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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.

Stage 1 Fire Restriction in Vail

  • 6 July 2017
Stage 1 Fire Restriction in Vail
The Town of Vail is currently in a Stage 1 fire restriction. Stage 1 fire restrictions limit activities that involve the use of open flames or generate sparks. 

 

Air Quality Health Advisory for Wildfire Smoke in Eagle County

  • 5 July 2017
Air Quality Health Advisory for Wildfire Smoke in Eagle County
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has issued an air quality health advisory due to wildfire smoke in Eagle, Summit, Lake and southern portions of Grand counties. Moderate to heavy smoke from the Gutzler and Peak 2 fires is impacting these areas, particularly in valley locations.

Vail Offers Tips for an Enjoyable Fourth of July Celebration

  • 2 July 2017
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 a full weekend of activities leading up to Vail’s popular parade and fireworks display on Tuesday 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. In addition, all personal fireworks are banned in Vail.

Active Shooter Emergency Services Response Training in Vail Week of June 19; Volunteers Needed

  • 15 June 2017
Active Shooter Emergency Services Response Training in Vail Week of June 19; Volunteers Needed
In an effort to be prepared as much as possible, first responder personnel from the Vail Police Department, Avon Police Department, Colorado State Patrol, Eagle River Fire District, Vail Fire & Emergency Services, Eagle County Paramedics Service and Vail Public Safety Communications will participate in a multi-agency, active shooter response training at Vail Mountain School during the week of June 19-23.

Town of Vail to Host Community Discussions on Short-Term Rental Policies June 20 & July 11

  • 13 June 2017
Town of Vail to Host Community Discussions on Short-Term Rental Policies June 20 & July 11
The Town of Vail is inviting public comment on potential updates to policies governing the community’s short-term rental market. Two discussions have been scheduled to collect feedback from the community. The meetings will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. June 20 and July 11 in the Vail Municipal Building prior to the start of the regularly scheduled evening Town Council session. 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. An online survey is also available to collect feedback.

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.

Free Curbside Chipping Service Begins in Vail

  • 4 June 2017
Vail Fire and Emergency Services will again provide a free curbside chipping service to assist property owners with defensible space on private property. The service will be available beginning Tuesday, June 6 and will extend to Oct. 9.

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.

Free Sand and Bags Available from Town of Vail Beginning May 22

  • 21 May 2017
Free Sand and Bags Available from Town of Vail Beginning May 22
Beginning Monday, May 22, the Town of Vail will establish two distribution points for free sand material and empty bags for residents and merchants who wish to safeguard their property from the possibility of high water. Sand and bags will be available at the parking lot near the I-70 interchange in East Vail and at the North Trail parking lot in West Vail. Residents should bring a shovel and be prepared to fill their own bags while supplies last. Contractors are asked to make their own arrangements for sandbags for commercial construction projects.

Pile Burning in Vail Planned Friday as Conditions Allow

  • 18 May 2017
Pile Burning in Vail Planned Friday as Conditions Allow
Crews from Vail Fire and Emergency Services have scheduled pile burns for Friday, May 18 as conditions permit. The operations will take place in the Buffehr Creek area on the north side of Interstate 70.

Emergency Responder Recognition is Monday, May 8

  • 7 May 2017
Emergency Responder Recognition is Monday, May 8
Members of the public are invited to join Eagle County Emergency Responders for the 16th annual emergency responder recognition on Monday, May 8. The activities will begin at 9 a.m. when participants will gather at Freedom Park in Edwards to line up for a “Ride in Remembrance” event featuring motorcycles, classic cars and emergency response vehicles.
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