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Vail Fire Department Sponsors Open House on Oct. 8 as Part of National Fire Prevention Week

  • 20 September 2016
Vail Fire Department Sponsors Open House on Oct. 8 as Part of 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. 8. 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. Activities will also include fire safety information on smoke alarms, exit drills and carbon monoxide alarms presented by the Fire Prevention Division. Free hot dogs and chips will be served as well.

Pile Burning in Vail Planned as Conditions Permit

  • 19 September 2016
Crews from Vail Fire and Emergency Services will be conducting pile burn operations over the next few months as conditions permit. These burns will take place near the Vail Golf Course and Buffehr Creek areas.

2016 Outstanding Public Safety Professionals Recognized

  • 19 September 2016
Outstanding public safety professionals from across the county were recognized by the Eagle County Rotary Clubs of Eagle, Edwards and Vail and the Eagle County Public Safety Council at the 3rd Annual Public Safety Appreciation Awards Night at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail on Sept. 8. The awardees, including representatives from Vail Public Safety Communications Center, were recognized for outstanding service to their communities and for their contributions to their respective professions.

Structure Fire in West Vail Causes $20,000 Estimated Damage

  • 15 September 2016
Structure Fire in West Vail Causes $20,000 Estimated Damage
At approximately 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, Vail Fire and Emergency Services responded to a reported structure fire at 2470 Chamonix Road in West Vail. The first arriving unit reported smoke in the attic area. Fire personnel quickly searched the fourplex and confirmed all occupants were out of the building.

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.

Wildfire Training Exercise Combines Interagency Operations and Evacuation Awareness

  • 9 August 2016
Wildfire Training Exercise Combines Interagency Operations and Evacuation Awareness
Town of Vail evacuation plans and interagency operations were tested Tuesday, Aug. 9 during a training exercise that included real-time emergency response and coordination. The “Cougar Ridge” exercise, staged from 10 to 11:45 a.m., simulated a wildland fire that was threatening homes and infrastructure in the Matterhorn and Highland Meadows neighborhoods on the south side of Interstate 70.  

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.

Neighborhood Evacuation Exercise Takes Place Aug. 9 in Vail

  • 7 August 2016
Neighborhood Evacuation Exercise Takes Place Aug. 9 in Vail
The Red Table Fire near Sylvan Lake in Eagle County serves as an important reminder of the need to be wildfire prepared, according to Vail public safety officials. This means having defensible space around your property and being prepared to evacuate, if needed. The Vail Police and Fire departments will be testing the town’s evacuation plans during a neighborhood exercise that will take place as part of the town’s community picnic on Tuesday, Aug. 9.

Vail Emergency Services Respond to Possible Arson Fire Near Construction Site

  • 3 August 2016
Vail Police and Fire investigators are asking for the public’s help regarding a possible arson fire that occurred at approximately 2 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2 near the I-70 Vail Underpass construction site. After being dispatched by the Vail Public Safety Communications Center, two responding police officers located a small fire burning next to the North Frontage Road near Savoy Drive and attempted to douse the flames using handheld extinguishers, but were unsuccessful.

Town of Vail, CDOT Work to Address Afternoon Traffic Congestion with Trial Configuration at Town Center Interchange

  • 21 July 2016
Town of Vail, CDOT Work to Address Afternoon Traffic Congestion with Trial Configuration at Town Center Interchange
Beginning mid-day Monday, July 25, motorists at the Town Center interchange in Vail will be directed into a new lane configuration that will add additional capacity for commuters accessing the Interstate 70 westbound on-ramp. The northbound lane beneath I-70 will be restriped to carry two 11 foot lanes of traffic through the underpass around the north side teardrop roundabout, and then onto the I-70 westbound on-ramp.

Mobile Communications Unit in Use to Support Red Table Fire

  • 14 July 2016
Mobile Communications Unit in Use to Support Red Table Fire
Vail Public Safety Communications Center has deployed its Mobile Communications Unit in support of the Red Table Fire, currently burning southwest of Sylvan Lake in Eagle County. It is staffed by a specially-trained incident dispatcher, supporting communications between the many agencies fighting the fire.

Town of Vail to Sponsor 17th Annual Neighborhood Picnics July 12 and Aug. 9

  • 11 July 2016
Town of Vail to Sponsor 17th Annual Neighborhood Picnics July 12 and Aug. 9
Mark your calendars for the Town of Vail’s 17th annual "Celebrating Community" neighborhood picnic series Tuesday, July 12 at Bighorn Park in East Vail and Tuesday, Aug. 9 at Donovan Pavilion in West Vail. Each picnic will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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.

Xcel Energy Utility Work Taking Place on South Frontage Road Monday and Tuesday

  • 10 July 2016
Utility work will be taking place along the South Frontage Road in Vail next week. A controlled Xcel Energy gas burn is scheduled for Monday, July 11 at the I-70 Vail underpass project site. Controlled flame may be visible during the operation. Motorists are asked to use caution in this area and to stay focused on the road. A second controlled Xcel Energy gas burn is scheduled for Tuesday, July 12 along the South Frontage Road at Matterhorn Circle. Controlled flame may be visible during this operation, as well. Due to proximity to the roadway, Matterhorn Circle from the bridge over Gore Creek to the South Frontage Road will be closed.

Vail Offers Tips for an Enjoyable Fourth of July Celebration

  • 28 June 2016
Vail Offers Tips for an Enjoyable Fourth of July Celebration
Vail America Days™ organizers are ready to welcome guests and area residents for the extended Fourth of July holiday which includes Vail’s popular parade and fireworks display on Monday, plus a full weekend of activities. Those who gather in Vail and throughout the county are being asked to be mindful that fire restrictions could be enacted at any time for Vail, Eagle County and other surrounding public lands.

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.
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