Can Vail balance locals, second home owners?

By scott miller

VAIL — A mid-May evening drive through most neighborhoods shows most homes with their lights on. The same drive in Vail would be different and darker.Vail has long struggled with the number of homes in town owned by people who don’t spend most of their time there. In the 1990s, the touted number was 75 percent or so. The intervening years have improved the situation, but not by much.The most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau, from 2014, indicates that just one-third of all the town’s housing units are occupied by full-time residents. That’s down from the 1990s, but …

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