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Posted on: September 2, 2015

Town of Avon Walkability Report Now Available

Town of Avon Walkability Report Now Available

For Immediate Release | September 2, 2015
Contact: Matt Pielsticker, Planning Manager970-748-4413 | mpielsticker@avon.org
Avon, CO – In July 2015, representatives from Blue Zones, LLC facilitated a W...Read on...

Posted on: August 31, 2015

Walking Mountain Science Center Hosts Wild & Scenic Film Festival This Friday

Walking Mountain Science Center Hosts Wild & Scenic Film Festival This Friday

For Immediate Release | August 31, 2015
Scott Robinson | Marketing & Communications ManagerWalking Mountains Science Center
970-688-4250 | scottr@walkingmountains.orgHave you heard? Walking Mountain Science Center is hosting the Wild & Scenic Film Festival at the Westin in Avon on Friday September 4th from 5:30 p.m.-9:00 .p.m.! Presented by the Town of Avon and Patagonia, tickets are only $20 in advance; purchase your tickets today by visiting www.walkingmountains.org.
There will be 18 creative and thought provoking short films that celebrate nature and highlight climate change as the ultimate “teachable moment” in human history. The films will share the beauty of the natural world and take you on adventures with people who help conserve and protect this planet we call home. The event will include a guest appearance by Morgan Heim, conservation photographer and motion storyteller with projects in National Geographic and many other outlets. We hope to see you there!

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Posted on: August 17, 2015

Avon Implements Changes to Business License Regulations Including New Requirements for Short-Term Re

Avon Implements Changes to Business License Regulations Including New Requirements for Short-Term Rentals


For Immediate Release | August 17, 2015Contact: Scott Wright, Assistant Town Manager/Finance Director
970-748-4055 | swright@avon.org

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Posted on: August 12, 2015

Off-Leash Dog Area to be Tested in Nottingham Park

Off-Leash Dog Area to be Tested in Nottingham Park

For Immediate Release | August 12, 2015
Contact: Preston Neill, Executive Assistant to the Town Manager970-748-4404 | pneill@avon.org

Avon, CO – Our four-legged friends and their owners are invit...Read on...

Posted on: August 7, 2015

2015 Buck Creek Bridge #1 Approach Repair Project Commences Monday, August 10th

For Immediate Release | July 31, 2015
Contact: Jim Horsley, Project Engineer 970-748-4134 | jhorsley@avon.org

Avon, CO—On Monday, August 10th and continuing through October 2nd, the Town of Avon will replace the east and west Buck Creek Bridge #1 ...Read on...

Posted on: August 5, 2015

2015 Town of Avon Community Survey Distributed to Residents and Businesses

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2015 Town of Avon Community Survey Distributed to Residents and Businesses

For Immediate Release | August 5, 2015
Contact: Preston Neill, Executive Assistant to the Town Manager970-748-4404 | pneill@avon.org

Avon, CO - The 2015 Town of Avon Commu...Read on...

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Posted on: July 21, 2015

Town of Avon Hosting Mikaela Shiffrin Autograph Signing

For Immediate Release | July 21, 2015
Contact: Danita Dempsey, Director of Festivals & Special Events970-748-4032 | ddempsey@von.org

Avon, CO—Fans of all ages are invited to a very special opportunity to meet local star and Olympic Gold Medalist Mikaela Shiffrin who will be signing autographs at the newly remodeled Avon Recreation Center on Friday, July 24th at 4:00 p.m.

A Vail Valley local, Shiffrin started skiing at age three, spending time as a young child free-skiing with family before committing to her racing career. She joined the World Cup tour full time at age 16 for the 2011-12 season, earning her first World Cup medal with a slalom bronze in December 2011 as well as being named the circuit's rookie of the year. Shiffrin successfully defended her slalom title at the 2012 U.S. Championships and went on to win three more World Cup slalom events the same season, as well as the gold medal at the 2013 World Championships. By the end of the season, she had become the youngest woman in 39 years to claim the overall slalom title. At age 18, Shiffrin competed in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics being the youngest gold medalist in Olympic history to complete in the women's slalom. She was also the first American to win the event in 42 years. In her 2015 season, Shiffrin opened with her first World Cup win in giant slalom, followed by five more World Cup slalom wins including capturing the gold in her back yard at the 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships, in Beaver Creek.

“The Town of Avon is thrilled to be offering this very special opportunity to our community, to meet Mikaela Shiffrin and get her autograph,” said Mayor Jennie Fancher.

The autograph signing will take place in the newly remodeled Avon Recreation Center. Changes in recent months updated the locker rooms, added a new yoga studio as well as created a free-weight room. “The Recreation Center is in the process of adding a unique indoor rock climbing feature, further expanding the work out areas, and updating our guest services area as we strive to better our amenities and exceed guest expectations,” said John Curutchet, Recreation Director.

Along with being a sponsor of Shiffrin, Avon officially dedicated “Mikaela Way” in September of 2014. The street named in her honor is a two lane meandering lane, which connects the beautiful Harry A. Nottingham Park Lake Street entrance to Benchmark Road at the Avon Public Library. The quarter-mile Mikaela Way provides a vehicular corridor to the Avon Recreation Center and the new Main Street Mall.

For more information on this special opportunity, contact Danita Dempsey, Director of Festivals and Special Events at 970-748-4032 or ddempsey@avon.org. For information on the Avon Recreation Center, contact John Curutchet at 970-748-4059 or jcurutchet@avon.orgRead on...

Posted on: July 17, 2015

Town of Avon Seeking Management Company for Private Events at Avon’s Performance Pavilion

For Immediate Release | July 17, 2015
Contact: Danita Dempsey | Director of Festivals & Special Events970-748-4032 | ddempsey@avon.org

Avon, CO—The Town of Avon is seeking qualified individuals or businesses to submit proposals to market, schedule, manage and operate private events, as an independent contractor, at the Avon Performance Pavilion. The Pavilion is an exquisite new outdoor facility located in Harry A. Nottingham Park. Completed in January 2015, a distinguishing feature is the Pavilion’s large event terrace, which overlooks Nottingham Lake and provides a spectacular outdoor gathering space for weddings and rehearsals, corporate functions, graduation ceremonies and other social occasions. The event terrace comfortably accommodates seating for 200 guests. The adjoining 25’ x 45’ stage can be used to provide additional guest seating or host entertainment or other associated functions of an event, such as background music. The 385 sq. ft. connecting Green Room is also available to support the needs of the private events scheduled at the Pavilion.

The Town desires to enter into a multi-year lease agreement with the selected independent contractor for up to 300 days each year for the exclusive use of the Pavilion for private events. Dates for Town sponsored festivals and special events are excluded. The independent contractor will be able to set and charge all its fees directly to private event users, with an annual lease amount remitted to the Town for use of the Pavilion as the venue.

The Town is currently accepting proposals on a rolling review basis. The full Request for Proposals can be found at www.avon.org/bids.

For more information, please contact Danita Dempsey at 970-748-4032 or ddempsey@avon.org.Read on...

Posted on: July 13, 2015

Avon Police Investigate Construction Site Burglary on the night of July 10th / morning of the 11th

For Immediate Release | July 13, 2015
Contact: Robert Ticer, Chief of Police 970-748-4040 | rticer@avon.org

On July 11th at 7:15 a.m., the Avon Police Department responded to a direct report of a burglary at a construction site located at 0050 Buc...Read on...

Posted on: July 10, 2015

Avon Police Uncover Auto Burglary Ring

For Immediate Release | July 10, 2015
Contact: Tom Kelly, PIO, Colorado Fifth Judicial District Attorney's Office 303-990-7176

AVON, COLORADO – On the evening of Tuesday, July 7th the Avon Police, responding to a report of a car accident in the parking lot of the Sunnyside Condominiums, discovered that a crashed vehicle had rolled into a parked car and came to rest in a ditch adjacent to Nottingham Road. After consulting with the owner officers determined that the vehicle in question had been burglarized by two unknown persons.

By noon on Wednesday, July 8th Avon Police Officers determined that eight vehicles had been burglarized at the Sunnyside Condominiums, the Night Star Condominiums and the Balas West Townhomes (all on Nottingham Road in Avon), between 5 p.m. on July 7 and 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning.

Following an exhaustive investigation Avon Police obtained search and arrest warrants for suspects staying at a hotel on Beaver Creek Boulevard and discovered large amounts of stolen property and items purchased with stolen credit cards in their room.

“The immediate actions and skilled investigation by our officers, aided by the assistance of a variety of community members, led to the quick arrest of the two suspects before they could commit additional crimes," said Avon Chief of Police, Robert L. Ticer. "Returning stolen property to the rightful owners who have been victimized is always a positive outcome,” Chief Ticer added.

"The swift and professional action of the Avon Police Department and the Eagle County Sheriff's office uncovered a substantial burglary ring operating in the township," said District Attorney Bruce Brown. Read on...

Posted on: July 10, 2015

2015 Slurry Seal Project to Commence Next Week

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For Immediate Release | July 10, 2015
Contact: Jim Horsley | Project Engineer 970-748-4134; jhorsley@avon.org

Avon, CO—Starting Monday, July 13th and continuing through July 24th, the Town of Avon will be making street improvements on Buck Creek...Read on...

Posted on: July 9, 2015

Avon Police Department Promotes Coby Cosper to Sergeant

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Avon Police Department Promotes Coby Cosper to Sergeant

For Immediate Release | July 9, 2010
Contact: Robert Ticer, Chief of Police970-748-4040 | rticer@avon.org

Avon, CO—On Tuesday, July 7, 2015, the Avon Police Department promoted Officer Cob...Read on...

Posted on: July 8, 2015

Town of Avon Seeking Mobile Vendor Cart Applicants

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For Immediate Release | July 8, 2015
Contact: Preston Neill, Executive Assistant to the Town Manager970-748-4404 | pneill@avon.org

Town of Avon Seeking Mobile Vendor Cart Applicants

Avon, CO— The Town is requesting proposals from qualified entre...Read on...

Posted on: July 8, 2015

Town of Avon Recognizes Employees:

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Town of Avon Recognizes Employees:

For Immediate Release | July 7, 2015
Contact: Karyne Spadi | Town of Avon Human Resource Generalist970-748-4093 | kspadi@avon.org

Avon, CO—In 2014 the Town of Avon enhanced the previous employee recognition pro...Read on...

Posted on: July 4, 2015

Only Minor Burns Reported from Malfunction of Fireworks Shell at Avon's Salute to the USA

For Immediate Release | July 3, 2015
Contact: Virginia C. Egger, Town Manager 970.331.1439 | vegger@avon.org

At approximately 10:00 p.m., on July 3 rd , the Town of Avon’s annual Salute to the USA fireworks show experienced a malfunction, when ...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2015

Have a Safe Holiday: Designate a Sober Driver and Buckle-Up

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Have a Safe Holiday: Designate a Sober Driver and Buckle-Up

For Immediate Release | July 1, 2015
Contact: Police Chief Robert Ticer | Avon Police Department 970-748-4040 | rticer@avon.org

Avon, CO—The Avon Police Department reminds the pu...Read on...

Posted on: June 24, 2015

Bicycle Safety Tips

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Bicycle Safety Tips

For Immediate Release | June 24, 2015
Contact: Chief Robert Ticer970-748-4015 | rticer@avon.org

Avon, CO—Biking through Avon is an intimate way to see all that the Town has to offer as well as a great way to enjoy the warm su...Read on...

Posted on: June 17, 2015

Avon’s Town Center Parking Map

Avon’s Town Center Parking Map

For Immediate Release | June 17, 2015
Contact: Brian Garner, Avon Town Planner Bgarner@avon.org | 970-748-4023

Avon, CO— Residents, guests, employees, shoppers and skiers are offered 290 public on-street and off-s...Read on...

Posted on: June 10, 2015

Town of Avon 2015 Summer Event Line-Up

For Immediate Release | June 10, 2015
Contact: Danita Dempsey | Director of Festivals & Special Events970-748-4032 | ddempsey@avon.org

Avon, CO—The Town of Avon’s events calendar for the summer of 2015 is full of a variety of distinctive special events that are sure to entertain the young and old alike. Join your neighbors and valley guests for the renowned fireworks display at the annual FirstBank Salute to the USA presented by the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa. Come down to Harry A. Nottingham Park to experience the tasty treats and cool drinks of the Reds, Whites & Brews Festival and of Flavors of Colorado, and experience the international novelty of Cielito Lindo Music & Heritage Festival. Test your athletic abilities during the endurance challenges of two separate triathlons and Man of the Cliff. No matter what your interests, there is plenty to enjoy with the events highlighted below.

Event Name: Avon Farmer’s Market
Date: June 13 through September 12Description: This is the way farmers markets are supposed to be - classic, fresh produce paired with complimentary food vendors offering the finest in seafood, beef and other unique offerings. Whether you are preparing the week’s meal plan or just out for a lovely early morning walk, the Avon Farmer’s Market will provide you with fine shopping options and live entertainment each week. Visit www.edwardsfarmersmarket.com for additional information.
Location: East Benchmark Road – Christy Sports Parking Lot

Event Name: Alpine Arts Center’s Social Art Series Date: June 25, July 21, August 20
Description: Join Alpine Arts Center on the new Main Street Mall for a fun and creative experience in the company of friends. An art instructor will guide you through a step by step demonstration of the featured acrylic painting, and you will leave with your own unique masterpiece on stretched canvas ready to display. Sponsored by the Town of Avon, supplies and instruction are included for only $20 per person, and beer/wine and food can be purchased at the bar throughout the night. Visit Alpine Art’s Center for more information and to register. Location: Main Street Mall at FOOD by Marc

Event Name: Reds, Whites & Brews Festival
Date: June 20 Description: The spirit of Colorado and summertime come together during Avon's fourth annual Reds, Whites & Brews Festival on Saturday, June 20 featuring boutique wines, amazing craft beers, local high-country food and incredible live music all in beautiful Nottingham Park & Pavilion. Visit www.redswhitesandbrews.net for more information and tickets.
Location: Avon Performance Pavilion at Nottingham Park

Event Name: FirstBank Salute to the USA presented by Westin Riverfront Resort & SpaDate: July 3
Description: The 29th annual FirstBank Salute to the USA presented by Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa in Nottingham Park takes place on Friday, July 3 starting at 5:00 p.m. We invite you to take part in family-friendly festivities going on throughout the park with face painters, fire jugglers, stilt walkers, balloon sculptors, magicians and so much more! Bring your blanket and enjoy festival style food favorites from fresh squeezed lemonade and funnel cakes to mini-donuts and roasted ears of corn. Relax and get ready for the most amazing fireworks display the State of Colorado has to offer - 10,000 shells explode in a pyrotechnic extravaganza of dazzling color and sound. You won't want to miss this hallmark event - Salute to the USA will quickly become a tradition in your family!Location: Harry A. Nottingham Park

Event Name: XTERRA Triathlon Series
Date: July 18Description: XTERRA returns to Beaver Creek and Avon for the 2015 XTERRA Mountain Championship. The events include a full-length XTERRA championship race, a shorter distance XTERRA Sprint race as well as 5km, 10km and 21km trail runs. Visit www.xterraplanet.com/races/mountain-championship to register.
Location: Harry A. Nottingham Park & Beaver Creek Resort

Event Name: Dancing in the Park Date: July 29
Description: Dancing in the Park provides families with an opportunity to gather at the Avon Performance Pavilion at Nottingham Park for an evening of high-energy dance performances. The evening’s line-up will include a variety of Vail International Dance Festival’s star artists who will perform an eclectic variety of dance styles. Location: Avon Performance Pavilion at Nottingham Park

Event Name: BecTri Sprint Triathlon
Date: August 1Description: The Vail Valley Charitable Fund is proud to present the 8th Annual BecTri Sprint Triathlon, 5K Walk/Run and Kid’s Duathlon. Race as an individual or with friends as a team – it’s a great competition for beginners who want to experience the challenge of a high-altitude, open-water swim. Visit www.bectri.com for registration information.
Location: Harry A. Nottingham Park & Lake

Event Name: Flavors of ColoradoDate: July 24-26
Description: Whether it’s a chef’s creative use of ingredients, the array of a musician’s musical flavors, an artist’s creative interpretations or the flavors of a brewer’s small-batch brew, more and more people are actively seeking to discover these flavors and Colorado is fortunate to be home to many of these artists and their creative flavors. Visit www.flavorsofcolorado.com for additional information. Location: Avon Performance Pavilion at Nottingham Park

Event Name: Walking Mountains Film Festival
Date: September 4Description: The Wild & Scenic Film Festival on tour is the largest environmental and adventure film festival in North America. This year’s films combine stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling. The goal is to inform, inspire and ignite solutions and possibilities to restore the earth and human communities, all while creating a positive future for the next generation. Festival-goers can expect to see films about the natural world, conservation, sustainability and adventure. Visit www.walkingmountains.org for tickets.
Location: Westin Riverfront Resort

Event Name: Cielito Lindo Music & Heritage FestivalDate: September 18-19
Description: Hispanic, Latin Music and heritage are the motifs for the Cielito Lindo Music & Heritage Festival making its debut in the Vail Valley on September 18-19, 2015. The Festival features over eight live bands, including international top-class, multi-award and Grammy® Award winners headlining the Festival and offering energetic live performances. Cielito Lindo ™ Music & Heritage Festival is the perfect combination of world-class artists covering a wide range of genres including banda, norteño, salsa, cumbia, bachata, merengue, Latin pop and, last but definitely not least, an important space for traditional music brought directly from indigenous regions in Mexico. Festival goers will also enjoy family-friendly activities, exquisite food and the spectacular views of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Visit www.ticketfly.com to purchase tickets.Location: Avon Performance Pavilion at Nottingham Park

Event Name: Man of the Cliff
Date: October 10-11Description: Man of The Cliff 2015 is the 7th annual non-profit event comprised of outdoor, rugged activities that are modified to fit all strength and ability levels. For the second year in a row, the event will take place at picturesque Nottingham Park in Avon, Colorado with 100% of all funds raised benefitting local charity, First Descents. Visit www.manofthecliff.com for information and registration.
Location: Harry A. Nottingham Park

For more information on Town of Avon events, visit www.avon.org/specialevents or call 970-748-4032.

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Posted on: June 10, 2015

Avon’s Finance Department Receives Financial Reporting Award

Avon’s Finance Department Receives Financial Reporting Award

For Immediate Release | May 27, 2015
Contact: Scott Wright, Assistant Town Manager, Finance Director970-748-4055 | swright@avon.org

Avon, CO—The Certificate of Achievement for Excell...Read on...

Posted on: June 12, 2015

Town Officials Seeking Public Input for 2015 Town of Avon Community Survey

Town Officials Seeking Public Input for 2015 Town of Avon Community Survey

For Immediate Release | June 12, 2015
Contact: Preston Neill | Executive Assistant to the Town Manager 970-748-4404 | pneill@avon.org

Avon, CO—The Town of Avon will b...Read on...

Posted on: June 8, 2015

Avon’s Nottingham Park Recreational Opportunities

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Avon’s Nottingham Park Recreational Opportunities

For Immediate Release | June 8, 2015
Contact: Jamie Taylor, Guest Services Coordinatorjtaylor@avon.org | 970-748-4053

Avon, CO—The Avon Recreation Department is thrilled to announce a variety of...Read on...

Posted on: June 8, 2015

Unknown Suspect Wanted for Armed Robbery of Domino's Pizza in Avon

Unknown Suspect Wanted for Armed Robbery of Domino's Pizza in Avon

For Immediate Release | June 5, 2015
Contact: Greg Daly, Deputy Chief of Police 970-748-4049 | gdaly@avon.org

Avon, CO - Eagle County Crime Stoppers and detectives from the Avon Police Department are asking for assistance from the public to help identify and locate an unknown suspect who robbed a Domino’s Pizza store.

On June 2, 2015, at approximately 12:30 a.m., a male subject walked into the Domino’s Pizza located at 51 East Beaver Creek Boulevard in Avon. The male brandished a pistol and demanded money from the two night employees closing the store. The two employees gave the subject money from the store’s lock box and their personal money. The subject then left the store.

Suspect description: Caucasian possibly Hispanic male, 20 to 30 years of age, 5’10”” tall, weighing 140 to 160 lbs, wearing a gray hoodie sweatshirt, an orange bandana, dark pants, brown possibly suede converse shoes, and had a pistol.

A surveillance image of the suspect is attached to this release.

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect is asked to call Detective Jeremy Holmstrom, Avon Police Department at (970)748-4037 or Eagle County Crime Stoppers at 970-328-7007 or 1-800-962-TIPS. You may also submit your tip online at www.tipsubmit.com, or text a tip from your cell phone by texting STOPCRIME plus your message to CRIMES (274637). If your tip leads to the arrest and indictment of any suspect involved, you could earn up to a $1,000 reward from Eagle County Crime Stoppers.

Media inquiries about the case may be directed to Jaime Walker, Community Relations Officer for the Town of Avon at (970)748-4087.Read on...

Posted on: May 26, 2015

Avon Road 2015 Landscape Improvements Project Underway

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For Immediate Release | May 26, 2014
Contact: Preston Neill, Executive Assistant to the Town Manager970-748-4404 | pneill@avon.org

Avon Road 2015 Landscape Improvements Project Underway

The comprehensive update of the Avon Road landscaping that...Read on...

Posted on: May 22, 2015

Town of Avon Offices Closed Monday

Town of Avon Offices Closed Monday
Town of Avon Municipal offices will be closed Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. Regular office hours will resume Tuesday, May 26. The Avon Recreation Center will remain open during regular business hours, ...Read on...

Posted on: May 22, 2015

Avon Police Department to Implement Body Worn Cameras Program

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Avon Police Department to Implement Body Worn Cameras Program

For Immediate Release | May 22, 2015
Contact: Robert Ticer, Police Chief970-748-4040 | rticer@avon.org

Avon, CO—At the May 26th Avon Town Council meeting, the Council will be briefed...Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2015

Area Building Officials Sponsor Free BBQ in Avon Monday to Gather Input on 2015 Building Codes

Area Building Officials Sponsor Free BBQ in Avon Monday to Gather Input on 2015 Building Codes

For Immediate Release | May 13, 2015
Contact: William Gray, Town of Avon Building Official970-748-4011 | wgray@avon.org

(Avon)—Area building officia...Read on...

Posted on: May 8, 2015

Don’t Get A Ticket! Buckle Up Avon!

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Don’t Get A Ticket! Buckle Up Avon!
The Avon Police Department is participating in a Click it or Ticket Campaign, May 11 – May 31, 2015

For Immediate Release | May 8, 2015Contact: Chief Robert L. Ticer | (970)-748-4040

Avon, CO—Avoid being pulled over Avon. Make sure you wear your seat belt! Avon Police Department will be participating in a three week Click-It-or-Ticket campaign starting May 11 through May 31. During the enforcement period, if drivers are not wearing a seat belt, they will get a ticket; Avon Police will not be issuing warnings. Avon and Colorado law requires all drivers as well as front seat occupants to wear seat belts. The minimum fine is $65 per violation. The driver is also responsible for properly restraining young passengers in the front and back seats. The minimum fine for violating the state's child-passenger safety law is $82.

Avon Police Department received a grant from the Nation Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to participate in the Click-It-or-Ticket program. A requirement of the program is to issue citations to anyone violating seat belt laws. The goal of the program is to increase seat belt use and to save lives. Wearing a seatbelt can decrease your chances of being ejected from a vehicle and increase your chances of surviving a crash. If involved in a collision, an air bag can only protect you if you remain in a vehicle.

“It only takes two seconds to buckle up and that two seconds can change the lives of the ones you love forever. Seat belt use has an impact on everyone in your life. As a mother, I urge you to start the habit of buckling up with your children to keep them safe throughout their lives,” says Amy Nichols, a mother of unrestrained victim killed in a car crash.

Surveys of seat belt usage throughout Avon conducted on May 6, showed 89.75 percent seatbelt usage. Avon Police hope to bring this rate up substantially after the Click-It-or-Ticket campaign. Unlike in other communities, not wearing a seat belt in Avon is a primary violation, meaning that people can get pulled over for not using their seat belts.

Click-it-or-Ticket is a nationwide campaign from the NHTSA. Since the campaign started in Colorado in 2002, seat belt use has increased from 72 percent to 80.9 percent, and unrestrained deaths have declined by 56 percent. Funding for the Click it or Ticket Campaign is provided through a federal grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT).

Please buckle-up, drive safe, and, if you choose to drink, don’t drive!

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Posted on: May 11, 2015

Public Access TV5 to Air Council Meetings Live: All Programming Simulcast on Its Website

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For immediate release | May 11, 2015
Contact: J.K. Perry | TV5970-949-5657 | vailchan5@comcast.net

Avon, CO--Public Access TV 5 now offers viewers yet another opportunity to stay in touch with local government and watch other community events.

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Posted on: May 6, 2015

Avon Community Cleanup Week May 11-15

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Avon Community Cleanup Week May 11-15

For Immediate Release | May 4, 2015
Contact: Gary Padilla | Avon Public Works970-748-4118 | gpadilla@avon.org

Avon, CO—The Town of Avon Cleanup Week for Avon residents will begin Monday, May 11 and continu...Read on...

Posted on: April 29, 2015

The Avon Police Department is participating in a Click it or Ticket Campaign, May 11 – May 31, 2015

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For Immediate Release | April 28, 2015
Contact: Chief Robert L. Ticer | (970)-748-4040

The Avon Police Department is participating in a Click it or Ticket Campaign, May 11 – May 31, 2015

Avon, CO—Time to buckle up Avon. Beginning May 11th, the Avon Police Department will be participating in a three-week seat belt compliance campaign in an effort to increase seat belt use and save lives. Wearing a seatbelt can decrease your chances of being ejected from a vehicle and surviving a crash. If involved in a collision, an air bag can only protect you if you remain in a vehicle. Colorado law requires all drivers as well as front seat occupants to wear seat belts. The minimum fine is $65 per violation. The driver is also responsible for properly restraining young passengers in the front and back seats. The minimum fine for violating the state's child-passenger safety law is $82.

“It only takes two seconds to buckle up and that two seconds can change the lives of the ones you love forever. Seat belt use has an impact on everyone in your life-as a mother, I urge you to start the habit of buckling up with your children to keep them safe throughout their lives,” says Amy Nichols, a mother of unrestrained victim killed in a car crash.

Click it or Ticket is a nationwide campaign from the Nation Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Since the campaign started in Colorado in 2002, seat belt use has increased from 72 percent to 80.9 percent, and unrestrained deaths have declined by 56 percent. Funding for the Click it or Ticket Campaign is provided through a federal grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT).

Please buckle-up, drive safe, and, if you choose to drink, don’t drive!

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Posted on: April 29, 2015

Asphalt Overlay Project to Begin May 4

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Asphalt Overlay Project to Begin May 4: Chapel Alley, East Beaver Creek Blvd. and Swift Gulch Road to be resurfaced

For Immediate Release | April 28, 2015
Contact: Jim Horsley, Town of Avon Engineering970-748-4134 | jhorsley@avon.org

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Posted on: April 16, 2015

Avon Street Sweeping Operations Underway

Avon Street Sweeping Operations Underway

From Immediate Release | April 16, 2015
Contact: Gary Padilla | Avon Road and Bridge Superintendent970-748-4118|gpadilla@avon.org


Avon, CO—With spring time weather patterns dropping less snow in t...Read on...

Posted on: April 13, 2015

Town of Avon Reminds Citizens to Take Precautions to Protect Bears

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Town of Avon Reminds Citizens to Take Precautions to Protect Bears

For Immediate Release | April 13, 2015
Contact: Jaime Walker |Town of Avon, Community Relations Officer970-748-4087 | jwalker@avon.org

Avon, CO—With daffodils blooming on the val...Read on...

Posted on: April 16, 2015

Public Access TV 5 Community Survey

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Dear Avon Resident,

Public Access TV 5 (Channel 5) reminds you to complete their online survey, which will help shape improvements to services and programming for Avon residents. As you may know, PATV5 provides video coverage and broadcast of government meetings and other events throughout the valley.

PATV5 requests your feedback regarding current use of PATV5, or lack thereof, how they might better meet your needs, and general use of other types of media. Your responses will directly help shape improvements to PATV5's provision of video training, equipment, channel time, programming and internet distribution to the community.

Each survey takes only five to 10 minutes to complete. All responses are important to us and will be kept confidential. Please click here to begin.

In appreciation of your time, you may also enter a drawing to win a $20 gift certificate to a local establishment, following completion of the survey.

Sincerely,

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Posted on: April 13, 2015

Avon Transit Now on Summer Schedule

Avon Transit transitioned to its Summer Schedule today, April 13. The Red, Blue and Black lines are still servicing the core of Avon. Bike racks are provided on Avon buses through October.

For additional info and bus schedules...
Posted on: April 7, 2015

Avon Still Seeking Applicants for Planning and Zoning Commission

Avon Still Seeking Applicants for Planning and Zoning Commission

For Immediate Release | April 7, 2015

Contact: Peggy Hatley
HR Assistant, Town of Avon 970-748-4025 | phatley@avon.org

Avon, CO – The Town of Avon continues to accept letters ...Read on...

Posted on: February 25, 2015

Plans for medical office building & combined public safety center announced

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Development plans for major new medical office building and combined police fire public safety center announced

The Eagle River Fire Protection District, NexCore Group and Town of Avon set meeting date to introduce project at Buck Creek and Nottingham ...Read on...

Posted on: February 23, 2015

Town of Avon Dog, Driving, Trail and Trash Etiquette

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Town of Avon Dog, Driving, Trail and Trash Etiquette

For Immediate Release | February 23, 2015
Contact: Jaime Walker, Community Relations Officer970-748-4087 | jwalker@avon.org

Avon, CO—The Town of Avon reminds citizens and guests to be respon...Read on...

Posted on: February 19, 2015

Avon welcomes WinterWonderGrass to its elegant new Performance Pavilion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | February 19, 2015
Contact: Virginia Egger, Town Manager970-748-4452, vegger@avon.org

Avon welcomes WinterWonderGrass to its elegant new Performance Pavilion

Avon, CO – The Town of Avon announced today that WinterWonderGra...Read on...

Posted on: February 12, 2015

Town of Avon Offices Closed Presidents’ Day

Town of Avon Offices Closed Presidents’ Day

Town of Avon Municipal offices will be closed Monday, February 16 in observance of Presidents’ Day. Regular office hours will resume Tuesday, February 17.

Avon Recreation Center will be open during regula...Read on...

Posted on: February 5, 2015

Hoffmann Commercial Real Estate Lawsuit against Town of Avon Dismissed

For Immediate Release | February 5, 2015
Contact: Eric Heil, Avon Town Attorney 303.975.6120

Hoffmann Commercial Real Estate Lawsuit against Town of Avon Dismissed
Hoffmann Commercial Real Estate dismisses lawsuit against the Town of Avon concerni...Read on...

Posted on: February 2, 2015

Avon's Town Center Parking Map

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For Immediate Release | February 2, 2015
Contact: Brian Garner, Avon Town Planner Bgarner@avon.org | 970-748-4023

Avon’s Town Center Parking Map

Avon, CO—Residents, guests, employees, shoppers and skiers are offered 290 public on-street and off-s...Read on...

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Posted on: February 2, 2015

The Town of Avon announces completion of the new Performance Pavilion and welcomes Audi’s Winter Dri

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For Immediate Release | January 30, 2015Contact: Virginia C. Egger, Town Manager
970-748-4452 vegger@avon.org

The Town of Avon announces completion of the new Performance Pavilion and welcomes Audi’s Winter Driving Experience as its inaugural e...Read on...

Posted on: January 28, 2015

Mikaela Shiffrin, The Mother Hips, Official 2015 Cheerleaders and Mascots Scheduled for Après Avon

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Mikaela Shiffrin, The Mother Hips, Official 2015 Cheerleaders and Mascots
Scheduled for Après Avon FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Scotty Stoughton, 970-376-1172, scotty@bonfirentertainment.comJanuary 27, 2015
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Posted on: January 22, 2015

Audi Winter Driving Experience featured at FIS Alpine World Ski Championships

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Audi Winter Driving Experience featured at FIS Alpine World Ski Championships

• Advance training offered by Audi instructors will include driving on snow and icy surfaces at Nottingham Park in Avon, Colorado
• Participants will learn how to safely man...Read on...

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Posted on: January 12, 2015

Council Work Session tomorrow on Mobile Vendor Carts, RETT and Business Licenses for Short Term Rent

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For Immediate Release | January 12, 2015
Contact: Preston Neill, Assistant to the Town Manager970-748-4404| pneill@avon.org

Avon, CO--The Town’s adopted 2015-16 Strategic Plan - Economic Development includes an action item to develop this year Town ...Read on...

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Posted on: January 12, 2015

Town of Avon releases full appraisals for the Skier Building prepared respectively for the Town of A

For Immediate Release | January 9, 2015
Contact: Virginia C. Egger, Town Manager970-748-4452 vegger@avon.org

Town of Avon releases full appraisals for the Skier Building prepared respectively for the Town of Avon and Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc...Read on...

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Posted on: January 7, 2015

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS: January 7 – 20, 2015

NEWS:
JANUARY 20th ELECTION - VOTE ON “CERTIFICATES OF PARTICIPATION” FOR FUNDING THE SKIER BUILDING – A New Town Hall on the Main Street Mall

• This is a ‘mail only’ election. Ballots are at voter mailboxes and must be returned by mail or by placeme...Read on...

Posted on: December 30, 2014

Town of Avon Readies for 2015 as Avon Road Improvement Projects Are Now Complete

For Immediate Release | December 30, 2014
Contact: Preston Neill, Executive Assistant to the Town Manager970-748-4404 | pneill@avon.org

Town of Avon Readies for 2015 as Avon Road Improvement Projects Are Now Complete
New LED streetlights improve travel safety and roundabout improvements add excitement and a sense of place as the 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships approach

Avon, CO— Timed with the 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships, the Town of Avon has invested in improvements to enhance safety, energy efficiency and streetscape elements on Avon Road, its main roadway and thoroughfare to Beaver Creek Resort. Signalized pedestrian crossings were installed at three major crosswalks and all roadway streetlights were upgraded to LED-lighting, which consumes less electrical energy and is more cost efficient to maintain. The project included replacement of thirty-two 150-watt induction streetlights light poles, and the permanent removal of an additional fourteen poles, with 75-watt LED lights. The result is an energy savings of 15,111 kilowatt hours per year. The contemporary double and single-fixture poles also advance the aesthetic of Avon’s street lighting program.

The most pronounced improvements to Avon Road, in addition to spectacular new holiday tree lighting, are the two most central roundabouts. At the intersection with east and west Beaver Creek Boulevard, the large oval roundabout’s central welcome sign has been renewed to integrate Avon’s new logo, and to more prominently recognize the Alpine World Ski Championship events held at Beaver Creek Resort. At night, the logo is backlit with LED lights, with enhanced accent lighting on the bronze sculpture, ‘Rite of Passage’, with its five spirited galloping horses.

In Avon’s most central roundabout at the Benchmark Road intersection, a contemporary installation has been erected to celebrate the 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships and to announce Avon’s “Town Center”. The composition parallels the same design themes for installations being used at Beaver Creek and Solaris Square venues for the races and awards, respectively. Approved by the Town’s Planning and Zoning Commission, the structure evokes an American Contemporary design, applying natural building materials in simple geometric forms, with new flag poles installed on the south side of the monument. The selection of raw and untreated pine beetle wood is prominent at the other venues as part of the Championships' structures and deliberately speaks to use of the locally harvested wood, acknowledging the attention warranted for sustainability in the region. In the center of the roundabout is a contemporary aluminum spire, 'Lasso', on loan from Knox Gallery. It has been placed for its symbolic fluidity and strong pinnacle formation.

“With Après Avon, being hosted throughout the Championships at the Main Street Mall, the Avon Town Council wanted to participate in the continuation of a recognizable monument which would tie into the other venues' main features,” stated Mayor Jennie Fancher. “Now installed, I have heard from those who like the work and those who do not. I feel understanding the relationship to the Beaver Creek and Vail venues as well as the use of materials having a basis in the design, can help in understanding the genesis of the roundabout feature. With that said, we are reviewing each of the elements to ensure that proportionality and finish work is the best possible for such an important location.”

The installation is temporary. Avon will conduct an extensive search for an artist to create a landmark element for the roundabout that will establish Avon's “Town Center” in a highly recognizable manner.

Mayor Fancher summarized the improvements, “Avon recognizes the prominence and excitement of the annual Birds of Prey World Cup and the 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships as major international events taking place in Beaver Creek. Our Town is the gateway to these races and an integral retail, restaurant and lodging center for residents and tourists. I am proud of the improved safety and look of Avon Road as an important avenue and place in relation to Beaver Creek."

For more information, please contact Preston Neill at pneill@avon.org or 970-748-4404.

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Posted on: December 24, 2014

Christmas Tree Disposal Offered to Avon Residents

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | December 24, 2014

Contact: Gary Padilla | Avon Public Works
970-748-4118; gpadilla@avon.org

Christmas Tree Disposal Offered to Avon Residents

Avon, CO—The Town of Avon will offer curbside Christmas tree pick-up for Avon residents from December 26, 2014 through February 1, 2015. All trees must have their lights and ornaments removed. The town will only pick up cut trees; artificial or flocked trees, wreaths or seasonal debris will not be collected.

Avon's Public Works Department will check for trees that are placed curbside on a frequent basis, but if residents would like to schedule a pick-up they may call the Public Works Department with their address and phone number. For more information or to schedule a pick pick-up, please contact Gary Padilla at 970-748-4118 or email gpadilla@avon.org.

Alternatively, residents may drop off their trees at the fire station in Eagle-Vail, at the recycle site located at the Edwards rest area, or residents may bring their Christmas trees to the landfill at no charge until February 15; recycled trees will be chipped for mulch. Thank you to Vail Honeywagon for assisting the Town of Avon in disposing the trees.Read on...

Posted on: December 22, 2014

Town of Avon Offices Closed for Christmas and New Year's

Town of Avon Offices Closed for Christmas and New Year's

The Town of Avon Municipal offices will be closed on Thursday, December 25th, and Thursday, January 1st, in observance of the Christmas and New Year's holidays.

The Avon Recreation Center (ARC) will have reduced hours over the holidays, as follows:
Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24 – Open: 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25 – Closed
New Year’s Eve, Wednesday, December 31 – Open: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. New Year’s Day, Thursday, January 1, 2015 – Open: 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Transit services will operate uninterrupted. Call 911 for police, fire or medical emergencies.

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Posted on: December 15, 2014

Town of Avon and Bonfire Entertainment Announce Musical Lineup for 12-Day Après Avon Series: An Off

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | December 11, 2015
Media Contact: Scotty Stoughton, 970-376-1172, scotty@bonfirentertainment.com

Town of Avon and Bonfire Entertainment Announce Musical Lineup for 12-Day Après Avon Series: An Official Event of the 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships

Avon, CO – The Town of Avon today announced the final musical lineup for Après Avon a spectacular event taking place each day after the races of the 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships. The free, 12-day concert and street fair will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. starting February 3 through 14, 2015. Avon’s newly unveiled Main Street Mall will once again be the site for live music, craft brews, hip cocktails, exquisite food and mesmerizing performance art. The inaugural Après Avon event was held Friday, December 5 and featured bluegrass sensation Tim Carbone from Railroad Earth with the Grant Farm. Après Avon will surprise and delight with visits by the 2015 official mascots and cheerleaders, ski racing athlete signings, including a visit by Olympic Gold Medalist Mikaela Shiffrin, distribution of the coveted AWSC pins, and other American-rooted performance art activities yet to be announced. Après Avon will serve as a spirited gathering for race spectators prior to the nightly awards ceremonies in Vail.
Bonfire Entertainment, the producers of Après Avon, have finalized the musical lineup of national and regional powerhouse bands showcasing an eclectic mix of musical styles to keep the crowds moving. The audience will be treated to the soul rock of Nicki Bluhm performing with The Mother Hips, reggae from Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, sonic funk by The Motet and the ever-popular all-female ACDC tribute band, Hell’s Belles. The full line-up is as follows:

Après Avon Musical Lineup:Tuesday, February 3: Town Calvary
Wednesday, February 4: The Travelin’ McCourysThursday, February 5: J2G Live's Love Shack performed by Fox Street & Friends
Friday, February 6: Eufórquestra Saturday, February 7 – The Mother Hips with Special Guest Nicki Bluhm
Sunday, February 8 – Giant Panda Guerilla Dub SquadMonday, February 9 – Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad
Tuesday, February 10 – The Motet Wednesday, February 11 – John Denver Tribute by The John Adams Band
Thursday, February 12 – Hell’s Belles Friday, February 13 – Brothers Keeper featuring John Popper
Saturday, February 14 – Bonfire Dub & The CongressFor more information about the Après Avon street fair and all events surrounding the 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships, visit www.vailbeavercreek2015.com.
If You Go: What: Après Avon music, food & spontaneity
Where: Main Street Mall in Avon, COWhen: February 3 – 14, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Cost: FREEMore: www.vailbeavercreek2015.com

Photo (1): The inaugural Après Avon event brought locals and visitors to Avon during the Birds of Prey World Cup races on December 5. The free concert and street fair will take place for 12 days straight during the 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships in February. Photo: Zach Mahone
Photo (2): California roots rocker Nicki Bluhm will join The Mother Hips for Après Avon on Saturday, February 7. Bluhm performed with The Mother Hips in Avon at the 2014 WinterWonderGrass music festival. Photo: Dylan Langille

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Posted on: December 9, 2014

West Avon Preserve Seasonal Trail Closures

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For Immediate Release | December 9, 2014
Contact: Matt Pielsticker, Town of Avon Planning Manager970-748-4413 | mpielsticker@avon.org

West Avon Preserve Seasonal Trail Closures
Closures will be in effect December 15 – April 15 to Protect Wildlife W...Read on...

Posted on: December 9, 2014

Guidelines and Tips for Short-term Rentals in Avon

For Immediate Release | December 8, 2014
Contacts: William Gray | Town of Avon Building Official970-748-4011; wgray@avon.org

Beth Johnson | Accounting Assistant II
970-748-4019 | salestax@avon.org

Guidelines and Tips for Short-term Rentals in ...Read on...

Posted on: December 3, 2014

Après Avon a Grand Opening Debuts on Friday with Festivities for Everyone

For Immediate Release | November 24, 2014
Contact: Susan Fairweather, Director of Economic Initiatives970-748-4072 | sfairweather@avon.org

Après Avon a Grand Opening Debuts on Friday with Festivities for Everyone

Avon, CO— Come join the festivi...Read on...

Posted on: November 25, 2014

Après Avon a Grand Opening set for December 5th

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For Immediate Release | November 24, 2014
Contact: Susan Fairweather, Director of Economic Initiatives970-748-4072 | sfairweather@avon.org

Après Avon a Grand Opening set for December 5th

Avon, CO— The Town of Avon will celebrate the opening of...Read on...

Posted on: November 25, 2014

Town of Avon Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Town of Avon Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Town of Avon Municipal offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 28 and 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular office hours will resume on Monday, December 2.
The Avon Recreation C...Read on...

Posted on: November 21, 2014

Avon Road And Bridge Reminds Residents Of Winter Snow Removal Operations

Gearing Up For Winter: Avon Road And Bridge Reminds Residents Of Winter Snow Removal Operations
Roadways will be cleared from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. Property owners are responsible for removing snow in their driveway and abutting sidewalks.

Contact: Gar...Read on...

Posted on: November 19, 2014

Town of Avon winter bus service begins next week

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For Immediate Release | November 18, 2014Contact: Jane Burden, Avon Transit Superintendent
970-748-4111 | jburden@avon.org

Town of Avon winter bus service begins next week

Avon, CO—The Town of Avon winter bus service will begin Wednesday, November 26 and continue through April 12, the end of ski season. Avon Transit provides fare-free bus and gondola service paid for by the town's General Fund. The services provided are as follows:

New This Year - The Red Line: The Red Line Shuttle services the residential areas in east Avon along Hurd Lane and US Hwy 6, the town core businesses, Wal-Mart and Home Depot, Traer Creek Plaza and the Buffalo Ridge Housing Complex. Shuttle service runs daily every 20 minutes from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. New this year - The Blue Line: The Blue Line Shuttle services the residential areas in west Avon along West Beaver Creek Blvd and US Hwy 6, the town core businesses, Wal-Mart and Home Depot and Traer Creek Plaza. Shuttle service runs daily every 20 minutes from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Black Line: The Black Line shuttle service runs daily on a 30 minute interval servicing the eastern and western residential areas, the town core businesses and the Village of Avon businesses from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.Skier Express: The Avon Skier Express offers direct service from lodges and businesses in Avon to the Westin Gondola Express, located adjacent to Avon Station, which provides direct access to the Beaver Creek Landing chairlift. Daily service is provided in 15 minute intervals from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Mid-day 30 minute service is available from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Evening Resort Shuttle: The Evening Restaurant Shuttle provides daily 30 minute service from 6 p.m. to 10p.m. beginning December 15th and continuing through April 12th.

Bus schedules may be obtained at transit stops, on all buses, local lodges, the Avon Recreation Center, and the Avon Municipal Building. For more information or questions call Avon Transit at 970-748-4120 or visit our website at www.avon.org and click on the transportation button.

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Posted on: November 19, 2014

News & Announcements for November 19 - December 3, 2014

2015 BUDGET ADOPTED - At its November 11th meeting. The Avon Town Council adopted the Town’s fiscal year 2015 budget.

-Total expenditures for 2015 equal $27,851,275, a reduction of $11,100,000 from 2014. The reduction is attributable to the completio...Read on...

Posted on: November 17, 2014

KIDS, COPS and HOOPS-Basketball with the Cops! ***FREE, FREE, FREE***

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For Immediate Release | Nov. 17, 2014

KIDS, COPS and HOOPS-Basketball with the Cops! ***FREE, FREE, FREE***

Avon, CO—Beginning December 1st, between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. every Monday night, the Avon Police Department will be hosting the 4th Annual ope...Read on...

Posted on: October 22, 2014

Avon approves purchase of the Skier Building as the Main Street Mall nears completion

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Avon approves purchase of the Skier Building as the Main Street Mall nears completion
Tours of the Skier Building and Main Street Mall to begin Tuesday

Avon, CO—The Avon Town Council approved the purchase of the 16,000 square foot “Skier Building” at...Read on...

Posted on: October 20, 2014

Avon Budget Process

The 2015 Proposed Budget has been prepared in accordance with the Town Charter and all applicable Town ordinances. In addition to the 2015 Budget, Town staff has prepared projections for a Five Year Capital Improvements Plan for investment planning in the...Read on...

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Posted on: October 20, 2014

Town of Avon-COMCAST Franchise Agreement

The purpose of a cable Franchise Agreement is to grant to a franchisee, such as COMCAST, the right to access and use Town of Avon public ways (right-of-ways) for the installation and repair of wires and other equipment, such as pedestals, for the operatio...Read on...

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Posted on: October 15, 2014

Red Canyon Students Involved In Trail Restoration On The West Avon Preserve

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Red Canyon Students Involved In Trail Restoration On The West Avon Preserve
Students re-vegetated an old motor-cross track on the slopes north of I-70

Avon, CO—On a blue-sky fall day in Avon, a group of Red Canyon High School students and teachers spe...Read on...

Posted on: October 1, 2014

Town of Avon to Dedicate New Multi-Use Trail System in West Avon Preserve

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For Immediate Release | October 2, 2014
Contact: Preston Neill, Executive Assistant to the Town Manager970-748-4404 | pneill@avon.org

Town of Avon to Dedicate New Multi-Use Trail System in West Avon Preserve
Join town officials on October 11th at...Read on...

Posted on: October 10, 2014

Town of Avon to Postpone Public Hearing on COMCAST Franchise Agreement to October 28th

For Immediate Release | October 10, 2014
Contact: Preston Neill, Executive Assistant to the Town Manager970-748-4404 | pneill@avon.org

Town of Avon to Postpone Public Hearing on COMCAST Franchise Agreement to October 28th
Town officials expected...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2014

Avon Recreation Center Annual Punch Card Sale on Now Through October 31

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For Immediate Release | October 6, 2014
Contact: Jamie Taylor, Guest Services Coordinator970-748-4060 | jtaylor@avon.org

Avon Recreation Center Annual Punch Card Sale

Avon, CO- The Avon Recreation Center (ARC) will be holding its annual punch car...Read on...

Posted on: October 3, 2014

Avon Town Council Candidate Forum Details

For Immediate Release:
Friday, October 3, 2014 Avon Town Council Candidate Forum Details

Event Schedule:
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
Avon Town Council Chambers 1 Lake Street
Avon, Colorado 81620

Public Access TV 5 and KZYR are hosting a public forum featuring candidates for the 2014 Avon Town Council election. The majority of the candidates are planning to participate in the event.

The event offers an opportunity for the Avon electorate to evaluate the candidates, who are seeking to fill four vacant position on the council. Each candidate will have equal time to answer questions on a variety of topics, which will be presented by moderator Rohn Robbins.

Topics may include the candidates’ visions for Avon's future, how the town should allocate capital improvement dollars, including the use of Certificates of Participation (COP), spending of Real Estate Transfer Taxes (RETT), programming of the new stage and how to address parking problems.

The candidates, who are seeking to fill four vacancies, may also be provided with the opportunity to draw distinctions between themselves and fellow candidates on other topics, such as increased spending for the stage on Nottingham Lake, use of COP’s, and the proposed purchase of the Skier Building.

The forum is designed to elicit spontaneous, unrehearsed answers from the candidates. Audience suggested questions should add liveliness.

Candidates will not be allowed electronics, notes or smart phones. This will test the candidates’ ability to respond to questions from the public in their day-to-day interactions, whether in council chambers, at the post office, or the grocery store.

This forum is a stark contrast to predictable formats where the public is asked to decide which candidates to support after listening to written response after written response, full of facts and figures from candidate after candidate, providing little insight into what makes the candidate tick. Just think of all the memorable quotes from the last Republican Primary Presidential debates we would have missed had Rick Perry been permitted to take his notes to the podium.

A live radio broadcast of the event will be available on KZYR (97.7 FM). PATV5’s live television coverage is available over the internet at www.publicaccess5.org. Both begin at 7 p.m.

The forum will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8 in Avon Town Council chambers at 1 Lake Street, Avon, Colorado. Elections will be held Tuesday, Nov. 4 in Avon Town Council chambers, or by mail. Mail-in-ballots will be sent to all registered voters the week of Oct. 14.

Mr. Robbins practices law in the valley. He is the founder and chairman of the Vail Valley Charitable Fund, chairman of the Vail Symposium, and writes the weekly Vail Law column for the Vail Daily.

The schedule for the candidate forum on Oct. 8 is as follows:

6:15 p.m. Drawing of names for the forum seating order
6:30 p.m. Informal meet & greet 7 to 8 p.m. Live radio broadcast on KZYR (97.7 FM) and live video internet coverage on PATV5 (www.publicaccess5.org)
8 to 8:30 p.m. Questions from the audience with continued coverage on PATV5 8:30 to 9 p.m. Informal, post-forum social

For questions about the forum, please contact the organizers:
J.K. Perry Public Access TV 5 Executive Director
Vailchan5@comcast.net

Rohn Robbins Moderator robbins@slblaw.com

Amy Phillips Public Access TV 5
President 970-331-1645
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Posted on: September 30, 2014

3rd Annual WinterWonderGrass Music and Brew Festival returns to Nottingham Park in Avon, Colorado –F

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For Immediate Release | September 30, 2014
Jennifer Brazill | WinterWonderGrass 415.871.3253 | jennifer@bonfirentertainment.com

3rd Annual WinterWonderGrass Music and Brew Festival returns to Nottingham Park in Avon, Colorado –February 20th-22nd, 20...Read on...

Posted on: September 30, 2014

Shiffrin unveils Mikaela Way

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AVON — Mikaela Shiffrin saw how hard it was raining Monday and thought no one would show up for her street dedication ceremony.

Shiffrin’s fans have proven, however, that they’ll show her support in any conditions.

“Having the young ski racers out t...Read on...

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Posted on: September 23, 2014

You are Invited to Join Mikaela Shiffrin for Street Dedication Next Monday

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For Immediate Release | September 19, 2014
Contact: Susan Fairweather, Director of Economic Development970-478-4072 | sfairweather@avon.org

Town of Avon to dedicate “Mikaela Way” in Avon

Avon, CO— The Town of Avon will honor Olympic Gold Medalis...Read on...

Posted on: June 20, 2011

Xcel Energy: June 20 Weekly Construction Update

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Construction began on Monday, May 16, and weekly construction schedules updates are posted on Mondays. Please note that inclement weather may impact the upcoming project schedule. Work on U.S. Highway 6 occurs in the outside, west-bound lane. ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 8, 2015

Avon Police Department Promotes Coby Cosper to Sergeant

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Avon Police Department Promotes Coby Cosper to Sergeant

For Immediate Release | July 9, 2010
Contact: Robert Ticer, Chief of Police970-748-4040 | rticer@avon.org

Avon, CO—On Tuesday, July 7, 2015, the Avon Police Department promoted Officer Cob...Read on...

Posted on: May 8, 2015

Don’t Get A Ticket! Buckle Up Avon!

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Don’t Get A Ticket! Buckle Up Avon!
The Avon Police Department is participating in a Click it or Ticket Campaign, May 11 – May 31, 2015

For Immediate Release | May 8, 2015Contact: Chief Robert L. Ticer | (970)-748-4040

Avon, CO—Avoid being pulled over Avon. Make sure you wear your seat belt! Avon Police Department will be participating in a three week Click-It-or-Ticket campaign starting May 11 through May 31. During the enforcement period, if drivers are not wearing a seat belt, they will get a ticket; Avon Police will not be issuing warnings. Avon and Colorado law requires all drivers as well as front seat occupants to wear seat belts. The minimum fine is $65 per violation. The driver is also responsible for properly restraining young passengers in the front and back seats. The minimum fine for violating the state's child-passenger safety law is $82.

Avon Police Department received a grant from the Nation Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to participate in the Click-It-or-Ticket program. A requirement of the program is to issue citations to anyone violating seat belt laws. The goal of the program is to increase seat belt use and to save lives. Wearing a seatbelt can decrease your chances of being ejected from a vehicle and increase your chances of surviving a crash. If involved in a collision, an air bag can only protect you if you remain in a vehicle.

“It only takes two seconds to buckle up and that two seconds can change the lives of the ones you love forever. Seat belt use has an impact on everyone in your life. As a mother, I urge you to start the habit of buckling up with your children to keep them safe throughout their lives,” says Amy Nichols, a mother of unrestrained victim killed in a car crash.

Surveys of seat belt usage throughout Avon conducted on May 6, showed 89.75 percent seatbelt usage. Avon Police hope to bring this rate up substantially after the Click-It-or-Ticket campaign. Unlike in other communities, not wearing a seat belt in Avon is a primary violation, meaning that people can get pulled over for not using their seat belts.

Click-it-or-Ticket is a nationwide campaign from the NHTSA. Since the campaign started in Colorado in 2002, seat belt use has increased from 72 percent to 80.9 percent, and unrestrained deaths have declined by 56 percent. Funding for the Click it or Ticket Campaign is provided through a federal grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT).

Please buckle-up, drive safe, and, if you choose to drink, don’t drive!

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Posted on: April 29, 2015

The Avon Police Department is participating in a Click it or Ticket Campaign, May 11 – May 31, 2015

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For Immediate Release | April 28, 2015
Contact: Chief Robert L. Ticer | (970)-748-4040

The Avon Police Department is participating in a Click it or Ticket Campaign, May 11 – May 31, 2015

Avon, CO—Time to buckle up Avon. Beginning May 11th, the Avon Police Department will be participating in a three-week seat belt compliance campaign in an effort to increase seat belt use and save lives. Wearing a seatbelt can decrease your chances of being ejected from a vehicle and surviving a crash. If involved in a collision, an air bag can only protect you if you remain in a vehicle. Colorado law requires all drivers as well as front seat occupants to wear seat belts. The minimum fine is $65 per violation. The driver is also responsible for properly restraining young passengers in the front and back seats. The minimum fine for violating the state's child-passenger safety law is $82.

“It only takes two seconds to buckle up and that two seconds can change the lives of the ones you love forever. Seat belt use has an impact on everyone in your life-as a mother, I urge you to start the habit of buckling up with your children to keep them safe throughout their lives,” says Amy Nichols, a mother of unrestrained victim killed in a car crash.

Click it or Ticket is a nationwide campaign from the Nation Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Since the campaign started in Colorado in 2002, seat belt use has increased from 72 percent to 80.9 percent, and unrestrained deaths have declined by 56 percent. Funding for the Click it or Ticket Campaign is provided through a federal grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT).

Please buckle-up, drive safe, and, if you choose to drink, don’t drive!

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