purchaser list are now available on the town’s web site at www.vailgov.com or from the Community Development Department, 75 S. Frontage Road.

Extending Vail’s Growing Season: What to Know about Hoop Houses and Greenhouses

  • 3 April 2017
To accommodate community interest in the use of hoop houses and greenhouses, the Vail Town Code has been updated to encourage this type of residential gardening. Local do-it-yourselfers are asked to review the town’s new guidelines before getting started.

Vail Sponsors Lunch with the Locals March 29

  • 28 March 2017
Vail Sponsors Lunch with the Locals March 29
The Town of Vail will sponsor another installment of its Lunch with the Locals series at noon Wednesday, March 29 at the Grand View on the third level of the Lionshead Welcome Center. Attendees will enjoy a free lunch while listening to a presentation from Jason Carey of RiverRestoration.org. Parking is free for first two hours.
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