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Firsto10hybridbusesaddedtoVailTransitfeet.VailsTobyDawsonearnsreestylemogulsbronzeatWinterOlympicsinTurinItaly.2006Votersapprovecon-structionusetax.Townrequiresbear-prootrashcontainers.2007Holiday-treedecorationsconvertedtoenergy-ecientLEDswhichuseupto80percentlessenergythanincandescent.Morethan25-milesoLEDlightsusedtodecorateVailsroundaboutsplazasandotherpublicspaces.2008Loadinganddeliveryregulationsrevisedtoincludeincreaseduseoundergrounddeliv-erybaysandlimitedon-streetparking.GroundbreakingorArosaDrivedeed-restrictedduplexontownlandinWestVail.2009CommunityGar-denopens.VailFireStationNo.3opens.VotersapproveConerenceCenterFundreallocation.VailhostsUSAProCyclingChallengeTimeTrial.2011PublicceremonyonDec.15com-memoratesopeningoVailMountain50yearsearlier.2012VotErsaFFirmHigHErbiggErsolarisTheSlarsdevelpmentwhchreplacedCrssradsnValVllagemadehstryrtsuncnventnalapprvalprcess.AteralngtgettwncunclapprvaldevelperPeterKnbelreerredtheprjecttapublcvteaspermttedbythetwncharter.AtthespecalelectnheldnJuly006vtersbyamargn1110t67apprvedthehgher-rsngmxcndmnumsandshps.itwasthemstvtescastnanytwnelectn.Alsntablewasthewell-rganzedcampagnnsupprttheprject.Amvetheaterbwlngalleyandutdrcernkwereaddedaspublcbeneftsnexchangerdevatnsrmunderlyngznng.Theprjectpenedn010.GrittyRealtyinGoreCreek08The15000cubicyardsosandspreadonInterstate70eachwintertogivemotoristscrossingVailPasstractionwasnotanimmediatethreat.Butpebblebypebblethesandhadtrickledromthehighwaytothevalleybelowandby2000abizarrebeach-likelandscapewasevidentalongBlackGoreCreek.Inplacesthesandwasseveraleetthickandtheimpactsweredisturbing.WithsupportromthetowngovernmenttheEagleRiverWaterSanitationDistrictandEagleRiverWatershedCouncilbeganworkingwiththeColoradoDepartmentoTransportationtheU.S.ForestServiceandotherstondsolutions.Eachyearsandromalongthehighwaywassweptupbeoreitcouldtrickleintothevalleybelow.Also58sedimentbasinswereinstalledalongthehighwayin2008totrapthesandsoitcouldberemovedinsummer.Allhavehelped.ButGoreCreekacesbroaderthreatsasthetownanditspartnersworktoreduceimpactstothecreekrestoreitsnaturalunctionsandimprovewaterquality.UnafectedisitsstatusasaGoldMedaltroutstream.BoldMarketinginFaceofRecession08WhentheGreatRecessionhitVailintheourthquartero2008oneoptionwastohunkerdowntrimspendingandrideoutthestorm.Anotherwastobebold.TheTownCouncilchosethelatterelectingtomountawintermarketingcampaignsomethingtraditionallyletentirelytoVailResortsandindividualbusinesses.Followingtheendorsementbyacitizensgroupthetownappropriated550000toundacampaigndesignedtodrawovernightguestsromtheFrontRange.ThisVailAlltheLovecampaignrepresentedoneothelargestpartnershipseverundertakenbythelodgingretailandrestaurantsectors.ThecampaignnotonlyenabledVailtoretainaleadershippositioninlodgingandtourismactivitycomparedwithitsresortcompetitorsbutalsoservedasacatalystoryear-roundbrandmarketingcoordinationwithVailResorts.TheefortsalongwiththetimingoVailsrealestaterenewalhavekepttheresortinacompetitiveposition.DistantNoMoreWestVailFireStation09AteryearsostudyandindecisionTownCouncilmembersapprovedconstructionotheWestVailFireStationin2009.AspredictedresponsetimestocallsvastlyimprovedaterStationNo.3openedin2011deliveringgreatersecuri-tyinthecommunityswesternneighbor-hoodsparticularlygiventheheightenedworriesabouttheriskowildres.Theneedorastationwasrstidenti-edduringtheWestVailannexationin1980.EverVailReadyforNextSteps12LookingtopositionVailasaleaderamongmountainresortsorthenext50yearstheTownCouncilgaveVailResortsDevelopmentCompanyper-missiontopursueitsEverVailmixed-usedevelopmentinDecember2012.Thepairoenablingvotescameatermorethan80publicmeetingsspreadacrossveyearsasthecommunityreviewedplansorthenewportaltoVailMountain.Thegondolaterminalresidentialandcommercialrealestateandothercomponentswouldbebuiltona13-acresiteinWestLionshead.Thetownsconceptualapprovalisgoodoreightyears.EverVailstillrequiressite-specicplans.Asnowdeneditrepresentsthelargestredevelopmentinthetownshistory.EverVailrendering.JackAfeckJackAfeckGoreCreekwaterprotectionshavebecomeacommunitypriority.GondolaOne1replacingtheVistaBahnopensinVailVillageasSheikaGramshammerleadstheopeningdaycelebration.JackAfeck15ARETRoSPECTiVE