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Truck Fire Closes I-70 Westbound Over Vail Pass Overnight

  • 13 November 2016
Truck Fire Closes I-70 Westbound Over Vail Pass Overnight
At approximately 9:30 p.m. on Friday Nov. 11, Vail Fire and Emergency Services responded to a report of a semi-truck fire on I-70 westbound at mile marker 181. The first arriving unit reported a large body of fire in the trailer with fire spreading into the adjacent vegetation. The vegetation fire was quickly extinguished and the fire was prevented from spreading to the cab of the truck and the fuel tanks.

Crews Begin Work on Vail Intermountain Fuels Reduction Project

  • 31 October 2016
Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 1 contractors for the U.S. Forest Service will begin cutting and piling trees as part of the Vail Intermountain Fuels Reduction project. This project builds upon and complements the fuels reduction work that has already been completed in the area. The intent is to reduce fuels available for wildfire, reduce the number of dead standing trees and regenerate areas of unhealthy aspen.

Public Hearing is Tuesday for Town Council Adoption of 2017 Vail Municipal Budget

  • 30 October 2016
Public Hearing is Tuesday for Town Council Adoption of 2017 Vail Municipal Budget
A public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 1 as the Vail Town Council prepares to adopt the proposed 2017 municipal budget. The $65 million expenditure plan is available on the town’s website at vailgov.com. The budget hearing is listed as item 7.1 on the meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers. The hearing follows preliminary approval of the budget by the Town Council at its Oct. 18 meeting.

EC Alert to Undergo Service Change Oct. 31; Community Members Urged to Re-register or Subscribe

  • 27 October 2016
Eagle County’s community alert system will undergo a service change on Oct. 31. As a result, all residents, visitors and business owners already subscribed to EC Alert will need to re-register at ecalert.org to continue receiving notifications.

Proposed 2017 Vail Municipal Budget Available for Public Review

  • 16 October 2016
Proposed 2017 Vail Municipal Budget Available for Public Review
Public comment opportunities will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 18 and on Tuesday, Nov. 1 as the Vail Town Council reviews the proposed 2017 municipal budget. The $62 million expenditure plan is available for review on the town’s website. First reading of the budget ordinance is listed as action item 5.4 on the Oct. 18 meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers.

Free Curbside Chipping Service Wrapping up for Season in Vail

  • 11 October 2016
Free Curbside Chipping Service Wrapping up for Season in Vail
Only one week remains 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. 18 to assist with defensible space on private property.

Vail Fire Department Sponsors Open House on Oct. 8 to Kick off National Fire Prevention Week

  • 6 October 2016
Vail Fire Department Sponsors Open House on Oct. 8 to Kick off 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.

Smoke Alarm Checks Focus of Fire Prevention Week

  • 5 October 2016
Smoke Alarm Checks Focus of Fire Prevention Week
The week starting Oct. 9, Vail Fire & Emergency Services will be visiting schools in Vail in recognition of Fire Prevention Week. Fire Prevention Week is sponsored by the National Fire Protection Agency. The week is always in October and commemorates the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

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.
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