Town of Vail Weekly News for the Week of April 30.
The Vail Public Safety Communications Center is asking for the community’s help as it prepares to test two emergency warning notification systems during the first week of May. The Wireless Emergency Alert notification is a federal system that allows local agencies to send alerts to smart phones in the area, even if they haven’t subscribed to the local EC Alert notification system. In addition to testing the Wireless Alert system, public safety officials will be evaluating a...
Disruptions in local cellular service for customers of AT&T and Verizon could be experienced between April 30 and May 18 as technicians work to install new equipment within Vail on behalf of Crown Castle, which owns and operates the town’s cellular system.
A preview of weekly construction activity.
The Town of Vail is increasing its frequency on selected outlying routes beginning Monday, April 30 in response to citizen requests. This includes one-hour service on the West Vail Green, West Vail Red and East Vail routes throughout the day and into the early evening, up from two-hour mid-day service provided previously.
The modified spring schedule will continue to May 27.
Vail’s annual spring cleaning activities are returning this year with multiple events in April and May. The 2018 Town of Vail Cleanup Day has been moved to an earlier date and will take place on Sunday, April 29. Dumpsters will be placed in East Vail and West Vail neighborhoods beginning on Wednesday, April 25 and are available for residential use. Volunteers are encouraged to register in advance by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The spring cleaning blitz continues in May...
The Vail Police Department and Eagle County Sheriff’s Office are participating in the 15th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 28. The collection takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Vail Municipal Building, WECMRD Field House in Edwards and Costco in Gypsum. This is an opportunity to clean out medicine cabinets of all unwanted, expired or unused medications and have them disposed of safely.
The Town of Vail and Eagle River Water & Sanitation District will sponsor another installment in the Lunch with the Locals series at noon Wednesday, April 25 in the Lionshead Welcome Center. Attendees will enjoy a free lunch while listening to Town of Vail Watershed Education Coordinator Pete Wadden discuss the history and ongoing controversy surrounding the philosophies of conservation and preservation in the U.S.
The Town of Vail is advising users of Vail’s playgrounds to plan ahead this spring in advance of some maintenance work at Pirateship, Sunbird and Red Sandstone parks that will cause the playgrounds to be closed until Memorial Day weekend. Seven other playgrounds in Vail will be open during the spring including the new custom play area at Booth Creek Park in East Vail.
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 April 23, Vail snowpack levels are at 65 percent of normal. However, please keep in mind flooding from snowmelt runoff generally can be attributed to quickly rising temperatures; fast sustained rising high temperatures can cause flooding whereas seasonal moderately rising...