The Vail Police Department and Vail Fire and Emergency Services have added an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), more commonly known as a drone, as a new public safety tool.
The Town of Vail is hosting a public meeting from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 14 at Donovan Pavilion to discuss recommended changes to loading and delivery regulations in Vail Village. Business owners, delivery companies, residents and anyone else impacted by the loading and delivery policies are encouraged to attend the discussion. All social distancing guidelines will be in place for those attending in person. For those unable to attend, please email comments to Police Cmdr. Ryan Kenney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE: Conditions for tonight's 10-minute fireworks show have been cleared by fire authorities barring any weather event.
Vail America Days™ organizers are ready to welcome guests and residents for the modified Fourth of July holiday which includes carefully scripted patriotic exhibits and an abbreviated fireworks display, weather permitting. Those who gather in Vail and throughout the county are being asked to adhere to the new Eagle County public health order emphasizing social distancing, use of face coverings, frequent hand washing, staying home if you’re sick and getting tested if you have symptoms.
With Fourth of July celebrations nearing, Vail Fire and Emergency Services and the Town of Vail are asking everyone to be aware that there are a number of important safety considerations that must be followed. Within the Town of Vail as well as on BLM lands and on the White River National Forest, the use of personal fireworks is strictly prohibited.
UPDATE: New Eagle County Public Health Order is effective July 3
The Town of Vail is pleased to present this year’s Vail America Days™ and while it has been responsibly and safely reimagined, there is plenty of patriotic spirit and reason to celebrate as shops, galleries, hotels, bars and restaurants are open for the summer in a unique and safe manner. Vail’s 4th of July parade has been modified and will feature patriotic exhibits embracing this year’s theme, "Stronger Together." An abbreviated fireworks display (conditions permitting) will take place to enjoy while socially distanced from your accomodation, home or car.
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.
Vail Fire and Emergency Services will again provide a free curbside chipping service to assist property owners with defensible space on private property. The service will be available beginning Tuesday, June 16 and will extend to Oct. 15. The service includes chipping for branches, logs and small trees up to 15 inches in diameter. Slash must be stacked neatly in piles no larger than 5’ x 5’ x 5’ per pile. Property owners are not limited to the number of piles they can have chipped. Slash pick up will occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer. Property owners are asked to avoid piling slash in the roadway or public right of way.
On Thursday, June 11 at 7:48 p.m., the Vail Police Department responded to a report of a male making threats towards his neighbors at 1612 Matterhorn Circle in West Vail. The complainant was in fear because his neighbor, Ryan Mills, was in possession of multiple firearms in his residence. Officers initially made contact with Mills, 38, at his home. Mills was found to be very agitated and exhibited signs of being in a mental 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.
Eagle County Public Health and Environment is updating the county’s Public Health Order regarding COVID-19. In alignment with the county’s Transition Trail Map, the move to the “Blue” Phase is anticipated to take place on Monday, May 25.
Work is underway to create the next iteration of Eagle County’s public health order in response to COVID-19. In alignment with the county’s Transition Trail Map, the transition to the “Blue” Phase will loosen some restrictions that have been in place since April 27. As some restrictions are rolled back, Eagle County officials note the importance of residents and business leaders continuing to meet social distancing requirements.
Local emergency responders, including the Vail Police Department, Vail Fire and Emergency Services and Colorado State Patrol, will participate in a statewide remembrance event for the 800-plus victims who have tragically lost their lives in Colorado to COVID-19.
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.
The Town of Vail has 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. Frequently Asked Questions page. 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. Look for Vail Transit to return operations Monday, May 5. This information will be updated as new announcements are made.
On this episode of the Vail 8150 Podcast, Vail Mayor Dave Chapin discusses the Town of Vail's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Vail Council Member Travis Coggin has details on Vail's Community Relief Fund and Kelly Liken updates recent happenings at the Community Food Market.