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Community Picnic Suggestions and Responses Compiled by Town of Vail

  • 20 September 2016
Comments and suggestions from the 2016 Town of Vail neighborhood picnics have been compiled and are being evaluated by the Town Council and staff. Comments have been sorted into the categories of neighborhoods, enforcement, recreation paths/trailheads, housing, Vail’s future and compliments. The picnics were held on July 12 at Bighorn Park and on Aug. 9 at Donovan Park and are used as a community outreach measure to connect with residents and guests.

Vail Town Council Adopts New Housing Strategic Plan at Sept. 6 Meeting; Includes Goal to Acquire 1,000 Additional Housing Unit Deed Restrictions by 2027

  • 5 September 2016
Vail Town Council Adopts New Housing Strategic Plan at Sept. 6 Meeting; Includes Goal to Acquire 1,000 Additional Housing Unit Deed Restrictions by 2027
The Vail Town Council approved a resolution adopting a new housing strategic plan at its Tuesday, Sept. 6 meeting that fundamentally shifts the town’s emphasis from construction of new housing stock to obtaining deed restrictions on existing units. The plan is supported by an ongoing funding commitment and a new decision-making structure that enables the Vail Local Housing Authority to act on behalf of the town. The goal is to acquire 1,000 additional resident housing unit deed restrictions by the year 2027.

Community Priorities, Service Levels Identified in Town of Vail Surveys

  • 21 June 2016
Affordable and adequate housing for employees has been identified as a top priority by respondents to the Town of Vail’s latest community outreach efforts. The housing topic was prominently noted in the town’s biennial survey conducted in March as well as a new “Employer-Employee” survey, also fielded in the spring. Together, the surveys recorded the opinions of more than 2,000 respondents. When asked to evaluate nine topics of interest to elected officials and staff, a focus on “housing for middle income and service worker households in vital support roles” topped the list. Rounding out the top five were: parking opportunities for residents, economic vitality, environmental sustainability and transportation needs. The findings were presented to the Town Council on June 21 by the research firm RRC Associates.

Town of Vail Partners with The Valley Home Store for Affordable Housing Services

  • 17 June 2016
Town of Vail Partners with The Valley Home Store for Affordable Housing Services
Eagle County residents looking for affordable housing within the Town of Vail will now use The Valley Home Store to find information on the town’s housing program. Community members can access services online at valleyhomestore.org, or by calling 970-328-8776, or in person at the Miller Ranch Community Center, located at 25 Mill Loft Road in Edwards.

Sole Power Challenge Enters Sixth Season

  • 24 May 2016
Sole Power Challenge Enters Sixth Season
May snow and rain showers bring June flowers and Sole Power. Memorial Day is nearly here and that means time for the annual Sole Power Challenge. Sole Power turns six this season. The first five years of Sole Power have resulted in some impressive numbers. 597 people have logged 22,140 trips or 145,903 miles (over 140,000 lbs. of carbon reduced). The Sole Power Challenge encourages human powered commuting in the Eagle Valley. Participants get outside, get fit, reduce our carbon footprint, save money and have fun while doing it.

Housing Lottery Applications Available for Vail Master Purchaser List

  • 20 April 2016
Housing lottery applications for the Town of Vail's master purchaser list are available on the town’s website at vailgov.com 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.

Citizen Applicants Needed for Openings on Vail Local Housing Authority

  • 13 March 2016
The Town of Vail is seeking community members to fill two vacancies on the Vail Local Housing Authority. Applications are due to the town by 5 p.m. March 28. Applicants will be interviewed by the Town Council at its April 5 afternoon meeting, with appointments to follow at the evening meeting.

2015 Year in Review

  • 24 December 2015
2015 Year in Review
The Town of Vail experienced numerous successes during 2015, highlighted by the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in February which generated world wide attention and amplified the resort’s preeminent leadership position. A continued focus on upgrading infrastructure and amenities to maintain Vail’s competitiveness resulted in decisions to move forward with a major remodel of the Vail Golf and Nordic Clubhouse, provide additional funding to ensure construction of the Vail I-70 Underpass, facilitate construction of the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Education Center and build a state-of-the art skatepark. All the while, the town’s financial health remained strong with sales tax collections headed for another record year.

Vail Sponsors Lunch with the Locals Sept. 21

  • 20 September 2016
Vail Sponsors Lunch with the Locals Sept. 21
The Town of Vail will sponsor the fifth in a series of lunch and learn symposiums at noon Wednesday, Sept. 21 at the Lionshead Welcome Center. Attendees will enjoy a free lunch while listening to a presentation about beavers and the habitat they create. 

Community Open Houses on Climate Action Plan

  • 19 September 2016
Walking Mountains Science Center and Eagle County are inviting the public to give feedback on a draft climate action plan for the community during open house sessions taking place from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19 in the Grand View on the third level of the Lionshead Welcome Center in Vail and on Thursday, Sept. 22 at the Miller Ranch Community Room in Edwards.

Vail Sponsors Free Summer Nature Film Disneynature’s BEARS at Ford Amphitheater on Friday, Sept. 2

  • 31 August 2016
Vail Sponsors Free Summer Nature Film Disneynature’s BEARS at Ford Amphitheater on Friday, Sept. 2
This Labor Day weekend, you’re invited to a free evening of adventure, strength, love and family. Disneynature’s BEARS will take us into the wonderful and unpredictable world of a mother grizzly bear, Sky, and her two newborn cubs as they face the challenges and triumphs of surviving and thriving in the Alaskan wilderness.

Town of Vail Marks 50 Years with Community Birthday Party, Tributes on Aug. 23

  • 22 August 2016
Town of Vail Marks 50 Years with Community Birthday Party, Tributes on Aug. 23
The Town of Vail is throwing a community birthday party on Tuesday, Aug. 23 - 50 years to the day it became a new town. The celebration will include a variety of tributes, highlighted by a community gathering from 4 to 6 p.m. at Donovan Park and Pavilion with activities for the entire family.

Last Community Picnic is Tuesday, Aug. 9 at Donovan Pavilion

  • 7 August 2016
Last Community Picnic is Tuesday, Aug. 9 at Donovan Pavilion
The Town of Vail will host its remaining neighborhood picnic of the summer on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at Donovan Pavilion. The picnic will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and food and drink will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Vail Sponsors Lunch with the Locals

  • 3 August 2016
Vail Sponsors Lunch with the Locals
The Town of Vail will sponsor the fourth in a series of lunch and learn symposiums at noon on Thursday, Aug. 4 at the Lionshead Welcome Center. Attendees will enjoy a free lunch while listening to Paul Cada, the town’s wildland fire program administrator, give a presentation on tree pests and their impact on our forests.

Vail Aims to Become First Certified Sustainable Destination in the U.S.

  • 26 July 2016
Vail Aims to Become First Certified Sustainable Destination in the U.S.
The Town of Vail and Walking Mountains Science Center invite the public to give feedback on the Vail Sustainable Destination Project during a free lunch and open house from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 28 at the Grand View on the third level of the Lionshead Welcome Center. The Town of Vail has a long history of environmental stewardship and sustainability including the protection of open space in its Town Charter, the creation of the Vail Nature Center and Preserve in the early 1970s, and more recently its proactive approach to restoring the water quality of Gore Creek.
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