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.

8150 Podcast - Lt. Scott Bridges

  • 19 January 2020
8150 Podcast - Lt. Scott Bridges
The 8150 Report is a podcast that spotlights the people, programs and events that make the Town of Vail a great place to live and visit. In partnership with KZYR and hosted by Tony Mauro, the monthly podcast features current topics of interest for those that live in and visit Vail.

8150 Podcast - December

  • 30 December 2019
8150 Podcast - December
The 8150 Podcast spotlights the people, programs and events that make the Town of Vail a great place to live and visit. It is produced in partnership with KZYR and hosted by Tony Mauro.

Vail Offers Tips for Safe New Year’s Eve Celebration

  • 30 December 2019
Vail Offers Tips for Safe New Year’s Eve Celebration
New Year's Eve in Vail will include bus service enhancements and the presence of police and fire personnel to ensure that a safe and fun atmosphere is provided for residents and guests. Additional foot patrols in the pedestrian areas will be used to maintain a family-friendly environment during the holiday.

2019 Year in Review

  • 26 December 2019
2019 Year in Review
Collaboration and partnerships across the county contributed to an eventful year for the Town of Vail in 2019. Enjoy a recap in this Year in Review.

Plan Ahead for Winter Storms - Do you have your East Vail Vehicle Access Placard?

  • 25 November 2019
Plan Ahead for Winter Storms - Do you have your East Vail Vehicle Access Placard?
In preparation for the possibility of road closures on Interstate 70 over Vail Pass this holiday season, the Vail Police Department is encouraging residents of the East Vail neighborhoods to have their vehicle access placards ready to go. The free placards ae issued by the police department to improve access to the East Vail neighborhoods during I-70 closures and are available for free to all requesting households. The bright yellow placards are available from the Vail Police front counter, located at 75 S. Frontage Road, during regular office hours, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 

Two-Vehicle Crash Closes I-70 in Vail

  • 16 November 2019
Two-Vehicle Crash Closes I-70 in Vail
At 3:05 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, the Vail Police Department responded to a vehicle crash in the area of westbound I-70 at mile marker 177 after receiving several 911 calls. Two vehicles traveling westbound collided causing both vehicles to leave the road. One vehicle came to rest in the eastbound lanes of I-70 and the second vehicle came to rest on North Frontage Road. One occupant of each vehicle was ejected during the crash. 
 

Prolonged Rescue Effort Necessary to Remove Suicidal Party from Backcountry Cliff

  • 11 November 2019
Prolonged Rescue Effort Necessary to Remove Suicidal Party from Backcountry Cliff
At 12:45 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, crews from Vail Fire, Eagle County Paramedic Services (ECPS), Eagle County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) and Vail Mountain Rescue (VMR) were dispatched to a report of a suicidal party who was trapped on a cliff approximately 1.5 miles up Red Sandstone Road, also known as Piney Road. 

Pile Burning in Vail Planned This Week as Conditions Allow

  • 27 October 2019
Pile Burning in Vail Planned This Week as Conditions Allow
Crews from the U.S. Forest Service have scheduled pile burns for the week of Oct. 28 as conditions permit. The operations will take place beginning Monday, Oct. 28 on the hillside above Stephens Park in the Intermountain neighborhood. The piles were built as part of the ongoing Vail Intermountain Fuels Reduction Project, a partnership between the U.S. Forest Service and Town of Vail.

Pile Burning in Vail Planned Monday, Oct. 21 as Conditions Allow

  • 20 October 2019
Pile Burning in Vail Planned Monday, Oct. 21 as Conditions Allow
Crews from Vail Fire and Emergency Services are preparing to conduct pile burn operations on Monday, Oct. 21 as conditions permit. The pile burning will take place on the Vail Golf Course.

Red Flag Warning for Oct. 9

  • 9 October 2019
Red Flag Warning for Oct. 9
 A Red Flag Weather Warning is in effect from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Within the Town of Vail, the burning of any material is prohibited during a Red Flag Weather Warning. Expect gusty winds, low humidity and dry fuels.

Vail Fire Sponsors Open House Oct. 5 to Celebrate National Fire Prevention Week

  • 4 October 2019
Vail Fire Sponsors Open House Oct. 5 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 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 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. Activities will also include fire safety information on smoke alarms, exit drills and carbon monoxide alarms presented by the Fire Prevention Division. Free hot dogs and chips will be served as well.
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