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Vail Fire Department to Host Wildfire Planning and Education Open House Sept. 25

  • 19 September 2018
Vail Fire Department to Host Wildfire Planning and Education Open House Sept. 25
The Vail Fire Department is inviting community members to attend an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25 at the West Vail Fire Station to help with the planning process as the department develops a Community Wildfire Protection Plan. Vail’s protection plan will include an assessment of strategies that will be used to prioritize future wildfire mitigation efforts. Residential and commercial property owners as well as other community members are encouraged to attend the gathering.

2018 Community Picnic Suggestions and Responses

  • 17 September 2018
2018 Community Picnic Suggestions and Responses
Comments and suggestions from the 2018 Town of Vail neighborhood picnics have been compiled. The comments have been sorted into the categories of neighborhoods, Vail Village/Lionshead, transportation, general and compliments. The picnics were held on July 28 at Bighorn Park and on Aug. 7 at Donovan Park and are used as a community outreach measure to connect with residents and guests.

National Test of Emergency Alert System Scheduled for Oct. 3

  • 16 September 2018
National Test of Emergency Alert System Scheduled for Oct. 3
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission, will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on Wednesday, Oct. 3. The WEA portion of the test commences at 12:18 p.m. MDT, and the EAS portion follows at 12:20 p.m. MDT. The test will assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine whether improvements are needed.

Town of Vail Offices Closed Sept. 3

  • 24 August 2018
Most Town of Vail Municipal offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3 in observance of Labor Day. The Vail Public Library also will be closed. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Transit services will operate uninterrupted during the holiday. Also, the police front counter in the Municipal Building will remain open on Monday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call 911 for police, fire or medical emergencies.

Vail Police Seek Information about Recent Bike Thefts

  • 24 August 2018
Vail Police Seek Information about Recent Bike Thefts
Vail Police are seeking any information that would lead to the identification of a person of interest that was captured in security footage. It is possible this individual may have witnessed a bicycle theft and could have important information.

Vail Offers Tips to Enjoy Colorado Classic Stages Aug. 16 & 17

  • 15 August 2018
Vail Offers Tips to Enjoy Colorado Classic Stages Aug. 16 & 17
As Vail prepares to welcome the Colorado Classic professional men and women’s cycling competitors for the Stage 1 circuit race on Thursday, Aug. 16 and the Stage 2 time trial on Friday Aug. 17, use these tips to enjoy the fun.

Vail Police Respond to Recent Bike Thefts

  • 8 August 2018
Vail Police Respond to Recent Bike Thefts
During the past week, the Vail Police Department has taken reports of eight bicycle thefts. These bicycles have been stolen from balconies, patios and bike racks -both locked and unlocked - at various times of the day and night.  

Vail to Host Public Presentation on Autonomous Vehicles, other Emerging Technologies by Noted Author and Futurist Rutt Bridges on Aug. 7

  • 1 August 2018
Vail to Host Public Presentation on Autonomous Vehicles, other Emerging Technologies by Noted Author and Futurist Rutt Bridges on Aug. 7
The Town of Vail has arranged for noted author and futurist Rutt Bridges to lead a presentation and discussion on autonomous vehicles and other emerging technologies during the Tuesday, Aug. 7 Vail Town Council meeting. Members of the community as well as representatives from agencies and organizations from throughout the region are welcome to attend. The presentation is listed as agenda item 5.1 and will take place from approximately 6:15 until 7:15 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers, 75 S. Frontage Road. The session will include opportunities for questions and comments from the public.

Have Coffee with a Cop in Vail Monday, Aug. 6

  • 1 August 2018
Have Coffee with a Cop in Vail Monday, Aug. 6
Officers from the Vail Police Department are inviting community members to join them for coffee and conversation between 9 and 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6 at Yeti’s Grind in Vail Village at Solaris, 141 East Meadow Drive. 
The “Coffee with a Cop” sessions are a continuation of the department’s community policing efforts aimed at improving relationships between police officers and community members and to provide additional opportunities for community conversations.

Join Your Neighbors for National Night Out in Vail and Eagle County on Aug. 7

  • 1 August 2018
Join Your Neighbors for National Night Out in Vail and Eagle County on Aug. 7
The Vail Police Department is inviting community members to join them for the annual National Night Out event on Tuesday, Aug. 7.  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. 2 in Vail Village, located at 42 W. Meadow Dr. and will include a free barbeque.

Last Community Picnic is Tuesday, Aug. 7 at Donovan Pavilion

  • 31 July 2018
Last Community Picnic is Tuesday, Aug. 7 at Donovan Pavilion
The Town of Vail will host its remaining neighborhood picnic of the summer on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at Donovan Pavilion. The picnic will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with free food and drink provided by the town as well as a children’s activity area sponsored by the Vail Recreation District.

Vail Prepares for Excitement of Men and Women’s Pro Cycling with Colorado Classic on Aug. 16 & 17; Neighborhood Logistics Finalized

  • 25 July 2018
Vail Prepares for Excitement of Men and Women’s Pro Cycling with Colorado Classic on Aug. 16 & 17; Neighborhood Logistics Finalized
The logistics required to host stages 1 and 2 of the Colorado Classic which will welcome thousands of cycling fans to Vail on Thursday, Aug. 16 and Friday, Aug. 17 have been finalized by the town’s police, fire and transportation departments. This includes route information, neighborhood road closures, overflow parking areas and transit re-routes between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on both days. Maps detailing the impacts are available at coloradoclassicvail.com.

Community Priorities, Service Level Ratings Identified in Town of Vail Survey

  • 25 July 2018
Community Priorities, Service Level Ratings Identified in Town of Vail Survey
Environmental sustainability efforts and housing opportunities have been identified as high priorities for the Vail Town Council to consider in the coming months according to respondents who took part in the Town of Vail community survey which was circulated during the spring. The survey findings were presented to the Town Council on June 19 by the research firm RRC Associates which also included an overview of department and service ratings.

Stage 2 Fire Restrictions in Place

  • 18 July 2018
Stage 2 Fire Restrictions in Place
Visitors to Vail and throughout Eagle County are being asked to be mindful that elevated fire restrictions have been enacted as of June 30 and additional fire restrictions could be imposed for the area at any time. The Stage 2 fire restrictions ban any open fire, including campfires, smoking and other activities that increase the risk for wildfire. In addition all personal fireworks are banned in Vail as well as on BLM and National Forest lands.

Vail Police Looking to Sponsor Bilingual Recruit for Police Academy Training

  • 18 July 2018
Vail Police Looking to Sponsor Bilingual Recruit for Police Academy Training
The Vail Police Department is accepting applications for a Police Academy sponsorship. The program includes tuition-free enrollment at the Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs and an hourly wage of $27.36 while attending the academy. The training includes 612 hours of course work. Upon successful completion of the academy, followed by certification, the sponsorship provides for an employment offer with Vail Police once an opening for a police officer becomes available.
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