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Be Mindful of Snow and Ice Hazards

  • 13 January 2017
With this season’s accumulating snowfall, Vail Fire and Emergency Services is asking property owners and managers to make arrangements to remove hazardous ice and snow accumulations that may endanger public safety.

Weekly Construction Update, Jan. 16

  • 12 January 2017
A recap of construction activity in Vail.

Carbon Monoxide Incident Serves as a Reminder to Check for Possible Hazards

  • 11 January 2017
At approximately 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, crews from Vail Fire and Emergency Services and Eagle County Paramedic Services responded to a duplex on Vail View Drive for a report of a person not feeling well. Upon arrival, emergency personnel found one person who was seriously ill. While treating the initial patient, four other occupants complained of not feeling well. Emergency personnel immediately evacuated all of the occupants from the building; two patients were incapacitated and had to be physically carried out of the building. Two additional fire engines, two additional ambulances and a paramedic supervisor were called to the scene. Following treatment at scene, all five occupants were transported to Vail Valley Medical Center.

I-70 Road Closures: What it Means for the Vail Community

  • 10 January 2017
I-70 Road Closures: What it Means for the Vail Community
With back-to-back closures of Interstate 70 at Dotsero and Vail Pass this week, Vail Police Chief Dwight Henninger reminds us of the protocols that are in place to manage these closures through significant pre-planning and coordination with Vail’s public safety partners.

Winter Snow Removal Reminder

  • 6 January 2017
Winter Snow Removal Reminder
With an updated snowfall count of 17 inches within the Town of Vail during this latest storm, the town’s snowplow drivers have been working to keep the streets safe for travel, including clearing snow from intersections to improve visibility. Following a snowstorm, roads that service the hospital, schools, commercial areas and the ski area take priority with a goal to plow those areas by 8 a.m. Efforts are made to plow other residential streets by 9:30 a.m.

Pile Burn Operations in Intermountain Area

  • 3 January 2017
U.S. Forest Service Fire Management personnel will be conducting pile burning operations in the Intermountain area of Vail on Wednesday, Jan. 4. Weather conditions appear favorable with good smoke dispersal predicted. 

Vail Offers Tips for Safe New Year’s Eve Celebration

  • 29 December 2016
New Year's Eve in Vail will include bus service enhancements and the presence of police and fire personnel to ensure that a safe and fun atmosphere is provided for residents and guests. For the fifth consecutive year, the town will be rescinding an overnight curfew and eliminating late-night checkpoints in Vail Village due to the long-term success of its public safety campaign. Police Chief Dwight Henninger says additional foot patrols in the pedestrian areas will be used to maintain a family-friendly environment during the holiday.

Town of Vail Year in Review for 2016

  • 28 December 2016
Town of Vail Year in Review for 2016
The Town of Vail experienced numerous successes in 2016 as it marked its 50th year as a municipality.

Pile Burning in Vail Planned for Dec. 13 as Conditions Allow

  • 12 December 2016
Pile Burning in Vail Planned for Dec. 13 as Conditions Allow
Crews from Vail Fire and Emergency Services have scheduled pile burns for Tuesday, Dec. 13 as conditions permit. The operations will take place off of Buffehr Creek Road in West Vail where the Vail wildland fire mitigation crew completed fuels reduction work and where pile burns took place last week.

Day-two of Pile Burning in Vail Scheduled for Today

  • 6 December 2016
Day-two of Pile Burning in Vail Scheduled for Today
Crews from Vail Fire and Emergency Services have scheduled another day of pile burns for Tuesday, Dec. 6 as conditions permit. The operations will again take place off of Buffehr Creek Road in West Vail where the Vail wildland fire mitigation crew completed fuels reduction work.

Pile Burning in Vail Planned for Monday as Conditions Allow

  • 4 December 2016
Pile Burning in Vail Planned for Monday as Conditions Allow
Crews from Vail Fire and Emergency Services have scheduled pile burns for Monday, Dec. 5 as conditions permit. The operations will take place off of Buffehr Creek Road in West Vail where the Vail wildland fire mitigation crew completed fuels reduction work. 

Vail Fire & Emergency Services Responds to Vail Pass Semi Fire

  • 4 December 2016
Vail Fire & Emergency Services Responds to Vail Pass Semi Fire
At approximately 1:38 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, Vail Fire and Emergency Services was dispatched to a vehicle fire on Interstate 70 westbound at mile marker 182 on Vail Pass. An update from the Vail Public Safety Communications Center indicated the back end of a semi-tractor trailer was burning.

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.
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