A recap of construction activity in and around Vail.
Vail has made international news for its collective sustainability efforts by being named to the Top 100 Sustainable Destinations in 2017 by Green Destinations. The Top 100 list was officially announced this week during the Global Green Destinations Gala in Cascais, Portugal, in celebration of World Tourism Day. Representing Vail during the Sept. 28 presentation was Kim Langmaid, founder and vice president of Walking Mountains and a Vail town council member; Kristen Bertuglia, town of Vail...
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.
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...
In remembrance of Dr. Tom Steinberg who passed away on Sept. 25. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29 at Donovan Pavilion.
Town of Vail Weekly News for the Week of September 25.
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.
The next phase of the Vail Intermountain Fuels Project is scheduled to begin Friday, Sept. 22 with the arrival of a Blackhawk helicopter to begin removing logs that have been cut by crews working in the project area since mid-August. This 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.
The Town of Vail Regular Municipal Election on Tuesday, Nov. 7 will be conducted as a polling place election at 75 S. Frontage Road, Vail Municipal Building, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Voters will decide two items: Vail Town Council members and a ballot proposal addressing the town’s ability to provide cable television services, telecommunications services and high-speed internet services. If you’re not available to vote at the polls on Election Day, there is a process...
The Town of Vail will sponsor another installment in its Lunch with the Locals series at noon Wednesday, Sept. 27 at the Lionshead Welcome Center. Attendees will enjoy a presentation from Pete Wadden, the town’s watershed education coordinator, about moose in Colorado, their behavior and interactions with humans.