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A Message to Our Community

  • 26 March 2020
A Message to Our Community

A message of hope and resiliency from the Vail Town Council during these unprecedented times. 

Online COVID-19 Resource Directory Assists with Community Questions and Announcements

  • 26 March 2020
Online COVID-19 Resource Directory Assists with Community Questions and Announcements

The Town of Vail has added an online COVID-19 resource directory to its vailgov.com website to assist with community questions on Public Health Orders, local resources and other information. With the health, safety and well-being of the community the number-one priority of the town, information provided on www.vailgov.com/COVID-19 is intended to be a clearinghouse of resources to help community members access the latest information available. To access official updates from Eagle County Public Health & Environment, please continue to use www.ECEmergency.org. In addition, follow One Valley Voice on Facebook for timely, bilingual updates from Eagle County.  

Vail Announces Operational Adjustments to Comply with Public Health Order

  • 25 March 2020
Vail Announces Operational Adjustments to Comply with Public Health Order

The Town of Vail and Vail Resorts have taken immediate measures to implement the Standing Public Health Order Related to Events, Bars and Restaurants issued by Eagle County Department of Health & Environment and recommendations from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our community. We have adjusted our protocols to emphasize social distancing practices in our day-to-day municipal operations and have canceled public gatherings according to the standing order. We ask that you conduct business with the Town of Vail via phone and/or online services. Operational changes include a suspension of all Vail Transit routes, closure of the Vail Public Library and other public buildings. This information will be updated as new announcements are made.  

Take Part in Vail’s Community Survey and Share Ideas on COVID-19 Response

  • 25 March 2020
Take Part in Vail’s Community Survey and Share Ideas on COVID-19 Response

There’s still time to take part in the Town of Vail community survey which will help the town gather critical information in its response to the COVID-19 virus, among other topics. New questions have been added to learn what the town can do to support the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. The survey also includes questions used to evaluate municipal service levels and to identify community priorities. Residents, property owners, business owners, employees and others impacted by the town are encouraged to participate. The survey is available in two formats: online at www.vailcommunitysurvey.org/open or in a paper format that can be mailed upon request by calling 970-479-2115 or emailing info@vailgov.com. However, if you received a postcard invitation to take part, please use the login address and passcode on the card to help ensure the survey is statistically valid. 

An Important Update from the Mayor

  • 20 March 2020
An Important Update from the Mayor

UPDATE: Mayor Chapin is almost fully recovered and would like to thank everyone for reaching out to him with your heartfelt words of encouragement and support. He asks that you join him in turning your attention toward helping our community members who are most in need.  He says we face many challenges going forward, but he is confident that our community will persevere. “I have full confidence that our fellow councilors and management team at the Town of Vail will lead the way for our citizens to conquer this crisis as one united group. Now, let’s get to work!” – Mayor Dave Chapin In his interest to convey the urgent need to heed the warnings from trusted public health officials, Vail Mayor Dave Chapin has announced that he has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and is in isolation. Read more here.

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

  • 20 March 2020
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 2018 and is used to evaluate municipal service levels and to identify community priorities.

RIDER ALERT: Vail Transit has Suspended Operations

  • 18 March 2020
RIDER ALERT: Vail Transit has Suspended Operations

In response to public health concerns associated with the COVID-19 virus, Town of Vail buses suspended operations on all routes effective at the end of the evening Wednesday, March 18. Alternate transportation options include High Mountain Taxi which is operating with a limit of three passengers due to social distancing requirements, 970-524-5555; Black Diamond Limo, 970-306-6618 (limited drivers); Intermountain Express, 720-539-3209 (limited drivers); and ride-share services provided by Lyft and Uber. Riders are also asked to consult with friends and neighbors to arrange for transportation during this critical time. Please call the Vail Transit office at 970-479-2174 for additional guidance on transportation options, or call the Vail Welcome Center at 970-477-3522 for information on airport shuttle service.
 

UPDATE: Online State of the Town Address Available for Viewing following Modifications to March 10 Annual Community Meeting

  • 12 March 2020
UPDATE: Online State of the Town Address Available for Viewing following Modifications to March 10 Annual Community Meeting

UPDATE: Here is the link to the March 10 State of the Town address featuring overviews by Vail Mayor Dave Chapin and Vail Town Manager Scott Robson as well as a tribute to Vail Trailblazer Award recipient Josef Staufer by Council Member Brian Stockmar: https://www.highfivemedia.org/show/community-meeting-2020

CANCELED: Vail Fire to Present Details of Comprehensive Community Wildfire Protection Plan during Public Open House March 12

  • 11 March 2020
CANCELED: Vail Fire to Present Details of Comprehensive Community Wildfire Protection Plan during Public Open House March 12

UPDATE: This community gathering has been CANCELED as it meets the public health risk criteria listed below. In lieu of gathering and collecting input from our community in person, we are asking that you review the draft Vail Community Wildfire Protection Plan at www.vailgov.com/wildfire, and then submit your comments via email to pcada@vailgov.com by March 30.  

Please call ahead or email Info@vailgov.com to check on the status of other previously noticed public meetings or gatherings, as many other activities will be taking place as scheduled. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Vail Community Meeting on March 10 Celebrates Trailblazer Award Recipient and Looks to the Future with State of the Town Update

  • 10 March 2020
Annual Vail Community Meeting on March 10 Celebrates Trailblazer Award Recipient and Looks to the Future with State of the Town Update

Vail’s Annual Community Meeting takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 10 at Donovan Pavilion and will be headlined by a celebration recognizing longtime community advocate Josef Staufer as the recipient of the annual Trailblazer Award as well as a look back on accomplishments from 2019 and new initiatives taking place in 2020.

First Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Eagle County

  • 7 March 2020
First Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Eagle County

On March 6, Eagle County Public Health and Environment reported the first positive case of COVID-19, or coronavirus, in the county. 

Vail Town Offices Closing Early Due to Storm

  • 7 February 2020
Vail Town Offices Closing Early Due to Storm

Due to road conditions and increasing safety issues, the Town of Vail will be closing its non-essential offices at 3 p.m. today, Feb. 7. The Vail Public Library will remain open today until 6 p.m.

Vail Offers Reminders on Snow Clearing

  • 7 February 2020
Vail Offers Reminders on Snow Clearing

With nearly 30 inches of snowfall recorded at the Town of Vail public works facility within the last 24 hours and more on the way, the town’s snowplow drivers are doing all they can to keep the streets safe for travel, including clearing snow from intersections to improve visibility. 

Reminder to Remove Snow Near Utility Meters

  • 7 February 2020
Reminder to Remove Snow Near Utility Meters

With the recent snowfall accumulation, Vail Fire & Emergency Services is asking property owners and maintenance personnel to be aware of the need to remove snow and ice accumulation from around gas meters and utility shut offs. Snow and Ice accumulation can cause damage to gas meters and valves potentially causing leaks and allowing for buildup of gas in confined spaces, basements and dwelling spaces. If you smell gas, evacuate your home and call 911.

Fire, Community Development Departments Sponsor Workshops on New Code Amendments Requiring Ignition-Resistant Building Materials and Fire-Resistant Landscaping

  • 24 January 2020
Fire, Community Development Departments Sponsor Workshops on New Code Amendments Requiring Ignition-Resistant Building Materials and Fire-Resistant Landscaping
The Vail Fire and Community Development departments will be sponsoring informational workshops later this month and in February in preparation for implementation of new code amendments that will require ignition-resistant building materials and fire-resistant landscaping in Vail effective March 1. The sessions will be offered at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28 and repeated at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27. All workshops will take place at the West Vail Fire Station, located at 2399 N. Frontage Road W.
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