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Vail Offers Limited Supply of Free Mulch

  • 26 May 2017
The Town of Vail is offering residents a limited amount of free mulch for placement around trees and shrubs or other garden locations. Mulch helps conserve water by decreasing soil temperatures and the amount of soil exposed to wind and sun.

Weekly Construction Update, May 29

  • 26 May 2017
Weekly Construction Update, May 29
A recap of construction activity in Vail.

Summer Parking Operations in Vail will Incorporate New Ticketing System to Track Free Use

  • 23 May 2017
Summer Parking Operations in Vail will Incorporate New Ticketing System to Track Free Use
Vail’s summer parking garage operations will remain free this season with a new ticketing system that allows the town’s parking staff to track daily activity within the Vail Village and Lionshead structures. Beginning Memorial Day and extending through the summer, drivers will be required to pull a ticket at the gate to activate entry into the parking garage; to leave the garage, the same ticket will need to be inserted at the exit gate. Parking hosts will be on site throughout the summer to assist guests in facilitating the free transactions. Instructional signs will be posted throughout the structures to remind users to keep their ticket to exit.

Vail Bus Service Begins Expanded Summer Schedule May 29 to Test Ridership Increases

  • 23 May 2017
Vail Bus Service Begins Expanded Summer Schedule May 29 to Test Ridership Increases
Town of Vail buses will transition to summer service beginning Monday, May 29 which includes increased frequency on targeted outlying routes to encourage additional ridership. Residents and guests serviced by the East Vail, Golf Course and Sandstone routes are being challenged to leave their vehicles behind this summer and enjoy the convenience of more than double the service than in previous seasons during peak hours.

Grand Opening of Booth Creek Park set for June 6 to Celebrate Extensive Renovation

  • 22 May 2017
Grand Opening of Booth Creek Park set for June 6 to Celebrate Extensive Renovation
A grand opening ceremony for Booth Creek Park is set for 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 6 to celebrate completion of a three-year-long, $2.4 million renovation funded by the town. Members of the Vail Town Council will be on hand to join with community members to introduce the park’s new features and recognize those responsible for the undertaking.

Vail Offers Limited Supply of Free Mulch

  • 22 May 2017
The Town of Vail is offering residents a limited amount of free mulch for placement around trees and shrubs or other garden locations. Mulch helps conserve water by decreasing soil temperatures and the amount of soil exposed to wind and sun. The mulch is available at the town’s Public Works facility, 1309 Elkhorn Dr., from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday on a first-come, first-served basis while the supply lasts. Residents must be prepared to load the material on their own by bringing a shovel and appropriate containers. Commercial landscapers are asked to make other arrangements in acquiring mulch for their businesses.

Vail Street Slurry Seal Project Begins Thursday, May 25

  • 22 May 2017
Crews hired by the Town of Vail will begin an annual street maintenance project beginning Thursday, May 25. The slurry seal work will be taking place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and will continue to May 30, weather dependent.

Free Sand and Bags Available from Town of Vail Beginning May 22

  • 21 May 2017
Free Sand and Bags Available from Town of Vail Beginning May 22
Beginning Monday, May 22, the Town of Vail will establish two distribution points for free sand material and empty bags for residents and merchants who wish to safeguard their property from the possibility of high water. Sand and bags will be available at the parking lot near the I-70 interchange in East Vail and at the North Trail parking lot in West Vail. Residents should bring a shovel and be prepared to fill their own bags while supplies last. Contractors are asked to make their own arrangements for sandbags for commercial construction projects.

Weekly Construction Update, May 22

  • 18 May 2017
Weekly Construction Update, May 22
A recap of construction activity in Vail.

Weekly Construction Update, May 15

  • 17 May 2017
Weekly Construction Update, May 15
A recap of the major construction projects in Vail and related impacts.

Vail Issues Reminder on Flood Insurance

  • 12 May 2017
Vail Issues Reminder on Flood Insurance
With the snowmelt season approaching, the Town of Vail is issuing its annual reminder to area property owners to review their current insurance policies and consider adding flood insurance to the coverage. As of May 1, Vail snowpack levels were at 68 percent of normal. Gore Creek is flowing about normal for this time of year. Spring runoff typically peaks between late-May and mid-June in Vail.

Vail Spring Cleaning Blitz Returns May 11-13

  • 10 May 2017
Vail Spring Cleaning Blitz Returns May 11-13
Vail’s annual spring cleaning activities are returning this year with free one-day-only recycling opportunities on Friday, May 12 for paper shredding, e-waste and household hazardous waste as well as clothing and shoe recycling.  New this year, the town will be collecting bike tubes, tents, wetsuits (no booties) and old climbing ropes to be recycled. The 2017 collection event has been moved to the Ford Park parking lot to accommodate increased participation by the community. Activities will culminate on Saturday, May 13 with the annual town wide cleanup event. Dumpsters courtesy of Vail Honeywagon will be available for residential items in West Vail along the North Frontage Road just past the West Vail Fire Station and at the East Vail Park and Ride during the three-day event.

Weekly Construction Update, May 8

  • 4 May 2017
Weekly Construction Update, May 8
A recap of major construction projects in Vail.

Weekly Construction Update, May 1

  • 27 April 2017
Weekly Construction Update, May 1
A recap and a look ahead to construction projects in Vail.

Vail Sponsors Lunch with the Locals April 26

  • 23 April 2017
Vail Sponsors Lunch with the Locals April 26
The Town of Vail will sponsor another installment of its Lunch with the Locals series at noon Wednesday, April 26 at the Grand View on the third level of the Lionshead Welcome Center. Attendees will enjoy a free lunch while listening to a presentation about how stormwater runoff impacts Gore Creek and how Town of Vail plans to address this issue. Town watershed education coordinator Pete Wadden will talk about how stormwater runoff carries pollutants into creeks and how storm drains differ from sanitary sewers.
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