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Free Sustainable Landscape Webinar Series to Run Wednesdays April 15 to May 27

  • 8 April 2020
Free Sustainable Landscape Webinar Series to Run Wednesdays April 15 to May 27

In place of an annual Sustainable Landscape Workshop, the Vail Environmental Sustainability Department has organized a free webinar series on Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. Sponsored by the Town of Vail, Eagle River Water & Sanitation District and Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, this webinar series will teach landscapers and property owners how to maintain a beautiful landscape while conserving water, creating habitat for native animals and beneficial insects, and reducing dependence on landscaping chemicals.

Take Part in Vail’s Community Survey and Share Ideas on COVID-19 Response

  • 7 April 2020
Take Part in Vail’s Community Survey and Share Ideas on COVID-19 Response

There’s still time to take part in the Town of Vail community survey which will help the town gather critical information in its response to the COVID-19 virus, among other topics. New questions have been added to learn what the town can do to support the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. The survey also includes questions used to evaluate municipal service levels and to identify community priorities. Residents, property owners, business owners, employees and others impacted by the town are encouraged to participate. The survey is available in two formats: online at www.vailcommunitysurvey.org/open or in a paper format that can be mailed upon request by calling 970-479-2115 or emailing info@vailgov.com. However, if you received a postcard invitation to take part, please use the login address and passcode on the card to help ensure the survey is statistically valid. 

Eagle County Issues Updated Public Health Order

  • 6 April 2020
Eagle County Issues Updated Public Health Order

Eagle County Public Health and Environment has updated the county’s Public Health Order to help meet several key goals in the local response to COVID-19. These goals are to slow the spread of the virus in our communities; to ensure we can maintain the medical capacity and continuity to serve the medical needs of Eagle County residents; to protect our most vulnerable residents who are at greater risk for severe COVID-19 disease; and to establish a plan that will help Eagle County recover, socially and economically.

Vail Announces Operational Adjustments to Comply with Public Health Order

  • 2 April 2020
Vail Announces Operational Adjustments to Comply with Public Health Order

The Town of Vail and Vail Resorts have taken immediate measures to implement the Standing Public Health Order Related to Events, Bars and Restaurants issued by Eagle County Department of Health & Environment and recommendations from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our community. We have adjusted our protocols to emphasize social distancing practices in our day-to-day municipal operations and have canceled public gatherings according to the standing order. We ask that you conduct business with the Town of Vail via phone and/or online services. Operational changes include a suspension of all Vail Transit routes, closure of the Vail Public Library and other public buildings. This information will be updated as new announcements are made.  

A Message to Our Community

  • 26 March 2020
A Message to Our Community

A message of hope and resiliency from the Vail Town Council during these unprecedented times. 

Online COVID-19 Resource Directory Assists with Community Questions and Announcements

  • 26 March 2020
Online COVID-19 Resource Directory Assists with Community Questions and Announcements

The Town of Vail has added an online COVID-19 resource directory to its vailgov.com website to assist with community questions on Public Health Orders, local resources and other information. With the health, safety and well-being of the community the number-one priority of the town, information provided on www.vailgov.com/COVID-19 is intended to be a clearinghouse of resources to help community members access the latest information available. To access official updates from Eagle County Public Health & Environment, please continue to use www.ECEmergency.org. In addition, follow One Valley Voice on Facebook for timely, bilingual updates from Eagle County.  

An Important Update from the Mayor

  • 20 March 2020
An Important Update from the Mayor

UPDATE: Mayor Chapin is almost fully recovered and would like to thank everyone for reaching out to him with your heartfelt words of encouragement and support. He asks that you join him in turning your attention toward helping our community members who are most in need.  He says we face many challenges going forward, but he is confident that our community will persevere. “I have full confidence that our fellow councilors and management team at the Town of Vail will lead the way for our citizens to conquer this crisis as one united group. Now, let’s get to work!” – Mayor Dave Chapin In his interest to convey the urgent need to heed the warnings from trusted public health officials, Vail Mayor Dave Chapin has announced that he has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and is in isolation. Read more here.

UPDATE: Online State of the Town Address Available for Viewing following Modifications to March 10 Annual Community Meeting

  • 12 March 2020
UPDATE: Online State of the Town Address Available for Viewing following Modifications to March 10 Annual Community Meeting

UPDATE: Here is the link to the March 10 State of the Town address featuring overviews by Vail Mayor Dave Chapin and Vail Town Manager Scott Robson as well as a tribute to Vail Trailblazer Award recipient Josef Staufer by Council Member Brian Stockmar: https://www.highfivemedia.org/show/community-meeting-2020

CANCELED: Vail Sponsors Lunch with the Locals March 18

  • 5 March 2020
CANCELED: Vail Sponsors Lunch with the Locals March 18

UPDATE: This community gathering has been CANCELED as it meets the public health risk criteria listed below. Please call ahead or email Info@vailgov.com to check on the status of other previously noticed public meetings or gatherings, as many other activities will be taking place as scheduled. 

Vail Seeks Artists for Public Art Installation

  • 22 February 2020
Vail Seeks Artists for Public Art Installation

The Town of Vail’s Environmental Sustainability Team invites artists to submit their qualifications and images of previous artwork such as painting, pastel and drawing for consideration in the town-wide program to educate the public about storm drains and promote the health of Gore Creek. The selected artists will be commissioned to create an original and specific work depicting one of six Colorado wildlife species that live in or near Gore Creek, such as cutthroat trout, bald eagle, moose, American dipper, boreal toad, American beaver or other species.

Vail Seeks Proposals for Electric Bike Share Program

  • 20 February 2020
Vail Seeks Proposals for Electric Bike Share Program

Town of Vail’s Environmental Sustainability Team is accepting proposals for a neighborhood-based electric assist bike share pilot program to be implemented during the Summer of 2020. The goal of the pilot program is to determine community interest, level of participation, and feasibility of implementing a full-scale electric bike share program in Vail as a micro-mobility option for residents and employees that will reduce the number of single occupancy vehicles traveling in town during non-snow months.

8150 Report - Foley Fieldhouse

  • 24 January 2020
8150 Report - Foley Fieldhouse
The 8150 Report spotlights the people, programs and events that make the Town of Vail a great place to live and visit.

Fire, Community Development Departments Sponsor Workshops on New Code Amendments Requiring Ignition-Resistant Building Materials and Fire-Resistant Landscaping

  • 24 January 2020
Fire, Community Development Departments Sponsor Workshops on New Code Amendments Requiring Ignition-Resistant Building Materials and Fire-Resistant Landscaping
The Vail Fire and Community Development departments will be sponsoring informational workshops later this month and in February in preparation for implementation of new code amendments that will require ignition-resistant building materials and fire-resistant landscaping in Vail effective March 1. The sessions will be offered at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28 and repeated at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27. All workshops will take place at the West Vail Fire Station, located at 2399 N. Frontage Road W.

Actively Green Training Jan. 29

  • 23 January 2020
Actively Green Training Jan. 29

Interested in learning how to incorporate or improve sustainability in your business? Join us for a FREE introductory Actively Green training from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 29 at Walking Mountains Science Center. Register here.

8150 Podcast - December

  • 30 December 2019
8150 Podcast - December
The 8150 Podcast spotlights the people, programs and events that make the Town of Vail a great place to live and visit. It is produced in partnership with KZYR and hosted by Tony Mauro.
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