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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.

Public Safety Training Returns to Vail Hosted by Police Department

  • 7 August 2017
Public Safety Training Returns to Vail Hosted by Police Department

Note: This event has been cancelled. The Vail Police Department, in conjunction with the Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab will be hosting a new session of the Community Awareness Program from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15 at the Vail Public Library Community Room. This free community training emphasizes the emerging role of citizens in enhancing community safety and security. Employees, business owners, and other members of the community are encouraged to attend. Call the police records office at

970-479-2208 to RSVP as space is limited.

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.

Join Your Neighbors for National Night Out in Vail and Eagle County on Aug. 1

  • 24 July 2017
Join Your Neighbors for National Night Out in Vail and Eagle County on Aug. 1
The Vail Police Department is inviting community members to join them for the annual National Night Out event on Tuesday, Aug. 1.  Residents in neighborhoods throughout Vail, Eagle County and across the nation are urged to participate and spend the evening outside with friends and neighbors.  Vail’s event will be taking place from 5 to 7 p.m. at Stephens Park in West Vail and will include a free barbeque.

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.

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. 
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