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APRIL 26th: 
ERWC's 14th annual Community Pride Highway Cleanup
presented by Vail Resorts Echo: "As the snow melts along our local highways, hundreds of volunteers will again team up to remove the tons of trash left behind from a busy winter. In what has become thestate's largest highway cleanup, 138 miles of the valley's main highways (I-70, Hwys 6, 24 and 131) will be lined with orange bags of trash collected by local volunteers. This year the Eagle River Watershed Council's Community Pride Highway Clean Up will be held on Saturday, April 26th, from 9 a.m. to noon. After the cleanup, volunteers and their families are invited to a Thank You BBQ at the Broken Arrow Restaurant from noon to 2 pm featuring live music, beer from Crazy Mountain Brewery and delicious food prepared by the Arrowhead Alpine Club!"
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The Minturn Saloon 
is the Vail valley's most historic restaurant. The Saloon's building dates back to 1901. During the last one hundred years it has been, at one time or another, home to various taverns, restaurants and even back room gambling for railroaders. 
Skiing Magazine has dubbed the Saloon "...the unofficial end of the Minturn Mile" for out of bounds Vail skiers. And because of this, on any given night in the middle of winter you might see innumerable skis and snowboards lining the outside of the Saloon. 
Owners Steve Campbell and Andy Kaufman have been in the restaurant business in the Vail area since the mid 1970's and have operated the Minturn Saloon proudly since 1986. When they bought the Minturn Saloon, along with Bobby Pelz and Doug Newhouse back in July of 1986, "behind the scenes" renovations were begun. The recipes and menu were enhanced, the memorabilia collection expanded, and the kitchen improved. The Minturn Saloon is now considered one of the landmark restaurants in the Vail/Beaver Creek area. 

  • 2014 dates: Every Saturday, June 14 to Sept 6
  • Vendor registration is open. Click here to become a vendor.
  • Become a volunteer. More info.

The Planning Department is busy designing the 'History Walk in the Park' at Eagle Park.  The project is being funded through a grant.  A large component of the project is the design and installation of custom public restrooms.   Utilizing local artists and builders, the facilities will have a unique quality.  The project includes signs telling the story of Minturn's rich history and environmental restoration projects through the years.  The last phase of the project is to design and build the outdoor classroom and picnic area.  This area can be used for small class groups for outdoor education programs.  It can also be used for visitors and locals as a picnic area or resting place after tubing the river.

The big project this summer is for Town residents to participate in the revision of the Minturn Community Master Plan.  In the coming months we will be posting Town meetings to gather local input to be integrated into the new plan.  



There have been many changes over the past several months at the Minturn Police Department.  The Town wanted to reassure citizens, business owners and visitors that you still have police services provided to you for your protection and assistance.  At this time, the Eagle County Sheriff's Office is providing coverage a few hours per day in addition to responding to calls for service/assistance twenty-four hours per day/seven days per week.  The Town Council is working on securing full-time, permanent police services coverage.  Once this has been secured and finalized, an announcement will be made to the public. 


If you are in need of emergency police services, please call 911. Should you need non-emergency police services, please telephone (970) 479-2201 (Non-emergency number for the Dispatch Communication Center). When you call this number, you will speak with a Dispatcher, who can then directly connect you with an Eagle County Sheriff's Deputy for assistance.


The Minturn Municipal Court is still operating the fourth Thursday of the month, beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers.  Should you have any Municipal Court or Police Records questions, please do not hesitate contacting Lisa Osborne at (970) 827-5645, extension 105, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.



Spring Run-off

Early Spring mode means not much snow plowing or hauling, but we are starting to gear up for Spring run-off of the Eagle River and Cross Creek river.  Anticipating high water this Spring run-off, we will be placing a sand pile and sand bags for Minturn residents who live along the river. You can fill sand bags at Little Beach Park upper parking lot. We have also prepared four pallets of sand bags for the parks next to the river. 


Waterline Trench

We will be digging a trench to connect to our waterline at Little Beach Park. In addition, a two inch waterline under Cemetery Bridge has been replaced. 


Recycling Reminder

You can recycle all metals and appliances at the Public Works recycle bin. 



CLERK'S OFFICE: Candidate Questionnaires

Click the candidate's name to view the questionnaire 



Town Mayor Candidates

Hawkeye Flaherty


Town Council Candidates

Earle Bidez

Shelley Bellm (no questionnaire submitted)


Voting & Election Information:

If you have any questions concerning town elections, your voter registration or FCPA reporting please do not hesitate to contact Town Clerk Jay Brunvand at (970) 827-5645 or by email,


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This newsletter is created by the Town of Minturn in conjunction with Downtown Minturn to inform residents and visitors about the Town of Minturn, Colorado.