Vail’s free curbside chipping program in its final 10 days
Only a short time remains for free chipping services provided by Vail Fire and Emergency Services before coming to an end for the season. The chipping is available through Thursday, Oct. 10 to assist with defensible space on private property.
Property owners with questions about defensible space or measures they can take to help protect their property from the threat of wildfire are encouraged to call the Vail Wildfire Division Hotline at 970-477-3509 to speak with a wildfire expert. The chipping service will return in the summer of 2020.
Eagle County Schools added six mental health counselors and the district will add two more school resource officers, according to the school district’s 2019-2020 budget book. The district also aised starting pay and gave staffers a 2.3% cost-of-living raise.