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Truck Accident Closes Vail Pass and Ignites Small Wildland Fire

  • 21 September 2017
Truck Accident Closes Vail Pass and Ignites Small Wildland Fire
At approximately 5:10 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21, Vail Fire and Emergency Services and Eagle County Paramedic Service responded to a report of vehicle over the embankment at the eastbound I-70 mile marker 182.5. The first arriving unit reported that a semi truck was approximately 300 feet off the highway in a deep canyon. Crews observed smoke coming from the wreckage in an inaccessible part of the canyon.

Colorado State Patrol and Vail Police Conduct Chain Inspection and Enforcement

  • 21 September 2017
On Wednesday, Sept. 20, members of the Colorado State Patrol and the Vail Police Department conducted a chain inspection station on I-70 eastbound near the 178 mile marker chain station. In total, 218 commercial vehicles were contacted by the officers. Of those, 209 were found to have chains or sanders. Nine were found to not have any sufficient equipment and were issued citations accordingly. 

Vail I-70 Underpass Schedule Update: Frontage Road Closures through Project Site Next Week; Separate Days of Full Daytime Closures for Paving

  • 21 September 2017
Vail I-70 Underpass Schedule Update: Frontage Road Closures through Project Site Next Week; Separate Days of Full Daytime Closures for Paving
Based on the weather forecast for Monday, Sept. 25, the frontage road paving operations and related closures are being pushed back by one day. This means the North Frontage Road will be closed through the project site on Tuesday, Sept. 26, and the South Frontage Road will be closed through the project site on Wednesday, Sept. 27. This schedule remains weather dependent and may change based on the weather forecast. 

Catholic Charities and Eagle County Law Enforcement Immigrant Advisory Committee 7th Annual Coat Drive

  • 13 September 2017
Catholic Charities and Eagle County Law Enforcement Immigrant Advisory Committee 7th Annual Coat Drive
Catholic Charities and the Eagle County Law Enforcement Immigrant Advisory Committee are sponsoring their 7th Annual Fall Coat Drive. Over the last several years, this coat drive has distributed over 3,500 coats to local kids and families in need. Coats are being collected through Oct. 31 at the following locations:

24/7 Alternating Eastbound I-70 Lane Closures Next Two Weeks; Potential for Night Work

  • 7 September 2017
24/7 Alternating Eastbound I-70 Lane Closures Next Two Weeks; Potential for Night Work
Beginning Monday, Sept. 11, construction crews will start bridge deck overlay work along eastbound I-70 near milepoint 174 as part of the Colorado Department of Transportation and Town of Vail’s I-70 Vail Underpass project. This work, which will require an around-the-clock eastbound lane closure for about two weeks, will increase the long-term durability and lifespan of the bridge, resulting in better long-term product for CDOT and the Town of Vail. Due to the nature of the overlay work, night work will be required to minimize the overall impact to the traveling public. 

Short-Term Rental Discussions Continue Tuesday, Sept. 5

  • 5 September 2017
Short-Term Rental Discussions Continue Tuesday, Sept. 5
The Vail Town Council will continue its review of policy considerations regarding the regulation and compliance of short-term rentals during its evening meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 5. The discussion item is listed as 6.1 on the meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers with opportunities for public comment.

Town of Vail Issues Reminder about Proper Disposal of Refuse in Residential Neighborhoods

  • 5 September 2017
Town of Vail Issues Reminder about Proper Disposal of Refuse in Residential Neighborhoods
Streets/parks maintenance crews with the Town of Vail Public Works Department have been faced with recent abuses of improper refuse disposal in neighborhood parks and other public places in which the containers are being used to illegally deposit household waste and garbage. In some instances, multiple garbage bags have been dumped next to the town’s receptacles in anticipation of proper disposal by town crews.  

Police Chief Henninger Completes NPS Executive Leaders Program

  • 5 September 2017
Police Chief Henninger Completes NPS Executive Leaders Program
Vail Police Chief Dwight Henninger has just completed the Executive Leaders Program at Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security.

Community Picnic Suggestions and Responses Compiled by Town of Vail

  • 5 September 2017
Community Picnic Suggestions and Responses Compiled by Town of Vail
Comments and suggestions from the 2017 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, short-term rentals, enforcement, public safety, environment, events, parking, major construction projects and compliments. The picnics were held on July 25 at Bighorn Park and on Aug. 15 at Donovan Park and are used as a community outreach measure to connect with residents and guests.

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.
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