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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.

Vail Sponsors Lunch with the Locals Tuesday, July 24

  • 19 July 2018
Vail Sponsors Lunch with the Locals Tuesday, July 24
The Town of Vail and Eagle River Water & Sanitation District will sponsor another installment in the Lunch with the Locals series at noon Tuesday, July 24 in the Grand View, on the third floor of the Lionshead Welcome Center. Attendees will enjoy a free lunch while listening to Kim Langmaid, founder of Walking Mountains Science Center and Vail Town Council member, describe the Town of Vail’s efforts to become the first certified Sustainable Destination in the United States and the first destination in the world to be certified to the Mountain IDEAL sustainable destination standard.

Vail Seeking Proposals from Qualified Firms to Lead Civic Area Planning Project

  • 18 July 2018
Vail Seeking Proposals from Qualified Firms to Lead Civic Area Planning Project
The Town of Vail is seeking proposals from experienced planning and design firms to lead the community in developing a Vail Civic Area Plan – a master plan for future improvements on town-owned land and adjacent properties in Lionshead. The civic planning area represents approximately 10 acres to include the Lionshead parking structure, Dobson Ice Arena, Vail Public Library, East Lionshead Circle, West Meadow Drive and properties west of the Vail Health medical center, as well as the existing municipal complex on South Frontage Road. The deadline for proposals is 12 p.m. (MDT) Monday, July 30.

Town of Vail to Sponsor Annual Neighborhood Picnics July 18 and Aug. 7

  • 18 July 2018
Town of Vail to Sponsor Annual Neighborhood Picnics July 18 and Aug. 7
Mark your calendars for the Town of Vail’s annual Celebrating Community neighborhood picnic series Wednesday, July 18 at Bighorn Park in East Vail and Tuesday, Aug. 7 at Donovan Pavilion in West Vail. Each picnic will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with free food and drink provided by the town on a first-come, first-served basis. The picnics provide community members with an opportunity to offer comments and suggestions about various topics and to meet members of the Vail Town Council and town staff. Returning this year will be a children’s activity area sponsored by the Vail Recreation District, so bring the kids.

8150 Report - July 2018 Podcast

  • 16 July 2018
8150 Report - July 2018 Podcast
The 8150 Report is a new podcast that spotlights the people, programs and events that make the Town of Vail a great place to live and visit. In partnership with Tony Mauro, the monthly podcast will feature current topics of interest for those that live in and visit Vail. This month we explore GoPro Mountain Games, Vail America Days™, Starting Hearts and Sole Power, plus a conversation with Vail Town Manager Greg Clifton.

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.

Community Priorities, Service Level Ratings Identified in Town of Vail Survey

  • 19 June 2018
Community Priorities, Service Level Ratings Identified in Town of Vail Survey
Environmental sustainability efforts and housing opportunities have been identified as high priorities for the Vail Town Council to consider in the coming months according to respondents who took part in the Town of Vail community survey which was circulated during the spring. The survey findings were presented to the Town Council on June 19 by the research firm RRC Associates which also included an overview of department and service ratings.

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.   
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