Earth Day is Thursday, April 22. In celebration, the Town of Vail is providing complimentary native wildflower and vegetable seeds to community members in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the One Book One Valley initiative and the NEA Big Read grant. The town will also host the Poo Patrol cleanup of parks containing excessive dog poop that was left behind this winter. The cleanup effort will take place from 9 a.m. to noon.
Looking for a free and easy way to take climate action? The Town of Vail has partnered with the Climate Action Collaborative and Eagle County Government to host an LED bulb swap at the Vail Public Library the entire month of March. All Eagle County residents are invited to save money and cut climate pollution by exchanging two inefficient old-tech lightbulbs for two high-efficiency LEDs.
The Vail Public Library has unveiled its own StoryWalk®, a year-round, outdoor reading experience. Located around the pond at Bighorn Park in East Vail, the picturesque setting allows visitors to read a book one page at a time as they stroll between fixed placards. The chosen book will change seasonally. The first book to be featured is Jan Brett’s gorgeously illustrated take on the beloved children’s classic, “The Mitten,” with Spanish translation by Teresa...
Most Town of Vail municipal offices will be closed for in-person and virtual services on Friday, Dec. 25, in observance of the Christmas holiday and will reopen Monday, Dec. 28. A similar closure will occur the following week during the New Year’s holiday with most offices closed Friday, Jan. 1, and reopening Monday, Jan. 4. Customers of the parking sales office are being reminded to plan ahead and take care of any last-minute parking business in advance of the closures. Please call...
Vail Public Library is the proud recipient of an NEA Big Read grant of $9,150 to host the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read in Eagle County. An arts endowment initiative in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read broadens how the community understands the world, different communities and fellow humans through the joy of sharing a good book. Vail Public Library is one of 84 nonprofit organizations selected to receive an NEA Big Read grant to support a community reading program...
The Town of Vail is partnering with Bewegen Technologies to launch Bewegen Vail, an electric bike share pilot program this summer from July 1 through Sept. 9. The pilot program is geared to local Vail residents to offer an alternative to driving their vehicles or taking the bus to commute to work or social engagements and while running errands. It is a great way to get fresh air and exercise while practicing social distance.
Environmental sustainability efforts have been identified as Vail’s highest priorities for action 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 16 by the research firm RRC Associates which also included an overview of department and service ratings as well as comments associated with the public health crisis.
Limited public access to the Vail Municipal building, Vail Public Library and other town offices and facilities will be available beginning Monday, June 1 as part of a phased plan to provide restricted in-person services to customers and guests. The transition will require members of the public and employees to wear face coverings and adhere to social distancing as well as occupancy requirements when conducting business in the buildings.
In anticipation of a new public health order from Eagle County that will become effective in the coming days, the Town of Vail is preparing for the next phase of sustainable social distancing that will incrementally return a number of municipal services following a shut-down caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In an update to the Town Council Tuesday, an overview of existing and upcoming services was provided by Town Manager Scott Robson.
In an effort to offer the community additional library services, Vail Public Library is offering daily curbside pickup by appointment as allowed by Eagle County public health orders. Patrons may select their materials by using the online catalog at www.vaillibrary.com and placing a hold on the items. Staff will then make contact via email or phone to arrange a time to collect the materials.