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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!

Free Landscape Workshop on April 12 to Focus on Best Practices to Restore Local Waterways

  • 28 March 2018
Free Landscape Workshop on April 12 to Focus on Best Practices to Restore Local Waterways
Registration is now taking place for a free workshop on sustainable landscaping practices scheduled for Thursday, April 12 in Vail. This free, day-long workshop will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Donovan Pavilion. Sponsored by the Town of Vail, Eagle River Water & Sanitation District, Town of Avon and Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, this is the third year for the training and coincides with expanded educational programming identified in the Town of Vail Gore Creek Strategic Action Plan.

Town of Vail Community Survey Underway to Identify Municipal Service Ratings, Community Priorities

  • 12 March 2018
Town of Vail Community Survey Underway to Identify Municipal Service Ratings, Community Priorities
The Town of Vail is inviting all residents, property owners, business owners and employees to take part in its biennial community survey which is taking place in two formats, web and mail-back. The survey was last conducted in 2016 and is used to evaluate municipal service levels and to identify community priorities.

Free Energy Assessments, Energy Coaching and Double Rebates Available to Vail Residents and Businesses

  • 11 March 2018
Free Energy Assessments, Energy Coaching and Double Rebates Available to Vail Residents and Businesses
The Town of Vail is partnering with Energy Smart Colorado at Walking Mountains Science Center to provide free on-site energy audits and double rebates for energy efficiency upgrades within the town. Participants will also have access to a database of local contractors who specialize in energy efficiency. All homes and businesses in Vail are encouraged to participate.   

Vail Named Best of Top 100 Sustainable Destinations for 2018

  • 6 March 2018
Vail Named Best of Top 100 Sustainable Destinations for 2018
Vail is once again receiving international recognition for its collective sustainability efforts by being named the Best of the Top 100 Sustainable Destinations. A delegation from Vail is in Europe this week to accept the award in the Best of the Americas category, which is being presented in partnership with ITB Berlin, the world’s leading travel trade show, which runs March 7-11.

New Short-term Rental Regulations Become Effective Thursday, March 1

  • 28 February 2018
New Short-term Rental Regulations Become Effective Thursday, March 1
The Town of Vail’s new short-term rental regulations become effective on Thursday, March 1. The regulations were approved in December with a delayed implementation date to allow for property owners and managers to prepare for the changes and to create an administrative tracking and complaint system managed by the town.

Vail Seeks Community Members to Fill Board Vacancies

  • 21 February 2018
The Town of Vail is seeking community members to fill 14 vacancies on four citizen boards. There are three openings each on the Building and Fire Codes Appeals Board, Planning and Environmental Commission and Design Review Board and five openings on the Art in Public Places Board. Applications for the Building and Fire Codes Appeals Board as well as the Art in Public Places Board are due to the town by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, while applications for openings on the Planning and Environmental Commission and Design Review Board are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 9.

Calling all North Trail, Son of Middle Creek and Two Elk Supporters!

  • 15 February 2018
Calling all North Trail, Son of Middle Creek and Two Elk Supporters!
Want to support your local trails and wildlife, but don’t like manual labor or getting dirty? Become an Eagle County Adopt A Trail Ambassador and help educate the community and trail users about seasonal closures to protect wildlife.

Vail Seeks Artists for Storm Drain Education Project

  • 14 February 2018
Vail Seeks Artists for Storm Drain Education Project
The Town of Vail’s Environmental Sustainability Team invites artists to submit their qualifications and images of previous art work (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 the five Colorado wildlife species that live in or near Gore Creek.

View the Community Wildlife Forum Featuring Panel of Experts

  • 11 February 2018
View the Community Wildlife Forum Featuring Panel of Experts
If you missed the Community Wildfire Forum held in Vail on Jan. 18, the presentation was recorded by High Five Access Media and is available for viewing online at highfivemedia.org/show/wildlife-forum. The forum is also being replayed on local cable Channel 5; for dates and times, visit the website at highfivemedia.org.

Input Needed on Climate Action Plan for Eagle County Community

  • 9 February 2018
Input Needed on Climate Action Plan for Eagle County Community
Community members throughout Eagle County are being asked to take a few minutes to participate in an online survey to identify how best to implement climate action planning at the local level. The survey, sponsored by the Climate Action Collaborative and facilitated by Walking Mountains Science Center, has been developed to gauge and benchmark community behaviors and attitudes when it comes to climate change and taking action locally to reduce greenhouse gas pollution. Visit walkingmountains.org/cap now through Feb. 26 to complete the survey. 

2017 Town of Vail Year in Review

  • 25 December 2017
The Town of Vail brought its commitment to housing to the forefront during the year, making more progress than in any other period in Vail’s 50-plus year history. With a newly-established goal to acquire 1,000 new deed restrictions by the year 2027, the town began making good on its goal by breaking ground on 32 homes at Chamonix Vail and committing $4.225 million to buy deed restrictions for 65 new apartments to be constructed by Sonnenalp Properties through the new Vail InDEED program initiated by the Vail Local Housing Authority.
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