Vail Public Safety Communications Center Dispatcher Fernando Almanza has been selected as one of the International Association of Chiefs of Police prestigious “40 under 40” awards. The award will be presented to Almanza during the IACP’s virtual international conference in October.
In preparation for the likelihood of winter road closures on Interstate 70, the Code Enforcement Team from the Vail Police Department will be greeting motorists in the East Vail neighborhood on Thursday, Sept.10 to help distribute vehicle access placards issued by the Police Department. The free placards help improve access to East Vail neighborhoods during I-70 closures and are available for free to all requesting households. The distribution will take place from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday...
Over the past several weeks, graffiti has been found in several locations throughout Vail. After reviewing surveillance video where the graffiti was discovered, two males were identified as possible witnesses. These males were seen in the area and may be able to provide details on the suspects.
Police Chief Dwight Henninger and Fire Chief Mark Novak are hosting a timely conversation around Vail’s Emergency Evacuation Plan, reasons the town may need to be evacuated and how to personally prepare for an evacuation as well as address community concerns and questions.
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The Colorado Department of Transportation is announcing a limited reopening of Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon effective Monday, Aug. 24. CDOT asks that motorists prepare for reduced speeds, no stopping in the canyon and closures due to mudslides and other events. CDOT also urges travelers to stay focused on the road and avoid distracted driving. The I-70 closure began Monday, Aug. 10, when the Grizzly Creek Fire started burning along the interstate. The closure was located between Glenwood...
At approximately 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, Vail officers were dispatched to a report of an armed party at Buffehr Creek Park, located at 1953 N. Frontage Road. Once the officers arrived on scene, a male party was observed with a stab wound to his right-side torso. The victim was taken to Vail Health to receive medical treatment for the injuries, which were not life-threatening.
Over the past several weeks, several residential burglaries have been reported to the Vail Police Department. The offenses are similar and seem to be committed by the same offender(s). In each case, an unoccupied residence is entered, things are moved but nothing is taken. It appears the offender(s) is staying at the location, helping themselves to food and leaving when discovered.
Vail's police and fire chiefs discuss the importance of planning ahead for an evacuation, especially during this hot and dry summer. Don't wait for a pre-evacuation order, as there may not be time.
The Vail Town Council will review a proposal for a countywide animal control code during its Tuesday, Aug. 4, meeting. The discussion is listed as 3.2 on the virtual afternoon meeting agenda which begins at 2:30 p.m.