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Gore Range Narcotics Interdiction Team Receives Task Force of the Year Award

  • 28 September 2016
Gore Range Narcotics Interdiction Team Receives Task Force of the Year Award
The Gore Range Narcotics Interdiction Team has been named Task Force of the Year by the Colorado Drug Investigators Association for Region 1. The award was presented earlier this month to Eagle County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Dan Loya and Vail Police Department Cmdr. Craig Bettis by association President Aaron Sanchez.

Tip A Cop and Help an Athlete on Sept. 30 in Vail

  • 26 September 2016
Tip A Cop and Help an Athlete on Sept. 30 in Vail
Officers from the Vail Police Department as well as personnel from other area law enforcement agencies will be serving tables at Lancelot restaurant in Vail Village Friday, Sept. 30 as part of the national Tip A Cop program. Officers will use the outing to help serve the restaurant’s dining patrons and to solicit voluntary donations to support programs sponsored by Colorado Special Olympics. Other participating agencies include the Avon and Eagle police departments, Eagle County Sheriffs Office and Colorado State Patrol.

National Drug Take Back Event is Oct. 22 at Vail Municipal Building

  • 23 September 2016
National Drug Take Back Event is Oct. 22 at Vail Municipal Building
The Vail Police Department is participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 22. The collection takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Vail Municipal Building, 75 S. Frontage Road. This is an opportunity to clean out your medicine cabinets of all unwanted, expired or unused medications and have them disposed of safely. Getting rid of unused medications helps prevent accidental and intentional misuse of these items while safe disposal protects water sources by keeping drugs out of wastewater and the landfill. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Vail Town Council to Consider Approval of Recreational Drone Ordinance at Oct. 4 Meeting

  • 21 September 2016
Vail Town Council to Consider Approval of Recreational Drone Ordinance at Oct. 4 Meeting
The Vail Town Council will review second reading of an ordinance that would regulate the recreational use of unmanned aircraft systems, or more commonly called UAS or drones, within the town at its regular evening session on Tuesday, Sept. 20. The final review of Ordinance No. 21 will be listed as a public hearing on the meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers with opportunities for public comment. The Town Council voted 6-0 to approve first reading of the ordinance at its Sept. 20 meeting.


6th Annual Coat Drive Taking Place

  • 20 September 2016
6th Annual Coat Drive Taking Place
Catholic Charities and the Eagle County Law Enforcement Immigrant Advisory Committee are sponsoring their 6th Annual Fall Coat Drive. Over the last several years, this coat drive has distributed over 3,500 coats to kids and families in need. Coats are being collected through Oct. 31 at the Vail Police Department and other locations throughout the county.

Community Picnic Suggestions and Responses Compiled by Town of Vail

  • 20 September 2016
Comments and suggestions from the 2016 Town of Vail neighborhood picnics have been compiled and are being evaluated by the Town Council and staff. Comments have been sorted into the categories of neighborhoods, enforcement, recreation paths/trailheads, housing, Vail’s future and compliments. The picnics were held on July 12 at Bighorn Park and on Aug. 9 at Donovan Park and are used as a community outreach measure to connect with residents and guests.

Pedestrian Safety Reminders from Chief Henninger

  • 20 September 2016
Pedestrian Safety Reminders from Chief Henninger
With the start of school and the arrival of fall with its shorter daylight, Police Chief Dwight Henninger reminds us of the need to be aware of pedestrian safety.

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.

Vail Police Chief Announces Promotion, New Hires while Praising Work of Two Former Officers and Their Leadership Roles in Other Mountain Towns

  • 11 September 2016
Vail Police Chief Dwight Henninger has announced the promotion of Officer Justin Liffick to sergeant and the hiring of two new officers to fill vacancies left by two former officers who have been appointed to leadership roles in other mountain towns.  Officer Stephen Williams, previously a dispatcher for the Vail Public Safety Communications Center, has joined the department after completing the Colorado Mountain College, Spring Valley Campus Police Academy. Chief Henninger is also pleased to welcome Officer Sarah Stewart to the department. Stewart has been a police officer in Tennessee for the past two years. She will be attending a Colorado Update Academy and will be ready to hit the streets in late September.

Vail Police Department to Celebrate 50 Years of Service Sept. 10-11

  • 3 September 2016
Vail Police Department to Celebrate 50 Years of Service Sept. 10-11
The Vail Police Department will celebrate 50 years of service to the citizens and guests of Vail over the weekend of Sept. 10-11. A number of free community events are scheduled that will reunite past and present police department employees with members of the public.

Avon Resident Sentenced to Prison for Cocaine Distribution after Investigation by Gore Range Narcotic Interdiction Team

  • 3 September 2016
Avon Resident Sentenced to Prison for Cocaine Distribution after Investigation by Gore Range Narcotic Interdiction Team
Charles Ross, a 46-year-old Avon resident was sentenced on Aug. 31 to serve three years in the Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to distribution of a Schedule II controlled substance, cocaine.

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.

Vail Introduces E-Bike Summer Trial Program on Designated Recreation Paths

  • 19 August 2016
Vail Introduces E-Bike Summer Trial Program on Designated Recreation Paths
A six-month trial period to allow the operation of electric assisted bicycles or e-bikes on paved recreation trails in Vail begins July 12 following approval of an ordinance by the Town Council. Ordinance No. 9, approved unanimously by the council on July 6, allows e-bikes to be used on paved recreation trails such as the Gore Valley Trail between Lionshead and Dowd Junction and between Sunburst Drive and East Vail.

Local Telecommunicator Helps Citizens Deliver Baby on the Roadside

  • 18 August 2016
At approximately 8:10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5, Vail Public Safety Communications (VPSCC) Supervisor Tina Mojzer took a call from a citizen whose wife was in labor. They were attempting to drive to Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs when it became apparent that the baby was arriving more quickly than planned. They pulled over near Dotsero on Interstate 70.
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