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Vail Introduces Project Re-Wild, a Public-Private Cost-Share to Restore Gore Creek

  • 13 August 2017
Vail Introduces Project Re-Wild, a Public-Private Cost-Share to Restore Gore Creek
The Town of Vail is now accepting applications for its Project Re-Wild program, a public-private cost-share initiative in which grants are available to assist with up to 75 percent of design costs associated with local streambank and riparian restoration projects. Homeowners, businesses and HOAs are eligible to apply for the Project Re-Wild funding.

Vail Sponsors Lunch with the Locals Aug. 23

  • 31 July 2017
Vail Sponsors Lunch with the Locals Aug. 23
The Town of Vail will sponsor another installment of its Lunch with the Locals series at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 23 at the Lionshead Welcome Center. Attendees will enjoy a presentation from Jeff Pieper of the Eagle County CSU Extension discussing strategies for creating an attractive native landscape with low water needs that will attract pollinators and wildlife. 

Town of Vail Seeks Proposals for Remodel of Vail Nature Center

  • 29 June 2017
Town of Vail Seeks Proposals for Remodel of Vail Nature Center
The Town of Vail is seeking proposals from qualified design teams for architectural design services for the remodel of the Vail Nature Center at Ford Park. The professional services should include a feasibility analysis and various sketch design concepts. Options to be studied include a remodel, alteration or renovation of the existing building, plus design and construction of a new building or a combination of the two. Studies should also include an analysis of existing and future access requirements, utilities and building code requirements.

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.

Last Community Picnic is Tuesday, Aug. 15 at Donovan Pavilion

  • 14 August 2017
Last Community Picnic is Tuesday, Aug. 15 at Donovan Pavilion
The Town of Vail will host its remaining neighborhood picnic of the summer on Tuesday, Aug. 15 at Donovan Pavilion. The picnic will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with free food and drink provided by the town as well as a children’s activity area sponsored by the Vail Recreation District.

Vail Resorts to Pursue Workforce Housing, Open Space Opportunity in East Vail

  • 10 August 2017
Vail Resorts to Pursue Workforce Housing, Open Space Opportunity in East Vail
Vail Resorts, Inc. has announced plans to seek to rezone a parcel of land the company owns in East Vail with the goal of developing a community workforce housing project that includes rental units and land to be preserved as open space. The 23.3-acre property is located north of Interstate 70 near the East Vail exit.

Weekly Construction Update, Aug. 7

  • 4 August 2017
Weekly Construction Update, Aug. 7
A recap of construction activity in Vail

The Journey to Sustainability

  • 3 August 2017
The Journey to Sustainability
Kristen Bertuglia, the town's environmental sustainability manager, describes Vail's journey as it strives to become the first certified sustainable destination in the U.S.

RFQ for Riparian Restoration and Streambank Stabilization

  • 1 August 2017
The Town of Vail is accepting Requests for Qualifications for a Landscape Design Firm with expertise and experience in riparian restoration and streambank stabilization for the Town of Vail Project Re-Wild.

Vail Sponsors Free Summer Nature Film at Ford Amphitheater Aug. 25

  • 31 July 2017
Vail Sponsors Free Summer Nature Film at Ford Amphitheater Aug. 25
On Friday, Aug. 25, join the Town of Vail environmental sustainability team for a free evening at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater and explore a summer nature film about our planet’s five oceans through the eyes of the creatures that inhabit them. 

Vail Town Council to Review Short-Term Rental Policy Considerations on Aug. 1

  • 28 July 2017
Vail Town Council to Review Short-Term Rental Policy Considerations on Aug. 1
The Vail Town Council will be reviewing information gathered from the community on possible updates to policies governing Vail’s short-term rental market during the regular evening meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 1. The presentation and discussion item is listed as 4.2 on the meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. in the Vail Town Council chambers. Public input is encouraged.

Town of Vail to Sponsor Annual Neighborhood Picnics July 25 and Aug. 15

  • 23 July 2017
Town of Vail to Sponsor Annual Neighborhood Picnics July 25 and Aug. 15
Mark your calendars for the Town of Vail’s annual Celebrating Community neighborhood picnic series Tuesday, July 25 at Bighorn Park in East Vail and Tuesday, Aug. 15 at Donovan Pavilion in West Vail. Each picnic will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - rain or shine - with free food and drink provided by the town on a first-come, first-served basis. The picnics provide community members with an opportunity to offer comments and suggestions about various topics and to meet members of the Vail Town Council and town staff. New this year will be a children’s activity area sponsored by the Vail Recreation District, so bring the kids.
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