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Vail PD Issues Reminder to Secure Valuables after Responding to West Vail Break-ins

  • 17 October 2017
Vail Police have taken seven reports in the West Vail South area regarding stolen property and vehicle break-ins. The incidents all occurred in the Westhaven Drive, Matterhorn Drive and West Gore Creek Drive areas. The thefts occurred between 10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, and 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17.  Detective Sgt. Luke Causey says it appears as if someone is checking for unlocked doors on vehicles and stealing property. He says investigators don’t believe a criminal enterprise is at work, but rather, the incidents appear to be crimes of opportunity. No specific items are being targeted.

National Drug Take Back Event is Oct. 28 at Vail Municipal Building

  • 17 October 2017
National Drug Take Back Event is Oct. 28 at Vail Municipal Building
The Vail Police Department is participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 28. 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.

I-70 Vail Underpass Project Celebrates Grand Opening

  • 13 October 2017
I-70 Vail Underpass Project Celebrates Grand Opening
Representatives from the Town of Vail, Colorado Department of Transportation, Kraemer North America and the public gathered at the site of the new I-70 Vail underpass on Friday, Oct. 13 to celebrate a successful project completion and officially open the underpass to vehicle, bike and pedestrian traffic. Officials also announced a new name for the underpass — the Sandstone Underpass. The North and South Frontage Roads in Vail have also returned to their normal, two-way configuration as of Friday, Oct. 6. This $30.1 million project finished ahead of schedule and on budget.

Proposed 2018 Vail Municipal Budget Available for Public Review

  • 13 October 2017
Proposed 2018 Vail Municipal Budget Available for Public Review
Public comment opportunities will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 17 as the Vail Town Council considers final adoption of the 2018 municipal budget. The $78.9 million expenditure plan is available on the town’s website. Second reading of the budget ordinance is listed as public hearing item 6.1 on Tuesday’s meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers.

Intermountain Helicopter Operations to Continue Week of October 16

  • 12 October 2017
Intermountain Helicopter Operations to Continue Week of October 16
Helicopter logging operations associated with the Vail Intermountain Fuels Project will continue the week of October 16 to make up for weather and scheduling delays. All log hauling and yarding should be complete by Nov. 3.

Public Works to Assist with Fallen Trees from Snowstorm

  • 2 October 2017
Public Works to Assist with Fallen Trees from Snowstorm
A crew from the Town of Vail Public Works Department will be assisting with clean-up efforts today associated with fallen trees from the snowstorm overnight. This will include assistance in removing trees blocking private driveways and entrances. To request assistance, call Charlie Turnbull at 970-390-3008 or Sam Sandoval at 970-376-2597. 

Proposed 2018 Vail Municipal Budget Available for Public Review

  • 29 September 2017
Proposed 2018 Vail Municipal Budget Available for Public Review
Public comment opportunities will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 3 and on Tuesday, Oct. 17 as the Vail Town Council reviews the proposed 2018 municipal budget. The $78.8 million expenditure plan is available on the town’s website. First reading of the budget ordinance is listed as action item 6.3 on the Oct. 3 meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers.

Pause in Helicopter Operations as Crews Haul Logs in Preparation for Continued Flying

  • 29 September 2017
Pause in Helicopter Operations as Crews Haul Logs in Preparation for Continued Flying
Contractors have made good progress on the Vail Intermountain Fuels Project which has involved use of a helicopter to fly logs to a staging area. To date, the helicopter has flown approximately 25 hours and moved 40 semi-truck loads of wood from the forest to the landing. Residents will notice a pause in the helicopter operations over the week of October 2 as ground crews continue to haul wood from the western landing. 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.

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

  • 24 September 2017
Vail I-70 Underpass Schedule Update: Frontage Road Closures through Project Site; 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. 

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
Colorado State Patrol and Vail Police Conduct Chain Inspection and Enforcement
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. 

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.  
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