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Town of Vail to Sponsor Annual Neighborhood Picnics July 25 and Aug. 15

  • 18 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. 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.

Vail Police Join Statewide Click it or Ticket Enforcement Campaign

  • 12 July 2017
Vail Police Join Statewide Click it or Ticket Enforcement Campaign
The Vail Police Department is taking part in the third and final enforcement period of this year’s statewide Click It or Ticket Campaign, scheduled for July 17-23.

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.

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 PD Volunteer Rick Collier is Citizen of the Year Presented by Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police

  • 3 July 2017
Vail PD Volunteer Rick Collier is Citizen of the Year Presented by Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police
The Vail Police Department is proud to announce VPD Volunteer Rick Collier has been named Citizen of the Year by the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police. The CACP award is given annually to an individual who distinguishes himself/herself through long-term and selfless volunteer work for a Colorado law enforcement agency and whose value of contribution and dependability of performance increases year after year. 

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.

Vail Police Arrest Burglary and Identity Theft Suspects

  • 30 June 2017
On May 21, the Vail Police Department responded to the Northside Grab and Go, located at 2271 N. Frontage Rd. W on a report that the business had been burglarized the previous night.  A black safe containing employee paychecks and business documentation was reported stolen. Investigators could not find any signs of forced entry. 

Vail Police Looking to Sponsor Bilingual Recruit for Police Academy Training

  • 22 June 2017
The Vail Police Department, in an effort to better communicate with our Spanish-speaking community members, is accepting applications for a Police Academy sponsorship from a bilingual applicant. The program includes tuition-free enrollment at the Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs and an hourly wage of $26.96 while attending the academy.

Vail Town Council to Host Discussion on Stephens Park at Tuesday’s Meeting

  • 16 June 2017
Vail Town Council to Host Discussion on Stephens Park at Tuesday’s Meeting
Excessive dog waste, off-leash responsibilities and conflicts regarding shared uses at Stephens Park will be the topic of a discussion that will take place during the Tuesday, June 20 Vail Town Council meeting. The item is listed third on the meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers. Users of the park, located at 2470 South Frontage Road West in the Intermountain neighborhood, are encouraged to take part in the discussion to help determine actions that will improve the overall enjoyment of the park. 

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 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.

Bear Enters Home Foraging for Food and Plays Piano

  • 4 June 2017
The Vail Police Department has confirmed taking a report of a bear disturbance at a residence in the 4000 block of Meadow Drive in East Vail which is circulating on social media.

Police Administer Narcan to Save Woman’s Life following Heroin Overdose

  • 30 May 2017
Police Administer Narcan to Save Woman’s Life following Heroin Overdose
A Vail police officer is being credited with saving a woman’s life following a drug overdose on Memorial Day. The incident began at approximately 2:40 a.m. Monday, May 29 when Officer Greg Schwartz responded to a report of an unconscious and unresponsive female.

Staffing Changes Announced in Police Department

  • 29 May 2017
One of the Vail Police Department’s key leadership positions will be transitioning soon as Cmdr. Daric Harvey will be leaving the department to become chief of police in Canon City. A community reception to honor Harvey’s service will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 1 at Vendetta’s in Vail Village.  
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