Collaboration among Town of Vail, Vail Mountain and Vail Chamber & Business Association saw more than 700 participants, 80 businesses
Spring conditions draw people outdoors to recreate in the forest and on the trails. Spring is also a critical time for deer and elk populations. The Forest Service, in partnership with the Vail Valley Mountain Trails Alliance, asks for your assistance to help protect wildlife.
Eagle County Public Health and Environment has updated the county’s Public Health Order to help meet several key goals in the local response to COVID-19. These goals are to slow the spread of the virus in our communities; to ensure we can maintain the medical capacity and continuity to serve the medical needs of Eagle County residents; to protect our most vulnerable residents who are at greater risk for severe COVID-19 disease; and to establish a plan that will help Eagle County recover, socially and economically.
Town of Vail Weekly News for the Week of March 6.
The Vail Town Council will review revisions to the 2020 budget, including decreases in revenue projections and proposed expenditure cuts, to address the economic impacts of the public health crisis during Tuesday’s virtual Town Council meeting. The discussion is listed as item 2.5 on the afternoon agenda which begins at 1 p.m. with additional action taking place at the evening meeting with second reading of a supplemental budget ordinance listed as 8.1 on the agenda. The evening meeting begins at 6 p.m. Both meetings will be live streamed at www.highfivemedia.org/live-five.
The Vail Town Council will review an update on the town’s Community Wide Recycling Program, including a recommendation to consider a single-hauler municipal waste contract at its virtual meeting Tuesday, April 7. The presentation by the town’s Environmental Sustainability Department is listed as agenda item 2.2 on the afternoon session which begins at 1 p.m. The meeting will be live streamed at www.highfivemedia.org/live-five. Public comments will be accepted in advance of the meeting by emailing email@example.com.
Following the loss of three bighorn sheep in recent months due to vehicle collisions on Interstate 70 in East Vail and the continued danger to motorists and wildlife, the Town of Vail is working with its partners from the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife to install temporary fencing along the north side of the North Frontage Road in an attempt to keep the sheep from accessing any roadway.
The Town of Vail and Vail Resorts have taken immediate measures to implement the Standing Public Health Order Related to Events, Bars and Restaurants issued by Eagle County Department of Health & Environment and recommendations from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our community. We have adjusted our protocols to emphasize social distancing practices in our day-to-day municipal operations and have canceled public gatherings according to the standing order. We ask that you conduct business with the Town of Vail via phone and/or online services. Operational changes include a suspension of all Vail Transit routes, closure of the Vail Public Library and other public buildings. This information will be updated as new announcements are made.
Applications for funding from the Vail Community Relief Fund are available online from the Town of Vail. The $500,000 Vail Community Relief Fund has been established by the Vail Town Council to provide local financial relief associated with COVID-19 impacts in the areas of food, shelter and health for the Vail community.
The Vail Valley Foundation, which owns and operates the annual GoPro Mountain Games, has announced the postponement of the annual mountain sports, music and lifestyle event until Aug. 20-23. The event had previously been scheduled for June 4-7 in Vail.