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Winter Snow Removal Operations Begin Nov. 13

  • 10 November 2017
Winter Snow Removal Operations Begin Nov. 13
The Town of Vail will soon be transitioning to its winter snow removal operations. As such, no on-street parking will be available within the town beginning Monday, Nov. 13 and continuing through April 15. Throughout the winter season, the Public Works Department is prepared to maintain Vail’s frontage roads and residential streets in a timely manner during and following each snowstorm.

East Vail Fire Station Renovation Recognized by Construction Trade Journal

  • 2 November 2017
East Vail Fire Station Renovation Recognized by Construction Trade Journal
The East Vail Fire Station renovation has been recognized with an Award of Merit for 2017 by the Engineering News-Record, a weekly publication that provides news related to the construction industry. Station 1, located at 4116 Columbine Drive, was originally constructed in 1981. In 2016, a $4.1 million renovation project was undertaken and completed in March 2017.

I-70 Vail Underpass Project Celebrates Grand Opening

  • 13 October 2017
I-70 Vail Underpass Project Celebrates Grand Opening
Representatives from the Town of Vail, Colorado Department of Transportation, Kraemer North America and the public gathered at the site of the new I-70 Vail underpass on Friday, Oct. 13 to celebrate a successful project completion and officially open the underpass to vehicle, bike and pedestrian traffic. Officials also announced a new name for the underpass — the Sandstone Underpass. The North and South Frontage Roads in Vail have also returned to their normal, two-way configuration as of Friday, Oct. 6. This $30.1 million project finished ahead of schedule and on budget.

Proposed 2018 Vail Municipal Budget Available for Public Review

  • 13 October 2017
Proposed 2018 Vail Municipal Budget Available for Public Review
Public comment opportunities will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 17 as the Vail Town Council considers final adoption of the 2018 municipal budget. The $78.9 million expenditure plan is available on the town’s website. Second reading of the budget ordinance is listed as public hearing item 6.1 on Tuesday’s meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers.

Intermountain Helicopter Operations to Continue Week of October 16

  • 12 October 2017
Intermountain Helicopter Operations to Continue Week of October 16
Helicopter logging operations associated with the Vail Intermountain Fuels Project will continue the week of October 16 to make up for weather and scheduling delays. All log hauling and yarding should be complete by Nov. 3.

Vail Fire Sponsors Open House Oct. 7 to Celebrate National Fire Prevention Week

  • 6 October 2017
Vail Fire Sponsors Open House Oct. 7 to Celebrate National Fire Prevention Week
Vail Fire and Emergency Services is inviting community members to stop by the West Vail Fire Station, 2399 N. Frontage Road, for an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7. The family-friendly event will include activities for guests of all ages including station tours, equipment displays and a kids’ obstacle course in recognition of National Fire Prevention Week.

Pile Burning to Take Place in Vail as Conditions Permit

  • 2 October 2017
Pile Burning to Take Place in Vail as Conditions Permit
Crews from Vail Fire and Emergency Services will be conducting pile burn operations over the next few months as conditions permit. These burns will take place near the Vail Golf Course, Buffehr Creek and the west end of Intermountain.

Public Works to Assist with Fallen Trees from Snowstorm

  • 2 October 2017
Public Works to Assist with Fallen Trees from Snowstorm
A crew from the Town of Vail Public Works Department will be assisting with clean-up efforts today associated with fallen trees from the snowstorm overnight. This will include assistance in removing trees blocking private driveways and entrances. To request assistance, call Charlie Turnbull at 970-390-3008 or Sam Sandoval at 970-376-2597. 

Proposed 2018 Vail Municipal Budget Available for Public Review

  • 29 September 2017
Proposed 2018 Vail Municipal Budget Available for Public Review
Public comment opportunities will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 3 and on Tuesday, Oct. 17 as the Vail Town Council reviews the proposed 2018 municipal budget. The $78.8 million expenditure plan is available on the town’s website. First reading of the budget ordinance is listed as action item 6.3 on the Oct. 3 meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers.

Pause in Helicopter Operations as Crews Haul Logs in Preparation for Continued Flying

  • 29 September 2017
Pause in Helicopter Operations as Crews Haul Logs in Preparation for Continued Flying
Contractors have made good progress on the Vail Intermountain Fuels Project which has involved use of a helicopter to fly logs to a staging area. To date, the helicopter has flown approximately 25 hours and moved 40 semi-truck loads of wood from the forest to the landing. Residents will notice a pause in the helicopter operations over the week of October 2 as ground crews continue to haul wood from the western landing. The project is part of a multi-year fuels reduction project coordinated by the White River National Forest, Colorado State Forest Service and Vail Fire & Emergency Services.

Helicopter will Arrive Sept. 22 to Complete Work on Vail Intermountain Fuels Reduction Project

  • 24 September 2017
Helicopter will Arrive Sept. 22 to Complete Work on Vail Intermountain Fuels Reduction Project
The next phase of the Vail Intermountain Fuels Project is scheduled to begin Friday, Sept. 22 with the arrival of a Blackhawk helicopter to begin removing logs that have been cut by crews working in the project area since mid-August. This is part of a multi-year fuels reduction project coordinated by the White River National Forest, Colorado State Forest Service and Vail Fire & Emergency Services. 

Truck Accident Closes Vail Pass and Ignites Small Wildland Fire

  • 21 September 2017
Truck Accident Closes Vail Pass and Ignites Small Wildland Fire
At approximately 5:10 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21, Vail Fire and Emergency Services and Eagle County Paramedic Service responded to a report of vehicle over the embankment at the eastbound I-70 mile marker 182.5. The first arriving unit reported that a semi truck was approximately 300 feet off the highway in a deep canyon. Crews observed smoke coming from the wreckage in an inaccessible part of the canyon.

Free Curbside Chipping Service Wrapping up for Season in Vail

  • 19 September 2017
Free Curbside Chipping Service Wrapping up for Season in Vail
Only a few weeks remain for free chipping services provided by Vail Fire and Emergency Services before coming to an end for the season. The chipping is available through Tuesday, Oct. 9 to assist with defensible space on private property.

Short-Term Rental Discussions Continue Tuesday, Sept. 5

  • 5 September 2017
Short-Term Rental Discussions Continue Tuesday, Sept. 5
The Vail Town Council will continue its review of policy considerations regarding the regulation and compliance of short-term rentals during its evening meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 5. The discussion item is listed as 6.1 on the meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers with opportunities for public comment.

Community Picnic Suggestions and Responses Compiled by Town of Vail

  • 5 September 2017
Community Picnic Suggestions and Responses Compiled by Town of Vail
Comments and suggestions from the 2017 Town of Vail neighborhood picnics have been compiled and are being evaluated by the Town Council and staff. Comments have been sorted into the categories of neighborhoods, short-term rentals, enforcement, public safety, environment, events, parking, major construction projects and compliments. The picnics were held on July 25 at Bighorn Park and on Aug. 15 at Donovan Park and are used as a community outreach measure to connect with residents and guests.
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