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Electric Vehicle Sales Event Discounts End Oct. 31

  • 20 October 2018
Electric Vehicle Sales Event Discounts End Oct. 31
Car buyers looking for the advantage of a plug-in electric vehicle have just a few more weeks to take advantage of discounts offered through the Electric Vehicle Sales Event. The discounts, available at five auto dealerships in Glenwood Springs and one in Grand Junction, end Oct. 31.

Business Recycling Challenge Results Announced

  • 14 October 2018
Business Recycling Challenge Results Announced
Results from the Town of Vail’s inaugural Business Recycling Challenge have been announced. The seven participating businesses averaged a 57 percent recycling rate following the four-week challenge, improving from a 49 percent average baseline before the competition began. Participants will be recognized by the Vail Town Council during the evening meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 6.  

8150 Report - October 2018 Podcast

  • 7 October 2018
8150 Report - October 2018 Podcast
The 8150 Report is a podcast that spotlights the people, programs and events that make the Town of Vail a great place to live and visit. In partnership with KZYR and hosted by Tony Mauro, the monthly podcast features current topics of interest for those that live in and visit Vail. This month we explore the Commission on Special Events, the Trail Ambassador program and Sustainable Destination Conference.

Take the Vail Community Wildfire Protection Plan Survey

  • 2 October 2018
Take the Vail Community Wildfire Protection Plan Survey
The Vail Fire Department is inviting community members to participate in an online survey to help in the development of a Community Wildfire Protection Plan. Vail’s protection plan will include an assessment of strategies that will be used to prioritize future wildfire mitigation efforts. Residential and commercial property owners as well as other community members are encouraged to participate in the survey. Responses are due by Friday, Oct. 19 with participants eligible to win a $50 amazon gift card.

Vail Expands Video Recordings of Board and Commission Meetings

  • 2 October 2018
Vail Expands Video Recordings of Board and Commission Meetings
The Town of Vail, in partnership with High Five Access Media, is expanding its regular video recordings of board and commission meetings with the addition of Design Review Board and Planning and Environmental Commission proceedings. The recordings will begin Wednesday, Oct. 3 during the regular meeting of the Design Review Board, followed by the Planning and Environmental Commission on Monday, Oct. 8.

2018 Community Picnic Suggestions and Responses

  • 17 September 2018
2018 Community Picnic Suggestions and Responses
Comments and suggestions from the 2018 Town of Vail neighborhood picnics have been compiled. The comments have been sorted into the categories of neighborhoods, Vail Village/Lionshead, transportation, general and compliments. The picnics were held on July 28 at Bighorn Park and on Aug. 7 at Donovan Park and are used as a community outreach measure to connect with residents and guests.

Electric Vehicle Sales EVent Offers Discounts on Plug-in Cars from Six Dealerships

  • 17 August 2018
Electric Vehicle Sales EVent Offers Discounts on Plug-in Cars from Six Dealerships
The 2018 Electric Vehicle Sales EVent, aimed at drivers in Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin counties, has been announced which will offer discounts on the purchase or lease of plug-in electric vehicles from six auto dealerships for a 90-day period.

Vail Names Matt Gennett to fill Community Development Director Opening

  • 24 July 2018
Vail Names Matt Gennett to fill Community Development Director Opening
Vail Town Manager Greg Clifton has announced the hiring of Matt Gennett as Community Development director. His first day on the job will be Aug. 29. Gennett has 19 years of municipal planning and management experience within the region. He has been the planning manager for the Town of Silverthorne since 2013 and has worked in a variety of other local planning roles, including previous employment with the Town of Vail from 2002 to 2006, where he was promoted to senior planner. His experience also includes owning a land use consulting business and serving in various planning positions with the Town of Avon and Eagle County Government.

Vail Certified as the First Sustainable Mountain Resort Destination in the World

  • 19 July 2018
Vail Certified as the First Sustainable Mountain Resort Destination in the World
At long last, Vail has been officially certified as a sustainable mountain resort destination. As such, Vail is the first destination in the world to be certified to the Mountain IDEAL sustainable destination standard. Additionally, Vail’s adherence to the Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s (GSTC) destination criteria makes it the first Certified Sustainable Destination in the United States certified by a GSTC-Accredited certifying body, Green Destinations. The conditional Green Destinations certification is the result of a multi-year partnership between the Town of Vail, Walking Mountains Science Center, Sustainable Travel International, Vail Resorts, U.S. Forest Service and others. It marks the culmination of 56 years of leadership by the Vail community in progressive environmental conservation policies and programs.

Local Residents Need Places to Call Home

  • 2 July 2018
Local Residents Need Places to Call Home
Talk with any local resident in the market to either purchase or sign a long-term lease on a home in the Town of Vail, or anywhere in the Eagle River Valley for that matter, and they’ll tell you times are tougher than ever. There just aren’t many opportunities to either buy or rent long-term out there. In the rare instances where affordable properties come on the market, more than 9 times out of 10 they are quickly snapped up by a buyer looking to purchase a vacation home or short-term rental property in the valley. Who could blame them, right? The Vail Valley is a fantastic place for a second home or vacation rental property. But local residents, the fabric of the resort community, need places to call home, too.

Vail Sponsors Public Art Installation to Raise Awareness about How Stormwater Impacts Gore Creek

  • 12 June 2018
Vail Sponsors Public Art Installation to Raise Awareness about How Stormwater Impacts Gore Creek
A popular campaign to raise awareness of the impacts of stormwater pollution is returning this season with a new public art installation placed at selected storm drains in Vail Village, Lionshead and Ford Park.

Sole Power Challenge Turns 8 in 2018

  • 22 May 2018
Sole Power Challenge Turns 8 in 2018
May the power of your Sole be with you!  Memorial Day is nearly here and that means it is time for the annual Sole Power Challenge. To date, nearly 1,000 people have logged 209,709 miles. 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 Monday, May 28, participants can log on to solepower.org and track miles year-round. 

Community Recycling Report Shows Progress Toward 2019 Goal

  • 15 May 2018
Community Recycling Report Shows Progress Toward 2019 Goal
Vail has recorded a 22 percent combined community recycling rate according to an annual update prepared by the town’s Environmental Sustainability Office. The recycling rate is calculated as a percentage of the total amount of municipal solid waste collected within the town. Benchmark comparisons include a rate of 14.7 percent recorded for all of Eagle County in 2010; the national average is 34 percent.  

Vail Spring Cleaning Blitz Dates Announced

  • 24 April 2018
Vail Spring Cleaning Blitz Dates Announced
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 cleanupday@vailgov.com. The spring cleaning blitz continues in May with free one-day-only recycling opportunities on Friday, May 11 for paper shredding, e-waste and household hazardous waste. 

Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District to Implement Changes to Seasonal Trail Closures

  • 15 April 2018
Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District to Implement Changes to Seasonal Trail Closures
Remember to give wildlife a break this spring season!
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