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Vail Fire Sponsors Open House Oct. 7 to Celebrate National Fire Prevention Week

  • 26 September 2017
Vail Fire Sponsors Open House Oct. 7 to Celebrate National Fire Prevention Week
Vail Fire and Emergency Services is inviting community members to stop by the West Vail Fire Station, 2399 N. Frontage Road, for an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7. The family-friendly event will include activities for guests of all ages including station tours, equipment displays and a kids’ obstacle course in recognition of National Fire Prevention Week.

Helicopter will Arrive Sept. 22 to Complete Work on Vail Intermountain Fuels Reduction Project

  • 24 September 2017
Helicopter will Arrive Sept. 22 to Complete Work on Vail Intermountain Fuels Reduction Project
The next phase of the Vail Intermountain Fuels Project is scheduled to begin Friday, Sept. 22 with the arrival of a Blackhawk helicopter to begin removing logs that have been cut by crews working in the project area since mid-August. This is part of a multi-year fuels reduction project coordinated by the White River National Forest, Colorado State Forest Service and Vail Fire & Emergency Services. 

Truck Accident Closes Vail Pass and Ignites Small Wildland Fire

  • 21 September 2017
Truck Accident Closes Vail Pass and Ignites Small Wildland Fire
At approximately 5:10 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21, Vail Fire and Emergency Services and Eagle County Paramedic Service responded to a report of vehicle over the embankment at the eastbound I-70 mile marker 182.5. The first arriving unit reported that a semi truck was approximately 300 feet off the highway in a deep canyon. Crews observed smoke coming from the wreckage in an inaccessible part of the canyon.

Free Curbside Chipping Service Wrapping up for Season in Vail

  • 19 September 2017
Free Curbside Chipping Service Wrapping up for Season in Vail
Only a few weeks remain for free chipping services provided by Vail Fire and Emergency Services before coming to an end for the season. The chipping is available through Tuesday, Oct. 9 to assist with defensible space on private property.

Short-Term Rental Discussions Continue Tuesday, Sept. 5

  • 5 September 2017
Short-Term Rental Discussions Continue Tuesday, Sept. 5
The Vail Town Council will continue its review of policy considerations regarding the regulation and compliance of short-term rentals during its evening meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 5. The discussion item is listed as 6.1 on the meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers with opportunities for public comment.

Community Picnic Suggestions and Responses Compiled by Town of Vail

  • 5 September 2017
Community Picnic Suggestions and Responses Compiled by Town of Vail
Comments and suggestions from the 2017 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, short-term rentals, enforcement, public safety, environment, events, parking, major construction projects and compliments. The picnics were held on July 25 at Bighorn Park and on Aug. 15 at Donovan Park and are used as a community outreach measure to connect with residents and guests.

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 Intermountain Fuels Reduction Work to Begin Soon; Includes Helicopter Logging

  • 11 August 2017
Vail Intermountain Fuels Reduction Work to Begin Soon; Includes Helicopter Logging
Helicopter logging operations will be taking place soon to reduce the wildfire risk on U.S. Forest Service land near the Intermountain neighborhood in West Vail. The project is part of a multi-year fuels reduction project coordinated by the White River National Forest, Colorado State Forest Service and Vail Fire & Emergency Services.

Vail Intermountain Fuels Reduction

  • 7 August 2017
Vail Intermountain Fuels Reduction
The Intermountain Fuels Reduction project was initiated in 2013 when a feasibility study and environmental analysis provided the authorization to move forward with the work. The last phase of the project will be the burning of slash piles left over from logging operations. Pile burning will occur when conditions are favorable and should be complete by the winter of 2018-19. Additional details on the environmental assessment can be found at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=44884.

Weekly Construction Update, Aug. 7

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

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.

Community Members Invited to Share Feedback on Short-Term Rentals Tuesday

  • 10 July 2017
Community Members Invited to Share Feedback on Short-Term Rentals Tuesday
Community members are invited to share their feedback on potential updates to policies governing the community’s short-term rental market at a second listening session from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 11 in the Vail Municipal Building prior to the start of the regularly scheduled evening Town Council meeting. An earlier listening session was held on June 20. 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.

Town of Vail Adds Online Survey to Collect Feedback on Short-Term Rentals

  • 9 July 2017
Town of Vail Adds Online Survey to Collect Feedback on Short-Term Rentals
The Town of Vail has added an online survey to collect public comment on potential updates to policies governing the community’s short-term rental market. The survey is located at http://survey.rrcresearch.com/s3/Short-Term-Rentals and takes only a few minutes to complete.

Vail Fire & Emergency Services Ready to Begin Curbside Wildfire Home Hazard Evaluations

  • 9 July 2017
Vail Fire & Emergency Services Ready to Begin Curbside Wildfire Home Hazard Evaluations
Personnel from Vail Fire & Emergency Services are set to begin a door-to-door canvass throughout Vail’s residential neighborhoods to help community members learn how best to protect their property from a wildfire. This effort is part of the larger Fire Adapted Vail Initiative which aims to reduce the community’s overall risk by encouraging the use of ignition-resistant construction and fire-resistive landscaping around the home.
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