Briefs: Survey to study quality of life |

Briefs: Survey to study quality of life

Daily Staff ReportVail, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY Determining what residents think of living in Eagle County is the goal of the first ever Quality of Place survey being conducted by Eagle County. There will be a short online survey that will ask residents about what they like and dislike about Eagle County, and what improvements can be made. The survey can be taken until July 30 at The second part of the project will be a telephone study conducted among a random sample of 400 residents. The study will be administered by Research & Polling, Inc., an independent market research company.By participating in the online portion of this survey you dont have to wait to be asked your opinion,. You can tell it like you see it, and that is exactly what we want to hear, County Commissioner Sara Fisher said.

VAIL The first meeting of a group that will work on how goods are delivered to Vail businesses and restaurants is Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Vail Transportation Center conference room, which is next to the information center. The meeting is open to anyone interested in attending and will include a light lunch. The group will make recommendations to the Vail Town Council on how 25 loading docks now under construction will be used. The docks are part of the Front Door project at the base of Vail Mountain, the One Willow Bridge Road building on East Meadow Drive, the Vail Plaza Hotel and Club on the Frontage Road and the Solaris complex being built where the Crossroads building once stood. Members of the group include Mayor Rod Slifer, Councilman Farrow Hitt, Kaye Ferry of the Vail Chamber and Business Association, Michael Robinson of the Vail Valley Partnership, resident Bill Hanlon, Troy Goldenberg of Troys Ski Shop, Billy Shoff of Gorsuch, Matt Morgan of Sweet Basil restaurant and Michael Staughton of Los Amigos and Russells restaurants. The Colorado Motor Carriers Association has assisted in recruiting six delivery companies to serve on the group, including Bob Dubois of Budweiser, Jim Armstrong of the U.S. Postal Service, Michael Hinkley, Coors and representatives from Shamrock Foods, Sysco Denver and HVH Transportation. For more information, or to sign up for the towns loading and delivery announcements, contact Suzanne Silverthorn in the Community Information Office at 479-2115 or

VAIL PASS Bikes and hikers will have to alternate on the Vail Pass recreation path from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday. Flaggers will regulate bikes and hikers from mile marker 187 to mile marker 190. On the same three-mile stretch, the shoulder on the right side of the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 will be closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday.

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