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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.

Free Curbside Chipping Service Wrapping up for Season in Vail

  • 2 October 2019
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 Thursday, Oct. 10 to assist with defensible space on private property.

Proposed 2020 Vail Municipal Budget Available for Public Review

  • 30 September 2019
Proposed 2020 Vail Municipal Budget Available for Public Review
Public comment opportunities will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 1 and on Tuesday, Oct. 15 as the Vail Town Council reviews the proposed 2020 municipal budget. The $85.4 million expenditure plan is available by clicking here. First reading of the budget ordinance is listed as action item 5.2 on the Oct. 1 meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers.

Town of Vail to Host Seasonal Job Fair Sept. 26 at Donovan Pavilion

  • 26 September 2019
Town of Vail to Host Seasonal Job Fair Sept. 26 at Donovan Pavilion
The Town of Vail is hosting a seasonal job fair from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26 at Donovan Pavilion. Representatives from the town’s parking, transit, police, fire and other departments will be present with information on available job openings. These include bus drivers, parking attendants, year-round emergency services dispatchers, code enforcement officers, accounting technician and early childhood educator with the Eagle Valley Child Care Association.

Vail Fire Responds to Structure Fire in West Vail

  • 25 August 2019
Vail Fire Responds to Structure Fire in West Vail
At approximately 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, Vail Fire and Emergency Services responded to a reported structure fire at 1977 Circle Drive in West Vail. The first arriving engine found an active fire in the area of the rear deck which had extended into the attic. After confirming that all occupants were out of the building, crews initiated fire attack.
Initially the fire was difficult to access due to a gated driveway and lack of access to the rear of the structure.

Vail Social Community Potluck Event on Sept. 24 Aims to Rekindle Community Connections

  • 19 August 2019
Vail Social Community Potluck Event on Sept. 24 Aims to Rekindle Community Connections
Inspired by a vintage photo showing a festive picnic during Vail’s early days, a reboot event is being organized to rekindle that same spirit. Today, nearly 50 years since the earlier gathering, community members are invited to make plans to enjoy a new tradition in the middle of town. The Vail Social community potluck dinner will be taking place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 24 at Solaris Plaza in Vail Village. The event is free and will be held rain or shine. Details, including how to sign up to attend, are available at VailSocial.com.

Draft Civic Area Master Plan Concepts - Tell Us What You Think!

  • 13 August 2019
Draft Civic Area Master Plan Concepts - Tell Us What You Think!
The Civic Area Plan is gaining momentum. A final draft plan is scheduled to be released in mid-September, with formal review by the Planning and Environmental Commission and Vail Town Council scheduled to occur in the fall. The civic area plan is a predecessor to future site planning processes, during which decisions specific to each site will be made.

Last Community Picnic is Tuesday, Aug. 13 at Donovan Pavilion

  • 11 August 2019
Last Community Picnic is Tuesday, Aug. 13 at Donovan Pavilion
The Town of Vail will host its remaining neighborhood picnic of the summer on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at Donovan Pavilion in West Vail. The picnic will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with free food and drink provided by the town.

Join Your Neighbors for National Night Out in Vail and Eagle County on Aug. 6

  • 5 August 2019
Join Your Neighbors for National Night Out in Vail and Eagle County on Aug. 6
The Vail Police Department is inviting community members to join them for the annual National Night Out event on Tuesday, Aug. 6.  Residents in neighborhoods throughout Vail, Eagle County and across the nation are urged to participate and spend the evening outside with friends and neighbors. Vail’s event will be taking place from 5 to 7 p.m. at Fire Station No. 3 in West Vail, located at 2399 North Frontage Road, and will include a free barbeque and activities for the kids. 

Crews Respond to Rollover Accident on Vail Pass

  • 28 July 2019
Crews Respond to Rollover Accident on Vail Pass
Emergency responders were dispatched at 10:32 a.m. Saturday, July 27 for a report of a rollover accident at the lower truck ramp at milemarker 182 westbound Interstate 70. Responding agencies included Vail Fire and Emergency Services, Eagle County Paramedic Services, Colorado State Patrol and Vail Police. 

I-70 Work at Dowd Junction Has Been Completed

  • 24 July 2019
I-70 Work at Dowd Junction Has Been Completed
The right lane closure on westbound Interstate 70 through Dowd Junction, just west of Vail, has been removed. Crews were able to complete ditch cleaning operations Tuesday afternoon. Rocks were removed from the ditch parallel to I-70 to improve its effectiveness as a rockfall catch area.
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