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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!

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.
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