One of the top events of the year kicks off the summer season in Vail with the GoPro Mountain Games, June 8-11. With warming temperatures and rising streams, it’s the perfect combination for athletes and spectators. A preview of Vail's summer activities is highlighted here.
A Vail police officer is being credited with saving a woman’s life following a drug overdose on Memorial Day. The incident began at approximately 2:40 a.m. Monday, May 29 when Officer Greg Schwartz responded to a report of an unconscious and unresponsive female.
One of the Vail Police Department’s key leadership positions will be transitioning soon as Cmdr. Daric Harvey will be leaving the department to become chief of police in Canon City. A community reception to honor Harvey’s service will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 1 at Vendetta’s in Vail Village.
Town of Vail Weekly News for the Week of May 29.
The Town of Vail is adding to its existing Facebook presence with introduction of a new main page as an additional way to interact with community members and to share announcements on town-sponsored community events, town-funded special events, environmental activities, neighborhood services and more. The town’s Police, Fire and Library pages will continue to thrive with accounts established previously – each with their distinctive, loyal fans.
A recap of construction activity in Vail.
The Town of Vail will sponsor another installment of its Lunch with the Locals series at noon on Wednesday, May 24 at the Lionshead Welcome Center. Attendees will enjoy a free lunch while listening to a presentation from Nick Courtens, senior horticulturist with Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. Courtens will discuss how to attract beneficial insects to your garden and control pests with limited or no chemical pesticides.
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...
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.
April showers bring May flowers…and Sole Power. Memorial Day is nearly here and that means it is time for the annual Sole Power Challenge, which turns seven years old this season. To date, 752 people have logged 27,471 trips and 175,821 miles (over 168,000 lbs. of carbon reduced). Sole Power Challenge is free and encourages active commuting in the Eagle Valley. Participants get outside, get fit, reduce our carbon footprint, save money and have fun. While the challenge starts on May...