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Locals Encouraged to Attend YIMBY Jamboree to Discuss Community Housing Solutions, Jan. 17

  • 10 January 2019
Building on the strong momentum of the Eagle River Valley’s multiple efforts across private and public sectors to create a healthy community by delivering incremental housing projects, the YIMBY Jamboree will take place Thursday, Jan. 17 at Donovan Pavilion.

Town withdraws Development Applications for Vacant Property in West Vail

  • 10 January 2019
The Town of Vail has withdrawn the five development applications submitted to facilitate future residential development on its vacant parcel in the Chamonix Vail Neighborhood in West Vail as of Tuesday, Jan. 8. The applications had been set for review by the Town of Vail Planning and Environmental Commission on Monday, Jan. 14.

Vail Launches Master Planning Process for Civic Area Properties; Take the Survey at EngageVail.com

  • 3 January 2019
Vail Launches Master Planning Process for Civic Area Properties; Take the Survey at EngageVail.com
The Town of Vail has introduced the first stages of a master planning process that is relying heavily on community engagement to determine how best to incorporate community needs and goals in preparing for future improvements to town-owned properties in the heart of Vail.

Vail Mail Holiday Edition

  • 14 December 2018
Vail Mail Holiday Edition

Enjoy an Epic Start to the Holiday Season in Vail 

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.
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