VAIL — On April 6, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Vail Mountain Security, reporting a theft.
An employee said that sometime between 11:30 a.m. April 4 and 11 a.m. April 6, two cameras were stolen. Both cameras were taken from aluminum housings on the Adventure Ridge tubing hill.
The cameras are Nikon S300 digital SLR cameras and are valued at about $4,000 each.
Vail Resorts is offering up to a $4,000 reward, in addition to the Eagle County Crime Stoppers award for information leading to an arrest and the return of the cameras.
If you have information about the suspects or the crime, call the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office at 970-328-8500, Eagle County Crime Stoppers at 970-328-7007 or 800-972-TIPS, submit your tip online at www.tipsubmit.com or text STOPCRIME plus your message to CRIMES.
Cleanup May 6-10
Cleanup week for Avon residents is May 6-10. If you have unwanted materials, including large items such as washers, dryers or furniture, now is the time to throw them away. Removal is free.
Starting May 6, Avon residents can contact the Avon Public Works Department to schedule a pickup. A crew will come to your home to pick up the materials between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. Items must be placed curb side.
Tires, construction trash and hazardous waste items including paint, motor oil and batteries are not acceptable. Refrigerators or freezers are not, but can be taken to the landfill for recycling as long as the refrigerant has been removed.
Vail Honeywagon will donate a dumpster for use at Avon’s Swift Gulch facility.
The landfill is offering a punch card for disposing of spring cleanup waste. For more information about the punch card, call 970-328-3470. For more information on Avon cleanup week, call 970-748-4118.
‘Ready, Set, Go!’ coming soon
Fire agencies in Eagle County will join together to share critical information on how to best prepare and protect private property at risk for wildfire. A series of community preparedness meetings have been scheduled for May and June to educate citizens on the “Ready, Set, Go!” initiative, a national program developed by the International Association of Fire Chiefs. Dates are:
• May 16, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Brush Creek Pavilion in Eagle, hosted by the Greater Eagle Fire Protection District.
• May 22, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Gypsum Fire Station in Gypsum, hosted by Gypsum Fire Protection District.
• June 5, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Eagle-Vail Pavilion, hosted by the Eagle River Fire Protection District.
• June 23, 9 to 11 a.m., McCoy Rodeo Grounds, hosted by the Rock Creek Volunteer Fire Department.
• June 26, 6 to 8:30 p.m., West Vail Fire Station in Vail, hosted by Vail Fire and Emergency Services.
The sessions are free and community members are welcome to attend. In addition to the fire agencies, sponsors of the program include American Red Cross, Avon Police Department, Colorado State Forest Service, Eagle Police Department, Vail Police Department, SteamMaster and Eagle County.