At 3:05 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, the Vail Police Department responded to a vehicle crash in the area of westbound I-70 at mile marker 177 after receiving several 911 calls. Two vehicles traveling westbound collided causing both vehicles to leave the road. One vehicle came to rest in the eastbound lanes of I-70 and the second vehicle came to rest on North Frontage Road. One occupant of each vehicle was ejected during the crash.
At 12:45 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, crews from Vail Fire, Eagle County Paramedic Services (ECPS), Eagle County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) and Vail Mountain Rescue (VMR) were dispatched to a report of a suicidal party who was trapped on a cliff approximately 1.5 miles up Red Sandstone Road, also known as Piney Road.
Crews from the U.S. Forest Service have scheduled pile burns for the week of Oct. 28
as conditions permit. The operations will take place beginning Monday, Oct. 28 on the hillside above Stephens Park in the Intermountain neighborhood. The piles were built as part of the ongoing Vail Intermountain Fuels Reduction Project, a partnership between the U.S. Forest Service and Town of Vail.
Crews from Vail Fire and Emergency Services are preparing to conduct pile burn operations on Monday, Oct. 21 as conditions permit. The pile burning will take place on the Vail Golf Course.
A Red Flag Weather Warning is in effect from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Within the Town of Vail, the burning of any material is prohibited during a Red Flag Weather Warning. Expect gusty winds, low humidity and dry fuels.
Vail Fire and Emergency Services is inviting community members to stop by the West Vail Fire Station, 2399 N. Frontage Road, for an open house from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 The family-friendly event will include activities for guests of all ages including station tours, equipment displays and a kids’ obstacle course in recognition of National Fire Prevention Week. Activities will also include fire safety information on smoke alarms, exit drills and carbon monoxide alarms...
Only a few weeks remain for free chipping services provided by Vail Fire and Emergency Services before coming to an end for the season. The chipping is available through Thursday, Oct. 10 to assist with defensible space on private property.
Public comment opportunities will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 1 and on Tuesday, Oct. 15 as the Vail Town Council reviews the proposed 2020 municipal budget. The $85.4 million expenditure plan is available by clicking here. First reading of the budget ordinance is listed as action item 5.2 on the Oct. 1 meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers.