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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
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.

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.
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