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Vail Businesses Successful in Recent Liquor and Tobacco Checks

  • 13 January 2019
The Colorado Department of Revenue Liquor and Tobacco Enforcement Division, with the assistance of the Vail Police Department, conducted compliance checks of 59 Vail businesses with liquor licenses over the recent holidays. The checks were conducted at bars, restaurants, retail liquor stores, grocery stores and gas stations.   

Vail Offers Tips for Safe New Year’s Eve Celebration

  • 27 December 2018
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. For the seventh consecutive year, the town will be rescinding an overnight curfew and eliminating late-night checkpoints in Vail Village due to the long-term success of its public safety campaign. Police Chief Dwight Henninger says additional foot patrols in the pedestrian areas will be used to maintain a family-friendly environment during the holiday.

2018 Town of Vail Year in Review

  • 26 December 2018
2018 Town of Vail Year in Review
Partnerships and collaboration in the areas of housing, environmental sustainability, parking, economy and public safety were key contributors in helping to elevate the town’s priority initiatives during 2018. For example, in partnership with the Vail Local Housing Authority, the town continued to make an impact on its housing goals with the acquisition of 106 new deed restrictions totaling $6.5 million of public and private investments through the Vail InDEED program. This included the purchase of 23 deed-restrictions at the newly-constructed 6 West Apartments in Edwards, which represents the town’s first of its kind regional housing collaboration. Also noteworthy during the year was announcement of Vail’s official certification as the first sustainable mountain resort destination in the U.S. and the first community certified in the world under the Mountain Ideal Standard. The certifications are 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, while marking the culmination of 56 years of leadership by the Vail community in progressive environmental conservation policies and programs. To address the need for additional public parking, a three-way partnership between the town, Eagle County Schools and Vail Resorts contributed to the opening of a new, four-level parking structure at Red Sandstone Elementary School in which the spaces will be utilized for both school and public use. A first-ever retreat between the Vail Town Council and executives from Vail Resorts identified areas where the two entities will be working together to enhance the guest experience and elevate Vail’s competitiveness. Events such as the Burton U.S. Snowboarding Championships, Colorado Classic, Bravo! Vail Music Festival as well as a Global Friendship exchange trip to Japan, served to showcase Vail to international audiences. Also of note was the involvement of Vail Fire in facilitating creation of the Mountain Area Mutual Aid Plan which assisted in the coordination of wildfire suppression efforts during the Lake Christine, Bocco, Buffalo, Two Elk and Golf Course fires throughout the region, and will serve to provide critical resources in the event of a wildfire in or near Vail. Other milestones included completion of the update to the Open Lands Plan, ongoing improvement in Gore Creek’s water quality, sponsorship of a wildlife forum which brought renewed focus on the health of the area’s wildlife, plus a kickoff to the Civic Area planning process that will help identify a future plan for the town’s public facilities in the heart of Vail.

Town of Vail Offers Holiday Transportation Tips

  • 18 December 2018
Town of Vail Offers Holiday Transportation Tips
With peak season parking restrictions in place Dec. 21 through Jan. 2 for Blue and Green parking passes, as well as peak rate pricing for Value cards, the Town of Vail offers the following tips and reminders when it comes to getting to your Vail destination.

Neighborhood Parking Variances Available

  • 17 December 2018
Neighborhood Parking Variances Available
If you'll be entertaining guests in Vail this holiday season, add the Vail Police Department to your holiday checklist. The department is available to help coordinate on-street parking for overflow guests.

Town of Vail Ready to Launch Master Planning Process for Civic Area Properties in the Heart of Vail Dec. 11

  • 6 December 2018
Town of Vail Ready to Launch Master Planning Process for Civic Area Properties in the Heart of Vail Dec. 11
The Town of Vail is introducing the first stages of a master planning process that will rely heavily on community engagement to determine how best to incorporate community needs and goals in preparing for future improvements to town-owned properties in the heart of Vail. To learn more about the Civic Area Master Plan process, the town is hosting a community open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11 in the Grand View on the third level of the Lionshead Welcome Center.

Get Your East Vail Access Placard

  • 3 December 2018
Get Your East Vail Access Placard
If you live in East Vail or travel to the neighborhood regularly, stop by the Vail Police Department front counter and pick up a free East Vail Vehicle Access Permit or locate the yellow hangtag you were given in previous years.

Adoption of 2019 Vail Municipal Budget Scheduled for Dec. 4

  • 30 November 2018
Adoption of 2019 Vail Municipal Budget Scheduled for Dec. 4
Public comment opportunities will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 4 as the Vail Town Council prepares to adopt the 2019 municipal budget. The $73.3 million expenditure plan is available on the town’s website at www.vailgov.com. Second reading of Ordinance No. 21 is listed as item 8.3 on Tuesday’s meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers. 

Skier Death in East Vail Chutes

  • 27 November 2018
Skier Death in East Vail Chutes
At approximately 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office responded to a backcountry medical incident where a skier went off of a jump. The skier did not survive the accident.
  

Vail Town Council to Review Status of Colorado Classic Cycling Race at Nov. 20 Meeting

  • 19 November 2018
Vail Town Council to Review Status of Colorado Classic Cycling Race at Nov. 20 Meeting
Lessons learned as well as future opportunities for professional cycling in Vail will be discussed by the Town Council during its regular evening meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 20. The discussion will include an overview of feedback received to date following the town’s sponsorship of two stages of the 2018 Colorado Classic held Aug. 16-17. The agenda item is listed as 4.1 on the meeting agenda which includes opportunities for public comment.

Vail Transportation Permits Required for New Season

  • 8 November 2018
Transportation providers doing business in Vail are reminded that a permit is required to provide passenger service within the town. The permit system was established in 2012 to help regulate the town’s management of shuttles, limousines, taxis, buses and other transportation services, including Uber and Lyft.

Winter Snow Removal Operations Begin Nov. 12

  • 6 November 2018
Winter Snow Removal Operations Begin Nov. 12
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. 12 and continuing through April 21.

Several Vehicle Break-ins Reported in West Vail

  • 5 November 2018
The Vail Police Department is investigating several overnight car break-ins that occurred in West Vail. In each instance, the vehicle was unlocked and personal belongings were taken. The Vail Police Department would like to encourage residents to lock their vehicles and refrain from leaving any valuables in their cars, including personal identification.

Operation Tread Safe Underway

  • 5 November 2018
Operation Tread Safe Underway
Law enforcement officers are taking an extra look at tire tread throughout Eagle, Garfield and Summit Counties this fall. Operation Tread Safe is a multi-agency partnership involving the Vail Police Department, Avon Police Department, Colorado State Patrol and the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. To assist, officers, deputies and troopers are equipped with discount coupons for services from participating tire companies in Eagle County, Summit County and Garfield County. The discounts, which include savings on new tire purchases, are valid until April 1, 2019.

Missing Party Found Deceased in East Vail

  • 1 November 2018
Missing Party Found Deceased in East Vail
At 8:44 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 1, Vail Police took a missing person’s report for Margo Taryn Khalili, a 26-year-old female, who lived in Vail. Vail Mountain Rescue responded to assist Vail Police with the search efforts in the East Vail area where Khalili was last seen around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31. At 1:45 p.m. Thursday, members of Vail Mountain Rescue located the body of Khalili deceased in Gore Creek, east of Bighorn Park. 
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