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Free Sand and Bags Available from Town of Vail Beginning Week of May 6

  • 2 May 2019
Free Sand and Bags Available from Town of Vail Beginning Week of May 6
Beginning the week of May 6, the Town of Vail will establish two distribution points for free sand material and empty bags for residents and merchants who wish to safeguard their property from the possibility of high water. Sand and bags will be available at the parking lot near the I-70 interchange in East Vail and at the North Trail parking lot in West Vail. Residents should bring a shovel and be prepared to fill their own bags while supplies last. Contractors are asked to make their own arrangements for sandbags for commercial construction projects.

Emergency Responder Recognition is Friday, May 10

  • 30 April 2019
Emergency Responder Recognition is Friday, May 10
Members of the public are invited to join Eagle County Emergency Responders for the 18th annual emergency responder recognition on Friday, May 10. The activities will begin at 9:30 a.m. when participants will gather at Freedom Park in Edwards to line up for a “Ride in Remembrance” event featuring motorcycles, classic cars and emergency response vehicles.

National Drug Take Back Event is Saturday, April 27 at Vail Municipal Building

  • 26 April 2019
National Drug Take Back Event is Saturday, April 27 at Vail Municipal Building
The Vail Police Department is participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27. The collection takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Vail Municipal Building, 75 S. Frontage Road. This is an opportunity to clean out your medicine cabinets of all unwanted, expired or unused medications and have them disposed of safely.

Vail Issues Reminder on Flood Insurance

  • 11 April 2019
With the snowmelt season approaching, the Town of Vail is issuing its annual reminder to area property owners to review their current insurance policies and consider adding flood insurance to the coverage. As of April 11, Vail snowpack levels are at 97 percent of normal, while Copper Mountain, which is indicative of the Vail Pass area, is at 136 percent of normal. Gore Creek has seen the beginning of increased stream flows due to warmer temperatures in the past couple of weeks and are about normal for this time of year.

Local Law Enforcement Officers Sponsor Special Olympics Fund Raiser at Bully Ranch in Vail, April 9

  • 9 April 2019
Local Law Enforcement Officers Sponsor Special Olympics Fund Raiser at Bully Ranch in Vail, April 9
On Tuesday, April 9, law enforcement officers from the Vail, Avon and Eagle police departments, Eagle County Sheriff’s Office and Colorado State Patrol will be serving tables at the Bully Ranch in Vail as part of a national program called “Tip-A-Cop.” This event is not to increase officer salaries, but to raise funds for Colorado Special Olympics. Officers will use the outing to help serve the restaurants’ dining patrons and to solicit voluntary donations to support programs sponsored by the Colorado Special Olympics.

Parking Lot at Ford Park to Close to Accommodate Spring Back to Vail Concerts

  • 7 April 2019
Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, April 11 through 6 p.m. Sunday, April 14, the Ford Park parking lot will be closed to accommodate the Spring Back to Vail concerts. Parking options for all Pink parking pass holders will include use of the soccer field during the closure, plus free outlying parking in West Vail and on selected days at Donovan Park. Check vaileventparking.com for details. 

Prescribed Fire in East Vail Planned as Conditions Permit

  • 26 March 2019
Prescribed Fire in East Vail Planned as Conditions Permit
Crews from Vail Fire and Emergency Services will be conducting prescribed fire operations in mid to late April as conditions permit. The prescribed fire will take place in the Katsos Ranch area of East Vail on approximately 3 acres of Town of Vail land and 1 acre of Colorado Department of Transportation right of way. Notice will be provided 24 hours prior to the prescribed fire.

Vail’s Annual Community Meeting Available for Viewing on Demand

  • 20 March 2019
Vail’s Annual Community Meeting Available for Viewing on Demand
The Town of Vail’s Annual Community Meeting, held on March 12, is available for viewing on demand, courtesy of High Five Access Media at https://www.highfivemedia.org/show/community-meeting-2019.

Polar Plunge Event is Saturday, March 30 to benefit Special Olympics of Colorado

  • 18 March 2019
Polar Plunge Event is Saturday, March 30 to benefit Special Olympics of Colorado
Join participants on Saturday, March 30 for the Annual Polar Plunge at Nottingham Lake in Avon to benefit Special Olympics of Colorado. Registration begins at 11 a.m.; the Plunge takes place at 1 p.m. as participants submerge themselves in the water despite the cold temperatures.

Town Council Seeks Public Input on Proposed Holy Cross Energy Franchise Fee Increase

  • 15 March 2019
Town Council Seeks Public Input on Proposed Holy Cross Energy Franchise Fee Increase
The Vail Town Council is seeking input from the community on a proposed franchise fee increase between the Town of Vail and Holy Cross Energy at its evening meeting on Tuesday, March 19. The action item discussion is listed as 5.1 on the meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m.

Parking Lot at Ford Park to Close to Accommodate Powabunga Fest Concerts

  • 15 March 2019
Parking Lot at Ford Park to Close to Accommodate Powabunga Fest Concerts
Beginning at 12 a.m. Thursday, March 21 through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, March 24, the Ford Park parking lot will be closed to accommodate the Powabunga Fest concerts. Parking options for all Pink parking pass holders will include use of the soccer field during the closure, plus free outlying parking at Donovan Park or in West Vail. 

Annual Vail Community Meeting on March 12 Celebrates Trailblazer Award Recipient and Looks to the Future

  • 11 March 2019
Annual Vail Community Meeting on March 12 Celebrates Trailblazer Award Recipient and Looks to the Future
Vail’s Annual Community Meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12 at Donovan Pavilion will be headlined by a celebration recognizing noted water attorney Glenn Porzak as the recipient of the annual Trailblazer Award as well as a look back on accomplishments from 2018, an update on new initiatives and a tribute to fire Lt. Scott Bridges who is recovering from injuries he sustained while helping at an accident scene on his way to work.  

Eagle County Officials Asking For Help With Missing Person Investigation

  • 9 March 2019
Eagle County Officials Asking For Help With Missing Person Investigation
On Thursday, March 7, local officials received notice of a missing person. The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Vail Police Department, Vail Resorts staff and Vail Mountain Search & Rescue are working together to locate information about the missing person and his last known whereabouts. The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help from the community with any information related to this missing person investigation.
 

Fire Department Postpones Test of Acoustical Warning Device Due to Weather

  • 6 March 2019
Fire Department Postpones Test of Acoustical Warning Device Due to Weather
The Vail Fire Department has postponed its testing an acoustical warning device from the West Vail Fire Station this week to provide available resources associated with a new winter storm warning. Originally scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, March 7, the test will be rescheduled in April. When the test is deployed, residents in the neighborhood will hear test messages as officials evaluate the effectiveness and range of the system.

Vail Police Investigating Fatal Crash

  • 5 March 2019
Vail Police Investigating Fatal Crash
At 7:20 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, Vail officers responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on I-70 eastbound at mile marker 181. Upon arrival, officers determined an SUV had collided with cement barriers and drove off of the bridge landing on Bighorn Road.
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